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Welcome to the Mineral Exploration Research Centre

The Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) is an exploration geoscience centre focused on Precambrian ore systems research, education, and exploration methodology and targeting. It is a semi-autonomous research centre at Laurentian University (LU) that is affiliated with the Department of Earth Sciences (DES) and one of seven mining-related research centres and departments at LU that form an integral part of the Goodman School of Mines. For more information about MERC, please contact the MERC Director Dr Harold Gibson or Associate Director Dr John Ayer.

Memberships

MERC membership provides varying levels of benefits, including access to a Members-Only area of the website that contains copies of recent publications, reports, power point presentations, workshops, posters and the CV’s of all undergraduate and graduate students for download. To sign up now,  click here.

Courses

 MERC offers a range of modular courses for professional geologists and graduate students. To view the list, click here.