The Harquail School of Earth Sciences and the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) have three new career and research opportunities.
Pretium Exploration-Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) Post Doctoral Fellow
Start Date: June 2018
Pretium Exploration is expanding its exploration program to include volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits within Jurassic arc volcanic rocks of the Upper Hazelton Group, which hosts the past-producing, gold-rich, Eskay Creek VMS deposit (3.3Mt, 45 g/t Au, 2,224 g/t Ag) located 25 km northwest of Pretium’s new Brucejack gold mine. The Pretium Exploration – MERC PDF will be an integral member of Pretium’s exploration team and will be responsible for reconstructing the volcanic, tectonic and mineralization history of the Jurassic volcanic arc and its subsequent accretion. Integral to this research is the construction of volcanic architecture models that will assist Pretium to develop VMS targets on their 12,000-km2 Bowser property located 50 km north of Stewart BC, within the Stikine terrane. Opportunities to investigate the complete Hazelton arc stratigraphy and relationship to the Brucejack epithermal and porphyry ore systems will depend upon results.
Metal Earth M.Sc. Oxygen fugacity and volatile content of late Abitibian magmas
Project start: September 2018
Closing July 1st, 2018
Metal Earth M.Sc. in Exploration Geochemistry and Mineral Prospectivity
Project start: Fall 2018/Winter 2019
Metal Earth is seeking a motivated MSc student with GIS and geospatial analysis experience, to begin data analytics work in the fall of 2018 or winter 2019. A key objective of the Data Analytics component of the Metal Earth project is to develop data processing workflows for information fusion and integration, to propose alternative targeting solutions based on machine learning and statistical modeling of available multidisciplinary data. This MSc project fulfills the need for advanced geochemical data processing of available lake sediment data, as part of a regional scale mineral prospectivity study focused on the eastern termination of the Superior province.