Faculty, Students and Staff

Faculty Adjunct Faculty Emeritus Faculty Research Scientists PhD Students MSc Students Staff

 

 

John Ayer

John Ayer

Associate MERC Director

T. 705.675.1151 ext. 2249


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Pouran Behnia

GIS Specialist, MERC / Metal Earth

E: pbehnia@laurentian.ca


Anthony E. Beswick

Anthony E. Beswick

Professor Emeritus Igneous Petrology

Igneous Petrology, Professor Emeritus, BSc PhD DIC (London)


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Shalaila Bhalla

MSc Geology Student

Structural controls on gold mineralization of the Ormaque deposit, Val-d'Or, Quebec Location: WGMC, 6th floor, 6045



Patrick Bovingdon

MSc Geology Student

Tectonothermal history, geochronology and phase equilibria of the Rae basement in an area north of the Fury and Hecla Strait on Baffin Island, Canada


Sean Brace

Sean Brace

MSc Geology Student, Metal Earth

Syenite-associated gold mineralization along the Lincoln-Nippissing Shear which is south of the Larder Lake-Cadillac Deformation Zone



Lynn Bulloch

Promotions and Communications Manager

Email: le_bulloch@laurentian.ca / Phone 705-675-1151 x2013 / Office 8th Floor WGMC, B8032


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Ian Campos, P.Geo.

MSc Geology Student

Structural controls and auriferous alteration characteristics, Magino gold deposit, Wawa Subprovince, northern Ontario


Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter

MSc Geology (Thesis)

Understanding the nature and controls on Ni, Co, and PGE mineralization by focusing on the petrography, geochemistry, and mineralogy of the Crawford intrusive complex.



Saeid Cheraghi

Research Associate, Metal Earth

Email: scheraghi@laurentian.ca


Paul Copper

Paul Copper

Professor Emeritus Paleobiology

Paleobiology, Professor Emeritus, BA MA Saskatchewan, PhD DIC London


Jessica Daniel

Jessica Daniel

MSc candidate Geology

FROM: Ottawa, Ontario GRADUATED FROM: University of British Columbia, Vancouver SPECIALITY: mineral exploration CURRENT RESEARCH: TBD SUPERVISOR: TBD



Fabiano Della-Justina

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits Precambrian Geology, Metal Earth

Integrated 2D and 3D geophysical and geological modelling of Metal Earth's Matheson transect.



David Downie

MSc Geology Student

Intrusion-related gold systems in the western Wabigoon subprovince; Investigations of the Lost Lake area, ON



Mohamed Farhat

MSc Geology Student

Structural Geology and Stratigraphy of the Steep Rock Lake Greenstone Belt, Atikokan, Northwestern Ontario


Gabrielle Fouillard

Gabrielle Fouillard

MSc Geology Student

The Archean Hammond Reef deposit: the formation of an orogenic gold deposit in a contractional step-over-zone along a major strike-slip fault system


Carol-Anne Genereux

Carol-Anne Généreux

PhD candidate in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Structural, metamorphic and lithological controls on low-sulphide PGE mineralization in the southwest Sudbury impact structure



Harold L. Gibson

Professor Emeritus of Volcanology and Ore Deposits

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2371; Email: HGibson@laurentian.ca



Anna Haataja

MSc Geology Student

The timing and type of metamorphism of the Wabigoon Subprovince near Geraldton, Ontario


Evan Hall

Evan Hall

MSc Geology Student

Structural and Stratigraphic Controls on Gold Mineralization, Ulu Project, High Lake Greenstone Belt, Nunavut, Canada


Bruce Jago

Bruce Jago

Faculty Member, Ore Deposit Geology

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 7227; Email: BJago@laurentian.ca


Richard S. James

Richard S. James

Professor Emeritus Metamorphic Petrology

Metamorphic Petrology, Professor Emeritus, BSc MSc McMaster, PhD Manchester



Tramaine James

MSc Geology Student

The Toroparu Au-Cu Deposit, Guyana, South America; Paragenesis and Structural Controls on Mineralization



Hossein Jodeiri-Akbari-Fam

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Developing Multi-Focusing seismic imaging of geological structures in the Abitibi and Wabigoon geological sub-provinces


Pedro J. Jugo

Pedro J. Jugo

Associate Professor of Igneous Petrology; BSc Program Coordinator; Director of the Harquail School of Earth Sciences

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2106; Email: PJugo@laurentian.ca


Reid R. Keays

Reid R. Keays

Professor Emeritus Economic Geology

Economic Geology, Professor Emeritus, BSc (Geol Eng) Queen's, PhD McMaster


Daniel J. Kontak

Daniel J. Kontak

Professor of Ore Deposit Geology

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2352; Email: DKontak@laurentian.ca



Klaus Kuster

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits Precambrian Geology, Metal Earth

Petrogenesis and Metallogenesis of Polymetallic Cr-Ni-Cu-PGE Systems in the Superior Province, Canada


Natalie Lafleur-Roy

Natalie Lafleur-Roy

Administrative & Finance Manager, MERC / Metal Earth

T. 705.675.1151 ext. 2339


Bruno Lafrance

Bruno Lafrance

Professor of Structural Geology, Metal Earth Associate Director

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2264; Email: BLafrance@laurentian.ca



Michael Langa

PhD candidate in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Petrology and mineral chemistry of chromitite seams of the Platreef, Bushveld, South Africa: Looking for geochemical markers to identify and differentiate among chromitite cycles


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Gaëtan Launay

Research Associate with Metal Earth

Email: glaunay@laurentian.ca As a Research Associate for the Metal Earth project at Laurentian University, I have been in charge of the research activities carried out on the Rainy River greenstone belt, and more recently, the Timmins project.



Derek Leung

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

All that glitters is gold? The spectroscopy, trace-element chemistry, genesis, and exploration implications of green micas associated with gold deposits


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Haiming Liu

Research Associate

Dr. Haiming Liu is currently working at Laurentian University (Canada) as a research associate with Dr. Ross Sherlock on the Metal Earth project. Haiming uses various machine learning techniques to analyze multivariate geoscience datasets as applied to ore systems.



Théo Lombard

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Mineral exploration footprints of crustal-scale deformation zones in Neoarchean greenstone belts, Canada


Darrel G.F. Long

Darrel G.F. Long

Professor Emeritus Sedimentology

Professor, BSc Hons Leicester, MSc PhD Western; Sedimentology


Yiguan Lu

Yiguan Lu

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of the Jinbaoshan Pt-Pd deposit and Baimazhai Ni-Cu deposit, Ailaoshan orogenic belt, Yunnan province, SW China



Jeffrey Marsh

Post-Doctoral Fellow & LA-ICP-MS Laboratory Director

Email: JMarsh@laurentian.ca



Amokelani Mavundza

MSc Geology Student

Characterize the observed airborne magnetic signal from felsic-intermediate intrusions in the western Wabigoon subprovince using magnetic susceptibility, petrography, geochemistry


Andrew M. McDonald

Andrew M. McDonald

Professor of Mineralogy, Director of the Microanalytical Centre

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2266; Email: AMcdonald@laurentian.ca



Dylan McKevitt

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Localization of Ni-Cu-(PGE) mineralization in an early Proterozoic trans-crustal dike-sill-lava channel system, Cape Smith Belt, Nunavik


Rebecca Montsion

Rebecca Montsion

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Factors contributing to metal endowment in the western Wabigoon and southern Abitibi subprovinces: a mineral prospectivity modelling approach for Precambrian greenstone belts


Blake Arthur Mowbray

Blake Mowbray

MSc Geology (Thesis)

Supracrustal stratigraphy, mineralogy, mineralisation, metamorphism, alteration and structure of the Jefferson Prospect, Swayze Greenstone Belt, ON



Kristine Nymoen

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Origin, petrogenesis and architecture of the southern Superior crust in space and time: Implications for large-scale mineral endowment.



Ruth Orlóci-Goodison

MSc Geology Student

Characterization of the structural controls on emplacement and geometry of the Upper Beaver Au-Cu-(Mo) deposit near Larder Lake, ON



Stéphane Perrouty

Assistant Professor of Precambrian Geology; Geology MSc (Thesis and Applied) Program Coordinator

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2212; Email: SPerrouty@laurentian.ca


Jérémie Pfister

Jérémie Pfister

PhD candidate in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Integrated Stable Isotopic, Mineralogical and Textural Studies of the LCT Little Nahanni Pegmatite Group in the NWT, Canada: Implications for the Magmatic-Hydrothermal Transition and Rare-metal (Li-Ta-Sn) Mineralization


Adrian Rehm

Adrian Rehm

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Project: Metamorphic evolution, fluid production, and evaluation of synmetamorphic gold mobility in the Quetico metasedimentary belt, ON


Eric Roots

Eric Roots

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Interpretation of Metal Earth magnetotelluric data



Colin Ross

MSc candidate Geology

Tectonomagmatic history and ore-forming triggers at the Titiribi and La Mina porphyry-epithermal deposits, Colombia


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Kirk Ross

SEM Lab Technician

My interests include compositional and structural characterization of natural and synthetic phases and phase mixtures by XRF, XRD, SEM-EDS and EPMA-EDS/WDS methods. Office location: WGMC A8056 Email:kross@laurentian.ca


Don H. Rousell

Don H. Rousell

Professor Emeritus Structural Geology

Structural Geology; Professor Emeritus; BSc Manitoba, MSc British Columbia, PhD Manitoba


Kate Rubingh

Kate Rubingh

Research Associate, Metal Earth

Email: KX_Rubingh@laurentian.ca


Marina Schofield

Marina Schofield

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Volcanic reconstruction and evolution of the Powell Block: Implications for Au Metallogenesis in Au-rich VMS deposits of the Blake River Group, Rouyn Noranda, QC


Ross Sherlock

Ross Sherlock

Chair in Exploration Targeting; Director of MERC and Metal Earth

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2379; Email: RSherlock@laurentian.ca


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Jack Simmons

Post-doctoral Fellow

Email jsimmons@laurentian.ca Phone 705-675-1151 x2374 / Office 6th Floor WGMC, B6030



Connor Small

MSc Geology Student

The Rundle Intrusive Complex, Abitibi Greenstone Belt: Investigating Oxidation Processes Related to Gold Mineralization in an Archean Alkaline Intrusive Setting


Richard S. Smith

Richard Smith

Professor of Geophysics; Industrial Research Chair in Exploration Geophysics

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2364; Email: RSSmith@laurentian.ca



Graeme A. Spiers

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Geoscience; Director of the Elliot Lake Research Field Station (ELRFS)

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 5087; Email: GSpiers@laurentian.ca



Keaton Strongman

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Metallogeny of the Onaman-Tashota Greenstone Belt, Eastern Wabigoon Domain, Northern Ontario


Jonathan Sutton

Jonathan Sutton

PhD candidate Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

VMS deposits and their spatiotemporal relationships with a synvolcanic intrusion in the Duprat-Montbray formation, lower Blake River group, Abitibi Greenstone belt, ON



Michael Tamosauskas

MSc candidate Geology

Depositional history and gold potential of the Ament Bay assemblage in the Sturgeon Lake greenstone belt, Northwestern Ontario



Phil C. Thurston

Professor of Precambrian Geology (Adjunct, in residence)

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2372; Email: PThurston@laurentian.ca



Douglas K. Tinkham

Associate Professor of Metamorphic Petrology

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2270; Email: DTinkham@laurentian.ca


Mihir Trivedi, Metal Earth student researcher

Mihir Trivedi

MSc Computational Science (Bharti School of Engineering)

Analytical comparison between semi-barren Swayze greenstone belt and the fertile Larder Lake belt with semi-supervised and supervised machine learning algorithms


Györgyi Tuba

Györgyi Tuba

Research Associate with Metal Earth

Email: GTuba@laurentian.ca


Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth C. Turner

Professor of Carbonate Sedimentology and Invertebrate Paleontology

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2267; Email: ETurner@laurentian.ca



Rajesh Vayavur

Research Associate, Metal Earth

Email: RVayavur@laurentian.ca


Lianna Vice, MSc, PGeo, PhD Student

Lianna Vice

PhD Student

Defining the supracrustal stratigraphy and structural evolution of the northeastern Michipicoten greenstone belt


Brian Villamizar

Brian Villamizar

PhD candidate Geophysics at UWO

Full-waveform inversion in crystalline environments


Robert E. Whitehead

Robert E. Whitehead

Professor Emeritus Exploration Geochemistry

Exploration Geochemistry, Professor Emeritus; BSc Mount Allison, PhD New Brunswick


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