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Rebecca Hunter

Rebecca Hunter

PhD candidate in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Geological Investigation of Uranium Mineralization along the Qavvik-Tatiggaq Trend, northeast Thelon Basin, Nunavut


FROM: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; GRADUATED FROM: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (BSc); University of Regina, Regina, SK (MSc); CURRENT RESEARCH: Geological Investigation of Uranium Mineralization along the Qavvik-Tatiggaq Trend, northeast Thelon Basin, Nunavut; SUPERVISOR: Dr. Bruno Lafrance

I am a geologist with over 12 years’ experience in uranium exploration. The majority of my experience was managing Cameco Corporation’s Turqavik-Aberdeen exploration project in the northeast Thelon Basin area from 2006 to 2014. Two new high-grade, unconformity-related uranium discoveries (Tatiggaq and Qavvik), as well as numerous zones of anomalous alteration and structural complexity were found during my tenure as Project Geologist. These mineralized zones and the poorly understood geological and structural framework of the Aberdeen Lake area became the basis of my current Ph.D. study.

Publications:
Hunter, R.C., Lafrance, B., Heaman, L.M., Zaluski, G., Thomas, D. (Accepted November, 2017). Geology, lithogeochemistry and new LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology of the Aberdeen Lake area, Nunavut: new insights into the Neoarchean tectonic evolution of the central Rae Domain. Precambrian Research.

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • Harquail School of Earth Sciences Alumni and Friends Reception

    Monday, March 2nd
    Time: 07:00pm - 09:00pm
    Location: Hotel Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3, Canada


  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Tuesday, March 31st
    Time: 09:30am - 04:30pm
    Location: Laurentian University - Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Willet Green Miller Centre, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada


  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Wednesday, April 1st
    Time: 09:30am - 04:30pm
    Location: Laurentian University - Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Willet Green Miller Centre, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada


  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Thursday, April 2nd
    Time: 09:30am - 04:30pm
    Location: Laurentian University - Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Willet Green Miller Centre, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada


  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Friday, April 3rd
    Time: 09:30am - 04:30pm
    Location: Laurentian University - Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Willet Green Miller Centre, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada


  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Saturday, April 4th
    Time: 09:30am - 04:30pm
    Location: Laurentian University - Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Willet Green Miller Centre, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada


  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Sunday, April 5th
    Time: 09:30am - 04:30pm
    Location: Laurentian University - Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Willet Green Miller Centre, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada


  • Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

    Monday, April 6th
    Time: 09:30am - 04:30pm
    Location: Laurentian University - Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Willet Green Miller Centre, 935 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada