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Stéphane Perrouty

Assistant Professor of Precambrian Geology, Coordinator of the MSc Geology program

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


At Laurentian University since January 2018 as Assistant Professor of Precambrian Geology, Stéphane's multidisciplinary research involves structural geology, mineralogy, lithogeochemistry, applied geophysics, and three-dimensional modeling to understand tectonic processes associated with Precambrian ore deposits. Field geology is a key component of his research and he is currently participating in large collaborative projects in Canada and West-Africa.

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2013-2017) - Western University, Canada
B.Sc. (2006), M.Sc. (2008), PhD (2012) - University of Toulouse, France

Courses

GEOL 4016 - Precambrian Geology

GEOL 3006 - Field Geology ||

Stéphane is a field structural geologist who extensively uses mineralogical, lithogeochemical, and geophysical tools. Building two/three-dimensions, multi-scales, multi-parameters, GIS and models of Precambrian regions is common in his research. These models help in visualizing interactions between structures and mineralized/altered domains, and support further geological integration and prospectivity analyses.

The main objective of his research is to characterize the favorable settings to develop Precambrian ore deposits, from the crustal to the outcrop scales, and from the Archean to the Proterozoic eons. Stéphane obtained his PhD in 2012 from the University of Toulouse (France) working on the structural evolution of one of the world most productive greenstone belt: the Ashanti Belt in Ghana, West-Africa. He subsequently held a post-doctoral research associate position at Western University for five years, working on the world-class Canadian Malartic gold deposit footprint. He is currently involved in the NSERC-CMIC Exploration Footprints (cmic-footprints.laurentian.ca), the AMIRA West African Exploration Initiative (www.tectonique.net/waxi3), and the Metal Earth project.

 

Areas Of Expertise

Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Lithogeochemistry, Applied Geophysics

 

Research Themes

Ore Deposits and Mineral ExplorationStructure & Tectonics

PhD Students

Rebecca Montsion, in progress (Perrouty, Lindsay, Jessell, Sherlock)

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

 

MSc Students

Kendra Zammit, in progress (Perrouty, Frieman)

Comparative structural analysis of gold-mineralized deformation zones in the western Wabigoon Subprovince, Ontario

 

David Downie, in progress (Perrouty, Frieman)

The potential for intrusion-related gold systems in the western Wabigoon subprovince: investigations of the North Boyer Lake area, Ontario

 

Amokelani Mavundza, in progress (Perrouty, Frieman)

Emplacement history and internal structure of the Revell Batholith, western Wabigoon subprovince, Ontario

 

BSc Students

Lauren Norenberg, BSc Queen’s University, 2020 (Godin, Perrouty, Frieman)

Structural controls of gold mineralization at the Van Horne prospect, Dryden, Ontario

 

Jordan Peterzon, BSc Queen’s University, 2020 (Layton-Matthews, Perrouty, Frieman)

Alteration geochemistry and paragenesis of gold mineralization at the Van Horne prospect, Dryden, Ontario

 

Brandon Smith, BSc Laurentian University, 2019 (Perrouty, Montsion)

3D fault network in the western Wabigoon subprovince: implications for orogenic gold prospectivity

 

Katharina Holt, BSc Queen’s University, 2019 (Godin, Perrouty, Frieman)

Kinematic history of the Manitou-Dinorwic Deformation Zone, and implications for mineral exploration in the western Wabigoon subprovince, Ontario

 

Neera Sundaralingam, BSc Western University, 2016 (Linnen, Perrouty)

Vein pyrite composition as a potential vector for defining the Canadian Malartic Footprint, Québec

 

Natalie Blacklock, BSc Queen’s University, 2015 (Olivo, Perrouty)

Vein characterization using structural controls and petrographic analysis at Cartier Zone, Canadian Malartic Footprint, Québec

Publications

25) Whole-rock δ18O and δ2H footprint of the Canadian Malartic gold deposit, Pontiac Subprovince, Québec, Canada, Thomas Raskevicius, Georges Beaudoin, Kurt T. Kyser, Stéphane Perrouty, Nicolas Gaillard, 2019, Mineralium Deposita, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-019-00919-y

24) Using hyperspectral imaging to vector towards mineralization at the Canadian Malartic gold deposit, Québec, Canada, Philip Lypaczewski, Benoit Rivard, Nicolas Gaillard, Stéphane Perrouty, Nicolas Piette-Lauzière, Charles L. Bérubé, Robert L. Linnen, 2019, Ore Geology Reviews, 111, in press, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.102945

23) The timing and extent of prograde metamorphism in the Pontiac Subprovince, Superior Craton: implications for Archean geodynamics and gold mineralization, Nicolas Piette-Lauzière, Carl Guilmette, Audrey Bouvier, Stéphane Perrouty, Pierre Pilote, Nicolas Gaillard, Philip Lypaczewski, Robert L. Linnen, Gema R. Olivo, 2019, Precambrian Research, 320, 111-136, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.10.016

22) Expanding the size of multi-parameter metasomatic footprints in gold exploration: utilization of mafic dykes in the Canadian Malartic district, Québec, Canada, Stéphane Perrouty, Robert L. Linnen, Michael C. Lesher, Gema R. Olivo, Stephen J. Piercey, Nicolas Gaillard, James R. Clark, Randy J. Enkin, 2019, Mineralium Deposita, 54, 5, 761-786, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00126-018-0829-x

21) Geophysical inversion contributions to mineral exploration: Lessons from the Footprints project, Marc A. Vallée, William A. Morris, Stéphane Perrouty, Robert G. Lee, Ken Wasyliuk, Julia J. King, Kevin Ansdell, Reza Mir, Pejman Shamsipour, Colin G. Farquharson, Michel Chouteau, Randolph J. Enkin, Richard S. Smith, 2019, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56, 5, 525-543, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2019-0009

20) Identification of structurally complex gold-mineralized zones using airborne EM and ground IP in the Canadian Malartic district, Québec, Canada, Reza Mir, Stéphane Perrouty, Thibaut Astic, Charles L. Bérubé Richard S. Smith, 2019, Geophysics, 84, 2, B153-B167, https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2018-0444.1

19) Mineralogical and textural controls on spectral induced polarization signatures of the Canadian Malartic gold deposit: applications to mineral exploration, Charles L. Bérubé, Gema R. Olivo, Michel Chouteau, Stéphane Perrouty, 2019, Geophysics, 84, 2, B135-B151, https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2018-0404.1

18) New U-Pb baddeleyite ages of mafic dyke swarms of the West African and Amazonian Cratons: implication for their configuration in supercontinents through time, Baratoux L, Soderlund U, Ernst R, De Roever E, Jessell M, Kamo S, Naba S, Perrouty S, Metelka V, Yatte D, Grenholm M, Diallo D, Ndiaye P, Dioh E, Cournède C, Benoit M, Baratoux D, Youbi N, Bendaoud A, 2018, Book Chapter, IDC-7, Dyke Swarms of the World - A Modern Perspective, Springer, 263-314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1666-1_7

17) Predicting rock type and detecting hydrothermal alteration using machine learning and petrophysical properties of the Canadian Malartic ore and host rocks, Pontiac Subprovince, Québec, Canada, Charles L. Berube, Gema R. Olivo, Michel Chouteau, Stéphane Perrouty, Pejman Shamsipour, Randy J. Enkin, William A. Morris, Leonardo Feltrin, Raphaël Thiémonge, 2018, Ore Geology Reviews, 96, 130-145, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.04.011

16) Mica composition as a vector to gold mineralization: deciphering hydrothermal and metamorphic effects in the Malartic district, Québec, Nicolas Gaillard, Anthony E. Williams-Jones, James R. Clark, Philip Lypaczewski, Stefano Salvi, Stéphane Perrouty, Nicolas Piette-Lauzière, Carl Guilmette, Robert L. Linnen, 2018, Ore Geology Reviews, 95, 789-820, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.02.009

15) Integrated multi-parameter exploration footprints of the Canadian Malartic disseminated Au, McArthur River-Millennium unconformity U, and Highland Valley porphyry Cu Deposits: preliminary results from the NSERC-CMIC Mineral Exploration Footprints Research Network, Michael C. Lesher, Mark D. Hannington, Alan G. Galley, and the Mineral Exploration Research Network, 2017, Exploration '17, Toronto, ON, 23 p. https://cmic-footprints.laurentian.ca/filebrowser/download/259

14) Crustal structure of southern Burkina Faso inferred from magnetotelluric, gravity and magnetic data, Florian Le Pape, Alan G. Jones A, Mark W. Jessell, Stéphane Perrouty, Luis A. Gallardo, Lenka Baratoux, Colin Hogg, Luc Siebenaller, Abdoulaye Touré, Pascal Ouiya, Goran Boren, 2017, Precambrian Research, 261-272, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2017.08.013

13) Structural setting for Canadian Malartic style of golf mineralization in the Pontiac Subprovince, south of the Cadillac Larder Lake Deformation Zone, Québec, Canada, Stéphane Perrouty, Nicolas Gaillard, Nicolas Piette-Lauzière, Reza Mir, Marc Bardoux, Gema R. Olivo, Robert L. Linnen, Charles L. Bérubé, Philip Lypaczewski, Carl Guilmette, Leonardo Feltrin, William A. Morris, 2017, Ore Geology Reviews, 84, 185-201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.01.009

12) The integration of physical rock properties, mineralogy and geochemistry for the exploration of large zinc silicate deposits: A case study of the Vazante zinc deposits, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Alexandra J. McGladrey, Gema R. Olivo, Adalene Moreira Silva, Gustavo Diniz Oliveira, Basilio Botura Neto, Stéphane Perrouty, 2017, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 136, 400-416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.11.013

11) Geological Setting of the Wassa Gold Deposit, SW Ghana, Perrouty S, Jessell MW, Bourassa Y, Miller J, Apau D, Parra-Avila LA, Le Mignot E, Velásquez G, Ganne J, Siebenaller L, Baratoux L, Aillères L, André-Mayer AS, Béziat D, Salvi S, 2016, Ore Geology Review, 78, 687-691, Special Issue: African Minerals Monograph, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.09.024

10) The Wassa deposit: a poly-deformed orogenic gold system in southwest Ghana - Implications for regional exploration, Stéphane Perrouty, Mark W. Jessell, John Miller, Yan Bourassa, Daniel Apau, Luc Siebenaller, Germán Velásquez, Lenka Baratoux, Laurent Aillères, Didier Béziat, Stefano Salvi, 2015, Journal of African Earth Science, 112, 536-547, Special Issue on West Africa, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.03.003

9) Age constraints of the Wassa and Benso mesothermal gold deposits, Ashanti Belt, Ghana, West Africa, Luis A. Parra-Avila, Yan Bourassa, John Miller, Stéphane Perrouty, Marco L. Fiorentini, T. Campbell McCuaig, 2015, Journal of African Earth Science, 112, 524-535, Special Issue on West Africa, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.05.017

8) An updated map of West African mafic dykes, Mark W. Jessell, Julien Santoul, Lenka Baratoux, Nassrrdine Youbi, Richard Ernst, Vaclav Metelka, John Miller, Stéphane Perrouty, 2015, Journal of African Earth Science, 112, 440-450, Special Issue on West Africa, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.01.007

7) Geometry of two glacial valleys in northern Pyrenees estimated using gravity data, Stéphane Perrouty, Bérangé Moussirou, Joseph Martinod, Sylvain Bonvalot, Sébastien Carretier, Germinal Gabalda, Bernard Monod, Gérard Hérail, Vincent Regard, Dominique Rémy, 2015, Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 347, 13-23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crte.2015.01.002

6) 3D modeling of the Ashanti Belt, southwest Ghana: Evidence for a litho-stratigraphic control on gold occurrences within the Birimian Sefwi Group, Stéphane Perrouty, Mark D. Lindsay, Mark W. Jessell, Laurent Aillères, Roland Martin, Yan Bourassa, 2014, Ore Geology Review, 63, 252-264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.05.011

5) Inversion and geodiversity: searching model space for the answers, Mark D. Lindsay, Stéphane Perrouty, Mark W. Jessell, Laurent Aillères, 2014, Mathematical Geosciences, 46, 8, Special Issue on Three-Dimensional Structural Modeling, 971-1010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11004-014-9538-x

4) Gravity inversion using wavelet-based compression on parallel hybrid CPU/GPU systems: application to southwest Ghana, Roland Martin, Vadim Monteiller, Dimitri Komatitsch, Stéphane Perrouty, Mark W. Jessell, Sylvain Bonvalot, Mark D. Lindsay, 2013, Geophysical Journal International, 195, 1594-1619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggt334

3) Making the link between geological and geophysical uncertainty: geodiversity in the Ashanti Greenstone Belt, Mark D. Lindsay, Stéphane Perrouty, Mark W. Jessell, Laurent Aillères, 2013, Geophysical Journal International, 195, 903-922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggt311

2) Geodiversity: exploration of 3D geological model space, Mark D. Lindsay, Mark W. Jessell, Laurent Ailleres, Stéphane Perrouty, Eric de Kemp, Peter Betts, 2013, Tectonophysics, 594, 27-37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.03.013

1) Revised Eburnean geodynamic evolution of the gold-rich southern Ashanti Belt, Ghana, with new field and geophysical evidence of pre-Tarkwaian deformations, Stéphane Perrouty, Laurent Aillères, Mark W. Jessell, Lenka Baratoux, Yan Bourassa, Brenton Crawford, 2012, Precambrian Research, 204-205, 12-39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2012.01.003

 

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD (Toulouse, France)

I am a field structural geologist who extensively uses mineralogical, lithogeochemical, and geophysical tools. Building two/three-dimensions, multi-scales, multi-parameters, GIS and models of Precambrian regions is common in my research. These models help in visualizing interactions between structures and mineralized/altered domains, and support further geological integration and prospectivity analyses. The main objective of my research is to characterize the favorable settings to develop Precambrian ore deposits, from the crustal to the outcrop scales, and from the Archean to the Proterozoic eons. I obtained my PhD in 2012 from the University of Toulouse (France) working on the structural evolution of one of the world most productive greenstone belt: the Ashanti Belt in Ghana, West-Africa. I subsequently held a post-doctoral research associate position at Western University for five years, working on the world-class Canadian Malartic gold deposit footprint. I’m currently involved in the NSERC-CMIC Exploration Footprints (www.cmic-footprints.ca), the AMIRA West African Exploration Initiative (www.tectonique.net/waxi3), and the Metal Earth projects.

 

 

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