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Metal Earth Transect Scale Project: Abitibi, Rouyn-Noranda


Project Information


Project Title:

Metal Earth Abitibi Transect: Rouyn-Noranda

Research Location:

Rouyn-Noranda, Québec

Research Team: 

Dr. Taus R. C. Jørgensen (Research Associate/PDF Laurentian University),  

Marina Schofield (PhD Candidate Laurentian University),  

Adrian Rehm (MSc Candidate Laurentian University),

Jonathan Sutton (MSc Candidate Laurentian University)

Project Status:



Dr. Taus R. C. Jørgensen

Research Associate (PDF),

Mineral Exploration Research Centre,

Laurentian University 

Academic & Government Collaborators:


Industry Collaborators:

  • Ms. Claude Pilote – Senior Project Engineer, Falco Resources Ltd.
  • Dr. Gérald Riverin – President and Director, Yorbeau Resources Inc.
  • Mr. Baptiste Chapon – Project Geologist, Yorbeau Resources Inc.
  • Mr. Jack Stoch – Director, President, and CEO, Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.
  • Mr. Pierre Riopel - Directeur de l'Exploration, Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.
  • Ms. Barbara Guimont – Project Geologist, Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.
  • Dr. Esmaeil Eshaghi – Geophysicist, Thomson Aviation


Scope of Project:

The primary goals of this project are to provide:

  1. Transect research which will resolve lithospheric-crustal architecture and fluid (magma/heat) pathways, providing a geological framework to resolve the differential endowment of terranes and structures (mantle-crust slices); and
  2. Train HQP for a future in the mining and mineral exploration industry or academia by addressing outstanding geological problems in the transect research area in the form of M.Sc., Ph.D., and postdoctoral projects.



Anticipated Outcomes:

  1. Peer-reviewed journal papers (listed by priority) 1) Crust-mantle architecture of the Abitibi and Pontiac subprovinces in the Rouyn-Noranda area; 2) Geodynamic evolution of the Pontiac Subprovince; and 3) Differential metal endowment along the Rouyn-Noranda segment of the CLLDZ: controls on Au-mineralization.
  2. Database release of geological and geophysical data; and
  3. Graduation of two B.Sc. And two M.Sc. Candidates.


Rouyn-Noranda Map:


Transect Research Projects

Project Title:


Metallogeny of the Powell Block, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec


Marina Schofield, PhD student, Laurentian University


Emplacement history of mafic and ultramafic metavolcanic rocks in the Pontiac Subprovince, Lac Bellecombe area, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec


Adrian Rehm, MSc student, Laurentian University


Whole-rock oxygen isotope mapping integrated with petrographic and lithogeochemical characterization of alteration systems associated with subvolcanic intrusions and VMS mineralization in the Duprat-Montbray formation, lower Blake River Group, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec


Jonathan Sutton, MSc student, Laurentian University


Characterization of an enriched Mg-Cr-Ni unit hosted in Timiskaming Group metasedimentary rocks: implications for subsidiary structures of the Cadillac-Larder Lake deformation zone, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.


Andrew Bradley, BSc student, Laurentian University


Stratabound zinc-mineralization in the northwestern Pontiac Subprovince: implications for contemporaneous volcanism and sedimentation.


Aidan Paleczny, BSc student, Queen's University



Related Documents/News:

MERN Summary of Field Work 2018

Metal Earth GeoHub - Rouyn-Noranda Related Documents