Mineral Exploration Research & Geophysics
The implementation of step-change research in the area of exploration (new deposits, expanded mines, mineral resource studies) and geophysics, both on surface and in underground exploration, is strategically important to mining sustainability.
Our industry-driven research focuses on:
advancing knowledge of the Sudbury Igneous Complex, specifically within the footwall and offset geologic environments, where ore bodies can be valued at $1000/t, or greater;
identifying theoretical and practical solutions to issues related to: structure; geochronology; metamorphism/anatexis; and fluid transport, within the Sudbury Basin footwall optimizing future exploration success for high value Ni-Cu-PGM (Precious Group Metals) mineral deposits; and
developing new or improved geophysical detection techniques to optimize the chances of future exploration success.
Implementation of step-change research, both surface and underground, in the area of exploration (new deposits, expanded mines) and geophysics, that is strategically important to mining sustainability.
- A Comparative Study of Mineralized and Unmineralized Breccias Along the Whistle Offset Dike in the North Range of the Sudbury Impact Structure
- Development of Java-based MERLIN software to plot MER diagrams
- Evolution Of The Sudbury Igneous Complex Contact Metamorphic Aureole And Controls On Anatexis
- Experimental studies of the role of Bi, Te, As in Platinum Group Elements (PGE) fractionation and remobilization during the crystallization of a sulfide melt
- Industrial Research Chair in Exploration Geophysics
- Metamorphic, Structural, and Geochronological Evolution of the South Range of the Sudbury Impact Structure
- STRUCTURAL EVOLUTION OF THE EAST RANGE OF THE SUDBURY BASIN
- The Role of Fluids in the Formation and Modification of Footwall Cu-Ni-PGE systems
- THE SEARCH FOR UNCONVENTIONAL ORES AT THE SUDBURY STRUCTURE: OFFSET DYKE AND SUDBURY BRECCIA-HOSTED DEPOSITS
- Training ProbPlot software to a multi-platform application