Lead researcher on
Lithogeochemistry/Alteration Characterization of the Pine Cove Gold Deposit and Related Occurrences, Baie Verte, NL Jun 2016 - Oct 2017
Metallogeny of Ores in Volcanic and Sedimentary Basins Apr 2013 - Mar 2017
Genesis of Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) deposits, Slave Province, Nunavut, Canada Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Geology, Mineralogy, and Genesis of the Little Deer Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) Deposit, Springdale, Newfoundland Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
Geochemistry of Shales as Vectors to Ore Deposits: CAMIRO Project 08E04 Jan 2010 - Dec 2013
Portable XRF and Advanced Microscopy for Hydrothermal Alteration Studies Related to Mineral Deposits
Exploring the Seafloor: Live Interactive Broadcast from a Research Vessel in the South Pacific to the Johnson Geo Centre Mar 2016
Active Research Interests
The interrelationships between magmatism, tectonics, and ore deposit formation.
Crustal growth, tectonics, and metallogeny of ancient orogens (e.g., Cordillera, Appalachians) and greenstone belts (e.g., Abitibi, Slave Province).
Volcanic, sedimentary, and hydrothermal alteration facies analysis of mineral deposits to delineate the setting, style, alteration distribution, and basin analysis, with particular emphasis on volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS), volcanic-hosted uranium, a
Lithogeochemistry, mineralogy, and isotopic methods to understand the petrology of ore-associated and ore-barren magmatism to understand the relationship between magmatism and tectonics in ore deposit genesis and localization (e.g., VMS, orogenic Au, volc
Hydrothermal alteration systems: mineralogy, lithogeochemistry, chemical fluxes, and applications to exploration.
Shales and hydrothermal sediments as vectors to hydrothermal mineralization and their utilization to
Past Research Interests
Cordilleran tectonics and crustal growth.
Special Equipment and Facilities
Portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) spectrometer
Portable near-infrared-short wave infrared (NIR-SWIR) spectrometery (TerraSpec).
Transmitted and reflected light petrographic microscope system with differential interference contrast system and digital camera system for image capture.
Wide angle, low power transmitted and reflected light petrographic microscope system and digital camera system for image capture.
Emerging Research Interests
Applications of SIMS, LA-ICP-MS, and LA-MC-ICP-MS to ore systems
Geology and genesis of iron ore deposits
Applications of in-situ methods to ore genesis and benefaction
Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Deposits
Hydrothermal Alteration Studies
Newfoundland and Labrador Geology