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Featured Videos

The video explains what seismic trucks have to do with finding new ore deposits to help create the next generation of mines. Footage from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, in October 2017, when Laurentian University folks visited the survey conducted by SAExploration.

A short summary of reconnaissance fieldwork conducted by myself and a colleague in the Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park northwest of Temagami, northern Ontario, in September-October 2017. The reconnaissance trip was aimed at scouting some forgotten exposures of the Huronian succession in the Cobalt Basin.


The Harquail School of Earth Sciences petrographic microscopy lab, Laurentian University, allows viewing thin sections of rocks in both plane-polarized and cross-polarized light.

Alessandro Ielpi, Elizabeth Turner and Robbie Meek doing Arctic Field work, 2017:

More 2017 Arctic field work with Alessandro Ielpi and Sophie Michel:

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