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Published Thursday, 17 August 2017

Seismic Surveys Underway

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The 2D seismic component of the Metal Earth research project led by the Mineral Exploration Research Centre in the Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University is currently underway. Pictured above are four vibration trucks on the 130 km long Chibougamau seismic line. The crew consists ... Read more

Published Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Harquail School: Who we are and what we do


Explore the pictures below which illustrate the degrees we offer, who we are and what we do.

Laurentian University's Department of Earth Sciences was renamed to the Harquail School of Earth Sciences in September 2016, the Harquail Family invested $10M into Laurentian University’ ... Read more

Published Friday, 09 June 2017

Successful PhD defense

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Dr. Yongxing Li has successfully defended his PhD thesis in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology on June 6, 2017.
Thesis title: "Forward Modelling & Imaging Method Studies for Cross-Hole Radio Imaging (RIM) Data".
Congratulations Dr. Li.

Published Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Spring Convocation: HES congratulates two PhD graduates

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Dr. Taus Jørgensen and Dr. Robert Craig Stewart both graduated with their PhD in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology from Laurentian University in Spring 2017. Congratulations to both of you on behalf of the Harquail School of Earth Sciences.

Taus Jørgensen's ... Read more

Published Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Dr. Harold Gibson presented with LU Research Excellence Award

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Dr. Harold Gibson, Director of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC), was presented today the Laurentian University’s Research Excellence Award, in recognition of a career of research excellence in economic geology and volcanology. 

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Published Monday, 29 May 2017

Dr. Alessandro Ielpi et al. published in Nature Communications


It has been previously assumed that large and deep rivers could not have developed in the Precambrian due to lack of stabilizing vegetation. In this article, the authors challenge this assumption, demonstrating through remote sensing and outcrop data that large ... Read more

Published Monday, 15 May 2017

Job Posting: Metal Earth BSc field assistants, June 2017

Metal Earth Undergraduate Internship and Research Opportunities, June 2017

With CAD $104 million in funding provided by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) and through strategic partnerships with 5 Canadian universities, 6 government geological surveys and ... Read more

Published Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Dr. Craig Stewart - successful PhD defense

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Dr. Craig Stewart has successfully defended his PhD thesis in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology on April 19, 2017.

Thesis title: "Characterization of barren and mineralized hydrothermal systems in an impact structure: the granophyre unit and footwall of the Sudbury Igneous ... Read more

Published Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Year End Banquet Pictures

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Here are the pictures from the first Harquail School of Earth Sciences banquet on April 8, 2017 at the Italian Club in Copper Cliff.

Honours thesis presentations were delivered by 11 students. Congratulations to all of our new B.Sc. graduates:

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Characterization of the ... Read more

Published Friday, 31 March 2017

New electron microprobe operator

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Starting on Apr 3, 2017, Rémy Poulin (M.Sc.) has been hired to be the new electron microprobe operator at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences. The one-year contract was made possible by Dr. Andrew McDonald receiving an NOHFC grant for an internship.

Rémy Poulin, who is a Laurentian ... Read more

Published Thursday, 30 March 2017

Successful PhD defense

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Dr. Taus Jørgensen successfully achieved his PhD in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology from Laurentian University on March 28, 2017.  Dr. Jørgensen's topic was titled the "Evolution of the Sudbury Igneous Complex Southern Metamorphic Aureole and Control on Anatexis". 

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Published Friday, 03 February 2017

GeoGames 2017 a great Laurentian success!

The annual Geogames were hosted at the Polytechnique in Montreal on Jan 20-22, 2017, with a strong student representation from the Harquail School of Earth Sciences.

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In the photo, from left to right: Konstantin Goncharov, Matthew Brown, Jasmine Ogilvy, Alison Jerome, Sean Hoffman, ... Read more

Published Thursday, 01 September 2016

Evan Slater M.Sc. thesis defence

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The defence will take place on Wednesday, September 7, at 1pm, in B8045, Willet Green Miller Centre.

Mr. Slater will present on the topic "The Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt."

All are welcome!

Published Tuesday, 12 July 2016

$107 million “Metal Earth” proposal at Interview Stage!

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Laurentian University has received positive news about the status of its “Metal Earth” proposal that was submitted by the Department of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) to the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) on March 29, 2016. ... Read more

Published Monday, 04 July 2016

Jordan McDivitt M.Sc. thesis defence

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TOPIC: Gold Mineralization in the Missanabie-Renabie District of the Wawa Subprovince (Missanabie, Ontario, Canada)
DATE: Friday, July 15, 2016
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
ROOM: B8045
Willet Green Miller Centre

All welcome!

Published Saturday, 25 June 2016

Dr. Daniel Kontak wins Duncan Derry Medal

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Dr. Daniel Kontak, Full Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Duncan R. Derry Medal, awarded by the Geological Association of Canada.

The prestigious Duncan Derry Medal is awarded annually by the ... Read more

Published Thursday, 16 June 2016

Dr. McDonald and Sarah Gordon win the 2015 Hawley Medal

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The Hawley Medal of the Mineralogical Association of Canada was awarded to our faculty member Dr. Andrew McDonald and Sarah C. Gordon (M.Sc. Geology from Laurentian in 2013) for for the paper "A study of the composition, distribution, and genesis of pyrrhotite in the ... Read more