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Published Friday, 25 May 2012

Layton-Matthews Receives Gross Medal

Daniel Layton-Matthews has been awarded the 2012 William Harvey Gross Medal by the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada, joining Harold Gibson, Steve Piercey (now at Memorial University), Catharine Farrow (Adjunct), and Peter Lightfoot (Adjunct) as members of ... Read more

Published Thursday, 26 April 2012

Awards to DES Faculty

Geologists collect constellation of awards

from Sudbury Star April 26, 2012

Senior faculty members at Laurentian University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Mineral Exploration Research Centre have been honoured with prestigious awards in their respective geological fields.

MERC Director and ... Read more

Published Sunday, 06 March 2011

06-09 March 2011 - PDAC - Toronto

Thanks to the many of you who dropped by the MERC/DES booth at PDAC and attended the hugely successful Alumi Reception. The reception was filled with alumni and friends, who came to catch up with each other and to hear about recent initiatives in the Department, MERC, and LU by DES Chairman Dan ... Read more

Published Saturday, 01 January 2011

McDonald's New Minerals

Our mineralogist, Dr. Andy McDonald, continues to discover new minerals, two in 2009, four in 2010 and one so far in 2011, bringing the total of new minerals that he has discovered or co-discovered to 19 (see list below). Well done Andy!


Kojonen, K.K., McDonald, A.M., Stanley, C.J. & Johanson, B. ... Read more