Xiaohui joined the Metal Earth geoscience team in 2017. He acts as a research associate working on the Malartic transect mapping project in Quebec. He likes deformed rocks and anything related to gold deposits.
Xiaohui's research interest lies in structural control and modification of mineral deposits in Precambrian terranes. His research is based on detailed geological mapping at various scales in several Archean regions, including Alasha Block (West Inner Mongolia, China), Rice Lake greenstone belt (Southeast Manitoba, Canada), Abitibi greenstone belt (Quebec, Canada) and Pontiac Subprovince (Quebec, Canada). He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, studying the structural setting of greenstone-hosted and intrusion-hosted gold deposits in the Rice Lake belt, southeast Manitoba. He conducts the Malartic transect mapping project with Metal Earth, with a focus on geological setting of nickel and gold deposits in Abitibi and Pontiac Subprovince.