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PhD project on the genesis and localization of Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization in the Sudbury Structure

Project Start: Between Sept 2018 and May 2019

Must have >75% (B+ or equivalent as determined by WES) overall GPA with strong background in igneous geochemistry, igneous petrology, and magmatic ore deposits; experience in geochemical, petrological, fluid dynamic, and/or GOCAD® modelling will be an asset.

Contact Prof. Michael Lesher mlesher@laurentian.ca for more information.

 

Metal Earth M.Sc. in Exploration Geochemistry and Mineral Prospectivity

Project start: Fall 2018/Winter 2019

Metal Earth is seeking a motivated MSc student with GIS and geospatial analysis experience, to begin data analytics work in the fall of 2018 or winter 2019. A key objective of the Data Analytics component of the Metal Earth project is to develop data processing workflows for information fusion and integration, to propose alternative targeting solutions based on machine learning and statistical modeling of available multidisciplinary data. This MSc project fulfills the need for advanced geochemical data processing of available lake sediment data, as part of a regional scale mineral prospectivity study focused on the eastern termination of the Superior province. 

 

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Metal Earth M.Sc. Oxygen fugacity and volatile content of late Abitibian magmas

Project start: September 2018

Closing July 1st, 2018

Metal Earth is seeking an MSc student with a background in metallogeny and igneous petrology to begin in September 2018. This project runs parallel to the Metal Earth Project, which investigates the factors that favor gold and precious metals concentration in the Archean crust. This project is also part of ongoing research on the relationship between magmatism and metallogenic processes. The aim of this Master project is to document the oxygen fugacity and volatile content of several late intrusions (about 2.70 Ga) of the Chibougamau and other areas of the Abitibi Subprovince. Tracer minerals such as apatite will be analyzed by laser ablation, and the least documented intrusions will be subjected to petrological and whole rock chemical investigations. Documenting these intrusions with modern petrogenetic tools will provide invaluable insights into the mechanisms of volatiles and metal transport in the crust.

 

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