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Congrats Jonathan Sutton!

Jonathan Sutton defended his MSc Geology thesis today and we would like to congratulate him on a successful defense and public thesis presentation! We are especially proud because Jonathan started his geological training at Laurentian University as a BSc Earth Sciences freshman in 2013.

Jonathan’s MSc research was funded by the Metal Earth project and has important implications for volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) exploration. His MSc thesis, titled “Volcanic stratigraphy and hydrothermal alteration of the ca. 2701 Ma Duprat-Montbray formation: implications for targeting new volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits formed during the Lower Blake River Episode, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec”, was supervised by Drs. Harold Gibson (Professor of Volcanology and Economic Geology) and Taus Jørgensen (Research Associate, Metal Earth).

Jonathan received his H.B.Sc. Earth Sciences degree at Laurentian University’s Harquail School of Earth Sciences in 2017. He was awarded the Society of Economic Geologist Canadian Foundation (SEGCF) undergraduate research award for his undergrad thesis. His undergraduate thesis, titled “The evolution, variations and implications of groundmass spinels within contrasting Kimberlite facies”, was supervised by Dr. Andy McDonald and associated with De Beers Group.

Currently, Jonathan is employed as an exploration geologist in training (GIT) at Agnico Eagle in Kirkland Lake, working on gold exploration projects. In the past, Jonathan was an assistant exploration geologist at De Beers Group, where he participated in various exploration projects for diamondiferous kimberlites. Furthermore, he has worked for the provincial government and as a Metal Earth field supervisor since 2017 when the project’s field work commenced.

Faculty, staff and researchers at the Harquail School of Earth Sciences and the Mineral Exploration Research Centre wish Jonathan the best of success in his career as an exploration geologist!

Photo: Jonathan Sutton in Rouyn-Noranda in 2018 while bedrock mapping for his MSc research.