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Watch: Metal Earth, Mineral Exploration Research Project

Metal Earth is a Canadian $104 million applied R&D program led by Laurentian University. With funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund and federal/provincial/industry partners, this initiative will be a strategic consortium of outstanding Canadian researchers from academia and allied Canadian and international research centres, government, and industry.

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New NSERC-CRD Grant

Prof Michael Lesher is leading a new 4-year $1M ($630K cash, $426K cash-equivalent in-kind) NSERC-CRD project on the Genesis and Localization of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the Sudbury Igneous Complex that will test new hypotheses for the origin of the sulfur and metals in the ores and the mechanisms of localization.

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Using luminescence to discover ore bodies

HES Researcher Rémy Poulin, is one of the first to investigate the properties of scheelite on a world-wide scale to uncover potential geochemical patterns that could aid in the discovery of new ore deposits.

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Metal Earth Annual Report 2017-2018

This annual report represents the work completed in Years 1 and 2 (March 2017-April 2018), the period marking the beginning of Metal Earth, a seven-year, $104 million applied R&D program.

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Kilohigok Basin Geoscience Project

An update on progress of the Kilohigok Basin Geoscience Project will be delivered tonight by Dr. Alessandro Ielpi (Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University) and Holly Steenkamp (Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office).

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Footprints Project

CMIC Footprints Secretariat to be based in DES/MERC

The new $12m pan-Canadian NSERC-CMIC-CRD "Multidisciplinary Exploration Fooprints" project will be based at LU. Including 42 researchers from 24 universities across Canada and 28 sponsoring mining companies and mineral exploration companies...

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Special Issue of The Canadian Mineralogist edited by Andy McDonald

The 11th International Platinum Symposium (IPS) held at Laurentian University 21-24 June 2010 was successful on many fronts but none more than the scientific merits that were realized. One tangible piece of evidence for this is a recently published, special thematic issue The Canadian Mineralogist (vol 49, part 6) which drew heavily from some of the presentations made at the IPS, along with submissions received from international researchers conducting fundamental research into the origin, distribution and processing of platinum-group elements.

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