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Ross Sherlock

Ross Sherlock

Chair in Exploration Targeting; Director of MERC and Metal Earth

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2379; Email: RSherlock@laurentian.ca


Career History

Ross joined HES in August 2017 as a Chair in Exploration Targeting and the Director of MERC. Ross is a professional geologist with over 28 years of experience in the mining industry and academic research. His career has spanned junior and senior mining companies, consulting and government surveys working nationally and internationally. Most recently Ross was Vice President, Geoscience at Kinross Gold Corp. and Exploration Manager, North America at Gold Fields.

Ross completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at UBC, PhD at the University of Waterloo, MSc at Lakehead University, and BSc (Honours) at McMaster University, Canada. He is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO).

 

Courses

Not applicable in his mandate as Chair in Exploration Targeting and Director of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre and Metal Earth, however Ross is currently supervising graduate students working on the Metal Earth project.

Ross Sherlock's research interests revolve around precious and base metal mineral systems, mainly examining the structural and stratigraphic controls on mineralization and how these fit into the evolution of the host terrane. His research is pragmatic and oriented to exploration problems and typically funded through exploration companies.

Research Themes

Ore Deposits and Mineral Exploration

Ross joined HES in August 2017 as a Chair in Exploration Targeting and the Director of MERC. Ross is a professional geologist with over 28 years of experience in the mining industry and academic research. His career has spanned junior and senior mining companies, consulting and government surveys working nationally and internationally. Most recently Ross was Vice President, Geoscience at Kinross Gold Corp. and Exploration Manager, North America at Gold Fields.

Ross completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at UBC, PhD at the University of Waterloo, MSc at Lakehead University, and BSc (Honours) at McMaster University, Canada. He is a member of the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO). 

 

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around precious and base metal mineral systems. Mainly examining the structural and stratigraphic controls on mineralization and how these fit into the evolution of the host terrane. My research is pragmatic and oriented to exploration problems and typically funded through exploration companies.

 

 

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