Economic Geology - Gold
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M.Sc. (2010) - Geology - Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON (Mineral Exploration Research Centre) - thesis: "The Geology, Lithogeochemistry and Petrogenesis of Intrusions Associated with Gold Mineralization in the Porcupine Gold Camp, Timmins, Canada" (supervisor: Dr. Stephen J. Piercey)
B.Sc. Honors (2003) - Geology - University of Western Ontario, London, ON - thesis: "The Formation and Metallogenic Significance of an Iron-Rich Sedimentary Sequence Capping the Back River Volcanic Complex, East-Central Slave Province, Nunavut" (supervisor: Dr. Norman A. Duke)
P.Geo. (Professional Geoscientists) - Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario
With over 10 years of mineral exploration and research experience focused on gold mineralization, I have worked in many of Canada most renown gold mining districts. I have performed a variety of technical jobs including regional, property and showing scale mapping, as well as planning and managing small to large scale drill programs.
My return to academia is focused on studying IAMGOLD's Quimsacocha high sulfidation Au-Ag-Cu epithermal ore deposit in Ecuador. This Ph.D. research (supervised by: Dr. Thomas Bissig and Dr. Craig J.R. Hart) will include examining: 1) the Quimsacocha volcanic complex; 2) the hydrothermal, structural and tectonic evolution of the Quimsacocha area; 3) controls on high sulfidation alteration and mineralization; 4) and the geochemical signatures of quartz within high sulfidation epithermal systems. Implications of the research will include a better understanding of magmatic processes below a flattening subduction zone, evolution of acidic hydrothermal fields, high sulphidation ore deposit formation and the geochemisty of hydtothermal quartz.
For further information on my past research, publications or work experience, please visit my personal consulting website (www.accretiongeosciences.com).