MSc candidate, Saint Mary's University
Metallogeny of the Scottie Gold Mine Zone

Orlando Lanto – MSc candidate, Saint Mary’s University Metallogeny of the Scottie Gold Mine Zone Orlando’s research focuses on the volcanic setting, tectonic history, and metallogeny of the Scottie Gold Mine Zone, NW Stikine terrane, British Columbia, where he aims to characterize and describe the fluids responsible for mineralization found at the mine, using a…

MSc candidate, Saint Mary's University
Au mineralization in the Golden Triangle

Alex Hutchison – MSc candidate, Saint Mary’s University Au mineralization in the Golden Triangle Alex’s research focuses on identifying the structural and lithologic controls on gold mineralization in the Blueberry Zone of the Scottie Gold deposit, which is located in the Stewart-Iskut mineral belt of the Cordilleran Orogen in British Columbia. Combining detailed field mapping…

MSc candidate, Carleton University
Geochemistry of Nevada calderas

Martina Boddy – MSc candidate, Carleton University Geochemistry of Nevada calderas Martina’s research is focused on characterizing volcanic and plutonic rocks in Central Nevada to determine the source of magmatism and the degree of crustal contamination. To do this, she will be studying major, trace and isotope systems. This work will contribute to a greater…

MSc candidate, Carleton University
Cenozoic Arc Magmatism across Northern Nevada

Brittany Pegg – MSc candidate, Carleton University Cenozoic Arc Magmatism across Northern Nevada Brittany’s research focuses on studying a range of Cenozoic (30-38 Ma) felsic to mafic rocks across northern Nevada. She will be using a combination of major/trace element and isotopic (Sr-Hf-Nd-Pb) analyses with the goal of investigating mantle and crustal contamination sources across…

PhD candidate, Memorial University
Magmatism and VMS Formation, Victoria Lake Supergroup

Alicia Escribano – PhD candidate, Memorial University Magmatism and VMS Formation, Victoria Lake Supergroup Alicia’s research focuses in the Victoria Lake Supergroup (Newfoundland) VMS deposits and understanding their magma petrogenesis, tectonostratigraphic setting, and evaluate the relative roles of crust-mantle interaction and basement contamination in the genesis of the rocks hosting mineralization. This is accompanied by…

MSc candidate, uOttawa
Magmatism Associated with Epithermal Deposits

Catherine Suclan – MSc candidate, uOttawa Magmatism Associated with Epithermal Deposits Catherine is investigating magmatism associated with low sulphidation epithermal gold mineralization in Southern Japan. She is evaluating parental magmas of igneous rocks and the relationship with mineralization. Catherine graduated with her BSc Hon. from uOttawa in 2022, before starting her MSc project with Keiko…

PhD candidate, Dalhousie University
Cascadia Subduction Zone

Pınar Gürün – PhD candidate, Dalhousie University Cascadia Subduction Zone Pinar’s project focuses on the investigation of the first regional characterization of the subduction bend-related normal faulting and hydration state of the incoming oceanic Juan de Fuca (JdF) plate system. To achieve this goal, she will interpret new pre-stack depth migrated reflection images and corresponding…

PhD candidate, University of Toronto
Structural Controls of VHMS Deposits in Ecuador

Sheila Ballantyne – PhD candidate, uOttawa Structural Controls of VHMS Deposits in Ecuador Sheila’s research will focus on the emplacement, preservation, and enrichment of ancient VHMS deposits in Ecuador. Under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Anderson, Sheila will approach the work using empirical structural geology methods. Data sources may include field mapping, drill core logs,…

MSc candidate, uOttawa
Klondike Orogenic Gold and Associated Host Rocks

Alex Copeland – MSc candidate, uOttawa Klondike Orogenic Gold and Associated Host Rocks Alex’s research aims to characterize the orogenic gold mineralization and the associated host rocks in the Klondike District, Dawson City, Yukon. Quartz vein mineralization has been the focus of most previous work, but there are other sources of gold that remain poorly…

PhD candidate, uOttawa
Superior Province crustal growth

Dan Stepner – PhD candidate, uOttawa Superior Province crustal growth Dan’s research focuses on crustal growth and recycling in the Archean, using a combination of U-Pb-Hf in zircons, major and trace element analyses, and long- and short-lived isotopic studies, to better understand crustal growth and the consolidation of early cratons. The application of the 146Sm-142Nd…