Charles Lapointe – M.Sc. candidate, Memorial University
Aurora hydrothermal vent field, Gakkel Ridge
Charles is studying the formation of massive sulfide deposits at the Aurora hydrothermal vent field, Gakkel Ridge. To this end, he is applying a variety of mineralogical, geochemical, and geochronological tools to rock samples collected from the Arctic seafloor underneath perennial sea ice.
A francophone from Montreal, Charles previously completed a BSc. in Earth & Planetary Sciences at McGill University. He joined the Jamieson Marine Geology Laboratory at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2022.