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, petrology, and geophysical surveys. The resulting tectonostratigraphic models could reveal structural and mineralization patterns.
Ms. Ballantyne is a P.Geo. with experience in mineral exploration and applied rock mechanics. She has a BSc Hon. in Earth Science from Dalhousie University and a MASc in Mining Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Sheila was most recently the Earth Science Field & Lab Coordinator at the University of Toronto Mississauga before joining Dr. Anderson’s team in September 2022.