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Welcome to the Mineral Deposit Research Unit
 

The Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) is a collaborative venture between the mining industry and The University of British Columbia (UBC). The unit, which was established in 1989 with support and financial assistance from the mining industry and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), is an important part of the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and an internationally recognized research group devoted to solving mineral exploration-related problems. (read more)

 


New Initiatives and Research Opportunities

Yukon - Alaska Metallogeny

Building on successes of the recently completed Yukon Gold Project, MDRU are further developing the regional geological and metallogenic framework for poorly understood portions of the northern Cordillera. MDRU are initiating a new research project that extends and applies the knowledge and expertise generated in the White Gold and Dawson Range districts of west-central Yukon into parts of east and central Alaska such as the Fortymile and Goodpaster districts. The framework for intrusion-related and orogenic gold systems developed in this project will be of direct benefit to exploration targeting and deposit characterization over a broad geographic region.

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Western Tethyan
Metallogeny Day

Join us for a full day of insight into the newest advances in industry-sponsored research spanning Turkey, Serb ia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Armenia and Iran.
Nov. 28, 2016, UBC Robson Square
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MDRU Highlights

10 Ways MDRU Rocked in 2015
Press Release:
$2.5M Boost to Exploration Geochemistry
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MDRU rises to the Integra Gold Rush Challenge

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We currently have no open postings, but are always looking for talented and motivated researchers. Please contact our Director, Craig Hart, to discuss the potential for future opportunities with MDRU.

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