MDRU News

Newsletter of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at UBC

March 2013

New Corporate Members for 2013

First off, we would like to thank and welcome our newest 2013 Corporate and Individual Members: Corporate Members Alamos Gold Inc., Comstock Metals Ltd., First Quantum Minerals Ltd. and SJ Geophysics Ltd. and Individual Members Ben Whiting of Whiting Geological Consulting and Nancy Reardon of Rodinia Geological Services.

A full list of Corporate Members can be found at: www.ubc.ca/home/about/currentmembers.php.

[Photo above by Thomas Bissig looking south from the Maritza prospect, La Coipa district, Chile.]

MDRU Has a New Home

ESB building

On Friday, November 16, 2012, UBC officially opened its newest building, the Earth Sciences Building, which houses MDRU, the Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences administration, and faculty from a variety of programs. The ceremony included remarks from UBC President Stephen J. Toope, Dean of the Faculty of Science Simon Peacock, Musqueam First Nation Elder Mary Charles, and Ross Beaty of Pan American Silver Corp. and Alterra Power Corp.

ESB building

Airy and inspiring, the new Earth Sciences Building is a showstopper on multiple levels. With a remarkable design—it is both the largest panelized wood building and largest application of cross-laminated timber in North America—the Earth Sciences building was constructed to LEED Gold standards. The new building provides a variety of collaborative and flexible spaces, including state-of-the-art labs and lecture theatres. Panels on the exterior of the building highlight unique rock slabs, giving the building both an aesthetically interesting appearance, and readily available teaching tools for basic geologic and petrographic lab exercises. Of particular use to MDRU researchers and students, the new building has a large rock preparation area, while other EOAS faculty benefit from a sizeable high-head lab that includes a 5-ton onsite lift for heavy laboratory equipment. MDRU is also pleased to operate its first wet lab along side several individual equipment rooms to house our microscopes and analytical tools.

Following the official opening, MDRU faculty conducted tours of the new building for attendees from sponsor companies. This much-awaited expansion of the Earth Sciences complex would not have been possible without the generous donations of MDRU Corporate and Individual Sponsors, among others.

See our Photo Gallery for more images of the opening.

Project Update - Western Tethyan Metallogeny (WTM)

Initiated May 2012, the Western Tethyan Metallogeny (WTM) project has quickly become MDRU's largest industry-funded research initiative with 13 corporate sponsors to date. Following the conceptual and operational set-up phase, the project has just initiated nine graduate research projects with students starting their field projects at various localities along the length of the Western Tethyan orogenic belt. Three PhD projects will address belt-scale magmatic and metallogenic associations throughout the Paleo- and Neotethyan convergent margins from the Carpathians and Balkans, through the Rhodopes and Anatolia and into the Lesser Caucasus and into Iran. The six MSc studies will each focus on specific and significant ore deposits including high-, low- and intermediate-sulphidation epithermal gold, porphyry Cu-Au-Mo, sediment-hosted gold, and polymetallic base metal deposits by deciphering structural, lithological and geochemical controls the ore formation at property scales. Results from the 2013 field work will be presented during the First Technical Meeting during early September. Progress is also being made by the WTM GIS team to construct a uniform metallogenic, tectono-magmatic, structural, geochemical, chronological and geophysical data bases for the entire Western Tethyan realm. A recently completed short course in Belgrade and a field trip to the Majdanpek Cu-Au porphyry deposit in Serbia was well received by the industry and academic participants, and was the first in a series of the WTM educational events planned for the project.

Majdanpek Cu-Au porphyry deposit in Serbia

The WTM project has also forged links with universities in Turkey (Mugla), Serbia (Belgrade), Macedonia (ätip) and Greece (Athens) to build on scientific collaboration and training, while currently negotiating similar arrangements with Iranian, Bulgarian and Romanian colleagues. MDRU will also bring a wide range of expertise to the project including Dr. Melissa Gregory's study on metallurgy of Au related to alteration envelopes in porphyry-style mineralization, Dr. Farhad Bouzari's work on the west-central Iranian Cu-Au-Ag-Pb-Zn metallogeny, regional structural analyses and tectonic controls on ore deposition by Dr. Matias Sanchez together with Dr. Thomas Bissig's geochemical vectoring within lithocaps developed over porphyry and epithermal systems. All of these projects will cumulatively represent a multidisciplinary approach taken by WTM project to better understand one of the worlds most prolific and diverse metallogenic tracts.

New People

Post-Doc Andreas Beinlich

Andreas Beinlich

Andreas is a petrologist with a strong interest in fluid driven mineral replacement reactions, and their application to environmental and economic problems. Andreas comes to MDRU after completing his PhD at the center for Physics of Geological Processes (PGP) and Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo, Norway. His doctoral research focused on naturally occurring carbonation reactions in ultramafic rocks within the framework of CO2 mineral sequestration. Andreas is currently investigating the stable stable isotope (O, C) alteration footprints of hydrothermal ore deposits, as the senior researcher for the Carbonate Alteration Footprints initiative. While here, he also continues his research into on alteration and carbonation reactions in ultramafic rocks with a focus on listvenite formation and economical significance.

Previous research on the Carbonate Alteration Footprints project was conducted by Shaun Barker, who recently left MDRU for an opportunity at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In his new role, Shaun aims to characterize controls on hydrothermal fluid flow in the crust, with a focus on temporal changes in fluid flow pathway geometry and connectivity. Shaun remains fully involved in MDRU projects.

Nate Corcoran

Nate joins the group to start work on a collaborative MSc project with Doug Oldenburg and the Geophysical Inversion Facility. With joint supervision from Doug and Craig Hart, Nate will be testing geological hypotheses through applied geophysical inversions with known geological information. His field area will be the White Gold district in Yukon and Alaska, and therefore will be working closely with Yukon Gold Project senior researchers Murray Allan and Matias Sanchez.

MDRU at Roundup 2013

Once again, MDRU rocked the Exploration Roundup Conference in Vancouver this January.

Mike Tucker takes in the short course at the 2013 Roundup

Short Course 71: Exploration Footprints of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits
The MDRU 2-day short course, Exploration Footprints of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits, was sold out with 210 participants. The event featured presentations by long-time MDRU collaborators John Dilles and Scott Halley, our own in-house researchers Shaun Barker, Thomas Bissig, Farhad Bouzari, Greg Dipple, and Ken Hickey as well as current and former MDRU Directors Craig Hart and Dick Tosdal.

Short Course 72: Hot Topics in Kimberlite Petrography
The kimberlite petrography short course was run concurrently with the Footprints course, but held in a trendy classroom in the new Earth Sciences Building on UBC campus. This course was chaired and presented by Maya Kopylova and J. Kelly Russell (UBC), former MDRU post-doctoral researcher Lucy Porritt (Bristol University), and Barbara Scott Smith (Scott Smith Petrology/UBC). Twenty consultants, students and industry geologists participated and evaluated the course very highly.

Dick Tosdal and Abdul Razique Lauren Greenlaw and friends at the Roundup Reception

MDRU's 2013 Roundup Reception
Immediately following the successful Exploration Footprints short course, MDRU once again hosted a reception for representatives from MDRU's Foundation Members, Corporate Members, researchers, staff and students at the Westin Bayshore Hotel's International Suite.

The event is always a Roundup highlight as it provides an informal opportunity for MDRU students and researchers to talk with industry leaders, many of whom are MDRU Alumni themselves.

Director Craig Hart delivered remarks about MDRU’s status, current vision, upcoming events, and long-term goals as MDRU kicks off its 24th year, continuing to set the standard in industry-academic partnerships.

MDRU Technical Posters at Roundup
Monday was poster day and as always MDRU students and researchers gave an excellent show presenting their latest work. Congratulations to Irene del Real for taking 2nd place in the Best Student Poster competition with her poster Southeast Zone (Cu-Mo) and Deerhorn (Cu-Au) Porphyry Deposits: Paragenesis, Alteration and their Possible Relationships, Woodjam Property, Central British Columbia. And congrats to PhD candidate Esther Bordet for taking 3rd place, with her poster entitled Stratigraphic and Structural Framework for the Eocene Volcanic Rocks in Central British Columbia.

Full poster list:

  • Murray M. Allan, James K. Mortensen, Craig J.R. Hart, Matias G. Sanchez, Leif A. Bailey, Greg M. McKenzie, 2013, Metallogeny of the White Gold and Dawson Range districts, Yukon and Alaska
  • Thomas Bissig, David R. Heberlein (Heberlein Geoconsulting), Colin E. Dunn (Colin Dunn Consulting Inc.), 2013, Geochemical Techniques for Detection of Blind Porphyry Cu-Au Mineralization under Basalt Cover, Woodjam Prospect, South-Central British Columbia (NTS 93A/03, /06)
  • Britt Bluemel, Colin Dunn (Colin Dunn Consulting Inc.), Craig Hart, Mark Saxon (Tasman Metals Ltd.), 2013, Biogeochemical Signatures and Relationships to Rare Earth Element Mineralization at the Norra Kärr Alkaline Complex, Southern Sweden
  • Esther Bordet, Craig J.R. Hart, Mitch Mihalynuk (BCGS) and Matias Sanchez, 2013, Stratigraphic and Structural Framework for the Eocene Volcanic Rocks in Central British Columbia
  • Antonio Celis, Craig Hart, Farhad Bouzari, Thomas Bissig, T. Ferbey (BCGS), 2013, PIMs - Porphyry Indicator Minerals from Alkalic Porphyry Cu-Au Deposits in British Columbia
  • Irene del Real, Farhad Bouzari, Craig J.R. Hart, Jacqueline L. Blackwell (Gold Fields Canada Exploration), Amelia Rainbow (Gold Fields Canada Exploration), Ross Sherlock (Gold Fields Canada Exploration), Twila Skinner (Gold Fields Canada Exploration), 2013, Southeast Zone (Cu-Mo) and Deerhorn (Cu-Au) Porphyry Deposits: Paragenesis, Alteration and their Possible Relationships, Woodjam Property, Central British Columbia
  • Rob J. Duncan and M.W. Hitzman (Colorado School of Mines), 2013, Tracing the Source of Metals in Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold Deposits of the Selwyn-Mount Dore Corridor, Cloncurry District, Australia
  • Melissa Gregory, 2013, Fluid Evolution in the Pebble Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo Deposit, Alaska
  • Alfonso L. Rodriguez Madrid, Thomas Bissig, Craig Hart, 2013, La Bodega and La Mascota Deposits, California Vetas Mining District, Colombia: Geology, Alteration, Mineralization.

Most of the posters above and others listed in this newsletter are available for viewing by MDRU Members in the Members Area of our website.

Craig Hart Co-Chaired a Monday afternoon Technical Session entitled "Exploring Deeper Smarter".

See more Roundup photos at our Photo Gallery.

Other Conferences

Smaller contingents from MDRU attended several other conferences in the last few months, giving talks and presenting posters.

Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Lima October 2012

Oral Presentation:

  • Peter J. MacDonald, Thomas Bissig, Craig J.R. Hart, Jorge Barreno (IAMGOLD Ecuador S.A.), Franklin Viera (IAMGOLD Ecuador S.A.), Glenda Mantilla (IAMGOLD Ecuador S.A.) & Jamie Rogers (IAMGOLD Corporation) , 2013, Hydrothermal Evolution of the Rio Falso Fault, Quimsacocha High Sulfidation Au‐Ag‐Cu District, Azuay Province, Ecuador

Poster Presentations:

  • Rob J. Duncan and M.W. Hitzman (Colorado School of Mines), 2013, Tracing the Source of Metals in Iron Oxide-Copper-Gold Deposits of the Selwyn-Mount Dore Corridor, Cloncurry District, Australia
  • Melissa Gregory, 2013, Fluid Evolution in the Pebble Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo Deposit, Alaska
  • Thomas Bissig, Luis Carlos Mantilla Figueroa, Alfonso L. Rodriguez Madrid, Chelsea Raley, Craig J. R. Hart, 2013, The California-Vetas district, eastern Cordillera, Santander, Colombia: Late Miocene porphyry and epithermal mineralization hosted in Proterozoic gneisses and Late Triassic-Early Jurassic intrusions
  • Elizabeth Holley (Colorado School of Mines), Thomas Monecke (Colorado School of Mines) and Thomas Bissig, 2013, Alunite and Jarosite Geochemistry and Ages at the Veladero High-Sulphidation Epidermal Au-Ag Deposit, Argentina.

Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) Dec 2012

Craig Hart led a small group to Spokane, WA, USA for this conference, held from December 2-7, 2012. MDRU hosted a booth and continued to make a good impression with contacts and sponsors at this annual event.

Cordilleran Tectonic Workshop in Kingston, ON, February 2013

Esther Bordet presented a talk at the Cordilleran Tectonic Workshop in Kingston entitled "Eocene Tectonic and Magmatic Evolution of Central British Columbia".

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) March 2013

Alex Miskovic and Thomas Bissig at the PDAC booth

Research Associates Aleksandar Miskovic and Thomas Bissig (right) spent some time in the MDRU/EOAS booth at this years event.

MDRU also co-sponsored a two-day short course by David Groves, entitled Geological Framework for the Business of Exploration and Mining. It was well received by a small but enthusiastic group of attendees.

Poster Presentations:

  • Peter J. MacDonald, Thomas Bissig, Craig J.R. Hart, Jamie Rogers (IAMGOLD Corp.), Jorge E. Barreno (INV Metals Inc.) & Robert C. Bell (INV Metals Inc.) , 2013, The Quimsacocha High Sulfidation Au-Ag-Cu Epithermal District, Azuay Province, Ecuador
  • Michael J. Tucker, Craig J.R. Hart, and Rob C. Carne (ATAC Resources Ltd.), 2013, Geology, Mineralization, and Alteration of the Carlin-type Conrad Zone, Yukon

Thesis Completions

Congratulations to Brendan Scorrar, Lindsay McClenaghan and Leif Bailey who successfully defended their MSc theses recently:

Leif Bailey, Geology and Late Jurassic Fault-Hosted Gold Mineralization at the Golden Saddle Deposit, White Gold District, Yukon Territory

Lindsay McClenaghan, Geology and genesis of the Newton bulk-tonnage gold-silver deposit central British Columbia

Brendan Scorrar, The age and character of alteration and mineralization at the Buckhorn Gold Skarn, Okanogan County, Washington, USA

Recent Publications

  • T. Bissig, D.R. Heberlein and C.E. Dunn, 2013, Geochemical techniques for detection of blind porphyry copper-gold mineralization under basalt cover, Woodjam prospect, south-central British Columbia: Summary of Activities 2012, Geoscience BC, Report 2013-1, p. 63-78.
  • B. Bluemel, M. Leijd, C. Dunn, C. Hart, M. Saxon, M. Sadeghi, 2013, Biogeochemical expression of Rare Earth Element and Zirconium mineralization at Norra Kärr, Southern Sweden (in press): Journal of Geochemical Exploration 2013
  • M.A. Celis, C.J.R. Hart, F. Bouzari, T. Bissig and T. Ferbey, 2013, Porphyry indicator minerals (PIMs) from alkalic porphyry copper-gold deposits in south-central British Columbia: Summary of Activities 2012, Geoscience BC, Report 2013-1, p. 37-46.
  • Luis M. Cerpa, Thomas Bissig, Kurt Kyser, Craig McEwan, Arturo Macassi and Hugo W. Rios, 2013, Lithologic controls on mineralization at the Lagunas Norte high-sulfidation epithermal gold deposit, northern Peru; Miner Deposita Published online: 05 February 2013
  • I. del Real, C.J.R. Hart, F. Bouzari, J.L. Blackwell, A. Rainbow, R. Sherlock and T. Skinner, 2013, Paragenesis and alteration of the Southeast Zone and Deerhorn porphyry deposits, Woodjam property, central British Columbia: Summary of Activities 2012, Geoscience BC, Report 2013-1, p. 79-90.
  • A. Ford and C.J.R. Hart, 2013, Mineral potential mapping in frontier regions: A Mongolian Case Study: Ore Geology Reviews 51 (2013) p. 15-26.
  • P.D. Lewis, C.J.R. Hart, and K.A. Simpson, 2013, Re-release of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit’s Iskut River area maps (1989–1993), northwestern British Columbia: Summary of Activities 2012, Geoscience BC, Report 2013-1, p. 33-36.
  • G.G. McKenzie, M.M. Allan, J.K. Mortensen, C.J.R. Hart, M. Sánchez, and R.A. Creaser, 2013. Mid-Cretaceous orogenic gold and molybdenite mineralization in the Independence Creek area, Dawson Range, parts of NTS 115J/13 and 14. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2012, K.E. MacFarlane, M.G. Nordling, and P.J. Sack (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 73-97.
  • M.G. Sánchez, M.M. Allan, C.J.R. Hart and J.K. Mortensen, 2013. Orogen-perpendicular magnetic segmentation of the western Yukon and eastern Alaska cordilleran hinterland: Implications for structural control of mineralization. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2012, K.E. MacFarlane, M.G. Nordling, and P.J. Sack (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 133-146.
  • M.J. Tucker, C.J.R. Hart and R.C. Carne, 2013. Geology, alteration, and mineralization of the Carlin-type Conrad zone, Yukon. In: Yukon Exploration and Geology 2012, K.E. MacFarlane, M.G. Nordling, and P.J. Sack (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 163-178.

Spotlight: MDRU Impact

Cover of the Economic Geology Special Issue on the Pebble Cu-Au-Mo Deposit in southwestern Alaska.

MDRU researchers dominated the newly released May 2013 special issue of Economic Geology (http://econgeol.geoscienceworld.org/), which focuses on the Pebble Cu-Au-Mo Deposit in southwestern Alaska. The Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit is one of the world's largest known accumulations of metal. The copper endowment at Pebble is the fifth largest of all porphyry deposits, and in terms of gold, it is the world's largest known deposit. Over the last five years a prominent research effort has been underway by the Pebble Limited Partnership and several research organizations to help understand the processes responsible for the formation of this world-class deposit. MDRU has had a central role in this research over the last two years, which culminated in the publication of the special issue of Economic Geology on the Pebble deposit. Significant contributions to this special issue were provided by Melissa Gregory, Research Associate focusing on gold metallogeny, MDRU Director Craig Hart, MSc candidate Brian McNulty, and former MDRU Research Associate James Lang.

  • R.J. Goldfarb, E.D. Anderson, and C.J.R. Hart, 2013, Tectonic Setting of the Pebble and Other Copper-Gold-Molybdenum Porphyry Deposits within the Evolving Middle Cretaceous Continental Margin of Northwestern North America: Economic Geology 108 (3), p. 405-419.
  • M.J. Gregory, J.R. Lang, S. Gilbert & K.O. Hoal, 2013, Geometallurgy of the Pebble Porphyry Copper-Gold-Molybdenum Deposit, Alaska: Implications for Gold Distribution and Paragenesis. Economic Geology 108 (3), p. 463-482.
  • C.L. Harraden, B.A. McNulty, M.J. Gregory, & J.R. Lang, 2013, Shortwave Infrared Spectral Analysis of Hydrothermal Alteration Associated with the Pebble Porphyry Copper-Gold-Molybdenum Deposit, Iliamna, Alaska, USA. Economic Geology 108 (3), p. 483-494.
  • J.R. Lang, M.J. Gregory, C.M. Rebagliati, J.G. Payne, J.L. Oliver, & K. Roberts, 2013, Geology and Magmatic-Hydrothermal Evolution of the Giant Pebble Porphyry Copper-Gold-Molybdenum Deposit, Southwest Alaska, USA. Economic Geology 108 (3), p. 437-462.
  • R. Mathur, L. Munk, M. Nguyen, M. Gregory, H. Annell, & J. Lang, 2013, Modern and Paleofluid Pathways Revealed by Cu Isotope Compositions in Surface Waters and Ores of the Pebble Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo Deposit, Alaska. Economic Geology 108 (3), p. 529-541.

Spotlight: MDRU Researchers

MDRU researchers travel to sponsored project locations around the globe, introducing new students to their project areas, conducting field sampling campaigns, or presenting their research to sponsor companies and at conferences abroad. Here are a few of the highlights from winter’s researcher adventures.

Image of globes showing travel to Chile and Iran

With a focus on South American epithermal alteration research, Thomas Bissig traveled to La Coipa, operated by Kinross Gold Corp in the Maricunga belt of the Atacama region of northern Chile for initial project fieldwork. La Coipa is one of the principal operating mines in the Maricunga belt, but despite this, the district geology, hydrothermal centers and structural setting is poorly understood. Declining ore reserves led to increased district exploration by Kinross. The purpose of this trip was to become acquainted with the local geology of the La Coipa Au-Ag deposit with MDRU graduate student Sergio Gamonal. Sergio's project is focused on providing some of the crucial geological information on which to base further exploration decisions. The project is funded by Kinross Gold Corp.

La Coipa district, Chile

 

Farhad Bouzari holds a lamb during a trip to Iran

On the other side of the world, MDRU Research Associate Farhad Bouzari travelled to the Kerman belt and central parts of the Urumyeh-Dokhtar magmatic arc in Iran for the Western Tethyan Metallogeny (WTM) initiative. Through Bouzari’s research connections and previous experience, the WTM project (Aleksander Miskovic, P.I.) has been able to extend its already vast project area beyond Turkey and into Iran. Dr. Bouzari’s trip included a visit to several new exploration potentials in the region, as well as the Meydouk porphyry deposit and Sar Chesmeh, the world’s second-largest known copper deposit. While there, Bouzari also presented recent MDRU advances in alteration footprint mapping to WTM sponsor company NICICo in Tehran, Iran.

Spotlight: MDRU Students

Irene del Real in the field at Woodjam

MDRU graduate students always make a great impression on their colleagues and sponsors at Roundup, and this year was no different. MDRU MSc candidate Irene del Real brought home the recognition of earning 2nd place in the Roundup student poster contest. Irene’s research project, "The Southeast Zone (Cu-Mo) and Deerhorn (Cu-Au) porphyries; a possible genetic relationship between a calc-alkalic and an alkalic deposit, Woodjam Property, central British Columbia" is sponsored by Gold Fields Exploration Inc. and Geoscience BC. The project aims to characterize the paragenesis, alteration, and mineralization of the Deerhorn and Southeast zone deposits at Woodjam property, in order to define the area’s magmatic-hydrothermal evolution and relationship to mineralizing centers, with the ultimate goal of reconstructing ore evolution. Since the project began in 2012, Irene has conducted a graphic relogging and field sampling campaign, which has produced a unified cross-section linking both deposits. Fieldwork will continue in the summer of 2013, when Irene hopes to further characterize both deposits to evaluate their genetic relationship.

UBC SEG GAC Student Chapter

The UBC Student Chapter of the Society of Economic Geology-Geological Association of Canada had a very busy fall and winter.. 

Most recently, chapter members took part in a two-day Wilderness First Aid and CPR/AED course held on March 23-24, 2013 which was run by Sirius Wilderness Medicine. The course was attended by 11 graduate students as well as 5 members from industry. The course covered a variety of topics with an emphasis on practical skills, decision making, and dealing with environmental conditions while working in remote areas. This was done through lectures and hands-on-learning with real life simulations. Some of the topics covered include patient assessment, shock, wound management, burns, fractures and sprains, environmental injuries and common medical problems. This course provides an essential skillset for field season activities, and better prepares the students for the types of situations they may face in future exploration employment in remote areas.

The chapter arranged a two-day seminar on Geosoft Software in February. Geosoft Technical Analyst Taronish Pithawala instructed users on proper workflows and map preparation.

In January, the chapter was treated to two lectures by SEG Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer Dr. Paul Spry of Iowa State University. The first talk, at UBC, was entitled The Connection Between Au and Te in Hydrothermal Gold Telluride Deposits while a second town at the UBC Robson Square campus was The Utilization of Mineralogical Anomalies in the Exploration for Metamorphosed Massive Sulfide Deposits.

Geochemical consultant Barry Smee came to UBC on Jan 18th to present a half-day QA/QC lab audit seminar to the chapter.

In November, the chapter took a field trip to Myra Falls VMS Deposit on Vancouver Island, BC and held a Student-Industry mixer held at the Revel Room in Vancouver.

In addition, the student chapter is planning to return to Eastern Europe in May 2013 for their annual international field trip.

Upcoming Events: Spring 2012 Student -Industry Mixer to be held on April 11th, 2013. More details to follow soon!

Upcoming Events

SEG Whistler 2013: Geoscience for Discovery

Join the Society of Economic Geologists and colleagues from industry, government and academia in Whistler to discuss exciting developments in mineral deposit research and discovery. The conference will connect new regional and deposit concepts to the process of discovery around the northern Pacific and related regions. (more)

MDRU will be sponsoring two short courses. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

Short Course 1: Stable Isotope Applications in Mineral Exploration

Short Course 2: New Concepts in Diamondiferous Kimberlites

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