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UBC Launches of the International Caving Research Network (ICaRN)

The Deans of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Faculty of Science at The University of British Columbia, together with the Head of Mining Engineering, the Head of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, the Director of Geological Engineering, and the Director of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), are pleased to announce the formation […]

MDRU Research Identifies NEW Porphyry Mineralization and Potential, in northern BC Mineral District

MDRU research into the transitions that exist between epithermal and porphyry systems in northern BC’s Toodoggone District, has recognized features that indicate that exposed and mineralized porphyry copper deposits are only between 150 and 300m beneath the epithermal systems that were previously exploited.  Additional geological, mineralogical and geochemical data together form a very compelling story […]

UBC Student wins National Geological Mapping Award

MSc candidate Andrew Steiner is the 2019 recipient of the Mary-Claire Ward Geoscience Award! Andrew’s research aims to map auriferous fluid pathways, identify the geological controls on fluid flow and assess the physiochemical evolution of ore fluids in the Carlin-type gold deposits of the Nadaleen trend in northern Yukon.  Andrew is supervised by  Ken Hickey. […]