MDRU RESEARCH SUPPORT

Use MDRU Expertise to Solve your Mineral Exploration Challenges.

MDRU Corporate Members are encouraged to collaborate with us and take advantage of our expertise to solve your exploration challenges.  Since 1990 we have conducted collaborate research projects with industry partners on a range of topics related to the formation and discovery of mineral deposits.  Creating new knowledge leads to improved exploration decision-making and success.  Studies can range from global- to deposit-scales, from targeting to metallurgical, or from empirical to conceptual.  Projects can be short, such as a proof-of concept, or can target long-standing issues that may take several years such as during mine development.  Deliverables can include simple data collection, data integration, or sophisticated interpretations, and can come in the form of reports, training, presentations and short courses.  Talk to us.

 

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LABS
  • Plane and polarized, transmitted and reflected light microscopes, with camera attachment
  • Binocular microscope, great for looking at mineral grains
  • Rock prep and sample sorting space
  • Rock photography and thin section scanning
  • Rock saw
  • Rock crushing
  • Heavy mineral separations with heavy liquids and magnetic methods
  • Download the Mineral Isotope Analyzer flyer
ANALYTICAL
  • TerraSpec SWIR for alteration studies and expert interpretation of spectra
  • Fluid Inclusion Analysis, including IR light for sulphides like sphalerite and stibnite
  • Carbon and oxygen isotopic analysis on carbonates, fast
  • Cathodoluminescence and UV evaluation of geomaterials, veins, mineral grains
ARCHIVES
  • BHP/Utah Mines, Island Copper Archives
  • Sheahan-MDRU Diamond Library
  • Cordillera Pb-Isotope Galena Archive
  • MDRU rock and sample archives

ENGAGE with Us

  • Work with us to design a research project that contributes to your exploration decision-making.
  • Corporate Members have the unique opportunity to join Consortium Research projects
  • Support a PhD or MSc project that will directly bolster your project
  • Embed an MDRU researcher on-site, or place a valued employee  within the MDRU/UBC research environment
  • Our researchers are available for direct engagement, providing advice for conceptual targeting or strategic planning exercises
  • Current and recent research Consortiums include; Carbonate Alteration Footprints, Western Tethyan Metallogeny, Porphyry Indicator Minerals and Colombia Gold and Porphyry Project