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MERC – Modular Course | Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

Earth Sciences, MERC

MERC – Modular Course:

Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits

April 8, 2018 – April 19, 2018

Harquail School of Earth Sciences and Goodman School of Mines, Laurentian University

 

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Course Description:

 

Summary: A 12-day intensive course in magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE), PGE, Cr, and Ti-V deposits including 3 days of theoretical material, 8 days of exploration applications and case studies, and a 1/2 to 3/4-day field trip.

 

Topics (all continually updated) to be covered include: S and Cr solubility and metal partitioning in mafic-ultramafic magmas; generation of ‘fertile’ magmas; applications of stable and radiogenic isotopes (including mass-independent S isotope methods) in identifying S and metal sources; sulfide transport and localization mechanisms (NEW); textures and deformation of Fe-Ni-Cu sulfide ores, sulfide recalculation and plotting methods; geology, genesis, and exploration for Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits in mafic-ultramafic lava channels, feeder sills/dikes, and magma conduits; geology, genesis, and exploration for PGE deposits in mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions; geology, genesis, and exploration for stratiform and podiform Cr deposits and Ti-V deposits in anorthosites and mafic-ultramafic intrusions (including those in the “Ring of Fire” district northern Ontario).

 

Case studies and laboratory practicals will include: Alexo (Ontario), Duke Island (Alaska), Duluth (Minnesota), Kambalda (Western Australia), Noril’sk-Talnakh and Pechenga (Russia), Jinchuan and other deposits in China, Thompson (Manitoba), Raglan (Nunavik), Voisey’s Bay (Labrador), and Sudbury Ni-Cu-PGE; and Bushveld (South Africa) and Stillwater (Montana) PGE and Cr; and ‘Ring of Fire” Cr.

 

Course Details:

 

Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate-level courses in Geochemistry, Igneous Petrology, and Ore Deposits.

 

Course Format:  ~50 hours of lectures, ~35 hours of laboratory exercises, and ~5 hours of field instruction = 90 contact hours, equivalent to a full-term course.

 

Remote Option: Non-students may take the course remotely – For details contact Professor Lesher at mlesher@laurentian.ca

 

Course Credit: 3 credits, applicable toward thesis-based or coursework-based MSc and PhD programs; applicable toward continuing education and professional development requirements for Professional Registration.

 

Grading: Laboratory practicals and problem sets 100%.

 

Speakers:

 

Professor Sarah-Jane Barnes (UQAC)

Dr. Stephen J. Barnes (CSIRO-Perth)

Dr. Paul Golightly (Consultant)

Dr. Michel Houlé (GSC-Québec)

Lisa Gibson (Vale)

Dr. Pedro Jugo (HES/MERC)

Professor Michael Lesher (HES/MERC)

Dr. Peter Lightfoot (Consultant)

Edward Pattison (Consultant)

David Richardson (Glencore)

Dr. Edward Ripley (Indiana U)

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Registration:

 

(All prices are in Canadian Dollars. All participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals.)

Students: $1305.95 (Canadian Residents) or $3213.30 (Non-Residents | See here for more information)

Non-Students: $2250 +HST (Full Course)  or $270 +HST (Per Day)

 

Register: Contact Roxane Mehes – rmehes@laurentian.ca

 

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For other information about this particular course please contact mlesher@laurentian.ca