Geology Department Thesis Defense by D. Nikkila - December 11, 2017 at 11:00am

Event Date: 
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. S. Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
Thesis defense presented by:

DOUGLAS NIKKILA
Master of Science in Geology Candidate

The mineralogy and petrology of layered series nepheline syenite within Centre II of the Coldwell Complex

Monday, December 11, 2017
11:00 am
CB 3031

Campus: 

GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINARS 2017 - MSc Thesis Proposal Presentations by M. Afroz and J. J. Savard

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. S. Zurevinski
Event Contact E-mail: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINARS 2017
MSc Thesis Proposal Presentations By:

MUNIRA AFROZ
"Sedimentology and geochemistry of basinal facies of 2.94Ga Red Lake Carbonate Platform"

JOHNATHON JAMES SAVARD
"Petrology of ijolites from the Prairie Lake Carbonatite Complex"

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 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2017 
12:00 noon
 
CB 3031

Campus: 

Geology Seminar Series 2017 - Report on sponsored educational field trips SIFT and SIMEW

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. S. Hay
Event Contact E-mail: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca

GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT 2017-2018 SEMINAR SERIES
Report on sponsored educational field trips by:

SPENCER KILLINS
 Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Student Industry Field Trip
(SIFT)

CHANELLE BOUCHER
Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada Student-Industry
Mineral Exploration Workshop
(SIMEW)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
at 3:00 p.m. in CB 3031

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Campus: 

Geology 2017 Honours Thesis Presentations by: A. Graba and I. Arungwa

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8461
Event Contact E-mail: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
2017 HONOURS THESIS PRESENTATIONS BY:

ANDREW GRABA
"A mineralogical study of the Chipman Lake Carbonatite dykes" 

IKECHUKWU ARUNGWA
"Sedimentology and Geochemistry of a Conglomerate Carbonate Succession (2.94 Ga), Red Lake area"

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5th, 2017  
10:00 am to 11:00 am
CB 3031

GEOLOGY STUDENT GROUP PHOTO TO FOLLOW - SAME
LOCATION AS LAST YEAR - OUTSIDE OF CB DOWN
THE STEPS BY LAKE TAMBLYN

Campus: 

Geology Department SEG Student Chapter Seminar presents Ryan Weston, MSc, MBA, P.Geo, VP Exploration, Noront Resources:

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Brigitte Gelinas
Event Contact E-mail: 
bgelina1@lakeheadu.ca

GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT
SEG Student Chapter Seminar

Guest Speaker:

RYAN WESTON
 
MSc, MBA, P.Geo
Vice-President, Exploration
Noront Resources

"The Muketei Metallotect in the Ring of Fire - An Emerging Base-metal Camp"

Thursday, MARCH 23, 2017
at 5:00 pm in CB 3031

Abstract: 
The “Ring of Fire” (ROF), also known as the McFaulds Lake greenstone belt, is an arcuate Archean greenstone belt >200km long located largely under the cover of the James Bay Lowlands in Northern Ontario. Since the initial mineral discovery in 2002, exploration companies have discovered nine deposits of magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE, chromite, and VMS Cu-Zn with estimated resources and/or reserves, and over 50 polymetallic occurrences. Work by the OGS and GSC over the past six years has led to the identification of seven distinct assemblages within the ROF (Metsaranta et al., 2015), of which the Muketei assemblage is by far the most well-endowed as it hosts all known chromite and Ni-Cu-PGE deposits, and a large proportion of the known VMS occurrences.
The Muketei assemblage is a magmatic-volcanic succession interpreted to have been deposited during extensional rifting of older evolved crust, ca. 2735 Ma. Tabular sill-like ultramafic bodies emplaced at or near the contact between basement tonalite and an older supracrustal sequence are interpreted reflect komatiitic magmatism derived from high degree partial melting of the mantle. Feeder systems to these ultramafic sills are locally well defined and have the potential to host significant high-grade Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization as at the Eagle's Nest deposit. World class chromite resources occur stratigraphically above Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization as thick accumulations of semi-continuous strata within two main sill complexes. A regionally extensive sequence of ferrogabbro sills and lesser large layered intrusions occur higher up in the stratigraphy and are known to host Ti-V-Fe-P mineralization in cumulate horizons. The relationship between the ultramafic sills and regionally extensive ferrogabbro sills remains unknown, but we speculate the two are genetically related, either as co-products of high-degree partial melting in the upper mantle, or as end-member fractional crystallization products of mantle melts at higher levels in the crust. The latter has the potential to impact exploration targeting within the Muketei assemblage as the presence of thick ferrogabbro intrusions may provide a vector towards smaller ultramafic intrusions with potential for Ni-Cu-PGE and chromite mineralization.
The Muketei volcanic sequence, located generally above the ferrogabbro sills, is a folded, bi-modal volcanic succession up to ~10km in mapped thickness and hosts the McFaulds #1 and #3 Cu-Zn VMS deposits in the south, and the 5.01 Zn-Cu VMS occurrence in the north. Age determinations for the volcanic sequence (Metsaranta et al., 2015) indicate that it is contemporaneous with ultramafic and mafic magmatism at depth, suggesting the heat source which generated the felsic volcanic melts, and possibly the hydrothermal systems, may be linked to their emplacement.
The Muketei assemblage is unique in the ROF with its extraordinary mineral endowment and the contemporaneous nature of its magmatic and hydrothermal mineral deposits. In this respect we recognize it as a mineral Metallotect of which we are only just beginning to understand and appreciate its characteristics and spatial extent. Questions remain as to why the Muketei is so unique relative to its sister assemblages in the ROF and to other greenstone belts in the Superior Province and beyond.

About the Presenter: 
Ryan Weston, Noront Resources’ Vice-President Exploration, is a Professional Geologist with over 15 years’ exploration experience nationally and abroad. He has explored for VMS deposits in the Mexican Cretaceous belt, komatiite-hosted Nickel sulfides in Australia’s outback and porphyry and epithermal mineralization in the Peruvian Andes.
Since 2012 Ryan has been focussed on exploration and development within Ontario’s highly prospective Ring of Fire district which hosts world class chromite resources, a significant magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposit (Eagle’s Nest) and numerous VMS occurrences, all discovered within span of less than 10 years. Ryan is an ardent believer in the continued prospectivity of the belt and believes there are more high-quality deposits yet to be found. Ryan received his MSc in geology from Laurentian University in 2002 and is a recent MBA graduate from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Campus: 

Geology 2017 Honours Thesis Presentations by: J. Farquharson, C. Boucher, M. Greco and B. Ramsay

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8015
Event Contact E-mail: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
2017 HONOURS THESIS PRESENTATIONS BY:

JAMES FARQUHARSON
"Microstructure analysis of the Yukon Goldstrike Project"

CHANELLE BOUCHER
"Alteration and geochemistry of sedimentary units within the Coldwell Complex"

MATTHEW GRECO
"Assessing heterogeneity of graphite breccias of the Albany deposit"

BRITTANY RAMSAY
"Sedimentology and Geochemistry of the 2.31 Ga Kona Dolomite, Huronian
Supergroup, Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Michigan"

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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd, 2017  
10:00 am to 11:30 am
CB 3031

Campus: 

Geology 2017 Honours Thesis Presentations by: A. Cleaver, L. Fay, B. Drover and P. Escher

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8015
Event Contact E-mail: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
2017 HONOURS THESIS PRESENTATIONS BY:


AMY CLEAVER
"The mineralogy and petrology of the newly discovered Prairie Lake carbonatite occurrence"

LIAM FAY
"Mineral chemistry of the Heron Bay area"

BAILEY DROVER
"Metamorphism and Deformation of the Gunflint Formation"

PHILIP ESCHER
"Microstructural control on gold mineralization at the Gold Creek property, Shebandowan Greenstone Belt"

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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th, 2017
 
10:00 am to 11:30 am
CB 3031

Campus: 

Geology 2017 Honours Thesis Presentations by: D. Campbell, M. Lewinsky, C. Madge and M. Melchiorre

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Shannon Zurevinski
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8015
Event Contact E-mail: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES
2017 HONOURS THESIS PRESENTATIONS BY:

DANA CAMPBELL
"Investigating the weathering profile of `Target 6', Marathon, ON" 

MICHAEL LEWINSKY
"Assessing potential gold at Bending Lake"

CARLY MADGE
"Comparison of groundwater and whole rock geochemistry of the Gunflint and Rove formations"

MATTHEW MELCHIORRE
"Petrology and Geochemistry of the Copper Bar Ni-Cu-PGE prospect, N Ontario"

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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th, 2017  
10:00 am to 11:30 am
CB 3031

Campus: 

GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINAR 2017 - MSc Thesis Proposal Presentation by N. Derome

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. A. Conly
Event Contact E-mail: 
aconly@lakeheadu.ca

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINAR 2017 MSc Thesis Proposal Presentation By:

NICOLAS DEROME
"Alteration Mineral Chemistry of the Red Lake Au Deposit"

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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1st, 2017 
10:00 am to 11:00 am
CB 3031

Campus: 

GEOLOGY GRADUATE THESIS SEMINARS 2017 - MSc Thesis Proposal Presentations by K. Arnold and V. Smith

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. A. Conly
Event Contact E-mail: 
aconly@lakeheadu.ca

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY GRADUATE
THESIS SEMINARS 2017
MSc Thesis Proposal Presentations By:

KIRA ARNOLD
"Geology and Geochemistry of Terrace Bay Batholith, N. Ontario"

VITTORIA SMITH
"lsotopic Systematics of the Ghost Lake Batholith, ON"

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th, 2017 
10:00 am to 11:30 am
CB 3031

Campus: 

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