Department of Geology 2015-2016 Seminar Series presents guest speaker: Susan P. Craig, M.Sc., P. Geo., Tintina Consultants

Event Date: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Mary Louise Hill
Event Contact E-mail: 


GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT 2015-2016 SEMINAR SERIES

Presents a seminar by guest speaker:

SUSAN P. CRAIG, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Managing Director
Tintina Consultants

"Geology - So much more than Rocks"

Friday, September 25, 2015
at 3:00 p.m.
in CB 3031

Department of Geology 2015-2016 Seminar Series presents guest speaker: Dr. Ralf Tappert

Event Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Mary Louise Hill
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8319

 

GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT 2015-2016 SEMINAR SERIES

Presents a seminar by guest speaker:
DR. RALF TAPPERT
Principal Mineralogist
TNT Mineral Science, Gibson, BC

"The role of plate tectonics in the formation of diamonds in the Earth's Mantle"

Friday, September 18, 2015
at 3:00 p.m.
in CB 3031

Department of Geology Thesis Defense by Bret Timmis

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Mary Louise Hill, Acting Graduate Coordinator
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8319

 

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
Thesis defense presented by:

BRET TIMMIS
Master of Science in Geology Candidate

"Design and Testing of a Permeable Reactive Barrier System for Treatment of Sulphate Rich Waters at the Former Steep Rock Iron Mine, Atikokan, Ontario"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
2:30 p.m.
CB 3031

GEOLOGY SEMINAR: GAC 2014-2015 Hutchison Medal Lecturer - Dr. Ali Polat from the University of Windsor

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 11:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Mary Louise Hill
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8319
Event Contact E-mail: 


Geological Association of Canada
2014-2015 Hutchison Medal Lecture Tour
presents:

DR. ALI POLAT
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Windsor
2014 winner of the W.W. Hutchison Medal

"Archean Anorthosite Petrogenesis: A Case Study on the 2.97 Ga Fisken%E6sset Layered Intrusion, West Greenland"

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
11:00 a.m. in CB 3031

Abstract:

Among many Archean rock associations, anorthositic layered intrusions have unique mineralogical and lithological characteristics in that they range from calcic-plagioclase-dominated anorthosite cumulates to olivine-dominated dunite cumulates, providing a unique opportunity to study petrogenetic and geodynamic processes in the early Earth. The Fisken%E6sset Complex, southwestern Greenland, is the best-known example of Archean anorthositic layered intrusions in the world. Despite multiple phases of deformation and metamorphism, the Fisken%E6sset Complex contains well-preserved cumulate layers consisting of olivine, pyroxene, hornblende, plagioclase and chromite. Petrographic observations indicate that the order of crystallization was olivine, orthopyroxene, hornblende/clinopyroxene and plagioclase. Formation of abundant orthopyroxene-magnetite symplectitic (vermicular) intergrowths, mainly at the expense of olivine, is attributed to chemical reactions between late stage, residual hydrous melts and olivine. Whole-rock and mineral trace element and oxygen isotope data indicate that the complex has preserved its primary igneous chemistry. Large negative Nb anomalies in all major rock types and hornblendes suggest that the magmas of the Fisken%E6sset Complex were derived from a hydrous sub-arc mantle peridotite, consistent with the formation of the complex in a supra-subduction zone geodynamic setting. The whole-rock samples from the complex yielded a Sm-Nd regression age of 2973%B128 Ma, with an average initial eNd=+3.3, consistent with a long-term depleted mantle source. The complex is characterized by a modern mantle-like whole-rock O-isotope composition (d18O=+5.8%B10.5%89; n=36). Average d18O values in olivine (d18O=+4.9%89), hornblende (d18O=+5.7%89), clinopyroxene (d18O=+6.5%89) and plagioclase (d18O=+6.4%89) are consistent with the fractionation of these minerals in magma chamber(s).

Geology Honours Thesis Seminars 2015: Schedule of Presentations

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:30am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Peter Hollings
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8329
Event Contact E-mail: 


The Department of Geology

HONOURS THESIS SEMINARS 2015

click here for a scheduled list of presenters and titles

10:30 am to 12:00 noon
Tuesday, April 7

Tuesday, APRIL 7 - Presentations by:

MATT ARGES
Mineralogy and petrology of the spodumene-rich pegmatites and associated veinlets from the Rock Teck Li project, Georgia Lake Area, Quetico Subprovince, Ontario

TYLER WILLIAMS
Microstructural analysis of gold mineralization at St Andrew Goldfields, Kirkland Lake, ON

ALLEN WYWROT
Mineralogy and petrology of an newly-discovered Paralamproite occurrence near Marathon, Ontario

NATALIE ZWANENBURG
Physical controls on plant communities and soils on rock outcrops in the Thunder Bay area

Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration (CESME) presents guest speaker: Dr. Dawn Mills

Event Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 10:00am EDT
Event Location: 
CB 3031
Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Peter Hollings
Event Contact Phone: 
(807) 343-8329
Event Contact E-mail: 


The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Mining & Exploration (CESME)

Presents Guest Speaker:
DR. DAWN MILLS

"Engagement: Crown, Community and Company"

click here for poster and abstract details

Monday, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m. in CB 3031 

Since Haida and Mikisew Cree the Crown has delegated the responsibility of consultation to the Company.  Companies have embraced this responsibility in a number of ways.  They have sought early engagement with the particular First Nation or Inuit community, and they usually enter into a Participation Agreement.  Although this satisfies possible employment, own source revenue and the potential contracts, the Participation Agreement does not address any operational or environmental aspect of the mining operation. 

Outlined in this talk is a case study of the New Afton mine permit M-229. This example is to illustrate that the Crown has an ongoing role in the oversight of a mine that incorporates First Nation continued interest associated with mine water use, waste management, mine expansion, reclamation and closure that will ensure that the post-closure environment is capable of sustaining Aboriginal or Treaty Rights.

 

Biography:

Dr. Mills holds her PhD from the Faculty of Law at UBC. Her PHD work focused on Gitxsan property law and their management structures as it was spoken during the Delgamuukw trials and the reconciliation period afterwards. Dr. Mills’ research is related to administrative law, and legislative reform at the intersection of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Mineral Resource Development.

Dr. Mills is currently the inaugural Finning Resident Scholar for Mining and Communities at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering. The focus of this position is to engage with First Nation, Inuit or Metis communities related to mineral resource development. This position also facilitates the placement of Senior Undergraduate Students in between First Nation communities and at a Mine Site. Her teaching responsibilities include delivering the graduate seminar Mine 585 Canadian Aboriginal People and Mineral Resource Development, and APSC 261/262 & 450.

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