Geology: Master Theses 1980 to Present

The following is a list of Masters theses completed by graduate students in the Department of Geology at Lakehead University since the inception of the graduate program in 1978. The abstracts for some of the more recent theses are available online and can be accessed by clicking on the thesis title.
For more information about any of these theses please contact us. 

Geology Thesis

Caglioti, Connor 2023 PGE–Cu–Ni Sulfide Mineralization of the Mesoproterozoic Escape Intrusion, Northwestern Ontario
Groeneveld, Tianna 2023 Geochemistry and mineralization of the Archean Titan (Roaring River) intrusion, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Marcelissen, Mitchell 2023 Magmatic Mineral Chemistry of the Sunda Arc, Indonesia
Price, Rebecca Lynne 2023 Mineralogy and petrology of the Good Hope carbonatite complex, Marathon, Ontario
Brand, Ethan 2022 Effects of a second wood ash application to soil on Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P. and Picea glauca (Moench) voss growth and foliar nutrition and soil chemistry
Drover, Bailey 2022 A record of transpression-related brittle-ductile deformation and associated alteration within granitoid plutons of the Wabigoon subprovince, Superior Province
Jedemann, Andrew 2021 Tectonomagmatic evolution and green rock mineral chemistry of Jurassic Bonanza arc rocks at Pemberton Hills, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Bielski, Paul 2020 Mechanisms Controlling Archean Iron Formation Genesis in Shallow vs. Deeper Water
Campbell, Dana 2020 Distribution and chemistry of kimberlite indicator minerals in the southern Slave Province, NWT
Ramsay, Brittany 2020 Environmental Control of Seawater Geochemistry in a Mesoarchean Peritidal System, Woman Lake, Superior Province
Afroz, Munira 2019 Sedimentology and Geochemistry of the 2.93 Ga Basinal Facies of the Red Lake Carbonate Platform
Arnold, Kira 2019 Geology and Geochemistry of the Terrace Bay Batholith, N. Ontario
Boucher, Chanelle 2019 Geology and Geochemistry of Ultramafic Rocks in the Lake of the Woods Greenstone Belt
Kurucz, Sophie 2019 Paleoproterozoic Snowball Earth? Sedimentology and Geochemistry of a Huronian Glacial Cycle
Savard, Johnathan 2019 Petrology of Ijolites from the Prairie Lake Carbonatite Complex
Dolega, Simon 2018 Geochemistry of Shallow and Deep Water Archean Meta-Iron Formations and their Post-Depositional Alteration in Western Superior Province, Canada
Gélinas, Brigitte Rachel 2018 Geology and Geochemistry of the Laird Lake Property and Associated Gold Mineralization, Red Lake Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Ontario
Hinz, Sheree Laina Kirsten 2018 Geochemistry and Petrography of the Ultramafic Metavolcanic Rocks in the Eastern Portion of the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Ontario
O'Brien, Sean 2018 Petrology of the Crystal Lake Gabbro and the Mount Mollie Dyke, Midcontinent Rift, Northwest Ontario
Vrzovski, Joseph 2018 Mineral chemistry, hyperspectral analysis and applications for regional exploration at the Hemlo Gold deposit, Ontario, Canada
Nikkila, Douglas 2017 The Mineralogy and Petrology of Layered Series Nepheline Syenite within Centre II of the Coldwell Complex
Baig, Ayat 2016 Characterization of the MAX porphyry Mo deposit using trace element geochemistry in hydrothermal alteration minerals, Trout Lake, B.C.
D'Angelo, Michael 2016 Geochemistry, petrography and mineral chemistry of the Guichon Creek and Nicola batholiths, southcentral British Columbia
LaFontaine, Daniel 2016 Structural and Metamorphic Control on the Borden Gold Deposit, Chapleau, Ontario
McCullough, Monica M. 2016 Sedimentology and Paleogeographic Reconstruction of the Strata in and Adjacent to the Sudbury Impact Layer in the Northern Paleoproterozoic Animikie Basin
Yip, Christopher Ira 2016 Sedimentology and geochemistry of regressive and transgressive surfaces in the Gunflint Formation, Northwestern Ontario
Arts, Adrian 2015 Macro- and Micro-Structure Comparison of Ancient and Modern Iron-Rich Stromatolites
Smyk, Emily 2015 A Comparison of the Hydrothermal Alteration Systems Around the Mo-hosting White Pine Intrusion, Utah, and the Buckingham Porphyry, Nevada
Timmis, Bret B 2015 Design and Testing of a Permeable Reactive Barrier System for Treatment of Sulphate Rich Waters at the Former Steep Rock Iron Mine, Atikokan, Ontario.
Dasti, Ian R. 2014 The Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of the Ni-Cu-PGE Shakespeare Deposit, Ontario, Canada
Kuzmich, Benjamin N. 2014 Petrogenesis of the Ferrogabbroic Intrusions and Associated Fe-Ti-V-P Mineralization within the McFaulds Greenstone belt, Superior Province, Canada
Trevisan, Brent E. 2014 The petrology, mineralization and regional context of the Thunder mafic to ultramafic intrusion, Midcontinent Rift, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Kerkermeier, Leah 2013 Growth and Arsenic Adsorption of Recent Ferromanganese Lacustrine Precipitates in Nova Scotia and Northern Ontario
Beh, Breanne 2012 Depositional Processes Operating on the Paleoproterozoic Gowganda Ice Margin
Cundari, Robert 2012 Geology and geochemistry of Midcontinent Rift-related igneous rocks
Kolb, Maura 2012 A microstructural study of Musselwhite Mine and Hammond Reef shear-zone-hosted gold deposits
Shultis, Christine 2012 Quaternary Sedimentology East of Thunder Bay, Ontario; Implications for Five Paleoindian Sites
Stinson, Victoria 2012 An investigation on the control of gold mineralization in the Beardmore-Geraldton greenstone belt and surrounding Quetico-Wabigoon subprovince boundary area
Fage, Adam 2011 Geology, Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Hemlo East Property, Schreiber-Hemlo Greenstone Belt, Ontario
Forslund, Nathan 2011 Alteration and Fluid Characterization of the Hamlin Lake IOCG Occurrence, Northwestern Ontario, Canada
Mikkelsen, Larissa 2011 Preliminary Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Steep Rock Pit Lakes, Atikokan, Ontario
Secord, Scott R. 2011 Geochemistry and Au Mineralization within the Kakagi - Rowan Lakes Greenstone Belt: A Study of the Angel Hill Gold Zone
Shankie, Simon J. 2011 Assessment of Permeable Reactive Barriers for Sulphate Reduction at the Former Steep Rock Iron Mine Site, Atikokan, Ontario
McBride, John 2010 Petrography and mineralogy of the C29/30 kimberlite, Saskatchewan, Canada
Wendland, Corey 2010 Diamondiferous Mass-Flow and Traction Current Deposits in a Neoarchean Fan Delta, Wawa Area, Superior Province
Alexander, Malcolm 2009 The Mineralogy of NYF Pegmatites from the Coldwell Alkaline Complex, Northwestern Ontario
Isaac, Carissa 2008 Stable isotope (N, O, H) geochemistry, petrology and compositions of biotite of the Musselwhite Mine, Ontario: implications for mineralisation
Moran, Patrick 2008 Lithogeochemistry of the sedimentary stratigraphy and metosomatic alteration in the Musselwhite gold deposit, North Caribour Lake greenstone belt, Superior Province, Canada: Implications for deposition and mineralization
Shute, Amy 2008 Geology and Alteration Associated with the Hamlin Lake VMS System, Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Ontario, Canada
Surette, Clarence 2008 The Potential of Microfossil use in Paleodiet and Paleoenvironmental Analysis in Northwestern Ontario
Laarman, Jordan 2007 Geochemistry and PGE Mineralization of the Kitto Intrusion: A Product of Mesoproterozoic Plume Magmatism through Fault Bounded Archean Crust, East Nipigon Embayment, Northern Ontario
Almqvist, Bjarne 2006 Paleomagnetic secular field variation and rock magnetism of some early Holocene (<9900BP) postglacial lacustrine sediments near Thunder Bay, northwestern Ontario, Canada.
Maric, Mike 2006 Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Paleoproterozoic Rove and Virginia Formations, Southwest Superior Province
Metsaranta, Riku T. 2006 Sedimentology and Geochemistry of the Mesoproterozoic Pass Lake and Rossport Formations, Sibley Group
Trebilcock, Dawn-Ann 2006 Rock Magnetic Studies of the CY-4 Drill Hole Through the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus
Hamilton, Thomas 2005 Circum-Troodos limestone succession of south and south-west Cyprus: A magnetic fabric and magnetic mineralogical study
Heggie, Geoff 2005 Whole rock geochemistry, mineral chemistry, petrology and Pt, Pd mineralization of the Seagull Intrusion, Northwestern Ontario.
Johnson, Justin 2005 Mineralization and tectonic setting of the Norton Lake region
Potter, Eric G. 2004 The Rare and Exotic Mineralogy of the Western Subcomplex of the Deadhorse Creek Diatreme, Northwestern Ontario
Charpentier, Lionel 2003 Magnetic fabrics of granitic plutons and gneisses, northwestern Ontario
Hay, Shannon 2003 The Nb-mineralization of the Oka Carbonatite Complex , Quebec
Rogala, Becky 2003 The Sibley Group: A Lithostratigraphic, Geochemical, and Paleomagnetic Study
Gauthier, David 2002 Magnetic Fabrics from Sheeted Dikes Reveal Regional Magma Flow Patterns, and the Spacing and Dimensions of Ophiolite Magma-Chambers, Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus
Reguir, Ekaterina 2001 Aspects of the mineralogy of the Murun alkaline complex, Yakutia, Russia
Ross, Kirk 2000 X-Ray Diffraction and Rietveld Structural Refinement of Selected Fluoroperovskites
Lagroix, France 1999 Neo-Tectonic and Rock Magnetic Study of the Circum Troodas Sedimentary Succession, Cyprus
Masun, Katharine 1999 The Petrography and Mineralogy of the Lac de Gras Kimberlite Field, Slave Province, Northwest Territories: A Comparative Study
King, David 1998 Depositional Environments of the 3.0 Ga Finlayson and Lumby Lake Greenstone Belts, Superior Province, Ontario, Canada
Michaud, Michael Julien 1998 The Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry and Platinum-Group Element-Gold-Copper-Nickel Ore Assemblage of the Roby Zone, Lac des Iles Mafic-Ultramafic complex, Northwestern Ontario
Farrell, Shannon 1997 Crystallographic studies of selected perovskite-group compounds
Koebernick, Christa 1996 Neoarchean Coastal Sedimentation in the Shebandowan Group, Northwestern Ontario
Pufahl , Peir K 1996 Stratigraphic architecture of a Paleoproterozoic iron formation depositional system: the Gunflint, Mesabi and Cuyuna iron ranges
Kukkee, Ken 1995 Rock magnetic and structural investigation of the Moss Lake stock and local area: western Shebandowan belt
Purdon, Robert 1995 Lithostratigraphy and Provenance of the Neoarchean McKellar Habour Sequence, Superior Province, Ontario, Canada
Xiong, Jian 1995 Cathodoluminescence Studies of Feldspars and Apatites from the Coldwell Alkaline Complex
Kowalski, Barbara S. 1994 Petrographic and Fluid Inclusion Studies on the Metalore - Golden Highway Deposit, Thunder Bay District, Ontario
Werner, Tomasz 1993 Paleomagnetism, structure and magnetic fabrics in a traverse of the Quetico Subprovince between Atikokan and Kashabowie, NW Ontario
Dehls, John F. 1992 The Magnetic Fabrics and Strain History of the Archean Seine Group Metasedimentary Rocks Near Mine Centre, Northwestern Ontario
MacTavish, Allan Douglas 1992 The Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry, Sulphide and Platinum-Group Element Mineralization of the Quetico Intrusions, Northwestern Ontario
Seemayer, Barbara Ellen 1992 Variations in Metamorphic Grade in Metapelites in Transects Across the Quetico Subprovince North of Thunder Bay, Ontario
Craig, Susan 1991 Sedimentation Models for Glacial Deltaic Successions in the Thunder Bay Area
Nicol, David L. 1991 Deformation of Layered Rocks near the Wawa-Quetico Subprovince Boundary
Puumala, Mark 1991 An Investigation of the Use of Anisotropy of Complex Magnetic Susceptibility to Analyse Strain in Experimentally Deformed Materials and Massive Sulphides
McArthur, John Robert 1990 Dimensional and Crystallographic Fabric Development in Experimentally Deformed Synthetic Aggregate and Natural Rocks
Abdullah, Geoffrey Kahlil 1990 Ore Mineralogy of Mattabi Mine, Northwestern Ontario, Canada
McLaughlin, Richard Morison 1990 Accessory Rare Metal Mineralization in the Coldwell Alkaline Complex, Northwest Ontario
Mooney, Scott J. 1990 Stratigraphy of Two Late Paleozoic Basins: Implications for the Timing of Final Emplacement of the Meguma Terrane
Nicol, Derek 1990 Assimilation of Basic Xenoliths within Centre 3 Syenites of the Coldwell Alkaline Complex, Ontario
Spark, Robert Nicholas 1990 Magnetic Fabrics and Boundary Structure at the Quetico/Shebandowan Subprovince Boundary, near Kashabowie, NW Ontario
Burton, John Peter 1989 Constraints on the Formation of Depositional Placer Accumulations in Coarse Alluvial Braided River Systems
Mulja, Thomas 1989 Petrology, Geochemistry, Sulphide and Platinum-Group Element Mineralization of the Geordie Lake Intrusion, Coldwell Complex, Ontario
Sherlock, Ross Lawrence 1989 A Study of the Third Dimension in the Thunder Bay Silver Veins: Fluid Inclusion and Stable Isotope Results
Alford, Craig Steven 1988 "Tectonic" Magnetic Fabrics in Pure and Simple Shear: Experimental Investigations
Laderoute, David G. 1988 The Petrography, Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Alkaline Dyke Rocks from the Coldwell Alkaline Complex, Northwestern Ontario
Lukosius-Sanders, Jurate 1988 Petrology of Syenites from Centre III of the Coldwell Alkaline Complex, Northwest Ontario
Steele, Owen J. 1988 A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Pressure Solution
Devaney, Jonathan Ross 1987 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Northern and Central Metasedimentary Belts in the Beardmore-Geraldton Area of Northern Ontario
Jennings, Elizabeth Anne 1987 A Survey of the Mainland and Island Belts, Thunder Bay Silver District, Ontario: Fluid Inclusions, Mineralogy, and Sulfur Isotopes
McKay, Douglas Bruce 1987 Aspects of Gallium Geochemistry in Upper Mantle-Derived Lherzolite Xenoliths and Continental Alkaline Volcanic Rocks
Sarvas, Perry 1987 The Structure and Magnetic Fabric of the Quetico Metasedimentary Rocks in the Calm Lake - Perch Lake Area, near Atikokan, Northwestern Ontario
Schnieders, Bernard Rolf 1987 The Geology of Sulphide-Facies Iron-Formations and Associated Rocks in the Lower Steel River - Little Steel Lake Area , Terrace Bay , Ontario
Arne, Dennis C. 1985 A Study of Zonation at the Nanisivik ZN-PB-AG Mine, Baffin Island, Canada
Brown, G. Heather 1985 A Structural and Stratigraphic Study of the Keewatin-Type and Shebandowan-Type Rocks West of Thunder Bay, Ontario
Zayachivsky, Borys 1985 Granitoids and Rare-Element Pegmatites of the Georgia Lake Area, Northwestern Ontario
Kennedy, Myra Carolyn 1984 The Quetico Fault in the Superior Province of the Southern Canadian Shield
El Tawashi, Adel Mohamed Hassan 1983 A Study of the Depositional Environments of The Halfway Formation British Columbia
Tabrez, Ali R. 1983 A Comparison of the Late Quarternary Sedimentary Sequence and Paleomagnetic Record of the North Bay Outlet and a Baffin Island Fiord
Cheadle, Scott Philip 1982 A Gravity Study of an Archean Crustal Segment Near Thunder Bay, Ontario
Jackson, Paul Anthony 1982 The Structure, Stratigraphy and Strain History of The Seine Group and Related Rocks Near Mine Centre, Northwestern Ontario
Jago, Bruce Craig 1982 Mineralogy and Petrology of the Ham Kimberlite, Somerset Island N.W.T., Canada
Berger, Ben 1981 Stratigraphy of the Western Lake St. Joseph Greenstone Terrain, Northwestern Ontario
Poulsen, Knud Howard 1980 The Stratigraphy, Structure and Metamorphism of Archean Rocks at Rainy Lake, Ontario