Dr. Philip Fralick

Professor

Email: 
pfralick@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8288
Office Location: 
CB 4005
Academic Qualifications: 
  • B.Sc. M.Sc. (Dalhousie University) 
  • Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Research Interests: 

Active research programs with research students continue in the following areas for which Lakehead University is particulary well situated.

  1. Evolution of ocean-atmosphere geochemistry through the Precambrian.

  2. Tectonic influences on basin formation and development in Precambrian sequences (see Eriksson et al, 1994, 1997).

  3. Genesis of iron formations (see Fralick and Barrett, 1995). Work on genesis of iron formations centers on understanding the shelf or deep marine hydrodynamic and chemical processes which led to the precipitation of these odd sediments.

  4. The use of depositional environment and provenance to ascertain the basin-fill architecture of sedimentary units in Mesoproterozoic to Mesoarchean terrains. Categorization of basin-fill processes, combined with the use of geochemistry (see Fralick and Kronberg, 1977) and single zircon U/Pb geochronology to identify sediment source areas allows models to be proposed for tectonically-linked basin formation processes.