Dr. Peter Hollings
Chair - Department of Geology, NOHFC IRC Chair in Mineral Exploration Professor
B.Sc. (University of London)
Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan)
Adjunct Professor (University of Tasmania)
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow (University of Western Australia)
As the NOHFC IRC Chair in Mineral Exploration, much of my current research focuses on the application of whole rock geochemistry and petrology to the exploration for ore deposits. My Masters students have completed theses on a wide variety of topics including Ni-Cu-PGE deposits and geochemistry of the Midcontinent Rift, Archean greenstone belts, porphyry deposits in Mexico, the US and British Columbia. Current students are investigating the Lac des Iles palladium mine, porphyry deposits in British Columbia, Archean granites and the tectonic setting of komatiites. I am currently collaborating with CODES researchers in a study of the mineral chemistry footprint around gold and porphyry copper deposits as part of AMIRA Project P1202. As part of this research we are investigating the footprint around Archean gold deposits. I was the co-leader of the Cu-module of the Integrated Multi-Parameter Footprints of Ore Systems: The Next Generation of Ore Deposit Models. As the NOHFC IRC Chair in Mineral Exploration I am working closely with Impala Canada Ltd to help understand the Lac des Iles palladium deposit and help the company develop new exploration models.
Training and mentorship plays a large part in all my research. Many of my students have gone on to complete PhDs or now work in senior positions with government and industry.
Applications from suitable candidates wishing to undertake graduate studies in any of these fields are always welcome.