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Dr. Peter Hollings

Chair - Department of Geology
Professor

Email: 
peter.hollings@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8329
Office Location: 
CB 4001
Academic Qualifications: 

B.Sc. (University of London)
Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan)
Adjunct Professor (University of Tasmania)
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow (University of Western Australia)

 

Research Interests: 

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 Hemlo and Red Lake gold deposits, 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 P1153. As part of this research we are investigating the footprint around Archean gold deposits. I am also the co-leader of the Cu-module of the Integrated Multi-Parameter Footprints of Ore Systems: The Next Generation of Ore Deposit Models supported by the Canadian Mining Innovation Council and an NSERC CRD.

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.

I am currently the Secretary for the Institute on Lake Superior Geology and the past President of the Volcanology and Igneous Petrology Division of the Geological Association of Canada.