Category Archives: Economic Geology

Metals Will Be Critical for the Green Economy

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I’m hoping to get back on the wagon a bit more in 2020. Outlined below is an expanded and annotated post that was recently published in the Gazette at Memorial … Continue reading

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New Paper from my Research Group (May 23, 2017)

Ms. Marissa Hindemith, a former MSc student of my colleague Dr. Aphrodite Indares (co-author on the paper), and I recently published a new paper entitled: “Hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks metamorphosed at granulite-facies conditions: an example from the Grenville Province” in … Continue reading

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Travel Log: 2016-2017 GAC Hutchison Lecture Tour (Eastern and Western Canada) and Tour Summary

In February, March, and April I undertook additional stops of the GAC Hutchison Lecture tour, in both eastern and western Canada. The Atlantic Canada portion of the tour involved presenting two talks at the Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) Colloquium in Fredericton, … Continue reading

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New Paper from my Research Group (March 23, 2017)

Just a quick note. I haven’t done this in a while, but I’m restarting this component of the blog again: notifying people when new papers come out from my research group. Dr. Jonathan Cloutier, my former Post-Doctoral Fellow and now … Continue reading

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Travel Log: 2016-2017 GAC Hutchison Lecture Tour – Leg #1

I have the pleasure of being the winner of the Hutchison Medal of the Geological Association of Canada for 2016-2017. As part of the conditions of the award the candidate undertakes a lecture tour and this entry is a synopsis of leg #1 of … Continue reading

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Field Trip Log: Mistaken Point, Newfoundland

OK, this post has little to do with economic geology, but it does have to deal with some really cool geology, paleontology, and a critical part of Earth’s history (the Ediacaran biota from the Ediacaran Period). So stick around…. On … Continue reading

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Travel Blog: Howard Street Robinson Lecture Tour, Ontario Leg and Tour Summary and Statistics!

This is the third travel blog post for the Howard Street Robinson Lecture Tour sponsored by the Geological Association of Canada. In late February, I undertook the Ontario-Quebec leg of the tour. I gave two lectures in Sudbury and Ottawa before heading back ahead … Continue reading

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Travel Blog: Howard Street Robinson Lecture Tour, Atlantic Leg, February 2016

This is the second travel blog post (the first blog is here) for the Howard Street Robinson Lecture Tour sponsored by the Geological Association of Canada. In February, I undertook the Atlantic leg of the tour where I gave four lectures in … Continue reading

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Travel Blog: Howard Street Robinson Lecture Tour, Western Leg, Nov 2015.

I have had the pleasure of being the Howard Street Robinson Medal winner of the Geological Association of Canada for 2015-2016. As part of the medal I am giving a lecture tour across Canada and just currently undertook the western leg … Continue reading

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Dr. Harold (Hank) Williams (1934-2010), FRSC – CMHOF Inductee for 2016

It’s great pleasure to share that former Professor of Earth Sciences at Memorial University, Dr. Hank Williams, was recently announced as one of the 2016 inductees into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. Hank has received many tributes in his … Continue reading

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