Offre de projet - M.Sc.

The Chairs research program is divided into two themes

Geological map showing the location of the studied ore deposits by chair's team. (M. Colpron, Geological Survey of Canada).

Theme 1: Indicator minerals for orogenic gold deposits

Theme 1 will study indicator minerals in orogenic gold deposits, with the exception of native gold, which will be studied under Theme 2. Theme 1 research will be undertaken by a team, composed of a PhD and 3 MSc students, under the supervision of Professor Beaudoin and Professor Huot.

Masters (M.Sc.) project on the indicator minerals of the Kittilä gold deposit (Finland).

The study will document in detail the composition and mineral association of the selected indicator minerals (arsenopyrite,rutile, scheelite, magnetite/hematite) from the Kittilä deposit, and compare the bedrock indicator mineral characteristics with those from till heavy mineral concentrates. The Kittilä mine (Finland) is an example of a shear zone-hosted orogenic gold deposit where the gold is hosted in arsenopyrite and arsenian pyrite. 

Masters (M.Sc.) project on the indicator minerals of the Meliadine gold deposit (Nunavut, Canada).

The study will document in detail the composition and mineral association of indicator minerals in the Meliadine deposit. The indicator minerals (magnetite, arsenopyrite, rutile, scheelite) from the Meliadine deposit will be compared to those down-ice from Meadowbank in archived till heavy mineral concentrates from proprietary Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited and government surveys.

Doctorat (Ph.D) project on the indicator minerals of worldwide orogenic gold deposits.

The objective of the project is to determine the chemical and isotopic characteristics of indicator minerals arsenopyrite, tourmaline, scheelite, rutile, and magnetite/hematite, from orogenic gold deposits around the world. (Goldfarb et al. 2005). The deposits will be selected to present a range of geological characteristics, hosted by rocks in various metamorphic grades (sub-greenschist to upper amphibolite), age of mineralization (Archean to Eocene), composition of host rocks (ultramafic to felsic), structural style (shear zone, extension veins) and mineralization style (disseminated sulphides and arsenopyrite to quartz-carbonate veins). 

Masters (M.Sc) project on the indicator minerals of Val d'Or orogenic gold deposits (Canada).

The objective of this project will be to study the chemical and isotopic composition of the selected indicator minerals (arsenopyrite, tourmaline, scheelite, rutile, magnetite/hematite) from subtypes of orogenic gold deposits, including disseminated gold mineralization associated to arsenopyrite in the amphibolite grade-hosted Lapa mine, and classical greenschists grade-hosted quartz-tourmaline-carbonate veins of the Val-d’Or district.

 

 

Theme 2: Native gold as an indicator mineral

Theme 2 aims to improve exploration methods using native gold grains by determining chemical, isotopic and mineralogical criteria that will help identify the deposit type from which the gold grain is derived. Theme 2 research will be undertaken by a team composed of two PhD students, under the supervision of Professor Beaudoin and Professor Huot. 

Doctoral (Ph.D) project on native gold as an indicator mineral.

The project will document the chemical and isotopic composition of native gold grains from representative examples of major types of gold-bearing deposits (orogenic, porphyry and intrusion-related, epithermal, VMS) from around the world. The study will also focus on the mineral associations in inclusions within the gold grains.

 

Doctoral (Ph.D) project on gold as an indicator mineral in glacial sediments.

The main objective of the project is to produce quantitative data of the form of the native gold grains in tills.