Mineral Deposits

Mineral resources are a backbone of the Newfoundland and Canadian economies. Various faculty members in our Department develop methods for the exploration and evaluation of ores and carry out site investigations using those methods. A large component of this research is currently concerned with geophysical and mineralogical studies of the giant Voisey’s Bay nickel-copper-cobalt deposit of northern Labrador.

Faculty members with ongoing mineral deposit research are:

Voisey’s Bay

Dr. Colin Farquharson
Dr. Charles Hurich
Dr. Graham Layne Missing - Earth Sciences
Dr. Derek Wilton
Other Deposits

Dr. John Hanchar Missing - Earth Sciences Dr. John Jamieson
Dr. Stephen Piercey

Dr. Derek Wilton