Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Nicholas Joyce

MSc Economic Geology

Office: M302
Thesis Topic: CMIC Footprints Project: Alteration mineralogy of the McArthur River uranium deposit, Athabasca basin, Canada
Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Layton-Matthews


Research Interests

Ore deposits, Exploration technology, Resource management, Commodity investment cycles

Brief Biography  

The opportunity to study hydrothermal ore deposits with a highly qualified, multidisciplinary research team brought me to Queen’s University in the summer of 2013.  Currently, working with a team of researchers all over Canada on the CMIC Exploration Footprints Project, I am studying alteration mineralogy as a component of a common earth model for the McArthur River uranium deposit footprint.

I have previously spent four field seasons in Canadian mineral exploration, managing field operations, engaging local stakeholders, mapping and core logging. I am ambitious, bilingual and committed to my professional development, with a strong interest in mineral economics and the long-term aim of pursuing a management-level career in mining and mineral exploration and or capital markets.

I previously completed a BSc at the University of British Columbia with a major in geology and a minor in economics.


2014 SEG Graduate Student Fellowship

2014 Gord and Katherine Keep Teaching Assistant Award

2014 Wayne Foo and Lynne Marshall Teaching Assistant Award


2012 CIM Scotiabank and Scotia Capital Markets Scholarship

2011 Shell Canada Award for geological mapping


Publications subject to 6-month blackout period following thesis defence.


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