Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Nicholas Joyce

MSc Economic Geology

Office: M302
Email: 12nj18@queensu.ca
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.

Awards

2014 SEG Graduate Student Fellowship

2014 Gord and Katherine Keep Teaching Assistant Award

2014 Wayne Foo and Lynne Marshall Teaching Assistant Award

2013 PDAC S-IMEW

2012 CIM Scotiabank and Scotia Capital Markets Scholarship

2011 Shell Canada Award for geological mapping

Publications

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

 

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