Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

William Carlson

M. Sc. Economic Geology

Office: Bruce 349
Thesis Topic: Mineralogical Analysis of Soil and Till from the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada
Supervisors: Dr. Kurt Kyser, Dr. Dan Layton-Matthews


Research Interests


Unconformity Associated Uranium Deposits

Indicator Mineralogy

Heavy Mineral Concentration

Brief Biography 

I am a master’s student researching how glacially dispersed minerals can affect surface geochemical exploration. I have a bachelor’s degree in geology from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  I have worked in the Athabasca Basin as a field assistant supporting a surface geochemical exploration project. I will be graduating from Queen’s in December 2015.


Hemmera Named Teaching Assistant Award 2015

Carl Reindhart Fellowship 2013-2015

Queen’s Graduate Award 2013-2015

Queen’s International Tuition Award 2013-2015


       “Heavy Mineral Concentrates Derived From Athabasca Basin Soils and Their Implications on Geochemical Exploration for Unconformity-Related Uranium Deposits in Glaciated Terrain”

Poster presentation outlining master’s research presented at the International Applied Geochemistry Symposium hosted by the Association of Applied Geochemists in April, 2015


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