Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership
Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Gema Olivo

Queen's Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

613-533-6998 |


Gema R. Olivo has been working since 1999 at Queen’s, after completion of her post-doctoral research at McGill University.  She received her B.Sc. in Geology and M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from Universidade de Brasília, and Ph.D from Université du Québec à Montréal.

Her main research interest is to understand processes involved in the genesis of hydrothermal ore deposits, particularly precious metal deposits, using a multidisciplinary approach. 

Her research team has contributed to furthering the understanding of a variety of minerals deposits including greenstone belt-hosted gold deposits, Carlin-type gold deposits, Au-PGE in iron-formations (Jacutinga-type), PGE-Ni-Cu in mafic-ultramafic sequences, Ag-rich epithermal deposits, and Zr- REE deposits, among others.

She is also involved in teaching and mentoring programs on Resources and Sustainability. In 2003 she was granted the Premier's Research Excellence Award for her research on Hydrothermal Gold Deposits, from 2007 to 2009 was associate editor to Canadian Mineralogist, she was elected as a councillor for Society of Economic Geologists (2012-2014), and is member of the NSERC Strategic Grant committee on Natural Resources (2011-2013). 

She has been fortunate to work with a large number of talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, some of them being recipients of major national international awards.

EERL 808 Minerals Life Cycle Track

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