Natural Resources

Mineral Deposits

The Mineral Deposits Section of the Department of Mines and Energy is responsible for geoscientific programs related to mineral deposit research and mineral exploration and development in Newfoundland and Labrador. The results of this work are used by mineral explorationists to help direct their exploration programs, by government officials to promote mineral exploration and development opportunities in Newfoundland, by that part of the international scientific community that is engaged in mineral deposits research, and as a database for land use planning.

The Mineral Deposits Section retains a repository of geoscientific expertise on all types of mineral occurrences throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. It also provides a considerable variety of scientific services and publications that are available to our clients in the province.

Projects

Current

  • Metallogenic Studies of MVT Deposits in Western Newfoundland (J. Conliffe)
  • Iron-Ore deposits in Labrador (J. Conliffe)
  • Industrial Mineral Studies in Newfoundland and Labrador (Z. Magyarosi)
  • Metallogenic Studies of Gold Mineralization in Newfoundland and Labrador (H. Sandeman)
  • Metallogenic Studies of Uranium in Newfoundland and Labrador (G. Sparkes)
  • Metallogenic Studies of VMS Deposits in Newfoundland (G. Sparkes and J. Hinchey)
  • Mineral Occurrence Data System (G. Stapleton and J. Smith)

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Personnel

These are the current staff of the section. The Mineral Deposits Section delivers programs in four principal areas:

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