Natural Resources

Charles Gower

Project Geologist: Charles Gower
Regional Geology Section
Telephone: 709-729-2118
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects

Current

  • Regional geological mapping and mineral potential assessment in the Grenville Province in eastern Labrador.

Research Interests

  • Proterozoic regional geology.
  • Precambrian inter-cratonic correlations.
  • High-grade gneissic terranes.

Selected Publications

  • Bybee, G.M., Ashwal, L.D., Gower, C.F. and Hamilton, M.A.
    2015: Pegmatitic pods in the Mealy Mountains intrusive suite, Canada: clues to the origin of the olivine-orthopyroxene dichotomy in Proterozoic anorthosites. Journal of Petrology, Volume 56, pages 845-868.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2012: The Grenville Province of southeast Labrador and adjacent Quebec. Field excursion guide. GAC-MAC-AGC Joint Annual Meeting, St. John’s 2012, 140 pages.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2011: The making of the geological map of eastern Labrador. Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Branch, Report 2011-1, pages 253-271.
  • Kamo, S.L., Heaman, L.M. and Gower, C.F. 2011: Evidence for post-1200 Ma – pre-Grenvillian supracrustal rocks in the Pinware terrane at Battle Harbour, eastern Grenville Province. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 48, pages 371-387.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2010: 25 Bedrock geological maps for the Grenville Province and adjacent Makkovik in eastern Labrador. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources. Newfoundland and Labrador Geological Survey, Maps 2010-01 to 2010-25, 1:100 000 scale.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2010: Geology of the Grenville Province and adjacent eastern Makkovik Province, eastern Labrador. Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, Map 2010-50, scale 1: 500 000.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2010: Mineral occurrences in eastern Labrador. Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador, Map 2010-51, scale 1: 500 000.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2010: Mineral occurrences and metallogenesis in eastern Labrador. Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Branch, Open-File Report LAB/1571, 141 pages.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2009: Battle Harbour – a geological treasure in eastern Labrador. Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Branch, Open File 3D/05/0031, 46 pages.
  • Gower, C.F., Kamo, S. and Krogh, T.E.
    2008: Indentor tectonism in the eastern Grenville Province. Precambrian Research, Volume 167, pages 201-212.
  • Gower, C.F., Kamo, S., Kwok, K. and Krogh, T.E.
    2008: Proterozoic southward accretion and Grenvillian orogenesis in the interior Grenville Province in eastern Labrador; evidence from U-Pb geochronological investigations. Precambrian Research, Volume 165, pages 61-95.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2007: Protolith recognition of metamorphosed volcanic/volcaniclastic rocks, with special reference to the Grenville Province in southeast Labrador. In Current Research. Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Branch, Report 2007-1, pages 11-23.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2005: Kinematic evidence for terrane displacements in the Grenville Province in eastern Labrador. In Current Research. Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey Branch, Report 2005-1, pages 73-92.
  • Heaman, L.M., Gower, C.F. and Perreault, S.
    2004: The timing of Proterozoic magmatism in the Pinware terrane in southeast Labrador, easternmost Quebec and northwest Newfoundland. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 41, pages 127-150.
  • Loewy, S.L., Connelly, J.N., Dalziel, I.W.D. and Gower, C.F.
    2003: Eastern Laurentia in Rodinia: constraints from whole rock Pb and U/Pb geochronology. Tectonophysics, Volume 375, pages 169-197.
  • Gower, C.F.
    2003: Implications of re-assessed 40Ar/39Ar and K-Ar geochronological data for Grenvillian orogenesis in the eastern Grenville Province. In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey Branch, Report 2003-1, pages 15-33.
  • Gower, C.F. and Krogh, T.E.
    2003: A geochronological review of the Pre-Labradorian and Labradorian geological history of the eastern Grenville Province. Ministère des Ressources Naturelles, Québec. DV2002-03, pages 147-172.
  • Krogh, T.E., Kamo, S., Gower, C.F., and Owen, J.V.
    2002: Augmented and reassessed geochronological data from the Labradorian-Grenvillian front in the Smokey Archipelago, eastern Labrador. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 39, pages 831-843.
  • Gower, C.F. and Krogh, T.E.
    2002: A U-Pb geochronological review of the Proterozoic history of the eastern Grenville Province. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 39, pages 795-829.
  • Gower, C.F., Krogh, T.E. and James, D.T.
    2002: Correlation Chart of the eastern Grenville Province and its northern foreland. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 39, page 987.
  • Wardle, R.J., Gower, C.F., James, D.T., St-Onge, M.R., Scott, D.J., Garde, A.A., van Gool, J.A.M., Culshaw, N.G., Connelly, J.N., Perreault, S., and Hall, J.
    2002: Correlation chart of the Proterozoic assembly of the northeastern Canadian - Greenland Shield. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 39, pages 895.

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