Natural Resources

Hamish Sandeman

Project Geologist
Mineral Deposits Section
Telephone: 709-729-1980
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects

Current

  • Metallogenetic studies of gold in central and western Newfoundland and Labrador.

Former (Survey and Other)

  • Petrological investigations of episodic, cratonic mafic-ultramafic magmatic events including kimberlites, lamprophyres, carbonatites, peridotites and mafic dykes
  • Compilation of publicly available diamond exploration data for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  • Co-leader Committee Bay Integrated Geoscience Project: petrological and lithogeochemical investigations of 2.6 to 2.73 Ga magmatic rocks of the Rae Craton, western Churchill Province
  • Lithogeochemical coordinator western Churchill NATMAP Project: Integrated field, petrological and lithogeochemical investigations of 1.80-2.72 Ga magmatic rocks of the Hearne domain, western Churchill Province

Research Interests

  • Igneous petrology, ore deposit genesis, volcanology, lithogeochemistry, crustal evolution and tectonics, geochronology

Selected Publications

Sandeman, H.A.I.
2014: South Wood Lake (Staghorn) gold prospect lithogeochemical database (map area NTS 12A/04), Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Open File 012A/04/1563.

Sandeman, H.A.I.
2014: Viking gold deposit (NTS map area 12H/11), lithogeochemical database, Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey Open File 012H/11/2107.

Sandeman, H.A., Ootes, L., Cousens, B., and Kilian, T.
2014: Petrogenesis of Gunbarrel magmatic rocks: homogeneous continental tholeiites associated with extension and rifting of Neoproterozoic Laurentia. Precambrian Research 252, 166-179.

Sandeman, H.A.
2014: The timing of mineralization at the Jaclyn zone gold deposit, central Newfoundland: constraints from 40Ar/39Ar studies of white mica alteration adjacent to auriferous quartz veins. Current Research Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey, Report 14-1, pages 63-77.

Sandeman, H.A., Hull, J.R., and Wilton, D.H.C.
2014: Geology, lithogeochemistry and mineralization at the South Wood Lake gold prospect (Staghorn property), Exploits–Meelpaeg subzones boundary, western-central Newfoundland. In Current Research, Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources Geological Survey, Report 14-1, pages 79-98.

Sanborn-Barrie, M., Davis, W.J., Berman, R.G., Rayner, N., Skulski, T., and Sandeman, H.
2014: Neoarchean continental crust formation and Paleoproterozoic deformation of the central Rae craton, Committee Bay belt, Nunavut. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 51, 635-667.

Sandeman, H.A., Wilton, D.H.C., Conliffe, J., Froude, T. and O’Driscoll, J.M.
2013: Geological setting, geochronological constraints and the nature of mineralization at the Mosquito Hill (Huxter Lane) gold deposit, central Newfoundland. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 13-1, pages 167-188.

Sandeman, H.A., Heaman, L.M., and LeCheminant, A.N.
2013: The Paleoproterozoic Kaminak dykes, Hearne craton, western Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada: preliminary constraints on their age and petrogenesis. Precambrian Research 232, 119-139.

Sandeman, H., McNicoll, V., and Evans, D.T.W.
2012: U-Pb geochronology and lithogeochemistry of the host rocks to the Reid gold deposit, Exploits subzone – Mount Cormack subzone boundary area, central Newfoundland. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 12-1, 85-102.

Minnett, M., Sandeman, H., and Wilton, D.
2012: Geochemistry of the host rocks and timing of gold-electrum mineralization at the Viking Property, Newfoundland. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 12-1, 61-84.

Sherlock, R.L., Shannon, A., Hebel, M., Lindsay, D., Madsen, J., Sandeman, H., Hrabi, B., Mortensen, J.K., Tosdal, R.M., Friedman, R.
2012: Volcanic Stratigraphy, Geochronology, and Gold Deposits of the Archean Hope Bay Greenstone Belt, Nunavut, Canada. Economic Geology 107, 991-1042.

Kerr, A., Rafuse, H., Sparkes, G., Hinchey, J. and Sandeman, H.
2011: Visible/Infrared Spectroscopy (VIRS) as a research tool in economic geology: background and pilot studies from Newfoundland and Labrador. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 11-1, 145-166.

Sandeman, H. A. and Rafuse, H.
2011: The geological setting of Au-Ag-Te mineralization at the Aucoin prospect (NTS 13N/6) Hopedale block, Labrador. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 11-1, 167-183.

Peterson, T.D., Pehrsson, S., Skulski, T., and Sandeman, H.
2010: Compilation of Sm-Nd Isotope Analyses of Igneous Suites, Western Churchill Province. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 6439, 18 pp.

Sandeman, H., Rafuse, H., and Copeland, D.
2010: The Setting of orogenic, auriferous quartz veins at the Golden Promise deposit, central Newfoundland and observations on veining and wall rock alteration. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 10-1, 77-92.

Sandeman, H.A. and Copeland, D.
2010: Preliminary lithogeochemistry for “Exploits dykes” from the Badger map area, Exploits subzone, central Newfoundland. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 10-1, 65-76.

Minnett, M., Sandeman, H.A., and Wilton, D.
2010: Regional setting of gold mineralization at the Viking Property, southern White Bay, Newfoundland. In Current Research, Newfoundland Department of Mines and Energy Geological Survey, Report 10-1, 51-64.

Berman, R.G., Sandeman, H.A., and Camacho, A.
2010: Diachronous Paleoproterozoic deformation and metamorphism in the Committee Bay belt, Rae Province, Nunavut: insights from 40Ar-39Ar cooling ages and thermal modeling. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 28, 439-457.

Berman, R.G., Sanborn-Barrie, M., Rayner, N., Carson, C., Sandeman, H.A. and Skulski, T.
2010: Diachronous tectonometamorphic evolution of the Committee Bay belt, Nunavut, Canada as revealed by in situ SHRIMP geochronology linked with thermobarometry. Precambrian Research 181, 1-20.

Ryan, J.J., Nadeau, L., Hinchey, A.M., James, D.J., Sandeman, H.A.I., Schetselaar, E.M., Davis, W.J., and Berman, R.G.
2009: Bedrock geology of the southern Boothia mainland area (Pelly Bay-Rae Strait-Spence Bay map areas), Kitikmeot region, Nunavut. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2009-1; 18 p.

Sandeman, H.A., and Ryan, J.J.
2008: The Spi Lake Formation of the central Hearne domain, western Churchill Province, Canada: an axial intracratonic continental tholeiite trough above the cogenetic Kaminak dyke swarm. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 45, 745-767.

Davis, W.J., Ryan, J.J., Sandeman, H.A., and Tella, S.
2008: A Paleoproterozoic detrital zircon age for a key conglomeratic horizon within the Rankin Inlet area, Kivalliq Region, Nunavut: implications for Archean and Proterozoic evolution of the area. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2008-8, 2008; 10 p.

Ootes, L., Sandeman, H.A., Lemieux, Y., Leslie, C.
2008: The 780 Ma Tsezotene Sills, Mackenzie Mountains: a field, petrographical, and geochemical study; NWT Open Report 2008-11, 21p. and appendices.

Sandeman, H.A. and Jackson, V.A.
2008: X-ray diffraction and 40Ar-39Ar incremental heating age data for basal muscovite-bearing phyllites of the Epworth Group, northeastern Wopmay orogen, Nunavut; Northwest Territories Geoscience Office, NWT Open Report 2008-005, 15 p.

Sandeman, H.A. and Ryan, J.J.
2008: Petrology of kimberlite debris from the GSC showing, Amaruk kimberlite field (NTS 57A/03) Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5876, 23 p.

Schultz, M., Chacko, T., Heaman, L., Sandeman, H. A., Simonetti, A., and Creaser, R.
2007: The Queen Maud Block: A newly recognized Paleoproterozoic (2.4 - 2.5 Ga) Terrane in Northwest Laurentia. Geology 35, 707-710.

Sandeman, H.A., Ootes, L., and Jackson, V.
2007: Field, petrographic and petrochemical data for the Faber sill: petrogenesis of a “Gunbarrel Event” sill in the Wopmay Orogen, NWT, Canada. NWT Open Report 2007-7, 25p.

Davis, W.J., Hanmer, S., Tella, S., Sandeman, H.A. and Ryan, J.J.
2006: U–Pb geochronology of the MacQuoid supracrustal belt and Cross Bay plutonic complex: Key components of the northwestern Hearne subdomain, western Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada. Precambrian Research 145, 53–80.

Sandeman, H.A., Hanmer, S., Tella, S., Armitage, A.A., Davis, W.J., and Ryan, J.J.
2006: Petrogenesis of Neoarchaean volcanic rocks of the MacQuoid supracrustal belt: a back-arc setting for the northwestern Hearne subdomain, western Churchill Province, Canada. Precambrian Research 144, 140-165.

Hanmer, S., Tella, S., Ryan, J.J., Sandeman, H.A. and Berman, R.G.
2006: Late Neoarchean thick-skinned thrusting and Paleoproterozoic reworking in the MacQuoid supracrustal belt and Cross Bay plutonic complex, western Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada. Precambrian Research 144, 126-139.

Carpenter, R.L., Duke, N.A., Sandeman, H.A. and Stern, R.
2005: Relative and absolute timing of gold mineralization along the Meliadine Trend, Nunavut, Canada: evidence for Paleoproterozoic gold hosted in an Archean greenstone belt. Economic Geology 100, 567-576.

van Breemen, O., Peterson, T.D., and Sandeman, H.A.
2005: U-Pb zircon geochronology and Nd isotope geochemistry of Proterozoic granitoids in the western Churchill Province: intrusive age pattern and Archean source domains. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 42, 339-377.

Little, E., Sandeman, H., Ozyer, C., Young, M., and Utting, D.J.
2005: Preliminary bedrock geochemistry and drift prospecting results from the Committee Bay North Project (NTS 56N and 56-O/North), mainland Nunavut; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5003, 87 pages.

Tella, S., Paul, D., Davis, W.J., Berman, R.G., Sandeman, H.A., Peterson, T.D., Pehrsson, S.J., and Kerswill, J.A.,
2005: Bedrock geology compilation and regional synthesis, parts of Hearne domain, Nunavut;Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 4729, 2 sheets.

Sandeman, H.A., Schultz, M., and Rubingh, K.
2005: Results of bedrock mapping of the Darby Lake- Arrowsmith River North map areas, central Rae Domain, Nunavut; in Current Research, Paper 2005-C2, Geological Survey of Canada.

Davis, W.J., Hanmer, S., and Sandeman, H.A.
2004: Temporal evolution of the Neoarchaean Central Hearne supracrustal belt: rapid generation of juvenile crust in a suprasubduction zone setting. Precambrian Research 134, 85-112.

Sandeman, H.A., Hanmer, S., Davis, W.J., Ryan, J.J. and Peterson, T.D.
2004: Whole-rock and Nd isotopic geochemistry of Neoarchaean granitoids and their bearing on the evolution of the Central Hearne supracrustal belt, Western Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada. Precambrian Research 134, 143-167.

Sandeman, H.A., Hanmer, S., Davis, W.J., Ryan, J.J. and Peterson, T.D.
2004: Neoarchaean volcanic rocks, Central Hearne supracrustal belt, Western Churchill Province, Canada: geochemical and isotopic evidence supporting intra-oceanic, supra-subduction zone extension. Precambrian Research 134, 113-141.

Hanmer, S., Sandeman, H.A., Davis, W.J., Aspler, L.B., Rainbird, R.H., Ryan, J.J., Relf, C., and Peterson, T.D.
2004: Geology and Neoarchean tectonic setting of the Central Hearne supracrustal belt, Western Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada. Precambrian Research 134, 63-83.

Carson, C.J., Berman, R.G., Stern, R.A., Sanborn-Barrie, M., Skulski, T. and Sandeman, H.A.I.
2004: Paleoproterozoic tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Committee Bay region, western Churchill Province, Canada: evidence from in-situ monazite SHRIMP geochronology. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 41, 1049-1076.

Sandeman, H.A., and Clark, A.H.
2004: Commingling and mixing of S-type peraluminous, ultrapotassic and basaltic magmas in the Cayconi volcanic field, Cordillera de Carabaya, SE Peru. Lithos 73, 187-213.

Martell, E., Sandeman, H.A., and Nicholson, J.
2004: Geology and deformation history around the Ferguson Lake Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Yathkyed greenstone belt, western Churchill Province; in Current Research, Paper 2004-C7, Geological Survey of Canada.

Martell, E. and Sandeman, H.A.
2004: Geology and deformation history around the Ferguson Lake Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Yathkyed greenstone belt, western Churchill Province; Open file map and poster 4623. Geological Survey of Canada.

Young, M.D., Sandeman, H.A., Berniolles, F. and Gertzbein, P.M.
2004: A preliminary stratigraphic and structural framework for the Archean Mary River Group on northern Baffin Island (NTS 37G), Nunavut; in Current Research, Paper 2004-C1, Geological Survey of Canada.

Sherlock, R.L. and Sandeman, H.A.
2004: Geology of the Boston area, Hope Bay volcanic belt, Nunavut; Open file map and poster 4601. Geological Survey of Canada.

Sherlock, R.L. and Sandeman, H.A.
2004: Volcanic stratigraphy and structural geology of the area of the Boston gold deposit, Hope Bay volcanic belt, Nunavut; in Current Research, Paper 2004-C2, Geological Survey of Canada.

Sandeman, H.A., Cousens, B.L. and Hemmingway, C.J.
2003: Continental tholeiitic mafic rocks of the Paleoproterozoic Hurwitz Group Central Hearne Domain, Nunavut: insight into the evolution of the Hearne sub-continental lithosphere. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 40, 1219-1237.

Sandeman, H.A. and Clark, A.H.
2003: Glass-rich, cordierite-biotite rhyodacite, Valle Ninahuisa, Puno, southeastern Peru: petrological evidence for hybridization of ÒLachlan S-typeÓ and potassic mafic magmas: Journal of Petrology 44, 355-385.

Sandeman, H.A.I., Clark, A.H., Scott, D.J. and Malpas, J.G.
2000: The Kennack Gneiss of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall: commingling and mixing of mafic and felsic magmas accompanying Givetian continental incorporation of the Lizard ophiolite. Journal of the Geological Society, London, volume 157, pages 1227-1242.

Villeneuve, M., Sandeman, H.A. and Davis, W.J.
2000: A method for the intercalibration of U-Th-Pb and 40Ar-39Ar ages in the Phanerozoic: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 64, 4017-4030.

Kontak, D.J., Horne, R.J., Sandeman, H.A., Archibald, D.A. and Lee, J.K.W.
1998: 40Ar/39Ar dating of ribbon-textured veins and wall-rock material from Meguma lode gold deposits, Nova Scotia: implications for timing and duration of vein formation in slate-belt hosted vein gold deposits: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, volume 35, pages 746-761.

Sandeman, H.A., Clark, A.H., Farrar, E. and Arroyo, G.
1997: Lithostratigraphy, petrology and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the the Crucero Supergroup, Puno, SE Peru: Journal of South American Earth Sciences, volume 10, pages 223-245.

Sandeman, H.A., Clark, A.H., Styles, M.T., Scott, D.J., Malpas, J.G. and Farrar, E.
1997: Geochemistry and U-Pb and 40Ar-39Ar geochronology of the Man of War Gneiss, Lizard Complex, SW England: pre-Hercynian arc-type crust with a Sudeten-Iberian connection: Journal of the Geological Society of London, volume 145, pages 403-417.

Sandeman, H.A., Clark, A.H., Farrar, E. and Arroyo, G.
1996: A critical appraisal of the Cayconi Formation, Crucero Basin, southeastern Peru: Journal of South American Earth Sciences, volume 9, pages 381-392.

Sandeman, H.A., Clark, A.H. and Farrar, E.
1995: An integrated tectono-magmatic model for the evolution of the southern Peruvian Andes (13-20¡S) since 55 Ma: International Geology Review, volume 37, pages 1039-1073.

Sandeman, H.A. and Malpas, J.G.
1995: Epizonal I- and A-type granites and associated ash-flow tuffs, Fogo Island, northeast Newfoundland: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, volume 32, pages 1835-1844.

Sandeman, H.A., Chen, Y., Clark, A.H. and Farrar, E.
1995: Constraints on the P-T conditions and age of emplacement of the Lizard ophiolite, Cornwall: amphibole-plagioclase thermobarometry and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of basal amphibolites: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, volume 32, pages 261-272.

 
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