Natural Resources

Greg Sparkes

Project Geologist
Mineral Deposits Section
Telephone: 709-729-7290
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects

Current

  • Metallogenic studies of uranium in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Former (Survey and Other)

  • Geological mapping along the eastern coast of Conception Bay, between the region of Topsail Hill and Cape St. Francis, eastern Avalon Zone, Newfoundland.
  • Geology, geochemistry and geochronology of host rocks to high- and low-sulphidation epithermal systems of the eastern Avalon high-alumina belt, eastern Avalon Zone, Newfoundland.
  • Geology and geochemistry of two breccia-hosted gold mineralization prospects, eastern Avalon Zone, Newfoundland.

Research Interests

  • Economic geology, mineral deposits, geochemistry and geochronology.

Selected Publications

Geological Survey Publications

Sparkes, G.W.
2006: Late Neoproterozoic geology of the east coast of Conception Bay, Newfoundland Avalon Zone.In Current Research. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 06-1, pages 265-279.

Sparkes, G.W., O'Brien, S.J. and Dunning, G.R.
2007: Preliminary notes on some geochemical characteristics of plutonic and volcanic suites in the region between Manuels and Cape St. Francis, Avalon Peninsula, eastern Newfoundland.In Current Research. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 07-1, pages 179-195.

Sparkes, G.W., O'Brien, S.J., Dunning, G.R. and Dube, B.
2005: U-Pb geochronological constraints on the timing of magmatism, epithermal alteration and low-sulphidation gold mineralization, eastern Avalon Zone, Newfoundland. In Current Research. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 05-1, pages 115-130.

 
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