Natural Resources

Anne Westhues

Project Geologist: Anne Westhues
Regional Geology Section
Telephone: 709-729-2339
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects


  • Finalizing geological map of the Crossroads Lake area, southeastern Churchill Province, western Labrador.


  • Geological mapping of the northeastern Archean Ashuanipi Complex, western Labrador (senior student field assistant).
  • Petrogenesis, alteration history, and timing of mineralization of IOCG ores and related rocks in the Norrbotten region of northern Sweden (Ph.D. project).
  • Massive sulfides drilled at a submarine volcanic complex associated with an island arc volcano: Palinuro volcanic complex, Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy (M.Sc. project).

Research Interests

  • Bedrock mapping.
  • Precambrian regional geology and related mineral deposits.
  • Geochronology and geochemistry.

Selected Publications

  • van Nostrand, T.S., Westhues, A. and Broughm, S.G.
    In prep.: Geology of the northeastern Ashuanipi Complex, western Labrador (parts of NTS 23J/05, 06, 07 and 11). Current Research (2016). Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey.
  • Westhues, A., Hanchar, J.M., Whitehouse, M.J. and Martinsson, O.
    In prep.: Dating host rock, ore formation and alteration: New in situ U-Pb geochronology of the iron oxide apatite ores around Kiruna, northern Sweden – submitted to Economic Geology.
  • Westhues, A., Hanchar, J.M., LeMessieur, M.J. and Whitehouse, M.J.
    In prep.: Evidence for hydrothermal influence and different source regions for the Kiruna iron oxide apatite ore and its host rocks from in situ Hf and O isotopes of zircon – to be submitted to Geology.
  • Petersen, S., Monecke, T., Westhues, A., Hannington, M.D., Gemmell, J.B., Sharpe, R., Peters, M., Strauss, H., Lackschewitz, K., Augustin, N., Gibson, H. and Kleeberg, R.
    2014: Drilling shallow-water massive sulfides at the Palinuro Volcanic Complex, Aeolian Island Arc, Italy. Economic Geology, Volume 109, pages 2129-2158.
  • Westhues, A., Hanchar, J.M., Whitehouse, M.J. and Martinsson, O.
    2013: In situ U-Pb and whole rock Nd data for the Kiruna iron oxide apatite deposits and their host rocks, Norrbotten, Sweden – extended abstract. Proceedings “Mineral deposits research for a high-tech world”, 12th SGA Biennial Meeting, August 12-15, 2013, pages 1394-1397.


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