MERC MSc Graduate Opportunity – Great Bear Resources #2021-12
MERC, in partnership with Great Bear Resources., is seeking a MSc student to undertake a research project of the P-T-t-fluid history of metamorphism across gold-bearing structures, Dixie property, Red Lake. Amphibolite and greenschist facies metamorphic assemblages are developed in host rocks that contain shear zones and structures hosting Au mineralization at the Dixie Property, Red Lake, and understanding the metamorphic history in terms of P-T-t-fluid (pressure-temperaturetime-fluid) conditions are of interest. The main objectives of this research project are to constrain the number of metamorphic events, the spatial variability of P-T-t-fluid conditions, determine whether significant dehydration and decarbonation reactions occurred at temperatures high enough to mobilize Au in favorable rock types, and determine if there are metamorphic discontinuities across major structures. The research includes investigation and sampling of available drill core, whole rock geochemistry, mineral geochemistry (SEM, EPMA, and LA-ICPMS), phase equilibrium modelling, and metamorphic geochronology (LA-ICPMS and garnet geochronology). The project is funded through a partnership with Great Bear Resources Ltd and will be supervised by Drs. Doug Tinkham, Bruno Lafrance and Great Bear Resources’ technical team.
MERC MSc projects are fully funded for two years and includes complete field and analytical support.
To apply, please forward your application and cover letter to email@example.com and reference the Job Identification Number. The application should include: a CV, academic transcripts, contact details and the names of three referees. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.