Mineral resources related research in the Department of Geosciences covers many topics from the basic science of ore-forming systems (including structural geology, geochemistry, petrology, geochronology, mineralogy) to studies focused on deposit types (notably porphyry Cu-Mo-Au, epithermal Au-Ag, iron-oxide(-Cu-Au), rare-element, skarn and replacement, Carlin-type) to regional and global metallogenic studies. These studies draw primarily on the wealth of superb exposures and industry collaborations available in the Cordillera of North and South America, but span the globe from Indonesia to the Baltic region to southern Africa. These approaches are integrated with other activities in the department, on campus, and with partners in institutions worldwide.
Superb field exposures and industry partners in one of the world's most significant mining regions
GIS and computational facilities
Many other relevant analytical and experimental facilities are described or linked under the Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Tectonics, and Petrology programs for other facilities