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There are numerous opportunities to become involved in Mineral Resources activities. Undergraduate students can undertake research projects or be employed, in the field or in the laboratory. Graduate students conduct thesis work and get involved in other projects, too. We also have contacts that can lead to summer jobs and internships in the minerals industry.

We encourage students to come up with their own research project; together we then seek ways to fund the project. Funding for research also is available from several existing sources, ranging from grants from the National Science Foundations, projects with the United States Geological Survey, and mining companies.

Mineral deposits

  • Most anywhere in the world
  • Porphyry deposits, Carlin-type deposits, epithermal deposits, and others
  • From regional scale to detailed studies
  • Field-based or laboratory-focused
  • Collaborations with other economic geologists and geochemists

Normal faults and extensional tectonics

  • Arizona, Nevada, northern Mexico, and elsewhere
  • Field mapping
  • Access to industry and government data sets
  • Structural reconstructions
  • Collaborations with other structural geologists

Examples of specific opportunities for which funding likely would be readily available:

Carlin-type gold deposits in Nevada (several specific deposits and districts)

  • Structural studies at the deposit scale, including identification of pre- and sym-mineralization structural controls and identification and restoration of post-ore faults
  • Structural studies at the district to regional scale
  • Geochronology and paleothermal anomaly studies

Porphyry copper and related deposits in Arizona (several specific deposits)

  • Pre- and syn-mineralization structural controls
  • Alteration-mineralization assemblages and their evolution in space and time
  • Post-mineralization dismemberment and tilting
  • Metal zoning
  • Controls on Au deposition
  • Origin of unidirectional solidification textures (USTs)
  • Magmatic evolution of related intrusions
  • Sources of hydrothermal fluids

Contact me personally for further details