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SEG Distinguished Lecturer (2014)

Sarah-Jane Barnes

Sarah-Jane Barnes (SEG 1993 F)

Proposed Talk Title:

  1. The Use of Trace Element Contents in Ore Minerals for Exploration, Exploitation, and Interpretation of Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits, Chromite Deposits and Fe-Ti-V-P Deposits.
  2. Formation of Platinum-Group Element Deposits.
  3. Formation of Magmatic Ni-Cu Sulfide Deposits.

Sarah-Jane has been the Canada Research Chair in Magmatic Metallogeny at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada, since 2003 and is also the directress of LabMaTer, a geochemical laboratory specializing in analysis of ore deposit materials. Her field of research is ore deposits found associated with mafic and ultramafic rocks (platinum-group element, nickel-copper sulfide, chromite, and Fe-Ti-V-P oxide deposits). Sarah-Jane is the recipient of the Past-President's Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada in 2007 and the William Harvey Gross Award in 1994 from the Mineral Deposits Division of Geological Association of Canada. She has given 30 short course presentations as part of short courses directed to industry and has published over 135 referred articles. Currently, Sarah-Jane is supervising 12 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, having trained 32 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. After completing a B.Sc. (Honors) University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) in 1975, Sarah-Jane worked from 1976 to 1978 as a geologist for Geological Survey Namibia. In 1979 she obtained an M.Sc. on serpentines of Nambia from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), supervised by Dr. D. Waters, followed by a Ph.D., in 1983, for work on the platinum-group element potential of Abitibi komatiites, from the University of Toronto (Canada), supervised by professor A.J. Naldrett. From 1984 to 1986 she completed her postdoctoral studies at Geological Survey of Norway on the platinum-group element potential of the Rana layered intrusion, supervised by Dr. R. Boyd. In 1986 Sarah-Jane became a research associate at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada, and a professor in 1990.

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