Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology (PhD)
Push the boundaries of geoscience
Position yourself for employment success at the world-class Harquail School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre; in Sudbury, the world’s largest mineral exploration and mining-service cluster.
Access one of the largest Earth science resource centres in North America that provides ample opportunities to find employment within your field while studying at Laurentian University. Expand your knowledge as a professional in a field full of research and networking opportunities. Located in the same building, the Willet Green Miller Centre, are several mining-related organizations such as the Goodman School of Mines, MIRARCO Mining Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ontario Geological Survey.
Prepare for a career of pushing the boundaries of geoscience research and innovation in today's mineral exploration industry, government and consulting agencies. The Harquail School contains a wide array of analytical instrumentation to support both the research and educational needs, and benefits from sharing laboratory facilities with the Geo Labs, one of the largest and most advanced geoscience analytical facilities in North America. Get a virtual tour of the instrumentation and Laurentian University campus via our ArcGIS StoryMap!
Choose a research project based on your geoscience interest. Our faculty is recognized internationally, have won reputable awards and are leaders in their respective sub-disciplines. Research areas range widely from ore deposit geology, volcanology, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, mineralogy, igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology, to geophysics, environmental geosciences, and bioremediation.
PhD program applicants are encouraged to choose their own specialization, or consider pursuing a funded research project. View a list of available funded projects on the Harquail School of Earth Sciences Careers page.
PhD graduates of the Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology program have extensive geoscience knowledge and skills. They are prepared for a career of pushing boundaries of research and innovation within their personal geoscience fields or professional networks such as
- ore deposit geology
- 3D computer modeling and geostatistics
- planetary science
- governmental consulting
- science communication
- analytical laboratory technologist
- financial analysis
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