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Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences is one of six departments within the Division of Science in the College of Arts and Science. It is housed in a large modern building, built in 1986, and which is situated on the northern side of the Bowl, at the heart of the University of Saskatchewan campus. The building is attractive and functional, and includes a Natural Sciences Museum with three full-scale dinosaur replicas, and spectacular rock and mineral displays that are open to the public throughout the year.

Recent News

Rock Stars
posted July 13, 2016
A young geologist was in his glory earlier this week as he toured the university’s extensive rock collection. Judah Tyreman, 12, is a budding young rock aficionado who has been collecting...

Ore Gangue Alumnus "Walking Back to Saskatoon"
posted June 10, 2016
Dave Nordin, a 1984 alumnus of the Department, is in the midst of a walk from Calgary to Saskatoon to raise money for charity. He was active with the Ore Gangue while he was a student, and has...

National Geographic Society grant to study fossils near Churchill
posted June 7, 2016
Congratulations to Michael Cuggy for his success in obtaining a grant from the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration to study fossils in the Upper Ordovician Airport...

Geology staff take top honours in “Best Description”
posted May 2, 2016
Geology staff take top honours in “Best Description” The Images of Research competition just took place and two of our staff members took top honours in the new category “Best...

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Published Works (10 Most Recent)

Trace element-mineral associations in modern and ancient iron terraces in acid drainage environment
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Sequestration of molybdate during transformation of 2-line ferrihydrite under alkaline conditions
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Ichnology of a subaqueously prograding clastic wedge, late Pliocene Morne L'Enfer Formation, Fullarton, Trinidad: Implications for recognition of autogenic erosional surfaces and delineation of stress factors on irregular echinoids
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Calcium isotope constraints on the marine carbon cycle and CaCO3 deposition during the late Silurian (Ludfordian) positive δ13C excursion
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New hydrothermal route for the synthesis of high purity nanoparticles of zeolite y from kaolin and quartz
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Sequestration of As and Mo in uranium mill precipitates (pH 1.5–9.2): An XAS study
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Response of the Cr isotope proxy to Cretaceous Ocean Anoxic Event 2 in a pelagic carbonate succession from the Western Interior Seaway
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Symmetries of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and related molecules
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Asynchronous reductive release of iron and organic carbon from hematite-humic acid complexes
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Interaction between Prion Protein's Copper-Bound Octarepeat Domain and a Charged C-Terminal Pocket Suggests a Mechanism for N-Terminal Regulation
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The Department
of Geological Sciences

University of Saskatchewan
114 Science Place
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E2


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