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Kevin Ansdell

Kevin Ansdell

B.A. (Oxford), M.Sc. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)

Professor

Office: Geology 220
Phone: 1-306-966-5698
Email: kevin.ansdell@usask.ca

Expert in the geology of the Canadian Shield and mineral deposits in Saskatchewan. K-12 presentations available on rocks and minerals, volcanoes and earthquakes.

Teaching & Supervision

1st year: Introductory Geology,

2nd year: Mineralogy, Introductory Petrology,

3rd/4th year: Igneous Petrology, Tectonic Evolution of North America, Mineral Deposits, Applied Mineral Exploration,

Field Schools: Zortman, MO, and Flin Flon, MB

Graduate courses: Analytical Geochemistry, Petrology, Geochemistry, and Mineral Deposits

Research

Mineral deposits. Precambrian and Isotope geology.

Publications

 PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS:            

                

Shewfelt, D., Ansdell, K. and Sheppard, S. 2005. The origin of tourmaline nodules in granites: preliminary findings from the Paleoproterozoic Scrubber Granite. Western Australian Geological Survey, Annual Review 2004-05, p.59-63.

 

Ansdell, K. 2005, Tectonic evolution of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan segment of the Paleoproterozoic Trans-Hudson Orogen, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.42, p.741-759.

 

Ansdell, K.M., Heaman, L.M., Machado, N., Stern, R.A., Corrigan, D., Bickford, M.E., Annesley, I. Böhm, C.O., Zwanzig, H.V., Bailes, A.H., Syme, R., Corkery, T.,  Ashton, K.E., Maxeiner, R.O., Yeo, G and Delaney G.D. 2005, Correlation chart of the evolution of the Trans-Hudson Orogen – Manitoba-Saskatchewan segment. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.42, p.761 (fold-out chart)

 

Hajnal, Z., Ansdell, K., and Ashton, K.E. 2005, Introduction to special issue of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences: The Trans-Hudson Orogen Transect of Lithoprobe.  Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.42, p.379-383

 

Maxeiner, R.O., Corrigan, D., Harper, C.T., MacDougall, D.G., and Ansdell, K. 2005, Paleoproterozoic arc and ophiolitic rocks on the northwest margin of the Trans-Hudson Orogen, Saskatchewan, Canada: their contribution to a revised framework for the orogen. Precambrian Research, v.136, p.67-106.

 

Tran, H.T., Ansdell, K.M., Bethune, K., Watters, B. and Ashton, K. 2003, Nd isotope and geochemical constraints on the depositional setting of Paleoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks along the margin of the Archean Hearne craton, Saskatchewan, Canada. Precambrian Research, v.123, p.1-28.

 

Connors, K.A., Ansdell, K.M., and Lucas, S.B., 2002. Development of a transverse to orogen parallel extension lineation in a complex collisional setting, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Manitoba,Canada. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 24, p. 89-106.

 

Hollings, P. and Ansdell, K. 2002. Paleoproterozoic arc magmatism imposed on an older backarc basin: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Trans-Hudson orogen, Canada. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.114, p.153-168.

 

Kontak, D.J., Ansdell, K., Dostal, J., Halter, W., Martin, R. and Williams-Jones, A. 2001. The nature and origin of pegmatites in a fluorine-rich leucogranite, East Kemptville Tin Deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth Sciences, v.92, p. 173-200.

 

Kontak, D., Ansdell, K., and Archibald, D. 2000. Zn-Pb mineralization associated with a mafic dike at Cheverie, Hants County, Nova Scotia: Implications for Carboniferous metallogeny. Atlantic Geology,  v.36, p.7-26.

 

 

Ansdell, K.M., Connors, K.A., Stern, R., and Lucas, S.B., 1999. Coeval sedimentation, magmatism, and fold-thrust belt development in the Trans-Hudson Orogen: Geochronological evidence from the Wekusko Lake area, Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences,, v.36, p.293-312.

 

Connors, K., Ansdell, K.M., and Lucas, S.B., 1999. Coeval sedimentation, magmatism, and fold-thrust development in the Trans-Hudson Orogen: Propagation of deformation into an active continental arc setting, Wekusko Lake area, Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.36, p.275-291.

               

Kontak, D., Ansdell, K., and Archibald, D. 1999. New constraints on the age and origin of the Dunbrack Pb-Cu-Zn-Ag deposit, Musquodoboit Batholith, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology,  v.35, p.19-42.

 

                Kontak, D., Horne, R.J., Ansdell, K., Archibald, D., and Bray, C. 1999. Carboniferous barite-fluorite mineralization in the Late Devonian Kinsac pluton, southern Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology, v.35, p.109-127

 

Yang, H., T.K. Kyser  and K.M. Ansdell, 1998.  Geochemical and Nd isotopic composition of the metasedimentary rocks in the La Ronge Domain: Implication for the evolution of the western Trans-Hudson Orogen. Precambrian Research , v.92, p.37-64

 

Yang, H., T.K. Kyser and K.M.  Ansdell,  1998.  Metamorphism of the MacLean Lake and Central Metavolcanic Belts, La Ronge Domain, Trans-Hudson Orogen: P-T variations and tectonic implications. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.. v.35, p.905-922.

 

Ansdell, K.M., S.B. Lucas, K.A. Connors and R.A. Stern, 1997. Reply to comment on Kisseynew metasedimentary gneiss belt, Trans-Hudson orogen (Canada): Back-arc origin and collisional inversion.  Geology, v. 25, p. 91-92.

 

Ansdell, K.M., S.B. Lucas, K.A. Connors and R.A. Stern,  1995.  Kisseynew metasedimentary gneiss belt, Trans-Hudson orogen (Canada):  Back-arc origin and collisional inversion.  Geology, v. 23, p. 1039-1043.

 

Gregoire, D.C., K.M. Ansdell, D.M.  Goltz  and C.L. Chakrabarti,  1995.  Trace analysis of single zircons for rare earth elements, U and Th by electrothermal vaporization ICP mass spectrometry.  Chemical Geology, v. 124, p. 91-99.

 

Norman, A.R., P.F. Williams  and K.M. Ansdell,  1995.  Early Proterozoic deformation along the southern margin of the Kisseynew gneiss belt, Trans-Hudson Orogen:  a 30 million year progressive deformation cycle.  Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 32, p. 875-894.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and A.R. Norman,  1995.  U-Pb geochronology and tectonic development of the southern flank of the Kisseynew Domain, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Canada.  Precambrian Research, v. 72, p. 147-167.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and T.K. Kyser,  1993.  Textural and chemical changes undergone by zircon during the Pb-evaporation technique.  American Mineralogist, v. 78, p. 36-41.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and T.K. Kyser,  1992.  Mesothermal gold mineralization in a Proterozoic greenstone belt:  western Flin Flon Domain, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Economic Geology.  v. 87, p. 1496-1524.

 

Ansdell, K.M., T.K. Kyser, M.  Stauffer and G. Edwards,  1992.  Age and source of detrital zircons from the Missi group:  A Proterozoic molasse deposit, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Canada.  Special Issue of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.  v. 29, p. 2583-2594.

 

Ansdell, K.M., and T.K. Kyser,  1991.  The geochemistry and fluid history of the Proterozoic Laurel Lake Au-Ag deposit, Flin Flon greenstone belt.  Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 28, p. 155-171.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and T.K. Kyser,   1991.  Plutonism, deformation, and metamorphism in the Proterozic Flin Flon Greenstone Belt, Canada:  Constraints on timing provided by the single-zircon Pb-evaporation technique.  Geology, v. 19, p. 518-521.

 

Ansdell, K.M., B.E. Nesbitt  and F.J. Longstaffe,  1989.  A fluid inclusion and stable isotope study of the Tom Ba-Pb-Zn deposit, Yukon Territory, Canada.  Econ. Geol., v. 84, p. 841-856.

 

BOOKS, CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

                 

Ansdell, K.M. 2002, Trip A7: Geotrip for teachers: Hard rocks and minerals in the Precambrian Shield. Field Trip A7 guidebook, Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada, 45pp.

 

Ansdell, K.M. 2001. Evolution of the Trans-Hudson Orogen, central Canada: Role of Archean cratons. In: Cassidy, K.F. et al. (eds.), 4th International Archean Symposium 2001, Extended Abstracts. AGSO-Geoscience Australia, Record 2001/37, p. 275-277.

                                               

Ansdell, K.M., Abeleira, A., and Ivanov, S. 1999. Structural evolution and vein paragenesis at the Kumtor gold deposit, Kyrgyzstan. Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing, Stanley et al. (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 1375-1378.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and J.J. Ryan,  1997. Timing of early deformation within the long-lived Elbow Lake Shear Zone, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Manitoba. In Radiogenic Age and isotopic Studies: Report 10; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 1997-F, p. 79-88.

 

Marshall, D., K.A. Connors and K.M, Ansdell, 1997. Thermochronology  of the hornblendes and biotites the Wekusko Lake area, Flin Flon Domain, Trans-Hudson Orogen. In Radiogenic Age and isotopic Studies: Report 10; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 1997-F, p. 89-100.

 

Lucas, S.B., Ashton, K.E., Syme, E.C., Stern, R.A., White, D.J., Ansdell, K.M. and Ryan, J.J. 1996, Four-dimensional mapping of the Flin Flon Belt through interdisciplinary NATMAP and LITHPROBE studies. In: Ashton, K.E. and Harper, C.T. (Eds.), MinExpo ‘96 Symposium - Advances in Saskatchewan Geology and Mineral Exploration, Saskatchewan Geological Society Special Publication 14, p.4-25. Regina.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and K.A. Connors,  1994.  Lithological and structural relationships in Paleoproterozoic rocks in the east Wekusko Lake area, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Manitoba.  Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 1994-C, p. 193-203.

 

Connors, K.A. and K.M. Ansdell,  1994.  Transition between the Flin Flon and Kisseynew Domains of the Trans-Hudson Orogen, File Lake-Limestone Point Lake area, northern Manitoba.  Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 1994-C, p. 183-192.

 

Ansdell, K.M.  1993.  U-Pb zircon constraints on the timing and provenance of fluvial sedimentary rocks in the Flin Flon and Athapapuskow Basins, Flin Flon Domain, Trans-Hudson Orogen.  Geological Survey of Canada Paper 93-2, Radiogenic Age and Isotopic Studies Report 7.  p. 49-57.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and T.K. Kyser,  1990.  Epigenetic gold mineralization in the Flin Flon Domain.  In L.S. Beck and C.T. Harper (eds), Modern Exploration Techniques, Special Publication 10, p. 219-234.  Regina:  Saskatchewan Geological Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERS IN NON-REFEREED JOURNALS:

                               

                 

Ansdell, K.M. 2005. Geoscience conferences in Canada. Geolog, v.34, no.1, p.16-17.

 

Leatherdale, S.M., Maxeiner, R.O., and Ansdell, K.M., 2003, Petrography and geochemistry of the Love Lake Leucogabbro, Swan River Complex, Peter Lake Domain, northern Saskatchewan.  Summary of Investigations 2003, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous report 2003-4.2, CD-ROM, Paper A-8, 17p.

           

Morelli, R., Ashton, K.E.. and Ansdell, K.M., 2001, A geochemical investigation of the Martin Group igneous rocks, Beaverlodge Domain, northwestern Saskatchewan. Summary of Investigations 2001, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous report 2001-4.2, p. 64-74.

 

Maxeiner, R.O., Corrigan, D., Harper, C., MacDougall, D. and Ansdell, K.M., 2001, Lithogeochemistry, economic potential, and plate tectonic evolution of the “La Ronge-Lynn Lake Bridge”, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Summary of Investigations 2001, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous report 2001-4.2, p. 87-110.

 

Williamson, A.E., Ansdell, K.M., and Maxeiner, R.O., 2000, Constraints on metamorphic conditions in the Milton Island Metasedimentary Assemblage, Reindeer Lake. Summary of Investigations 2000, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous report 2000-4.2, p. 51-58.

 

Prokopiuk, T.C., and Ansdell, K.M., 2000, Nd isotope geochemistry of igneous rocks in the Glennie Domain and its immediate Sub-Phanerozic extension: Evidence for interactions with the Sask Craton? Summary of Investigations 2000, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous report 2000-4.2, p. 79-85.

 

Coolican, C.T., Ansdell, K.M., Kerrich, R., and Stauffer, M., 2000, Geochemical character of the Tonalite-Trondhjemite suite of the Tonalite-Migmatite Complex, Deception Lake, Saskatchewan. Summary of Investigations 2000, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous report 2000-4.2, p. 86-94.

 

Wright, D.M., Ansdell, K.M., Corrigan, D., and Maxeiner, R.O. 1999. Geology and metamorphic petrology of variably altered volcanic rocks in the southern Reindeer Lake area, northern Saskatchewan. Summary of Investigations 1999, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 99-4.2, p.159-166.

 

Coolican, C.T., Ansdell, K.M., Stauffer, M., and Kerrich, R. 1999. Geology of the Tonalite-Migmatite Complex, Deception Lake, Saskatchewan. Summary of Investigations 1999, Volume 2, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 99-4.2, p.196-201.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and R. Stern,  1997.   The Scimitar Complex: Initial SHRIMP U-Pb and Nd isotope data from granitoid rocks. Summary of Investigations 1997, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 97-4, p. 145-149.               

 

Tisdale, D., G. Delaney and K.M. Ansdell, 1997. The Iron Formation Member of the Spence Lake Formation, Paleoproterozoic Courtenay Lake-Cairns Lake Fold Belt, Wollaston Domain, Saskatchewan.  Summary of Investigations 1997, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines,  Miscellaneous Report 97-4, p. 102-113.

 

MacNeil, A, G.D. Delaney and K.M. Ansdell, 1997. Geology of the Courtenay Lake Formation in the Cook Lake area, Wollaston Domain, northern Saskatchewan. Summary of Investigations 1997, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 97-4, p. 115-120.

 

McGowan, J., G.D. Delaney and K. Ansdell, 1997. The Jansem 2 Cu-Ag showing, Janice Lake area, Wollaston Domain. Summary of Investigations 1997, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 97-4, p. 121-124.

 

Tisdale, D., G.D. Delaney and K.M. Ansdell, 1996. The Iron Formation Member of the Spence Lake Formation, Lower Proterozoic Courtenay Lake-Cairns Lake Fold Belt, Wollaston Domain, Saskatchewan.  Summary of Investigations 1996, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 96-4, p. 12-21.

 

Ansdell, K.M. 1995.  Observations in the Scimitar and Wintego Lakes area, Trans-Hudson Orogen, Saskatchewan, Summary of Investigations 1995, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 95-4, p. 162-167.

 

Yang, H., K.M. Ansdell and T.K. Kyser, 1995.  A preliminary study of P, T conditions and timing of metamorphism in the Otter Lake area, MacLean Lake Belt, La Ronge Domain.  Summary of investigations 1995, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 95-4, p. 156-161.

 

Connors, K.A. and K.M. Ansdell,  1994.  Revision of stratigraphy and structural history in the east Wekusko Lake area, eastern Trans-Hudson Orogen.  Manitoba Energy and Mines, Report of Activities 1994, p. 104-107.

 

Bohay, T.J., K.M. Ansdell  and K.E. Ashton, 1994. Preliminary constraints on the age, origin and history of a  highly metamorphosed tonalite: Parenteau Lake, northwestern Flin Flon Domain. Summary of Investigations 1994, Saskatchewan Geological Survey; Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 94-4, p. 141-147.

 

Connors, K.A. and K.M. Ansdell,  1993.  Transition between the Flin Flon and Kisseynew Domains, File Lake-Limestone Point Lake area, northern Manitoba. Manitoba Energy and Mines, Report of Activities 1993, p. 42-46.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and K.A. Connors,  1993.  Lithological and structural relationships in the east Wekusko Lake area, Flin Flon Domain, Manitoba.  Manitoba Energy and Mines, Report of Activities 1993, p. 108-111.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and T.K. Kyser,  1992.  Geochemistry of granitoids in the western Flin Flon Domain.  Summary of Investigations 1992, Saskatchewan Geological Survey; Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 92-4, p. 149-157.

 

Ansdell, K.M., T.K. Kyser, M.R.  Stauffer and G. Edwards,  1991.  Detrital zircons from Missi metasedimentary rocks, Flin Flon Basin:  Constraints on age and provenance.  Summary of Investigations 1991, Saskatchewan Geological Survey; Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 91-4, p. 157-161.

 

Ansdell, K.M. and T.K. Kyser,  1990.  Age of granitoids from the western Flin Flon Domain:  an application of the single-zircon Pb-evaporation technique.  Summary of Investigations 1990, Saskatchewan Geological Survey; Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Miscellaneous Report 90-4, p. 136-142.