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


Faculty Member in Geological Sciences
Graduate Supervisor in Geological Sciences

Geology 220

Research Area(s)

  • Paleoproterozoic Trans-Hudson Orogen (THO) and adjacent Precambrian Shield in Canada.
  • Integration of field observations, petrological, geochemical, isotopic and geochronological techniques at the regional, outcrop and microscopic scales
  • Mineral deposit studies, with a focus on uranium, rare earth elements and precious metals
  • Petrology and geochemistry of metamorphosed igneous and sedimentary rocks, Precambrian Shield

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


Isotope geology Mineral deposits Precambrian Geology Trans-Hudson Orogen base metals lithogeochemistry petrology precious metals rare earth elements uranium

Mineral deposits. Precambrian and Isotope geology.

Education & Training

Ph.D.  Geology/Geochemistry, University of Saskatchewan - completed September 1992

M.Sc.  Economic Geology, University of Alberta - completed November 1984

B.Sc. (Oxon) Geology (Upper Second Class Honours), University of Oxford - graduated June 1982