Dr. Christopher Lawley P.Geo

Gold Metallogenist

Research into the temporal and geochemical evolution of hydrothermal ore deposits.

Research and/or project statements

- Temporal evolution of hydrothermal ore deposits

- Geochemical tracing of hydrothermal processes

- Quantifying fault-processes operating at shear zone-hosted gold deposits

Education and awards

B.Sc. (Hons) Geology, University of Western Ontario, 2007

M.Sc., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 2009

Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Durham, 2012

Key publications

Lawley, C.J.M., Creaser, R.A., Jackson, S., Yang, Z., Davis, W., Pehrsson, S., Dubé, Mercier-Langevin, P., and Vaillancourt, D., 2015. Unraveling the western Churchill Province Paleoproterozoic gold metallotect: Constraints from Re-Os arsenopyrite and U-Pb xenotime geochronology and LA-ICP-MS arsenopyrite trace element chemistry at the BIF-hosted Meliadine gold district, Nunavut, Canada. Economic Geology, v. 110, 1425–1454. doi:10.2113/econgeo.110.6.1425

Lawley, C.J.M., Dubé, Mercier-Langevin, P., Kjarsgaard, B., Knight, R., and Vaillancourt, D., 2015. Defining and mapping hydrothermal footprints at the BIF-hosted Meliadine gold district, Nunavut, Canada. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, V. 25, 33–55. doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.04.001