Patrick Mercier-Langevin

Research Geoscientist

Metallogeny and mineral deposits of volcanogenic massive sulphides, VMS gold and gold deposits.

Current research and/or projects

What is the focus of your research? 

Dr. Mercier-Langevin scientific research focuses on gold and base metal deposits in diverse geologic environment in Canada and abroad. Dr. Mercier-Langevin studies, among others, volcanogenic massive sulphide gold deposits of the Abitibi Subprovince in Quebec and Ontario, of the Snow Lake and Rambler mining camps in Manitoba and Newfoundland, respectivelly. He also studies various gold deposits associated to magmatism and volcanism, banded-iron formations and large deformation corridors.

What is the significance of your research?

Dr. Mercier-Langevin scientific research results allow a better understanding of the genesis of some major deposits, which contributes to provide a detailed geologic context essential to the decision making process associated with mineral exploration and for the sustainable development of natural resources. Furthermore, his work helps to get a better understanding of mineral resources distribution thereby increasing the efficiency of industry exploration strategies and maximizing economic investments.

Education and awards


Ph.D –Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (ETE), 2005.

M.Sc –Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), 2000


Recipient of the Society of Economic Geologists 2011 Waldemar Lindgren Award .

Recipient of the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geologic Association of Canada 2009 William Harvey Gross Medal.

Key publications

Research facility

490 rue de la Couronne
Québec, QC G1K 9A9


Adjunct professor INRS-ETE