"Achieving international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence in geographical, geological and environmental education, research and outreach."
Peer reviewed Journal Articles
Tschirhart, P. and Morris W.A. (2012) Grenville age deformation of the Sudbury impact structure: evidence from magnetic modeling of the Sudbury diabase dyke swarm. Terra Nova (Submitted)
Tschirhart, P. (2010) Magnetic Modeling of the Sudbury diabase dyke swarm through the Sudbury Basin: evidence for Grenville age displacements. KEGS, Toronto, ON, November 2.
Tschirhart, P. (2011) Preliminary Geophysical Modeling of Central NTS 66A, North Rae Sub-province, Nunavut. Northeast Thelon Region Consortium, GEM. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, March 10.
- Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society (KEGS)
- Society of Exploration Geophyscists (SEG)
- Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
3D geologic modeling from integrated datasets
Processing and inversion of gravity and gravity gradiometry data
Application of gravity gradiometry to VMS exploration
The Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) represents one of the largest reserves of base metals in Canada yet at current production rates economic activity will cease within the decade if new reserves are not found. Geophysical exploration techniques have played an important role in the discovery of all major deposits in the BMC and, as new deposits become more difficult to locate, will continue to be an essential element of any exploration program. As targets however become more inaccessible, new non-invasive exploration techniques must be implemented to successfully locate new deposits. The primary objective of this thesis will be to develop an exploration strategy that will assist companies in the effectiveness of locating deep volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits while furthering the scientific knowledge in a geologically complex area. Improved regional and deposit scale geophysical data coupled with an enriched physical property database will be used to better define the existing geologic model. Full three-dimensional representations of the BMC will be developed to enhance the geologic understanding and used to select paleo-environements favorable for the development of VMS deposits.