A new research project will see Lakehead University and Impala Canada work together to study nickel, copper and platinum group elements near the Lac Des Iles mine. (Jeff Walters/CBC)
Lakehead University has announced a five-year research project in mineral exploration and mining, which is funded by the Government of Ontario and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), as well as a partnership with Impala Canada. CBC reports that the project’s total funding is approximately $2.1M. Dr Peter Hollings has been named the new Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Exploration and will work alongside Impala’s geology team. “Dr Peter Hollings’ research program will focus on the development of innovative new techniques that can be used to enhance the mineral exploration industry’s ability to discover new mines,” said Lakehead President and Vice-chancellor Dr Moira McPherson.