Applied Industry-Academia Collaborative Research & Development

Applied Industry-Academia Collaborative Research & Development in the Mineral Exploration Industry

Our GeoTotal founders have been engaging in collaborative research for decades. Organizations that adopt geoscientific research, development, and technology transfer as a long-term strategy in mineral exploration can discover economic mineral deposits sooner, and a lower cost. We help companies achieve this goal by making timely investment decisions based on sound geoscience. Our collaborative projects span the globe.

Selected Publications

Mineral Deposits

Re-evaluation of the petrogenesis of the Proterozoic Jabiluka unconformity-related uranium deposit, Northern Territory, Australia Polito, Paul A. (Queen’s University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada); Kyser, T. K.; Thomas, David; Marlatt, Jim; Drever, Garth Source: Mineralium Deposita, 40, 3, 257-288, 2005

Significance of alteration assemblages for the origin and evolution of the Proterozoic Nabarlek unconformity-related uranium deposit, Northern Territory, Australia; reply Polito, Paul A. (Queen’s University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada); Kyser, T. Kurt; Marlatt, Jim; Alexandre, Paul; Bajwah, Zia; Drever, Garth Source: Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists, 99, 5, 1045-1048, 2004

New (super 40) Ar/ (super 39) Ar ages from the central Paterson Orogen, Western Australia Durocher, Kyle E. (University of Calgary, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Calgary, AB, Canada); Kyser, T. K.; Marlatt, J.; Hanly, A. Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50, 4, 601-610, 2003 

The P2 North uranium deposit, Saskatchewan, Canada McGill, B. D. (Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon, SK, Canada); Marlatt, J. L.; Matthews, R. B.; Sopuck, V. J.; Homeniuk, L. A.; Hubregtse, J. J. Source: Exploration and Mining Geology, 2, 4, 321-331, 1993

The McArthur River uranium deposit, Saskatchewan Marlatt, J. (Cameco Corporation, Saskatoon, SK, Canada); McGill, B.; Mathews, R. Source: CIM Bulletin (1974), 85, 964, 86, Abstracts of papers; 1992 Prospectors and Developers Association annual meeting, 1992

Exploration Process

Paradigmatic shifts in the uranium exploration process; knowledge brokers and the Athabasca Basin learning curve Marlatt, James L. (Raven Minerals Corporation, Toronto, ON, Canada); Kyser, T. Kurt Source: SEG Newsletter, 84, 1, 17-23,

Mineral Exploration Technology Development

Stratigraphy, diagenesis and geological evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Roraima Basin, Guyana; links to tectonic events on the Amazon Craton and assessment for uranium mineralization potential Beyer, S. R. (Queen’s University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada); Hiatt, E. E.; Kyser, K.; Drever, G. L.; Marlatt, J. Source: Precambrian Research, 267, 227-249, 2015

Mobile Pb isotopes in Proterozoic sedimentary basins as guides for exploration of uranium deposits Holk, Gregory J. (California State University at Long Beach, Department of Geological Sciences, Long Beach, CA, United States); Kyser, T. Kurtis; Chipley, Don; Hiatt, Eric E.; Marlatt, Jim Source: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 80, 2-3, 297-320, 2003

Lithogeochemistry and paragenesis of uranium mineralization, McArthur River area, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan Roy, C. E. (Sask. Min. Dev. Corp., Saskatoon, SK, Canada); Marlatt, J. L.; Earle, S. Source: Program with Abstracts – Geological Association of Canada; Mineralogical Association of Canada: Joint Annual Meeting, 12, 85, Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, 1987 joint annual meeting; program with abstracts-Association Geologique du Canada, Association Mineralogique du Canada; reunion annuelle conjointe; programme et resumes, 1987

Prospectivity Assessments

Geochronology and mineralogy of the Baiyanghe volcanic-hosted Be-U deposit, Xinjiang province, NW China Shabaga, Brandi (University of Manitoba, Geological Sciences, Winnipeg, MB, Canada); Fayek, Mostafa; Marlatt, James; Wang Guo; Zhou Jian; Wen Zhanjiu Source: Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, 47, 7, 333, Geological Society of America, 2015 annual meeting & exposition, 2015

Sequence stratigraphic correlation and the age of diagenesis in the Pandurra Formation, South Australia Beyer, Steve Ray (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada); Polito, Paul A.; Drever, Garth L.; Marlatt, James M. Source: Abstract Volume (Geological Association of Canada), 38, Joint assembly AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU; abstracts listing, 2015 In Process  

Amazonian craton tectonism recorded in the evolution of the Roraima Basin, Guyana, South America Beyer, S. R. (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada); Hiatt, E. E.; Kyser, T. K.; Drever, G. L.; Marlatt, J. M. Source: Abstract Volume (Geological Association of Canada), 37, 28, Geological Association of Canada-MAC/Atlantic Geoscience Society joint annual meeting; illuminating the past for 175 years, 2014 

Uranium mineralization potential in Finland; evidence from the Satakunta Basin and Karelian Domain Djouka-Fonkwe, Merline (Queen’s University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada); Kyser, T. K.; O’Connor, T.; Sopuck, V.; Thomas, D.; Marlatt, J. Source: Abstract Volume (Geological Association of Canada), 33, 47, Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada; joint annual meeting; abstracts–Association geologique du Canada, Association mineralogique du Canada; congres annuel conjointe; recueil des resumes, 2008 

The uranium mineralization potential of the Paleoproterozoic Sioux Basin and its relationship to other basins in the southern Lake Superior region Hanly, Adrienne J. (Queen’s University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada); Kyser, T. K.; Hiatt, E. E.; Marlatt, J.; Foster, S. Source: Precambrian Research, 148, 1-2, 125-144, 2006

The uranium mineralization potential of the Paleoproterozoic Sioux Basin and its relationship to other basins in the southern Lake Superior region Hanly, Adrienne J. (Queen’s University, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada); Kyser, T. K.; Hiatt, E. E.; Marlatt, J.; Foster, S. Source: Precambrian Research, 148, 1-2, 125-144, 2006

The age and fluid characteristics of the Sibley Basin and its relationship to other Proterozoic basins on the Canadian Shield Hanly, A. J. (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada); Hiatt, E. E.; Kyser, K.; Marlatt, J. Source: Program with Abstracts – Geological Association of Canada; Mineralogical Association of Canada: Joint Annual Meeting, 29, 451, Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada; joint annual meeting abstracts–Association geologique du Canada, Association mineralogique du Canada; congres annuel conjointe recueil des resumes, 2004