Category Archives: Ore geology

The Iron Ore of Bell Island, Conception Bay, Newfoundland

Tim Sherry

The most memorable stop (for me) on a recent McGill grad student trip that took us around the whole of Newfoundland was Bell Island, in Conception Bay. The discovery of iron ore in the late 1800s led to the an industry boom … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology

Cu – The Finale

Nina Fitzgerald

(NOTE:  I would like to thank Chris @ Highly Allochthonous for giving me this opportunity to cross-post a favorite sedimentary-stratigraphy class project (from 2007) on Earth Science Erratics.  All mistakes are mine and I welcome comments.  ESE is a great … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology, Rocks & minerals

Still Wondering About Cu?

Nina Fitzgerald

(NOTE:  This is the second in a series of three posts on copper mineralization in skarn.) As a geology student several years ago, I had wondered why copper (chemical symbol Cu) shows up where it does.  I had wondered how … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology, Rocks & minerals

What’s Up With Cu?

Nina Fitzgerald

Since returning two weeks ago from my four-day hiking extravaganza in southern Nevada and northwest Arizona, I have been doing a lot of thinking about mining and its long history in that part of the country.  In Arizona, in particular, … Continue reading

Categories: Ore geology, Rocks & minerals