Mark Smyk

Northwest Manager, Resident Geologist Program, Ontario Geological Survey
Speaking at: Passport to Explore Talks

Mark Smyk is the Northwest Regional Manager for the Resident Geologist Program (RGP), Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines in Thunder Bay.  The RGP has a role in documenting and communicating information on Ontario’s geology and applying geological knowledge to a whole range of public policy issues, including mineral resource potential. Mark’s experience in northern Ontario in the mineral exploration industry and with the RGP spans over 30 years. He is a registered Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, a sessional lecturer and Professional Associate in geology at Lakehead University and serves as Chair of the Thunder Bay Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.  He has received the Goldich Medal from the Institute on Lake Superior Geology for contributions to the understanding of the geology of the Lake Superior region.  His research interests include Mesoproterozoic Midcontinent Rift-related rocks and mineral deposits (e.g. Cu-Ni-PGE, Ag, rare metals) and Archean greenstone belts and their mineral deposits (e.g. lode Au, volcanogenic massive sulphide Cu-Zn).