Ph.D., P.Geo., Research Associate, Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), University of British Columbia
New Geoscience: Research and Knowledge for Exploration
Gold Deposit Models, Targeting & Exploration (MDRU)
Dr. Murray Allan is a Research Associate at the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU) of The University of British Columbia, where he has been working alongside industry, government and academic geologists on metallogenic problems in the northern Cordillera since 2010. He leads MDRU’s Yukon-Alaska Metallogeny Project and BC Orogenic Gold Project, and previously managed MDRU’s Yukon Gold Project, which established the metallogeny of new gold discoveries during Yukon’s “Second Gold Rush” of 2009-2011. Murray’s current research focuses on the geology and ore controls of gold camps such as Cariboo, Cassiar, Klondike, Goodpaster, and Fairbanks, as well as recent discoveries such as Coffee and White Gold. Murray embraces a multi-disciplinary and multi-scale approach to solving exploration and metallogenic questions, with an emphasis on regional data integration, field mapping, structural geology, geophysical interpretation, fluid-rock interactions, geochronology, geochemistry, and petrography.