Bruno Lafrance

Associate Director, Laurentian University-Metal Earth, Mineral Exploration Research Centre
Speaking at: Precious Metals

Bruno is a structural geologist who specializes on the applications of structural geology to the study of ore deposits. His research focuses on the primary structural controls on the formation of ore deposits and their subsequent modification during orogenic events. Although most of his research has been on gold and volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits, Bruno also researched the structural controls on the formation of uranium deposits in the Thelon basin, Nunavut, and Ni-Cu-PGE deposits in Sudbury, Ontario.

After three years as Resident Geologist in northern Saskatchewan with Saskatchewan Energy and Mines, Bruno joined the Department of Earth Sciences (now Harquail School of Earth Sciences) at Laurentian University, where he teaches courses in structural geology and field geology and does research in structural geology applied to ore deposits. Bruno was a member of the team who proposed the successful Metal Earth project, the largest mineral exploration research initiative in Canadian history, and is now serving as Associate Director of Metal Earth.

Bruno holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick and a B.Sc. in Geology from the Université de Montréal.  He is a practicing member (P.Geo) of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.