Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Robert Linnen

Bob Linnen

Professor & Robert Hodder Chair in Economic Geology
Ph.D. McGill University, 1992
Office: BGS 1000B
Labs: BGS 0072, 0162
Phone: 519-661-2111 x.89207
Fax: 519-661-3198

Research Interests

My research focuses on the behavior of metals in magmatic-hydrothermal systems. My approach is to combine field and experimental studies to identify the mechanisms that are important for concentrating metals and controlling mineralization, then quantify these processes to develop ore deposit models and exploration strategies. Current projects involve investigations of precious metal (Au and PGE) and rare metal (Li, Nb, Ta, REE, Sn, W) deposits.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Earth Sciences 2230A/B - Introduction to Geochemistry
Earth Sciences 3313A/B - Igneous Petrology
Earth Sciences 3315A/B - Metamorphic Petrology
Earth Sciences 4432A/B - Mineral Deposit Geochemistry
Geology 9701A/B - Best Practices in Exploration Drilling
Geology 9701A/B - Mineral Systems and Ore Deposit Exploration Strategy
Geology 9552A/B - Advanced Mineral Deposit Geochemistry
Geology 9508 - Analytical Geochemistry

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