Dr. Norman Duke


Norm Duke

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Manitoba, 1983
Office: WSC G7
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x.83199
Fax: (519) 661-3198
Email: nduke@uwo.ca

Research Interests

My primary interests lie in applying metallogenic theory to mineral exploration. The main focus of my work has been in conducting regional metallogenic analysis, i.e. placing ore forming processes within regional structural/stratigraphic frameworks based on field relationships. Areas of field study include the Archean Superior and Slave cratons, the Proterozoic Southern, Churchill, Bear and Grenville provinces, and the Phanerozoic Appalachian and Cordilleran orogens. I have been mostly engaged with exhalative basemetal ores in rift settings and precious metal concentration within domains of post orogenic collapse.

Selected Publications

  • Duke, N.A., Lindberg, P.A. and West, A. (in press) Surface geology of the Greens Creek mine area, northern Admiralty Island, Alaska (w/map). In: Taylor, C., and Lear, K., eds., Geological Investigations of the Greens Creek Ore Deposit, Admiralty Island, U.S. Geological Survey Special Publication
  • Duke, N.A., and Ford, R.C. (1993) Concentration of gold during retrograde metamorphism of Archean banded iron formations, Slave Province, Canada. Cdn Journal of Earth Science, 30: 1566-1581.
  • Hodder, R.W., and Duke, N.A. (1986) Stratabound base metals and gold in iron-rich rocks of a late Proterozoic-early Paleozoic rift setting, central Appalachia, U.S.A. Transactions of the Geolological Society of South Africa, 89: 233-41.
  • Duke, N.A., and Edgar, A.D. (1977) Petrology of the Blue Mountain and Bigwood felsic alkaline complexes of the Grenville province of Ontario. Cdn J. Earth Science, 14: 515-38
  • Duke, N.A., and Hutchinson, R.W. (1974) Geological relationships between massive sulphide bodies and ophiolitic volcanic rocks near York Harbour, Nfld.Cdn J. Earth Science, 11: 53-69