Short Course: A New Age in the Economics of Iron and its Alloys: Targeting High-Grade Direct Shipping Iron Ores

DatesMarch 2 2013
CityLondon, Ontario, Canada
Contact NameMarie Schell
Local Phone5196612111
Topics-“Superior BIFs: The GOE and LIPs”
-“Depositional controls on Neoproterozoic Rapitan-type iron formations”
-“Exploration Geophysics in the Mary River District”
-“Labrador Trough: Regional context and essential processes and considerations”
-“Ring of Fire Chromitite Deposits”
-“High Grade Iron Ores in Brazil”
-“High Grade iron ores in the Mary River District”
-“The Relationship of Olympic Dam to Proterozoic Iron Formations”
-“Paragenetic stages in Complex Iron Oxide Ores: Tilden Mine, Marquette District”
-“New interpretation of the setting of Algoman BIFs”
Main BodyThe demand for iron and its alloys has risen sharply due to intense global industrialization since the beginning of the new millennium. Major investments have not only been in the Labrador Trough, but also in the high arctic Mary River District and on the major new chromite reserves in the Ring of Fire District of the James Bay Lowlands. Although much has been written on the origin of Iron Formations, new production is focusing on high-grade (>60% Fe) direct-shipping iron ores. This short course will focus on processes that upgrade protore BIFs and explore BIF/IOCG connections. It will be of interest to exploration companies re-aligning strategies to meet the shifting metal markets of the 21st century. The views expressed at this short course will span industry, government and academic perspectives.
Proceeds from this symposium will go toward the SEG London Student Chapter Field Trip to the Dominican Republic, May 2013.
ScheduleSaturday, March 2nd, 2013

Biological and Geological Sciences Building Rm 0165

Western University

9:00AM to 5:00PM
FeesThe cost including HST is:
- $40 for students
- $150 for faculty
- $300 for all other attendees
Additional InfoSpace is limited and pre-registration is required.
To pre-register or for additional information, contact
Marie Schell at:
For corporate sponsorships, contact Paula Luchak at:


OrganizerLaurisha Bynoe
Address 251 Platts Lane, London, Ontario Canada N6H 4P4