Daniel Kontak

Daniel Kontak

Full Professor

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Science, Engineering and Architecture
B-8038 Sudbury Campus

Biography

Born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, I attended St. F.X. for my BSc.(Hons) in geology before leaving pursuing  graduate studies elsewhere in Canada. This work was in the area of ore deposit research and focused on large scale metallogenic problems, uranium in Labrador (MSc) and granite-hosted Sn-W granites in the Peruvian Andes (PhD); I have continued this broad approach to ore deposit studies for many decades. After a post-doc stint at Memorial Univeristy (1985), I moved to Nova Scotia and worked for the provincial survey (1986-2006) on many ore deposit systems (Sn W, Au, Pb-Zn, Ba, aggregates, zeolites) across a very beautiful province. In 2006 I moved to Laurentian University to assume an academic career  where I enjoy the Canadian Shield experiece in all respects, both during the hot summers and chilywinters.

Education

  • Post-doc 1986 - Memorial University, St. John's, NFLD
  • Ph.D. 1979-1984 - Queen's University, Kingston, ON
  • M.Sc.1976-1979 - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
  • B.Sc. 1972-1976 - St. Francis Xavier, Antigonish, NS 

Academic Appointments

Full Proffessor 2009-present

Associate Professor, Laurentian 2006-2009

Research

Research Program

My research program aims to fully characterize a variety of magmatic and hydrothermal ore systems using both traditional and novel approaches. This work incorporates field studies supported by a large range of follow-up geochronologic (Re-Os, Ar-Ar, TIMS and LA  U-Pb), petrologic and mineral-fluid chemical work that utilizes state-of-the-art analytical facilities at Laurentian and collaborating institutions. The work is financed through a wide variety of granting agencies that include the Federal Government (NSERC DG and CRD grants), Geological Survey of Canada, provincial surveys and many exploration and mining companies. 

In recent years, I have become particularly interested in focusing at smaller scales to solve problems by using both mineral and fluid (i.e., fluid inclusions) chemistry to trace the evolution of ore systems at different scales.  


Past and current student graduate projects (since 2008) are summarized below:

Ph.D. Students (active)

Bickerton, Luke (2015-): A geological, geochemical and chonrologicla study of the Devonian East Kemptveill tin deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada; co-supervised with Dr. Iain Samson, University of Windsor

Kerr, Mitch (2014-): Characterization of the volatile chemistry of Au and Sn hydrothermal ore systems with applications to deposit models and potential exploration vectoring; co-supervised with Dr. J. Hanley, St. Mary' University.

Mathieu, Jordan (2015-): Fluid history of three Canadian metallotects; co-supervised with Dr. E. Turner.

Hastie, Evan (2014-): Gold Metallogeny of the Southern Swayze Greenstone Belt, Abitibi Subprovince. co-supervised with Dr. B. Lafrance.


Ph.D. Students (past)

Stewart, Craig (2011-2017): Characterization of the nature and origin of different alteration types in the Sudbury Structure, Sudbury, Ontario.

Katz, Laura (2012-2016): Geological and geochemical characterization of  the Archean intrusion-related Cote Gold deposit, Abitibi Subprovince.

Gourcerol, Blandine (2012-2016): Geochemistry of chert in Archean and Paleoproterozoic BIF-hosted gold systems; co-supervised with Dr. P. Thurston.

Alimohammadi, Massi (2012-2015): Geological, geocrhonologicla and geochemical characterization of porphyry systems in Iran.; co-supervised with Dr. S. Alirezaei, University of Tehran.

Pandur, Kristina (2012-2015): Geological and geochemical characterization of the Hoidas Laek REE deposit, orthern Saskatchewan: A possible carbonatite association;  co-supervised with Dr. K. Ansdell, University of Saskatchewan.


M.Sc . Students (active)

Choquette, Brandon (2017): Geochemical studies of the Archean Windfalls Lake intrusion associated Au deposit setting, Quebec.

Pfister, Jeremie (2016-): Mineralogical and stable isotopic studis of an LCT pegmatite sytem, N.W.T., Canada.

Daniels, Jessica (2015-; MINES program): Setting of the Midas epithermal gold deposit, Nevada, USA.   

Enright, Jeff (2016-): Petrology of the container rocks to footwall mineralization at the Victor deposit, Sudbury, Ontario; co-supervised with Dr. A. McDonald and Peter LIghtfoot.

Sedge, Catherine (2015-): Mechanism of PGE transport and precipitation in the Afton Cu-Pd-Au porphyry deposit, Kamloops, BC: co-supervised with Dr. J. Hanley, St. Mary' University.

Kelly, Chris (2015-) Alteration related t gold ore systems at the Black Fox mine and Grey Fox zone, Matheson, Abitibi; co-supervised with Dr. B. Lafrance.

Chappell, Ian (2015-): Structural controls and chronology of gold mineralization at the Black Fox mine and Grey Fox zone, Matheson, Abitibi; co-supervised with Dr. B. Lafrance.

Letourneau, M. (2015-): Controls on gold mineralization in the Bug Lake and La Martinere trends of northern Quebec; co-supervised with Dr. M. Leybourne.

Malcolm, Kelly (2014-): Gold mineralization in the 58N zone of the Archean Detour gold deposit area of northern Ontario; co-supervised with Dr. D. Tinkham.

Tokaryk, Scott (2013-): Characterization of gold mineralization associated with the Archean Vickers Bay intrusion, Pistol Bay Trend, Nunavut.

MacInnis, Linette (2012-): Characterization of sharp-wall type footwall Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization at the Podolsky deposit, Sudbury, Ontario.

Tweedale, Fergus (2012-): A fluic chemical study of quartz-hosted fliud inclusions in the mineralized South Mountain Batholith, Nova Scotia: A possible vectoring tool; co-supervised with Dr. J. Hanley, St. Mary's University


M.Sc . Students (past)

Daley, Justin (2015-2016, MINEX): using vein textures and fluid inclusions to constrain the nature and origin of mineralization at the Heart Peaks low-sulfidization Au-Ag epithermal system, northwestern B.C., Canada.

Burns, Michael (2011-2-06): Role of fluids in the evolution of the LNPG LCT-type pegmatites, NWT.

McDivitt, Jordan (2014-2016): Origin of gold mineralizationat the Archean Renabie Gold Mine, Ontario; co-supervised with Dr. B. Lafrance. .

Poulin, Remy (2012-2016) A crystal chemical study of scheelite and potential as an indicator mineral; co-supervised with Dr. A. McDonald

Slater, Evan (2013-2016): Nature and origin of the epithermal Sn-Zn-Ag deposits of Minas Pirquitas, northern Argentina; co-supervised with Dr. A. McDonald.

Smith, Jocelyn (2013-2016)  Structural controls and origin of Auriferous Sheeted Veins at the Côté Gold Deposit, Ontario; co-supervised with Dr. B. Lafrance.

Chen, Lin (2012-2015): Further Re-Os dating of the Meguma gold deposits: Evidence for a protracted evolution; co-supervised with Dr. R. Creaser at University of Alberta.

Franchuk, Anatoliy. (2012-2014): High Tenor Ni-PGE sulfide mineralization in the South Manasan Ultramafic Intrusion, Paleoproterozoic Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba, Canada; co-supervised withh Dr. P. Lightfoot.

Watts, Kathleen (2012-2014):  A melt inclusion study of the Sudbury Igneous Complex (Ontario, Canada): Evidence for two-liquid immiscibility and constraints on trace-element distribution; co-supervised with Dr. J. Hanley, St. Mary' University.

Mathieu, Jordan (2011-2014):  Characteristic of diagenetic fluids affecting two major carbonate units on Victoria Island, NWT; co-supervised with Dr. E. Turner.

Fischer, Beth (2008-2012): Carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb mineralization in the Early Cambrian Sekwi Formation, Mackenzie Mountains, NWT: Stratigraphic, structural, and lithologic controls, and constraints on ore fluid characteristics; co-supervised with Dr. E. Turner.

Awards

  

  

  • ​Duncan Derry Medal (2016) for an Economic Geologist who has made significant contrirbutions to the sciece of ecnocmic geology in Canada - MDD Division of the Geological Association of Canada
  • Julian Boldy Award (2015) for best Economic Paper presented at the Annual Geological Association-Mineralogical Association of Canada Meeting 
  • Gesner Medal (2011) of the Atlantic Geoscience Society in recognizition of a distinguished career promoting geoscience of Atlatnic Canada at a national and internationbal stage
  • Peacock Medal (2011) of the Mineralogical Association of Canada for outstanding contributions to the the mineral sciences in Canada
  • Hawley Medal (2002)  of the Mineralogical Association of Canada for the best published in the Canadian Mineralogist in 2002
  • Julian Boldy Award (2001) for best Economic Paper presented at the Annual Geological Assocation-Mineralogical Association of Canada Meeting
  • APICS distinguished lectured (1997) for Atlantic Canada
  • H.S. Robinson Lecturer (1996)  for the Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada
  • C.F. Davidson Memorial Lecturer ( 1996), St. Andrews University,  St. Andrews, Scotland 
  • Hawley Medal (1990)  of the Mineralogical Association of Canada for the best published in the Canadian Mineralogist in 1990

Teaching


Publications

Summary of journal publications (2006-present), government publications (2011-present), and abstracts (2011-present)

Papers in journals:

Under review:

  • McDivitt, J., Kontak, D.J., Lafrance, B., Fayek, M., and Petrus, J.: Trace Metal and Stable Isotope (D, O, S) Characteristics of Hybridized Gold Orebodies in the Missanabie-Renabie District of the Wawa Subprovince. Mineralium Deposita
  • Gourcerol, B., Kontak, D.J., Petrus, J., and Thurston, P.C

Accepted with revisions:

  • Kontak, D.J., Ulrich. T., and Kyser, T.K.: Mixing of magmatic and wall-rock derived fluids in a 380 Ma reduced intrusion gold setting, Nova Scotia, Canada: Evidence from LA ICP-MS analysis of fluid inclusions and stable isotopes. Mineralium Deposita.
  • Somers, C.M.J., Gibson, H.L., Kontak, D.J., and Burk, R.: Diverse mineralization and alteration styles at the Pitarilla silver-zinc-lead deposit, Sierra Madres Occidental, Mexico: An example of a vertically zoned magmatic-hydrothermal ore system. Economic Geology.
  • Slater, E., Kontak, D.J., and McDonald, A. : Geology and Origin of Multi-staged Miocene Epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb-Sn Mineralization in the Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina. Mineralium Deposita.
  • Alimohammadi, M., Kontak, D.J., Alirezaei, S., and Archibald, D. A.: Petrological and geochronological studies of the Daraloo and Sarmeshk porphyry copper deposits, south Iran. Journal SE Asian Earth Sciences.


In press:

  • Slater, E., McDonald, A., and Kontak, D.J.: Ore textures and sulfide-mineral chemistry of the Cortaderas Zone, Pirquitas Mine, NW Argentina: An Example of Miocene epithermal mineralization in the Andean Tin Belt.  Canadian Mineralogist.


Published:

  • Kerr, M.J., Hanley, J.J., Kontak, D.J., Morrison, G.G., Petrus, J., Sharpe, T., and Fayek, M. (2018): Evidence of upgrading of gold tenor in an auriferous orogenic quartz-carbonate vein system by late magmatic-hydrothermal fluids at the Madrid deposit, Hope Bay Greenstone Belt, Nunavut, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 241, 180-218. 

  • Hahn, K. Turner, E.C., Kontak, D.J., and Fayek, M. (2018): A billion years of fluid-flow history through porous carbonate mounds in Mesoproterozoic basin (Borden Basin; Nanisivik District), Nunavut. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 223, 493-519. 

  • Gourcerol, B., Kontak, D.J., Thurston, P. and Petrus, J. (2018): Application of LA-ICP-MS sulphide analysis and methodology to deciphering elemental paragenesis and associations in addition to multi-stage processes in metamorphic gold settings. Canadian Mineralogist. vol. 56, 1-18.
  • McDivitt, J., Kontak, D.J., Lafrance, B., and Robichaud, L. (2018): Contrasting fluid chemistries, alteration characteristics, and metamorphic timing relationships recorded in hybridized ore bodies of the Missanabie-Renabie gold district, Archean Wawa subprovince, Ontario, Canada. Economic Geology, vol. 113, 397-420.
  • Gourcerol, B., Kontak, D.J., Thurston, P. and Petrus, J. (2018): LA ICP-MS mapping, elemental parageneses and trace-metal associations in sulfides from auriferous Algoma-type BIFs: Implications for nature of mineralizing fluids, metal sources and deposit models. Mineralium Deposita, vol. 53, 871-894.
  • Mathieu, J., Turner, E., Kontak, D.J., Fayek, M., and Mathur, R. (2018): Atypical Cu mineralization in the Cornwallis carbonate-hosted Zn district: Storm copper deposit in the Cornwallis, Arctic Canada. Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 99, 86-115.
  • Poulin, R., Kontak, D.J., McDonald, A., and McClenaghan, M.B. (2018): Trace element chemistry of scheelite and its applications as an ore deposit discriminator. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 56, 265-202.
  • McDivitt, J., Lafrance, B., Kontak, D.J., and Robichaud, L. (2017): The structural evolution of the Missanabie-Renabie Gold District: Pre-orogenic veins in an orogenic gold setting and their influence on the formation of hybrid deposits. Economic Geology, vol. 112, 1959-1975.
  • Lake, D.J., Groat, L.A., Falck, H., Mulja, T., Cempirek, J., Kontak, D.J., Marxhall, D., and Fayek, M. (2017: Genesis of emerald-bearing quartz veins associated with the Lened W-skarn mineralization, Northwest Territories, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 55 ,561-593.
  • White, C., Kontak, D.J., Demont, G., and Archibald, D.A. (2017): Remnants of Early Mesozoic basalt of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Canadian Journal Earth Sciences, vol. 54, 345-358.
  • Neyedley, K. Hanley, J.J., Fayek, M., and Kontak, D.J. (2017): Textural, Fluid Inclusion, and Stable Oxygen Isotope Constraints on Vein Formation and Gold Precipitation at the 007 Deposit,  Rice Lake Greenstone Belt, Bissett, Manitoba, Canada. Economic Geology vol. 112, 629-660. 
  • Katz, L., Kontak, D.J., Dubé, B., and McNicoll, V. (2017): The geology, petrology, and geochronology of the Archean Côté Gold large-tonnage, low-grade intrusion-related Au(-Cu) deposit, Swayze greenstone belt, Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 54, 173-202.
  • Gourcerol, B., Kontak, D.J., Thurston, P.C., and Duparc, Q. (2016) Do magnetite layers in Algoma-type BIF preserve their primary geochemical signature: Evidence from a LA ICP-MS study of magnetite from BIF-hosted gold deposit settings. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 54, 605-624.
  • Poulin, R.S., McDonald, A., Kontak, D.J. and McClenaghan, M.B. (2016): On the relationship between cathodoluminescence and the chemical composition of scheelite from geologically diverse ore-deposit environments. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 54, 1147-1173. 
  • Hnatyshin, D., JKontak, Creaser, R., Kontak, D.J., Turner, E.C., Stern, R., and Morden, R..C. (2016): Geochronologic (Re-Os) and fluid-chemical constraints on the formation of the Mesoproterozoic-hosted Nanisivik Zn–Pb deposit, Nunavut, Canada: Evidence for early diagenetic, low-temperature conditions of formation. Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 79, 189-217.
  • Alimohammadi, M., Alirezaei, S., and Kontak, D.J., and Ghaderi, M. (2016): The geology, petrogenesis and geological setting of the volcanic and plutonic rocks from Daraloo and Sarmeshk porphyry copper deposits, South Kerman Copper Belt, Iran. Scientific Quarterly Journal of Geosciences, Geological Survey of Iran. 
  • Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P., Kontak, D.J.,, Cote-Matha, O., Biczok, J., and Fayek, M. (2016): Depositional settings of Algoma-type Banded Iron Formation hosted gold deposits as constrained from LA ICP-MS trace and REE chemistry and in situ (SIMS) oxygen isotope data. Precambrian Research, vol. 281, 47-79.
  • Pandur, K., Ansdell, K.M., Kontak, D.J., Halpin, K.M., and Creighton, S. (2016): Textural and mineral chemical characteristics of the Hoidas Lake vein-type REE deposit, northern Saskatchewan, Canada: Constraints on the origin of distal magmatic-hydrothermal REE mineralization. Economic Geology, vol. 111, 667-694.
  • Alimohammadi, M., Alirezaei, S., and Kontak, D.J. (2015): Application of ASTER data for exploration of porphyry copper deposits: A case study of Daraloo- Sarmeshk area, southern part of the Kerman copper belt, Iran. Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 70, 290-304.
  • Pandur, K., Ansdell, K., and Kontak, D.J., (2015) Graphic-like melt inclusion textures in apatite: Evidence for pegmatitic processes in a REE-enriched carbonatites? Geology, vol. 43, no. 6, 547-550, doi:10.1130/G36613.1
  • Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P., Kontak, D.J. and Côté-Mantha, O. (2015): Interpretations and implications of LA ICP-MS analysis of chert for the origin of geochemical signatures in banded iron formations (BIFs) from the Meadowbank gold deposit, Western Churchill Province, Nunavut. Chemical Geology, vol. 410, 89-107.
  • Dostal, J., Kontak, D.J., Gerel, O., Shellnut, G., and and Fayek, M. (2015): Origin of Cretaceous ongonites (topaz-bearing albite-rich micro-leucogranites) from Ongon Khairkhan, Central Mongolia. Lithos, vol. 236-237, 173-189.
  • Franchuk, A., Lightfoot, P., and Kontak, D.J. (2015): High Tenor Ni-PGE Sulfide Mineralization in the South Manasan Ultramafic Intrusion, Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba. Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 72, 434-458.
  • Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J., Turner, E.C., Fayek, M. and Layne, G. (2015): In situ SIMS (O, S) and LA ICP-MS (trace elements) micro-analysis of multiple cement phases reveal a complex diagenetic fluid history: A case study of Phanerozoic cements on Victoria Island, NWT. Chemical Geology, vol. 415, 47-69.
  • Merle, R., Marzoli, A., Reisberg, L., Bertrand, H., Nemchin, A., Chiaradia, M., Jourdan, F., Bellieni, G., Kontak, D., Puffer, J. and McHone, G. (2014): Sr, Nd, Pb and Os isotopice systematics of CAMP tholeiites from Eastern North America (ENA): Evidence of a subduction-enriched mantle source. Journal of Petrology, vol. 55, 133-180.
  • Dostal, J., Kontak, D.J. and Karl, S.M. (2014): Early Jurassic Bokan Mountain peralkaline granitic complex (southeastern Alaska): geochemistry, petrogenesis and rare-metal mineralization. Lithos, vol. 202-203, 395-412.
  • Pandur, K., Kontak, D.J. and Ansdell, K. (2014): Hydrothermal evolution in the Hoidas Lake vein-type REE deposit, Saskatchewan, Canada: Constraints from fluid inclusion microthermometry and evaporate mound analysis. Canadian Mineralogist, v. 52, p. 717–744.
  • Dostal, J., Karl, S.M., Keppie, J.D, Kontak, D.J. and Shellnut, G. (2013): Bokan Mountain peralkaline granite complex, Alexander Terrane (Prince of Wales Island, southestern Alaska): Initial rifting following Lower Jurassic accretion with North America. Canadian Journal Earth Sciences, vol. 50, 678-691.
  • Kontak, D.J., Horne, R.J., Creaser, R.A., Petrus, J. and Archibald, D. (2013): A petrological and geochronological study of a 360 Ma metallogenic event in Maritime Canada with implications for lithophile-metal mineralization in the Canadian Appalachians. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 50, 1147-1163.
  • Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J. and Turner, E.C. (2013): A fluid inclusion study of diagenetic fluids in Proterozoic and Paleozoic carbonate rocks, Victoria Island, NWT. Geofluids, vol. 13, 559-578.
  • London, D. and Kontak, D.J. (2012): Granitic pegmatites: Scientific wonders and economic bonanzas. Elements 8 (4), 257-262.
  • Cao, Y., Li, S., Kontak, D.J., Zhang, H., Li, Z., and Liu, Z. (2012): LA ICP-MS geochronology and trace element geochemistry of zircon from the Shihu gold deposit, western Hebei Province, North China Craton: Timing of mineralization and tectonic implications. Acta Geologica Sinica, vol. 86, 801-840.
  • Kontak, D.J. and Kyser, T.K. (2011): Fingerprinting multiple fluid reservoirs in a 380 Ma Intrusion-Related Gold (IRG) setting, Nova Scotia, Canada: Implications for the nature and origin of IRG deposits. Mineralium Deposita, vol. 46, 337-363. DOI 10.1007/s00126-011-0331-1.
  • Murphy, J.B, Waldron, J., Kontak, D.J., Pe-Piper, G.A. and Piper, D. (2011): Minas Fault Zone: Late Paleozoic history of an intra-continental orogenic transform fault in the Canadian Appalachians. Journal of Structural Geology, vol. 33, p. 312-328.
  • Kontak, D.J., Horne, R.J. and Kyser, K. (2011): A stable isotope (δ18O) study of two saddle-reef vein systems, Meguma gold fields, Nova Scotia, Canada: Evidence for similar isotopic signatures for different age deposits and regional implications. Mineralium Deposita, vol. 46, p. 289-304. 
  • Kontak, D.J. and Dostal, J. (2010): Late-stage crystallization history of the Jurassic North Mountain Basalt, Nova Scotia: II. Nature and origin of segregation pipes. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 48, p. 1533-1568.
  • Jourdan, F., Marzoli, A., Bertrand, H., Cirilli, S, Tanner, L., Kontak, D.J., McHone, G., Renne, P.R. and Bellieni, G. (2009): 40Ar/39Ar ages of CAMP in North America: Implications for the Triassic-Jurassic boundary and the 40K decay constant bias. Lithos, vol. 110, p. 167-180.
  • Dostal, J. and Kontak, D.J. (2009): Trace element geochemistry of hydrothermal scheelite and associated rutile from turbidite-hosted gold deposits, Meguma Terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada: Genetic Implications. Mineralogy and Petrology, vol. 97, p. 95-109.
  • Kontak, D.J. and Kyser, K. (2009): Nature and origin of an LCT-suite pegmatite with late-stage sodium enrichment, Brazil Lake, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia: II. Implications of stable isotopes (δ18O, δD) for magma source, internal crystallization and nature of sodic metasomatism. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 47, p. 745-764.
  • Cirilli, S., Marzoli, A., Tanner, L., Bertrand, H., Buratti, N., Jourdan, F., Bellieni, G., Kontak, D.J. and Renne, R.P. (2009): Does the onset of CAMP predate or post-date Tr-J boundary? Stratigraphic constraints from the Fundy Basin (Nova Scotia). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 286, p. 514-525.
  • Kontak, D.J., Archibald, D.A., Creaser, R.A. and Heaman, L. (2008): Dating (Re-Os, Ar-Ar, U-Pb) hydrothermal alteration Attending IOCG mineralization along a terrane-bounding fault zone: The Copper Lake deposit, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Geology, vol. 44, p. 146-166.
  • Kontak, D.J. (2008): On the edge of CAMP: Geology and volcanology of the Jurassic North Mountain Basalt, Nova Scotia. Lithos, vol. 101, p. 74-101.
  • Kontak, D.J., Kyser, K., Gize, A. and Marshall, D. (2006): Structurally controlled vein barite mineralization, Maritimes Basin of Eastern Canada: geological setting, stable isotopes and fluid inclusions. Economic Geology, vol. 101, p. 407-430.
  • Kontak, D.J. (2006): Nature and origin of an LCT-type pegmatite with late-stage sodium enrichment, Brazil Lake, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia: I. Geological setting and petrology. Canadian Mineralogist, vol. 44, p. 563-598.


Papers in government publications (2011-present)

  • Bickerton, L., Kontak, D.J., Samson, I., Murphy, J.B., and Kallet, D. (in press, 2018): U-Pb geochronology of the South Mountain Batholith, Nova Scotia; in Targeted Geoscience Initiative – 2017 Report of Activities, Edited by N. Rogers; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File XXXX, p. xxx-xxx. doi:10.4095/xxxxx
  • Kontak, D.J. and Tuba, G.A. (2018): Summary of Results of a Fluid Inclusion (FI) Study of Gold Deposit Settings in the Archean Abitibi Greenstone Belt: A TGI-5 Initiative. Unpublished Report to the Geological Survey of Canada, 61 p, 7 Tables, 28 Figures.
  • Kontak, D.J. and Waller, Z. (2018): Petrography, mineral paragenesis, fluid inclusions and in situ SIMS stable isotope (O, S) of carbonate replace mineralized samples from western Canadian settings. Unpublished Report to the Geological Survey of Canada, 20 p, 4 Tables, 8 Figures.
  • Kontak, D.J., McDonald, A.M., Poulin, R., Petrus, J., and McClenaghan, M.B. (2017): Scheelite as a possible ore-deposit discriminator based on luminescence, trace-element chemistry, δ18O signature, fluid inclusions and U-Pb geochronology. In Applications of indicator mineral methods to bedrock and sediments. Edited by M.B. McClenaghan and D. and Layton-Mathews, Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8345, 2017, p. 48-59. doi.org/10.4095/306315.
  • Kellett, D.A., Rogers, N., Barr, S.M., Kontak, D.J., Larson, K., Piette-Lauzière, N., van Rooyen, D., White, C.E., and Wilson, R.A. (2017) Linking characteristics of post-orogenic, polymetallic porphyry-style ores to tectonically-driven temporal and spatial controls across an accretionary orogeny; in Targeted Geoscience Initiative 2016 Report of Activities, (ed) N. Rogers, Geological Survey of Canada, OFR 8199, 75-78. doi:10.4095/299573. 
  • Peter, J.M., Jackson, S.E., Leybourne, M.I., Kontak, D.J., McClenaghan, M.B., Layton-Matthews, D., and Taylor, B.E. ( 2017)  Fingerprinting fluid source regions and pathways of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits; in Targeted Geoscience Initiative – 2016 Report of Activities, (ed.) N. Rogers; Geological Survey of Canada, OFR 8199, 129-131. doi:10.4095/299573.
  • Hastie, E.C.G., Kontak, D.J., and Lafrance, B. (2016):  project Unit 14-009. Update on activities related to a gold metallogenic study of the southern Swayze Greenstone Belt. Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2016, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report xxx, 6323, p. 8-1 to 8-10.
  • McDivitt, J.A., Lafrance, B. and Kontak, D.J. (2015): Project Unit14-007. Characterisation of Gold Mineralisation in the Missanabie-RenabieDistrict of the Wawa Gold Camp. In Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2015, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6313, p.6-1 to 6-10.
  • Hastie, E.C.G., Lafrance, B., Kontak, D.J. 2015): Project Unit 14-009. Observations on the Kenty and Rundle Deposits, Swayze Greenstone Belt.In Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2015, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6313, p.6-11 to 6-15.
  • Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C., Kontak, D.J., and Coté-Mantha, O. (2015) The geochemistry of chert from the Banded Iron Formation-type Musselwhite and Meadowbank gold deposits: Distinguishing primary and mineralization-related signatures of chert. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2015-1, 24 p.doi:10.4095/295531
  • Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C., and Kontak, D.J. (2015): Depositional Setting of Algoma-type Banded Iron Formation from the Meadowbank, Meliadine and Musselwhite gold deposits: In: Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Lode Gold Project Synthesis, (eds) B. Dubé and P. Mercier-Langevin; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7852, p. 55-67.
  • Katz, L.R., Kontak, D.J., Dubé, B., and McNicoll, V., 2015. The Archean Côté Gold intrusion-related Au(-Cu) deposit, Ontario: A large tonnage, low-grade deposit centred on a magmatic-hydrothermal breccia. In: Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Contributions to the Understanding of Precambrian Lode Gold Deposits and Implications for Exploration, (eds) B. Dubé and P. Mercier-Langevin; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7852, p. 139-155.
  • Kontak, D.J., MacInnis, L.M., Ames, D.E., Rayner, N., and Joyce, N., 2015. A geological, petrological, and geochronological study of the Grey Gabbro unit of the Podolsky Cu-(Ni)-PGE deposit, Sudbury, Ontario, with a focus on the alteration related to the formation of sharp-walled chalcopyrite veins, In: Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Canadian Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Elements-Chromium Ore Systems — Fertility, Pathfinders, New and Revised Models, (eds) D.E. Ames and M.G. Houle; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File XXXX.
  • Gao, J.-F., Jackson, S.E., Dube, B., Kontak, D.J., and DeSouza, S. (2015): Genesis of the Canadian Malartic, Côté Gold, and Musselwhite gold deposits: Insights from LA-ICP-MS element mapping of pyrite. In: Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Contributions to the Understanding of Precambrian Lode Gold Deposits and Implications for Exploration, (eds) B. Dubé and P. Mercier-Langevin; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7852, p. 157-177.
  • Dubé, B. and others including Kontak, D.J. (2015): Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Contributions to the Understanding of Precambrian Lode Gold Deposits and Implications for Exploration. In: Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: Contributions to the Understanding of Precambrian Lode Gold Deposits and Implications for Exploration, (eds) B. Dubé and P. Mercier-Langevin; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7852, p. 1-24.
  • Tweedale, F., Hanley, J.J., Kontak, D.J., and Rogers, N. (2015): Petrographic observations and evaporate mound analysis of quartz-hosted fluid inclusions hosted by granitoid samples from the South Mountain Batholith, Nova Scotia: An exploration tool for vectoring towards mineralized areas in intrusive rocks: In TGI 4 – Intrusion Related Mineralisation Project: New Vectors to Buried Porphyry-Style Mineralisation, (ed.) N. Rogers; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7843, p. 79-99.
  • McClenaghan, M.B., Parkhill, M.A, Pronk, A.G. Seaman, A.A., McCurdy,M.W., Poulin, R.S., McDonald, A.M., Kontak, D.J., and Leybourne, M.I. (2015): Till, stream sediment, and stream water geochemical signatures of intrusion-hosted Sn-W deposits: examples from the Sisson W-Mo and Mount Pleasant Sn-W-Mo-Bi-In deposits, New Brunswick. In TGI 4 – Intrusion Related Mineralisation Project: New Vectors to Buried Porphyry-Style Mineralisation, (ed.) N. Rogers; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 7843, p. 39-57.
  • Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C., Kontak, D.J., and Coté-Mantha, O. (2014): Interpretations and implications of preliminary LA ICP-MS analysis of chert for the origin of geochemical signatures in banded iron formations from the Meadowbank gold deposit, Western Churchill Province, Nunavut. In Geological Survey of Canada, Current research 2014-1, 26 p.doi:10.4095/293129
  • Watts, K.M., Hanley, J.J., Ames, D.E., Kontak, D.J., and Petrus, J.A. (2014) Chemical databases for apatite and melt inclusions from a study of the 1850 Ma Sudbury Igneous Complex (Ontario, Canada). Geological Survey of Canada, Open File Report 7710.
  • MacInnis, L., Kontak, D.J., Ames, D.E., and Joyce, N. L. (2014): Alteration proximal to the sharp- walled walled Cu-(Ni)-PGE vein footwall mineralization of the Podolsky deposit, Sudbury; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File Report 7666, doi:10.4095.
  • Kontak, D.J., Creaser, R.A., and Hamilton, M. (2012): Geological and Geochemical Studies of the Côté Lake Au(-Cu) Deposit Area, Chester Township, Northern Ontario. Discover Abitibi, OGS OFR.
  • Barrett, T.J., Wilson, G.C, Hamilton, M.A, Kontak, D.J., Burns, M., Ayer, J.A., Stott, G.M, Beaudoin, G., and J.-F. Hélie, J.-F. (2012, in press): The Montclerg Gold Deposit, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, East Timmins Region, Ontario: Stratigraphy, Lithogeochemistry, Mineralization and Nature of Vein Fluids. Discover Abitibi, OGS OFR.
  • Ames, D.E., Dare, S.A., Hanley, J.J., Hollings, P., Jackson, S.J., Jugo, P.J., Kontak,. D.K., Linnen, R., and Samson, I.M. (2012): Update on Research Activities in the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 Magmatic-Hydrothermal Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Elements Ore System subproject: System Fertility and Ore Vectors. Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2012, Ontario geological Survey, OFR xxx, 41-1 to 41-11.
  • Turner, E.C., Kamber, B.S., Kontak, D.J., Long, D.G.F., Hnatyshin, D., Creaser, R., Morden, R., and Hahn, K. (2012): Economic potential of the Mesoproterozoic Borden Basin Zn district, northern Baffin Island, NU: Thematic studies 2011-2012; in Activity Report 2012, Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office.
  • Dostal, J., Kontak. D.J., Hanley, J. and Owen, V. 2011. Geological investigation of rare earth element and uranium deposits of the Bokan Mountain complex, Prince of Wales Island, southeastern Alaska. Technical Report, U.S. Geological Survey - grant GO9PA00039, 122 p.


Abstracts (2011-present):

2018:

Kelly, C., Kontak, D.J., Lafrance, B., Tuba, G., Chappell, I., (2018): Early magmatic –related hydrothermal alteration in the Archean Hislop and Grey Fox gold systems, Matheson, Ontario. Abstracts with Program, Annual Roundup Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., January 2018.

Enright, J., Kontak, D.J., and McDonald, A. (2018): The  thermal history of the footwall environment (North and East ranges), Sudbury, Ontario: Implications of textures and mineral chemistry to ore-forming processes. Abstracts with Program, Annual Roundup Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., January 2018.

Kontak, D.J., Gourcerol, B., Petrus, J.A., and Thurston, P.C. (2018): Insights into the gold metallogeny of the Meguma terrane of Nova Scotia from LA-ICP-MS arsenopyrite geochemistry.    Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Truro, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Bickerton, L., Kontak, D.J., Samson, I., and Murphy, J.B. (2018): The Eastern Canadian tin metallotect: What conditions led to formation of Canada’s only past primary tin producer, the East Kemptville Sn-Cu-Zn-Ag-In deposit? Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Truro, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Brace, S., Sherlock, R., Kontak, D.J., and Jugo, P. (2018): Nature of host rocks and alteration at a syenite-associated gold setting along the Nipissing-Lincoln-Nipissing Fault, Larder Lake area.

Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2018. 

Hastie, E., Kontak, D.J., and Lafrance, B. (2018): Evidence for gold remobilization in Archean gold deposit settings of the Swayze greenstone belt. Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2018. 

Pfister, J., Kontak, D.J., and Groat, L. (2018):  A textural and δ18O isotopic study of a LCT-type rare-metal mineralized pegmatite setting. Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2018. 

Kontak, D.J., Katz, L., Smith, J., Gourcerol, B., Dubé, B., Lafrance, B., Petrus, J.A., Creaser, R., and Fayek, M. (2018). Implications of the 2740 Ma Cote Gold Au(-Cu) deposit for Archean gold metallogeny and porphyry Au deposit formation in the Archean. RFG Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Program with Abstracts, June 2018.

Kontak, D.J., Hanley, J.B., Gourceol, B., Petrus, J.A., Kelly, C., Kerr, M., Letourneau, M., Malcolm, K., McDivitt, J., Neyedley, K., and Tokaryk, S. (2018): Protracted and complex fluid histories the norm in orogenic-type gold deposits as revealed by LA ICP-MS sulfide mapping.   RFG Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Program with Abstracts, June 2018.

Wilson, J., Samson, I., and Kontak, D.J. (2018): The character and formation of Indium mineralization, East Kemptville, Nova Scotia. RFG Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Program with Abstracts, June 2018.

Pfister, J., Kontak, D.J., Groat, L. (2018): An integrated stable isotopic and textural study of the Little Nahanni LCT-type rare-metal pegmatite system, NWT. RFG Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Program with Abstracts, June 2018.

Tuba, G., and Kontak, D.J. (2018): Fluid diversity in the Archean orogenic gold deposits of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt (Canada): Working towards a better constrained orogenic gold model. RFG Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Program with Abstracts, June 2018.

Hanley, J.B., Sedge, C., Mercer, B. and Kontak, D.J. (2018): Characterizing the mineral domains of Li-(Rb-Cs) enrichment at the East Kemptville Sn-(Cu-Zn-Ag) deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada. RFG Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Program with Abstracts, June 2018.

Well-Shen, L, Richards, J., Kontak, D.J., Chapman, J., Rogers, N. and Turner, M. (2018): The Klaza Au-Ag epithermal deposit - a pristine example of Late Cretaceous gold mineralization in the Dawson Range, Yukon Territories. RFG Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Program with Abstracts, June 2018.


2017:

Gourcerol, B, Kontak, D.J, Thurston, P. and Petrus, J. (2017): Deciphering element paragenesis, element associations and multi-stage mineralizing processes in orogenic gold deposits with LA-ICP-MS analysis of sulfides. Goldschmidt Meeting, Paris, France, August 2017.

Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J., and Turner, E.C., (2017): Fluid histories in sedimentary settings revealed using multiple in situ micro-analytical techniques.  Goldschmidt Meeting, Paris, France, August 2017.

Kerr, M., Hanley, J.J., Kontak, D.J., Fayek, M. (2017): Upgrading of the Madrid orogenic gold deposit by later stage magmatic fluids, Hope Bay Greenstone Belt, Nunavut, Canada. European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ECROFI), Nancy, France, June 23-29, Abstract Volume.

Kelly, C., Kontak, D.J., and Lafrance, B. (2017) Geochemical characterization of gold mineralization at the Archean Hislop and Grey Fox deposits in Matheson, Ontario. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 

Choquette, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2017): An integrated P-T-X study of fluid inclusions and SIMS δ18O on a gold-bearing quartz vein from the Caribou gold deposit, Meguma terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 

Lorenzo, R., and Kontak, D.J. (2017) Fluid:rock interaction in Proterozoic pegmatites near Sudbury, Ontario: Relevance to rare-metal mineralization. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 

Bickerton, L., Kontak, D.J, Samson, I., and Murphy, B. (2017): A tale of two ore zones in the, East Kemptville granite-hosted Sn-Cu-Zn-Ag-In deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 

Hastie, E., Kontak, D.J., and Lafrance, B. (2017): Gold remobilizartion. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 

Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J., Turner, E.C., and Fayek, M. (2017) Fluid history of the carbonate-hosted Storm copper showing, Somerset Island, Arctic Canada. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 

Tuba, G., Kontak, D.J., Hanley, J.J., van Hees, E., Linnen, R.J., Gourcerol, B., Malcolm, K., Newman, I., and Poulin, R. (2017) Using fluid inclusions to characterize gold deposit settings and processes in the god-rich Abitibi greenstone belt, Canada. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 

Chappell, I., Lafrance, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2017): Two gold-bearing vein styles east of Matheson Ontario. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2017. 


2016

Kontak, D.J., Katz, L, and Dubé, B. (2016) The 2740 Ma Coté Gold Au(-Cu) deposit, Canada: An example of porphyry-type magmatic-hydrothermal ore-formng processes in the Archean. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48.

Gourcerol, B., Kontak, D.J., Thurston, P.C., and Petrus, J. (2016) Application of LA ICP-MS analysis of sulfides to the deconvolution of elemental paragenesis and associations in hydrothermal gold systems. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48.

Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C., Kontak, D.J., and Côté-Mantha, O. (2016): Environnements de dépôt des formations de fer rubanées archéennes de type Algoma et leurs implications sur la minéralisation aurifère -  Étude de cas des dépôts de Meadowbank, Meliadine, Musselwhite et Beardmore-Geraldton. Quebec Mines Conference, Program and Abstracts, Quebec, November 21-24.

Kontak, D.J., Katz, L. and Dubé, B. (2016; invited): The 2740 Ma Côté Gold Au(-Cu) deposit, Swayze Greenstone Belt, Ontario: Nature and Setting of an Archean Magmatic-Hydrothermal Gold Deposit. Quebec Mines Conference, Program and Abstracts, Quebec, November 21-24.

McDivitt, J., Lafrance, B., and Kontak, D.J.  (2016): Shear zone-hosted ore shoots at the Archean intrusion-hosted Renabie gold deposit: End product of structural inheritance. Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Whitehorse, YK, Canada, Program with Abstracts, v. 39.

McDivitt, J., Kontak, D.J., Lafrance, B., and Fayek, M. (2016): Using multiple geochemical tools to discriminate multistage gold mineralization at the Archean intrusion-hosted Renabie deposit, Missanabie, Ontario, Canada. Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Whitehorse, YK, Canada, Program with Abstracts, v. 39.

Kontak, D.J., Hanley, J., and Fayek, M. (2016): A Rayleigh distillation model to explain large variations in oxygen isotope data for orogenic gold veins. Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Whitehorse, YK, Canada, Program with Abstracts, v. 39.

Kontak, D.J. , Groat, L., Burns, M.G., Archibald, D.A., Creaser, R. (2016): Documenting the complex evolution of a rare-metal pegmatite swarm: The Little Nahanni Pegmaitte Group, NWT, Canada. Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Whitehorse, YK, Canada, Program with Abstracts, v. 39.

Poulin, R., McDonald, A., and Kontak, D.J. (2016): Scheelite revealed by CL imaging and LA ICP-MS elemental mapping and analysis: Not so simple after all. Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Whitehorse, YK, Canada, Program with Abstracts, v. 39.

Kontak, D.J., Burns, M., Alimohammadi M., and Ulrich, T. (2016) Fluid inclusion study of the Brazil Lake LCT-type pegmatite, Nova Scotia, Canada provides insight into the origin of rare-metal enrichment and occurrence of wallrock-derived CO2. Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI-XIII) University of Missouri, Columbia, May 24-26, 2016, Abstract Volume.

Kontak, D.J., Behuniak, L., Jibb, A., and Tinkham, D. (2016): Evidence for pressure cycling and fluid unmxing as relevant processes in gold deposits from fluid inclusion studies of Archean and Phanerozoic orogenic and intrusion-related settings in Canada. Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI-XIII) University of Missouri, Columbia, May 24-26, 2016, Abstract Volume.

Bickerton, L., Konatk, D.J., and Samson, I. (2016): Defining the PTX of fluids associated with greisen and vein formation at the East Kemptville Sn-Cu-Zn-Ag(-In) deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada.Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI-XIII) University of Missouri, Columbia, May 24-26, 2016, Abstract Volume.

Hahn, K., Kontak, D.J., and Turner, E.C. (2016): Diagenetic history of deep-water carbonate mounds in the Mesoproterozoic Nanisivik zinc district, Nunavut. Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI-XIII) University of Missouri, Columbia, May 24-26, 2016, Abstract Volume.

Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J., and Turner, E.C. (2016): Integration of fluid inclusion studies with in situ micro-analysis (SIMS, LA ICP-MS) to address the nature of fluids in diagenetic settings. Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI-XIII) University of Missouri, Columbia, May 24-26, 2016, Abstract Volume.

Mathieu, J., Turner, E.C., Kontak, D.J., and Fayek, M. (2016): Characterization of copper mineralization at the Storm copper showing, Cornwallis District, Arctic Canada. Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (PACROFI-XIII) University of Missouri, Columbia, May 24-26, 2016, Abstract Volume tion of fluid chemistry  at the Storm copper showing, Cornwallis District, Arctic Canada. PACROFI XII.

Kontak, D.J. and Samson, I. (2016): The East Kemptville Sn-(Cu-Zn-Ag-In) deposit, Nova Scotia: A serendipitous past but promising future. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Truro, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Sedge, C., Hanley, J.J., Mercer, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2016): Characterizing the mineral domains of Li-(Rb-Cs) enrichment at the East Kemptville Sn-(Cu-Zn-Ag) deposit, southwestern Nova Scotia. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Truro, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Arteaga, L, Kontak, D.J., and Gibson, H.L. (2016): Episyenitization in an Archean Intrusion Associated Gold Setting, Boston Creek Area,Abitibi Greenstone Belt. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2016.

Kelly, C., Kontak, D.J., and Lafrance, B.L. (2016): Assessing the role of lithology on gold mineralization and alteration in the intrusion related Hislop deposit, Matheson, Ontario. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2016.

Bickerton, L., Kontak, D.J., and Samson, I., and Murphy, B. (2016): Introduction to the magmatic-hydrothermal evolution and structural setting for the East Kemptville Sn-Cu-Zn-Ag(-In) deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2016.

Gourcerol, B., Kontak, D.J., Thurston, P.C., and Dupart, Q. (2016): Do magnetite layers in Algoma-type BIF preserve their primary geochemical signature: A case study from three Archean BIF-hosted gold deposits? In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2016.

Arteaga, L, Kontak, D.J., and Gibson, H.L. (2016): Episyenitization in an Archean Intrusion Associated Gold Setting, Boston Creek Area,Abitibi Greenstone Belt. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2016.

Kelly, C., Kontak, D.J., and Lafrance, B.L. (2016): Assessing the role of lithology on gold mineralization and alteration in the intrusion related Hislop deposit, Matheson, Ontario. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2016. 

Gourcerol, B., Kontak, D.J., Thurston, P.C., and Dupart, Q. (2016): Do magnetite layers in Algoma-type BIF preserve their primary geochemical signature: A case study from three Archean BIF-hosted gold deposits? In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2016. 

Kontak, D.J. and Samson, I. (2016): The East Kemptville Sn-(Cu-Zn-Ag-In) deposit, Nova Scotia: A serendipitous past but promising future. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Truro, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Sedge, C., Hanley, J.J., Mercer, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2016): Characterizing the mineral domains of Li-(Rb-Cs) enrichment at the East Kemptville Sn-(Cu-Zn-Ag) deposit, southwestern Nova Scotia. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Truro, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.


2015:

Malcolm, K., Kontak, D.J., and Ayer, J. (2015): Recently discovered mineralization in the Detour Lake area of the Abitibi highlights the significant gold endowment of the Region. In Program with Abstracts, XPLOR 2015, Quebec Mining Exploration Convention, October 5-7, Montreal, PQ.

Katz, L., Kontak, D.J., Dube, B., and McNicoll, V. (2015): The Archean intrusion-related Côté Gold deposit: A new 2740 gold metallogenic event in northern Ontario. Northeast Ontario Prospectors Association Meeting, Kirkland Lake, March 2015. 

Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C., Kontak, D.J., Mantha, O.C, and Biczok, J. (2015): Depositional Setting of Algoma-type Banded Iron Formation from the Meadowbank, Meliadine and Musselwhite gold deposits. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Hastie, E.C.G, Kontak, D.J., Lafrance, B. (2015): Gold Metallogeny of the Southern Swayze Greenstone Belt: Poor or Rich Cousin to the Abitibi? America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Malcolm K., Kontak, D.J., Tinkham, D.K., Ayer, J.A., and MacGillvary, G. (2015): The Lower Detour Au discovery, Ontario, Canada: A high-grade oxidized intrusion-related Au deposit. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J., and Turner, E.C. (2015): Origin of copper showings in the Cornwallis District and Borden Basin, Arctic islands, Nunavut. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

McDivitt, J., Lafrance, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2015): Gold mineralization at the former Renabie Mine: The importance of an early hdrothermal anisotropy on shear zone localization. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Poulin, R., Kontak, D.J., and Fayek, M. (2015): Scheelite chemistry and its use as an indicator mineral for hydrothermal ore deposits. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Kontak, D.J. (2015): Insights into ore-forming process through integration of evaporate mound chemistry with traditional microthermometry: Methodology and applications. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Tweedale, F., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., and Rogers, N. (2015): Using petrographic observations and evaporate mound chemistry of fluid inclusions to assess metal fertility and fluid:rock interaction in a large peraluminous batholith: A case study of the mineralized (Sn-W-U-Cu-Zn-Ag) South Mountain Batholith, Nova Scotia, Canada. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Hanley, J., Crowel, S, and and Kontak, D.J. (2015): Secondary Gold Precipitation Involving Immiscible Methane-Nitrogen-Carbon Dioxide and Aqueous Fluids, Lupin Gold Deposit, Nunavut. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Slater, D.J., Kontak, D.J., and McDonald, A. (2015): Estimating ore-fluid conditions in the Cortaderas Ag-Zn-Sn-In deposit, NW Argentina: Integrated fluid Inclusion thermometry, sulfosalt assemblages, and tetrahedrite chemistry. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Kontak, D.J. (2015): Applications and implications of trace element chemistry and elemental mapping of ore minerals to hydrothermal ore deposit discrimination and genetic models. America Geophysical Union and Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 38.

Kontak, D.J. (2015): Magmatic-hydrothermal ore-forming systems: Products of resurgent boiling, fluid focusing and changing PTX conditions. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Sackville, NB, Program with Abstracts.

Tweedale, F., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., and Rogers, N. (2015): An evaluation of alteration assemblages and fluid-inclusion chemistry in granitoid samples from the South Mountain Batholith, Nova Scotia: a tool for deciphering barren and mineralized zones. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Sackville, NB, Program with Abstracts.

Tokaryk, S., Kontak, D.J., and North, J. (2015): The Archean Vickers Gabbroic Complex, eastern Nunavut, Canada: An example of metamorphogenic gold mineralization localized to a chemically favourable host rock. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2015.

Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C., Kontak, D.J., Côté-Mantha, O., and Biczok, J. (2015):Depositional Setting of Algoma-type Banded Iron Formation from the Meadowbank, Meliadine and Musselwhite gold deposits. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2015.

Slater, D.J., Kontak, D.J., and McDonald, A. (2015): Estimating ore-fluid conditions in the Cortaderas Ag-Zn-Sn-In deposit, NW Argentina: Integrated fluid Inclusion thermometry, sulfosalt assemblages, and tetrahedrite chemistry. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2015.

McDivitt, J., Lafrance, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2015): Gold mineralization at the former Renabie Mine: The importance of an early hydrothermal anisotropy on shear zone localization. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2015.

Hastie, E.C.G, Kontak, D.J., Lafrance, B. (2015): Gold Metallogeny of the Southern Swayze Greenstone Belt: Poor or Rich Cousin to the Abitibi? In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2015.


2014:

Kontak, D.J., Alimohammadi, M., and Watts, K. (2014): The Gardners Meadow Sn-Zn-Cu showing of southwest Nova Scotia: A small but not insignificant 360 Ma metallogenic event. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts. 

Kontak, D.J. (2014): Reconciliation and implications of SEM-EDS microscopy and fluid inclusion chemistry for the origin of the Meguma gold deposits, Nova Scotia. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Tweedale, F., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., Rogers, N. (2014): Petrographic observations and evaporate-mound analysis of quartz-hosted fluid inclusions: Applications to assess metal fertility in granites. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Smith, J., Lafrance, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2014): A comparative study of the deformation history of auriferous quartz veins in the Archean Côté Gold deposit and the structural evolution of the spatially-related Ridout Deformation Zone, Swayze Greenstone Belt, northern Ontario. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

Katz, L., Kontak, D.J., Dubé, B., Rogers, J., McNicoll, V., and Creaser, R.A., (2014): The Archean Côté Gold intrusion-related Au (-Cu) deposit, Ontario, Canada: A large-tonnage, low-grade deposit centred on a magmatic-hydrothermal breccia. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

MacInnis, L.M., Kontak, D.J., Ames, D.E., and Rayner, N.M. (2014): Defining the nature and origin of the Grey Gabbro Unit of the Podolsky Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, Sudbury, Ontario: A 2.6 gabbro hosting 1.85 Ga impact related mineralization. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

Alimohammadi, M., Kontak, D.J., and Alirezaei, S. (2014): Geology, Alteration-Mineralization and Whole-rock Geochemistry of the Daraloo and Sarmeshk Porphyry Cu +/- Mo Deposits, central part of the Dehaj-Sardoeieh belt, South Iran. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

Tokaryk, S. and Kontak, D.J. (2014):. The Archean Vickers gabbroic complex, eastern Nunavut, Canada: Integrating gold mineralization to alteration processes. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

Slater, E., Kontak, D.J. and McDonald, A. (2014): Polymetallic hydrothermal mineralization at the Cortaderas Deposit, Pirquitas Mine, Jujuy, Argentina. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

Stewart, R.C Kontak, D.J., and Ames, D.E. (2014): A long lived mega-hydrothermal system preserved in the granophyre unit of the 1.85 Ga Sudbury impact-generated melt sheet Ontario, Canada. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014. Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C., Kontak, D.J. and Côté-Mantha, O. 2014. The geochemical signature of chert from Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) in the Meadowbank Gold Deposit, Nunavut: Implications for the sources of fluids in gold-mineralized BIF Deposits. In Program with Abstracts, Student Poster Session, PDAC Meeting, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

Pandur, K., Ansdell, K.M., and Kontak, D.J. (2014): Apatite and allanite-hosted REE mineralization at Hoidas Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada and implications for the melts/fluids responsible for REE deposition and remobilization. In Program with Abstracts, North Atlantic Craton Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland.

Burns, M.,G., Kontak, D.J, McDonald, A., Kyser, T.K., and Groat, L.A. (2014): Textural, chemical and isotopic evidence for open-system behaviour during fluid-mediated metasomatism in a rare-element pegmatite: A case study of the Little Nahanni LCT-type pegmatites, NWT, Canada. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Chen, L., Kontak, D.J., and Creaser, R.A. (2014): Further Re-Os arsenopyrite geochronology from selected Meguma Au deposits, Meguma Terrane, Nova Scotia: Possible evidence for a protracted gold-forming system. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Smith, J., Lafrance, B., and Kontak, D.J. (2014) A comparative study of the deformation history of auriferous quartz veins in the Archean Côté Gold deposit and the structural evolution of the spatially-related Ridout Deformation Zone, Swayze Greenstone Belt, northern Ontario. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Ross, K., McDonald, A, Thurston, P., Kendall, J., and Kontak, D.J (2014): The gold sniffer: a new analytical tool to quantify the presence of gold in geological samples. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Kontak, D.J , Chattpadhyay, A., Petrus, J.A., and Fayek, M. (2014): Zircon is not always robust: A case example of dissolution-reprecipitation and variable discordance in zircon from syn-tectonic Neoproterozoic granitoids in the Gavilgarh-Tan shear zone, central India. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Kontak, D.J., Dostal, J., Petrus, J.A., Fayek, M., and Shellnut, G. (2014): Textural, chemical and isotopic evidence for pervasive high-temperature metasomatism in type examples of the Cretaceous Mongolian Ongonites. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Katz, L., Kontak, D.J., Dubé, B., McNicoll, V., and Creaser, R.A (2014): The Archean Côté Gold intrusion-related Au (-Cu) deposit, Ontario, Canada: A large-tonnage, low-grade deposit centered on a magmatic-hydrothermal breccia. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Katz, L., Kontak, D.J., Dubé, B., and Roger, J. (2014): Geology and geochemistry of an Archean intrusion related Au gold deposit: The Archean Côté Gold deposit of northern Ontario, Canada. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Alimohammadi, M., Kontak, D.J., and Alirezaei, S. (2014): Geology, Geochemistry and Alteration-Mineralization of the Porphyry Cu±Mo Deposit at the Daraloo and Sarmeshk Copper Deposits, central part of the Dehaj-Sardoeieh belt, South Iran. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Alimohammadi, M., Kontak, D.J., Alirezaei, S., and Kyser, T.K. (2014): Stable Isotopes (O, H, S, C) and Fluid Inclusions Document Fluid Mixing in the Ore-forming Systems of the Daraloo and Sarmeshk Copper Deposits, central part of the Dehaj-Sardoeieh belt, South Iran. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J., Turner, E.C., and Fayek, M. (2014): Characteristics of diagenetic fluids affecting two major carbonate units on Victoria Island, Northwest Territories. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Poulin, R.S., McDonald, A., Kontak, D.J., and McClenaghan, B. (2014): Scheelite; Geochemical characteristics of a misunderstood mineral and potential to chemically fingerprint hydrothermal ore deposits. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Poulin, R.S., McDonald, A., Kontak, D.J., and McClenaghan, B. (2014): Cathodoluminescence of scheelite: Quantifying color and chemical variations. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Tokaryk, S. and Kontak, D.J. (2014): The Archean Vickers gabbroic complex, eastern Nunavut, Canada: Integrating gold mineralization to alteration processes. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Slater, E., Kontak, D.J., and McDonald, A. (2014): Polymetallic hydrothermal mineralization at the Cortaderas Deposit, Pirquitas Mine, Jujuy, Argentina. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37. Stewart, R.C., Kontak, D.J., Ames, D. E., and Fayek, M. (2014): A long lived mega-hydrothermal system preserved in the granophyre unit of the 1.85 Ga Sudbury impact-generated melt sheet Ontario, Canada. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Tweedale, F., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., Rogers, N. (2014): Petrographic observations and evaporate mound analysis of quartz-hosted fluid inclusions: Applications to assess metal fertility in granites. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 37.

Gourcerol, B., Thurston, P.C. and Kontak, D.J. 2014. The geochemistry of Banded Iron Formation (BIFs) at the Meadowbank gold deposit, Churchill province: Implications for the origin of gold mineralization in BIF deposits. Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Fredericton, Canada, Program with Abstracts, v. 37.

Alimohammadi, M., Kontak, D.J., and Kyser, T.K. (2014): Fluid Inclusions and Stable Isotopes (O, H, S, C) Document Fluid Mixing in the Ore-forming Systems of the Daraloo and Sarmeshk Porphyry Cu Deposits, Central Part of the Dehaj-Sardoeieh Belt, South Iran. Program with Abstracts, 12th Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions Conference, Denver. CO, p. 57-58.

Kontak, D.J. (2014): Evaporate Mound Chemistry: An Effective but Under-utilized Method to Document the Nature and Origin of fluids in Hydrothermal Ore- deposit Settings. Program with Abstracts, 12th Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions Conference, Denver. CO, p. 29-30.

Tweedale, F., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., Rogers, N. (2014): Using Evaporate Mound Chemistry of Fluid Inclusions to Assess the Metal Fertility and Fluid:Rock Interaction in a Large Peraluminous Batholith: A Case Study of the Mineralized (Sn-W-U-Cu-Zn-Ag) South Mountain Batholith, Nova Scotia, Canada Program with Abstracts, 12th Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions Conference, Denver. CO, p. 54-55.

Kontak, D.J. (2014): Meguma gold deposits: Insights into the role of multiple and protracted earth-system processes during formation of a sediment-hosted, orogenic-type gold system. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46.

Chen, L., Creaser, R., and Kontak, D.J. (2014) Further Re-Os arsenopyrite geochronology from selected Meguma Au deposits, Meguma terrane, Nova Scotia: Possible evidence for a protracted gold-forming system. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46.

Stewart, C.R., Kontak, D.J., and Sweeney, M. (2014): Characterization of hydrothermal alteration related to magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization at the Nickel Rim South deposit, Sudbury, Ontario. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46.

Fischer, B., Turner, ECT and Kontak, D.J. (2014): Targeting carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb ore in the Mackenzie Mountains: Where to look and why. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46.


2013:

Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., and Rogers, N. (2013): Evaporate analysis of quartz-hosted fluid inclusions by SEM/EDS: Evaluation of method. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Kontak, D.J., Sommers, C., and Gibson, H.L. (2013): A fluid inclusion study of the Pitarrilla epithermal Ag-Zn-Pb deposit, Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico: A record melt source, transport and optimum T-X conditions for base-metal mineralization. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Program with Abstracts.

Watts, K., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., and Ames, D. (2013): A melt inclusion study of the Sudbury Igneous Complex (Ontario, Canada): preliminary results. European Geophysical Union Abstracts.European Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts.

Stewart, R. C., Kontak, D. J., and Ames, D. E. (2013) The nature, origin, and role of fluids of the 1.85 Ga Sudbury Igneous Complex, Ontario. Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada – Society of Economic Geology Canada Student Minerals Colloquium, Toronto, Ontario, Program and Abstracts.

Pandur, K., Ansdell, K., Kontak, D.J, Harper, C., Creighton, S., and Halpin, K. (2013): Allanites, melt and fluid inclusions in the Hoids Lake REE deposit, Saskatchewan, Canada: Constraints on a complex magmatic-hydrothermal system. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Burns, M.G., Kontak, D.J., Groat, L., and McDonald, A. (2013): Implications of stable isotopes (δ18O, δD, δ13C) for mixed magma and fluid sources in an LCT pegmatite swarm, NWT, Canada. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

MacInnis, L., Kontak, D.J., Ames, D., and Rayner, N. (2013): Unraveling the nature and origin of the Grey Gabbro unit of the Podolsky Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Franchuk, A., Lightfoot, P., and Kontak, D.J. (2013): High Tenor Ni-PGE Sulfide Mineralization in the South Manasan Ultramafic Intrusion, Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Turner, E., Kamber, B., Kontak, D.J., Long, D.G.F., Hnatyshin, D, Creaser, R., Morden, R., and Hahn, K. (2013): Spatial and temporal controls on base-metal distribution in the Mesoproterozoic Borden Basin (Nanisivik District), NU. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Stewart, R.C., Kontak, D.J., and Ames, D. (2013): Petrography and fluid inclusions reflect a history of pervasive fluid-mediated metasomatism in the Granophyre Unit of the 1.85 Ga Sudbury Igneous Complex, Ontario. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Kontak, D.J., Dubé, B., McNicol, V., Creaser, R., and Kyser, K. (2013): The Upper Beaver Au-Cu Deposit, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada: An Archean IOCG Analogue or just an intrusion-related Iron Oxide Copper Gold deposit (?). Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Kontak, D.J., Katz, L., Creaser, R., and Hamilton, M. (2013): The Archean Côté Gold Au(-Cu) deposit of northern Ontario, Canada : A large tonnage, low-grade Au deposit centred on a 2740 Ma magmatic-hydrothermal diorite complex. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Mathieu, J., Kontak, D.J., and Turner, E.C. (2013): Phanerozoic diagenesis and associated economic potential of Proterozoic and Paleozoic dolostones on Victoria Island (NWT and NU). Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36, p. 138.

Tweedale, F., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., and Rogers, N. (2013): Evaporate analysis of quartz-hosted fluid inclusions by SEM/EDS: Evaluation and application of the method to assess granite metal fertility. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 36.

Pandur, K., Kontak, D.J., Ansdell, K., and Creighton, S. (2013): Fluid and melt inclusions constrain the origin and evolution of Hoidas Lake LREE deposit. ECROFI XX111 meeting, Turkey, Program with Extended Abstracts.

Watts, K., Hanley, J., Kontak, D.J., and Ames, D. (2013): First melt inclusion study of the Sudbury Igneous Complex(Ontario, Canada): Evidence for tow-liquid immiscibility and constraints on trace element distribution. Geoldschmidt Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Florence, Italy, August 25-28.

Katz, L., Kontak, D.J., Dubé, B., McNicoll, V., Creaser, R., and Hamilton, M. (2013): The Archean Coté Gold deposit, Ontario, Canada: A large tonnage, low-grade deposit centred on a 2740 Ma magmatic-hydrothermal diorite breccia complex. In Program with Abstracts, Geoscience for Discovery: Society of Economic Geologists Meeting, Whistler, B.C., September 25-27.

Turner, E.C., Kontak, D.J., Hnatyshin, D., Creaser, R., Kamber, B.S., Morden, R., Long, D.G.F. (2013): Revised geologic and metallogenic view of the carbonate-hosted Nanisivik zinc district, Nunavut, Canada. In Program with Abstracts, Geoscience for Discovery: Society of Economic Geologists Meeting, Whistler, B.C., September 25-27.

Kontak, D.J., and Dostal, J. (2013). Petrographic studies reveal a history of subsolidus fluid:mineral interaction, mineralogical modification and rare-metal enrichment in type samples of the Cretaceous Mongolian ongonites. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45.

Turner, E.C., Kontak, D.J., Hnatyshin, D., Creaser, R., and Kamber, B.S. (2013): Revised understanding of carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb mineralisation in the Borden Basin (Nanisivik district), Nunavut, Canada. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45.

Poulin, R.S., McDonald, A.M., Kontak, D.J., and McClenaghan, M.B. (2013): A crystal-chemical study of Scheelite from the Sisson W-Mo deposit: Application to exploration. In Program with Abstracts, New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources Open House, Fredericton, NB, November 2013.

Katz, L., and Kontak, D.J. (2013): The Côté Gold deposit, Ontario: A new exploration target for large tonnage low-grade gold deposit types in the Archean. In Program with Abstracts, Mining Association of Quebec, Annual Mining, Quebec, November 11-14, 2013.

Kontak, D.J. and Dubé, B. (2013): The Upper Beaver Au-Cu deposit, Kirkland Lake: Implications for the origin of syentie associated gold mineralization in the Archean Abitibi belt of Ontario-Quebec. In Program with Abstracts, Mining Association of Quebec, Annual Mining, Quebec, November 11-14, 2013.

Pandur, K., Ansdell, K., Pearson, J., Harper, C., Creighton, S., Kontak, D.J., and McFarland, C. (2013): The Hoidas Lake vein-type rare-earth element deposit: zonation, alteration, fluid evolution and age constraints. In Program with Abstracts, Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources Open House, Saskatoon, Sask., November 2013.


2012:

Kontak, D.J., Horne, R.J., Bertrand, A., and Creaser, R. (2012) : Post 380 Ma granophile mineralization in southwest Nova Scotia, Canada: Evidence from the Clayton Hill and Gardners Meadow mineralized centres. Annual Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Moncton, New Brunswick, Program with Abstracts.

Kontak, D.J., Horne, R.J., Cao, Y., and Ulrich, T. (2012) Meguma Gold Deposits, Nova Scotia: Overview of Past and Current Research with Implications for Current Models. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 35.

Kontak, D.J., and Kaur, G. (2012) What about the fluids? Re-examination of the Petrology of Proterozoic A-type Granites from the North Khetri Copper Belt, Rajasthan, India. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 35.

Alimohammadi, M., Alirezaei, S., and Kontak, D.J. (2012) Porphyry-style Alteration and Mineralization Associated with High-level Tonalite-Granodiorite Intrusions at the Daraloo and Sarmeshk Copper Deposits, South Iran. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 35.


2011:

Kontak, D.J. (2011): The East Kemptville Sn deposit, southwest Nova Scotia: a product of focusing saline, F-rich magmatic fluids into an active fault zone. Atlantic Geoscience Society Meeting, Fredericton, New Brunswick, February 2011. Atlantic Geology, vol. 47.

Burns, M., Kontak, D.J., and Groat, L. (2011): Fluid-mediated alteration and rare-element mineralization in the Lilttle Nahanni pegmatites, NWT, Canada: A textural and fluid inclusion approach. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 34.

Kontak, D.J., Cao, Ye, Ulrich, T., and Kyser, T.J. (2011). The significance of sodic metasomatism in rare-element pegmatites: A petrological and fluid inclusion study of the Brazil Lake LCT-type pegmatite, Nova Scotia. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 34.

Kontak, D.J, Dubé, B., and Kyser, T.J., (2011): Geological, petrological and geochemical observations of an Archean syenite-associated Cu-Au Deposit, Kirkland Lake, Ontario: A temporal or genetic relationship. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 34.

Kontak, D.J., and Dostal, J. (2011): The 380 Ma East Kemptville tin deposit, Nova Scotia, Canada: Petrological record of the magmatic-hydrothermal transition in a F-rich felsic magmatic setting. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 34.

Sommers, C.M.J., Gibson, H.L., Kontak, D.J, and Burke, R. (2011): Diverse mineralization and alteration styles at the Pitarrilla, silver-zinc-lead deposit, Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico: an example of a vertically zoned magmatic-hydrothermal ore system. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Program with Abstracts, vol. 34.

Hnatyshin, D., Morden, R., Turner, E., Kontak, D.J., and Creaser, R.A. (2011): Re-Os and fluid inclusion constraints on the timing and nature of sulfide mineralization at Nanisivik and Hawker Creek, Baffin Island, Nunavut. Geological Society America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 633.