Photo of Sarah Shapely sitting on top of a mound of rocks.

Sarah Shapley

M.S. student, Geology She/her/hers


I completed my B.S. in 2019 from Northern Illinois University. As an undergraduate researcher I completed a senior thesis under Dr. Mark Frank looking the precipitation mechanisms of copper and gold in porphyry systems. After graduation, I spent the summer as a geology intern at Bingham Canyon with Rio Tinto and started graduate school here at UNR in fall of 2019. I am working on my M.S. with Dr. John Muntean. My thesis project is working with Premier Gold on the Cove Deposit in Lander County. I am conducting a fluid inclusion study to examine potential geneses for Carlin deposits, specifically the possible relationship between base metal vein type ore and Carlin style ore located at Cove. Outside of geology I enjoy hiking, Jiu-Jitsu, and reading.


Bachelor degree in Geology from Northern Illinois University in May 2019.