Mineral & Energy Resources

Cathodoluminescence (CL) image of a laminated syntaxial quartz vein

The Mackay School has a long history in the study and understanding of both ore deposits and geothermal energy systems. In the Center for Research in Economic Geology applied research focuses on geochemistry and alteration caused by fluids in hydrothermal systems that lead to the genesis of mineral deposits their discovery and production. The Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy explores the surface expression of and structural controls on geothermal systems in Nevada and similar extensional tectonic settings worldwide, and development and expansion of both traditional geothermal resources and engineered geothermal systems.

Faculty: Arehart, Ruprecht, NSL: Louie

NBMG: Ayling, Faulds, Henry, Hammond, Muntean, Ressel