PhD student Darius Kamal selected as a recipient of SRK Canada’s Graduate Scholarship

March 16, 2023
Darius Kamal

Darius Kamal, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Ken Hickey at EOAS, has been selected as a recipient of SRK Canada’s Graduate Scholarship for the 2022/23 academic year. This scholarship was established to encourage and support post-graduate studies in fields related to the mining industry. Applicants are evaluated based on their academic achievement, industry experience and the relevance of their studies to the mining industry. 

Darius’ Ph.D. research aims to establish how rock deformation during crustal shortening events impacts the distribution, preservation, and grade of sediment-hosted massive sulfide (SHMS) Zn-Pb deposits. His research is focused on the SHMS deposits at Howard’s Pass and Macmillan Pass in eastern Yukon. Darius’s study integrates lithostratigraphic and structural mapping with kinematic and microstructural analysis, U-Pb carbonate dating of veins, whole rock geochemistry, mineral chemistry, and micro-XRF, SEM, and EBSD mapping. Darius’s research will make a significant contribution not only to the structural development of the Selwyn basin and the tectonic evolution of the Canadian cordillera, but also to the mineral system science of SHMS deposits. 

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