Brian McNulty

Postdoctoral Fellow

ESB 5103

I am an economic geologist focused on applied research to understand mineral deposit systems in the context of exploration, minerals processing and resource management. My research expertise and interests are in the geochronology of mineral deposits, geochemistry of ore forming processes, critical metal mineral deportment and applied lithogeochemistry to mineral exploration.  I obtained my PhD in 2019 from the University of Tasmania, where I investigated the geology and genesis of the Myra Falls volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits in British Columbia. Most recently, I completed a research project with the University of Nevada Las Vegas which examined global byproduct tellurium resources within precious and base metal mining supply chains.

McNulty BA, Jowitt, JM, 2022, Byproduct critical metal supply and demand and implications for the energy transition: A case study of tellurium supply and CdTe PV demand: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, v. 163, p 112838, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2022.112838

McNulty BA, Gemmell JB, Davidson G, Fox N, 2022, Integrated stratigraphy, lithofacies and U-Pb geochronology of the Myra Falls VHMS deposits, British Columbia, Canada: Implications for episodic volcanism and ore deposit formation: Mineralium

McNulty BA, Jowitt JM, 2022, Exploration for byproduct critical element resources: proxy development using an LA-ICP-MS database: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 10, p 892841, doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.892941

McNulty BA, Jowitt, SM, Belousov I, 2022, The importance of geology in assessing by- and coproduct metal supply potential; a case study of antimony, bismuth, selenium and tellurium within the copper production stream: Economic Geology. doi:10.5382/econgeo.4919

Oliver J, McNulty B, Friedman R, 2021, High-precision CA-ID-TIMS age constraints on the Niblack Cu-Zn-Au-Ag deposits: A Neoproterozoic volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit in the North American Cordillera: Economic Geology, v. 116, p. 1467-1481, doi: 10.5382/econgeo.4851

Jowitt, SM, McNulty BA, 2021, Battery and energy metals: future drivers of the minerals industry?: SEG Discovery, v. 127m, p. 11-18, doi: 10.5382/SEGnews.2021-127.fea-01

Jowitt, SM, McNulty BA, 2021, Mineral resources and reserves: their estimation, use and abuse: SEG Discovery, v. 125, p. 27-36, doi: 10.5382/Geo-and-Mining-11

McNulty BA, Jowitt SM, 2021, Barriers to and uncertainties in understanding and quantifying global critical mineral and element supply: iScience, v. 24, p. 102809, doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102809

McNulty BA, Fox N, Gemmell JB, 2020, Assessing hydrothermal alteration intensity in VHMS systems using pXRF analysis of drill core: An example from Myra Falls, Canada: Economic Geology, v. 115, p. 443-453, doi: 10.5382/econgeo.4714

Lang JR, Roberts K, Galicki M, Sharman ER, McNulty BA, Guszowaty E, 2020, Magmatic, hydrothermal and structural architecture of the Maggie porphyry Cu-Mo-Ag deposit, British Columbia: in Porphyry Deposits of the Northwestern Cordillera of North America: A 25-Year Update, CIM Special Volume 57, p. 621-636

McNulty BA, Fox N, Berry RF, Gemmell JB, 2018, Lithological discrimination of altered volcanic rocks based on systematic portable X-ray fluorescence analysis of drill core at the Myra Falls VHMS deposit, Canada: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 193 p. 1-21. doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2018.06.005

Harraden CL, McNulty BA, Gregory, MJ, Lang JR, 2013, Short-wave infrared spectral analysis of hydrothermal alteration associated with the Pebble porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposits, Iliamna, Alaska: Implications for gold distribution and paragenesis: Economic Geology, v. 108, p. 483-494. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.108.3.483