Sarah A.S. Dare


Sarah A.S. Dare
Assistant Professor

BA Cambridge University, UK (2002)
MSci Cambridge University, UK (2003)
PhD Cardiff University, UK (2007)

Room: ARC 414
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6859
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Dr. Dare’s research uses geochemistry and mineralogy to study the processes that form magmatic ore deposits (Ni-Cu-PGE-Cr and Fe-Ti-V-P) hosted in mafic-ultramafic igneous complexes. Research is focussed on the trace element content of the ore minerals (oxides, sulfides and apatite) using state-of-the-art techniques (laser ablation ICP-MS). Current research programs include the mineral chemistry of magmatic oxide deposits and the application of mineral chemistry in the exploration of mineral deposits.  

Selected publications

Dare, S.A.S., Barnes, S.-J., Beaudoin, G., Méric, J., Boutroy, E. and Potvin-Doucet, C. Trace elements in magnetite as petrogenetic indicators. Mineralium Deposita 49:785-796, 2014

Dare, S.A.S., Barnes, S.-J., and Beaudoin, G. Variation in trace element content of magnetite crystallized from a fractionating sulfide liquid, Sudbury, Canada: Implications for provenance discrimination. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta88: 27-50, 2012

Dare, S.A.S., Barnes, S.-J., Prichard, H.M. and Fisher, P.C. Chalcophile and platinum-group element (PGE) concentrations in sulfide minerals from the McCreedy East deposit, Sudbury, Canada, and the origin of PGE in pyrite. Mineralium Deposita 46: 381-407, 2011

Dare, S.A.S., Barnes, S.-J., Prichard, H.M. and Fisher, P.C.The timing and formation of platinum-group minerals from the Creighton Ni-Cu-platinum-group element sulfide deposit, Sudbury, Canada: Early crystallization of PGE-rich sulfarsenides. Economic Geology 105: 1071-1096, 2010

Dare S.A.S., Pearce J.A., McDonald I., and Styles, M.T. Tectonic discrimination of peridotites using fO2-Cr# and Ga-Ti-FeIII systematics in chrome-spinel. Chemical Geology 261: 199-216, 2009

Fields of Interest

  • Igneous petrology
  • magmatic ore deposits
  • Geochemistry
  • Mineral chemistry
  • mineral exploration
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