Two Acadia Researchers receive NS Mineral Incentive Research Grants

The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR) recently awarded Research Grants to two researchers from Acadia University’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science from the Province’s Mineral Incentive Program.  These grants were established to help fund research that supports and encourages mineral exploration and development in Nova Scotia. The research must be undertaken in Nova Scotia by a university-based researcher(s).

Dr. Sandra Barr has been awarded a grant of $4800 to help support her project on the Geological Setting of Au-Cu-Fe-Ni Occurrences in the Second Gold Brook Area, Western Cape Breton.

Dr. Sandra Barr


At the opposite end of the province, in Yarmouth County, Dr. Cliff Stanley will be studying the Lithogeochemistry of the Dominique Sn-Zn-Cu-Pb-Ag Vein Prospect, supported by a grant of $15,000.

Dr. Cliff Stanley

Both researchers teach in the Earth and Environmental Science Department at Acadia which offers three programs leading to degrees in Environmental Science, Geology and Environmental Geoscience at the B.Sc. level, and Geology and Applied Geomatics at the M.Sc. level. The program is strongly committed to field and laboratory studies with classes and field schools that take advantage of the stunning natural setting of Nova Scotia.

Congratulations Dr. Barr and Dr. Stanley!

Read more about the NSDNR Mineral Incentive Program Research Grants here.  

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