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Crystal LaFlamme

Research Associate
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 104
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+618 6488 5807

Crystal joined the CET in February of 2015 as a Research Associate to study how variable multiple sulphur isotope signatures at the scale of a Precambrian Terrane can be utilized as geochemical tracers for lithospheric evolution, metal reservoirs and predictive targeting. Furthermore, the study aims to critically evaluate the highly debated link between the variation of multiple sulphur isotope signatures and the evolution of the global sulphur cycle at the key transition time between the Archean and Proterozoic eons.

Crystal has spent numerous field seasons in remote areas of Canada and has produced detailed- and regional-scale geological maps. In her research, Crystal seeks to utilize forward-thinking analytical techniques to understand processes of crustal growth and evolution in the Archean and Paleoproterozoic. She completed her PhD (2014) at the University of New Brunswick. Her PhD thesis was in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada and assessed the formation and geodynamic evolution of a remote Archean crustal block in the Canadian arctic. Crystal’s MSc (2010) thesis was completed at Memorial University of Newfoundland and studied the age and geochemical nature of Paleoproterozoic volcano-sedimentary sequences in the Makkovik Province of coastal Labrador.