Erin Adlakha-Kerr


Faculty of Science
Geology

Faculty Member Information

Interests

New applications of accessory mineral chemistry (e.g., apatite, tourmaline, rutile) to resolve uncertainties regarding the processes and conditions under which hydrothermal ore deposits form. // Characterization of mineral assemblages and mineral chemistry in ore and barren hydrothermal environments with a focus in understanding the factors that control accessory mineral chemistry. // Chemical signatures of accessory minerals in hydrothermal ore deposits including the abundances and distribution of trace elements such as REE and ore metals in single crystals. // The retention of accessory mineral chemical signatures during secondary processes such as weathering and hydrothermal alteration. // Currently, I have 4 BSc honours students working on field-based, multi-analytical (EPMA, SEM, LA-ICP-MS, fluid and melt inclusions, CL) mineralogical studies on hydrothermal ore environments, including: i) Apatite as a petrogenetic indicator in W skarn deposits of the Canadian Cordillera, ii) Metasediment hosted Co-Ni polymetallic vein occurrences of Nova Scotia and their relationship to the emplacement of the South Mountain Batholith, and iii) Discrimination of multiple mineralizing events of the Revenue Au occurrence, Freegold Mountain, Dawson Range, Yukon.

Education

Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, 2016

Academic Work Experience

2017 - 2018, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University
2015 - 2017, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Saint Mary's University

Non-Academic Work Experience

2017 - 2017, Project Geologist, Triumph Gold Coorporation

Membership

2015 - 2017, Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada
2010 - Present, Geological Association of Canada
2010 - Present, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
2010 - Present, Mineralogical Association of Canada

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Adlakha Erin, Hanley Jacob, Falck Hendrik, Boucher Brandon. "The origin of mineralizing hydrothermal fluids recorded in apatite chemistry at the Cantung W-Cu skarn deposit, NWT, Canada. ", European Journal of Mineralogy (Fall - 2018)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Davis William, Boucher Brandon. "Characterizing fluids associated with the McArthur River U deposit, Canada, based on tourmaline trace element and stable (B, H) isotope compositions.", Chemical Geology 466 (Fall - 2017), 417-435
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko. "Paragenesis and composition of tourmaline species along the P2 fault and McArthur River uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Canada.", The Canadian Mineralogist 54 (Spring - 2016), 667-679
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko. "Compositional variation and timing of aluminum phosphate-sulfate minerals in the basement rocks along the P2 fault and in association with the McArthur River uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada.", American Mineralogist 100:1386-1399 (Summer - 2015)

Presentation

Adlakha Erin, Hanley Jacob, Falck Hendrik. "Evidence for mafic-magma derived hydrothermal fluids in rare earth element signatures & melt inclusions of magmatic and hydrothermal apatite from the Cantung W-Cu, Skarn Deposit. ", Yellowknife Geoscience Form (Fall - 2017)
Adlakha Erin, Hanley Jacob, Falck Hendrik. "An investigation of apatite as an indicator mineral that recorded hydrothermal fluid chemistry at the Cantung tungsten skarn deposit, NWT, Canada", Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting (Spring - 2017)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko. "Mineralogical signatures of fertile basement faults in the Athabasca Basin: Implications for the nature of ore fluids and exploration of unconformity-type uranium deposits. ", AGS Speaker Tour (Fall - 2016)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Zaluski Gerard, Kotzer Tom, Potter Eric. "Fluid evolution recorded in the composition of tourmaline and aluminum sulfate-phosphate minerals along the P2 fault and McArthur River uranium deposit, Saskatchewan. ", Minerals Colloquium (Winter - 2015)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Zaluski Gerard, Kotzer Tom, Potter Eric. "Fluid Evolution Recorded in the composition of Tourmaline and Aluminum Sulfate-Phosphate Minerals along the P2 Fault and McArthur River Uranium Deposit, Saskatchewan.", AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly (Spring - 2015)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Zaluski Gerard, Kotzer Tom, Potter Eric. "Evidence for uraniferous fluids in aluminophosphate-sulfate (APS) minerals and magnesiofoitite along the P2 structure and the McArthur River deposit, Athabasca Basin.", Minerals Colloquium (Winter - 2014)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Zaluski Gerard, Kotzer Tom, Potter Eric. "The characterization of aluminum phosphate sulfate minerals along the P2 reverse fault, Athabasca Basin: implication for ore-bearing fluids of the McArthur River deposit.", Saskatchewan Geological Open House (Fall - 2014)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko. "Tourmaline in the metasedimentary country rocks of the McArthur River uranium deposit, Saskatchewan", Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting (Spring - 2014)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Zaluski Gerard, Kotzer Tom, Potter Eric. "Unraveling the alteration history of basement rocks along the P2 Fault Zone and that host the McArthur River uranium deposit.", Saskatchewan Geological Open House (Fall - 2013)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, POtter Eric, Sopuck Vlad. "The paragenesis & chemistry of alteration associated with the P2 fault in the basement rocks of the Athabasca Basin. ", Minerals Colloquium (Winter - 2013)

Conference Proceedings

Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Zaluski Gerard, Kotzer Tom, Potter Eric. "Mineralogy of a fertile fluid conduit related to unconformity-type uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan. ", Presentations of the 2014 TGI-4 Unconformity-Related Uranium Workshop (2014 - 2015)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Zaluski Gerard, Kotzer Tom, Potter Eric. "Ore fluids recorded in the compositions of magnesiofoitite and alumino-phosphate-sulfate (APS) minerals in the basement along the P2 structure and the McArthur River deposit, Athabasca Basin.", Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, (2014 - 2014)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Potter Eric. "The paragenesis & chemistry of alteration minerals within the basement rocks associated with the P2 fault & the McArthur River uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin", 12th Biennial meeting of Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) (2013 - 2013)
Adlakha Erin, Hattori Keiko, Potter Eric. "Fluid evolution recorded by alteration minerals along the P2 reverse fault and associated with the McArthur River U-deposit. ", Goldschmidt Conference (2013 - 2013)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Earth Science 2017/02 - Present