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, my students and I are 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 iii) Classification and genetic modelling of U vein occurrences associated with the Nonacho Basin, NWT Canada.

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 - Present, Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada
2011 - Present, Society of Economic Geologists
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 E, Hanley J, Falck H, Boucher B. "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 E., Hattori K., Davis W., Boucher B.. "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 E, Hattori K. "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 E, Hattori K. "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

Elongo V, Legros H, Lecumberri-Sanchez P, Falck H, Adlakha E. "Origin of mineralizing fluids at the Cantung and Mactung skarn-hosted tungsten deposits, Yukon-NWT", GAC-MAC-IAH Joint Assembly (Spring - 2019)
Kennedy N, McNeil N, Adlakha E, Hanley J, Baldwin G, Wightman J. "Fluid inclusion systematics of the polymetallic (Co-Ni-As-Au) veins of Nictaux Falls Dam occurrence, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia", GAC-MAC-IAH Joint Assembley (Spring - 2019)
Legros H, Elongos V, Lecumberri-Sanchez P, Falck H, Adlakha E. "Evolution of mineralizing fluids at the Cantung W-Cu skarn deposit, Northwest Territories, Canada", GAC-MAC-IAH Joint Assembley (Spring - 2019)
McNeil N, Kennedy N, Adlakha E, Kerr M, Baldwin G, Wightman J. "The mineralogy, paragenesis, and petrogenesis of the Co-Ni-As-Au occurrence in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia", GAC-MAC-IAH Joint Assembley (Spring - 2019)
Wagner A, Adlakha E, Hanley J, Falck H, Lecumberri-Sanchez P, Neyedley K. "Characterization of apatite hosted silicate melt inclusions in magmatic rocks associated with the Cantung (W-Cu) skarn deposit, Northwest Territories", GAC-MAC-IAH Joint Assembley (Spring - 2019)
Adlakha E, Hattori K, Kerr M, Boucher B. "The occurrence and chemistry of Ti-oxide phases and their timing of crystallization along the P2 fault, Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada", GAC-MAC-IAH Joint Assembley (Spring - 2019)
Roy-Garand A, Adlakha-Kerr E, Hanley J, Falck H, Lecumberri-Sanchez P. "Characterization of apatite within the Mactung W (Cu,Au) skarn deposit, Northwest Territories: implication for the evolution of skarn fluids", GAC-MAC-IAH Joint Assembley (Spring - 2019)
Adlakha E, Kennedy N, McNeil N, Hanley J, Baldwin G. "Fluid Inclusion Systematics and Mineralogy of the Unique Nictaux Falls Dam Co-Ni-As-Au (±Ag,Bi) Occurrence, Meguma Terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada", ECROFI (Summer - 2019)
Adlakha E, Wagner A, Hanley J, Neyedley K, Falck H, Lecumberri-Sanchez P. "Characterization of Melt Inclusions from the Mine Stock Pluton of the World-Class Cantung W (Cu,Au,Bi) Skarn Deposit, Canadian Cordillera ", ECROFI (Summer - 2019)
McNeil N, Kennedy N, Adlakha E, Kerr M, Baldwin G, Wightman J. "The mineralogy, paragenesis, and petrogenesis of the polymetallic (Co-Ni-Au-Ag-Bi) veins of the Nictaux Falls Dam Occurrence, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia", AGS Colloquium (Winter - 2019)
Kennedy N, McNeil N, Adlakha E, Kerr M, Hanley J, Baldwin G, Wightman J. "Fluid inclusion systematics of the polymetallic (Co-Ni-As-Au) veins of Nictaux Falls Dam Occurrence, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia", AGS Colloquium (Winter - 2019)
Adlakha E, Hanley J, Falck H. "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 E, Hattori K. "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 E, Hattori K, Zaluski G, Kotzer T, Potter E. "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 E, Hattori K, Zaluski G, Kotzer T, Potter E. "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 E, Hattori K, Zaluski G, Kotzer T, Potter E. "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 E, Hattori K, Zaluski G, Kotzer T, Potter E. "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 E, Hattori K. "Tourmaline in the metasedimentary country rocks of the McArthur River uranium deposit, Saskatchewan", GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting (Spring - 2014)
Adlakha E, Hattori K, Zaluski G, Kotzer T, Potter E. "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 E, Hattori K, Zaluski G, Kotzer T, Potter E. "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 E, Hattori K, Zaluski G, Kotzer T, Potter E. "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.", GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting (2014 - 2014)
Adlakha E, Hattori K, Potter E. "The paragenesis & chemistry of alteration minerals within the basement rocks associated with the P2 fault & the McArthur River uranium deposit, Athabasca Basin", 12th Biennial SGA Meeting (2013 - 2013)
Adlakha E, Hattori K, Potter E. "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