Dr. Peter Lightfoot

Talon Technical Committee Member

Dr. Peter C. Lightfoot, P.Geo. is an Independent Consultant to the minerals industry. Dr. Lightfoot’s company, Lightfoot Geoscience Inc., provides consulting services to companies exploring for magmatic nickel-cobalt-copper and precious metal ore deposits. During a 20-year career as a geologist with Inco and Vale he was responsible for exploration at Voisey’s Bay where he helped to establish the depth extent of the Reid Brook ore body, Sudbury where he helped make new discoveries at Victor and Totten, Thompson where he was part of a team that discovered the North Hangingwall Deposit, and Carajas where he was part of the team who discovered the Jaguar hydrothermal nickel-iron oxide deposit. Peter has been involved in project generation, evaluation and support in Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, Finland, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Angola, South Africa and the United States. Peter has worked with the Talon team on Tamarack for two years, and his skills at target generation, project review, and ranking of project opportunities will remain a focus of his contribution.

At the beginning of 2017, Dr. Lightfoot was appointed as the Hutchinson Visiting Industry Professor at the University of Western Ontario. In 2016 he published the first comprehensive textbook on the Ni-Cu- precious metal ore deposits of the Sudbury Igneous Complex. In 2016 he also compiled and edited a special volume on the gold deposits of China, published in Ore Geology Reviews.

He received his B.A. in Earth Sciences from Oxford in 1980, his M.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 1982 and his Ph.D from the Open University (U.K.) in 1985. He completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Toronto and undertook extensive research on the geology and geochemistry of the Noril’sk ore deposits during his tenure as an Adjunct Professor.