Brian A. McNulty

Post- doctoral researcher

Economic geology


ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4568-1842
McNulty CV


Ph.D. University of Tasmania – CODES, Australia (2019)
M.S. University of British Columbia – MDRU, Canada (2014)
B.S. University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA (2007)

Research Interests:

I am an economic geologist focused on applied research to understand ore deposit systems and develop criteria for mineral exploration. I am interested in the petrochronology of primary and secondary minerals to define the temporal evolution of ore deposit systems. I am also interested in the application of field-based mineralogical and geochemical methods to quantify and characterize the affects of hydrothermal alteration in ore deposits. My current research focuses on mineral economics. In particular, assessing the tellurium production potential of gold tellurides with Dr. Simon Jowitt.


McNulty, B.A., Fox, N., and Gemmell, J.B., 2020, Assessing hydrothermal alteration intensity in volcanic-hosted massive sulfide systems using portable X-ray fluorescence analysis of drill core: An Example from Myra Falls, Canada: Economic Geology, v. 115, no. 2, p. 443–453, doi: 10.5382/econgeo.4714.

Lang JR, Roberts K, Galicki M, Sharman ER, McNulty BA, Guszowaty E, 2020, Magmatic, hydrothermal and structural architecture of the Maggie porphyry Cu-Mo-Ag deposit, British Columbia: CIM, in press.

McNulty, B.A., Fox, N., Berry, R.F., and Gemmell, J.B., 2018, Lithological discrimination of altered volcanic rocks based on systematic portable X-ray fluorescence analysis of drill core at the Myra Falls VHMS deposit, Canada: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, v. 193, p. 1–21, doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2018.06.005.

Harraden, C.L., McNulty, B.A., Gregory, M.J., and Lang, J.R., 2013, Shortwave infrared spectral analysis of hydrothermal alteration associated with the Pebble porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposit, Iliamna, Alaska: Economic Geology, v. 108, p. 483–494, doi: 10.2113/econgeo.108.3.483.