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Brian A. McNulty

Post- doctoral researcher

Economic geology


ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4568-1842

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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.

Publications: (Full list here)

McNulty BA, Jowitt, SM, Exploration for byproduct critical element resources: Proxy development using a LA-ICP-MS database: Frontiers in Earth Science, v. 10, 892941, doi: 10.3389/feart.2022.892941.

McNulty BA, Jowitt, SM, Belousov I, 2022, The importance of geology in assessing by- and coproduct metal supply potential; a case study of antimony, bismuth, selenium and tellurium within the copper production stream: Economic Geology, in press.

Oliver J, McNulty B, Friedman R, 2021, High-precision CA-ID-TIMS age constraints on the Niblack Cu-Zn-Au-Ag deposits: A Neoproterozoic volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit in the North American Cordillera: Economic Geology, v. 116, p. 1467-1481, doi: 10.5382/econgeo.4851.

McNulty BA, Jowitt SM, 2021, Barriers to and uncertainties in understanding and quantifying global critical mineral and element supply: iScience, v. 24, p. 102809, doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2021.102809.

Harraden CL, McNulty BA, Gregory, MJ, Lang JR, 2013, Short-wave infrared spectral analysis of hydrothermal alteration associated with the Pebble porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposits, Iliamna, Alaska: Implications for gold distribution and paragenesis: Economic Geology, v. 108, p. 483-494. doi: 10.2113/econgeo.108.3.483.