Dr. Douglas K. Tinkham
Director, The Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6

Office: B8036, Willett Green Miller Centre
Telephone: (705) 675-1151 ext. 2270



  • Ph.D., Metamorphic petrology, University of Alabama, 2002.
  • M.Sc., Structural geology, University of Illinois, 1997.
  • B.Sc., Rocky Mountain College, 1994.

Research Interests

  • Metamorphism of hydrothermally altered rocks associated with ore deposits
  • Lithogeochemistry of VMS-associated strata and hydrothermally altered rocks
  • Mobility of metals during metamorphism
  • Metamorphic and tectonic evolution of orogenic belts
  • Applied phase equilibrium analysis and geochronology to constrain the P-T-t evolution of metamorphic rocks
  • Thermodynamics of minerals and fluids

Recent Publications

  • Mahmoodi, O., Smith, R.S., and Tinkham, D.K., 2016. Supervised classification of down-hole physical properties measurements using neural network to predict the lithology. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 124, 17-26.
  • Raharimahefa, T., Lafrance, B., & Tinkham, D.K., 2014. New structural, metamorphic, and U-Pb geochronological constraints on the Blezardian Orogeny and Yavapai Orogeny in the Southern Province, Sudbury, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 750-774.
  • Mukwakwami, J., Lafrance, B., Lesher, C. M., Tinkham, D. K., Rayner, N. M. & Ames, D. E., 2014. Deformation, metamorphism, and mobilization of Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide ores at Garson Mine, Sudbury. Mineralium Deposita, 49, 175-198.
  • Cubley, J. F., Pattison, D. R. M., Tinkham, D. K. & Fanning, C. M., 2013. U-Pb geochronological constraints on the timing of episodic regional metamorphism and rapid high-T exhumation of the Grand Forks Complex, British Columbia. Lithos, 156-159, 241-267.