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Lesley Weston, PhD, P.Geo

Chief Geoscientist

Lesley received her HBSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in 1998 and went on to graduate studies in Geology at the University of Toronto for her MSc (2000) and PhD (2007). Both graduate projects investigated the behaviour of metals and sulfide liquids at high pressure and temperatures simulating conditions in Earth’s upper mantle. Lesley has published her work on chromite, olivine, and sulfide liquid interactions in both Economic Geology (2001) and Canadian Mineralogist (2002), and her work on tellurium and selenium partitioning between metallic and silicate liquids at high pressure was published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2009). After completing her PhD, she worked as a research scientist at the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry and Geophysics in Germany.

Back in Canada, Lesley worked as a Manager of the ICP-MS department in an assay lab and also taught geology as a sessional lecturer at both the University of Toronto and Lakehead University. Lesley has consulted for many junior mining companies over the past 19 years with a focus on database compilation, verification, and maintenance. She specializes in geochemistry, GIS, land management, and technical report writing.

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