Dr. Peter C. Lightfoot
Dr. Peter C. Lightfoot, P.Geo. has over 30 years of experience in the nickel industry and is an expert on magmatic nickel-cobalt-copper and precious metal ore deposits. During his 20-year career with Inco/Vale, he was the Principle Geologist – Nickel Sulphide Global Project Generation, Chief Geologist – Nickel Global Technical Services and Chief Geologist – Base Metals. He was responsible for nickel exploration at Voisey's Bay, the Sudbury Igneous Complex (SIC) and Carajas. Peter’s project generation, evaluation and technical support background encompasses Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, Finland, China, India, Australia, Brazil, Angola, South Africa and the United States. Currently, Dr. Lightfoot is a consultant to the global mining industry.
In 2016, Peter published the first comprehensive textbook on the Ni-Cu-precious metal ore deposits of the Sudbury Igneous Complex. Also in 2016, he compiled and edited a special volume on gold deposits of China, published in Ore Geology Reviews. In 2017, Dr. Lightfoot was appointed as the Hutchinson Visiting Industry Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Peter 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.