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Prof. David R. Lentz

Adjunct Associate Professor




Professor David R. Lentz received his B.Sc. (1983) and M.Sc. (1986) degrees in geology from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton. He completed a PhD (1992) at the University of Ottawa and then worked with the Geological Survey of Canada for three years.

In 1994, David Lentz joined the New Brunswick Geological Survey as their mineral deposits geologist. Since 2000, he has held the Research Chair in Economic Geology at UNB, with a research focus on the petrogenesis of ore deposits. David received the Harvey Gross Young Scientist Medal from the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and has also been awarded GAC’s Distinguished Service Award, the New Brunswick Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists Loring Bailey Geoscience Award, the Atlantic Geoscience Society’s Gesner Medal, CIM Julian Boldy Award, and IAGOD’s International Distinguished Lecturer Award.

Most notably, he has edited three popular ore deposits-related books and has published well over 300 journal articles and numerous government publications. David is particularly well known for his short courses, workshops, and field trips. Currently, he is the associate editor for Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Ore Geology Reviews, Journal of Earth Science, and FACETS. He is subject Editor for the Economic Geology section of Frontiers in Earth Science.