Dr. Julie Selway, Ph.D, P.Geo
Vice President of Exploration
Dr. Julie Selway, Ph.D., P.Geo. is an expert on lithium pegmatites. Dr. Selway completed a Ph.D. thesis on Tourmaline in Granitic Pegmatites in 1999 at the University of Manitoba under the supervision of Dr. Petr Černý, world renowned expert on pegmatites. Dr. Selway’s Ph.D. thesis was a study of tourmaline in petalite-, lepidolite- and elbaite-subtype from 15 different localities from Ontario, Manitoba, California, Sweden and Czech Republic including Tanco pegmatite mine, Manitoba. She has co-authored twenty-two scientific journal articles on pegmatites.
Dr. Selway worked for the Ontario Geological Survey for about 3 years during the tantalum boom in the early 2000’s. During this time, she travelled all over Ontario and visited/worked on about 90% of the lithium pegmatites in the province. Some of the more notable localities that she worked on include Case Lake, Georgia Lake, Seymour Lake, Crescent Lake and Separation Rapids pegmatite fields. A compilation of pegmatite exploration techniques that she acquired in academia and government is published in: Selway, J.B., Breaks, F.W. & Tindle, A.G. (2005): A review of rare-element (Li-Cs-Ta) pegmatite exploration techniques for the Superior Province, Canada and large world-wide tantalum deposits. Exploration Mining Geology. 14, 1-30. This paper and her Open File Reports (OFR 6099 and 6195) are still used by exploration companies to aid in their exploration.
Dr. Selway worked as a senior geologist for the geological consulting firm Caracle Creek International Consulting for over 10 years. During this time, she became an expert on writing NI 43-101 Reports and QA/QC of drill core assays. She has co-authored twenty-three NI43-101 Independent Technical Reports on a wide variety of deposit types including gold, Cu-Ni-PGE, Li pegmatites, VMS, stratiform Cu, carbonatites and potash. She spent over two years supervising the exploration program on the Georgia Lake pegmatites, Beardmore, Ontario and co-authored four NI 43-101 Reports on the Property.