In her consulting work with GGL, Margaret has been active in the analysis of major and minor element chemistry using statistics to identify kimberlitic indicator trains on the GGL project areas and recently in the analysis of base and precious metals samples on the Providence Greenstone Belt. Margaret enjoys the melding of fieldwork and research – as foundations for successful exploration. She has been involved in fieldwork activities including drilling, anomaly checking, mapping, and sampling.
Margaret graduated from the Honors Geology program from the University of Alberta in 2003. While in university, she spent her summers working for De Beers as an exploration geologist in Canada's North. She completed her Honors thesis on the petrography, geothermobarometry and trace element chemistry of xenoliths from the De Beers Koffiefontein diamond mine in South Africa under the direction of Dr. Thomas Stachel, the Canada Research Chair in Diamond Research.
She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Geochemistry with application to diamond exploration at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.