John Knight, M.Sc., P. Geol.
John Knight has been working as an independent consultant and geologist with GGL since 1993. Today, John's strong general knowledge of geology and his years of experience are being applied to the Providence Greenstone Belt, and to our nickel, VMS, and gold prospects there. His special abilities in the area of kimberlitic indicator minerals and their chemistry give us special advantages in our search for diamonds in the NWT.
With both field and academic credentials, one of John's strength is in his knowledge and expertise on the subject of kimberlite indicator minerals and their chemistry. He also specializes in suficial geology, the study of glacial movements over the earth's surface. His expertise in the area of mineral trains and in mineralogy has been invaluable as GGL attempts to unlock the key to the mineral indicator trains and complex geology of the region.
A 1972 Bachelor of Science graduate of the University of Capetown, South Africa in geology and chemistry, John worked in South Africa for DeBeers after graduating and prior to immigrating to Canada. After working with some of the largest Canadian mining companies, he returned to school to study the electronic aspects of geological sciences and analytical technologies, obtaining a technical diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). For over a decade, he worked at UBC, primarily working with UBC's scanning electron microscope and studying electron microprobe techniques. While working at UBC, he obtained his Masters of Science degree.
His knowledge and expertise are invaluable to GGL in all aspects of our exploration activities.