Dr. Harold Gibson is Director of the Mineral Exploration Research (MERC) and Professor of Volcanology and Ore Deposits at Laurentian University, Sudbury. Dr. Gibson joined Laurentian University in 1990, after leaving a successful 12-year career in the mining exploration industry, where he worked with Falconbridge Copper, Minnova, and Falconbridge Ltd. Dr. Gibson and his students have conducted research across Canada and in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Turkey and on the modern seafloor. His field based research focuses on volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) and epithermal ore systems. Current areas of research include the Paleoproterozoic Flin Flon and Snow Lake VMS districts, Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, the Archean Noranda VMS District and Abitibi Greenstone Belt of Ontario and Quebec, the Lau Basin and Tonga/Aeolian arcs, and VMS and epithermal precious metal deposits of the Mexican Silver Belt. Dr. Gibson provides consulting services to Canadian and international mining companies and governments.