Glenn Bark
Glenn Bark

Glenn Bark

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Ore Geology
Geosciences and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491039
F836 Luleå

Keywords: orogenic gold, mineral exploration, vectoring, ore mineral chemistry, trace element characterization, gold textures, microanalysis, scanning electron microscopy, electron microprobe, laser ablation ICP MS

I have worked with gold ore deposits for over 15 years, with a focus on both mineral exploration and mineral processing of the ores. In my research, I specialize in the way gold ore textures and mineralogy relates to the formation and deformation of orogenic gold deposits. Using microanalytical techniques, such as optical- and scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDS/WDS), electron microprobe (EPMA) and Laser Ablation ICP MS, we try to establish mineral exploration tools in the form of mineral-chemical vectors toward ore. In addition, establishing the textural relationships between gold and other minerals in the ore is vital for the optimization of the mineral processing of gold ores, enabling an improved metal recovery, and thereby better utilization of the ore deposits.


Article in journal

Automated quantitative mineralogy optimized for simultaneous detection of (precious/critical) rare metals and base metals in a production-focused environment (2019)

Warlo. M, Wanhainen. C, Bark. G, Butcher. A, McElroy. I, Brising. D, et al.
Minerals, Vol. 9, nr. 7
Conference paper

SUstainable management of PRIMary raw materials through a better approach in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (SUPRIM) (2019)

Garcia Uriarte. A, Menger. P, Garcia Zambrano. L, Alonso Galdames. A, Kampmann. T, Bark. G, et al.
Paper presented at : Mining and Minerals Hall, 3rd edition, 15-17 October 2019, Sevilla, Spain
Article in journal

Towards product-oriented sustainability in the (primary) metal supply sector (2019)

Alvarenga. R, Dewulf. J, Guinée. J, Schulze. R, Weihed. P, Bark. G, et al.
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 145, s. 40-48
Article in journal

Mineral chemistry and P-T conditions of the adakitic rocks from Torud–Ahmad Abad magmatic belt, S-SE Shahrood, NE Iran (2017)

Yousefi. F, Sadeghian. M, Wanhainen. C, Ghasemi. H, Lambrini. P, Bark. G, et al.
Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Vol. 182, nr. A, s. 110-120
Conference paper

The new Vindelgransele gold ore domain, northern Sweden (2017)

preliminary results from the Fabodtjarn lode gold deposit
Fettweis. R, Bark. G
Part of: Mineral Resources to Discover, s. 139-142, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, 2017