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Nils Jansson
Nils Jansson

Nils Jansson

Associate Professor
Luleå University of Technology
Ore Geology
Geosciences and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491487
T1331 Luleå


Nils Jansson received his Ph.D. degree from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in 2011 with a thesis entitled The origin of iron ores and their relationship with polymetallic sulfide ores, Bergslagen, Sweden, supervised by Prof. Rodney Allen. Nils was engaged in exploration for volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits in Sweden for Boliden Mineral during 2011–2014 and has been employed as a researcher and teacher at LTU since 2014. His main research interest lies in integrating structural, stratigraphic, geochemical, and mineralogical data for unraveling the genesis of complex, metamorphosed, Proterozoic iron oxide and sulfide deposits.

Research projects

  • Future Logging Assistant - Utilizing machine learning for semi-automated characterization of geology in drill core (Boliden, 2021-2025)
  • Rävliden VMS - Textural and chemical characterization of sulphide minerals for improved beneficiation and exploration, Skellefte district, Sweden (SGU, Boliden, 2019-2023)
  • Vectore - Exploration criteria for polymetallic sulphide deposits and industrial carbonates (Vinnova, Boliden, Björka Mineral, 2017-2021)
  • Strat Zn - Conceptual modelling and exploration criteria for stratiform Zn-Pb-Ag-(Cu) deposits in Bergslagen (Boliden, Zinkgruvan Mining, Lovisagruvan, 2014-2017)



Contract teaching


  • Jan Bergström Young Scientist Award 2017, Geological Society of Sweden
  • Best article 2017, GFF
  • Best PhD thesis 2011, Bergforsk

Field education

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Article in journal

Ore mineralogy and trace element (re)distribution at the metamorphosed Lappberget Zn-Pb-Ag-(Cu-Au) deposit, Garpenberg, Sweden (2021)

Tiu. G, Jansson. N, Wanhainen. C, Ghorbani. Y, Lilja. L
Ore Geology Reviews, Vol. 135
Article in journal

Origin of Palaeoproterozoic, sub-seafloor Zn-Pb-Ag skarn deposits, Sala area, Bergslagen, Sweden (2021)

Jansson. N, Allen. R, Skogsmo. G, Turner. T
Mineralium Deposita
Conference paper

Rock Classification with Machine Learning (2021)

a Case Study from the Zinkgruvan Zn-Pb-Ag Deposit, Bergslagen, Sweden
Simán. F, Jansson. N, Kampmann. T, Liwicki. F
Part of: 2021 Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society Workshop (SAIS), s. 37-41, IEEE, 2021
Conference paper

Towards a Machine Learning Framework for Drill Core Analysis (2021)

Günther. C, Jansson. N, Liwicki. M, Liwicki. F
Part of: 2021 Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society Workshop (SAIS), s. 19-24, IEEE, 2021
Article in journal

Tracking silver in the Lappberget Zn-Pb-Ag-(Cu-Au) deposit, Garpenberg mine, Sweden (2021)

towards a geometallurgical approach
Tiu. G, Ghorbani. Y, Jansson. N, Wanhainen. C
Minerals Engineering, Vol. 167
Article in journal

From oil digger to energy transition enabler: the critical role of exploration geosciences education in Europe (2020)

Jansson. N, Ranta. J, Berthet. T, Suopajärvi. L
European Geologist, nr. 50, s. 57-61
Conference paper

Mineralogy, textural characteristics and mineral chemistry of remobilised sulphides and sulphosalts in the Rävliden Norra VMS deposit, Skellefte district, northern Sweden (2020)

Rincon. J, Johansson. S, Jansson. N, Thomas. H, Kaiser. M, Persson. M, et al.
Part of: EGU General Assembly 2020, Copernicus GmBH, 2020, EGU2020-485
Chapter in book

Paleoproterozoic (1.9–1.8 Ga) syn-orogenic magmatism, sedimentation and mineralization in the Bergslagen lithotectonic unit, Svecokarelian orogen (2020)

Stephens. M, Jansson. N
Part of: Sweden: Lithotectonic framework, tectonic evolution and mineral resources