Dr. Love is an Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University where he has taught in both the Department of Mining Engineering and the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.
He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo in Earth Sciences, and Ph.D. from Queen’s University, where he examined the Mount Skukum Epithermal Gold Deposit and its Geological Setting, Yukon, Canada. He continued his studies at Queen’s, completing two industrial post-doctoral fellowships: one examining the geology of the giant Antamina Cu-Zn skarn ore deposit, Peru; and the second comparing the geotechnical, geological and ore-grade characteristics of porphyry copper ore deposits.
David’s area of expertise is economic geology with emphasis on mineral exploration and the geological and mineralogical aspects of ore deposits. Throughout his 34-year career, he has carried out a wide range of geological consulting activities in the mineral exploration industry in Canada and abroad.
He also consults on geology and soil geochemistry and the application of statistics to it in environmental clean-up operations.
At Queen’s, from 1999-2009 David has taught Ore Petrology, Metallogeny and Mineral Exploration, Mineralogy, Characterization and Genesis of Earth Materials (Introductory Petrology), and Economic Geology and Geotechnical Aspects of Mineral Deposits; and has conducted field schools in mineral deposit geology and led many field trips.