Precambrian geology of Suriname

open pit goldmine Suriname

Since two years I work with staff and students from Utrecht University on age patterns (U-Pb zircon geochronology by LA-ICP-MS), tectonics and Au mineralisation of Suriname. We focus on the Precambrian geology of the Marowijne Greenstone Belt, one of the youngest greenstone belts on Earth.

In addition, we are interested to see if mineral resources in this region match those in the West African Craton, which was close to Suriname before the opening of the Atlantic Ocean. With an international consortium led by AMIRA in Perth, we have recently submitted a large funding proposal to a group of gold companies.

Dr. Leo Kriegsman

Senior researcher geology
Taxonomy & systematics

leo.kriegsman@naturalis.nl
+31 6 47 8080 74