Wyatt M. Bain, Ph.D

Mineral Deposit Specialist

Wyatt Bain

Phone: (778) 445-5235

Email: Wyatt.Bain@gov.bc.ca

Wyatt is responsible for deposit- and system-scale characterization of critical metal resources, with an emphasis on Fe-skarns, IOCG/IOA, carbonatite, and sediment-hosted base-metal systems.


University of Wisconsin (B.Sc., 2011)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (M.Sc., 2015)
University of Alberta (Ph.D., 2020)


Wyatt integrates field mapping with high-precision analytical techniques and melt/fluid inclusion analysis to refine genetic models for critical metal systems and better understand the geochemical and textural fingerprints of mineralizing processes. His research interests focus on a wide range of base-, precious-, and critical metal-bearing deposits including IOA/IOCG, magmatic-hydrothermal Cu-Mo-Au, sediment-hosted Pb-Zn, and Ni-Cu-PGE systems.



Bain, W.M., Lecumberri-Sanchez, P., Marsh, E.E., and Steele-MacInnis, M., 2022. Fluids and melts at the magmatic-hydrothermal transition, recorded by unidirectional solidification textures at Saginaw Hill, Arizona, USA. Economic Geology, 117, 1543-1571.


Zoheir, B., McAleer, R., Steele-MacInnis, M., Zeh, A., Bain, W.M., and Poulette, S., 2022. Vein‑type gold formation during late extensional collapse of the Eastern Desert, Egypt: the Gidami deposit. Mineralium Deposita.



Bain, W.M., Steele-MacInnis, M., Tornos, F., Hanchar, J.M., and Creaser, E., 2021. Iron oxide-apatite ore formed by Fe-rich sulfate melt at El Laco, Chile. Geology, 49, 1044-1048.


Wang, M., Chen, Y., Bain, W.M., Meng, F., Zhou, Zhenzhu., Zhang,H., Zhang, S., and Steele-MacInnis, M., 2021. Fluid evolution of a hematite-dominated IOCG (iron oxide–copper–gold) deposit at Qibaoshan, Shandong Province, China. Ore Geology Reviews.



Bain, W.M., Steele-MacInnis, M., Li, K., Li, L., Mazdad, F.K., and Marsh, E.E., 2020. Carbonate-sulfate melts in iron oxide-apatite deposits. Nature Geoscience, 13, 751-757.


Wang, M., Chen, Y., Bain, W.M., Song, G., Liu, K., Zhou, Z., and Steele-MacInnis, M., 2020. Direct evidence for fluid overpressure during hydrocarbon generation and expulsion from organic-rich shales. Geology, 48, 374-378.


Szmihelsky, M., Steele-MacInnis, M., Bain, W.M., Falck, H., Adair, R., Campbell, B., Dufrane, S., Went, A., and Corlett, H., 2020. Mixing brine with oil triggered sphalerite deposition at Pine Point, Northwest Territories, Canada. Geology, 49, 488-492.



Zoheir, B., Lehmann, B., Emam, A., Radwan, A., Rongqing, Z., Bain, W.M., Steele-MacInnis, M., and Nolte, N., 2019. Extreme fractionation and magmatic–hydrothermal transition in the formation of the Abu Dabbab rare-metal granite, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Lithos, 352, 1-18.