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Associate Professor of Economic Geology and Environmental Studies, Department of Geology, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, Retired as Professor Emeritus (1996).

Born in Udine, Italy, the 23rd of April, 1937. 

Doctor of Geological Sciences, 1962, Università degli Studi di Milano, Supervisor Dr. Giorgio Pasquaré.

Thesis subject: The Geology of the metamorphic and sedimentary rocks of the Maritime Alps, Savona, Italy.

Field Geologist with the M.T.A. Enstitüsü  of Ankara, Turkey, 1962-1964. 

Assistant Professor  with the Mineralogical Institute of the University of Trieste, Italy, 1964-1966.

Chief Exploration Geologist with Discovery Mines Ltd. NWT, Canada, 1966.

Junior and Senior Geologist with Eldorado Nuclear Ltd., Fay Mine, Uranium City, Saskatchewan, 1966-1972.

Ph.D. in Economic  Geology, University of Alberta, Alta, Canada, 1972. Supervisor Dr. Roger Monton.

Thesis subject: The Nature and Origin of the Uranium Mineralization in the Fay Mine, Eldorado, Saskatchewan.

Lecturer  with the Department of Geology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta, Canada. Supervisor Dr. Bob Folinsbee, 1972-1974.

Assistant Professor with the Department of Geology, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 1974-1978.

Associate Professor with the Department of Geology, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 1978-1996.

Invited Professor with INRS-Petrol, University of Québec, St-Foy, Qc., Canada, 1980-1981.

Visiting Professor with the INRS-Georessources, University of Québec, St-Foy, Qc. Canada, 1981-1982.

Member of the  National Research Council, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1985-1987.

Consultant for  Revenue Canada, Montréal, Qc. Canada, 1985-1987.

Invited Professor with the Department of Geology, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy, 1988.

Invited Professor with the Deparment of Geology, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy, 1991.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geology, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, Retired. 1996.


Organized the Congres Viers l’Avigni, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada 1983.

Awarded the Cassa di Risparmio Silver Medal, Montréal, Canada, 1983.

Organized the Travelling Exposition of Friuli nel Mondo, Montréal, Canada, 1983.

Nominated Hon. Ambassador of Friuli nel Mondo, Udine,  Italy, 1987.

Awarded the Friuli Golden Pin, Udine, 1987.

Awarded the Austrie Sigillum Comunis Civitatis Silver Medal, Cividale, Italy, 1987.

Awarded the Universitatis Studiorum Utinensis Silver Medal, Udine, Italy, 1987

La Sapienza University, Department of Earth Science, Honour Silver Plate,  1991, Roma, Italia.

Nominated  Regional Coordinator for the Italian Community, Canada 125 Celebrations, 1992.

Awarded the Canada 125 Golden Pin, Montréal, Canada, 1992. 

Awarded the Canada 125 Trophy for the organization of the Longobards Exposition, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 1992.

Organized numerous Contemporary Art Expositions as President of the Italian Cultural Center, Montréal, Canada, 1987-2006.


Sassano, G.P. , 2012, Lettere di Viaggio, MasMedia Inc. Editor, Montréal, Qc., Canada.

Sassano, G.P. & C. Carcano, 1988 : Geologia Economica e Giacimenti Minerari, Chiandetti Editore, Udine, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1996 : E le Rocce cominciarono a parlare. SMGC Ltd. Editor, Published by Images Montréal, Qc. Canada.

Ranco, M.A., Sassano, G.P., 2003 : Artisti Italiani d’Oltre Mare, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Gibellina, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1964 : K-33 D-1 Sheet of the Turkish Geological Map @ 1 :25,000 scale, M.T.A. Enstutusu, Ankara, Turkey.

Sassano, G.P., 1964 : K-33 D-4 Sheet of the Turkish Geological Map @ 1 :25,000 scale, M.T.A. Enstutusu, Ankara, Turkey.

Sassano, G.P., 1964 : K-32 C-3 Sheet of the Turkish Geological Map @ 1 :25,000 scale, M.T.A. Enstutusu, Ankara, Turkey.


Sassano, G.P., & Procyshyn, E., 1990 : Reply to Volcanism on the passive margin of Laurentia : an early Paleozoic analogue of Cretaceous Volcanism on the Northeastern American Margin, Can. Jour. Of Earth Sc., Vol. 27.

Sassano, G.P., & Schrijver, K, 1990 : Reply to: Framboidal pyrite  early-diagenetic, late-diagenetic and hydrothermal occurences from the Acton Vale Quarry, Cambro-Ordovician, Qc., Americal Journal of Sc., Vol. 290, 7, 847-851.

Sassano, G.P. 1990 : Management of solid urban waste using microbiological conversion and in situ utilization of biogas, Bio-Joule, 3, Biomass Energy Inst., Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sassano, G.P., 1990 : Petrogenetic characteristics and fluid inclusions data from Soquip Park 2 Reservoir, Gaspé, Qc., Can. Contribution to Coffi, Vol. 21, USA.

Sassano, G.P., & Schrijver, K, 1989:  Framboidal  pyrite early-diagenetic,    late-diagenetic   and   hydrothermal Occurrences  from the Acton Vale Quarry, Cambro-Ordovician, Qc., Americal Journal of Sc., Vol. 289, 2, 167-179. 

Sassano, G.P., & Carcano, C., 1988 : Deforestation and Acid Rain in North America : a vital concern, Canadian Academic Center in Italy, Decennial Conf. Proceedings, Rome, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., & Procyshyn, E., 1988 : Mineralogy and Paragenesis of the cupriferous deposits of the Acton Vale-Upton sector, Klippen Belt, Qc., Mineraliun Deposita, 23, 123-131.

Sassano,G.P. & Rocheleau, M. 1987 : Quelques mineraux rares d’uranium des bassins d’Otish et de Mistassini, Qc., The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 25, 1, 185-193.

Sassano, G.P., & Rocheleau, M., 1987 : Hydrated uranium minerals from the Otish and Mistassini Basins. Qc., give clues on Archean weathering processes, Precambrian Research, 36, 313-321, Elsevier Science Publisher, B.V. Amsterdam.

Sassano, G.P., 1986 : Geological aspects of deforestation. Brief to the National  Research Council of Canada, Proceedings of the 300th Council Meeting, Annex Q, May, Ottawa.

Sassano, G.P., & Morra, F., 1979 : Petrogenic Investigations of the uraniferous Precambrian Metamorphic rocks, Charlebois Lake area, Northern Saskatchewan. Institute for Northern Studies, The Musk-ox, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Sask.

Sassano, G.P., 1978 : L’industria mineraria nel secolo XXI: problemi e soluzioni. Le Strade , Orion, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1975. Fusione termonucleare controllata – A  che punto siamo?  Geologia Tecnica, Vol. 2, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1975 : A reinterpretation of Gunnar Geology provides clues for uranium search. Canadian Mining  Journal, March.

Sassano, G.P., Baadsgaard, H.,Burwash, R. A, 1974 : Rb-Sr Age of the late kinematic phase of the Hudsonian Orogeny in the Beaverlodge area. Can. Jour. Of Earth Sc.,  Vol. 11, 5.

Sassano, G.P., 1973 :Energia nucleare, nuove prospettive, Geologia Tecnica, Vol. 6, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1972 : Metodi di scavo ed avvanzamento adottati nelle miniere nord-americane. Geologia Tecnica, Vol. 3, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., Morton, R., 1972 : Reflectance and microindentation hardness vs. chemical composition in some canadian uraninites. N. JB. Mineral. MH. , H. 8, 350-360.

Sassano, G.P., Baadsgaard, H., Morton, R., 1972 : Rb-Sr Isotopic systematics of the Foot Bay Gneiss, Donaldson Lake Gneiss and Pegmatite dykes from the Fay Mine, N.W. Saskatchewan, Can. Jour. Of Earth Sc., Vol. 9, 11.

Sassano, G.P., Morton, R., 1972 : Structural studies on the uranium deposit of the Fay Mine, Eldorado, N.W. Saskatchewan. Can. Jour. Of  Earth Sc., Vol. 9, 7.

Sassano, G.P., Krupicka, J., 1972 : Multiple deformation of the crystalline rocks in the Tazin Group, Eldorado Fay Mine, N.W. Saskatchewan. Can. Jour. Of Earth Sc., Vol. 9, 4.

Sassano, G.P., Fritz, P., Morton, R., 1972 : Paragenesis and isotopic composition of some gangue minerals from the uranium deposits of Eldorado, Saskatchewan. Can. Jour. Of  Earth Sc., Vol. 9,2.

Sassano, G.P., 1970. Calcolo delle riserve di minerale con i calcolatori elettronici. Geologia Tecnica, Vol. 1, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1969 : I programmi di ricerca mediante sondaggi nelle miniere. Geologia Tecnica, Vol. 4, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1968 : Istruzioni per il geologo adetto al controllo del minerale utile nelle miniere. Geologia Tecnica, Vol. 3, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1967 : Consigli pratici per eseguire rilievi geominerari in galleria. Geologia Tecnica, Vol. 5, Milano, Italy.

Sassano, G.P., 1965 : Programmazione Regionale e problemi Geologici, Notiziario del Geologo, Vol. 23, Milano, Italy. 

Sassano, G.P., 1964 : Il vulcanesimo neogenico della zona di Acigol; Report and 3 map sheets @ 1:25,000 scale, K-33 D-1, K-33 D-4, K-32 C-3, M.T.A. Enstitusu, Ankara, Turkey.

Sassano, G.P., 1964 : Le volcanisme quaternaire de la region d’Acigol, M.T.A. Enstitusu Bulletin, Vol. 63, Ankara, Turquie.


Author of 28 fully refereed Abstracts and Conference Proceedings.

Author of 34 non refereed Publications.

Author of 75 unpublished confidential Reports.

Quoted in numerous refereed Scientific Journals and Books.


Member of :

  • The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy;

  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists of Alberta;

  • The Geological Association of Canada;

  • The Association des Géologues du Québec;

  • National Research  Council.


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