Rob Webster wins prestigious SEG and Mineralogical Society Awards

Masters by Research Student Rob Webster has been awarded the Graduate Student Fellowship from the Society of Economic Geologists. The award recognises excellence in postgraduate study in economic geology from around the world and is highly contested. In addition to the kudos of the award, Rob has received US$5k support to help with the living …

The Search for Green Technology Metals – How Fluids Make or Break Critical Metal Deposits – Fully Funded PhD Studentship Available

I am pleased that an application for the University of St Andrews Global PhD Scheme has been successful. The project is entitled "The Search for Green Technology Metals - How Fluids Make or Break Critical Metal Deposits" and will involve a study of the Ivigtut (also spelled Ivittuut) deposit in Southern Greenland. It is a …

Leaky Magma Chambers, Fenites, and Rare Earths – a new paper out now in Geology

Kris's paper has now come out in the journal Geology. Sokó­ł K, Finch AA, Hutchison W, Cloutier J, Borst AM, Humphreys M (2022) Quantifying metasomatic HFSE-REE transport from alkaline magmas, Geology, 50, 305-310, doi.org/10.1130/G49471.1 This important new work was led by Krzysztof Sokół (Kris) as a first effort to quantify the volume of High Field …

The Challenges Facing 21st Century Critical Metals: From Mantle to Mine to Magnet

I presented a talk to the St Andrews Centre for Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (StACEES) on Wednesday 24th November. The talk was on-line and recorded for others to watch. In this talk, I consider the commitments made by many countries to decarbonise their economies. The route chosen usually involves the use of ‘renewable’ energies …