A-Team Quarterly Update – First Quarter 2022

Another busy time for the research group. We have had a major publication on the fluid movement associated with alkaline igneous intrusions by Kris is now out in the top-rated journal "Geology" and a major publication from the HiTech AlkCarb consortium (Beard et al. 2022) about the genetic models of alkaline igneous systems is about …

Energy Cafe Talk

Adrian contributed to a session to the University of St Andrews Centre for Energy Ethics talk programme called the 'Energy Cafe' on Tuesday 15th March. These are a series of open sessions on Energy-related topics which involve people from across the whole University and Industry Sectors. The presentation is available online at: https://youtu.be/gtTAY7mr9eY Exploration for …

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 …

Paper Honoured with the Howie Award by the Mineralogical Society

I am pleased to announce that the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland have awarded the Howie Medal to one of our papers on eudialyte-hosted rare earth deposits. The award recognises the 'best paper' in mineralogy for the previous year and includes analysis of its "1. Novelty, 2. Inter-disciplinarity, 3. Applicability and 4. How …