A-Team Quarterly Update – Second Quarter 2021

The last few months have seen a return to field studies (within the UK so-far) and our group has been at the forefront of restarting field teaching. Adrian and Nicky led the undergraduate 3rd-year mapping field course to Mull in April. In addition we have had a major award from the Mineralogical Society, six more …

New Sulfur Isotopes Paper Out

A new paper led by Will Hutchison has just been published in the journal Earth & Planetary Science Letters. The paper uses modelling of sulfur isotopes across the entire Gardar Province to understand the sources of rare element enrichment. It presents a model in which Ketilidian subduction enriched the Sub-Continental Lithospheric Mantle, and we propose …

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 …

MSc and PhD Opportunities in Applied Mineralogy and Petrology

Myself and colleagues in the Applied Mineral and Petrological Sciences are advertising PhD topics to be filled in 2021. We are also looking for candidates for the two taught MSc programmes in Strategic Earth Resources and Geochemistry. A full list of PhD topics offered by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St …

Research Presentation on the Younger Giant Dykes of Greenland

The student group from St Andrews who were in Southern Greenland in 2019 have given an presentation on their work and the implications for magmatism in the Gardar province of South Greenland. The talk was given to the Edinburgh Geological Society by Alasdair Murphy, Lot Koopmans, Lucy Mathieson, Rob Webster and Rory Changleng on 12 …

A-Team Quarterly Update – Third Quarter 2020

It has been an important quarter with several important manuscripts moving forwards into the public domain. It has seen the publication of major papers by Anouk Borst and Will Hutchison as well as EPSRC grant success for Nicky Horsburgh. This has been a particularly productive time for Tim Kinnaird, whose research group focussing on landscape …

Will’s Modelling of Sulfur Isotopes Paper published

Will Hutchison's paper with his co-authors, which looks comprehensively at the modelling of sulfur isotopes, has just been published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. This work builds upon his successful publication in Nature Communications which put forwards a hypothesis that sulfur was cycled through the Earth's mantle. Left - Will and Adrian in Motzfeldt with …