Dr Gawen Jenkin

Gawen JenkinSenior Lecturer in Applied Geology

Distinguished University Teaching Fellow 2009

Course Director AEG

Student Recruitment and Schools Liaison

Direct contact:
T: 0116 252 3934 
E: grtj1@le.ac.uk

Research Group: Volcanoes, Tectonics and Mineral Resources Research Group

Research Interests

  • Hydrothermal mineralisation, in particular gold in Scotland, Ghana, Mauritania, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Solomon Islands.
  • Stable and radiogenic isotopes in fluid-rock interaction and hydrothermal mineralisation.
  • Mineral carbonation for CO2 sequestration.
  • Sediments as paleoenvironmental indicators - trace element and isotope proxies, including selenium isotopes - in the Cariaco Basin and Neoproterozoic sequences in Ethiopia.

Four Recent Publications

  • Abbott AP, Al-Bassam AZM,Goddard A, Harris RC, Jenkin GRT, Nisbett F & Wieland M (2017). Dissolution of Pyrite and other Fe-S-As minerals using Deep Eutectic Solvents. Green. Chem. Accepted, in press, DOI: 10.1039/C7GC00334J
  • Abbott AP, Bevan F, Baeuerle M, Harris RC & Jenkin GRT (2017). Paint Casting: A facile method of studying mineral electrochemistry. Electrochemistry Communications, 76, 20-23. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2017.01.002
  • Graham SD, Holwell DA, McDonald I, Jenkin GRT, Hill NJ, Boyce AJ, Smith J, Sangster C (2017). Magmatic Cu-Ni-PGE-Au sulfide mineralisation in alkaline igneous systems: An example from the Sron Garbh intrusion, Tyndrum, Scotland. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 961-984. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.031. Paper on line (open access)
  • Jenkin GRT, Al-Bassam AZM, Harris RC, Abbott AP, Smith DJ, Holwell DA, Chapman RJ, Stanley CJ (2016). The application of deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids for environmentally-friendly dissolution and recovery of precious metals. Minerals Engineering, 87, 18-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.09.026. Paper on line (open access)


  • GL2030 Introductory Mineral Deposits
  • GL2036 Ore Suite Report
  • GL4025 Ore Genesis
  • Various field teaching – usually Arran GL1021 or GL3057 UK Field Course (Cornwall).
  • More details of teaching

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