Dr Gawen Jenkin

Gawen JenkinSenior Lecturer in Applied Geology


Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3934 
Email: grtj1@le.ac.uk

Personal details

  • Distinguished University Teaching Fellow 2009
  • Course Director AEG
  • Student Recruitment and Schools Liaison

Indicators of Esteem

  • Keynote talk. Unravelling pristine isotope signals from Neoproterozoic carbonates. ISOPAL-2 workshop at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, 23 November 2004.
  • Invited talk. Geospeedometry using O and Sr isotopes. International Mineralogical Association, 1-6 September 2002, Edinburgh. Programme with abstracts, p.229.
  • Invited talk. Sr-isotope diffusion profiles from Alpine marbles: what do they mean? Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference, 18-23 August 2002, Davos, Switzerland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66, A365.
  • Keynote talk. Computer modelling of oxygen isotope distributions in metamorphic rocks. Metamorphic Studies Group/International Geological Correlation Programme meeting on stable isotopes as tracers of metamorphic processes, Edinburgh, April 1992.
  • Lead Convenor - Geological Society Fermor Flagship meeting "Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth", Burlington House, London, 7-9th September, 2011.
  • Convenor -  Session on new advances in mineral deposit geology, at the Mineralogical Society Annual Meeting “Micro-Analysis, Processes, Time”, Edinburgh, 30 Aug - 2 Sept 2009.
  • Convenor – Session on Mineral Deposits: Ancient systems, modern analogues, at the Geological Society of London Bicentennial Conference, 10-12 September 2007.
  • Chair Mineral Deposits Studies Group of the Geological Society, 2010-present.
  • Secretary/Treasurer Mineral Deposits Studies Group of the Geological Society, 2007-2010.
  • Committee Member Mineral Deposits Studies Group of the Geological Society, 2004-2007.
  • Organised the Mineral Deposits Studies Group AGM held at the University of Leicester (January 5-8, 2003).
  • Member of the Society of Economic Geologists (2003); Fellow (2007).
  • Since February 1998 list owner of geo-metamorphism (geo-metamorphism@jiscmail.ac.uk) – e-mail discussion list for over 600 academics worldwide.

Teaching

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

I was awarded University Teaching Fellow 2009 at graduation July 2009, "In recognition of [his] inspiring and imaginative teaching and [his] involvement in national initiatives which promote student learning in Geology."

I am module co-ordinator for and teach three modules:

  • GL2030 Introductory Mineral Deposits - An introduction to ore minerals and how to identify them, and the geology of relatively simple mineral deposits and how they formed
  • GL2036 Ore Suite Report - A detailed study of a single ore deposit and writing a scientific report on it
  • GL4025 Ore Genesis - A quantitative examination of the processes operating in the formation of mineral deposits

I also teach on:

  • various field teaching – usually Arran GL1021 or the Applied Geology Field course GL3057.

Publications

Books

Jenkin GRT, Lusty PAJ, McDonald I, Smith MP, Boyce AJ, Wilkinson JJ (eds) 2015. Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 393

Peer reviewed papers

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. Arhin E, Jenkin GRT, Cunningham WD, Nude P (2015). Regolith mapping of deeply weathered terrain in savannah regions of the Birimian Lawra Greenstone Belt, Ghana. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 159, 194-207, doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.09.008. Paper online, Open Access Repository.
  6. Swanson-Hysell NL, Maloof AC, Condon DJ, Jenkin GRT, Alene M, Tremblay MM, Tesema T, Rooney AD, Haileab B. (2015). Stratigraphy and geochronology of the Tambien Group, Ethiopia: Evidence for globally synchronous carbon isotope change in the Neoproterozoic. Geology, 43, 323-326. doi:10.1130/G36347.1. Paper online, Open Access Repository.
  7. Abbott AP, Harris RC, Holyoak F, Frisch G, Hartley J and Jenkin GRT (2015). Electrocatalytic Recovery of Elements from Complex Mixtures using Deep Eutectic Solvents. Green Chemistry, 17, 2172-2179. DOI: 10.1039/C4GC02246G. Paper online, Open Access Repository.
  8. Jenkin GRT, Lusty PAJ, McDonald I, Smith MP, Boyce AJ, Wilkinson JJ (2014). Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth: An introduction. In: Jenkin GRT, Lusty PAJ, McDonald I, Smith MP, Boyce AJ, Wilkinson JJ (eds) 2015. Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 393, 1-8. doi: 10.1144/SP393.14. Paper online, Open Access Repository.
  9. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT, Boyce AJ, Sangster CJS, Catterall DJ, Holwell DA, Naden J, Rice CM (2013). How the Neoproterozoic S-isotope record illuminates the genesis of vein gold systems: an example from the Dalradian Supergroup in Scotland. In: Jenkin GRT, Lusty PAJ, McDonald I, Smith MP, Boyce AJ, Wilkinson JJ (eds) 2015. Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 393, 213-247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP393.9. Paper online (Open Access), Open Access Repository.
  10. Holwell DA, Jenkin GRT, Butterworth KG, Abraham-James T, Boyce AJ (2012). Orogenic gold mineralisation hosted by Archaean basement rocks at Sortekap, Kangerlussuaq area, east Greenland. Mineralium Deposita, 48, 453-466. DOI: 10.1007/s00126-012-0434-3. Paper online.
  11. Jowitt SM, JENKIN GRT, Coogan LA and Naden J (2012). Quantifying the release of base metals from source rocks for volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: Effects of protolith composition and alteration mineralogy. J. Geochem, Expl., 118, 47–59. doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2012.04.005. Paper online.
  12. Stephen AL, Jenkin GRT, Styles MT, Smith DJ, Naden J, Boyce AJ, Leng MJ, Millar IL (2012). Tracing carbon: natural mineral carbonation and the incorporation of atmospheric vs. recycled CO2. Energy Procedia, (2013) 37, 5897-5904. International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11). 18-22nd November 2012, Kyoto, Japan. Article on-line
  13. Smith DJ, JENKIN GRT, Petterson MG, Naden J, Fielder S, Toba T, and Chenery SRN (2011). Unusual mixed silica-carbonate deposits from magmatic-hydrothermal hot springs, Savo, Solomon Islands. J. Geol. Soc., 168, 1297-1310. doi:10.1144/0016-76492011-003 Paper online.
  14. Smith DJ, JENKIN GRT, Naden J, Boyce AJ, Petterson MG, Toba T, Darling WG, Taylor H & Millar IL (2010). Anomalous alkaline sulphate fluids produced in a magmatic hydrothermal system - Savo, Solomon Islands. Chemical Geology, 275, 35-49, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.04.011. Paper online. Article about this research in Planet Earth.
  15. Button M, JENKIN GRT, Bowman, KJ, Brewer TS, Harrington CF, Jones GDD & Watts MJ (2010). DNA damage in earthworms from highly contaminated soils: Assessing  resistance to arsenic toxicity using the Comet Assay. Mutation Research: Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. 696, 95-100, doi:10.1016/j.mrgentox.2009.12.009. Paper.
  16. Button M, JENKIN GRT, Harrington CF & Watts MJ (2009). Arsenic biotransformation in earthworms from contaminated soils. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 11, 1484 - 1491, DOI:10.1039/B904104D. Paper online.
  17. Smith DJ, Petterson MG, Saunders AD, Millar IL, JENKIN GRT, Toba T, Cook JM, Naden J (2009). The petrogenesis of sodic island arc magmas at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 158, 785-801. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-009-0410-9. Paper online
  18. Button M, JENKIN GRT, Harrington CF & Watts MJ (2009). Human toenails as a biomarker of exposure to elevated environmental arsenic. Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 11, 610-617. DOI: 10.1039/b817097e5. Identified as a "Hot Article" by the journal. Short article about paper in Chemical Science 30 Jan. * Paper. * Mark Button and images. * Press Release 23 Feb. * Excerpt of Radio 5 Live interview with Gawen Jenkin about this work on Breaking Science 2 March. Article in Trends in Analytical Chemistry about this work.
  19. Button M, Watts MJ, Cave M, Harrington CF & JENKIN GRT (2009). Earthworms and in vitro physiologically based extraction tests: complimentary tools for a holistic approach towards understanding risk at arsenic contaminated sites. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 31, 273-282. DOI : 10.1007/s10653-008-9208-3. Paper.
  20. Watts MJ, Button M, Brewer TS, JENKIN GRT & Harrington CF (2008). Quantitative Arsenic Speciation in Two Species of Earthworms from a former Mine Site. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10, 753-759, DOI:10.1039/B800567B. Paper.
  21. Coogan LA, JENKIN GRT & Wilson RN (2007). Contrasting cooling rates in the lower oceanic crust at fast- and slow-spreading ridges revealed by geospeedometry. Journal of Petrology, 48, 2211-2231. Paper.
  22. Coogan LA, Howard KA, Gillis KM, Bickle M, Chapman H, Boyce A, JENKIN GRT & Wilson RN (2006). Chemical and thermal constraints on focussed fluid flow in the lower oceanic crust. American Journal of Science, 306, 389-427. Paper.
  23. Alene M, JENKIN GRT, Leng MJ & Darbyshire DPF (2006). The Tambien Group, Ethiopia: An early Cryogenian (ca. 800-735 Ma) Neoproterozoic Sequence in the Arabian-Nubian Shield. Precambrian Research, 147, 79-99. Paper.
  24. Coogan LA, JENKIN GRT & Wilson RN (2002). Constraining the cooling rate of the lower oceanic crust: a new approach applied to the Oman ophiolite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 199, 127-146. Paper.
  25. JENKIN GRT, Ellam RM, Rogers G & Stuart F (2001). An investigation of closure temperature of the biotite Rb-Sr system: the importance of cation exchange. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 65, 1141-1160. Paper.
  26. JENKIN GRT, Mohr P, Mitchell JG & Fallick AE (1998). Carboniferous dykes as monitors of post-Caledonian fluid events in West Connacht, Ireland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Earth Sciences, 89, 225-243. Paper.
  27. JENKIN GRT (1997). Do cooling paths derived from mica Rb-Sr data reflect true cooling paths? Geology, 25, 907-910. Paper.
  28. O'Reilly C, JENKIN GRT, Feely M, Alderton DHM & Fallick AE (1997). A fluid inclusion and stable isotope study of 200 Ma of fluid evolution in the Galway Granite, Connemara, Ireland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 129, 120-142. Paper.
  29. O'Hara KD, Sharp ZD, Moecher DP & JENKIN GRT (1997). The effect of deformation on oxygen isotope exchange in quartz and feldspar and significance of isotopic temperatures in mylonites. Journal of Geology, 105, 193-204. Paper.
  30. Wilkinson JJ, JENKIN GRT, Fallick AE & Foster RP (1995). Oxygen and hydrogen isotopic evolution of Variscan crustal fluids, south Cornwall, U.K. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience), 123, 239-254. Paper.
  31. JENKIN GRT, Rogers G, Fallick AE & Farrow CM (1995). Rb-Sr closure temperatures in bi-mineralic rocks; a mode effect and test for different diffusion models. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience), 122, 227-240. Paper.
  32. JENKIN GRT, Craw D & Fallick AE (1994). Stable isotopic and fluid inclusion evidence for meteoric fluid penetration into an active mountain belt; Alpine Schist, New Zealand. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 12, 429-444. Paper.
  33. Dempster TJ, JENKIN GRT & Rogers G (1994). The origin of rapakivi texture. Journal of Petrology, 35, 963-981. Paper.
  34. JENKIN GRT, Farrow CM, Fallick AE & Higgins D (1994). Oxygen isotope exchange and closure temperatures in cooling rocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 12, 221-235. Paper.
  35. Sharp ZD & JENKIN GRT (1994). An empirical estimate of the diffusion rate of oxygen in diopside. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 12, 89-97. Paper.
  36. Curtis SF, Pattrick RAD, JENKIN GRT, Fallick AE, Boyce AJ & Treagus JE (1993). Stable isotopes and fluid inclusions of fault related mineralisation at Tyndrum, Scotland. Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 102, B39-47. Paper.
  37. Gallagher V, Feely M, Högelsberger H, JENKIN GRT & Fallick AE (1992). Geological, fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies of Mo mineralisation, Galway Granite, Ireland. Mineralium Deposita, 27, 314-325. Paper.
  38. JENKIN GRT, Fallick AE & Leake BE (1992). A stable isotope study of retrograde alteration in S.W. Connemara, Ireland. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 110, 269-288. Paper.
  39. Miller WM, Fallick AE, Leake BE, Macintyre RM & JENKIN GRT (1991). Fluid disturbed hornblende K Ar ages from the Dalradian rocks of Connemara, Western Ireland. Journal of the Geolological Society of London, 148, 985-992. Paper.
  40. JENKIN GRT, Linklater C & Fallick AE (1991). Modeling of mineral δ18O values in an igneous aureole: Closed-system model predicts apparent open-system δ18O values. Geology, 19, 1185-1188. Paper.
  41. JENKIN GRT, Fallick AE, Farrow CM & Bowes GE (1991). COOL: A FORTRAN-77 computer program for modeling stable isotopes in cooling closed systems. Computers & Geosciences,  17 (3), 391-412. Paper.
  42. Dempster TJ, Hutton DHW, Harrison TH, Brown PE & JENKIN GRT (1991). Textural evolution of the Rapakivi granites of S. Greenland: Sr, O and H isotopic investigations. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 107, 459-471. Paper.

Conference papers and abstracts (first authored)

  1. JENKIN GRT, Smith DJ, Abbott AP, Holwell DA, Al-Bassam AZM, Bevan F and Harris RC (2016). By-product recovery of critical elements from ores and concentrates using deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids: BRIO. 35th International Geological Congress. August 27 - September 4, Cape Town, South Africa.
  2. JENKIN GRT, Smith DJ, Abbott AP, Holwell DA, Al-Bassam AZM, Bevan F and Harris RC (2016). By-product recovery of critical elements from ores and concentrates using deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids: BRIO. Invited Keynote, Irish Association for Economic Geology, Annual Conference 2016 ‘Critical rare materials – securing resources for the green energy revolution.’ May 21-22, Wicklow, Ireland.
  3. Jenkin GRT, Smith DJ, Abbott AP, Al-Bassam AZM, Holwell DA, and Harris RC (2016). Gold and by-product recovery of critical elements from gold ores using deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids: BRIO. Applied Earth Science, DOI: 10.1080/03717453.2016.1166639. MDSG Annual Meeting, 4-6 Jan, 2016, Dublin.
  4. Jenkin GRT, Abbott AP, Smith DJ, Holwell DA, Harris RC, Al-Bassam AZM, Stanley CJ (2015). The potential of deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids for recovery of Te, Bi and Sb from gold ores. IOM3 conference: Minerals and Metals Production from Mine to Market, 15-16 December, 2015, Cambridge, UK.
  5. Gawen Jenkin, Andrew Abbott, Daniel Smith, Robert Harris, Ahmed Al-Bassam (2015). The potential of deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids for recovery of Te, Bi and Sb from gold ores. International EU meeting: Exchange of good practices on metal by-products recovery –technology and policy challenges. 12-13 Nov, Brussels, Belgium.
  6. Jenkin GRT, Al-Bassam AZM, Harris RC, Abbott AP, Smith DJ, Holwell DA, Chapman RJ & Stanley CJ (2015). Novel Environmentally-friendly Ore Processing Techniques for the 21st Century. Invited Keynote, Perumin International Mining Convention, Sept 22-24, 2015, Arequipa, Peru.
  7. Jenkin GRT, Smith DJ, Holwell DA, Harris RC, Abbott AP, Stanley CJ (2015). The application of deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids to ore processing – dissolution rates for gold and other minerals. 13th SGA Biennial Meeting, Nancy, France, 24-27 August 2015.
  8. Jenkin GRT, Al-Bassam AZM, Harris RC, Abbott AP, Smith DJ, Holwell DA, and Stanley CJ (2015). The application of deep eutectic solvent ionic liquids for environmentally-friendly dissolution and recovery of precious metal ores. Precious Metals '15, Falmouth, Cornwall, 11-12 May 2015.
  9. Jenkin GRT, Smith DJ & Holwell DA (2015). System to rate the scarcity of important metals aims to keep shortage at bay. The Conversation, 8 April 2015.  theconversation.com/system-to-rate-the-scarcity-of-important-metals-aims-to-keep-shortage-at-bay-39701
  10. Jenkin GRT, Smith DJ & Abbott AP (2015). Novel Environmentally-friendly Ore Processing Techniques for the 21st Century. High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, 13-14 Jan, 2015, Brussels, Belgium.
  11. Jenkin GRT, Al-Bassam AZM, Harris RHC, Abbott AP, Smith DJ, Holwell DA and Stanley CJ (2015). Novel environmentally-friendly ore processing techniques
    for the 21st C. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 124, 41.
  12. Jenkin GRT, Morgan KL, Gorman AR, Catterall DE, Boyce AJ (2014). Sulphur isotope constraints on the formation of the Khoemacau deposits, Kalahari Copperbelt, Botswana: early sulphide formation. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 158.
  13. Jenkin GRT, Condon DJ, Alene M, Leng MJ & Millar IL (2009). The ~800 Ma Bitter Springs anomaly in the Tambien Group, Ethiopia. Rodinia: Supercontinents, Superplumes and Scotland; the Geological Society of London Fermor Meeting 2009, 6-13 September, Edinburgh.
  14. Jenkin GRT, Alene M, Leng MJ & Darbyshire DPF (2006). Multiple origins of negative δ13C anomalies in the Neoproterozoic: The Tambien Group, Ethiopia - a Bitter Springs Stage to Sturtian (~800-735 Ma) sequence. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 70, A291. Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  15. Jenkin GRT & Johnson TM (2003). The selenium isotope geochemistry of black shales. William Smith meeting “Wrestling with mud”, 20-21 November, Geological Society, Burlington House, London.
  16. Jenkin GRT, Townley HC and Parrish RR (2002). Sr-isotope diffusion profiles from Alpine marbles: what do they mean? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66, A365. Invited talk. Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference, 18-23 August, Davos, Switzerland.
  17. Jenkin GRT, Townley HC, and Parrish RR (2002). Geospeedometry using O and Sr isotopes. Programme with abstracts, p.229. Invited talk. International Mineralogical Association meeting, 1-6 September, Edinburgh.
  18. Jenkin GRT, Ellam RM, Rogers G, Stuart F (2000). What really controls mica closure temperature? Journal of conference abstracts, 5, 555. Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference, Oxford.
  19. Jenkin GRT, Townley HC, Ellam RM, Rogers G, Stuart F, Hinton R & Parrish RR (1999). What really controls mica Rb-Sr closure temperature? Exhumation of metamorphic terranes meeting. Metamorphic Studies Group. 31 Aug-2 Sept, Rennes, France.
  20. Jenkin GRT, Feely M, Mohr P, O’Reilly C, Mitchell JG & Fallick AE (1998) Post-Carboniferous fluids in Connemara and their possible relationship to rifting. Meeting on Ireland since the Carboniferous: A 300 million year enigma. September 1998, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
  21. Jenkin GRT, Lewis H & Feely M (1997). Upper Triassic granite-hosted base-metal deposition related to rifting? Testing paleo-hydrology in the Galway Granite W. Ireland. The Dave Johnston Memorial meeting - Structural controls and genesis of economic resources. 8-9 November, Trinity College, Dublin.
  22. Jenkin GRT (1997). Estimating cooling rates from closure ages: testing models of closure temperature. Terra Nova, 9, (1), 63. European Union of Geosciences Meeting, Strasbourg, France.
  23. Jenkin GRT, O'Reilly C, Feely M & Fallick AE (1997). The geometry of mixing of surface and basinal fluids in the Galway Granite, Connemara, Western Ireland. Proceedings of Geofluids II.'97, JP Hendry, PF Carey, J Parnell, AH Ruffel, RH Worden (eds). 374-377, ISBN 1 897799-83-7. Geofluids II, Queens University, Belfast. Paper
  24. Jenkin GRT, O'Reilly C, Feely M & Fallick AE (1997). Fluid inclusion and stable isotope evidence for Triassic fluid mixing forming base-metal veins in Connemara, Ireland. Programme with abstracts,  37-38, ISBN 0 85261 590 6. Mineral Deposits Studies Group meeting, Glasgow.
  25. Jenkin GRT (1996). Possible mode effects on cooling rate estimates from Rb-Sr data. Electronic Geology, 2, 52. Geochemistry group of the Mineralogical Society, Newcastle.
  26. Jenkin GRT, Mohr P & Mitchell JG (1993). Carboniferous dikes as monitors of post-400 Ma fluid circulation in Connemara, Western Ireland. Terra Nova, 5, 460. European Union of Geosciences Meeting, Strasbourg, France.
  27. Jenkin GRT, Fallick AE, Linklater C, Farrow CM, Parmentier EM & Giletti BJ (1992). Computer modelling of oxygen isotope distributions in metamorphic rocks. Invited keynote. Metamorphic Studies Group/International Geological Correlation Programme meeting on stable isotopes as tracers of metamorphic processes, Edinburgh.
  28. Jenkin GRT, Fallick AE, Linklater C, Farrow CM, Bowes GE & McConville P (1991). Why Δqtz-fsp <0‰ may not always indicate open system behaviour: Computer modelling δ18O values using COOL. EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 72, (17), 307. American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, Baltimore, USA.
  29. Jenkin GRT, Fallick AE, Linklater C, Farrow CM & Bowes GE (1991). COOL: Computer program for modelling stable isotopes in slowly cooling closed systems. Terra abstracts, 3, (1), 497-498. European Union of Geosciences Meeting, Strasbourg, France.
  30. Jenkin GRT, Fallick AE, Linklater C, Farrow CM & Bowes GE (1991). Computer modelling of stable isotope ratios in slowly cooling closed systems using COOL. Terra abstracts, 3, 7. Frontiers in Isotope Geoscience, Keyworth, England.
  31. Jenkin GRT (1990). Stable isotope studies of hydrothermal alteration in Carboniferous dolerites from West Connacht. 2nd Connemara Discussion meeting. September 1990, Galway, Ireland.
  32. Jenkin GRT & Fallick AE (1989). Hydrogen isotope kinetics during hydrothermal alteration in SW Connemara, Ireland. In: DL Miles (ed.). Proceedings of Water-Rock International, 6, 331-335, Balkema, Amsterdam. Malvern, England.
  33. Jenkin GRT (1988). Stable isotope studies of a hydrothermal system in Connemara. 1st Connemara Discussion meeting, November 1988, Glasgow.
  34. Jenkin GRT, Leake BE & Fallick AE (1988). A stable isotopic study of fluids associated with retrogression in S.W. Connemara, Ireland. Journal of the Geolological Society of London, 145, (1), 179. Metamorphic Studies Group of the Geological Society - Research in progress, Sheffield.
  35. Jenkin GRT & Fallick AE (1987). A stable isotopic study of retrograde hydration in a syn-metamorphic intrusion. Terra Cognita, 7, (2-3), 136. European Union of Geosciences Meeting, Strasbourg, France.

Conference papers and abstracts (selected recent papers of research students and co-workers)

  1. Spence-Jones, CP, Chapman, RJ, Jenkin, GRT (2016). Tellurium enrichment used as an indicator of fluid source in orogenic systems. Insights from the Cononish Au-Ag deposit, Tyndrum, Scotland. [Poster presentation]. AMEBC Mineral Exploration Roundup 2016 , Vancouver.
  2. Al-Bassam AZM, Jenkin GRT, Abbott AP (2015). Pyrite Dissolution using Deep Eutectic Solvents. IOM3 conference: Minerals and Metals Production from Mine to Market, 15-16 December, 2015, Cambridge, UK.
  3. Taylor AB, Jenkin GRT and Townley H (2015). Geochemical and mineralogical characterisation and ore genesis of red-bed mineralisation at Gipsy Lane Brick Pit, Leicester. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 124, 56-57.
  4. Selwyn R, Jenkin GRT and James D (2015). Regional geochemistry and characteristics of gold mineralisation in Castromil and Serra da Quinta, Northern Portugal. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 124, 54.
  5. Hooper CL, Jenkin GRT and James D (2015). A new petrographic study of orogenic gold mineralisation in the Castromil prospect, Northwest Portugal. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 124, 39.
  6. Boffey-Rawlings S, Jenkin GRT, James D, Cryan G (2014). Structural controls on the distribution of polymetallic mineralisation of Southern Tuscany, Italy. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 140-141.
  7. Lees AC, Jenkin GRT, James D, Cryan G (2014). Mineralisation of the Calcare Cavernoso, Tuscany, Italy. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 164-165.
  8. Shephard GM, Jenkin GRT, Catterall D, Boyce AJ (2014). Origin and fluid sources of Kalahari Copperbelt mineralisation, Botswana: an in depth study of Zone 5 & 6 of the Khoemacau copper–silver exploration project. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 179.
  9. Walsh AM, Jenkin GRT, Catterall D, Boyce AJ (2014). Origin and fluid sources of Kalahari Copperbelt mineralisation, Botswana: Regional variations in mineralogy and structure at the Khoemacau Cu–Ag project. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 188.
  10. Hill NJ Jenkin GRT, Mark DF, Selby D, Roberts N, Sangster CJS (2014) Geochronology of the River Vein prospect: constraints on the genesis of vein-hosted gold mineralisation in the Dalradian Supergroup. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 151-152.
  11. Hill NJ Jenkin GRT, Boyce AJ, Sangster CJS, Catterall DJ, Holwell DA, Naden J, Rice CM (2014). Using the Neoproterozoic S-isotope record to illuminate the genesis of the Cononish deposit, Scotland. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 152.
  12. Staniforth BE, Jenkin GRT, Craw D (2014). The origins of hydrothermal graphite in mesothermal gold deposits, focusing on the Macraes mine, New Zealand and
    the White River Prospect, Yukon, Canada. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 122, 185-186.
  13. Bartlett R, Jenkin, GRT and Plimer IR (2013). Re-examination of the Broken Hill gossan: applications to exploration for Broken Hill-type mineralisation. 12th SGA Biennial Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, 12th-15th August 2013, Proceedings, Volume 1, 400-402.
  14. Morgan KL, Jenkin GRT, Gorman AR, Catterall D and Boyce AJ (2013). Developing genetic model for mineralisation at the Ghanzi copper–silver project, Botswana: Source and evolution of fluids. 12th SGA Biennial Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, 12th-15th August 2013, Proceedings, Volume 2, 655-658.
  15. Gorman AR, Jenkin GRT, Morgan KL and Catterall D (2013). Developing exploration models for copper–silver mineralisation in the Kalahari Copperbelt, Botswana: Mineralogy, geochemistry and structure. 12th SGA Biennial Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, 12th-15th August 2013, Proceedings, Volume 2, 624-627.
  16. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT, and Sangster CJS (2013). Gold and associated mineralisation in the Tyndrum area, Scotland: orogenic or intrusion-related? 12th SGA Biennial Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden, 12th-15th August 2013, Proceedings, Volume 3, 1117-1119.
  17. Bartlett R, Jenkin, GRT and Plimer IR (2012). Re-examination of the Broken Hill gossan: applications in exploration for Broken Hill-type mineralisation. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 167.
  18. Bland L, Jenkin GRT, Blackwell M and Shaw E (2012). Developing vectors to mineralisation at Guelb Moghrein, Mauritania. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 169.
  19. Bond WF, Jenkin GRT and Godfrey M (2012). Constraining a mineralisation model of the SG Mining Tsagaan Chuluut gold deposit, Mongolia: a petrological and geostatistical study. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 169-170.
  20. Gorman AR, Jenkin GRT, Catterall D and Morgan KL (2012). Developing exploration models for copper–silver mineralisation in the Kalahari Copperbelt, Botswana – A. Mineralogy, geochemistry and structure. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 179.
  21. Morgan KL, Jenkin GRT, Catterall D and Gorman AR (2012). Constraining a genetic model for mineralisation at the Ghanzi copper–silver project, Botswana: source and evolution of fluids. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 193-194.
  22. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT, Boyce AJ and Sangster CJS (2012). Nature and constraints on genesis of newly identified gold targets in the Tyndrum area, Scotland. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 181-182.
  23. Spence-Jones CP, Jenkin GRT and Sangster C (2012). Metallurgical investigation of the ore from Cononish gold deposit, Scotland. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 207-208.
  24. Tapster SR, Smith DJ, Petterson MG, Jenkin GRT and Naden J (2012). Plateau driven porphyry formation? The geodynamic context of Cu and Au mineralisation in the Solomon Island Arc. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 210.
  25. Wong AW, Jenkin GRT, Smyth D, Parker K and O'Callaghan J (2012). Characterisation of metabasite occurrences in the Dalradian stratigraphy of NE Northern Ireland: an assessment of platinum group element potential. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 121, 214.
  26. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT (2012). Golden Opportunities for research. Mineral Planning, 8 Feb 2012. Article.
  27. Stephen AL, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Styles MT, Smith DJ, Boyce AJ (2012). Multi-stage carbonate development in the Oman-UAE ophiolite. International Conference on the Geology of the Arabian Plate and the Oman Mountains, Abstract Volume. Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. p. 237-240
  28. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT, Holwell DA, Catterall D, Boyce AJ, Mark DF, Naden J, Gunn G and Rice CM (2011). Constraints on mineralization in Glen Orchy, Grampian Highlands, Scotland. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 120, 66.
  29. Holwell DA, Jenkin GRT and Abraham-James T (2011). Newly discovered gold mineralisation in east Greenland. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 120, 81-82.
  30. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT, Holwell DA, Matthews KE, Moore P, Catterall D, Boyce AJ, Mark D, Gunn G, Naden J, Rice CM (2011). New Gold Occurrences in the Scottish Dalradian – Nature and Constraints on Genesis. In Barra, F. et al (Eds) LET’S TALK ORE DEPOSITS. Proceedings of the 11th Biennial SGA Meeting, Antofagasta, Chile. Vol. 2, 577-579.
  31. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT, Holwell DA, Catterall D, Boyce AJ, Mark D, Naden J, Gunn G, Rice CM (2011). New Gold Occurrences in the Scottish Dalradian, UK – Nature and Constraints on Genesis. Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth, 7-9th Sept, Geological Society, Burlington House, London, p. 25.
  32. Stephen AL, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Styles MT, Smith DJ, Boyce AJ (2011). Active and ancient geothermal systems in Tethyan ophiolites as examples of novel solutions for natural CO2 sequestration. Poster presentation, Environmental, Mineralogical and Biogeochemical Research Studies Group (EMG) meeting 6 May 2011, Edinburgh.
  33. Hill NJ, Jenkin GRT, Holwell DA, Catterall D, Boyce AJ, Mark D, Naden J, Gunn G, Rice CM (2011). Towards a genetic model for targeting gold mineralisation in the Scottish Dalradian. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 2010 v. 119, p.109. Abstracts from the Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group 5th–7th January 2011 at the Natural History Museum, London. DOI 10.1179/1743275811Y.0000000004.
  34. Stephen AL, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Styles MT, Smith DJ, Boyce AJ (2011).
    To make a mineral deposit: geothermal systems in ophiolites as examples of novel solutions for CO2 sequestration. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 2010 v. 119, p.115. Abstracts from the Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group 5th–7th January 2011 at the Natural History Museum, London. DOI 10.1179/1743275811Y.0000000004.
  35. Arhin E, Jenkin GRT, Cunningham WD (2011). The role of regolith mapping in gold exploration in deeply weathered terrains of West Africa. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 2010 v. 119, p.85-86. Abstracts from the Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group 5th–7th January 2011 at the Natural History Museum, London. DOI 10.1179/1743275811Y.0000000004.
  36. Roberts MJ, Jenkin GRT, Smeathers C, Stuart H (2011). Mineral exploration using whole rock multi-element geochemistry on the Chirano Shear Zone, Ghana, West Africa. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 2010 v. 119, p.113. Abstracts from the Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group 5th–7th January 2011 at the Natural History Museum, London. DOI 10.1179/1743275811Y.0000000004.
  37. Hodgkinson MRS, Jenkin GRT (2011).  Metamorphic and fluid infiltration history of the Tambien Group, Ethiopia; a Neoproterozoic pre-Snowball Earth sequence. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B) 2010 v. 119, p.109-110. Abstracts from the Annual Winter Meeting of the Mineral Deposit Studies Group 5th–7th January 2011 at the Natural History Museum, London. DOI 10.1179/1743275811Y.0000000004.
  38. Smith D, Jenkin G, Naden J (2010). Finding Solomon's gold? Planet Earth, Issue SPRING, March 2010, 10-11. Paper.
  39. Arhin E, Jenkin GRT, Cunningham WD (2010). Lack of exploration success in savannah regions of West Africa: strategies to unravel hidden gold deposits under cover. SEG2010 Keystone conference, 2nd -7th October 2010.
  40. Watts MJ, Button M & Jenkin GRT (2009). Arsenic speciation: a tool for assessing the environmental toxicology of arsenic using earthworms and toenails as biomarkers. Invited article. Spectroscopy Europe, 21 (4), 17-19. Paper.
  41. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Coogan LA & Naden J (2009a). Quantifying the release of base metals into hydrothermal ore forming systems: A SIMS investigation of potential source rocks for ophiolite-hosted Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide system. Micro-Analysis, Processes, Time (MAPT) - Annual meeting of the Mineralogical Society, August 31 - September 2, Edinburgh. Abstract.
  42. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Coogan LA & Naden J (2009b). How much metal can you get? Quantified mass balancing of base metal release during epidosite zone alteration in ophiolite-hosted VMS systems. SGA 2009, The 10th Biennial Meeting of The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, August 17-20, Townsville, Australia. Paper.
  43. Shaw E, Jenkin GRT & MacKenzie C (2009). Fluid evolution in the Lupa Goldfield, southwest Tanzania. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 118, 35-36.
  44. Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Petterson MG, Boyce AJ & Toba T (2009). Sinter and travertine deposits from volcanic hot springs and their potential in exploration. Applied Earth Science (Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B), 118, 36-37.
  45. Shore AJT, Jenkin GRT & Johnson TM (2008). Selenium isotopes: a new oceanic paleoredox proxy? Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 72, (12), p.A863. Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference, August, Vancouver, Canada. Paper
  46. Button M, Watts MJ, Jenkin GRT & Harrington CF (2008). The Role of Arsenic Resistant Earthworms in a Multidisciplinary Approach towards Understanding Risk at a Former Mine in Devon, UK. 2nd International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, 21-23 May, Valencia, Spain.
  47. Shore AJT, Jenkin GRT & Johnson TM (2008). Selenium isotope ratios over the last 500 ka from the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela. Geochemistry Group Research in Progress meeting. 3rd March, Burlington House, London.
  48. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Coogan LA, Naden J, Chenery SRN (2008). Tracking base metal mobility during alteration of the Sheeted Dyke Complex, Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus. Mineral Deposits Studies Group AGM, January, British Geological Survey, Keyworth.
  49. Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Petterson MG, Naden J, Boyce AJ (2008). Features of epithermal systems related to alkaline rocks - Savo, Solomon Islands. Mineral Deposits Studies Group AGM, January, British Geological Survey, Keyworth.
  50. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Coogan LA, Naden J, Marsh NG, Chenery SRN (2007). Epidosites of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus: Searching for a direct link between alteration of dykes and release of base metals into ore-forming hydrothermal systems. Geological Society Bicentennial Conference, p.77, 10-12 Sept, London.
  51. Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Petterson MG, Boyce AJ, Toba T (2007). Carbonate-silica sinters above a magmatic-hydrothermal system, Savo, Solomon Islands. Geological Society Bicentennial Conference, p.78, 10-12 Sept, London.
  52. Shore AJT, Jenkin GRT, Johnson TM (2007). Selenium isotope ratios over the last 500 ka from the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela. Geological Society Bicentennial Conference, p.142, 10-12 Sept, London.
  53. Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Petterson MG, Taylor H, Darling WG, Boyce AJ, Toba T (2007). Alkaline fluids in a volcanic-hydrothermal system – Savo, Solomon Islands. Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Meeting, eds. CJ Andrew et al., p 663-666. August, Dublin, Ireland.
  54. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Coogan LA, Naden J, Chenery SRN (2007). Epidosites of the Troodos Ophiolite: A direct link between alteration of dykes and release of base metals into ore-forming hydrothermal systems? Proceedings of the 9th Biennial Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Meeting, eds. CJ Andrew et al., p 1037-1040. August, Dublin, Ireland.
  55. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Coogan LA, Naden J, Marsh NG (2007). Epidosites of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus: Searching for a direct link between alteration of dykes and release of base metals into ore-forming hydrothermal systems. 30th Mineral Deposits Studies Group Annual Winter Meeting, January, University of Brighton.
  56. Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Boyce AJ, Petterson MG, Naden J, Toba T, Saunders AD & Marsh NG (2007). Savo Volcano - a modern high sulphidation system with a carbonate cap? 30th Mineral Deposits Studies Group Annual Winter Meeting, January, University of Brighton.
  57. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Coogan LA, Naden J, Marsh NG (2006). Epidosites of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus; the only source of metals in ophiolitic volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) deposits? Geological Society Fermor Flagship Meeting, September, Natural History Museum, London.
  58. Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Boyce AJ, Chenery S, Darling WG, Petterson MG, Naden J, Toba T, Saunders AD, Taylor H, Albert G, Satokana W, Ramo A (2006). “Preliminary petrogenetic thoughts on Savo Volcano” and “Origin of fluids in the shallow geothermal environment of Savo, Solomon Islands” oral presentations at SOPAC STAR Session, Honiara, Solomon Islands.
  59. Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Boyce AJ, Naden J, Petterson MG (2006). Origin of fluids in the shallow geothermal environment of Savo, Solomon Islands. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 70, A598. Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  60. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, and Coogan LA (2006). Geochemical variation in epidosites of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus; the source of metals in volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) deposits?, SEG 2006 Conference, May, Keystone, Colorado, USA.
  61. Shore AJT, Jenkin GRT, Johnson TM (2006). Global ocean oxygenation through geological time from selenium isotopes. Geochemistry Group Meeting: Research in Progress, 7th March. Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.
  62. Jowitt SM, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Coogan LA (2006). Geochemical variation in epidosites of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus: The source of metals in Volcanic Hosted Massive Sulphide (VHMS) deposits? 29th Annual Mineral Deposit Studies Group Winter Meeting, January, Natural History Museum, London.
  63. Smith DJ, Boyce AJ, Chenery S, Darling G, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Petterson MG, Saunders AD, Taylor H & Toba T (2006). Fluid sources in the hydrothermal system of an emergent volcano – Savo, Solomon Islands. 29th Annual Mineral Deposit Studies Group Winter Meeting, January, Natural History Museum, London.
  64. Chopey-Jones AM, Jenkin GRT, Zalasiewicz J, Boyce AJ (2005). Sulphur isotopes and fluid inclusions as constraints on the timing of mineralization at the Parys Mountain VMS deposit, Anglesey, Wales. Mineral Deposits Studies Group AGM, Belfast.
  65. Coogan LA & Jenkin GRT (2003). Geospeedometry in the ocean lithosphere. Abstract GAC-MAC meeting May, Vancouver, Canada.
  66. Norry MJ, Hudson JD, Gabbott S & Jenkin GRT (2002). Chemistry and mineralogy of the Lower Oxford Clay: Causes and consequences of anoxia. Meeting on organic-carbon burial, climate change and ocean chemistry (Mesozoic-Paleogene), p. 42, 9-11th December, Burlington House, London.
  67. Coogan LA, Jenkin GRT & Wilson RN (2002). Direct evidence for contrasting lower crustal cooling rates at fast- and slow-spreading ridges. INTERRIDGE Theoretical Institute, Pavia.
  68. Coogan LA, Jenkin GRT & Wilson, RN (2002). Cooling of the lower oceanic crust at slow-spreading ridges" INTERRIDGE Southwest Indian Ridge Workshop, April Southampton.
  69. Coogan LA, Jenkin GRT, Wilson RN (2002). Constraining the cooling rate of the lower oceanic crust: a new approach based on the closure temperature of calcium exchange in oceanic gabbros. International Mineralogical Association meeting. Programme with abstracts, p. 232. 1-6 September, Edinburgh.
  70. Coogan LA, Jenkin GRT, Wilson R (2002). Lower Crustal Cooling Rates at Slow-Spreading Ridges. Eos Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 83, 47. San Francisco, USA.
  71. Gold RR, Jenkin GRT & Boyce AJ (2000). The mineralogical and hydrothermal evolution of Chaucha porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Ecuador: why do most prospective porphyry systems fail to attain economic grade? Mineral Deposits Studies Group Meeting, January  5-6, London.
  72. Townley HC, Jenkin GRT & Parrish RR (2000). Chemical exchange effects on biotite Rb-Sr ages in slowly cooled rocks. Metamorphic Studies Group, March, London.
  73. Townley HC, Jenkin GRT & Parrish RR (2000). The effect of chemical exchange on biotite Rb-Sr ages in slowly cooled rocks. Geoscience 2000, April, Manchester.
  74. Townley HC, Jenkin GRT & Parrish RR (2000). The effect of chemical exchange on mica Rb-Sr ages in slowly cooled rocks: theory and results. Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference, Journal of conference abstracts, 5, 1019. September, Oxford.

Research

Research Group: Volcanoes, Tectonics and Mineral Resources Research Group

  • 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.

Stable and radiogenic isotopes in:

  • fluid-rock interaction and hydrothermal mineralisation
  • retrograde isotope exchange processes and cooling and uplift of mountain belts
  • sediments as palaeoenvironmental indicators, in particular in the Neoproterozoic pre-Snowball Earth period and the Jurassic

Researcher ID: B-2647-2009 orcid.org/0000-0001-9202-7128

Funding and awards

  • February 2015. NERC SoS Minerals Consortium Grants. Tellurium and Selenium Cycling and Supply (TeaSe). With DJ Smith and DA Holwell (Geology) and AP Abbott (Chemistry). NE/M010848/1 Co-PI £2.4M.
  • July 2013. NERC SoS Minerals Catalyst. Processes governing semi-metal - PGE linkage in crustal magmatic systems: opportunities for discovery and recovery. With DJ Smith and DA Holwell. NE/L002191/1 Co-PI £77,271.
  • December 2012. NERC Radiocarbon Facility Steering Committee. Determining recycled dead carbon in ophiolite carbonates: implications for natural carbonation. With M Leng and DJ Smith. Allocation Number 1576.0911. FEC PI £8700.
  • June 2012. NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee. Development of a Genetic Model for targeting Gold Mineralisation in the Scottish Dalradian (A - stable isotopes). With DA Holwell and AJ Boyce (SUERC). PI £25,900.
  • June 2012. NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee. Development of a Genetic Model for targeting Gold Mineralisation in the Scottish Dalradian (B - geochronology). with D Mark (SUERC), I Millar (SUERC) and C Rice (Aberdeen). PI £30,350.
  • December 2011. NERC Radiocarbon Facility Steering Committee. Testing for recycled dead carbon in ophiolite carbonates: implications for natural carbonation rate estimates. With DJ Smith. Allocation Number 1576.0911. FEC PI £2900.
  • December 2010. NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee. Geochronological underpinning of the crustal, mineralisation and geotectonic evolution of the Solomon Islands arc, SW Pacific. With M.G. Petterson, D.J. Smith, A.D Saunders, J. Naden (BGS), D. Mark (SUERC) & S. Noble (NIGL).  Co-I. £45000.
  • June 2010. NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee. Active and ancient geothermal systems in Tethyan ophiolites as examples of novel solutions for natural CO2 sequestration. With M. Leng (NIGL), A.J. Boyce (SUERC), J. Naden and M. Styles (BGS). PI. £41,290.
  • June 2010. NERC Open CASE studentship. Development of a genetic model for targeting gold mineralisation in the Scottish Dalradian. With D.A. Holwell (University of Leicester), A.J. Boyce and D. Mark (SUERC), C. Rice (University of Aberdeen), and J. Naden and A.G. Gunn (BGS). PI. £71,797 (NERC), £4500 (Scotgold).
  • May 2010.  AMIRA via L'institute De Recherche Pour Le Developpement, Toulouse together with Ghana Education Trus fund and the College of Science and Engineering, University of Leicester. Use of regolith geochemistry to delineate potential gold targets in savanna regions of Ghana. PI. £69666 (IRD and GET), £15000 (CoS&E).
  • March 2008. British Geological Survey. Host rock composition, pH buffering and chalcophile element mobility in magmatic-hydrothermal systems. PI. £33,500. Supplement £3200.
  • June 2007. NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee. Understanding metallogenesis and hydrothermal fluid biogeochemistry in emergent volcanoes—the example of the Milos natural palaeogeothermal laboratory. Co-I. £33,000.
  • November 2006. NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee. Constraining the Bitter Springs Stage Anomaly in Ethiopia. With M. Leng and D. Condon (NIGL), and M. Alene (University of Addis Ababa). PI. £29,000.
  • November 2006. NERC Scientific Services Ion Microprobe facility. Quantifying the release of base metals into hydrothermal ore forming systems. PI. £10,000.
  • November 2005. NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee. Understanding magmatic-hydrothermal systems of an emergent volcano – Savo, Solomon Islands. With A.D. Saunders (Leicester), J. Naden (BGS), M. Petterson (BGS), A.J. Boyce and P. Alexandre (SUERC) and I. Millar (NIGL). PI. £39,000.
  • October 2005. American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. Global ocean oxygenation through geological time from selenium isotopes. PI. £43,000.
  • January 2005. Science Faculty. Fee waiver for PhD Student Simon Jowitt. PI. £6,000.
  • October 2004. British Geological Survey. The geometry and evolution of paleo-fluid-flow and the formation of volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) deposits – the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus. Co-funding of PhD project for Simon Jowitt. PI. £24,000.
  • November 2003. NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee. The Inter-relationship of Sedimentation, Diagenesis, Volcanism and Mineralization at Parys Mountain, Anglesey. PI. £19,400.
  • July 2003. The Royal Society. Unravelling depositional isotope signatures from Neoproterozoic Ethiopian carbonates. Developing World Study Visit. PI. £4,000.
  • March 2002. The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Selenium isotope measurements of black shales. PI. £2,000.
  • April 2001. The Royal Society. Mineralising fluids from basins? PI. £9,000.
  • September 1999. NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory Steering Committee. The mineralogical and hydrothermal evolution of Chaucha porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Ecuador: Why do most prospective porphyry systems fail to attain economic grade? PI. £10,500.
  • June 1999. NERC Scientific Services Ion Microprobe facility. The effect of chemical exchange on closure temperature in isotopic systems. PI. £6,000.

Supervision

Doctoral research students

Amy Stephen. Active and ancient geothermal systems in Tethyan ophiolites as examples of novel solutions for natural CO2 sequestration. NERC CASE with the BGS.

  • Winner of the Sylvester Bradley Award (2013) - prize for best research presentation at the University of Leicester Department of Geology.

Nyree Hill. Development of a genetic model for targeting gold mineralisation in the Scottish Dalradian. NERC Open CASE studentship. Press release 27 Oct 2011 - finding Scotland's next gold mine. Planet Earth article. PhD viva passed July 2014.

  • Winner of peer-prize for poster at BGS BUFI 2012 science festival.

Simon Tapster. Magmatic, structural and tectonic controls on Cu-Au mineralization in the Solomon Islands arc, SW Pacific. (co-supervisor with Mike Petterson). BGS-University of Leicester joint project. PhD viva passed March 2014.

Emmanuel Arhin. Use of regolith geochemistry to delineate potential gold targets in savanna regions of Ghana. AMIRA via L'Institute De Recherche Pour Le Developpement, Toulouse together with the College of Science and Engineering, University of Leicester. PhD viva passed May 2013.

Andrew Shore. Global Oxygenation through Geological Time from Selenium Isotopes. American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund and Department of Geology. PhD viva passed August 2010.

  • Winner of the 'Researchers in Residence Highly Commended Prize' and the 'University of Leicester Press Office Media Prize' at the University of Leicester’s Festival of Postgraduate Research (2008).

Mark Button. Assessment of ecotoxicological effects and human health risks of arsenic contaminated soils. BGS BUFI studentship with the University of Leicester. PhD viva passed July 2009.

Toenail clipping Arsenic into toenails

(click on images for bigger version).

  • Recent paper on As in human toenails identified as a "Hot Article" by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring.

Simon Jowitt. Field, petrological and geochemical constraints on the release of base metals into hydrothermal fluids in Cyprus-type Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) systems: an investigation of the Spilia-Kannavia epidosite zone, Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus. BGS-University of Leicester joint studentship. PhD viva passed January 2009.

  • Winner of the AngloAmerican Mapping prize at the Mineral Deposits Studies Group AGM (2008).

Dan Smith. From slab to sinter: the magmatic-hydrothermal system of Savo Volcano, Solomon Islands. NERC CASE studentship with BGS. PhD viva passed December 2008.

  • Runner up for the University of Leicester’s nomination for the East Midlands Engineering and Science Professionals Masters Prize (2008).
  • Winner of Master Prize for best presentation at the University of Leicester’s Festival of Postgraduate Research (2007).
  • Winner (2007) and runner up (2006) in the Sylvester Bradley Award, - prize for best research presentation at the University of Leicester Department of Geology.

Anna Jones. The inter-relationship of sedimentation, diagenesis, volcanism, silicification and mineralization at Parys Mountain Anglesey, Wales. Co-supervisor with Jan Zalasiewcz. Self-funding (writing up).

Hannah Townley. The Effect of Chemical and Isotopic Exchange on Mica Rb-Sr Closure Temperatures in the Lepontine Alps. NERC CASE award with NIGL. PhD awarded 2001

Some selected recent 4th year (MGeol) projects I have supervised:

2015/2016

Base Metal Associations in Orogenic Gold Deposits, Block 14, Northern Sudan (James Bowen; with Orca Gold inc.).

Understanding the Mato Bula – Da Tambuk Au-rich VMS system in the Arabian-Nubian Shield, Northern Ethiopia (Hugh Graham; with East Africa Metals).

Orogenic gold mineralisation in northwest Portugal: The role of metasediments as a control on location, geochemistry and mineralogy (Anthony D'Angelico, with Medgold Resources).

2014/2015

A new petrographic study of orogenic gold mineralisation in the Castromil prospect, NW Portugal (Cameron Hooper; with Medgold Resources).

Geochemical transition from hypogene to supergene: Orogenic gold mineralisation at Castromil and Serra da Quinta, northern Portugal (Robert Selwyn; with Medgold Resources).

Geochemical and Mineralogical Characterisation, and Ore Genesis of Red-Bed Mineralisation at Gipsy Lane Brick Pit, Leicester (Adam Taylor; with Natural England).

2013/2014

Origin and fluid sources of Kalahari Copperbelt: an in depth study of zones 5 & 6, Khoemacau copper-silver project, Botswana (Grace Sheppard; with Cupric Canyon Capital).

Origin and fluid sources of Kalahari Copperbelt mineralisation, Botswana: Regional variations in mineralogy, isotopic signatures and fluid characteristics at the Khoemacau Cu-Ag Project (Alex Walsh; with Cupric Canyon Capital).

Jasperoid bodies of the Calcare Cavernoso, Southern Tuscany (Amelia Lees; with Medgold Resources).

Metallogeny of Au deposits in southern Tuscany and conformity with structural controls (Stephanie Boffey-Rawlings; with Medgold Resources).

The origin of fluid-deposited graphite in the Aberfeldy SEDEX deposit, Scottish Dalradian (Bradley Staniforth).

2012/2013

Metallurgical Investigation of Ore at Cononish Gold Mine, Scotland (Carl Spence-Jones; with Scotgold Resources).

Developing Vectors To Mineralisation at Guelb Moghrein, Mauritania (Lynsey Bland; with First Quantum Minerals).

Developing genetic models for copper-silver mineralisation in the Kalahari Copperbelt, Botswana: Source and evolution of fluids (Kristen Morgan; with Hana Mining).

Developing exploration models for copper silver mineralisation in the Kalahari Copperbelt, Botswana – Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Structure (Alex Gorman; with Hana Mining). *This project won a poster prize at the January 2013 Mineral Deposits Studies Group meeting.

Characterisation of metabasite occurrences in the Dalradian stratigraphy of NE Northern Ireland: an assessment of PGE potential (Anthony Wong; with Lonmin NI).

Constraining a mineralisation model of the SG Mining, Tsagaan Chuluut gold deposit, Mongolia – A petrographical and geochemical study (William Bond; with Micromine Consulting Services).

2011/2012

Comparison of the Main Vein and NE Extension vein at Beinn Udlaidh and Coire Ghamhnain; Scotgold's gold exploration project, Tyndrum, Scotland (Warren Plewes; with Scotgold Resources).

Petrography and lithogeochemistry of new low-sulphidation deposits in Afar, NE Africa (Alex Singleton; with Stratex International Plc).

2010/2011

Investigation of the characteristics of vein gold mineralisation at Beinn Udlaidh, and its relationship to the Cononish deposit, Scotland (Kat Matthews; with Scotgold Resources).

Developing an exploration guide for the auriferous breccia pipes at Beinn Udlaidh, Scotland (Pat Moore; with Scotgold Resources).

Exploration on the Chirano Shear Zone, Ghana, using whole rock multi-element geochemistry (Mike Roberts; with Kinross Gold Corp.). *This project won a poster prize at the January 2011 Mineral Deposits Studies Group meeting.

Metamorphic and fluid infiltration history of the Tambien Group, Ethiopia (Matt Hodgkinson).

2009/2010

Hot spring sinters in a novel environment: Savo, Solomon Islands (Sophie Fielder) (joint supervision with Mike Petterson & Dan Smith).*This project was awarded a $2000 student research grant from the Hugh E. McKinstry Fund of the SEG (Society of Economic Geologists).

Paragenesis of mineral phases and timing of gold deposition in the Pacococha district, Peru (Stephen Briggs; with Exploration Alliance) (joint supervision with Dave Holwell).

2008/2009

Discriminating between true and false gossans for regional exploration in the Broken Hill Domain, Australia (Ryan Bartlett; with CBH Resources).*This project won the Mineral Deposits Studies Group project prize in 2010.

Origins of mineralising fluids in mesothermal shear zone-related mineralisation of the Chirano gold district, Ghana (Chris Smeathers; with Red Back Mining)

Fluid Evolution in the Lupa Goldfield, Southwest Tanzania (Eleanor Shaw; with Helio Resource Corp.)

Evolution of alteration minerals in the Lupa Goldfield, Southwest Tanzania (Thomas Wright; with Helio Resource Corp.)

Characterisation of gabbroic and skarn units from the Saxby Nickel prospect, NW Queensland, Australia (Matt Timmins; with Anglo American)

2007/2008

Geology and Fluid inclusion study of the Baruun Tal area, Mongolia (Edward Lewis; with Ivanhoe Mines)

2006/2007

Kabatas porphyry copper-gold prospect, Turkey (Richard Siddle; with Dr Nick Badham, Rock Minerals International)

2005/2006

The Yenipazar metamorphosed VMS project, Turkey (Shonny Jackson-Hicks; with Dr Nick Badham, Rock Minerals International). *This project won the Mineral Deposits Studies Group project prize in 2007.

The Durusu Cu-Au porphyry prospect, Turkey (Richard Caine; with Rio Tinto).

2004/2005

Discriminating areas of high- and low-grade gold mineralisation in the Nalunaq Gold Mine (NGM), Southern Greenland (Catherine Jones; with Crew Gold).

2003/2004

Diamond exploration in Lakemont claim, Ontario (Will Slater; with Dr Nick Badham, Rock Minerals International)

Investigation of the Lakemont F-zone PGE prospect, Ontario (Ian Osborne; with Dr Nick Badham, Rock Minerals International)

2002/2003

Geochemistry and Genesis of Charnwood Gold Occurrences (Mike Eddleston).

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