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

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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