Dr Dan Smith

Dan Smith

Lecturer in Applied and Environmental Geology


Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5355
Email: djs40@le.ac.uk


Personal details

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Teaching

  • GL3035 Advanced Mineral Deposits
  • GL3057 UK Field Course (Cornwall)
  • GL3050 Environmental Geoscience
  • GL4009 Mineral Economics

Publications

Tapster S, Condon DJ, Naden J, Noble SR, Petterson MG, Roberts NMW, Saunders AD, Smith DJ (2016) Rapid thermal rejuvenation of high-crystallinity magma linked to porphyry copper deposit formation; evidence from the Koloula Porphyry Prospect, Solomon Islands. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS, 442, pp. 206-217

10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.046 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/37818

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, pp. 18-24 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.09.026

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, pp. 18-24 10.1016/j.mineng.2015.09.026 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/33240

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. MINERAL RESOURCES IN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD, VOLS 1-5, pp. 1415-1418 ISBN13: 978-2-85555-066-4

Stephen AL, Jenkin GRT, Styles MT, Smith DJ, Naden J, Boyce AJ, Leng MJ, Millar IL (2013) Tracing carbon: Natural mineral carbonation and the incorporation of atmospheric vs. Recycled CO2. Energy Procedia, 37, pp. 5897-5904 10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.515

Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Petterson MG, Naden J, Fielder S, Toba T, Chenery SRN (2011) Unusual mixed silica-carbonate deposits from magmatic-hydrothermal hot springs, Savo, Solomon Islands. Journal of the Geological Society, 168 (6), pp. 1297-1310 10.1144/0016-76492011-003 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/25871

Petterson MG, Haldane MI, Smith DJ, Billy D, Jordan NJ (2011) Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Gallego Volcanic Field, Solomon Islands, SW Pacific and geotectonic implications. Lithos, 125 (3-4), pp. 915-927 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.05.008 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/20535

Jones DG, Lister TR, Smith DJ, West JM, Coombs P, Gadalia A, Brach M, Annunziatellis A, Lombardi S (2011) In Salah gas CO 2 storage JIP: Surface gas and biological monitoring. Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 3566-3573 10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.285 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/20878

Smith DJ, Noy DJ, Holloway S, Chadwick RA (2011) The impact of boundary conditions on CO 2 storage capacity estimation in Aquifers. Energy Procedia, 4, pp. 4828-4834 10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.449 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/20879

Tapster S, Petterson MG, Jenkin GRT, Saunders AD, Smith DJ, Naden J (2011) Preliminary petrogenetic and geodynamic controls on magmatic-hydrothermal Cu and Au mineralisation of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. LET'S TALK ORE DEPOSITS, VOLS I AND II, pp. 73-75 ISBN13: 978-956-287-329-1

Smith D, Jenkin G, Naden J (2010) Finding solomon's gold?. Planet Earth, (SPRING), pp. 10-11

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 (01-Feb), pp. 35-49 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.04.011 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/27019

Smith DJ, Petterson MG, Saunders AD, Millar IL, Jenkin GRT, Toba T, Naden J, Cook JM (2009) The petrogenesis of sodic island arc magmas at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 158 (6), pp. 785-801 10.1007/s00410-009-0410-9 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/27537

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. DIGGING DEEPER, VOLS 1 AND 2, pp. 663-666

Smith DJ, Jenkin GRT, Naden J, Petterson MG (2006) Origin of fluids in the shallow geothermal environment of Savo, Solomon Islands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70, pp. 598 10.1016/j.gca.2006.06.1111 http://hdl.handle.net/2381/27257

Smith D, Jenkin GRT, Petterson , Saunders , Naden J (0) Fractionation of a hydrous arc magma: the origin of adakitic and alkaline signatures at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine, 75 (3), pp. 1772-1978

Smith D, Jenkin GRT, Boyce AJ, Naden J, Petterson MG (0) Origin of fluids in the shallow geothermal environment of Savo, Solomon Islands. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 (18), pp. A598

Research

Research group: Volcanoes, Tectonics and Mineral Resources

My research interests include:

  • Hydrothermal ore deposit formation including epithermal Au and porphyry Cu-Au-Mo
  • water-rock reaction
  • sinter and travertine formation; igneous processes in island arcs
  • the geology of the Solomon Islands
  • active volcanic and hydrothermal systems
  • carbon capture and storage

Grants

  • Dr D Smith (30%) Tellurium and Selenium Cycling and Supply, From: 1/6/2015 - To: 31/5/2019, funded by NERC (NAT. ENVIRONMENT RES COUN) (NE/M010848/1), Sum Awarded: £764134
  • Dr D Smith (40%) Processes governing semi-metal - PGE linkage in crustal magmatic systems:, From: 1/9/2013 - To: 30/6/2014, funded by NERC (NE/L002191/1), Sum Awarded: £64009
  • Dr D Smith (100%) Extending the amphibole sponge - the metasomatism of clinopyroxene in arcs, From: 1/8/2011 - To: 31/12/2012, funded by NERC (NAT. ENVIRONMENT RES COUN) (NE/J004472/1), Sum Awarded: £45245

Funding

  • £3,300,000 (total value including industrial in-kind contributions; £2.4M at 80% FEC RCUK contribution) NERC grant for the project "Tellurium and Selenium Cycling and Supply" (TeaSe). This project is part of the Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme. Principal Investigator. Grant no. NE/M010848/1.
  • £80,011 Catalyst Grant from NERC under the Security of Supply of Minerals . Project title "Processes governing semi-metal - PGE linkage in crustal magmatic systems: opportunities for discovery and recovery" (Principal Investigator; grant no. NE/L002191/1).
  • £45,425 New Investigator Grant from NERC for the project "Extending the amphibole sponge: the metasomatism of clinopyroxene in arcs" (Principal Investigator, grant no. NE/J004472/1).
  • £45,000 award from NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee in 2010 for geochronology of igneous units in the Solomon Islands to constrain geotectonic evolution. Co-investigator; principal investigator Prof MG Petterson (grant no. IP/1212/1110).
  • $2000 from the Society of Economic Geologists Student Research Grants for my undergraduate research student (Sophie Fielder) for analytical costs (2009).
  • £36,700 from the BGS for a six month Research Associate position (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, a prize for best research presentation at the University of Leicester Department of Geology.
  • $3135 in 2006, and $3000 in 2005 from the Society of Economic Geologists Student Research Grants for assistance with fieldwork expenses.
  • £400 from the Geochemical Society for attendance at the 16th Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference in Melbourne (2006).
  • £1500 from the BGS Roberts’ Skills fund for travel expenses to the CODES Volcanology and Mineralisation in Volcanic Terrains course 2006.
  • £38,000 award from NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee for isotope analyses of fresh and hydrothermally altered rocks, and fluids from Savo volcano in 2005. Principal investigator Dr GRT Jenkin (grant no. IP/889/1105).

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