Dr Dan Smith

Dan Smith

Lecturer in Applied and Environmental Geology

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Direct contact:
T: 0116 252 5355
E: djs40@le.ac.uk

Research Group: Volcanoes, Tectonics and Mineral Resources

Research Interests

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.

Four Recent Publications

  • Smith D.J. 2014. Clinopyroxene precursors to amphibole sponge in arc crust. Nature Communications, 5, Article number:4329 doi:10.1038/ncomms5329, Click here for online version
  • Smith, D.J, Jenkin, G.R.T., Petterson, M.G, Naden, J., Fielder, S., Toba, T., Chenery, S.R. 2011. Unusual mixed silica-carbonate deposits from magmatic-hydrothermal hot springs, Savo, Solomon Islands. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 168:1297-1310.
  • Smith, D.J., Jenkin, G.R.T., Naden, J., Boyce, A.J., Petterson, M.G., Toba, T., Darling, W.G., Taylor, H. and Millar, I.L., 2010b. Anomalous alkaline sulphate fluids produced in a magmatic hydrothermal system - Savo, Solomon Islands. Chemical Geology, 275(1-2): 35–49.
  • Smith, D.J., Petterson, M.G., Saunders, A.D., Millar, I.L., Jenkin, G.R.T., Toba, T., Naden, J. and Cook, J.M., 2009b. The petrogenesis of sodic island arc magmas at Savo volcano, Solomon Islands. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 158(6): 785–801.


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

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