Eva Marquis

Eva MarquisTeaching Fellow and Research Associate in Mineral Resources and Applied Geology

Direct Contact:
: +44 (0)116 252 5314
E: em448@leicester.ac.uk

Research Interests

My research interests is in the peterogenesis of critical metal ore deposits associated with a range of igneous rocks, from mafic/ultramafic Ni-Cu-PGE to alkaline/peralkaline REE deposits. The aim of this research is to better understand how critical metals, those with high economic importance and high risk to supply, are concentrated in natural systems. These data can be used to better inform exploration targeting and increase extraction efficiency to enable the sustainable development of critical metal deposits.


Critical Metals, Sustainable Resource Extraction, Rare Earth Elements, Petrogenesis, Alkaline to Peralkaline Igneous Rocks, Supergene Ore Deposits.

PhD project link: https://www.bgs.ac.uk/sosRare/about.html


  • GL1104: Natural Resources and the Environment
  • GL2106: Introductory Mineral Deposits – Reflected Light Microscopy Practical Course

Scientific Publications

  • Estrade G, Marquis E, Smith M, Goodenough K, Nason P (2019) REE concentration processes in ion adsorption deposits: Evidence from the Ambohimirahavavy alkaline complex in Madagascar. Ore Geology Reviews, 112, 103027. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.103027.

Popular Science Publications

  • Smith MP, Marquis E, Wall F (2018) Feature: The Jekyll and Hyde of rare earths. Materials World, July 2018, pp. 49-51.

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