A plethora of projects, presentations, posters and prizes for Geology students

Posted by vm64 at Feb 25, 2011 04:55 PM |
Leicester Applied Geology students continue getting awards at a national minerals meeting.
A plethora of projects, presentations, posters and prizes for Geology students

Adam Jones giving the corporate presentation for Empire Mining at the conference.

Staff, current and former students of our Department of Geology attended the annual meeting of the Mineral Deposits Studies Group (MDSG) in full force, with more attendees than any other delegation.

Following last year’s success, when Leicester graduate Ryan Bartlett (MGeol Applied and Environmental Geology, 2009) won the project prize for the best undergraduate project in the UK, Leicester students continued to impress the judges with their high quality work.

Mike Roberts (fourth year student) was awarded the Anglo American Best Undergraduate Student Poster Award for 'Mineral exploration using whole rock multi-element geochemistry on the Chirano Shear Zone, Ghana, West Africa' based on his current fourth year project (supervised by Dr Gawen Jenkin).

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Sarah Clay with Dr Dave Holwell, Leicester lecturer in Applied and Environmental Geology, at Anglo Platinum's Mogolakwena mine in South Africa - the largest open pit platinum mine in the world.

Sarah Clay (graduated 2010) was jointly awarded the MDSG Project Prize for the best undergraduate project on a mineral deposit-related topic in the UK for her fourth year project on 'The genesis of magmatic Ni-Cu sulphide deposits in Siberia: The role of crustal contamination' (supervised by Dr Marc Reichow and Professor Andy Saunders).

Adam Jones (third year student) received an honourable mention from Dr Mike Harris of Rio Tinto for the excellent corporate presentation he gave on behalf of Empire Mining, where he served his work experience over the summer vacation.

During their course, students of Applied and Environmental Geology enjoy a valuable work experience in the industry, which takes them all over the world and reflects in their work and further career progress.

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