People – Ore Geology

Dr Iain Pitcairn, Senior lecturer, docent
Phone: +46 (0)8 674 78 38
Room: R431

My research focuses on the formation and distribution of ore deposits. A key focus is on the sources of metals and fluids responsible for ore formation. I use geochemical and isotopic analyses of rocks and minerals to identify source areas of fluids and metals, quantify the element mobility that has occurred, and trace the movement of the metal-rich fluids to the site of precipitation.
Dr Curt Broman, Research engineer fluid inclusion lab

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 47 46
Room: R405

My work focuses on studies of fluid inclusions in minerals with the purpose to obtain information on the fluids and processes that have been active in different geological formations. The analytical work on fluid inclusions has been applied to a wide spectrum of geological issues that include everything from ore geological investigations, metamorphic and magmatic processes, to studies of the importance of fluid inclusions for the preservation of fossilized microorganisms.

Clifford Patten, PhD student

Phone: +46 (0)8 16 47 37
Room: R417

My project is entitled “Behaviour of Au, As, Sb, Se and Te during the hydrothermal alteration of the oceanic crust”.  During the hydrothermal alteration of the oceanic crust extensive chemical exchanges occur between the crust and seawater. Hydrothermal fluids eventually vent metals leached from the crust onto the seafloor as Volcanic Massive Sulphide (VMS) deposits some of which can be enriched in Au, As, Sb, Se and Te. Understanding the behaviour of these elements during hydrothermal alteration can provide great insights into the formation of Au-rich VMS deposits.

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