Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Postgraduate



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I am a NERC SSCP PhD Research Student based in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum. My research aims to understand the magmatic processes that are conducive towards the generation of giant porphyry copper ore deposits. The occurrence of porphyry copper deposits is restricted to narrow spatiotemporal windows in arc evolution, and is associated with distinctive trace element igneous geochemistry. The magmatic processes that drive this remain ambiguous. Through interrogating the chemical inventory of igneous minerals, my PhD project aims to better understand why specific arc segments have a predisposition to form such deposits. 



Nathwani C, Loader M, Wilkinson J, et al., 2020, Multi-stage arc magma evolution recorded by apatite in volcanic rocks, Geology (boulder), Vol:48, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:323-327

Gaudet M, Kopylova M, Muntener C, et al., Geology of the Renard 65 kimberlite pipe, Québec, Canada, Mineralogy and Petrology, ISSN:0930-0708

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