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.