The LODE Laboratory

Development and commercial application of LA-ICP-MS analysis of minerals for exploration in porphyry-epithermal systems (Funded by Quantum Pacific Exploration, Anglo American and Rio Tinto)

Current PhD Projects

Simon Kocher

Controls on the distribution of Mo and other elements at the Bingham Cu-Mo-Au porphyry deposit, Utah (ESE Departmental Bursary, Rio Tinto)

Robert Sievwright

Developing magnetite as a petrogenetic indicator in arc magmas to interpret processes conducive for forming porphyru copper deposits (Imperial College London President's Scholarship)

Carmen Pinto

Controls on enrichment of REE at the Serra Verde deposit, Brazil (Serra Verde Mining)

Lisa Hart

Element mobility during propylitic alteration in porphyry ore systems: a case study of the Oyu Tolgoi deposits, Mongolia (ESE Departmental Bursary, Rio Tinto)

James Davey

Brines and base metals: Are the basin brines of the world’s largest repository of copper and cobalt, the Central African Copperbelt, anomalously metal enriched? (NERC SPITFIRE DTP with University of Southampton and Rio Tinto)

Emily Brugge

Titanite occurrence and chemistry as a monitor of melt redox state, magmatic fertility and hydrothermal alteration in porphyry ore systems (NERC Industrial CASE award and Rio Tinto)

Recent PhD Projects

William Brownscombe

Geology of the Sakatti Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, Finland (Anglo American)

Jacob Longridge

Controls on clay mineral and gold distribution at Cerro Corona, Peru (NERC Industrial CASE, Gold Fields)

Adam Pacey

The origin of propylitic alteration in magmatic‐hydrothermal systems (AMIRA P1060 consortium of companies)

Matthew Loader

Mineral indicators of porphyry copper fertility (Rio Tinto)

Edward Spencer

Controls on the distribution of Mo in porphyry ore deposits

Steve Hollis

Mineralization potential of the Tyrone Igneous Complex

Antony Burnham

Zircon as a probe of the oxygen fugacity of magmas

Victoria Vry

Geological and hydrothermal fluid evolution at El Teniente, Chile

Ian Cope

Geology of the Pic de Fon iron ore deposit, Republic of Guinea (NERC Connect B)

Clara Buckroyd

Development of the 213nm UV laser ablation ICP-MS technique for fluid inclusion microanalysis and application to contrasting magmatic-hydrothermal systems

Barry Stoffell

Metal transport and deposition in hydrothermal fluids (Albert Julius Bursary)

John Chapman

Iron isotopes in hydrothermal ore-forming systems (NERC-CASE)

Current MSci Projects

Ryan Atkar – Trace element and base metal enrichments associated with stratiform pyrite above the Navan Deep ore lens, Ireland

George Fry – Temporal geochemical trends in the arc magmas of Central Chile: Insights from magnetite trace element chemistry

Jack Morgan – Sulphide chemistry as a vector to mineralization, Kansanshi Mine, Zambia

William Murray – Chlorite and epidote chemistry: Vectoring towards mineralisation, Efemcukuru, Turkey

Gabriel Westaway-Heaven – Chromite chemistry as an exploration tool for Ni-Cu-PGE deposits

Recent MSci Students

Matthew Irwin

Behaviour of REE in the Kansanshi Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Zambia

James Jeary

Origin of the Serra Verde ion adsorption REE deposit, Brazil

Luke Neal

Spectral characterisation and analysis of propylitic alteration minerals

Olivia Chant-Tuft

Origin of SWEX-S mineralization at the Navan Zn-Pn deposit, Ireland (with Boliden Tara Mines)

Harry Fisher

Epidote and chlorite chemistry in the Lagalochan alteration system, Scotland

Angus Fitzpayne

Fractionation of Tl isotopes in porphyry systems

Kate Jillings

Origin of the hangingwall breccias at the Sakatti Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Finland (with Anglo American)

Raphael Pesquidos

Chalcophile element mobility in subduction zone metamorphism

Fred White

PGE in the Sentinel deposit, Zambia (with First Quantum Minerals)


Jo Taylor
Mike Treloar
Thomas Mulqueen
Eloise Haman
Robin Bridge
Laura Crisp
Patrick Goodarzi
Michael Hayes
Iain Stobbs
Sarah Hayes
Humphrey Knight
Carmen Pinto
Natalie Staffurth
Katie Vowles
Melanie Kinchington
Christine Smith
Louisa Stokes
Jessica Wright
Mark Sanders
Simon Tapster
Chris Boulter
Alex Middleton