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Research Projects

The department produces a variety of research activities, often collaborating with scientists from around the world.

Take a look at the topics in geology that we find exciting:

Minerals & Gems

Meteorites

  • Chondritic meteorites and the early history of the earth
  • Silicate inclusions in iron meteorites
  • The significance of enstatite-bearing chondritic and achondritic meteorites

Mineral Deposits

  • Chlorine in biotite and amphibole of the Black Rock Forest
  • The chemistry of magmas trapped in crystals
  • How much chlorine dissolves in magmas?
  • The nature of tin deposits
  • Making oceanic crust at mid-ocean ridges

Petrology