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Research overview

My research focuses on the formation of critical metal deposits by focusing on magmatic-hydrothermal tin deposits. To begin to understand magmatic-hydrothermal systems I will utilise a combination of high-precision (ID-TIMS) and high-spatial resolution (LA-ICPMS) U-Pb geochronological techniques to date the magmatic system, as well as novel techniques to directly date the tin ore (cassiterite) itself. Using field relationships, geochemistry and geochronology, I hope to unravel the magmatic-hydrothermal history of two areas that host world class tin deposits, in the Cornubian ore field (SW England) and the Bushveld Complex (South Africa).