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Mr Jamie Kelly Msci Geology

Postgraduate research student (INSPIRE)

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Mr Jamie Kelly is a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2014-2018 – MSci Geology with first class honours, University Of Southampton

MSci thesis title: Characterization of the King North volcanic massive sulphide deposit, Yilgarn Craton, Australia

Research interests

  • Mineralization processes
  • Hydrothermal circulation and alteration
  • Mineral chemistry

Side interests:

  • Archaean rocks and onset of subduction tectonics

Research project: Development of reliable geochemical proxies to distinguish significantly mineralized sedimentary basins

My primary research interests lie in the processes and controls on mineral deposit formation. In particular, I am focusing on the application of mineral chemistry in detecting mineral systems at depth. Increasing demand for copper by industry and its use in renewable technologies requires further exploration and the identification of new deposits not readily exposed at the surface.

Owing to my MSci project, I am interested in both sedimentary systems and volcanic systems. Additionally, due to the age of the rocks studied, I have an interest in the events within the Archaean eon, especially the onset of subduction tectonics.

Supervisors: Steve RobertsRichard Herrington (NHM), Jamie Wilkinson (NHM), Rex Taylor

Research group


Affiliate research group

Geology and Geophysics

Research project(s)

Improved mineral exploration and exploitation strategies

Active member of Southampton society for economic geology student chapter

Mr Jamie Kelly
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom

Room Number NNN: NOCS/566/05

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