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Dr James Lambert-Smith

Dr James Lambert-Smith

Lecturer in Exploration and Resource Geology

+44 (0)29 2087 4323
2.31C, Y Prif Adeilad, Plas y Parc, Caerdydd, CF10 3AT
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  • Metallogenesis
  • Mineral deposits
  • Hydrothermal fluids
  • Mineralogy
  • Tourmaline


  • 2017-present: Lecturer in Exploration and Resource Geology – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
  • 2014-2017: Lecturer in Applied Geology and Metamorphic Petrology – School of Natural and Built Environments, Kingston University
  • 20110-2014: PhD – Kingston University and Randgold Resources
  • 2005 - 2009: MSci Geology – University of Southampton

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

  • Fellow of The Geological Society
  • Member of the Mineralogical Society
  • Member of the Society of Economic Geologists

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

  • 2014-2017: Lecturer in Applied Geology, Kingston University

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

  • Tourmaline 2017 – Czech Republic (2017)
  • Metallogenesis, Tectonics & Surface Evolution of West African Craton (WAXI Meeting) – Dakar, Senegal (2015)
  • Society of Economic Geologists Annual Conference (2012, 2014)
  • Mineral Deposit Studies Group Meeting (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)






I am interested in all aspects of hydrothermal mineral deposit genesis, with a focus on orogenic gold deposits. In particular, my research involves establishing the processes which lead to the concentration of gold in economic quantities, and the sources and character of the hydrothermal fluids that facilitate these processes. I am also interested in structural controls on the location and size of ore deposits, as well as developing new tools for mineral deposit exploration.

I address these topics through field studies, textural and chemical analysis of minerals, and investigation of the composition and original temperature and pressure of ancient gold-bearing hydrothermal fluids entrapped in mineral grains. I also use stable isotope geochemistry of minerals associated with ore (e.g. tourmaline, dolomite, pyrite) to explore the sources of hydrothermal fluids, and by proxy, sources of gold.


Goruchwyliaeth gyfredol

Charles Routleff

Research student