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Yr Athro Thomas Blenkinsop

Yr Athro Thomas Blenkinsop

Professor in Earth Science

Ysgol Gwyddorau’r Ddaear a’r Môr

Email:
blenkinsopt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0232
Location:
2.22A, Main Building
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Interests

  • Structural Geology
  • hydrothermal mineral deposits
  • Faults, fluid flow and brecciation
  • Surfaces processes and tectonics

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  • Professor, Earth Sciences - School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK (2013 – present)
  • Senior Lecturer – Professor - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Australia (2002-2013)
  • Director of the Economic Geology Research Unit- James Cook University, Australia (2011-2012)
  • Lecturer–Professor - University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe (1989-2002)
  • Principal Investigator - University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A. (1988-1989)
  • Research Assistant - Keele University, University of Liverpool. (1982-1987)
  • PhD - Keele University, (1982-1987
  • M.Sc. - Imperial College, London University (1981-1982
  • B.A. - Oxford University (1976-1979)

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I am interested in deformation processes in the Earth at all scales, especially in the upper crust, and their relation to the formation of hydrothermal mineral deposits.

Fracturing, fluid flow, and brecciation are critical in these environments. I am also interested in the relationship between tectonics and surface processes in rifts and continental interiors. In many of these topics, techniques based on fractal geometry are important tools.

  • Mineral deposits
  • Structural Geology
  • Copper mineralization in Mount Isa, Australia
  • Archean Tectonics

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Jennifer Ellis

Ms Jennifer Ellis

Research student

Jamie Price

Mr Jamie Price

Research student

Structural Geology for Exploration and Mining

My ressearch in hydrothermal mineralization is highly relevant to the exploration and mining industry. Exploration can be directed more efficiently, and resources estimated more accurately if structural controls on mineralization are understood.

This has lead to work in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, West Africa, and southern Africa, mainly through consultancies to mining companies including Newmont Asia Pacific, Angold Ashanti, Highlands Paciifc, Rio Tinto, Ozminerals, Glencor, and Zimplats.

Training

Teaching courses on structural geology for exploration and mining has been a signficant part of these industry relationships. Structural geology is a rapdly advancing discipline, and many of the latest ideas have important ramifications for exploration, which are built into these courses.

In 2019, a new MOOC from Cardiff University will take some of these ideas to a wider audience.

The final stages of a textbook are in preparation, which will be a new look at structural geology at an intermediate to advanced undergraduate/postgraduate level, with coathors Steve Wojtal adnd Basil Tikoff.