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 William Smith

William Smith

Research student, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email
smithwd1@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
2.28, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Overview


  • Magmatic and hydromagmatic ore deposits

  • Igneous petrology

  • Geochemistry

  • U-Pb zircon geochronology

Research

Research interests

My research deals with better understanding the formation of magmatic and hydromagmatic ore deposits for the effective exploration target. This research combines field geology, petrology, geochemistry, and isotopic geochemistry to evaluate processes contributing to the formation of ore bodies. My current work focusses on magmatic sulphide deposits in northeast Canada and the Busheld Complex and granite-related polymetallic lode systems.

Thesis

Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Prospectivity in the Labrador Trough, Northern Quebec, Canada

My PhD focusses on evaluating the prospectivity of the Montagnais Sill Complex in northern Québec, Canada for magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide deposits. My aim is to investigate the petrogenesis of sulphide-bearing mafic-ultramafic sills by evaluating current prospective ore targets delineated by CASE partner, Northern Shield Resources. I will do this through silicate and sulphide petrography, whole-rock and PGE geochemistry, and lead and sulphur isotope geochemistry.

Funding source

NERC GW4+ DTP

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