GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
The 2014 Outstanding Student Poster (OSP) Award is awarded to Mark Stacey for the poster/PICO entitled:
Critical metal exploration at the lost gardar intrusion paatusoq south east Greenland (Stacey, M.; Finch, A. A.; Hughes, J. W.; Christiansen, O.)
Mark Stacey is a recent M. Geol (Hons) graduate from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews. He was supervised by Dr Adrian Finch (University of St Andrews) and co-supervised by Joshua Hughes (NunaMinerals A/S). The research presented at EGU 2014 outlined the results of a manuscript titled ‘The petrology, petrogenesis and critical metal potential of the Paatusoq region, South East Greenland’ prepared as an integral part of his undergraduate course.
The study investigated the degree of interaction of potentially critical metal bearing, late stage fluids with a syenite intrusion of the Southern Gardar rift, Greenland. Two petrological indicators for critical metal bearing fluid interaction; feldspar cathodoluminescence and the halide geochemistry of biotites were utilised. The results provide a petrogenetic basis for future investigation at a time when the Southern Gardar rift is the focus of critical metal exploration.
Mark is currently on placement with a junior exploration company in Northern Finland and aspires to a career in the rare earth industry.