Dr Jamie Wilkinson

Dr Jamie Wilkinson

Research Leader

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Economic and Environmental Earth Sciences
Contact: email
Phone: +44 207 9425000 5334
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Specialisms

cathodoluminescence, fluid inclusions, fluids, geochemistry, hydrothermal geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, laser ablation, microthermometry, mineral chemistry, mineral exploration, mineralisation, mineralogy, ore deposits

Summary

My research focuses on understanding the geochemistry of hydrothermal systems, in particular how metals are transported and deposited to form ore deposits, and developing geochemical tools for mineral exploration. Current research areas include: ■ Metal transport and controls of fertility in porphyry ore deposits ■ Mineral chemistry of hydrothermal alteration and exploration applications ■ Use of transition metal isotopes (Zn Cu, Fe) for tracing metal sources, flow pathways and depositional mechanisms ■ Development of laser ablation ICPMS for the determination of metals in fluid inclusions ■ Geochemistry of sediment-hosted ore systems ■ Geochemistry of epithermal ore fluids ■ Genesis of high grade iron ore deposits

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 1986 - 1989

BA, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1983 - 1986

Employment history

Academic

Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania, CODES, School of Earth Sciences, Australia, 2012 - ongoing

Reader, Imperial College London, Earth Science and Engineering, United Kingdom, 1990 - ongoing

Visiting Research Professor, University of Tasmania, CODES, School of Earth Sciences, Australia, 2008 - 2010

Publications

. , Jenkin GRT, Lusty PAJ, McDonald I, Smith MP, Boyce AJ, Wilkinson JJ (2015) Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth. Geological Society of London. London. 333

Wilkinson JJ (2014) Sediment-hosted zinc-lead mineralization: Processes and Perspectives. , Holland HD, Turekian KK, Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits., pp. 219 - 249. Elsevier. Oxford.

Wilkinson JJ (2013) Triggers for the formation of porphyry ore deposits in magmatic arcs. NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 6 (11): 917 - 925. doi: 10.1038/NGEO1940

Wilkinson JJ, Simmons SF, Stoffell B (2013) How metalliferous brines line Mexican epithermal veins with silver. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 3 doi: 10.1038/srep02057

Laird JS, Wilkinson J, Ryan C, Bettiol A (2011) Hyper-spectral ionoluminescence system for minerals and fluid inclusions. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS, 269 (20): 2244 - 2250. doi: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.02.033

Wilkinson JJ, Crowther HL, Coles BJ (2011) Chemical mass transfer during hydrothermal alteration of carbonates: Controls of seafloor subsidence, sedimentation and Zn-Pb mineralization in the Irish Carboniferous. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 289 : 55 - 75. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.07.008

Wilkinson JJ (2010) A Review of Fluid Inclusion Constraints on Mineralization in the Irish Ore Field and Implications for the Genesis of Sediment-Hosted Zn-Pb Deposits. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 105 (2): 417 - 442. doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.105.2.417

Vry VH, Wilkinson JJ, Seguel J, Millan J (2010) Multistage Intrusion, Brecciation, and Veining at El Teniente, Evolution of a Nested Porphyry System. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 105 (1): 119 - 153. doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.105.1.119

Kelley KD, Wilkinson JJ, Chapman JB, Crowther HL, Weiss DJ (2009) ZINC ISOTOPES IN SPHALERITE FROM BASE METAL DEPOSITS IN THE RED DOG DISTRICT, NORTHERN ALASKA. Economic Geology, 104 (6): 767 - 773. doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.104.6.767

Barrie CD, Boyce AJ, Boyle AP, Williams PJ, Blake K, Wilkinson JJ, Lowther M, McDermott P, Prior DJ (2009) On the growth of colloform textures: a case study of sphalerite from the Galmoy ore body, Ireland. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 166 (3): 563 - 582. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492008-080

Wilkinson JJ, Stoffell B, Wilkinson CC, Jeffries TE, Appold MS (2009) Anomalously Metal-Rich Fluids Form Hydrothermal Ore Deposits. SCIENCE, 323 (5915): 764 - 767. doi: 10.1126/science.1164436

Stoffell B, Appold MS, Wilkinson JJ, McClean NA, Jeffries TE (2008) Geochemistry and Evolution of Mississippi Valley-Type Mineralizing Brines from the Tri-State and Northern Arkansas Districts Determined by LA-ICP-MS Microanalysis of Fluid Inclusions. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 103 (7): 1411 - 1435. doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.103.7.1411

Cope IL, Wilkinson JJ, Boyce AJ, Chapman JB, Herrington RJ, Harris CJ (2008) Genesis of the Pic de Fon Iron Oxide Deposit, Simandou Range, Republic of Guinea, West Africa. , Hagemann S, Rosière C, Gutzmer J, Beukes NJ, Banded Iron Formation-Related High-Grade Iron Ore.. Society of Economic Geologists. Littleton, CO, USA.

Weiss DJ, Rausch N, Mason TFD, Coles BJ, Wilkinson JJ, Ukonmaanaho L, Arnold T, Nieminen TM (2007) Atmospheric deposition and isotope biogeochemistry of zinc in ombrotrophic peat. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 71 (14): 3498 - 3517. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2007.04.026

Buchholz P, Oberthuer T, Lueders V, Wilkinson J (2007) Multistage Au-As-Sb mineralization and crustal-scale fluid evolution in the Kwekwe district, Midlands greenstone belt, Zimbabwe: A combined geochemical, mineralogical, stable isotope, and fluid inclusion study. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 102 (3): 347 - 378. doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.102.3.347

Chapman JB, Mason TFD, Weiss DJ, Coles BJ, Wilkinson JJ (2006) Chemical separation and isotopic variations of Cu and Zn from five geological reference materials. GEOSTANDARDS AND GEOANALYTICAL RESEARCH, 30 (1): 5 - 16. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2006.tb00907.x

Mason TFD, Weiss DJ, Chapman JB, Wilkinson JJ, Tessalina SG, Spiro B, Horstwood MSA, Spratt J, Coles BJ (2005) Zn and Cu isotopic variability in the Alexandrinka volcanic-hosted massive sulphide (VHMS) ore deposit, Urals, Russia. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 221 : 170 - 187. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.04.011

Wilkinson JJ, Everett CE, Boyce AJ, Gleeson SA, Rye DM (2005) Intracratonic crustal seawater circulation and the genesis of subseafloor zinc-lead mineralization in the Irish orefield. GEOLOGY, 33 (10): 805 - 808. doi: 10.1130/G21740.1

Wilkinson JJ, Weiss DJ, Mason TFD, Coles BJ (2005) Zinc isotope variation in hydrothermal systems: Preliminary evidence from the Irish Midlands ore field. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 100 (3): 583 - 590. doi: 10.2113/100.3.583

Wilkinson JJ, Eyre SL, Boyce AJ (2005) Ore-forming processes in Irish-type carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb deposits: Evidence from mineralogy, chemistry, and isotopic composition of sulfides at the Lisheen mine. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, 100 (1): 63 - 86. doi: 10.2113/100.1.0063

Rowe AJ, Wilkinson JJ, Coles BJ, Morgan JV (2004) Chicxulub: Testing for post-impact hydrothermal input into the Tertiary ocean. METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE, 39 (7): 1223 - 1231. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2004.tb01138.x

Stoffell B, Wilkinson JJ, Jeffries TE (2004) Metal transport and deposition in hydrothermal veins revealed by 213nm UV laser ablation microanailysis of single fluid inclusions. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, 304 (6): 533 - 557. doi: 10.2475/ajs.304.6.533

Wilkinson JJ (2003) On diagenesis, dolomitisation and mineralisation in the Irish Zn-Pb orefield. MINERALIUM DEPOSITA, 38 (8): 968 - 983. doi: 10.1007/s00126-003-0387-7

Wilkinson JJ, Boyce AJ, Everett CE, Lee MJ (2003) Timing and depth of mineralization in the Irish Zn-Pb orefield. , Kelly , G J, Andrew , J C, Ashton , H J, Boland , B M, Earls , G , Fusciardi , L , Stanley , G , Europe's Major Base Metal Deposits., pp. 483 - 497. Irish Association for Economic Geology. Dublin.

Wilkinson JJ, Lee MJ (2003) Cementation, hydrothermal alteration, and Zn-Pb mineralization of carbonate breccias in the Irish Midlands: Textural evidence from the Cooleen zone, near Silvermines, County Tipperary - A reply. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY AND THE BULLETIN OF THE SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS, 98 (1): 194 - 198. doi: 10.2113/98.1.194

Williamson BJ, Wilkinson JJ, Luckham PF, Stanley CJ (2002) Formation of coagulated colloidal silica in high-temperature mineralizing fluids. Mineralogical Magazine, 66 (4): 547 - 553. doi: 10.1180/0026461026640048

Lee MJ, Wilkinson JJ (2002) Cementation, hydrothermal alteration, and Zn-Pb mineralization of carbonate breccias in the Irish Midlands: Yextural evidence from the Cooleen zone, near Silvermines, County Tipperary. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY AND THE BULLETIN OF THE SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS, 97 (3): 653 - 662. doi: 10.2113/97.3.653

Gutzmer J, Pack A, Luders V, Wilkinson JJ, Beukes NJ, van Niekerk HS (2001) Formation of jasper and andradite during low-temperature hydrothermal seafloor metamorphism, Ongeluk Formation, South Africa. CONTRIBUTIONS TO MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY, 142 (1): 27 - 42. doi: 10.1007/s004100100270

Gleeson SA, Wilkinson JJ, Stuart FM, Banks DA (2001) The origin and evolution of base metal mineralising brines and hydrothermal fluids, South Cornwall, UK. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 65 (13): 2067 - 2079. doi: 10.1016/S0016-7037(01)00579-8

Trude KJ, Wilkinson JJ (2001) A mineralogical and fluid inclusion study of the Harberton Bridge Fe-Zn-Pb deposit, County Kildare, Ireland. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 158 (1): 37 - 46. doi: 10.1144/jgs.158.1.37

Wilkinson JJ (2001) Fluid inclusions in hydrothermal ore deposits. LITHOS, 55 : 229 - 272. doi: 10.1016/S0024-4937(00)00047-5

Wilkinson JJ, Earls G (2000) A high-temperature hydrothermal origin for black dolomite matrix breccias in the Irish Zn-Pb orefield. MINERALOGICAL MAGAZINE, 64 (6): 1017 - 1036. doi: 10.1180/002646100550029

Parnell J, Earls G, Wilkinson JJ, Hutton DHW, Boyce AJ, Fallick AE, Ellam RM, Gleeson SA, Moles NR, Carey PF, Legg I (2000) Regional fluid flow and gold mineralization in the Dalradian of the Sperrin Mountains, northern Ireland. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY AND THE BULLETIN OF THE SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS, 95 (7): 1389 - 1416. doi: 10.2113/95.7.1389

Cole A, Wilkinson JJ, Halls C, Serenko TJ (2000) Geological characteristics, tectonic setting and preliminary interpretations of the Jilau gold-quartz vein deposit, Tajikistan. MINERALIUM DEPOSITA, 35 (7): 600 - 618. doi: 10.1007/s001260050266

Gleeson SA, Wilkinson JJ, Shaw HF, Herrington RJ (2000) Post-magmatic hydrothermal circulation and the origin of base metal mineralization, Cornwall, UK. JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 157 (3): 589 - 600. doi: 10.1144/jgs.157.3.589

Wilkinson JJ, Earls G (2000) A high temperature hydrothermal origin for dolomite matrix breccias in the Irish Zn-Pb orefield. Mineralogical Magazine, 64 : 1077 - 1096.

Hopkinson L, Roberts S, Herrington R, Wilkinson J (1999) The nature of crystalline silica from the TAG submarine hydrothermal mound, 26°N Mid Atlantic Ridge. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 137 (4): 342 - 350. doi: 10.1007/s004100050554

Gleeson SA, Wilkinson JJ, Boyce AJ, Fallick AE, Stuart FM (1999) The occurrence and wider implications of anomalously low delta D fluids in quartz veins, South Cornwall, England. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 160 : 161 - 173. doi: 10.1016/S0009-2541(99)00052-2

Wilkinson JJ, Boyce AJ, Earls G, Fallick AE (1999) Gold remobilization by low-temperature brines: Evidence from the Curraghinalt gold deposit, Northern Ireland. ECONOMIC GEOLOGY AND THE BULLETIN OF THE SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS, 94 (2): 289 - 296. doi: 10.2113/gsecongeo.94.2.289

. , McCaffrey KJW, Lonergan L, Wilkinson JJ (1999) Fractures, Fluid Flow and Mineralisation. Geological Society of London Special Publication no. 155.

Everett C, Wilkinson JJ, Rye DM (1999) Fracture-controlled fluid flow in the Lower Palaeozoic basement rocks of Ireland: Implications for the formation of Irish-type Zn-Pb deposits. , McCaffrey KJW, Lonergan L, Wilkinson JJ, Fractures, fluid flow and mineralization., pp. 247 - 276.

Lonergan L, Wilkinson JJ, McCaffrey KJW (1999) Fractures, Fluid Flow and Mineralisation: An Introduction. , McCaffrey KJW, Lonergan L, Wilkinson JJ, Fractures, Fluid Flow and Mineralisation., pp. 1 - 6.

Hopkinson L, Roberts S, Herrington R, Wilkinson J (1998) Self-organization of submarine hydrothermal siliceous deposits: Evidence from the TAG hydrothermal mound, 26°N Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Geology, 26 (4): 347 - 347. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1998)026<0347:SOOSHS>2.3.CO;2

Wilkinson JJ, Lonergan L, Fairs T, Herrington RJ (1998) Fluid inclusion constraints on conditions and timing of hydrocarbon migration and quartz cementation in Brent Group reservoir sandstones, Columba Terrace, northern North Sea. , Parnell J, Dating and duration of fluid flow and fluid-rock interaction., pp. 69 - 89. Geological Society of London. London.

Williamson BJ, Stanley CJ, Wilkinson JJ (1997) Implications from inclusions in topaz for greisenisation and mineralisation in the Hensbarrow topaz granite, Cornwall, England. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 127 : 119 - 128. doi: 10.1007/s004100050269

Williamson BJ, Stanley CJ, Wilkinson JJ (1997) Evidence from mineral inclusions in topaz for greisenisation and mineralisation in the Hensbarrow Granite, St. Austell, U.K. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 127 : 119 - 128.

Wilkinson JJ, Nolan J, Rankin AH (1996) Silicothermal fluid: A novel medium for mass transport in the lithosphere. GEOLOGY, 24 (12): 1059 - 1062. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1996)024<1059:SFANMF>2.3.CO;2

Wilkinson JJ, Johnston JD (1996) Pressure fluctuations, phase separation, and gold precipitation during seismic fracture propagation. GEOLOGY, 24 (5): 395 - 398. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1996)024<0395:PFPSAG>2.3.CO;2

WILKINSON JJ, JENKIN GRT, FALLICK AE, FOSTER RP (1995) OXYGEN AND HYDROGEN ISOTOPIC EVOLUTION OF VARISCAN CRUSTAL FLUIDS, SOUTH CORNWALL, UK. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 123 : 239 - 254. doi: 10.1016/0009-2541(95)00053-O

COLES BJ, GLEESON SA, WILKINSON JJ, RAMSEY MH (1995) IMPROVED DETECTION LIMITS FOR TRANSIENT SIGNAL ANALYSIS OF FLUID INCLUSIONS BY INDUCTIVELY-COUPLED PLASMA-ATOMIC EMISSION-SPECTROMETRY USING CORRELATED BACKGROUND CORRECTION. ANALYST, 120 (5): 1421 - 1425. doi: 10.1039/an9952001421

WILKINSON JJ (1994) A new system for high-magnification thermometric studies of fluid inclusions in diagenetic minerals. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH SECTION A-SEDIMENTARY PETROLOGY AND PROCESSES, 64 (3): 701 - 703.

WILKINSON JJ, RANKIN AH, MULSHAW SC, NOLAN J, RAMSEY MH (1994) LASER ABLATION-ICP-AES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF METALS IN FLUID INCLUSIONS - AN APPLICATION TO THE STUDY OF MAGMATIC ORE FLUIDS. GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 58 (3): 1133 - 1146. doi: 10.1016/0016-7037(94)90577-0

Harvey M, Stewart S, Wilkinson J, Ruffell A, Shail R (1994) Tectonic evolution of the Plymouth Bay Basin. Proceedings of the Ussher Society, 8 : 271 - 278.

Shail R, Wilkinson JJ (1994) Late- to post-Variscan extensional tectonics in South Cornwall. Proceedings of the Ussher Society, 8 : 262 - 270.

Herrington RJ, Wilkinson JJ (1993) Colloidal gold and silica in mesothermal vein systems. Geology, 21 (6): 539 - 539. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1993)021<0539:CGASIM>2.3.CO;2

RAMSEY MH, COLES BJ, WILKINSON JJ, RANKIN AH (1992) SINGLE FLUID INCLUSION ANALYSIS BY LASER ABLATION INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA ATOMIC EMISSION-SPECTROMETRY - QUANTIFICATION AND VALIDATION. JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY, 7 (4): 587 - 593. doi: 10.1039/ja9920700587

Wilkinson JJ (1991) Volatile production during contact metamorphism: the role of organic matter in pelites. Journal of the Geological Society London, 148 : 731 - 736.

Wilkinson JJ (1990) The role of metamorphic fluids in the evolution of the Cornubian orefield: Fluid inclusion evidence from south Cornwall. Mineralogical Magazine, 54 : 219 - 230.

Wilkinson JJ, Knight RW (1989) Palynological evidence from the Porthleven area, south Cornwall: implications for Devonian stratigraphy and Hercynian tectonic evolution. Journal of the Geological Society London, 146 : 739 - 742.

Cooke DR, Hollings P, Wilkinson JJ, Tosdal RM (-1) Geochemistry of Porphyry Deposits. , Holland HD, Turekian KK, Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits., pp. 357 - 381. Elsevier. Oxford.

Highlighted publications

Wilkinson JJ (2013) Triggers for the formation of porphyry ore deposits in magmatic arcs. NATURE GEOSCIENCE, 6 (11): 917 - 925. doi: 10.1038/NGEO1940

Wilkinson JJ, Simmons SF, Stoffell B (2013) How metalliferous brines line Mexican epithermal veins with silver. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 3 doi: 10.1038/srep02057

Wilkinson JJ, Crowther HL, Coles BJ (2011) Chemical mass transfer during hydrothermal alteration of carbonates: Controls of seafloor subsidence, sedimentation and Zn-Pb mineralization in the Irish Carboniferous. CHEMICAL GEOLOGY, 289 : 55 - 75. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.07.008

Wilkinson JJ, Stoffell B, Wilkinson CC, Jeffries TE, Appold MS (2009) Anomalously Metal-Rich Fluids Form Hydrothermal Ore Deposits. SCIENCE, 323 (5915): 764 - 767. doi: 10.1126/science.1164436

Wilkinson JJ, Everett CE, Boyce AJ, Gleeson SA, Rye DM (2005) Intracratonic crustal seawater circulation and the genesis of subseafloor zinc-lead mineralization in the Irish orefield. GEOLOGY, 33 (10): 805 - 808. doi: 10.1130/G21740.1