Dr Matt Loader

Dr Matthew Loader

Postdoctoral Researcher, QPX

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Economic and Environmental Earth Sciences
Phone: +44 20 7942 5341

Summary

My research focuses on the processes involved in the generation and evolution of arc magmas, as revealed by their mineral and melt geochemistry, and the implications of these processes on the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits. I am currently working on the 'Fertility Fingerprints' project, funded by Quantum Pacific Exploration (QPX). This project, which will run for 2-3 years, focuses on the mineral chemistry of key phases within porphyry Cu deposits, with the aim of developing them as tools for exploration.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2015

MSci, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2010

Employment history

Academic

Research Assistant, LODE lab, Natural History Museum, Core Research Laboratories, United Kingdom, 2017 - 2017

Publications

Loader ML (null) Mineral Indicators of Porphyry Cu Fertility. PhD Thesis.

Loader MA, Wilkinson JJ, Armstrong RN (2017) The effect of titanite crystallisation on Eu and Ce anomalies in zircon and its implications for the assessment of porphyry Cu deposit fertility. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 472 : 107 - 119. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.010

Courses taught

Second year: Field Geology 3: Scotland
2015 - on going.

Introduction

Summary

My research focuses on the processes involved in the generation and evolution of arc magmas, as revealed by their mineral and melt geochemistry, and the implications of these processes on the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits. I am currently working on the 'Fertility Fingerprints' project, funded by Quantum Pacific Exploration (QPX). This project, which will run for 2-3 years, focuses on the mineral chemistry of key phases within porphyry Cu deposits, with the aim of developing them as tools for exploration.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2015

MSci, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2010

Employment history

Academic

Research Assistant, LODE lab, Natural History Museum, Core Research Laboratories, United Kingdom, 2017 - 2017

Publications

Publications

Loader ML (null) Mineral Indicators of Porphyry Cu Fertility. PhD Thesis.

Loader MA, Wilkinson JJ, Armstrong RN (2017) The effect of titanite crystallisation on Eu and Ce anomalies in zircon and its implications for the assessment of porphyry Cu deposit fertility. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 472 : 107 - 119. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.010

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Second year: Field Geology 3: Scotland
2015 - on going.