The ore group's research focuses on the mineralogy, formation processes and sustainable processing of useful minerals in Earth's crust.
The finite availability of mineral resources underpins our quality of life. The ore group is addressing the financial, social and environmental impacts of mineral resource exploitation.
Studying mineralogy in a spatial and temporal context allows us to interpret the magmatic, hydrothermal and low temperature geological processes responsible for mineral formation.
Our science focuses on two main themes:
A research programme studying the geological and mineralogical diversity of nickel laterite deposits.
A centre for research into the geodynamics and metallogenesis of the former Soviet Union (FSU) and neighbouring territories.
A collaborative initiative with the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.