Mr Matthew Loader
Postdoctoral Researcher, BHP Zircon ProjectDepartment: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
Phone: +44 20 7942 5341
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.
PhD, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2015
MSci, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2010
Research Assistant, LODE lab, Natural History Museum, Core Research Laboratories, United Kingdom, 2017 - 2017
Research Collaboration betweem Quantum Pacific Exploration and LODE/NHM
Role: Principal investigatorWilkinson JJ
Total value £322,700 (to Museum £322,700)
Dates: 2017 - 2019
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
Second year: Field Geology 3: Scotland
2015 - on going.