Dr. Anja Slim - Honours Projects

Title Analogue modelling of magmatic ore formation

Supervisor: Anja Slim
Field of Study: Geological fluid dynamics

Over 50% of the world’s nickel and 96% of the world’s platinum are found in magmatic sulphide deposits, which form from droplets of sulphide-rich liquid that develop in magma and concentrate in particular locations. Finding new resources for these valuable metals requires understanding the fluid dynamical processes involved in the evolution, transport and deposition of these droplets in a crystallising magma. Analogue experiments are a powerful tool for developing this understanding by allowing detailed visualisation and analysis in the lab. This project would create and analyse analogue systems for a range of relevant processes.

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