- Research Associate
Evie Burton graduated from Glasgow University with a Bsc (Hons) in Earth Science. Evie gained experience in mineral exploration in Australia, Scandinavia and Scotland, before joining iCRAG under the supervision of Prof. Murray Hitzman.
Increasing research into mineral deposits allows for more informed decision making within mining, which ultimately leads to an increase in both economic and environmental sustainability within the industry. The principal objective of the project is to generate data required for the discovery of new mineral deposits in Ireland and analogous deposits elsewhere in the world.
The primary focus is on the following:
(1) Navan Zn-Pb Deposit: Utilising geochemical techniques applied to mineral chemistry and isotopic systems to aid in understand of the deposit genesis along with identification of potential ranking tools for exploration.
(2) Lisheen-Galmoy Deposits: Linking geochemistry with current work producing 3-D models for theses deposits, this research will continue to define principal structural and stratigraphic controls on mineralization and the history of fluid flow and mineralization within the region. These models will become even more powerful when combined with data generated elsewhere in the Rathdowney Trend.
(3) Mineral chemistry applied to exploration targeting: This project aims to classify mineralogy and chemical signatures to understand basin fertility and fingerprint processes linked with mineralization. This will include, but is not limited to, mineral chemistry to understand productive systems in the Central African Copper Belt, chert and barite chemistry to understand fluid chemistry related to deposits in the Irish ore field and broader geochemical alteration studies to identify mineralizing fluid events in ore systems.
- Specialist Staff
- Earth Resources
- Mineral Exploration