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(University of St Andrews, 2020-07-29) - ThesisThis thesis examines the luminescence and mineral physics of Rare Earth Element (REE) bearing minerals as a precursor to developing smart sorting tools for critical metals used in low-carbon technologies. I characterise ...
Alteration and fluid flow associated with sediment-hosted stratiform copper mineralisation in the 1.1 Ga Midcontinent Rift System, USA (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-01) - ThesisThe White Pine Cu-Ag deposit is one of the World’s largest examples of a sediment- hosted copper (SHC) mineral system, with a pre-mining resource of >10 Mt of Cu metal. The deposit is located on the southern shore of ...
Rapid climate change in the glacial North Atlantic : new insights from geochemical records of temperature, CO₂, redox and circulation (University of St Andrews, 2021-12-01) - ThesisRapid climate change events of the last glacial period are a prime example of the climate system’s ability to flip quickly between different states. These are associated with abrupt shifts in temperature, productivity and ...
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(University of St Andrews, 2020-12-01) - ThesisThe Southern Ocean is widely thought to play an important role in atmospheric CO₂ change over glacial-interglacial cycles. It has been suggested that as the region that ventilates the majority of the world’s carbon-rich ...