Congratulations to year 1 MS student Jackie Drazan for presenting their poster at the annual Institute of Lake Superior Geology conference May 15-16, 2018 in Iron Mountain, Michigan! You can read more about their research here: http://flash.lakeheadu.ca/~pnhollin/ILSGVolumes/2018%20ILSG%20Program%20and%20Abstracts.pdf
We are currently recruiting for summer and fall undergraduate researchers!
Interested in sedimentology and geochemistry? Read the article here: https://scse.d.umn.edu/earth-environmental-sciences-department/news/rock-paradox to learn more about our recent research.
Interested in petrology and geochemistry of volcanic rocks? You can read more about these topics in our 2016 Terra Nova paper on amygdaloidal pillow basalt “Micro‐scale silicon isotope heterogeneity observed in hydrothermal quartz precipitates from the >3.7 Ga Isua Greenstone Belt, SW Greenland”: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ter.12192 or our new GCA paper “Development of a mixed seawater-hydrothermal fluid geochemical signature during alteration of volcanic rocks in the Archean (∼2.7 Ga) Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada”: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703718301017
UMD undergraduate students Anthony Wetzel and Kendall Johnson just completed their 2017-18 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Projects (UROPs) and presented their research at the UROP Showcase. You can read more about their research here in the article highlighting their work.
We are excited to have graduate student Jackie Drazan join the lab! Jackie will be pursuing an MS working on a project that involves combined element and isotope geochemistry of silicified volcanic rocks and associated exhalites.
Undergraduate Earth and Environmental Sciences major Stephen Hanson has been working since January 2016 to characterize the mineralogy and textures of several samples of ~1.9 Ga chemical sedimentary rocks called iron formation from the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota. The goal of such a project is to identify and distinguish primary minerals from secondary ones via their textural relationships in order to better understand the geochemical conditions under which the original sediment that now makes up the iron formation was deposited. Understanding iron formation genesis has implications for constraining the geochemistry of the early Paleoproterozoic ocean, a time when early life was radiating and evolving, and levels of oxygen-sensitive elements in the oceans were likely changing. He will be presenting the results of this work as a poster at the upcoming UROP Showcase, Nov. 15th, from 11 – 11:30 am in the Kirby Rafters! Congratulations to all of his hard work this year!
Undergraduate Earth and Environmental Sciences major, Stephen Hanson, will be presenting his research from this year at the UROP Showcase, November 15, 2016.