Simon Jowitt

Associate Professor of Economic Geology
Expertise: Tectonics, Mining, Mineral Deposits, Mineral Economics, Global Metal Resources, Magma

Biography

Simon Jowitt is an expert the use of geochemistry to unravel geological processes, igneous petrology, mineral exploration, and global tectonics.

His research specialties include mining, mineral deposits, magma, and global metal resources. He also focuses on mineral economics and the “economic” side of economic geology.

Jowitt has published more than 70 scientific papers to date, including in the publications Ore Geology Reviews, the Journal of Petrology, Lithos, and Economic Geology. He has also been called upon by media to discuss mining operations all over the world.

Education

  • Ph.D., Geology, University of Leicester
  • M.Sc., Mining Geology, University of Exeter
  • B.Sc., Geology, University of Edinburgh

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Outsider
August 12, 2022
Las Vegas has been hit with yet more flooding after heavy rains caused water to rush into casinos and hotel lobbies in late July. Now, the rains are back, and the iconic Las Vegas Strip is once again left underwater.
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July 29, 2022
The Las Vegas strip was hit with flash floods following thunderstorms and heavy rain showers on Thursday night
New York Post
July 29, 2022
Airports, parking lots, and the entire Las Vegas Strip, which houses some of the world’s most famous casinos and hotels, were flooded Thursday night.
CBC
June 25, 2022
Making the most of already mined elements can help meet future demand while reducing carbon emissions

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People | May 1, 2017

This economic geologist talks about being in a state where the mining industry thrives and about the difficulty of getting his 6-foot 4-inch frame into a running helicopter on rough ground.