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 90 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.
- Ph.D., Geology, University of Leicester
- M.Sc., Mining Geology, University of Exeter
- B.Sc., Geology, University of Edinburgh
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