The EEGL at Goldschmidt 2021

Interested in learning more about our recent research? We’ll be presenting our work at this year’s virtual Goldschmidt conference from 4–9 July, 2021. Nina Zeyen et al., Mineral carbonation at Venetia and Gahcho Kué diamond mines: characterization of the highly reactive clay fraction. Session 7mO2, Tuesday, 6 July 9:00–9:10 AM MDT, Room 3. Baolin Wang …

Congratulations to Jie Cheng on completing her Honours thesis!

Congratulations to Jie Cheng for finishing her Honours thesis! Jie produced a stratigraphic cross section of Milne Lake, South Australia using quantitative mineralogical and crystal chemical data. Milne Lake is a rare lake that precipitates Holocene magnesite and very high magnesium calcite (“disordered dolomite”). Jie will be starting a Master’s degree in Earth and Environmental …

Congratulations to Maija Raudsepp, 2018 MSA Kraus Grant awardee!

Even more good news from the EEGL: Maija Raudsepp has been awarded the 2018 Mineralogical Society of America Grant from the Edward H. Kraus Crystallographic Research Fund. This is an internationally competitive grant that is awarded once annually. The Kraus Grant supports research by early career scientists working in the field of mineralogical crystallography, encompassing mineralogy, …

Congratulations to Connor Turvey on the completion of his Ph.D. and on taking up a postdoctoral fellowship!

Congratulations to Connor Turvey on completing his Ph.D. in carbon mineralization and stable carbon, oxygen and magnesium isotope geochemistry of hydrotalcite supergroup minerals! Awesome work, Connor! Further congrats on the Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at The University of British Columbia. Best wishes for success in your PDF!

Congratulations to Al Tait, Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow!

Congratulations to Alastair Tait, who is now a Commonwealth Rutherford Fellow at the University of Stirling! He is now searching for stony meteorites on Mars. This is wonderful news and very well deserved! All the best for the next exciting chapter of your career in combining in geomicrobiology and meteoritics, Al!

Welcome to Maija Raudsepp!

Welcome to Dr. Maija Raudsepp who has joined the EEGL team a as Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Maija is a geomicrobiologist who is working on the biogeochemistry of sediments in hypersaline lakes. She has a wealth of experience studying how microorganisms cycle sulfur, iron and methane in sedimentary environments, including in the deep subsurface via an …