Dr Adrian Finch

Dr Adrian Finch

Dr Adrian finch

 

Name

 

Adrian Finch

Position

Reader

Work Phone

01334 462384

Email

aaf1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Website

https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/adrian-anthony-finch%288dae5144-fd13-4159-b233-d8d9a9ab6ec5%29.html

Expertise

  • Geochemistry
  • Crystallography
  • Materials chemistry
  • Luminescence of materials
  • Rare elements
  • Alkaline magnetism

Categories

Further Info

My research interests include the mobility of rare elements such as niobium, zirconium and rare earths associated with alkaline magmatism. I have studied a variety of alkaline and peralkaline igneous rocks including syenite, nepheline syenite, lujavrite and carbonatite. My work has sought to understand more fully the mechanisms by which rare metals, such as rare earth elements, become concentrated in magmas, and how late-stage post-crystallisation processes modify and mobilise elements. This work involves studies of the mobility of high field-strength elements such as zirconium, hafnium, niobium and tantalum. I have consulted for a number of Exploration Geology companies interested in the petrology and petrogenesis of alkaline rocks and rare elements. During 2007, I was Vice President of the Mineralogical Society of the Great Britain and Ireland