Geological Survey Ireland was
delighted to welcome the students of the Camborne School of Mines (University
of Exeter) at their new facilities in Citywest, Co Dublin, on Tuesday, 5
April 2022. This visit was part of a 10-day tour of Ireland led by Dr
Declan Vogt for the students of the Masters in Mining Geology. In the
morning, the group learned about the highly technical work carried out by
Geological Survey Ireland. Firstly, Eoin McGrath, Minerals Programme,
spoke about the mines and minerals of Ireland and their importance in the
current economic and environmental climate. This was followed by Dr Jim
Hodgson, Tellus, who gave a detailed account of how the Tellus Programme
collects data and the wide range of applications in which they can be
used. After lunch, John Güven, from iCRAG, focused on occurrences of lead
and zinc in Irish geology and in particular his experience in Lisheen
Mine. The group had many questions and appreciated the opportunity to
interact with specialists.
Photos: Jim Hodgson - Tellus (top right), Eoin McGrath - Minerals (bottom left), John Güven - iCRAG (bottom right).