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Meet the Lab Group!

Profile PictureHannah M. Aird, Ph.D.
Hannah Aird is an Assistant Professor in the Geological and Environmental Sciences department, CSU Chico. Hannah’s research and teaching interests are in intrusive igneous petrology, economic geology and the interactions of fluids with rocks. She applies field studies, petrography and geochemical techniques to study how fluids interact with rocks and their role in ore deposit formation.

img_1345Sommer Casady (MS in progress)
Sommer’s M.S. thesis involves the detailed mapping and petrographic characterization of the Golden Dome deposit, Antelope Valley, CA.

Jimmy Matthews (BS in progress)

Jocelyn Bermudez (BS in progress)
Jimmy and Jocelyn are working together to continue the research project started by Ceara Purcell and Nancy DeWitt. Their project involves integrating petrography and EDS analyses to characterize the precious metal-bearing assemblages of the different mineralized zones of the Ann Mason deposit, NV.

Former Lab Members

Andrew Guglielmo (BS in progress)
Andrew’s undergraduate research involved using a combination of petrography and geochemistry to unravel the host rock of the altered rocks at Golden Dome.

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Ceara Purcell (BS 2017)
Ceara’s undergraduate thesis involved integrating petrography, EDS and WDS analyses to characterize the precious metal-bearing assemblages of the different mineralized zones of the Ann Mason deposit, NV.

Nancy De Witt (BS 2017)
Nancy’s undergraduate project involved integrating petrography and EDS analyses to characterize the precious metal-bearing assemblages of the Bn-Cp zone of the Ann Mason deposit, NV.

Andrew Napier (BS 2017)
Andrew’s undergraduate project involved producing a field trip guide to the Coast Range and Klamath Mountain region of northern CA and southern OR. This field guide was tested by the S2017 GEOS 402/403 class and the re-edited version has become a permanent feature of the course.

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