Metallogenesis of Cobalt-bearing Mineralisation in the English Lake District

Project: Research

Project Details


Key aims are to identify and characterise Cobalt (and other ECE) mineralogy across the Lake District region, building an understanding of the mineralisation and the source(s) of Cobalt. This will be used to build a regional scale metallogenetic model for Cobalt in these '5-Element-Type' systems, followed by a comparative study with a database of global cobalt mineralogical occurrences to establish defined cobalt forming models with applicability to mineral exploration.

Key findings

Updated mineralogical paragenetic sequences for Scar Crags and Dale Head North, two cobalt-bearing localities in the Lake District. Ongoing work to follow.
Effective start/end date24/09/191/07/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy