Victoria Honour

Victoria Honour now works as an Energy Innovation Programme Manager at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, after graduating with a PhD from Cambridge in volcanology.

Old bio: My research interests lie at the interface between igneous petrology and economic application.  I am looking at ‘Late-stage magmatic liquids and ore deposits’, which incorporates aspects of petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, experimental petrology and fieldwork.

My current focus is on the movement of immiscible Fe- and Si-rich fluid phases through a crystal mush, a process which has significant implications for ore-bearing layered intrusions. I study a range of natural examples from north-east England dykes to the Kilauea Iki lava lake to understand the evolution of silicate liquid immiscibility. The aim is to apply new understanding of high-temperature emulsions to the Skaergaard Intrusion and the Upper Zone of the Bushveld Complex.