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Victoria C. Honour

Victoria C. Honour

Research Student

Igneous petrology

Downing Street

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 33441


2015 - Present: PhD candidate in Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge (Jesus College), UK.

2014 - 2015: MSc Mining Geology, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK.

2010 - 2014: MEarthSc, University of Oxford (University College), UK.

Research Interests

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 and experimental petrology. 

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.  The aim is to apply new understanding of high-temperature emulsions to the Skaergaard Intrusion and the Upper Zone of the Bushveld Complex.

Research Supervision

Professor Marian Holness

Dr Jens Andersen

Dr Madeleine Humphreys

Prof Troels Nielsen 


  • Textural development in crystal mush
  • Layered intrusions
  • Igneous petrology
  • Economic geology
  • Ore mineralisation and paragenesis
  • Liquid immiscibility

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