Thomas Ver Hoeve

MSc Geological Sciences

EOS-Main 305
graduate

Zircon as a recorder of magmatic evolution in layered mafic intrusions

Layered mafic intrusions occur in the Earth's crust on all continents spanning geologic time. Many of these igneous bodies are host to the most crucial known deposits of platinum group elements (PGE), chromium, and vanadium. The tiny accessory mineral zircon (ZrSiO4) can be recovered from these intrusions and reveal the history of the magmas from which they crystallized. The trace-element contents of zircon provide a geochemical fingerprint of their magmas, detailing the the evolution of melt chemistry, temperatures of crystallization, oxidation state, and more.

Teaching Assistantships

EOSC 220 - Introductory Mineralogy (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015)

EOSC 322 - Metamorphic Petrology (Spring 2014, 2015)

M.Sc. Candidate, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2013-Present. (Advisors: Dr. James Scoates and Dr. Dominique Weis)

B.Sc. Honours Geological Sciences, University of British Columbia, 2013.

Presentations

Ver Hoeve TJ, Wall CJ, Amini M, Weis D, Scoates JS, Trace element variations in zircon from the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Poster to be presented at: Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, October 19-22 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

Ver Hoeve TJ, Wall CJ, Amini M, Weis D, Scoates JS, Trace element variations by LA-ICP-MS in pristine and metamict zircon from late-stage granophyres in the Stillwater Complex. Poster presented at: European Workshop on Laser Ablation, July 8-11 2014, London, UK.

Ver Hoeve TJ, Wall CJ, Amini M, Weis D, Scoates JS, Trace element mobility in metamict and altered zircon from late-stage granophyres of the Stillwater Complex. Poster presented at: Goldschmidt, June 8-13 2014, Sacremento, CA, USA.

Ver Hoeve TJ, Wall CJ, Amini M, Scoates JS, In situ trace element systematics of zircon by laser ablation-ICP-MS: a new tool for evaluating closed-system behaviour and element mobility with application to the Stillwater Complex. Poster presented at: AME-BC Mineral Exploration Roundup, January 27-30 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada.