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Joel Andersson Joel Andersson

I am an Ore Geologist from northern Sweden with a strong passion for geological structures and the link between mountain-building processes and ore formation. Sport climbing is my major interest, and it allows me to experience rocks from another perspective in life. To me, the best thing about being a geologist is spending a lot of time in nature and being carried away in fascination.

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Leslie Logan Leslie Logan

I am an ore geologist and nature enthusiast. I currently study the geologic story behind how billion-year-old tectonic processes controlled the concentration of copper, gold, and iron in what is now northern Sweden. It is my job to increase geologic awareness for anyone and everyone who cares about the future of our planet.

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Iris van der Werf Iris van der Werf

Hello all, my name is Iris van der Werf and I am a doctoral student at Luleå University of Technology. My research topic is iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) related cobalt occurrence in the Kiskamavaara area in northern Norrbotten. This subject allows me to roam the beautiful nature of north Sweden while doing something useful for society, which is a win win situation for me! If I’m not hunting for ores I still like to go out for a good hike or to go horse riding. When the weather is not suitable for going out, I also like to practice my dancing or read a good book. During the course I will be the moderator and you will see me at the end of every week to recap what you have learned.

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Ervin Csaba Veress Ervin Csaba Veress

Hello! I am a geologist and doctoral student at Luleå University of Technology. I believe that knowing the geological history of the Earth helps us to have a better understanding of how to explore and exploit ore deposits sustainably. Therefore through my educational background in geology and geometallurgy, I aim to help to improve the way mineral resources are managed. In my current research, I am studying the Kiruna mining district in northern Sweden, focusing on bridging geological and geophysical interpretations. Outside the office, I continue staying connected with nature and I can certainly say that life is better on the slopes so during winter I spend most of my time skiing. In the summertime, I like to hike and enjoy the landscapes of northern Sweden.

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