I’ve been lucky enough visit warmer climes in pursuit of some excellent geology. I did my six-week undergraduate mapping project on the Greek island of Syros – a metamorphic paradise! The Cyclades is a happy hunting ground for me, having also visited the metamorphic complex on Naxos and the volcanic caldera of Santorini as part of undergraduate fieldwork. Perhaps my favourite undergraduate experience was studying the ultramafic cumulates of the Troodos Mountains, an ophiolite complex in Cyprus; however, this has now been trumped by my PhD sampling mission to the Lesser Antilles.
Follow the links below (or above in the navigation panel) to find out a bit more about the geology of these places.