Kallie Stone – BSc Hon. student, Memorial University
Niua South, Tofua volcanic arc hydrothermal system
Kallie is calculating chemical mass balances and depositional efficiencies of metals in seafloor massive sulfide deposits at the Niua South crater-hosted hydrothermal system in the Lau Basin. She uses specialized MATLAB code to derive discharge rates from footage of submarine hydrothermal vents, to better understand the rates of formation of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits.
Kallie started working on her BSc Hon. thesis under supervision of John Jamieson at Memorial University of Newfoundland in September 2020. She was already able to gather valuable experience in the field and lab, working as a student geologist at Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, Portugal Cove, NL, as well as assisting graduate students’ research in microthermometry in Karem Azmy’s lab at MUN.