Katrin Steinthorsdottir

MSc Geological Sciences


I study the formation and preservation of the minerals brucite and awaruite in serpentinite at the Baptiste Deposit and the surrounding Decar area, central British Columbia. Brucite is the primary mineral that can be used to sequester carbon dioxide. Awaruite is an economically attractive nickel alloy that could be mined for electric car batteries.

Knowing the minerals distribution, abundances and correlation can help make carbon neutral or carbon negative nickel mining possible.