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Professor Peter Treloar

Emeritus Professor


Having retired from Kingston University in 2015 I now hold a position as Emeritus Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology in the School of Engineering. Prior to my retirement I was the Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology at Kingston University. During 25 years at Kingston I have been Course Director for Geology and Course Director for Gemmology and Applied Mineralogy. As a mineralogist I managed the Electron Microscope Unit for many years for the Science (subsequently SEC) Faculty in the University. I have supervised some 20 PhD students and have published 100 papers in the peer reviewed literature. I have served on Council of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland for over 15 years including two spells as Vice President. I am currently the Publications Manager for the Society. I currently mentor young academic staff and support former PhD students in publishing their research.

Areas of specialism

  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Mineral Deposit Geology
  • Mineral Chemistry
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Electron Microbeam Techniques


  • BSc (Hons) Geology. Bristol University
  • PhD Geology. Glasgow University

Professional membership

Fellow: Geological Society of London

Fellow: Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland


Ever since my post-doctoral work at Cambridge University mineral chemistry has underpinned my research in metamorphic petrology and mineral deposit geology. Two years at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare gave me a love of Africa while carrying out fieldwork on some of the oldest rocks on Earth. My research in Africa, and subsequently during a Research Fellowship in the Himalayan Research Unit at Imperial College where I worked in stupendous mountain terrains, was based on detailed fieldwork, structural geology and quantitative studies of metamorphic mineralogy and petrology. Since coming to Kingston research continued in recent mountain belts such as the Himalaya, Andes and Caucasus, Archaean terrains in southern Africa, alkaline complexes in NW Russia and latterly mineral deposit studies in West Africa, East Africa, Greece and Eastern Europe. Before retiring I led an internationally recognised Mineral Deposit Research Group supported by a large number of exploration companies.


Number of items: 3.


Lambert-Smith, James, Rocholl, Alexander, Treloar, Peter and Lawrence, David M. (2016) Discriminating fluid source regions in orogenic gold deposits using B-isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, ISSN (print) 0016-7037 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Book Section

Lawrence, David, Lambert-Smith, James and Treloar, Peter (2016) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Mali. In: Bouabdellah, Mohammed and Slack, John F., (eds.) Mineral deposits of North Africa. Basel, Switzerland : Springer-Verlag. (Mineral Resource Reviews) ISSN (print) 2365-0559 ISBN 9783319317311

Treloar, P. J., Lawrence, D. M., Senghor, D., Boyce, A. and Harbidge, P. (2015) The Massawa gold deposit, Eastern Senegal, West Africa: an orogenic gold deposit sourced from magmatically derived fluids? In: Jenkin, G. R. T. , Lusty, P. A. J. , McDonald, I. , Smith, M. P. , Boyce, A. J. and Wilkinson, J. J., (eds.) Ore deposits in an evolving Earth. London, U.K. : Geological Society of London. pp. 135-160. (Geological Society, London, Special Publications) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 9781862396265

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