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Prof Ben Williamson

Associate Professor in Applied Mineralogy


Telephone: 01326 371856

Ben Williamson is an Associate Professor in Applied Mineralogy, a lecturer in mineral deposits geology, metamorphic petrology and environmental geology, and a researcher in porphyry copper, tin-tungsten and pegmatite-hosted deposits and environmental mineralogy. 


PhD Geology (Granite petrology), 1991 (University of London)
BSc (Hons) Geology, 1988 (University of London)

Member of the Mineralogical Society
Member of the Mineral Deposits Studies Group


  • 2007 - present: University of Exeter - Camborne School of Mines - Lecturer, Senior Lecturer then Associate Professor in Applied Mineralogy.
  • 2004 - 2007: The Natural History Museum, London - Electron Microscopist/Researcher.
  • 2000 - 2004: The Natural History Museum, London - Head of Environmental Assessment Programme of the EU-FP5 MinUrals Contract.
  • 1998 - 2000: University of Bristol - Scientific Coordinator of the European Union Geochemical Facility.
  • 1994 - 1998: The Natural History Museum, London - Researcher/IT Manager for the Department of Mineralogy.
  • 1991 - 1993: Service company Geologist for Amoco (Mauritania), Hunt (Yemen) and Agip/Elf (Congo).