School of Earth and Environment

David Warburton

Research Assistant

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Room: 9.160


May 2015 - Current: An MSc qualified geologist with an interest in geochemistry/isotope geochemistry in relation to mineral resources. Currently working in the stable isotope labs (C, O and S) within SEE.

Oct 2012 - Sept 2013: Geologist, York Potash/Sirius Minerals - Office and field geologist during the exploration phase of an extensive polyhalite (fertiliser) deposit in North Yorkshire, England.


Sept 2013 - Sept 2014: MSc (Res) Isotope Geochemistry, University of Leeds

"To investigate the genesis of polyhalite and it's connection to Z2 Zechstein basin evolution in the NW sector of the Southern North Sea basin" - The geochemical and petrographical study utilised recently acquired core material, focusing on the Sulphate Sulphur, Sulphate Oxygen, 87Sr/86Sr and D/H ratios of polyhalite.

2009 - 2012: BSc Geological Science 1st Class (Hons), University of Leeds


Cohen Geochemistry Group

Fellow of the Geological Society

Research Interests

Geochemistry, Isotope Geochemistry, Mineralisation


  • Murphy PJ; Warburton D (2013) A lower palaeozoic inlier in wharfedale, North Yorkshire, UK, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 59, pp.173-176. doi: 10.1144/pygs2013-326