Prosper Nude

University of GhanaGhana

Prosper M. NUDE had his university education from the University of Ghana and Utah State University where he was a visiting PhD student. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Ghana in 2006. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Earth Science, University of Ghana. Dr Nude’s specialization is in petrology, field geology and geological mapping. His general interests are in the application of geochemistry to petrologic problems. His current research efforts are on Precambrian orogen, on the eastern margin of the West African craton; this entails data from igneous, metamorphic geology, geochemistry and structural geology. He has published extensively on this area and recently confirmed the occurrence of carbonatites in the Dahomeyides of southeastern Ghana, a lithology that has been included in the new geological map (2010 edition) of Ghana. Dr Nude has previously worked at Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as a research geologist, and with several mineral exploration companies in West Africa as exploration geologist for which his interest in geochemical exploration of precious minerals, industrial minerals and rocks still constitute part of his research programmes and activities. He has travelled extensively on geological mapping and research work programmes in NW USA in the Snake River Plains, Bloominton, Manafee and Wasatch Formations, and in also in the Dahomeyides and Birirmian in the West African sub-region.

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