Marko Holma

Project Researcher
Cosmic-ray muography, geoscience, mining, mineral exploration, economic geology

University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute

Marko Holma

I’m a multidisciplinary exploration geologist with over 20 years of experience in geoscience with a particular interest in (1) mineral deposit geology and exploration for precious and base metals, (2) exploration technology and techniques, and, more recently (3) cosmic-ray muography (a novel method to see through gigantic solid objects).

I’m a passionate follower of multiple geological disciplines from micro- to planetary-scale and interested in technological development and the new practical applications that will follow. I’m good at organising and motivating teams and connecting people. My greatest interests lie in understanding the processes that govern the spatial and temporal emplacement of ore deposits in different geodynamic settings and geological realms.

Research interests

  • Geology
  • Mineral exploration
  • Mining
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Muography
  • Planetology
  • Groundwater
  • Geothermal energy

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