Professor Emmanuel Arhin researches regolith science to identify mineral anomalies that leads to the discovery of mineral deposits. He has classified the regolith materials into four schemes referred to as FRED Scheme that used globally in the mapping of regolith dominated terrains. Additionally, he has established the nexus between geology and health, which is helping to identify the route sources of many non communicable diseases. He is a Professor of Applied Geology and has worked fifteen (15) years as full time worker with mining and mineral exploration companies in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Mauritania including gold in Ghana, manganese and gold in Burkina Faso and copper and gold in Mauritania and over sixteen years as an Academia. Professor Arhin’s expertise in the regolith constraining easy to detect gold anomalies in the surface environment has led him to apply biogeochemical techniques where he uses termite mounds and parts of deep rooted trees as samples to detect gold anomalies. The regolith mapping and the biogeochemical techniques, he believes will allow mineral explorers to detect and outline mineral anomalies particularly in areas under cover.
Professor Arhin is also researching in the use of isotope geochemistry to detect anomalies and is involve in introducing new approaches to extract gold from ore and tailings in a more sustainable way with novel environmentally-friendly chemical called SEYCHEM-CFX100. He believes the application of this eco-friendly gold extraction chemical the environmental impacts of mining will decrease and we can have justice for the ecosystem whilst extracting the gold. The gold in the mother Earth must be taken but it should be in a sustainable and responsible manner he said.
Emmanuel is a board member for the International Society of Environmental Geochemistry, Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, Chapter leader of International Medical Geology Association, Member of Ghana Institution of Geoscientists and Editorial member of EC Nutrition Journal. He conveyed medical geology concepts of addressing health problems emanating from nature in Ghana and was awarded a Distinguished Ambassador of Medical Geology in 2017 in Galway, Ireland.
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