Metal deposition can be highly localized in space and time. However, the geochemical processes that lead to metal precipitation can leave signatures over ranges of several kilometers and over thousands to millions of years. The systematic variability in these systems with time and space provides clues to which are the main processes, and to which parameters may be vectors toward fluid and heat sources. The behavior of elements in these extreme geochemical environments is sometimes hard to predict, therefore we complement this research with experimental work when relevant to the topic under study. This research aims to improve our understanding of the behavior of elements on Earth and to provide tools to to apply the results to current challenges in mining.
If you are interested in learning more about geochemistry, ore deposits, experimental petrology or have a particular project that you would like to pursue I would be happy to hear from you.