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What is Caribbean Lithosphere (CALOR) research group?
CALOR is an international research group whose investigation focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of the processes and environments in which (paleo-) subduction zones of the caribbean plate form. More precisely we investigate the magmatic, metamorphic and ore-deposit records of (paleo-) subduction zones of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Central Cordillera of Colombia.
They are key regions for the understanding of Caribbean-North America and -South America plate interactions. The geological development of the Caribbean region is largely controlled by a number of subduction zones that formed along its margins from the break-up of Pangea during the Jurassic until Present.
Research themes associated with the group include:
- Origin and evolution of Caribbean ophiolites
- Petrogenesis of Caribbean ophiolitic chromitites
- Origin and evolution of Caribbean Cretaceous volcanic arc
- Petrogenesis of serpentinite-matrix and -blocks from the Antillean subduction channel
- Mineral deposits of the Greater Antilles and their plate tectonic settings of formation
FIELDWORK IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (2021)View Gallery
DIACRO MEETING IN LA HAVANA, CUBA (april 2019)View Gallery
FIELDWORK IN DOMINICAN REPUBLICView Gallery
FIELDWORK IN COLOMBIAView Gallery
FIELDWORK IN BOU AZZERView Gallery
DIACRO MEETING IN BARCELONAView Gallery
FIELDWORK IN CENTRAL CUBAView Gallery
2023: Turonian-coniacian definition of the Caribbean plate: tectonic and metamorphic record in the Median Belt, Dominican RepublicTuronian-coniacian definition of the Caribbean plate: tectonic and metamorphic record in the Median Belt, Dominican Republic Abstract Uplift and unroofing of Jurassic-Cretaceous, mantle and crust, arc- and plume-related rock units in the Median Belt of the Dominican Republic exposed basement rocks with a protracted record of tectono-thermal events delineating the evolution of the northern edge of the Caribbean plate. In Continue ReadingRead more