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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 AND SCIENTIFIC MEETING IN CUBA (2023)View Gallery
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
- A track record of Au–Ag nanomelt generation during fluid-mineral interactions Abstract Recent studies have reported the significant role of Au-bearing nanoparticles in the formation of hydrothermal gold deposits. Despite the ever-increasing understanding of the genesis and stability of Au-bearing nanoparticles, it is still unknown how they behave when exposed to hydrothermal fluids. Here, we study the nanostructural evolution of Au–Ag Continue ReadingRead more