Researching Complex Deposits in Africa
The Tenke-Fungurume copper/cobalt deposits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo produce 40 percent of the world’s cobalt, yet even the most basic geologic questions have never been precisely answered. Isabel Barton, doctoral candidate at the time, studied a group of these deposits, hosted in 800-million-year-old sedimentary rocks.
Tackling Paradox Basin Fluid-Rock System
UArizona geoscientists and scientists from the New Mexico Institute of Technology begin to unpack the vast and ancient Paradox Basin that straddles primarily the Utah and Colorado border. The group aims to understand the feature’s formation and mysteries - with real-world impact.
Gold is Where You Find It – But Why?
Nevada is the fourth largest producer of gold in the world – after China, Australia and South Africa. Yet there’s more gold hidden in the twisted geology shaped by magmas and 50 million years of extensional faulting. Great challenges remain in understanding the geology and applying that knowledge to mineral exploration and development.
Lowell Program in Economic Geology
Economic geology is the study and analysis of geologic bodies and materials that can be utilized profitably by man. The Lowell Program in Economic Geology provides additional education and training for geologists who want to further their careers in the exploration and mining industry.