A seminar by Dr Mike Palin, Department of Geology.
Convergence along the plate margins of continents results in accretionary and collisional orogens – mountain building. During mountain building, sediments are tectonically buried and undergo metamorphism in response to elevated pressure and temperature.
Mineral-bound volatiles in the sediments – water, carbon, and sulphur – are released as fluids during metamorphic reactions.
The composition of such fluids is critical to their capacity for mass transport, particularly for elements of economic interest such as gold.
|Date||Wednesday, 29 September 2021|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Audience||Career advisers,Future students,Parents,Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni|
|Location||Benson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, University of Otago, Dunedin|
|Contact Name||Geology Office|