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Mountains, metamorphism, methane, and mineralization

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
Event Type Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentGeology
LocationBenson Common Room (Gn9), Geology Building, University of Otago, Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameGeology Office
Contact Emailgeology@otago.ac.nz

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