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Research project

Investigating the geochemical and physical response to fluid rock reaction beneath an active hydrothermal system in an arc environment

Project overview

This project advanced our understanding of the interplay between the development of porosity, permeability and connectivity and the loss and gain of specific elements during the hydrothermal alteration of an arc volcano. In particular to quantify the mechanisms and extent of fluid-rock interaction, and the implications for the mass flux of metals and metalloids either into sulphide deposits or the ocean.


Lead researcher

Professor Stephen Roberts

Professor of Geology

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