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Scientific Field Work with Universidad Catolica del Norte (UCN – Antofagasta) and University of Cologne

During the 10-15 of September, a small group of geologists from Chile and Germany, represented by Prof. Eduardo Campos, Prof. Rodrigo Riquelme, Sebastian Muñoz (all UCN) and Prof. Tibor Dunai and Benedikt Ritter (UoC) had a first collaborative field work around El Salvador. The main objective of this short fieldwork was to investigate the geological and geomorphological landscape evolution around El Salvador.

To reconstruct major changes in this system, an interplay of different methods will be used in the next years by the prospective PhD student Sebastian Munoz, such as sedimentology, cosmogenic nuclide exposure dating, tephrochronology and dating of supergene alterations. We want to thank CODELCO for fruitful discussions around the El Salvador copper mine visit. Furthermore, we want to thank Eduardo Campos, Rodrigo Riquelme and Sebastian Munoz for the preparation of this fieldwork. We are looking forward to a productive collaboration within the CRC of both universities.

Benedikt Ritter

 

 

Fig 1 350pxCODELCO El Salvador copper mine
Photo: Benedikt Ritter
  Fig 2 350pxSurface Sampling
Photo: Benedikt Ritter
     
Fig 3 350pxDiscussion about sampling strategy
Photo: Benedikt Ritter
  Fig 4 350pxSampling of alterated sediments
Photo: Benedikt Ritter
     
Fig 5 350pxView to the south on the Atacama gravels which will be dated during the PhD thesis of Sebastian Muñoz.
Photo: Benedikt Ritter
   


Contact

  Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Tibor J. Dunai
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy | University of Cologne
Zülpicher Str. 49b | 50674 Cologne
+49 (0)221 470-3229 | tdunai@uni-koeln.de
  Managing Director:
Christian Tiede
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy | University of Cologne

Zülpicher Str. 49b | 50674 Cologne
+49 (0)221 470-89833 | christian.tiede@uni-koeln.de
       
  Deputy Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Martin Melles
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy | University of Cologne

Zülpicher Str. 49a | 50674 Cologne
+49 (0)221 470-2262 | mmelles@uni-koeln.de
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Institute of Geography | University of Cologne

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