Friday, 6 January 2017

Next Week Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th January 2017


7th January to 15th January 2017

The following is an extract from Bristol Geology Calendar

More details can be found in the Calendar and on the web sites of the relevant Society or organisation.


South Wales Geologists' Association
WhenSat, 7 January, 11:00 – 16:00
WhereSaturday 7th January 2017: (Cardiff) Holiday Geology – 11:00 to 16:00 (map)
DescriptionSaturday 7th January 2017: (Cardiff) Holiday Geology – 11:00 to 16:00




WEGA Lecture
WhenTue, 10 January, 19:30 – 20:30
WhereEarth Sciences Lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, Park Street, Bristol (map)
DescriptionDr. Frances Cooper, Copper Porphyry deposits in Chile Tectonics, Climate, and Copper in the Central Andes The Atacama Desert, on the western side of the Central Andes in northern Chile is one of the driest places on Earth and is thought to have been dry since at least the middle Miocene. The region is also notable for its abundance of giant copper deposits, many of which have been enriched by the interaction with groundwater when the climate was wetter. It has been suggested that the onset of aridity in the region was caused by uplift of the Andes, which blocked moisture travelling from the east. However, others have suggested that the arid climate could have been established much earlier, long before Andean uplift. In my talk, I will explore the relationship between Andean uplift, aridity, and the end of copper enrichment in northern Chile, which is important not only for our understanding of tectonic and climatic processes, but also for mining company exploration strategies, and where they might seek to find the next “big one”.






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