Geosciences Institute

Antonio Castro Dorado

Departamento/línea: Dinámica Terrestre y Observación de la Tierra

Sublínea de investigación del IGEO Geoquímica y Evolución Tectonomagmática de la Tierra

Áreas de investigación:

  • Geoquímca experimental de sistemas magmáticos
  • Origen de magmas en márgenes de placa activos
  • Petrología de rocas graníticas
  • Magmatismo de la Cadena Varisca Europea


Publicaciones más relevantes de los últimos años:

  • Rodríguez, C.; Castro, A.2018. Origin of enclaves and enclave swarms in granites: Field and geochemical relations GSA bulletin. pp.1-26.26.
  • Fernández, C.; Castro, A.2018. Mechanical and structural consequences of magma differentiation at ascent conduits: A possible origin for some mafic microgranular enclaves in granites. Lithos, 320-321, pp.49-61.
  • Rodríguez, C.; Castro, A.2017. Silicic magma differentiation in ascent conduits. Experimental constraints. Lithos, 272-273, pp.261-277
  • Zhang, J.; et al. 2016. Multiple mixing and hybridization from magma source to final emplacement in the Permian Yamatu Pluton, the Northern Alxa Block, China. Journal of Petrology, 57-5, pp.933-980.
  • García-Arias, M.; et al. 2015. Water-present melting in the middle crust: The case of the Ollo de Sapo gneiss in the Iberian Massif (Spain). Chemical Geology, 419, pp.176-191.
  • Castro, A.; Díaz-Alvarado, J.; Fernández, C.2014. Fractionation and incipient self-granulitization during deep-crust emplacement of Lower Ordovician Valle Fértil batholith at the Gondwana active margin of South America. Gondwana Research, 25-2, pp.685-706.
  • Shi, X.; et al. 2014. Timing, petrogenesis and tectonic setting of the Late Paleozoic gabbro-granodiorite-granite intrusions in the Shalazhashan of northern Alxa: Constraints on the southernmost boundary of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Lithos, 208, pp.158-177.
  • Martí, J.; et al. 2013. Correlation of magma evolution and geophysical monitoring during the 2011-2012 El Hierro (Canary Islands) submarine eruption. Journal of Petrology, 54-7, pp.1349-1373.
  • Castro, A.; Vogt, K.; Gerya, T.2013. Generation of new continental crust by sublithospheric silicic-magma relamination in arcs: A test of Taylor's andesite model. Gondwana Research. 23-4, pp.1554-1566.
  • Castro, A.; et al. 2013. Late Eocene-Oligocene post-collisional monzonitic intrusions from the Alborz magmatic belt, NW Iran. An example of monzonite magma generation from a metasomatized mantle source. Lithos, 180-181, pp.109-127.
  • Castro, A.2013. Tonalite-granodiorite suites as cotectic systems: A review of experimental studies with applications to granitoid petrogenesis. Earth-Science Reviews, 124, pp.68-95.
  • Castro, A.; T. Gerya; A. García-Casco; C. Fernández; J. Díaz-Alvarado; I. Moreno-Ventas; I. Löw. 2010. Melting relations of MORB-sediment mélanges in underplated mantle wedge plumes; Implications for the origin of Cordilleran-type batholiths. Journal of Petrology, 51 - 6, pp. 1267-1295.
  • A. Castro; T.V. Gerya. 2008. Magmatic implications of mantle wedge plumes: Experimental study. Lithos, 103 - 1-2, pp. 138 - 148.

Valentín Garcia Baonza

Geosciences Institute Director

Departament/line: Earth Dynamics and Observation

Last years most relevant publications:

  • Peña-Álvarez, M., Burrezo, P. M., Kertesz, M., Iwamoto, T., Yamago, S., Xia, J., Jasti, R., López-Navarrete, J. T., Taravillo, M., Baonza, V. G., Casado, J. (2014). Properties of Sizeable [n]CycloParaPhenylenes As Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Molecular Models By Raman Spectroscopy: Structural and Electron-Transfer Responses Modulated by Mechanical Stress. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53, 7033-7037.
  • Baonza, V. G., Rull, F., Dubessy, J. (2012). Raman Spectroscopy of Gases, Water and other Geological Fluids (EMU Notes on Mineralogy, ISBN: 978-0-903056-31-1, Chapter 8, pages 279-320). European Mineralogical Union. Viena.
  • Del Corro, E., Taravillo, M., Baonza, V. G. (2012). Nonlinear Strain Effects in Double-Resonance Raman Bands of Graphite, Graphene and Related Materials. Physical Review B, 85, 033407.
  • Del Corro, E., González, J., Taravillo, M., Flahaut, E., Baonza, V. G. (2008). Raman Spectra of Double-wall carbon nanotubes under extreme uniaxial stress. Nano Letters, 8, 2215-2218. .
  • Vegas, A., Baonza, V. G. (2007). Pseudoatoms and Preferred Skeletons in Crystals (Feature Article). Acta Crystallographica B, 63, 339-345.

Miriam Gómez Paccard

Departamento/línea: Dinámica Terrestre y Observación de la Tierra

Sublínea de investigación del IGEO: Physics of the Earth's Interior: simulation, modelling and observation (PESO)

Áreas de investigación:

  • Geomagnetismo,
  • Variación Secular
  • Paleointensidad,
  • Magnetismo Ambiental


Publicaciones más relevantes de los últimos años:

  • Gómez-Paccard, M., Osete, M. L., Chauvin, A., Pavón-Carrasco, F. J., Pérez-Asensio, M., Jiménez, P., & Lanos, P. (2016). New constraints on the most significant paleointensity change in Western Europe over the last two millennia. A non-dipolar origin? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 454, 55–64. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.08.024
  • Borruel-Abadía, V., Gómez-Paccard, M., Larrasoaña, J. C., Rico, M., Valero-Garcés, B. L., MORENO, A., … Soto, R. (2015). Late Pleistocene to Holocene palaeoenvironmental variability in the north-west Spanish mountains: insights from a source-to-sink environmental magnetic study of Lake Sanabria. Journal of Quaternary Science, 30(3), 222–234. doi:10.1002/jqs.2773
  • Pavón-Carrasco, F. J., Gómez-Paccard, M., Hervé, G., Osete, M. L., & Chauvin, A. (2014). Intensity of the geomagnetic field in Europe for the last 3 ka: Influence of data quality on geomagnetic field modeling. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(6), 2515–2530. doi:10.1002/2014GC005311   Texto completo
  • Gómez-Paccard, M., Larrasoaña, J. C., Sancho, C., Muñoz, A., McDonald, E., Rhodes, E. J., … Beamud, E. (2013). Environmental response of a fragile, semiarid landscape (Bardenas Reales Natural Park, NE Spain) to Early Holocene climate variability: A paleo- and environmental-magnetic approach. Catena, 103, 30–43. doi:10.1016/j.catena.2011.05.013   Texto completo
  • Gómez-Paccard, M., Chauvin, A., Lanos, P., Dufresne, P., Kovacheva, M., Hill, M. J., … Guibert, P. (2012). Improving our knowledge of rapid geomagnetic field intensity changes observed in Europe between 200 and 1400 AD. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 355–356, 131–143. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.08.037   Texto completo

Fernando Tornos

Departamento: Geomateriales

Línea: Procesos de Formación Mineral

Áreas de investigación:

  • Depósitos de magnetita-apatito e IOCG
  • Geomicrobiología de depósitos minerales
  • Sulfuros masivos volcanogénicos
  • Técnicas de exploración minera

Publicaciones más relevantes de los últimos años:

  • Tornos, F., Peter, J. M., Allen, R., and Conde, C., 2015, Controls on the siting and style of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits: ORE GEOLOGY REVIEWS, v. 68, no. 0, p. 142-163.
  • Tornos, F., Velasco, F., and Hanchar, J., 2016, Iron-rich melts, magmatic magnetite and superheated magmatic-hydrothermal systems: The El Laco deposit, Chile: GEOLOGY, v. 44, no. 6, p. 427-430.
  • Tornos, F., Velasco, F., and Hanchar, J. H., 2017, The magmatic to magmatic-hydrothermal evolution of the El Laco deposit, Chile, and its implications for the genesis of magnetite-apatite deposits: ECONOMIC GEOLOGY, v. 112, no. 7, p. 1595-1628.
  • Tornos, F., Velasco, F., Menor-Salvan, C., Delgado, A., Slack, J. F., and Escobar, J. M., 2014, Formation of recent Pb-Ag-Au mineralization by potential sub-surface microbial activity: NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 5, p. 4600.
  • Tornos, F., Velasco, F., Slack, J., Delgado, A., Miguelez, N. G., Escobar, J. M., and Gomez, C., 2017, The high-grade Las Cruces copper deposit, Spain: a product of secondary enrichment in an evolving basin: MINERALIUM DEPOSITA, v. 52, no. 1, p. 1-34.

Proyectos de investigación en curso:

  • U-GHOST: Sistemas magmático-hidrotermales no convencionales: una fuente para metales escasos (2015-2018). SEIDI – Retos. CGL2014-55949-R
  • GATEWAY: Gateway to developing Economies (2017-2019). EIT – Raw Materials 16204
  • MICRO-ECOS: Microscale and Electrometallurgically assisted Cleaning of Complex Sulphide Ores (2017-2020). EIT Raw Materials 16451
  • SIT4ME: Seismic Imaging technologies for mineral exploration (2018-2021). EIT Raw Materials 17024
  • NEXT: New Exploration Technologies. H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB 776804

Sara Rododriguez Guerrero

Departamento/línea: Servicios Técnicos