who we are
What is Caribbean Lithosphere (CALOR) research group?
CALOR is an international research group whose investigation focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of the processes and environments in which (paleo-) subduction zones of the caribbean plate form. More precisely we investigate the magmatic, metamorphic and ore-deposit records of (paleo-) subduction zones of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Central Cordillera of Colombia.
They are key regions for the understanding of Caribbean-North America and -South America plate interactions. The geological development of the Caribbean region is largely controlled by a number of subduction zones that formed along its margins from the break-up of Pangea during the Jurassic until Present.
Research themes associated with the group include:
- Origin and evolution of Caribbean ophiolites
- Petrogenesis of Caribbean ophiolitic chromitites
- Origin and evolution of Caribbean Cretaceous volcanic arc
- Petrogenesis of serpentinite-matrix and -blocks from the Antillean subduction channel
- Mineral deposits of the Greater Antilles and their plate tectonic settings of formation
2017: Towards a unified genetic model for the Au-Ag-Cu Pueblo Viejo district, central Dominican RepublicTowards a unified genetic model for the Au-Ag-Cu Pueblo Viejo district, central Dominican Republic Abstract The origin of the world-class Pueblo Viejo deposit, central Dominican Republic, remains controversial. In this article we scale up the area of study to the Cabirma del Cerro mining concession, which abuts the Pueblo Viejo mining area, and integrate new data on the stratigraphy, lithogeochemistry Continue ReadingRead more
Doing fieldwork in Dominican Republic