FIELDWORK IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

HEADING FOR OUTCROPS ALONG THE OSAMA RIVER

FIELDWORK IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

HYPOTHESIZING IN THE FIELD, OVER THE MAIMON SCHISTS

FIELDWORK IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

HAND SAMPLE ROCK IDENTIFICATION

GARNIERITES

GARNIERITE MINERALISATIONS IN THE FALCONDO DEPOSIT, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DIACRO

MEMBERS

FIELDWORK IN CUBA

RETROGRADE ECLOGITE OUTCROP

FIELDWORK IN Bou Azzer

Serpentinite outcrop

FIELDWORK IN Colombia

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

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FIELDWORK IN COLOMBIA

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FIELDWORK IN BOU AZZER

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DIACRO MEETING

Diacro members

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FIELDWORK IN CENTRAL CUBA

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FIELDWORK IN THE BAUXITE DEPOSITS,  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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recent publication

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Fieldwork
Doing fieldwork in Dominican Republic
Rio Osama

address

Joaquín A. Proenza
Dept. Cristal·lografia, Mineralogia i Dipòsits Minerals
Facultat de Geologia - Universitat de Barcelona
C/ Martí i Franquès s/n
08028 Barcelona (Spain)

TEL: +34 934021351
FAX: +34 934 021 340

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Lidia Butjosa Molines