His research activities are concerned with mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and metallogenesis of mafic and ultramafic rocks. His recent projects include metallogenetic processes of supergene Co-Ni enrichment and platinum group elements in Ni-laterite deposits, and the study of ultramafic complexes along the (paleo-) margins of the Caribbean plate within its septentrional and meridional regions. These complexes are holding some of the worldwide largest reserves of nickel and cobalt (laterite type) as well as important deposits of ophiolitic chromite.



University of Barcelona
Departament de Mineralogia, Petrologia i Geologia Aplicada,
Facultat de Geologia (UB)
Martí i Franqués, s/n
08028, Barcelona (Spain)
Tel: (+34) 93 402 13 51
Fax: (+34) 93 402 13 40
E_mail: japroenza@ub.edu