New paper: Some disequilibrium during serpentinization breakdown!

A new article has just been published in Terra Nova journal. Surprisingly, we have demonstrated that the dehydration of serpentinites within the Bergell contact aureole is marked by a strong textural and isotopic (oxygen) disequilibrium. This suggested that rampant disequilibrium is present throughout the contact aureole which make difficult to interpret geochemical change related to metamorphic reactions.

 

 

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Oman drilling project

After a month in Oman, here is a little patchwork of this beautiful experience!
The BT1B drilling site (Listvenite-serpentinite-basal thrust) and a panoramic view of the access road, a visitor group from the Higher College of Technology Muscat, recovering, scanning and packing amazing cores, sharing time with omani peoples…

 

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With the “Dreamlling” team

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With trainees from the ministry of water ressource. Hamood and Shihab.

A clay fault zone and the metamorphic sole

A rainbow core and a fuchsite rich listvenite

Pictures are properties of Dave Zeko, Jude Coggon, Juan De Obeso and Myself.