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Hydrothermal Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology Laboratory

Relevant Experimental Projects

  • Partitioning studies of elements (concentrating on trace metals) between minerals, melts and fluids
  • Synthetic fluid inclusion production
  • Kinetic studies in mineral-fluid systems
  • Crystal Growth studies in fluids and melts
  • Mineral-bacteria surface interactions

Experimental Equipment

  • Kanthal doubly wound tube furnaces
  • Temperature controllers and meters
  • René 41 cold-seal hydrothermal vessels
  • High-pressure tubing, valves and connections (up to 50,000 psi or > 3 kilobars)
  • Haskle brand pressure intensifier
  • Factory calibrated Heise pressure gauges