Applied mineral exploration methods, hydrothermal fluids, baro-acoustic decrepitation, CO2 rich fluids
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Gold at Okote, Ethiopia


Do IOCG deposits form from CO2 fluids?

How CO2 inclusions form from aqueous fluids (UPDATED)

Understanding heterogeneous fluids : why gold is not transported in CO2-only fluids

Gold-quartz deposits form from aqueous - CO2 fluids: NOT from CO2-only fluids

Discussions why H2 analysis by mass spectrometry is wrong


Kalgoorlie Au data

Sangan skarn Fe deposits, Iran

New model 205 decreptiometer

Studies of 6 Pegmatite deposits

A study of the Gejiu tin mine, China

Exploration using palaeo-hydrothermal fluids

Using opaque minerals to understand ore fluids

Understanding baro-acoustic decrepitation.

An introduction to fluid inclusions and mineral exploration applications.

 Interesting Conferences:


Geoconvention 2020, POSTPONED Calgary Canada, No date

PACROFI 2020, DEFERRED to mid 2022 Calgary Canada

AOGS2020, Hongcheon Sth Korea, CANCELLED Jun 2020

6th Archean, Perth, W.Aust. RESCHEDULED July 21-23 2021

SEG2020, Whistler, BC, Canada, POSTPONED to Sept. 2021

IAGS, Vina del mar, Chile, RESCHEDULED to Oct 24-29 2021

36th IGC, Delhi India. RESCHEDULED Aug 16-21 2021

ACROFI 8,Townsville, Qld, Aust. CANCELLED

6th Archean, Perth, W.Aust. RESCHEDULED July 21-23 2021

ECROFI 2021, Reykjavik, Iceland

SGA, Rotorua NZ, Nov. 15-18 2021

Comprehensive Geology Conference Calendar

Cycle route from Spain to Switzerland

Summer, 2007

Although this tour was during July, there were many rainstorms and I changed my route daily to avoid rain as much as possible. This resulted in the very convoluted route across central France.

In Spain I went to the Picos de Europa park, a very nice cycling area with high mountains.

I went to Bertren, near Luchon in the French Pyrenees for several days to ride some of the famous tour de France climbs.

In Switzerland I deliberately rode a convoluted route from Bern to Zurich to enjoy many mountain passes in the alps.

I rode this tour on a cheap bike I purchased in Spain, which I donated to a student when I left Zurich 2 months later.

spain to switzerland map

The route from Bern to Zurich was chosen to cross 2 mountain passes each day.

bern to zurich routemap