News tagged with volcanic rocks

Studying ancient Earth's geochemistry

Researchers still have much to learn about the volcanism that shaped our planet's early history. New evidence from a team led by Carnegie's Frances Jenner demonstrates that some of the tectonic processes driving volcanic ...

dateJan 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers examine how ore deposits are formed

(—New computer simulations by geologists from ETH Zurich demonstrate how large copper and gold deposits are formed. The enrichment process of these metals follows physical principles that are similar to the extraction ...

dateDec 21, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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First rain on world's largest artificial watershed

Manmade hillsides inside the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2 provide researchers with the first opportunity to study how water, microbes, soil and plants interact in a setting realistic enough to improve global climate ...

dateDec 04, 2012 in Environment
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