Chemistry of the Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics and Critical Minerals discusses why and where different minerals form, and subsequently where different rocks form due to plate tectonics. The workshop will discuss the geochemistry of the mantle and the crust, controls on mineral formation like temperature and pressure, and why economic and critical minerals only form in certain geological conditions. The workshop will integrate hands-on activities to describe rocks, rock cycle examples, and explore how the properties of rocks provide resources for humans, including for First Nations Australians and for the energy transition.
Chemistry of the Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics and Critical Minerals
Date: Wednesday 6 March 2024
Time: 2 to 5pm
Venue: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre
(101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, ACT).
Presenter: Phil Gilmore is a TESEP regional coordinator, and a geoscientist with over 25 years of experience and expertise in geological mapping and geodynamics, mineral systems and exploration, outreach and geotourism
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