From core to ore: emplacement dynamics of nickel sulphide systems
Ivrea Zone, Italy
Unlike many mineral resources, nickel and platinum are concentrated in either the core or mantle of our planet. In rare episodes throughout Earth history, cataclysmic magmatic events have had the capacity to transport these metals from their deep reservoirs to upper crustal levels. Through this work, I will unravel the complex emplacement mechanism of these magmas and the role played by volatiles such as water and carbon dioxide in the metal endowment of these systems.