Projects from the Goldschmidt Lab

Examples of projects carried out with analyzes and data from the instruments at the Goldschmidt Laboratory Cluster.

Image A geologist studying sedimentary structures in the field. Photo: Lars Eivind Augland, UiO
A geologist studying sedimentary structures in the field. Photo: Lars Eivind Augland, UiO

Some projects using the infrastructure

  • Coronas_Na_and_Mg_zeolites_around_Ca_zeolite grain_590px. Image: Max Meakins via SEM/Goldschmidt Lab`s Infrastructure Disequilibirum metamorphism of stressed lithosphere (DIME) Apr. 22, 2022

    DIME is an ERC Advanced Grant funded project, focussing on mechano-chemical processes in rocks far from equilibrium, reaching from CO2 sequestration in basalts at the Earth’s surface to the development of shear zones in the lower crust. The Goldschmidt Lab and it's scanning electron microscopy and associated techniques (cathodoluminescence, electron backscatter diffraction) are crucial for this research.

  • Image A) SEM-CL image of quartz. Image: GREENPEG via SEM/Goldschmidt Lab`s Infrastructure The GREENPEG project Feb. 24, 2022

    The 54-month GREENPEG project, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme, aims to develop multi-method exploration toolsets for the identification of European rare-metal pegmatite ore deposits. SEM-CL images are taken in the Goldschmidt Lab.

  • Image; Thermal metamorphism. Image: MAPLES via SEM/Goldschmidt Lab`s Infrastructure MAPLES – MAgma PLays with sEdimentary rockS Feb. 24, 2022

    The MAPLES – MAgma PLays with sEdimentary rockS, is a Norwegian Young Talent project (NFR) aimed at investigating interactions between intrusive magma bodies and their sedimentary host rocks. Three images show their use of the Goldschmidt Lab.