Understand the volcanic pipe formation from the Siberian Traps Large igneous province
The Tunguska Basin in East Siberia was affected by the Siberian Traps Large igneous province. In the upper parts of the basin stratigraphy, enigmatic pipes filled with garnets and other minerals are found in some areas. The pipes are sometimes referred to as ‘skarn pipes’.
We have a sample collection in Oslo from one of these pipes, and this project aims at constraining the mineralogy of the samples in order to understand the pipe formation.