>Announcement of Short Course sponsored by the GSA Structural Geology and
>Tectonics Divisions. This course will be given at the GSA meeting in
>Toronto. Interested persons should contact GSA for further details.
>Analysis of Veins in Low-Temperature Environments - Introduction for
>Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the
>participants to the integration of geochemical, fabric and fluid inclusion
>data in interpreting the formation and significance of veins. It is
>intended for those with little background in geochemistry yet an interest
>in unraveling the fluid sources, conditions of formation and tectonic
>significance of veins. The format will be lectures, case histories and
>exercises. Topics covered include: Overview of vein research, hydrology
>of veins, subsurface fluids and precipitation kinetics, application of
>isotopes to veins, problems and potential of fluid inclusions in veins,
>case histories of the application of structural geology and geochemistry to
>understanding fluid composition, temperature and pressure during tectonism.
>Recommended background: one year of college chemistry and a first course in
>geochemistry are highly recommended.
>What you will learn: An appreciation for the complexities of chemical mass
>transport in the subsurface vein environment leading to mineral
>precipitation; the interplay between mechanics, kinematics and geochemistry
>of veining; case histories of vein filling and fabrics and estimates of
>fluid composition, P & T during deformation.
Zachary D. Sharp <[log in to unmask]>
Dept of Earth Sciences
Univ of New Mexico