Velicogna Matteo | Earth Science, Fluid-Dynamics, and Mathematics. Interactions and Methods

Velicogna Matteo

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Department: 
Department of Mathematics and Geosciences
Headquarters: 
Pal. N, via Weiss 8
Year of the Programme: 
3
Field: 
Mineralogy
Research Title: 
MULTI-METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH ON HEAVY MINERALS COMING FROM FLYSCH BASINS OF THE N-E ADRIA PLATE
Project description: 

The flysch is a sequence of sedimentary rocks, generally represented as an alternation of sandstone and marls, which was deposited in the foreland basin,  a developing orogen. Typically, the sediments fill the deep marine basin during the early stage of the orogenesis. Since, the area under investigation could be considered as the zone where “Alpine” and “Dinaridic” areas interconnect, the siliciclastic content of the several aligned basins contain the proofs of the evolution of both systems and how they evolved.

The aims of the this project are: first to characterize the siliclastic basins through the heavy mineral contents, with a particular focus on the ZTR group (Zircon, Tourmaline and Rutile) and Apatite; second, to use their chemical, geochronological and morphological features in order to better understand the sources of the basins, their possible connection and evolution giving important constraints on the geodynamical evolution of the area.

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