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Fieldwork in Namibia on Ancient Volcanic Rocks


During the six-week trip in southwest Namibia, the research team conducted two projects. One involved mapping and producing detailed outcrop studies to determine eruptive processes that formed the variety of volcanic rock. The other research project involved collecting samples for geochemical studies, which will be analyzed for a variety of major and trace elements and isotopes. The analysis will provide information about ancient plate-tectonic settings, and this kind of detailed geochemical study on the volcanic terrain as a whole has not been attempted according to Hanson. Read full story:

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