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COPEDIM is an International Joint Laboratory about « Copper and Pediment »
COPEDIM is an international joint laboratory in geosciences (Geomorphology, Geology and Geochemistry) focusing on the development of geological erosion surfaces (called pediments) in the Andes and on associated supergene concentration of some metals like copper.
How and when did erosion and weathering surfaces develop in mountain ranges is a crucial issue to reconstruct climatic and tectonic changes through geological times. Understanding the possible link with supergene mineralization has economic implications.
This research group was initiated by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and the Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) and includes Chilean, Peruvian, and French partners. Its center of gravity is located at UCN, Antofagasta.
provenance and tracing of weathered material using the model Cidre
Talks by R. Riquelme (UCN), E. Campos (UCN), H. Pizzaro (UCN), C. Sanchez (UCN-GET)
Copedim’ researchers participate to the SGA congres in Nancy to present works about relationships between supergene copper, pale-environnement and geomorphology.
Lectures at UCN and field work about pedimentation and supergene copper for Peruvian (UNI, Ingemmet Lima) and Chilean (UCN) students and ingeniors, by R. Riquelme (UCN), S. Carretier (IRD-GET) and H. Pizzaro (UCN).
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R. Riquelme wins a REDES project from the Conicyt to strengthen the networking between Copedim participants
Winter course at UCN (Antofagasta, Chile) about pediment formation and supergene processes with students from U. Chile (Santiago), UCN and UNI (Lima, Perú).
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