Copedim lecture in INGEMMET, Lima

From November 8 to 13th, Rodrigo Riquelme (UCN) and Sébastien Carretier (IRD-GET) gave a lecture to INGEMMET  ingeneers about geomorphological control of formation and preservation of salty soils and supergene mineralization. They took advantage of this opportunity to meet the new President of INGEMMET and his collaborators. S. Carretier also… Continue Reading

Stephanie Brichau keynote speaker Geol Congress Chile

Stephanie Brichau will give an invited talk at the next geological congress of Chile (18-23th Novembre 2018) in Concepción: Keynote Talk, 21/11/2018, RENE-2, 8:30-8:45 pm : Dating technics applied to supergene copper deposit (Stéphanie Brichau, Caroline Sanchez, Zia Steven Kahou, Sébastien Carretier, Rodrigo Riquelme, Eduardo Campos, Thomas Bissig, Marc Poujol, Stéphanie… Continue Reading

Rodrigo Riquelme keynote speaker at GRC meeting

Eduardo Campos and Rodrigo Riquelme participated to the Gordon Research Conference (US, August 5 – 10, 2018). Rodrigo Riquelme gave a keynote talk « Geomorphological Constraints on the Origin and Preservation of Supergene Deposits in the Atacama Desert » in the discussion session  « Ore Deposit Preservation, Enhancement and Destruction » managed by Eduardo Campos.

Rodrigo Riquelme at GET for two month

Rodrigo Riquelme has been awarded a competitive grant from the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse to work at GET with different researchers and students of COPEDIM. He stayed at GET two month from mid May to mid July.

Collaborative field trip for cosmo sampling

  During December 2017, Vincent Regard (Univ. Paul Sabatier, GET, Toulouse), Sébastien Carretier (IRD-GET) and the phD student Valeria Zavala (GET, Univ. Toulouse, Conicyt) went a week on the field in northern Chile to sample for cosmogenic nuclides with Rodrigo Riquelme (UCN), and two UCN students.

PhD defence Caroline Sanchez

Caroline Sanchez, PhD student in co-supervision between the Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile, and the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, defended her PhD the 29th of June in Toulouse: « Denudation evolution and geomorphic context of supergene copper mineralization in Centinela District, Atacama Desert, Chile, from thermochronology and cosmogenic nuclides »…. Continue Reading


After a positive evaluation by an international committee, COPEDIM is renewed for 2 and possibly 5 years in February 2017.