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Partner offer (competences/expertise)

We have competences on basic and applied esearch in metallic (PGEs, chromite, base metals) and non metallic raw materials oriented to provide understanding of the formation of raw material deposits and provide guides for exploration. They cover the following expertises:
1) Field worka dn petrological and themodynamic modelling applied to fluid and ore deposits.
2) Cutting-edge instrumental techniques for compositional and mineral characterizations, stable and radiogenic isotope (Sr-Nd-Pbb) analyses of rocks, minerals and fluids other raw materials. Including concentration of critical metals to sub-ppb levels in whole rock (traces, metals and Platinum Group Elements) via ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS in indiviudal phases.
3) Large U-Pb geochronology of accesories minerals (zircon, rutile, REE phosphates, apatite, etc..) for absolute dating of deposits and for provenance studies applied to targeting exploration sites.
4) Automatic characterization of grade, size composition of raw materials by EDS-SEM in rocks and mine tailings for exploration and/or recovering of raw materials from abandoned mine sites.

We have a long standing expertise in the study of raw materials associated to mafic and ultramafic rocks.


New solutions for sustainable productions of raw materials (a) Sustainable selective low impact mining (RIA)
New solutions for sustainable productions of raw materials (b) New technologies for the enhanced recovery of by-products (RIA)
Raw materials Innovation actions (b) Processing of lower grade and/or complex primary and/or secondary raw materials in the most sustainable ways (IA)


Senior Research Scientist Carlos J. Garrido
CSIC (Int. Andaluz Ciencias Tierra) - Petrology, Geochemistry & Geochronlogy
Avda. Palmeras 4
18001 Granada, Armilla
Phone: +34 95823000
Organisation: Research Organization

Responsible NCP

Juan Carlos Garcia Carrasco