Ore Deposits & Critical Minerals Research Laboratory
Lab Manager: Alex Gysi
The Ore Deposits and Critical Minerals experimental laboratory (ODCM Lab) was established in the NMBGMR in Fall 2020 and is equipped to conduct hydrothermal fluid-rock experiments to study the stability of minerals and speciation of metals relevant to ore-forming processes at high temperatures. The ODCM Lab is currently supported by NSF and DOE grants with a focus on the properties of rare earth elements (REE) in hydrothermal aqueous fluids with MS and PhD students conducting research and in the future including undergraduate student research.
- An internally consistent thermodynamic database for the rare earth elements (REE) at hydrothermal conditions
- Partitioning of Rare Earth Elements (REE) Between Minerals and Aqueous Fluids in Ore Deposits
- The thermodynamic properties of rare earth element (REE) minerals: a solid solution model for xenotime-(Y) and monazite-(Ce)