Supervisor: Michael Anenburg
A special kind of volcanic eruption called a “carbonatite” curiously erupts calcite, a mineral which is thought to be unstable at very high volcanic temperatures and would decompose. Yet, it is found in carbonatite lavas. This project is about putting calcite minerals into high temperature lavas, and checking whether we can find a way to stop it from decomposing, which will give information about those types of volcanic eruptions.
Open to all domestic students