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GOSSAN

GOethite in Supergene Systems: ANalysing trace element substitution goethite and related iron oxides and oxyhydroxides.

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Project "GOSSAN" data sheet

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Coordinator
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

Organization address
address: CROMWELL ROAD
city: LONDON
postcode: SW7 5BD
website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/grants/751103
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2019-09-30

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1    NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM UK (LONDON) coordinator 183˙454.00

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 Project objective

The GOSSAN project will provide a full and accurate study on the geochemical, morphological and structural composition of iron oxides and oxyhydroxide compounds, The attention will be focalized on goethite in different types of Supergene Ore deposits (SOD). More precisely, it is aimed to investigate the concentration, structural position and cationic exchange and economic potential of goethite as an unconventional source of “Critical Elements” (CE). Furthermore, the behaviour of the the goethite precursor phase (ferrihydrite) will be documented by assessment of the ions behaviour during maturation and transformation to goethite and finally hematite. The project will be developed in two years in which the reseacher will examine the mineralogy and geochemistry of many supergene samples of the NHM collections by the useof the analytical facilities provided by NHM. Ion exchange reactions will be assessed by experimental tests while the geochemical uptake of metallic trace elements will be studied by the use of TEM and Synchrotone XAS techniques. Furthermore, metallurgical treatments will be carried out on selected natural metal-bearing goethite specimens from different SOD in order to study the potential recovery of the metals trapped in the structure to assess the economic potential of iron oxides and oxyhdroxides The project also comprises a well-defined plan of training activities for the researcher in order to enhance its skills and help him to develop its future career as researcher.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
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2019 Putzolu, F., Boni, M., Mondillo, N., Najorka, J., Balassone, G., Cappelletti, P., Graziano, F.S., Santoro, L.,
Mineralogy and chemistry of Ni-phyllosilicates in the Wingellina Ni-Co laterite deposit (Western Australia): alteration processes of mafic to ultramafic lithologies
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15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, At Glasgow (UK) 15th Biennial Meeting of the So 2020-03-25

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