Mineral Deposits

Sigmoidal tectonic margins in the Western Pacific producing GOLD

Combinations of subduction, accretion and extension along the evolving western Pacific margin (Eastern Gondwana) aided the formation of numerous gold deposits during the Phanerozoic. Active magmatism is recycling and concentrating elements as we speak with great examples of juvenile gold deposits forming in New Zealand’s geothermal zones. Global mineral deposit data available on-line through the […]


Coffee grows where the volcano blows

Since the Earth’s inception volcanoes have been releasing gases necessary for life to evolve. The associated process of recycling the Earth’s crust has concentrated natural elements that modern society relies on, from  potash and sulphate for agriculture to lithium for technology and gold for commerce. As a result, communities across the globe have historically converged […]


Sea-level rise movie hack using QGIS

I’m sure many of us have been strolling along the waters edge somewhere and imagined what will happen when sea level rise really begins to impact our coastal regions. What would happen to your favorite beach?  How would that flash house behind the dunes be affected? Should we move further inland or build a house on […]