Research interests

My research interests include the use of isotopic and geochemical methods applied to magmatic and hydrothermal systems. My primary research focus is to study the Archean evolution of the São Francisco craton in SE Brazil. In the southern tip of the craton, the Archean basement encompasses complexes of gneisses and granitoids, surrounded by greenstone belts and Paleoproterozoic metasedimentary successions. Previous studies have suggested that the generation of large volumes of post-collisional high-K calc-alkaline magmas into the TTG crust from 2760 to 2680 Ma marks the beginning of important geodynamic changes in the southern São Francisco craton. In this project, I seek to investigate the mechanisms that drove crustal differentiation and stabilization in the southern São Francisco craton. For this purpose, I combine detailed field and petrographic observations, whole-rock major and trace elements analyses, coupled U-Pb, Lu-Hf, and O isotope analyses in zircon, and B isotopes in tourmaline to place new constraints on the Archean magmatic-hydrothermal evolution of the region.

Publication list

Moreira H, Cassino L, Lana C, Storey C, Albert C – Magmatic and metamorphic evidence of Archaean and Paleoproterozoic amalgamation in the Southern São Francisco Craton, Brazil. In preparation

Albert C, Lana C, Gerdes A, Schannor M, Narduzzi F, Queiroga G, Jordt-Evangelista H – Boron isotopic composition (LA MC-ICP-MS) of tourmaline from the Quadrilátero Ferrífero district, SE Brazil: Constraints on magmatic-hydrothermal fluid evolution. In preparation

Albert C, Farina F, Lana C, Stevens G, Storey C, Gerdes A, Martínez Dopico C (2016) Archean crustal evolution in the Southern São Francisco craton, Brazil: Constraints from U-Pb, Lu-Hf and O isotope analyses. Lithos 266-267:64-86

Farina F, Albert C, Martínez Dopico C, Aguilar Gil C, Moreira H, Hippertt JP, Cutts K, Alkmim FF, Lana C (2016) The Archean-Paleoproterozoic evolution of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero (Brasil): Current models and open questions. J S Am Earth Sci 68:4-21

 

Farina F, Albert C, Lana C (2015) The Neoarchean transition between medium- and high-K granitoids: Clues from the Southern São Francisco craton (Brazil). Precambr Res 266:375-394


Conference abstracts

Albert C, Lana C, Gerdes A, Schannor M, Narduzzi F, Queiroga G, Jordt-Evangelista H (2017) B isotopic composition
(LA MC-ICP-MS) of tourmaline from the Quadrilátero Ferrífero (SE Brazil): Constraints on magmatic-hydrothermal fluid evolution. Goldschmidt, Paris, France

Albert C, Farina F, Lana C, Gerdes A (2015) Archean crustal evolution in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Southern São Francisco craton (Brazil): Constraints from U-Pb and Lu-Hf analyses. 8th Hutton Symposium on Granites and Related Rocks, Florianopolis, Brazil

Albert C, Farina F, Lana C, Stevens G (2014) The generation of late Archean potassic magmas in the Archean segment of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, SE Brazil. 6th Igneous and Metamorphic Studies Group meeting, Grahamstown, South Africa

 

 
 

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