Mackay Geoscience Lecture-Monday, October 3, 2011

Post-Depositional Tectonic Modification of VMS Deposits and its Economic Significance, Based on Iberian Examples”

Monday, October 3, 2011

3:00 p.m.

Davidson Mathematics and Science Center, Room 104 (on the southeastern part of UNR campus)

Professor Ricardo Castroviejo

Escuela Técnica Superior de Minas

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Students, professors, and industry colleagues who attend the lecture are invited to a party in Ricardo’s honor immediately following the lecture, at the home of Beth and Jon Price, 2210 Andromeda Way, Reno 89509 (on the southwest side of Reno, 0.5 mile southwest of the intersection of Plumb Lane and Hunter Lake Drive; call 329-8011 if lost).

Ricardo will be visiting UNR throughout October during his sabbatical leave from the School of Mines at the Polytechnical University in Madrid.  He will also be giving a presentation on “A Fully Automated System for Multispectral Ore Microscopy” at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, to students and others interested in ore petrology in SEM 401, the conference room of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.  Ricardo recently led a successful master’s degree program in economic geology and sustainable development, focusing on Latin America and based in Lima, Peru.  An expert in ore microscopy and several types of mineral deposits (including VMS, volcanogenic massive sulfides), Ricardo will also be visiting several mines in northern Nevada and will be prepared to present a talk on Ophiolites in the Eastern Cordillera of the Central Peruvian Andes” during those visits.  If you would like to arrange some extra time to speak with Ricardo, please contact Jon Price at or call 775-784-6691 x 5.

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