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Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology

Simona Gabrielli

Simona Gabrielli is a geophysicist working on attenuation tomography and surficial geology interactions in volcanic settings (e.g. Mount St. Helens)

Living with a Volcano

Living with a Volcano

Since ancient times, the growth of populations has been strongly combined with the presence of volcanoes, due to their ability to provide nutrients to soils (and so to agriculture) and resource extraction. One great example is described in our blog post about Volcanoes and wine. However, living near a volcano has its (obvious) drawbacks, starting with lava flows (see the recent Cumbre Vieja erupti ...[Read More]

EGU22: Monday Highlights

EGU22: Monday Highlights

And, finally, here we go again, at EGU22!! After a long year, in person or virtually, we are sure will all attend amazing sessions. So here there is a quick guide for the first day of GMPV at EGU22, so you will not get lost! Let’s start in the morning with the geochemical and mineralogical study of the Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 in “Mass extinctions and major environmental changes througho ...[Read More]

Minerals and Art: a centuries-old connection

Minerals and Art: a centuries-old connection

Since ancient times, colours have been fundamental for artistic expression: pigments have always been created from fruits, leaves-flowers, and minerals. During the centuries, new material discoveries and techniques increased the shades we can still see and use nowadays. Once upon a Prehistoric time… El Castillo Cave, in Spain, is one of the earliest known cave paintings, dated to more than 40,000 ...[Read More]

Volcanoes and Wines, Part 2

Volcanoes and Wines, Part 2

  And here we go, with the second part of “Volcanoes and Wines”! In Part 1 blog post we introduced you to the inevitably bond between wine and geology, with a focus on volcanic areas and minerals. We are sure we left you with a taste of volcanic soil in your mouth, wondering where you can savour red and white glasses of wine at the foot of a volcano. Today we introduce you to some unusual and ...[Read More]