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Adam C. Simon

Associate Professor

simonac@umich.edu

Office Information:

3006 C.C. Little Building
phone: 734.647.4245

Economic Geology; Experimental Petrology; Geochemistry; Geology ; Magmatism and Volcanism

Education/Degree:

PhD University of Maryland 2003
MS Stony Brook University 1997

About

Research Interests

I combine field, laboratory, and experimental work to investigate the physical and chemical evolution of magmatic systems. I am especially interested in the role that aqueous fluids play in moderating trace element mobility in environments ranging from subduction zones to porphyry-type ore deposits. My research group is currently involved in projects ranging from the development of arc volcanoes and their relationship to melting and dehydration processes at the slab-mantle wedge interface, the physical and chemical nature of magma degassing and how this relates to the formation of metal ore deposits, the behavior of base and precious metals in water-saturated silicate magmas, and the physical and chemical connectivity of plutons and volcanoes. Current field locations include: Kamchatka, Russia; Yosemite National Park, California, U.S.A.; northern Nevada, U.S.A.; and the Colorado River Extensional Corridor in southern Nevada, U.S.A.  

Field(s) of Study
  • Economic Geology
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Geochemistry

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