Dave Zeko, BSc
My masters project involves understanding the geological processes leading to the formation of fully carbonated mantle peridotite, known as listvenite, from the base of the Oman Ophiolite. Samples were gained through participation in the 2017 Oman Drilling Project, which involved fieldwork and drill supervision in Oman, followed by detailed core description and sampling onboard the Japanese research vessel the Chikyu.
The specific objective of my masters research is to map infiltration-driven reaction fronts using mineral assemblages, geochemical data and stable isotope compositions. Variability in alteration assemblages in different environments will be examined by comparison of data from Oman to localities globally, including Atlin, Canada and Linnajavri, Norway.