Dr. Marta Codeco

Marta Codeco
Dr. Marta Codeco
Scientist
Telegrafenberg
Building B, Room 123
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-27504
marta.codeco@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

  • Postdoctoral researcher 
  • Ore Deposits Hub Co-director and Promotional Manager (ODH Website)

I am currently a postdoctoral scientist in the project "Melts-Fluids-Models: keys to understanding ore-forming processes at the world-class Neves Corvo massive sulphide deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt." This project addresses a series of fundamental questions in the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB), which can be applied to other hydrothermal deposits in marine settings elsewhere: what are the mechanisms involved in metal enrichment, and what are the sources of these metals? It aims to study the origin and evolution of the ore-forming fluids and formation mechanisms at the giant tin-copper-zinc-lead Neves Corvo deposit in Portugal using both fluid and melt inclusions and numerical simulations.

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Research Interests:

I am an economic geologist by training; thus, I am interested in ore deposits' genesis in general. More specifically, my scientific interests include ore-forming processes, links between magmatism and metallogeny; stable isotopes and trace elements as tracers for fluid source, composition, and evolution; fluid and melt inclusions; geothermometry (Zircon, Quartz, Titanite, Chlorite, tourmaline-muscovite B isotope), numerical modeling, and igneous and metamorphic petrology.

Career:

2021-present: Research Associate (postdoc) GFZ Potsdam - Project Melts-Fluids-Models - DFG

2021-present: Ore Deposits Hub Host

2019-2020: Research Associate (postdoc) GFZ Potsdam - Project GRAMME

July 2015 - April 2019: Ph.D. Student / Research Associate GFZ Potsdam - Project GRAMME

February 2013 – January 2015:  Researcher / Exploration geologist at Foundation of Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FFCUL) 

Education:

April 2019: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in Geochemistry by the University of Potsdam (Germany)

Ph.D. thesis - "Constraining the Hydrology at Minas da Panasqueira W-Sn-Cu deposit, Portugal"  (in English with German and Portuguese abstracts)

April 2015: M.Sc. in Economic Geology, specialization in Mineral Exploration by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL, Portugal).     

M.Sc. - thesis: “Comparative study of the volcanic sequences of the Ervidel-Roxo and Figueirinha Albernoa (Iberian Pyrite Belt) and their bearing on polymetallic massive sulfides” (in Portuguese with English abstract), under the supervision of António Manuel Nunes Mateus.

July 2012: B.Sc. (4 years) in Geology (Geology and Natural Resources) at FCUL.     

B.Sc. - thesis: “Contribution to the mineralogical textural and micro-analytical study of the hydrothermal alteration and mineralization at the Lombador Orebody, Neves Corvo (Iberian Pyrite Belt)” (in Portuguese with English abstract), under the supervision of Jorge Manuel Rodrigues dos Sanchos Relvas.

Projects:

"Melts-Fluids-Models: keys to understanding ore-forming processes at the world-class Neves Corvo massive sulphide deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt." - 2021-2023

SPP 2238 - DOME Webpage

GRAMME - "Granites, Models, Metals: Quantification of ore forming processes in granitic intrusions as basis for exploration models for trace metals" - 2015-2020

Awards:

2015:  Academic Merit Award, awarded by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

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