Our scientists are reconstructing deep-earth processes through the study of mantle xenoliths - fragments of mantle rock brought to the surface with rising magmas.
This project aims to reconstruct earth processes taking place under hotspot volcanoes, including deep carbonate activity and oceanic mantle evolution.
We are using petrology and geochemistry to better understand the magma production processes taking place beneath Calatrava, Spain.
A project to unravel the evolution of southern Patagonian mantle and the continental separation of South America and Antarctica.
Igneous petrologist and volcanologist working on arc magmatism and active volcanoes.
Dr Chiara Maria Petrone
Research Leader, Petrology
Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
The Natural History Museum