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Welcome to the Webpage of the Geochemistry Division (Abteilung Geochemie) of the Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum (GZG) at the Georg August University of Göttingen.

Here you will find information on people, research, teaching and excursions, as well as directions how to find us.

We also provide a short historical summary on research in geochemistry, starting from Viktor Moritz Goldschmidt early last century.

Our research areas include igneous geochemistry and evolution of magma systems mainly at convergent plate margins (Andes, Central America, Kamchatka, Italy).

A comprehensive geochemical data base on igneous rocks from the Central Andean Volcanic Zone (>1500 analyses) is provided here through a clickable map. You are also welcome to download the data base as excel sheet, kml-file. When using, please refer to our recent publications by Mamani et al (2008, 2009).

For more information an downloads (Teaching materials, field excursion report on the student excursion to the Andes and touristic information on Parinacota Volcano and the Lauca National Park see here: Andes excursion


Volcanism in the Central Andes

SOTA7 - Field guides

"La Pacana und Lascar": download

"Arica – Taapaca – Parinacota": download

SOTA7 - Meeting Report


                                                        „Meeting Report" in ELEMENTS, February 2019: download



The rise of the Andes reflected in ignimbrite super-eruptions

The rise of the Andes reflected in ignimbrite super-eruptions

by M. Brandmeier

This storymap summarises and visualizes data and findings from three publications: Brandmeier 2014, Freymuth et al. 2015 and Brandmeier & Wörner 2016. The interested reader is referred to these publications in addition to this online application.

The Andes are the longest mountain range in the world with an N-S extent of ca. 7,000 km. They formed at a convergent plate margin where the Nazca plate is subducted below the South American plate. The average height is about 4,000 m with the highest mountain, the Aconcagua (Argentina), reaching an elevation of 6,962 m ...

Follow this link to read the full article => The rise of the Andes reflected in ignimbrite super-eruptions



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