COPEDIM is an International Joint Laboratory about "Copper and Pediment"
COPEDIM is an international research group in geosciences (Geomorphology, Geology and Geochemistry) focusing on the development of geological erosion surfaces (called pediments) in the Andes and on associated supergene concentration of some metals like copper.
How and when did erosion and weathering surfaces develop in mountain ranges is a crucial issue to reconstruct climatic and tectonic changes through geological times. Understanding the possible link with supergene mineralization has economic implications.
This network has been initiated by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). It has the structure of a "virtual laboratory", with directors, scientific comity, researchers and technicians belonging to different chilean, peruvian, canadian and french institutions. It is supported by these institutions and industry. Its center of gravity is located at UCN, Antofagasta.
October 6, 2016
Visit of the evaluation committee of COPEDIM at UCN, Antofagasta.
September 3, 2015
Small workshop at GET in Toulouse. Talks by R. Riquelme (UCN), E. Campos (UCN), H. Pizzaro (UCN), C. Sanchez (UCN-GET)
August 24-27th, 2015
Copedim' researchers participate to the SGA congres in Nancy to present works about relationships between supergene copper, pale-environnement and geomorphology.
August 9-14, 2015
Lectures at UCN and field work about pedimentation and supergene copper for Peruvian (UNI, Ingemmet Lima) and Chilean (UCN) students and ingeniors, by R. Riquelme (UCN), S. Carretier (IRD-GET) and H. Pizzaro (UCN).
An article in Mineria Chile about Copedim
R. Riquelme wins a REDES project from the Conicyt to strengthen the networking between Copedim participants
August 18-23th, 2014
Winter course at UCN (Antofagasta, Chile) about pediment formation and supergene processes
with students from U. Chile (Santiago), UCN and UNI (Lima, Perú).
December 2d, 2013
Workshop Copedim (Departamento de Geologìa U. Chile)
November 11-16th, 2013
Lectures and field work about pedimentation and supergene copper for Peruvian (UNI Lima) and Chilean (UCN) students, by R. Riquelme (UCN), E. Campos (UCN) and S. Carretier (IRD-GET).
August 8th, 2013
Signature of the COPEDIM specific convention between IRD and UCN in Antofagasta.
kick-off meeting in Antofagasta
One day about pedimentation, weathering and supergene processes