Studies of Shallow Plutonic and Volcanic Systems

Image of a portion of the Sawtooth batholith in the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho. Images from former MD student TJ Williams (Idaho Geological Survey/U Idaho)
Research Interests

At several locations around the world, Dr. Piccoli (with Prof. Philip Candela) is studying textures in shallow granites (sub-volcanic) systems. Granites emplaced at shallow levels in the crust display a vareity of features that are not observed in rocks emplaced deep in the crust. Although much of this work has been concentrated in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, a variety of other locations are being studied in this work.

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[Studies of Shallow Plutonism][Apatite in Igneous Systems][Microanalysis]
[UHP/UHT Granulites][Studies of Metal Partitioning][Otoliths]

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