Email: geo.filipa.luz@gmail.com

ORCID: 0000-0002-2913-2803

PhD project (since 2016): “Multi-elemental and isotope geochemistry of metapelites from the Volcano-Sedimentary Complex (Iberian Pyrite Belt, Portugal): unravelling fingerprints of different sources, sedimentary environments and exhalative-hydrothermal activity”; Supervisor: António Mateus (Full Professor)

Motivation: Most of the time Mineral Exploration use geological mapping, drill holes and geophysical methods to find new mineral deposits, but I consider fundamental  that mineral exploration should always comprehend microanalytical studies and whole rock composition studies to improve knowledge and define the precise geochemical processes that can be control the genesis of economic mineralization. Therefore, my study intend to contribute towards the development of new exploration guidelines.


MAIN PUBLICATIONS

F. Luz; A. Mateus; E. Ferreira; J. Figueiras; C. Tassinari; L. Gonçalves, 2018 (submited), Recognising metasedimentary sequences potentially hosting concealed massive sulphide accumulations in the Iberian Pyrite Belt using geochemical fingerprints.

International peer-reviewed publications 

F.Luz,A.Mateus, J.X.Matos, M.A.Gonçalves, 2014 Copper, Zn and Pb soil geochemistry data from the NE domain of the Iberian Pyrite Belt in Portugal: implications for mineral exploration. Geochemistry; Exploration, Environment and Analysis, vol.14, pp 341-358. DOI: 10.1144/geochem2012-196

F.Luz,A.Mateus, J.X.Matos, M.A.Gonçalves, 2013 Cu- and Zn-Soil Anomalies in the NE Border of the South Portuguese Zone (Iberian Variscides, Portugal) Identified by Multifractal and Geostatistical Analyses. Natural Resources Research, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 195-215. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-013-9217-5

Luz F., Mateus A., Matos J.X., Gonçalves M.A. 2012 Geochemistry of stream sediments southwards of the SW Variscan suture in Portugal (Guadiana and Chança river basins): insights into element anomalies of variable origin and intensity. Applied Earth Science – Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. B, 121 (3), 137-150. DOI: 10.1179/1743275813Y


Conference proceedings (extended abstract)

Luz, F., Mateus, A., Figueiras, J., 2018. Elemental geochemistry of metasediments from the Aljustrel area, Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB), Portugal: implications for mineral exploration. SEG Conference, Colorado (EUA).

Luz, F., Mateus, A., Figueiras, J., Tassinari, C.G., Gonçalves, L. 2017. Whole-rock chemistry and Pb Isotope Compositions in metasediments of the Iberian Pyrite Belt; relevance to Mineral Exploration, Goldschmidt Conference, Paris.

Luz, F., Mateus, A., Figueiras, J., Rodrigues, P., Gonçalves, L., 2015. Fingerprints of Pre-Metamorphic Hydrothermal Alteration Affecting Metapelites from the Iberian Pyrite Belt; Implications for Massive Sulphide Ore Exploration. X Congresso Ibérico de Geoquímica, Alfragide – Portugal.


Conference proceedings (oral presentation)

Luz, F. 2016, Multi-elemental and isotope geochemistry on metassediments in Iberian Pyrite Belt: relevance to mineral exploration  Raw Materials University Day – FCUL, Portugal International Mining Business and Investment (PIMBIS), FIL, Lisbon, Portugal

Luz, F., Mateus, A., Figueiras, J., Rodrigues, P., Gonçalves, L., 2015. Fingerprints of Pre-Metamorphic Hydrothermal Alteration Affecting Metapelites from the Iberian Pyrite Belt; Implications for Massive Sulphide Ore Exploration. X Congresso Ibérico de Geoquímica, Alfragide – Portugal.

Luz F., Mateus A., Matos J.X, 2010 Soils and stream sediments geochemistry applied to the massive sulphide exploration in the northern area of the South Portuguese Zone. LI Sesja Studenkich Kól Naukowych Pionu Górniczego – SGA Baltic Student Chapter, Krakow, Poland.

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Workshops 

Luz F., Mateus A., Matos J.X., Gonçalves M.A. 2015. Geochemistry of soils and stream sediments in the NE border of the Iberian Pyrite Belt: implications to mineral exploration.Workshop de Solos em Prospeção Mineira, Centro de Ciência Viva do Lousal, Grândola, Portugal.


Unpublished technical reports 

Mateus, A.; Figueiras, J.; F.; Luz, F.; 2016. Prospecção mineral no “Polígono Albernoa” (Faixa Piritosa Ibérica, Portugal); Caracterização detalhada de três sondagens mecânicas (ALB01, ALB02 e ALB03); Estudos mineralógicos e geoquímicos. Relatório Final apresentado à Empresa Portuguesa de Obras Subterrâneas S.A., FFCUL, Lisboa: 56 pg.

Mateus, A.; Figueiras, J.; Monteiro Santos, F.; Luz, F.; Khalil, M.; Gonçalves, S.; Farzamian, M..; Rodrigues, P.; Bernardo, I.; 2015. Prospecção mineral no “Polígono Albernoa” (Faixa Piritosa Ibérica, Portugal); Re-avaliação geofísica detalhada de três áreas prioritárias, refinamento lito-estratigráfico e geoquímico de sequências silto-pelíticas inferiores e follow up. Relatório Final apresentado à Empresa Portuguesa de Obras Subterrâneas S.A., FFCUL, Lisboa: 66 pg + Anexos

Mateus, A.; Figueiras, J.; Monteiro Santos, F.; Luz, F.; Khalil, M.; Codeço, M.; Gonçalves, S.; Godinho, E.; Farzamian, M.; Moreira, B.; Rodrigues, P.; Jorge, R.C.G.S.; Henriques, C.; 2015. Prospecção mineral no “Polígono Albernoa” (Faixa Piritosa Ibérica, Portugal); avaliação integrada de três áreas prioritárias recorrendo a dados multidisciplinares e follow up. Relatório Final apresentado à Empresa Portuguesa de Obras Subterrâneas S.A., FFCUL, Lisboa: 291 pg + Anexos

Mateus, A.; Figueiras, J.; Monteiro Santos, F.; Luz, F.; Khalil, M.; Codeço, M.; Gonçalves, S.; Godinho, E.; Santos, E.; Rodrigues, P.; 2014. Prospecção mineral no “Polígono Albernoa” (Faixa Piritosa Ibérica, Portugal); avaliação integrada de dados geológicos e geofísicos existentes, novas informações mineralógicas e geoquímicas e follow up. Relatório Final apresentado à Empresa Portuguesa de Obras Subterrâneas S.A., FFCUL, Lisboa: 260 pg + Anexos.


Dissertation

Luz, F.; 2011. A geoquímica de solos e sedimentos de corrente na prospecção de mineralizações sufuretadas no sector NE da Zona Sul Portuguesa. MSc Thesis, University of Lisbon, 124 p.


  Education

Courses

  • Radiogenic and Non-traditional Isotopes: Analytical Methods and Application – 7th to 10th of March 2017, Goethe University, Frankfurt, supervision Axel Gerdes (Goethe University)
  • 14th Freiberg Short Course in Economic Geology: Iron Oxide Copper Gold and Iron Oxide Apatite Deposits – 7th to 10th of December 2016, TU Bergakademie, Freiberg, under supervison of Robert Marschik (LMU Munique) and Tero Niiranen (Geological Survey of Finland)
  • ENVIREE Workshop on Rare earths supply, separation and processing: 9th of November 2016, at Congress Centre of IST, Civil Engineering Building, Lisbon, Portugal
  • EarthSystem Summer Course: Introduction to numerical modelling using Underworld Software: 12th to 16th of September 2016, at Faculty of Sciences – University of Lisbon, under supervision of Nicolas Riel (University of Durnham)
  • Deformation microstructures: in rocks and ice: A short course focusing on ductile deformation microstructures, veins and fluid flow, Évora University under supervision of Dr. Paul D. Bons (Tübignen University, Germany), 23rd and 24th November, 2015
  • EDXRF in mineral exploration and soil analysis, Lusófona University, under the supervision of Dr. Pedro Santos EDM (Empresa de Desenvolvimento Mineiro), June 2015.
  • Methamorphism and Thermodynamics in Variscan contexts, Évora University, February 2015.
  • Technical Session on Surpac Software Workshop by GEOVIA (Mining Software Solutions) November 2013
  • Short Course on Uranium Mineralizations at Portuguese Geological Survey (LNEG), under the supervision of Dr. Michel Cuney, Lisbon, 21st – 25th February 2012.
  • Extractive Industry Forum – Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, October 2011.
  • Raw Materials Initiative: Towards Providing Secure and Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources at Portuguese Geological Survey (LNEG) – Lisbon, February 2010

 

Degrees & Experience

 2013 – 2016 – Researcher on the technical-scientific protocol between Fundação da FCUL and EPOS, S.A.. Implementation of monitoring mineral exploration and research activities on the Albernoa area (Iberian Pyrite Belt, Portugal).

 2012 (april – june) – Geologist processing of samples (soil and rock) including spraying them for further chemical analysis of total rock – VisaConsultores, S.A.

 2011 (september) – 2012 (april) –  Geologist (research collaborator) – Soil and clay analysis by X-ray difraction at Centro de Geologia da Universidade de Lisboa

2009 – 2011: Master in Economic Geology – specialization in Mineral Exploration: Faculty of Sciences_ University of Lisbon

2004 – 2009: Degree in Geology, branch: natural resources – Faculty of Sciences_ University of Lisbon