Carles Canet

Carles Canet
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México | UNAM · Institute of Geophysics

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Introduction
(a) Link between methane seeps and Paleozoic bedded barite deposits. (b) Hydrothermal alteration in geothermal environments. (c) Geoheritage and geoparks.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • Academic Secretary
August 2013 - September 2017
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • Academic Secretary
January 2013 - July 2013
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • Head of Department

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Publications (181)
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The Mazatán barite deposits, Sonora, NW Mexico, represent an outstanding example of Paleozoic bedded barite, a poorly understood type of mineral deposit of major economic interest. The deposits of this type commonly occur hosted by shales and are characterized by the lack of base-metal sulfide mineralization, in contrast to classic sedimentary-exha...
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A boiling model that considers the increase of salinity due to the steam loss and uses a combined density of the coexisting vapor and liquid phases was applied to fluid inclusion data from Los Azufres geothermal zone and froman Eocene epithermal vein of Taxco. These case studies are taken as examples of active and fossil hydrothermal systems, respe...
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The Guaymas Basin spreading center, at 2000 m depth in the Gulf of California, is overlain by a thick sedimentary cover. Across the basin, localized temperature anomalies, with active methane venting and seep fauna exist in response to magma emplacement into sediments. These sites evolve over thousands of years as magma freezes into doleritic sills...
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The Pathé geothermal zone, in the eastern portion of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, attracted a variety of scientists and explorers since late 18th century. Joseph Burkart (1798-1870), a German mining engineer disciple of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), provided in 1836 elaborated geological descriptions of the zone; for these early reports,...
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Para evaluar la percepción social de los paisajes de Hidalgo, se desarrolló un cuestionario electrónico que se aplicó en dos instituciones de enseñanza media superior del Geoparque ‘Comarca Minera’. El tamaño de la muestra fue de 197 individuos (116 corresponden a una escuela rural y 81 a una urbana). El sitio preferido por su paisaje es el geositi...
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) presents an upper limit for lead in drinking water of 10 parts per billion ppb. Typically, to reach this level of sensitivity, expensive metrology is required. To increase the sensitivity range of low-cost devices, this paper explores the prospects of using a volume reduction technique of a boiled water sample do...
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Isotope identification is a recurrent problem in gamma spectroscopy with high purity germanium detectors. In this work, new strategies are introduced to facilitate this type of analysis. Five criteria are used to identify the parent isotopes making a query on a large database of gamma-lines from a multitude of isotopes producing an output list whos...
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) presents an upper limit for lead in drinking water of 10 parts per billion ppb. Typically, to reach this level of sensitivity, expensive metrology is required. To increase the sensitivity of low cost devices, this paper explores the prospects of using a volume reduction technique of a boiled water sample doped wi...
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El geoturismo se ha posicionado como una estrategia innovadora que fomenta el desarrollo sostenible. Esta modalidad emergente del turismo posiblemente va a experimentar un gran crecimiento durante las próximas décadas, coadyuvando al desarrollo de muchas regiones del mundo que quedan fuera de los circuitos turísticos tradicionales. Los Geoparques M...
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The γ-ray flux inside La Quaalude mine, the selected site for the construction of the underground laboratory LABChico in Mexico, is reported for energies below 3 MeV. Data were recorded with a 0.669 kg thallium-activated sodium iodide (NaI) crystal detector deployed for 3.6 hr. The detector response was calculated via Monte Carlo simulations with G...
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The Ab‐Bid deposit, located in the Tabas‐Posht e Badam metallogenic belt (TPMB) in Cen‐ tral Iran, is the largest Pb‐Zn (±Cu) deposit in the Behabad‐Kuhbanan mining district. Sulfide min‐ eralization in the Ab‐Bid deposit formed in Middle Triassic carbonate rocks and contains galena and sphalerite with minor pyrite, chalcopyrite, chalcocite, and ba...
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Large outcrops of jasperoids occur in the ‘Montaña de Manganeso’ mining district in north-central Mexico. They range from massive manganiferous jasperoids to highly brecciated, hematitic jasperoid. The jasperoids of ‘Montaña de Manganeso’ occur mainly as replacements of limestone, sandstone and shale, commonly nearby high-angle fault systems. The m...
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The Cerro de Las Navajas Obsidian is a volcanic rock within the Comarca Minera UNESCO Global Geopark (Hidalgo, Mexico) that possesses outstanding archaeological, cultural and geological value. It exhibits a unique green-golden macro-scopic hue and was exploited and traded since ca. 250 BC, by successive Mesoamerican cultures, and until early Coloni...
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To reach the ambitious goals and targets of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development it is compulsory to pay special attention to those strategies that arise from local communities. In this contribution we present a comparative study on local initiatives pursuing development through the sustainable use of the geoheritage, of two territories o...
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En este trabajo se infieren los mecanismos de transporte y movilidad del mercurio en el sistema geotérmico Araró-Simirao, que se asocian a un sistema de fallas de tipo normal y orientación general NE-SW, a través de la modelación hidrogeoquímica del Hg en agua y suelos y su relación con la concentración de Hg en el aire. Se realizó un muestreo de a...
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The Araró-Simirao geothermal system is located in the southeastern part of the Cuitzeo Lake depression, in the central part of the TransMexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB) province. It is a convective hydrothermal system dominated by sodium chloride water and high boron content. The thermal springs mainly release CO2 and lower concentrations of H2S, H2, a...
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The Montaña de Manganeso is a manganese vein-type deposit spatially associated with back-arc basin remnants of the Guerrero tectonostratigraphic terrane. The study of major- and trace-element geochemical characteristics of the deposit provides insight into the controls on ore-forming processes within the area. The deposit is characterized by low Co...
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The genetic model, including conditions under which mineralization formed, and relative timing of mineralization are critical questions for SEDEX deposits. There is increasing awareness that sub-seafloor replacement is an important process in the formation of some SEDEX deposits. We have studied the Hossein-Abad and Western Haft-Savaran Zn-Pb SEDEX...
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The «Cerro de Las Navajas Obsidian» is a rock within the Comarca Minera, Hidalgo UNESCO Global Geopark, Mexico, that possesses outstanding archaeological, cultural and geological value. It exhibits a unique green-golden macroscopic hue and was exploited and traded since ca. 250 BC, by successive Mesoamerican cultures and until early Colonial times...
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Comments are presented on the paper by Rosado-González et al. (Geoheritage 12:36, 2020), an attempt of quantification ―based on social perception― of the performance of four Latin American UNESCO Global Geoparks against a set of Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations “2030 Agenda”). Beyond analyzing the ethical considerations and potential c...
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This article reports the characterization of two High Purity Germanium detectors performed by extracting and comparing their efficiencies using experimental data and Monte Carlo simulations. The efficiencies were calculated for pointlike $\gamma$-ray sources as well as for extended calibration sources. Characteristics of the detectors such as energ...
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This paper explores the prospect of CMOS devices to assay lead in drinking water, using calorimetry. Lead occurs together with traces of radioisotopes, e.g. Lead-210, producing $\gamma$-emissions with energies ranging from 10 keV to several 100 keV when they decay; this range is detectable in silicon sensors. In this paper we test a CMOS camera (Ox...
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The Molango deposits of eastern central Mexico are the largest Mn deposits in Northamerica. These deposits are hosted by late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) black shales belonging to the Chipoco formation. Mineralogical, sedimentological, geochemical and isotopic methods were employed to investigate the genesis of the deposit. Mineralogical and geochemica...
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The Velardeña mining district is economically the most important of Durango state. The ore deposits occur in different skarn zones developed within the intrusive contact between Mesozoic limestones and Eocene granitic stocks and dikes. The most important ore deposits are related to the Santa María dike and Reyna de Cobre porphyritic stock (separate...
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Manganese mineralization at Montaña de Manganeso, San Luis Potosí state, consists of oxide ores that form sharp contacts with volcanic host rocks. The orebodies are generally in the form of veins and irregular masses, and locally as mineralized breccias. Petrographic analyses indicate that the mineralization is multi-episodic, with colloform and cr...
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The Koushk Zn-Pb deposit is the largest known and least deformed and non-metamorphosed Early Cambrian shale-hosted massive sulfide (SHMS) deposit at Central Iran. The current remaining reserves are estimated to be greater than 14 Mt ore, averaging 7% Zn and 1.5% Pb; the primary resources ore of the deposit is estimated to be more than 60 Mt. At thi...
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The Velardeña mining district is economically the most important of Durango state. The ore deposits occur in different skarn zones developed within the intrusive contact between Mesozoic limestones and Eocene granitic stocks and dikes. The most important ore deposits are related to the Santa María dike and Reyna de Cobre porphyritic stock (separate...
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La «Obsidiana del Cerro de Las Navajas» es una roca dentro del Geoparque Mundial UNESCO Comarca Minera, México, que posee importancia arqueológica, cultural, y científica. La actividad extractiva que, históricamente se ha practicado en el lugar, así como los usos y costumbres ofrecen posibilidades de discutir la temática de la geoconservación y la...
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Los historiadores de la Geología sitúan la edad heroica de esta disciplina en el filo de los siglos XVIII y XIX, cuando se atestiguó la elaboración de un bosquejo completo de la historia de la Tierra y la superficie entera quedó sometida al escrutinio científico. Este inventario incluyó el reconocimiento de los minerales, metales y recursos natural...
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A significant amount of heavy metals, among them Hg, is emitted into the atmosphere from natural sources. However, the knowledge of Hg emissions from geothermal sources is still poorly investigated; they are therefore often considered as negligible contributors to the atmosphere. However, Bagnato et al. (2015) has reported up to 822 ngm-3 in the ai...
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Hot springs with associated Mn-Ag mineralization were identified in the intertidal zone of the Bahia Concepcion Bay of the central-eastern Baja California Peninsula. Hot spring activity is related to a system of NW-SE faults that are associated with the opening of the Gulf of California. The hot springs are hosted by Miocene volcanic and volcanicla...
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Geochemical mass balances, supported by mineral characterization and whole-rock elemental analyses, were used to decipher the alteration paragenesis and to understand the elemental mobility related to the interaction of hydrothermal fluids with volcanic rocks (ignimbrites and lavas ranging from rhyolite to dacite) from the Acoculco geothermal syste...
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The Malayer-Esfahan Metallogenic belt (MEMB), in the southwestern Iran, contains numerous different types of the sediment-hosted Zn-Pb (±Ba±Ag), volcanic-sediment hosted Zn-Pb ± Ba, sideritic Fe-Mn-Pb (±Ba±Cu), and barite mineralizations. These deposits are hosted mostly in Jurassic shales and sandstones and in Early to Late Cretaceous carbonates a...
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La zona geotérmica de San Bartolomé de los Baños, al SE del estado de Guanajuato (México), contiene alrededor de 150 manifestaciones termales, con temperaturas de descarga de hasta 92 °C y pH de 6.0‒9.2. Los manantiales termales y las zonas de alteración hidrotermal asociadas se distribuyen a lo largo de la falla de San Bartolomé, de dirección N‒S...
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Satellite imagery was used to assess the suspended sediment concentration (SSC) of the plume at the Grijalva river mouth, Gulf of Mexico. The SSC was calculated with the algorithm of Topliss. The algorithm was created for Lansdast 5 MSS. For this study it was validated the results for Landsat 7 ETM+ and Landsat 8 OLI. The depth of the ocean floor w...
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO's aim is "to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information". UNESCO has been str...
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Manganese mineralization at Montaña de Manganeso, in central Mexico, is composed of manganese oxides that form sharp contacts with the host rock. The deposit occurs mainly as fault-controlled, irregular veins, which vary in width from about 5 m up to 30 m and are spatially related to black jasperoids.The presence of jasperoids, cavity-filling textu...
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Ore deposit research and particle physics converge in an inactive underground mine. An interdisciplinary study is being carried out at the Río el Milagro historical mine workings, a geosite located in El Chico municipality, Comarca Minera UNESCO Global Geopark, Mexico. Combining these two scientific initiatives at the same geosite, with the geoeduc...
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The Santa Fe mining district is located in the Central Andean tin belt of Bolivia and contains several Sn-Zn-Pb-Ag deposits. From the economic point of view, the most important deposits of the district are Japo, Santa Fe and Morococala. Beyond the traditional metal commodities, the Central Andean Tin Belt could become an exploration target for indi...
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Guía ilustrada de los geositios del Geoparque Mundial UNESCO Comarca Minera. 31 geositios.
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Authigenic carbonate crusts, surface muds and bivalve shell fragments have been recovered from inactive and active recently discovered cold seep sites in central Guaymas Basin. In this study, for first time, redox conditions and fluid sources involved in mineral precipitation were investigated by analyzing the mineralogy and textures of surface sam...
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In the tract of the Chihuahua and Sabina intracratonic basins , stratabound copper deposits are systematically hosted by siliciclastic rocks of the Las Vigas, San Marcos and Huizachal formations. The deposits in the Las Vigas area, Chihuahua, occur in the upper part of the Valanginian-Hauterivian Las Vigas Formation, which is conformably overlain b...
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La Comarca Minera de Hidalgo (México) es desde mayo de 2017 un Geoparque Mundial de la UNESCO; dicha denominación se justifica por un geopatrimonio de relevancia internacional que incluye: (a) el sistema epitermal (Ag‒Au) de clase mundial de Pachuca‒Real del Monte; (b) la localidad tipo de la tridimita y la cristobalita; (c) los basaltos con disyun...
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Volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits are the most conspicuous type of deposits that formed during the Mesozoic in Mexico. Many Mexican VMS deposits display “classical” Kuroko-type mineral zonation and structure, and some of them, as Cuale and La Minita formed in shallow submarine environments. The most prospective time window for the formati...
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The Santa Fe Mining District (SFD) is located in the Bolivian portion of the Central Andean Belt, which is an important tin province that hosts abundant world-class deposits, some of them with high indium content. In this work, we studied the mineralizations of Japo, Santa Fe and Morococala, in the SFD, in order to understand the mineralizing proce...
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The manganese mining district of Montaña de Manganeso is located to the northeast of the city of San Luis Potosí, 72 km northwest of the Charcas Ag-Pb-Zn-Cu mining district, in the central part of Mexico. In the district are exposed heavily folded and partially metamorphosed sedimentary series that host the ore mineralization and are attributed to...
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The Xilitla section of central Mexico, proto-North Atlantic, is characterized by pelagic sediments enriched in marine organic matter. Using biostratigraphic and radiometric data, it was dated at the latest Cenomanian–earliest Turonian transition. We identified an interval coeval with the turnover of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2, recording the Heterohelix...