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Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Mining Volcanoes: Diamonds, Copper and Hot Water

Professor Richard Herrington


Volcanoes provide many natural resources from which society can benefit. Diamonds and most of the world’s copper are mined from eroded extinct volcanoes while many active volcanoes offer the possibility of extracting huge amounts of geothermal energy. The volcanic processes that transport diamonds to the Earth’s surface and enrich copper beneath volcanoes, show how volcanoes can be a major energy and resource.

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Professor Herrington is Head of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum.

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