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DCO Highlights Marchettiite is Newly Discovered Carbon Mineral

Marchettiite is the latest in a series of new organic carbon minerals approved by the Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification [1]. It is the 13th and latest addition resulting…

DCO Highlights Magmatic CO Degassing in Afar Rift Video

From 1-12 November 2017, an international group of scientists headed to Afar, Ethiopia to measure carbon dioxide degassing in this rifting area, where three tectonic plates are spreading out.

DCO Research Hot, Deep Origin of Methane Revealed

Since the discovery of the first hydrothermal vents along the Galápagos Rift in 1977, scientists have puzzled over the origin of methane rising from these deep-sea hot springs. Regardless of…

DCO Highlights TED Talk on Deep Subsurface Microbes

Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have been on Earth since way before animals.

DCO Highlights Presentation | DCO 2017: Year in Review

Highlights of DCO activities in 2017, a presentation prepared by the DCO Secretariat.

DCO Highlights Consortium CarboPaT Funded Through 2021

Carbonates at high Pressures and Temperatures is a German research consortium launched in 2015 with support from the German Research Foundation to study carbonates at extreme conditions.

DCO Highlights Phase 2 Oman Drilling Project Update

Phase two of the Oman Drilling Project began in November 2017, and the team is currently hard at work collecting cores and cuttings.

DCO Research Methanogens Can’t Make It On Own

DCO members Susan Lang (University of South Carolina, USA) Gretchen Früh-Green, Stefano Bernasconi, (both at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland), William Brazelton (University of Utah, USA), and Matthew Schre

DCO Research Flawed Stones Carry Clues From Deep Mantle

Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere creates extremely oxidizing conditions at the surface. Anyone who has seen rusty metal has observed oxidation in action: the oxygen steals electrons from the metal,…

DCO Research ‘Kimberlite Bloom’ Caused by Deep Carbon Effects?

People have many uses for diamonds, ranging from engagement rings to industrial saws, and all of those uses were made possible by ancient eruptions of melted kimberlite. This carbon-rich magma forms…

DCO Highlights Passing of DCO Colleague and Mentor, David Hilton

Our DCO colleague Dave Hilton passed away Sunday, 7 January 2018 after a five-year battle with cancer (Multiple Myeloma). He will be remembered as a fantastic scientist, a great mentor and a friend…

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