Visiting scientist Maisa Abram
We welcome Maisa Abram and her partner Francisco Gomez, who are working at Acadia for the period from August to January 2019. Maisa has been Chief of Mineral Research at the Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM) for the past 14 years, based in Salvador, Bahia, working on mainly igneous and hydrothermal mineral deposits. She is now working on phosphate deposits, as part of a PhD project at the University of Bahia, and has come to Acadia to work with Peir Pufahl on these rocks, using the newly installed XRD and CL facilities and the SEM in the ACMA.
Francisco Gomez is a mining geologist who has worked on iron and graphite deposits in the past, but now is especially interested in Ti and REE sources. He is hoping to improve his English also during his stay in Nova Scotia.