- Science of Mineral Resources Division
- UCHIDA, Etsuo
- Yamazaki, Atsushi
- Geoexploration Engineering Division
- SAITOH, Akira
- KAMURA, Kazuo
- Development and Environmental Engineering Division
- KURIHARA, Masanori
- FURUI, Kenji
- Resources Processing and Recycling Division
- OWADA, Shuji
- TOKORO, Chiharu
- Materials Processing Engineering Division
- YAMAGUCHI, Katsunori
- Environmental Protection Engineering Division
- OKOCHI, Hiroshi
- MURATA, Masaru
Laboratory of Geochemistry of Mineral Resources
@The major research subjects of Prof. Uchidafs laboratory are gElucidation of the formation mechanism of mineral resourcesh and gScientific research of masonry cultural heritages and their conservationh.
@In order to obtain geochemical information useful for mineral exploration, we are attempting to elucidate the formation mechanism of mineral resources. We focus on hydrothermal deposits related to granitic rocks, and aim to elucidate physicochemical factors controlling the formation of ore deposits. To achieve this, geological survey experiments and numerical simulation of the interaction between rocks/minerals and hydrothermal fluids (under the supercritical conditions) are carried out.
@In addition, petrological investigation is conducted for stone materials used for masonry cultural heritages (such as the Angkor monuments, Cambodia) in order to elucidate their construction processes. Moreover, for the conservation of precious cultural heritage, the deterioration mechanism of stone materials is investigated.