Grupos de investigación


Publicaciones SCI

2020. González-Jiménez JM., Piña R., Kerestedjian T., Gervilla F., Borrajo I., Farré-de Pablo J., Proenza J., Tornos F., Roqué J. and Nieto, F. Mechanisms for Pd-Au enrichment in porphyry-epithermal ores of the Elatsite deposit, Bulgaria. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, in press. DOI:

2020. Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Helmy, H., Fonseca, ROC., Ballhaus, C. Partition behavior of platinum-group elements during the segregation of arsenide melts from sulfide magma. American Mineralogist, in press. DOI:

2019. Merinero, R., Ortega, L., Lunar, R., Piña, R., Cárdenes, V. Framboidal chalcopyrite and bornite constrain redox conditions during formation of their host rocks in the copper stratabound mineralization of Picachos, north-central Chile. Ore Geology Reviews, v. 112, doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.103037

2019. Junge, M., Oberthür, T., Kraemer, D., Melcher, F., Piña, R., Derrey, IT, Manyeruke, T., Strauss, H. Distribution of platinum-group elements in pristine and near-sulfide oxidized Platreef ore and the variation along strike, northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Mineralium Deposita, v. 54, p. 885-912.

2018. Barnes SJ., Staude S., LeVaillant M., Piña R., Lightfoot PC. Sulfide-silicate textures in magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide ore deposits: massive, semi-massive and sulfide-matrix breccia ores. Ore Geology Reviews, v. 101, p. 629-651

2018. Barnes SJ., Piña, R., LeVaillant, M. Textural development in sulfide-matrix ore breccias in the Aguablanca Ni-Cu deposit, Spain, revealed by X-ray fluorescence microscopy. Ore Geology Reviews, v. 95, p. 849-862.

2016. Chinchilla, D., Arroyo, X., Merinero, R., Piña, R., Nieto, F., Ortega, L. and Lunar, R. Chlorite geothermometry applied to massive and oscillatory-zoned radiated Mn-rich chlorites in the Patricia Zn-Pb-Ag epithermal deposit (NE, Chile). Applied Clay Sciences, v. 134, p. 210-220. doi: 10.1016/j.clay.2016.10.013

2016. Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S-J, Oberthür, T. and Lunar, R. Platinum-group element concentrations in pyrite from the Main Sulfide Zone, Great Dyke, Zimbabwe. Mineralium Deposita, v. 51, p. 853-872. doi: 10.1007/s00126-016-0642-3

2016. Chinchilla, D., Ortega, L., Piña, R., Merinero, R., Moncada, D., Bodnar, RJ; Quesada, C., Valverde, A. and Lunar, R. The Patricia Zn-Pb-Ag epithermal ore deposit: an uncommon type of mineralization in northeastern Chile. Ore Geology Reviews, v. 73, p. 104-126 doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.10.026 

2015. Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S.-J., Ortega, L. and Lunar, R. Liquid immiscibility between arsenide and sulfide melts: evidence from a LA-ICP-MS study in magmatic deposits at Serranía de Ronda (Spain)Mineralium Deposita, v. 50-3, p. 265-279, doi: 10.1007/s00126-014-0534-3

2014. Merinero, R., Lunar, R., Ortega, L., Piña, R., Monterrubio, S. and Gervilla, F. Zoned chromite records multiple metamorphic episodes in the Calzadilla de los Barros ultramafic bodies (SW Iberian Peninsula)European Journal of Mineralogy, in press, doi: 10.1127/ejm/2014/0026-2406

2013. Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S.-J., Ortega, L. and Lunar, R. Partition coefficients of platinum-group and chalcophile elements between arsenide and sulfide phases as determined in the Beni Bousera Cr-Ni mineralization (North Morocco)Economic Geology, v. 108-5, p. 935-951.

2013. Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Barnes, S.-J., Ortega, L. and Lunar, R. Platinum-group elements-bearing pyrite from the Aguablanca Ni-Cu sulphide deposit (SW Spain): a LA-ICP-MS studyEuropean Journal of Mineralogy, v. 25, p. 241-252.

2013. Merinero, R., Lunar, R., Ortega, L., Piña, R., Monterrubio, S. and Gervilla, F. Hydrothermal palladium and platinum enrichment in podiform chromitites of Calzadilla de los Barros (SW Iberian Peninsula). The Canadian Mineralogist, v. 51, p. 387-404.

2012. Piña, R., Gervilla, F., Ortega, L. and Lunar, R. Geochemical constraints on the origin of the Ni-Cu sulfide ores in the Tejadillas prospect (Cortegana Igneous Complex), SW SpainResource Geology, v. 62, p. 263-280

2012. Merinero, R.; Ruiz-Bermejo, M.; Menor-Salván, C.; Lunar, R.; Martínez-Frías, J. Tracing organic compounds in aerobically altered methane­derived carbonate pipes (Gulf of Cadiz, SW Iberia). Sedimentary geology v. 263-264, p. 174-182.

2012. Merinero, R.; Lunar, R.; Martínez-Frías, J. Mechanisms of trace metals enrichments in submarine methane-derived carbonate chimneys from the Gulf of CadizJournal of Geochemical Exploration v. 112, p. 297-305.

2012. Piña, R.; Gervilla, F.; Barnes, S.-J.; Ortega, L. and Lunar, R. Distribution of platinum-group and chalcophile elements in the Aguablanca Ni-Cu sulfide deposit (SW Spain): evidence from a LA-ICP-MS studyChemical Geology, v. 302-303, p. 61-75.

2010. Piña, R.; Romeo, I.; Ortega, L.; Lunar, R.; Capote, R.; Gervilla, F.; Tejero, R. and Quesada, C. Origin and emplacement of the Aguablanca magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide deposit, SW Iberia: a multidisciplinary approachGeological Society of American Bulletin, v. 122, p. 915-925.

2009. Merinero, R.; Lunar, R.; Somoza, L.; Díaz del Río, V.; Martínez-Frías, J. Nucleation, growth and oxidation of framboidal pyrite associated with hydrocarbon-derived submarine chimneys: lessons learned from the Gulf of CadizEuropean Journal of Mineralogy v. 21, p. 947-961.

2008. Piña, R.; Gervilla, F.; Ortega, L. and Lunar, R. Mineralogy and geochemistry of platinum-group elements in the Aguablanca Ni-Cu deposit (SW Spain)Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 92 no. 1-2, p. 259-282.

2008. Romeo, I.; Tejero, R.; Capote, R. y Lunar, R. 3D gravity modelling of the Aguablanca Stock, tectonic control and emplacement of a Variscan gabbronorite bearing a Ni-Cu-PGE ore, SW Iberia. Geological Magazine, v. 145, p. 345-359.

2008. Merinero, R.; Lunar, R.; Martínez-Frías, J.; Somoza, L.; Díaz del Río, V. Iron minerals in hydrocarbon seeps related carbonates, Gulf of Cadiz (southwest Iberian Peninsula)Marine and Petroleum Geology v. 25, p. 706-713.

2006. Piña, R.; Lunar, R.; Ortega, L.; Gervilla, F.; Alapieti, T. and Martínez, C. Petrology and geochemistry of mafic-ultramafic fragments from the Aguablanca (SW Spain) Ni-Cu ore breccia: implications for the genesis of the deposit. Economic Geology, v. 101, p. 865-881.

2006. Romeo, I., Lunar, R., Capote, R., Quesada, C., Dunning, G. R., Piña, R. and Ortega, L. U/Pb age constraints on Variscan Magmatism and Ni-Cu-PGE metallogeny in the Ossa-Morena Zone (SW Iberia). Journal of the Geological Society of London, v. 163, p. 837-846

2006. Romeo, I., Capote, R., Tejero, R., Lunar, R. y Quesada, C. Magma emplacement in transpression: The Santa Olalla Igneous Complex (Ossa-Morena Zone, SW Iberia). Journal of Structural Geology, v. 28, p. 1821-1834.