Short Bio

Eloi González-Esvertit holds a four-year degree in Geology (2019) and a Master of Science in Mineral Deposits and Geological Hazards (2020).

His first academic experience was during an undergraduate internship in Geosciences Barcelona (GEO3BCN-CSIC), a centre of the Spanish Scientific Research Council specialized in Earth Sciences. He learned about geochronology methods, characterized igneous rocks from the Pyrenees and prepared the samples for zircon extraction and U-Pb dating.

During his undergraduate dissertation (2018-2019), Eloi studied the distribution, structure and formation conditions of two quartz veins generations in the southern slope of the Canigó Massif (Eastern Pyrenees). With this research, he obtained the Best BSc Thesis, Academic Honours Award from Illustrious Official College of Geologists (ICOG) and published the main results in Geologica Acta. In the course of his Master’s dissertation (2019-2020), he focused on the large quartz veins that crop out in the Eastern Pyrenees, and made a preliminary approach to the structure and the formation conditions of the Gréixer quartz vein (La Cerdanya area) that was published in Trabajos de Geologia (in press). The Master’s dissertation was awarded with the second prize “Best MSc Thesis Award” from the Spanish Society of Mineralogy (SEM).

Eloi worked as an Assistant Research Technician in the Department of Mineralogy, Petrology and Applied Geology from the University of Barcelona. Together with Enrique Gómez-Rivas (University of Barcelona) and Juan Alcalde (GEO3BCN-CSIC), he developed a database of salt structures in the Iberian Peninsula (https://iesdb.eu) that will be employed to produce an overall assessment of relevant salt structures for their use as resources, e.g., as mineral resources or as a geoenergy resource, for the underground storage of gas, compressed air or hydrogen (under review in Earth System Science Data).

Eloi has started PhD during the course 2020-2021, addressing the origin and evolution of the large quartz veins that crop out in the Eastern Pyrenees. He has done fieldwork in several areas of the Pyrenees (published in Journal of Maps, in press) as well as a GIS-based macrostructural analysis of the giant quartz veins (published in Journal of Structural Geology), presenting the results in different national and international conferences. At the begining of 2022, Eloi was awarded with the Geological Society of London Research Grants as well as with de DRT Society Supporting Scheme. Now he is carrying out a study of fluid inclusions (microthermometry, raman spectroscopy and LA-ICPMS microanalysis) during a research stay at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany), with Prof. Thomas Wagner and Dr. Tobias Fusswinkel.

Research interests

Structural Geology
– Fold and thrust belts
– European Variscan belt
– Mineral veins
– Quartz reefs
– Brittle, fault zones
– Ductile, shear zones

– Sub-surface circulation regimes
– Water/rock ratios
– Composition and origin of fluids
– Fluid flow and heat transport
– Chemical metasomatism

– Stable isotopes
– Fluid inclusions
– Geothermometry
– Mineral chemistry
– Thermochronology
– Planetary analogues

Geohazards, Geoenergy
– Faults, earthquakes and fluid flow
– Seismic pumping
– Fault valving, pore pressure evolution
– Sub-surface CO2 storage
– Evaporites as a geonergy resource