Antonio García Casco

[CV] · [Petrogénesis metamórfica] · [Cristalquímica básica] · [Advanced Petrology · IPGP] · [IUGS_SCMR] · [Geotermobarometría] · [Curso: Metamorfismo como herramienta geodinámica] · [Análisis de Sistemas Heterogéneos] · [CSpace] · [Imágenes de RX] · [Prop Fisicoquímicas de los Magmas] · [Tutor de Petrología] · [Trabajo de Campo de Petrología] · [Glosario de Geología (RAC)] · [Restauración de Monumentos] · [Master Enseñanza Secundaria] · [Las rocas hacen ciudad, Granada] · [Grupo de Petrología Geoquim y Geocron (SGE)] · [Research Group RMN302] · [IGCP 546 Caribbean Subduction] · [Biblioteca Digital Cubana de Geociencias] · [Jade (by JCP)] · [Enlaces de interés] · [Notas de Prensa]

CV Antonio Garcia Casco



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Coordinator/Director of Doctoral Schools and Official Masters

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Regular teaching

Coordinator of Lectures and Seminars

Postgraduate short courses

Advisor of students

PhD panels

Teaching Innovation Projects

Training Networks


Scientific interest

Specific lines


Projects (leaded)

Projects (participation)

Research Management

I+D+i panels


Meetings organized

Scientific production



  Petrologic Tools


  Inherited zircon

  Diamond and SuR phases

  Jade and related rocks and fluids in the subduction environment




  Pacific active margin

  Neoproterozoic belts

  Other orogens

  Ore deposits



  Restoration of stone



Field trip guides

Talks (invited)




Other production

Restoration of building stone




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Antonio Garcia-Casco
Professor of Petrology and Geochemistry
Director, Doctoral School of Science, Technology and Engineering, University of Granada
Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Granada, Spain
Andalusian Earth Science Institute, IACT, UGR-CSIC, Spain
Research Associate, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, NY
Research Group RNM302 Petrogenesis and lithospheric processes
Research Project Caribbean Lithosphere 
Research Project SIBA · Stone interchanges within the Bahama archipelago
Contact Info UGR:


Address: Faculty of Sciences, Avda. Fuentenueva sn, 18071 Granada, Spain
 Tel: + 34 958 246613

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Born December 13, 1962 (Quintana de la Serena, Badajoz, Spain, a hot-nice-place with a lot of granite quarries!).

I like the stones (The Rolling Stones, of course! ).

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15/June/1993, PhD Geology. "Metamorphic Evolution of the Torrox Gneiss Complex and Adjoining Series (Central Alujárrides)". Two volumes. Vol 1, 456 pg. Vol II: Annexes. Advisor: Rafael Torres Roldán. (awarded with the "Doctorate Extraordinary Prize 1991/93" University of Granada). Full text (). Or click here.

1986, MSc Geology. "Petrología, geoquímica y mineralizaciones de W asociadas del Plutón de Santa Eufemia (Batolito de Los Pedroches, Córdoba)" Tesis de Licenciatura. University of Granada. 2 Volumes. 343 pg. Advisors: Emilio Pascual Martínez and Purificación Fenoll Hach-Alí.

1985 Graduate, Geology. University of Granada.

Positions and CNEAI, UGR and JA awarded research and teaching "steps"

Since November 27, 2010, Full Professor of Petrology and Geochemistry. Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Granada.

Since March 31, 2008, Research Associate, Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences (CSIC-University of Granada).

Since July 2010, Research Associate, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, NY

Awarded research, teaching and management "steps"

Research "steps" (CNEAI): 5 (6 maximum)
Teaching "steps" (UGR): 6 (6 maximum)
Research, teaching and academic management "steps" (Andalusian Government): 5 (maximum)

Former positions

16/03/1995-26/10/2010, Senior Lecturer (Profesor Titular de Universidad), University of Granada

01/10/1993-15/03/1995, Interim Senior Lecturer (Profesor Titular de Universidad Interino), University of Granada

01/10/1989-30/9/1993, Interim Lecturer (Profesor Titular de Escuela Universitaria Interino), University of Granada

07/1987-09/1989, Granted PhD Student (F.P.I grant), CSIC-University of Granada

10/10/1985-30/6/1987, Assistant (Profesor Ayudante), University of Seville (Geology Section, La Rábida, Huelva)

Relevant academic positions

2015-present. Director of the Doctoral School in Science, Technology and Engineering, University of Granada.

2015-present. Member of the Research and Transfer Commission, University of Granada.

2016-present. Member of the Senate, University of Granada.

2016-present. Board of the Faculty of Science, University of Granada.

2013-2015. Member of the Head Committee of the Doctoral School in Science, Technology and Engineering, University of Granada

2009-2015. Member of the Advisory Council of Posgraduate School, University of Granada.

2005-2009. Commissioner of the Doctoral Commission (in charge of Geology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences), University of Granada.

1995-1999. Member of the Doctoral Commission Assembly, University of Granada.

Coordinator of Doctoral Programs and Official Masters

1999-2015. PhD Program in "Earth Sciences". University of Granada ( Awarded with the "Quality Grant" and "Towards Excellence Grant" of the Spanish Ministry of Education.

2007-2010. Master "Geology·". University of Granada.

1997-1999. PhD Program “Basis and Applications of the methods and techniques in Mineralogy and Petrology”. University of Granada.

1995-1997. PhD Program “Crystallography-Mineralogy-Petrology-Geochemistry”. University of Granada.

Society Memberships

Since 2014 Member of the Geological Society of Spain.

Since 2010 Member of the Mineralogical Society of Spain.

Since 2002 Member of the Cuban Geological Society. Since 2017, Emeritus Member

Since 1993 Member of the Mineralogical Society of America.


2019. Recognition "40 Aniversario de la Sociedad Cubana de Geología", Sociedad Cubana de Geología, for “his contribution to the study of the Cuban metamorphic complexes and the regional tectonics”. >>Press.

2017. Emeritus Member of the Cuban Geological Society.


2022. Scientific Advisor EPMA, Centro de Instrumentación Científica, Universidad de Granada


Regular Teaching

Since 1985, graduate courses on Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, and Decay and Restoration of Building Stone (Universities of Seville - Section of La Rábida, Huelva - and Granada).

Since 1993, master and doctorate courses on Phase Equilibria and Thermobaromentry, Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Petrology.

> Curso Pet. Metamórfica
> Geotermobarometría
> Análisis de Sistemas Hetrogéneos
> Propiedades Fisicoquímicas de los Magmas
> Restauración de Monumentos

Trabajo de Campo de Petrología (

Master Enseñanza Secundaria, University of Granada (

Coordinator of Lectures and Seminars

Since 2005, Coordinator of “Lectures and Seminars on Earth Sciences”, University of Granada

> Conferencias
> Seminarios

Postgraduate short courses

2014. Seminar "Análisis de sistemas homogéneos y heterogéneos: Procedimientos de trabajo y aplicaciones geodinámicas (Análisis petrográfico-mineralógico, imágenes de RX, Análisis algebraico, Análisis termodinámico. Aplicaciones)". Instituto de Geociencias, Univ. Sao Paulo, 15, 16, 29, 30 September, 2014

2010. Seminar "Petrología y Arqueología (Caribe precolombino)", Granada, 19 March 2010 > Seminarios  > Petrología y Arqueología (Caribe precolombino) (2010)

2009. Post-Conference Course "Tools for tectonic analysis in the Caribbean margin". Sogamozo, Colombia. Organized by IGCP 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. XII Colombian Geological Congress (September 12-13, 2009). >> Activities >> Colombia 2009 >> Course

2009. Pre-Congress Course "Petrogénesis Metamórfica como herramienta Geodinámica: El ejemplo de Cuba". La Habana, Cuba, March 13-14, 2009. Organized by Sociedad Cubana de Geología and IGCP 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. III Cuban Convention in Earth Sciences. >> Activities >> Cuba 2009 >> Pre-Congress Course

2008. Workshop: "Numerical Modeling of Igneous and Metamorphic Processes". By T. Gerya (ETH Zurich), S. Chakraborty (Bochum), F. Bea (Granada), A. Castro (Huelva) and A. García Casco (Granada). October 21-23, 2008, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada. > Seminarios  > Workshop Numerical Petrology (2008)

2008. Workshop on "Thermobarometry and P-T-t paths". For Latin American Students. By Antonio García-Casco. Activity of IGCP 546 project Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. May 5-16, 2008. Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada. > Activities  > Granada 2008.

Advisor of students


In progress. Gabriel Iglesias Ruiz. (FPI Grant). Serpentinites of the ophiolites from NW Iberian Massif: Petrological and Geochemical approach. Co-advisors: Ricardo Arenas, Sonia Sánchez Martínez (U. Complutense).

In progress. Diego Dominguez-Carretero. (FPI Grant). "Sistemas minerales en los niveles mantélicos de ofiolitas tipo zona de suprasubducción". Co-advisor: Joaquín Proenza (U. Barcelona).

In progress. Kenya Elvira Nuñez Cambra. "Estructura y metamorfismo del complejo del Purial y complejos adyacentes". University of Pinar del Río, Cuba. Researcher, Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Cuba.

2022 (December 19). Poliana Toledo. Universidade de Campinas, Brasil. "Hydrothermal-metamorphic evolution of the Cinzento Shear Zone region and related IOCG deposits (Carajás, Brazil)". Capes Grant (Brazil)  03/2018-03/2021. Co-advisors: Carolina P.N. Moreto (U. Campinas) and Vinicius Meira (U. Campinas). RESEARCHGATE

2021 (December 20). Irene Novo Fernández (FPU Grant). "Thermodynamic modelling of high-P mineral assemblages from the Iberian Massif". Universidad Complutense. co-advisors: Ricardo Arenas (U. Complutense) y Rubén Díez Fernández (IGME-CSIC). Cum Laude. International Mention. SCOPUS

2021 (November 22). Jesus Muñoz Montecinos (co-tutelle Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris and University of Granada). "Fluid transport in metamorphic rocks: from field observations to the petrophysical properties of the subduction interface". Co-advisor: Samuel Angiboust (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris). Cum Laude. 2022- postdoct at ETH Zurich. SCOPUS.

2021 (June 30). Núria Pujol Solà (FPU Grant). Diverse origin and processes in the formation of diamond and other exotic minerals in ophiolitic chromitites. Universidad de Barcelona. Co-advisor: Joaquín Proenza (U. Barcelona). Cum Laude. Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado, Universidad de Barcelona.  ( Minerals 2021 Best Ph.D. Thesis Award ( 2022 Postdoc "Margarita Salas" at Univ. Granada. SCOPUS

2021 (March 19). Fabián M. Villares Jibaja (Escuela Politécnica Nacional de Quito). Petrogenesis and age of the Peltetec Ophiolitic belt and the Tampanchi ultramafic-mafic complex, Cordillera Real (Ecuador): Geodynamic implications for the evolution of the Andean active margin. Universidad de Granada. Co-advisor: Idael Blanco Quintero (U. Alicante). Cum Laude. Professor at Escuela Politécnica Nacional de Quito. SCOPUS

2019 (January 18). Juan Cárdenas Párraga (granted FPI contract). Mineralogy, geochemistry and petrogenesis of a new jade deposit, Sierra del Convento Mélange, E Cuba. University of Granada. Co-advisor: George E. Harlow (AMNH). Cum Laude. Authonomous worker, archaeology. SCOPUS

2018 (June 29). José Antonio Lozano Rodríguez (granted FPI contract). Estudio petrológico geoquímico y geocronológico comparado de las ofiolitas de Sierra de Baza con otras ofiolitas Béticas. Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, CSIC-UGR. Co-advisors: Encarnación Puga (IACT, CSIC), Agustín Martín Algarra (UGR). Cum Laude. University of Granada. Researcher at Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Canary Islands Oceanographic Center (IEO-COC), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. SCOPUS

2018 (January 12). Lidia Butjosa Molines (granted FPI contract). The petrogenesis of the ophiolitic mélange of central Cuba: Origin and evolution of oceanic lithosphere from abyssal to subdution zone setting. Universidad de Barcelona. Co-advisor: Joaquín Proenza (U. Barcelona). Cum Laude. International Mention. Technician specialist, Unified Environmental Bureau (OGAU), Generalitat de Catalunya. SCOPUS. LINKEDIN

2014 (September 18). Thaís Nogueira Hyppolito Meira. "Metamorphism and tectonic evolution of the Permian-Carboniferous paired metamorphic belt of the  Pichilemu region, Chilean Coastal Cordillera, Central Chile". Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Geociências. Brasil and University of Granada. Co-advisor: Caetano Juliani (USP). Co-tutelle: UGR-USP. SCOPUS.

2010 (September 20). Idael Francisco Blanco Quintero, "Metamorphic and magmatic consequences of subduction of young oceanic lithosphere and exhumation in a serpentinite subduction channel. Eastern Cuba. University of Granada. Professor at University of Alicante, Spain. SCOPUS.

2009 (December 19). Ana Ibis Despaigne, "Estructura y metamorfismo de la Cúpula de Trinidad, Escambray, Cuba Central". University of Pinar del Río, Cuba. Co-advisor: Dámaso Cáceres Govea (U. Pinar del Río, Cuba). SCOPUS.

2007 (November 16). Concepción Lázaro Calisalvo, "Petrological and Geochemical Study of a Subduction Mélange (Sierra del Convento, eastern Cuba). A Case of Partially Melted Slab. University of Granada. Professor at Univesity of Granada. SCOPUS.

2001 (November 9). Faouziya Haissen, "Etude expérimentale de la fusion saturée et sou-saturée en H2O des metapèlites de l’île des Pins (W Cuba)", University of El Jadida (Morocco). Professor at University of Casablanca, Morocco. SCOPUS.

1995 (June 30). Jorge A. Durán Suárez, "Estudio de consolidantes y protectivos para restauración material pétreo. Universitry of Granada. Co-advisor: José Rodríguez Gordillo (UGR). Personal webpage:  Professor at University of Granada. SCOPUS.



2022 (June). Clothilde Minnaert (Sorbonne Université, M2 GEOP). "Tracking feedbacks between fluid-rock interactions and brittle-ductile deformation processes in mantle wedge jadeitites". Co-advisor: Samuel Angiboust (ENS Lyon).

2021 (June). Juan Miguel Girona Fajardo, "Estudio petrográfico de metapelitas del Complejo Alpujárride". TFG. Co-tutor: Antonio Sánchez Navas (Univ Granada).

2017 (June). Francisco Roldán Ávila. Petrología metamórfica: Rocas básicas de la Unidad de la Herradura. Sector Central del Complejo Alpujárride. TFG. Co-dir: Concepción Lázaro Calisalvo (Univ. Granada)

2015 (October). Irene Novo Fernández. "Un canal de subducción preservado en la Mélange de Somozas: El bloque tectónico con vulcanitas submarinas de Espasante". Dir: Ricardo Arenas Martín (Univ Complutense Madrid), Antonio García Casco (Universidad de Granada), Rubén Díez Fernández (Univ Complutense Madrid). Máster en Procesos y Recursos Geológicos, Especialidad en Procesos Internos y Recursos Minerales, Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 47 p.

2011 (December 19). José Carlos Pomo González. "Estudio petrológico de artefactos arqueológicos de jade de culturas precolombinas (Guadalupe y St. Eustatius, Antillas Menores)", University of Granada.

2011 (June 17). Juan Cárdenas Párraga, "Jadeitite jade from the Sierra del Convento subduction mélange (eastern Cuba)", University of Granada.

2010 (June 18). Aratz Beranoaguirre "Petrology of subduction-related high-pressure migmatites within granulites of the Cabo Ortegal complex (NW Iberian Massif)", University of Granada.

2010 (May 25). Juan Diego Soriano Barabino, "Guía de Petrología de la Ciudad de Granada", University of Granada.

2009 (September 23). Sandra Carrasquilla Ortiz, "Geología y geoquímica del complejo Mabujina y su relación con el arco volcánico del Caribe (Cuba Central)", University of Granada.

2008 (September). Mónica Lobón Mazo "Contribución a las trayectorias presión-temperatura para las rocas de alta presión de la Serranía de Jarara, Península de la Guajira, Colombia", Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

2006. (September 22). Idael Francisco Blanco Quintero, "Caracterización litológica y geoquímica de la mélange de La Corea, E Cuba". University of Barcelona.

2004 (September 08). Concepción Lázaro Calisalvo, "Caracterización litológica y geoquímica de la mélange de la Sierra del Convento, E Cuba". University of Granada.

1995 (April 15). Faouziya Haissen, "Granulites mafiques des unités du groupe “Casares-Los Reales” des deux côtes du Détroit de Gibraltar (Rif Interne et Zone Betique Occidentale)", University of Tetuan, Morocco.


Mentor/Supervisor of international students internships at UGR

2023 (20/02 - 15/07). Clothilde Minnaert-Thefo, Master student, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Funding: ERASMUS+. Supervisor: Aitor Cambeses Torres. Mentor Antonio García Casco. Granites Iran and Caribbean jade.

2022 (01/10 - 23/12). Haoyu Hu, PhD student, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Funding: ERASMUS+. Petrology of the Mabujina amphibolite complex, Cuba.

2022 (19/02 - 24/04) Haoyu Hu, PhD student, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Funding: UniKiel. Geochemistry of the Mabujina amphibolite complex, Cuba.

2022 (01/02 - 31/04). Clothilde Minnaert-Thefo, Master student, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Funding: ENSLyon. Caribbean, Russian and Myanmar jade.

PhD panels

2015 (July 20). Aitor Cambeses Torres. Universidad de Granada. PhD "Ossa-Morena Zone Variscan ‘calc-alkaline’ hybrid rocks: interaction of mantle- and crustal-derived magmas as a result of intra-orogenic extension-related intraplating".

2013 (November 14). Alicia López Carmona. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. PhD "Rocas en facies de esquistos azules del Complejo Mapica-Tui (NO del Macizo Ibérico)".

2010 (April 29). Estibalitz Ukar. The Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin (USA). PhD "P-T-t paths and deformation of blueschist and associated graphite-schist blocks from the Franciscan Mélange, San Simeon, California."

2010 (March 24). Jose Alberto Padrón Navarta.University of Granada. PhD. "A coupled petrological and petrophysical study of high pressure dehydration reactions in subduction settings: Insights from the Betic Cordillera and the Kohistan Paleo-Arc".

2006 (December 5). Claudio Marchesi. University of Granada. PhD. "Petrogénesis de las rocas ultramáficas y máficas del cinturón ofiolítico Mayarí-Baracoa y del volcanismo asociado (Cuba oriental)".

2003. Susana López Aparicio. University of Huelva (Spain), PhD. "Procesos de generación de magmas graniticos en la corteza arcaica. Aproximación mediante el estudio experimental de las relaciones de fases y composición de los fundidos".

2001 (November 9). Faouziya Haissen. University of El Jadida (Morocco). PhD "Etude expérimentale de la fusion saturée et sou-saturée en H2O des metapèlites de l’île des Pins (W Cuba)".

1999 Hassan El Hmidi. University of Huelva (Spain), PhD. "Petrología y Geoquímica de los sistemas andesíticos ricos en Mg: Estudio Petrológico y Experimental de las noritas de la banda metamórfica de Aracena. SO España".

1999 Mohamed El Biad. University of Huelva (Spain), PhD. "Generación de granitoides en ambientes geológicamente contrastados del Macizo Ibérico. Limitaciones experimentales en el rango de 2 a 15 kbar."

1995 (December). Fernando Cámara Artigas. Department Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Granada. Ph.D “Crystal-chemical study of metamorphic minerals in mafic rocks from the Nevado- Filábride Complex (Betic Cordilleras)".

Teaching Innovation Projects

Secretariado de Innovación Docente. University of Granada.*/programa-de-innovacion-y-buenas-practicas-docentes/2012/09/25/resolucion-del-programa-de-innovacion-y-buenas-practicas-docentes-curso-20122013
PI: Concepción Lázaro Calisalvo (Dpto. Mineralogy and Petrology, Univ. Granada)

Training Networks

Reference: 604713 / FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN – Zooming in between plates ( Coordinator: Philippe AGARD (University Pierre et Marie Curie -UPMC-, Paris). Marie Curie Actions - Research Fellowship Programme, Initial Training Networks (ITN).

FULL PARTNERS:1 (Coord) Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, UPMC, France, 2 Freie Universitaet Berlin , FUB, Germany, 3 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC, Spain, 4 Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS, France, 5 Università degli Studi di Genova, UG, Italy, 6 Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoforschungsZentrum, GFZ, Germany, 7 Universitaet Bern, UB, Switzerland, 8 Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich, ETH, Switzerland, 9 Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, CAU, Germany, 10 National Observatory of Athens, NOA, Greece

ASSOCIATED PARTNERS: 1 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Thermo Fisher Germany, 2 Refinería de Petróleos de Escombreras REPSOL Spain, 3 AF-Consult Switzerland Ltd AF-Consult Switzerland, 4 Chinese Academy of Sciences CAS China, 5 Univ.
Catolica del Norte UCN Chile, 6 CAMECASociété par Actions Simplifiées (SAS) CAMECA France, 7 Agilent Technologies, Inc. AGILENT France, 8 Munich Re Munich Re Germany,9 Baker Hughes Incorporate Baker Hughes United States, 10 ALS Scandinavia AB ALS Sweden, 11 Antofagasta Minerals AMINERALS Chile, 12 IFP Energies nouvelles IFPEN France.

From 2013-10-01 to 2017-09-30.
EUR 3 735 441


Scientific interest

Petrology. Geochemistry. Metamorphic Petrology. Phase Equilibrium. Thermodynamics. Experimental Petrology. Electron Microscopy. P-T-t paths. Orogenic Evolution.

Specific research lines

Metamorphism of pelites, basic and ultrabasic rocks in convergent plate margins. Partial melting of metapelites and metabasites. Development of petrologic software (algebraic analysis of phase assemblages, multispectral analysis of XR images). Field work: Spanish Variscan, Betic and Caribbean belts.

Research groups

2000-. Researcher of the Junta de Andalucía Research Group "Petrology and modeling of Lithospheric Processes", nº RNM-302, Leader: Fernando Bea Barredo.

2011-. Member of Fundación El Caño (Dir. Julia Mayo, Panama), for the development of archeological studies in Panama.

1994-2000. Researcher of the Junta de Andalucía Research Group "Metamorphism and Reaction Processes ", nº 1351, Leader: Rafael L. Torres Roldán.

1989-1993. Researcher of the Junta de Andalucía Research Group "Geochemistry and Petrology of the Lithosphere", nº 4072, Leader: Encarnación Puga Rodríguez.

Leader of Research Projects

2021-2023. Principal Investigator of 2 postdoctoral research contracts (Dr. Earth Sciences Manolis Giampuras and Dr. Chemistry Joaquín Criado), 13 months/contract extended 12 months/contract (total: 25 months/contract), in the Andalusian Earth Science Institute (UGR-CSIC), funded by REPSOL EXPLORACIÓN, S.A., for the study of hydrogen sources in serpentinized peridotites. UGR-REPSOL agreement reference: 2021/27705;.

2020-2022. Evolución tectonometamorfica pre-Alpina del Dominio Nevado-Filábride (Cordillera Bética) y su correlación con otros terrenos Perimediterráneos (A-RNM-186-UGR18). Programa Operativo FEDER Andalucía 2014-2020.

2015-2016: Dating zircons in hot-spot mantle-derived igneous rocks (Archipelago of Madeira). Co-PI: Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte. Funded by the Research Centre, Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. VAMOS.

2012-2013: Zircon Inheritance in the Lesser Antilles intra-oceanic arc (Grenada Island), implications for the recycling of sediments in a subduction zone. Funded by Inneruniversitäre Forschungsförderung, Mainz University and Erdsystemwissenschaften. Geocycles. Co-PIs: Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Stephan Buhre, Alfred Kröner.

2010-2012. Metamorphic evolution in convergent plate margins: From onset of subduction to arc-continent collision in the margins of the Caribbean plate. (CGL2009-12446). Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), Spain.

2007-2011. IGCP 546 Subduction zones of the Caribbean. Co-Leadership: Uwe Martens (Stanford University). IGCP-IUGS-UNESCO.

2007-2009. Metamorphic evolution in convergent plate margins: From onset of subduction to arc-continent collision in the northern margin of the Caribbean plate, Cuba (CGL2006-08527/BTE) Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), Spain.

1997-2000 Metamorphic evolution and P-T-t paths in accreted terranes (Central Cuba), (PB96-1426) Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), Spain.

Participation in Research Projectss

2021-2025. Las ofiolitas del Macizo Iberico. PIs: Ricardo Arenas (Univ. Complutense) y Sonia Sánchez Martínez. MICINN PID2020-112489GB-C21 (Retos de la Sociedad).

2021-2023. Estabilidad del circón en sistemas máficos-ultramáficos: descifrando el enigma mediante un estudio teórico y experimental. JA. PY20_00550 (Frontera). PI: Aitor Cambeses Torres (Univ Granada).

2020-2024. Mineral resources in the lithosphere of intra-oceanic volcanics arcs: petrogenetic and ore-forming processes (MISYAP). PI: Joaquín A. Proenza Fernández (Univ. Barcelona). MICINN PID2019-105625RB-C21 (Retos; coordinated with PID2019-105625RB-C22, PI Javier Escuder Viruete, IGME).

2018–2021: Study of the nature and origin of the deep oceanic crust associated with the Galapagos mantle plume. PI: Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia). Funding support for assistant professors, Universidad de los Andes. FAPA.

2018-2020. Estudio geológico y de potencial minero de las rocas máficas y ultramáficas del margen occidental de la Cordillera Real, Peltetec (Ecuador). IP Pedro Santiago Reyes Benitez. Proyecto de Investigación Junior PIJ-16-04. Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador.

2017-2022. SIBA. Stone interchanges within the Bahama archipelago (SIBA). PI: Joanna Ostapkowicz (University of Oxford) and Gareth Davies (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam). Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council. UK.

2016-2019. Diamond, zircon and other "exotic" minerals in ophiolitic chromitites and associated rocks. Implications for mantle geodynamics (DIACRO). PI: Joaquín Proenza Fernández (Univ. Barcelona). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO). CGL2015-65824.

2015-2019. Mineralogía y Geoquímica de los Elementos de Tierras Raras (REE) Asociados a los Depósitos de Lateritas Aluminíferas, en la Sierra de Bahoruco, de la República Dominicana: ¿Un Nuevo Recurso "No Convencional" de REE?”. IPs: Santiago Muñoz (Servicio Geológico Nacional, República Dominicana), Joaquín A. Proenza Fernández (U. Barcelona). Fondo Nacional de Innovación y Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDOCYT), Ministerio de Educación Superior Ciencia y Tecnología (MESCyT), República Dominicana.

2015-2016. Datación de rocas de la Cordillera Central de República Dominicana mediante métodos radiométricos e palinológicos: implicaciones para la prospección y asignación de modelos de las ocurrencias y depósitos de Au-Cu asociados a magmatismo toleítico y calcoalcalino en la región. IPs: Santiago Muñoz (Servicio Geológico Nacional, República Dominicana), Joaquín A. Proenza Fernández (U. Barcelona). Fondo Nacional de Innovación y Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (FONDOCYT), Ministerio de Educación Superior Ciencia y Tecnología (MESCyT), República Dominicana.

2015-2017. Herencia de circón en procesos magmáticos. Mecanismos y aplicaciones al estudio del reciclado cortical y la dinámica del manto. IP: Fernando Bea (U. Granada). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO).(CGL2013-40785-P).

2013-2015. Ultramafic oceanic complexes in convergent plate margins: A petrological, geochemical and metallogenic record of global tectonics (Caribbean region). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. IP: Joaquín A. Proenza Fernández (U. Barcelona). MINECO, CGL2012-36263.

2014-2020 DFG. Are zircons forever? On the problem of survival of inherited zircons in juvenile crust and lithospheric mantle. PIs: Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Alfred Kröner, Stephan Buhre (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany). Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany.

2014-2017. On the problem of zircon inheritance in juvenile lithosphere (oceanic arcs and ridges) and subcontinental mantle. DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. IP: Yamirka Rojas Agramonte (U. Mainz).

2014-2017: Estudio de acrecimiento de la plataforma continental Ecuatoriana a través del estudio de circones heredados en el manto litosférico (islas Floreana, San Cristobal), cresta submarina (Cresta de Carnegie) y continente (Cordillera Volcánica Interandina y Real). PI: Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte. Funded by Secretaría Nacional de Educación Superior, SENESCYT, Ecuador.

2012-2014. Evolution of the paired metamorphic belt in the Coastal Cordillera of Central Chile: Metamorphism and tectonics of the Proto-Andean margin in South American continent. FAPESP - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo. Processo 2012/01191-1. Leader: Caetano Juliani (USP).

2012-2014. Neoproterozoic orogenesis on Sao Roque/Serra do Itaberaba, Embu and Costeiro domains, and the crustal and tectonic evolution of Southeastern Sao Paulo State. FAPESP - Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo. Processo 2012/15462-7. Leader: Caetano Juliani (USP).

2010-2014. International Lithosphere Program (ILP) Task Force IX "Deep Into the Subduction Channel (DISC)". International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). Project leaders: P. Agard (U. P.M. Curie, Paris VI), A. Okay (Istanbul Technical University), B. Hacker (U. California, Santa Barbara), T.Gerya (ETH Zurich).

2009-2013. Magmatismo de márgenes de placa convergentes: subductivos y colisionales. Junta de Andalucía. Plan Andaluz de Investigación. Proyecto de Excelencia: P09-RNM5378. Leader: Antonio Castro Dorado (Universidad de Huelva).

2009-2012: DFG: Large Accretionary Complexes of the World: Evolution of the southern segment of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. The Tienshan mountain belt of Kyrgyzstan and NW China. Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany. Pis: Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Alfred Kröner.

2008-2009. Análisis de trayectorias Presión-Temperatura-tiempo para las rocas de alta presión de la Serranía de Jarara, Península de la Guajira, Colombia. Leader: Marion Beatriz Weber Scharff, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

2006. Petrogenetic characterization of a new type of magmatism in the Betic Cordilleras. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Leader: Encarnación Puga Rodríguez.

2005-2009. Geology and Paleogeography of Cuba. Ministry of Science Technology and Environment, Rep. de Cuba. Leader: Manuel Iturralde Vinent (Cuba)

2002-2005. Metamorphic terranes in the northern margin of the Caribbean plate (Cuba) (BTE2002-01011) Ministry of Science and Technology, Spain, Leader: Rafael L. Torres Roldán (U. Granada).

2000-2004. IGCP proyect nº 433 “Caribbean Plate Tectonics”, Leaders: Manuel Iturralde Vinent (Cuba) and Edward Lidiak (USA)

1995-1997. P-T-t paths in the Internal Zone of the Betic Cordillera (Spain). Application of the laser probe 40Ar/39Ar dating technique to the problem of exhumation of a high pressure mountain belt. S.G.C.I. (MEC) Programa bilateral “Picasso”, Acciones Integradas hispano-francesas HF228B y HF336B. Leaders: Rafael L. Torres Roldán (Granada) y Dr. P. Monié (Montpellier).

1995-1996. The metamorphic complex of the Isle of Youth (Cuba): Petrology, P-T-t paths and implications for the tectonic history of Cuba and the northern margin of the Caribbean Plate. Plan Propio de la Universidad de Granada. Leader: Rafael L. Torres Roldán.

1993-1996. Disequilibrium associations in metamorphic rocks: reaction modeling, processes and geologic implications. DGICYT. nº PB92-0931 (MEC), Leader: Rafael L. Torres Roldán.

1990-1992. Geochronologic 40Ar/39Ar study of the alpine tectono-metamorphic evolution in the Betic Cordilleras. S.G.C.I. (MEC) Programa bilateral “Picasso”, Acciones Integradas hispano-francesas nº HF 034 y HF322. Leaders: Rafael L. Torres Roldán (Granada) y Dr. Philippe Matte (Montpellier).

1987-1988. The high temperature peridotite complexes and the orogenic evolution of the Betic Cordilleras. NATO. nº Grant RG85/0691. Leaders: Rafael L. Torres Roldán (Granada) y Hubert Zeck (Copenhague).

1989-1992. Metamorphism, magmatism and lithospheric evolution in the western end of the Alpine Chain. D.G.I.C.Y.T. nº PB88-0017 (MEC), Leader Encarnación Puga Rodríguez.

1987-1989. Metamorphsim and mafic-ultramafic complexes in the Alboran Sea region. C.A.I.C.Y.T. nº PB85-0408 (MEC, Spain), Leader: Rafael L. Torres Roldán.


I+D+i Panels

2022-07 - present. Member of the Coordinating Committee of the Eclogite Conference.

2015. Expert of the MINECO Commission for the Ramon y Cajal research contracts. Earth Sciences.

2008-2013. Member of Panel PE10 “Earth System Science” for the Advanced Investigators Grants, European Research Council, IDEAS programme, FP7, European Commission.

2008. Expert of the Commission of “Plan Nacional de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental Área de Gestión de Ciencias de la Tierra (CGL-BTE) y Recursos Hídricos (CGL-HID), Call 2008, of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MCI, former MEC).

Editorships and reviews

Since April 2014, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board "Boletin de la Sociedad Geologica Mexicana", Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Since July 2013, Associate Editor "International Geology Review", Taylor & Francis.

Since October 2008, Management Editor "Geologica Acta", Institut de Ciències de la Terra "Jaume Almera" (C.S.I.C.) & Facultat de Geologia Universitat de Barcelona.

January 2007 - February 2016, Associate EditorTerra Nova”, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Regular reviewer for Andean Geology, Boletín Geológico y Minero de España, Chemical Geology, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Earth Science Reviews, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, ESRJ-Earth Sciences Research Journal, Earth-Science Reviews, Estudios Geológicos, European Journal of Mineralogy, Geologica Acta, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Geology, Global and Planetary Change, Gondwana Research, Geoscience Frontiers, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Journal of Petrology, Journal of Structural Geology, Lithos, Mineralogical Magazine, Mineralogy and Petrology, Revista Geológica de América Central, Revista Geológica de Chile, Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España, Tectonophysics....

Meetings organized

2016. GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. Pardee Keynote Symposia P4. Geologic Evolution of Cuba. Wed., 28 Sept. 2016
Conveners: Robert Stern, Manuel Antonio Iturralde-Vinent, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, J. Brendan Murphy, Darrel S. Cowan.
GSA International/International Interdisciplinary Interest Group; Cuban Geological Society

2015. Reunión de la Comisión de Petrología, Geoquímica y Geocronología (PGG) de la Sociedad Geológica de España, Anti-Atlas, Marruecos. Faouziya Haissen, Antonio García Casco., 23-27 de marzo de 2015.

2014. Reunión de la Comisión de Petrología, Geoquímica y Geocronología (PGG) de la Sociedad Geológica de España, Sierra de Gredos. Antonio García Casco, Ricardo Arenas, Pilar González Montero., 24-26 de junio de 2014.

2011. Special Session "Crustal growth and modification at the Caribbean plate margins". Medellín, Colombia 31 August 2011, in the XIV Latin-American Geological and XIII Colombian Geological Congresses (29 August - 2 September, 2011). Co-conveners Agustin Cardona (Smithsonian Institution, STRI, Panama), Marion Weber (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, sede Medellin) >> Activities >> Colombia 11

2011. Seventh Hutton Symposium on Granites and Related Rocks. Avila, Spain, July 4-9 2011. Coordinator in charge of Scientific Sessions (Chairman: Fernando Bea, Univ. Granada).

2010. Course "Diamond, jade and other Gems". Granada, 16-17 March 2010. Chairman. > Seminarios  > Diamond, jade and other Gems (2010)

2010. Workshop "Subduction Zones and Bent Orogenic Belts of the Caribbean" and associated Field Trip "From arc growth to orocline formation: The record from the Panama Canal and East Panama". Joint meeting of IGCP projects 546 "Subduction Zones of the Caribbean" and 574 "Bending and Bent Orogens, and Continental Ribbons" Panama, February 8-11, 2010. Chairman. > Activities  > Panama 2010
Field Trip Guide (By C. Montes et al).

2009. Session T22: "Evolution of the Caribbean Plate: Linking its Tectonic, Magmatic, Metamorphic and Stratigraphic Records" AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2009. Chairman (co-leader: Uwe Martens, Univ. Stanford). > Activities  > San Francisco 2009

2009. Workshop "Subduction Zones of the Caribbean". Third Cuban Convention of Earth Sciences, Organized by Sociedad Cubana de Geología and IGCP 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. Havana, Cuba, 16-20 March 2009. Chairman (Co-leader: M.A. Iturralde-Vinent - Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Cuba). >> Activities >> Cuba 2009.

2009. Field Trip "Subduction and arc complexes of central Cuba". Third Cuban Convention of Earth Sciences, Organized by Sociedad Cubana de Geología and IGCP 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. Havana, Cuba, 21-25 March 2009. Chairman (Co-leaders: M.A. Iturralde-Vinent - Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Cuba - and L. Bernal Rodríguez - Instituto de Geología y Paleontología, Cuba). >> Activities >> Cuba 2009 >> Field Trip
Field Trip Guide (By A. García Casco et al).

2008. Symposium "Caribbean Subduction in time and space: An integrated petrological, geochemical, tectonic, and geophysical approach". 18th Caribbean Geological Conference, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 24–29 March 2008. Chairman (Co-convener: Uwe Martens). > Activities  > Dominican Rep. 2008.

2007. Session T29 “Caribbean Subduction Zones - Past and Present”. AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, 10-14 December 2007. Chairman (co-leader: Uwe Martens, Univ. Stanford) > Activities  > San Francisco 2007
Abstracts Oral Session:
T11D, MW:3018, Monday. "Caribbean Subduction Zones: Past and Present I", or: Session Information.
Abstracts Poster Session:
T13C, MS:Exh Hall B, Monday. "Caribbean Subduction Zones: Past and Present II", or: Session Information.

2007. Workshop “High-pressure belts of Central Guatemala: The Motagua Suture and the Chuacús Complex”. IGCP 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean Guatemala, 03 - 09 December 2007. Chairman (Co-leader: Uwe Martens, Univ. Stanford). > Activities  > Guatemala 2007.
Field Trip Guide (By U. Martens et al).

2007. Workshop “Caribbean Geology” and associated Field Trip "The Geology of Western Cuba". Second Cuban Convention of Earth Sciences, Geological Society of Cuba Havana, Cuba, March 2007. Chairman (Co-leader: M.A. Iturralde-Vinent - Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Cuba). >> Activities >> Cuba 2007
Field Trip Guide (by Manuel Iturralde)

2006. Session G10 "Composition, structure and evolution of the Caribbean lithosphere", EGU General Assembly, Viena, Austria, 02 – 07 April 2006. Chairman (co-leaders: Yamirka Rojas Agramonte - Univ. Mainz - and Andrés Pérez Estaún - Instituto Jaume Almera, CSIC).

2003. "Meeting of the Working Group of Petrology, Geochemistry and Geochronology of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks in the Caribbean Realm (Carib-WGPGG)", IGCP Project 433 “Caribbean Plate Tectonics”. University of Granada Spain. September 30 –October 3, 2003. Chairman.




2013. VERA TORRES, J.A. (Coordinator) Términos del Área Geología (excluida Paleontología). Volumen de Ciencias Geológicas y Medioambientales. Vocabulario científico y Técnicio. Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, 4.ª edición. Madrid.
On line early version:

Petrologic Tools

2000. TORRES ROLDÁN R.L., GARCÍA CASCO A, GARCÍA SÁNCHEZ P.A. CSpace: An integrated workplace for the graphical and algebraic analysis of phase assemblages on 32-bit Wintel platforms. Computers and Geosciences 26, 779-793. DOI 10.1016/S0098-3004(00)00006-6;


2010. Castro, A., Gerya, T., García-Casco, A., Fernández, C., diaz-alvarado, j., Moreno-Ventas, I., Löw. I. Melting relations of MORB-sediment melanges in underplated mantle wedge plumes. Implications for the origin of cordilleran-type batholiths. Journal of Petrology, 51, 1267-1295. DOI 10.1093/petrology/egq019

2009. Castro, A., García-Casco, A., Fernández, C., Corretgé, L.G., Moreno-Ventas, I., Gerya, T., Löw. I. Ordovician ferrosilicic magmas: Experimental evidence for ultrahigh temperatures affecting a metagreywacke source. Gondwana Research, 16, Issues 3-4, 622-632. DOI 10.1016/

2009. Castro, A., Gerya, T., Garcia-Casco, A. Melting of subducted mélanges in mantle wedge plumes: Eutectic-like behaviour in the generation of batholiths. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, p.A199. (Abstract).

2005. LÓPEZ, S., CASTRO, A., CARCÍA–CASCO, A. Production of granodiorite melt by interaction between hydrous mafic magma and tonalitic crust. Experimental constraints and implications for the generation of Archaean TTG complexes. Lithos 79 (1-2), 229-250. DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2004.04.055;

2003. GARCÍA CASCO, A., HAISSEN, F, CASTRO, A., EL-HMIDI, H., TORRES ROLDÁN, R.L., MILLÁN TRUJILLO, G. Synthesis of staurolite in melting experiments of a natural metapelite: Consequences for the phase relations in low temperature pelitic migmatites. Journal of Petrology 44, 1727-1757. DOI 10.1093/petrology/egg056;

Inherited zircon

2022. Zircon dates long-lived plume dynamics in oceanic islands. Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Boris J.P. Kaus, Andrea Piccolo, Ian S. Willians, Axel Gerdes, Jean Wong, Hangqiang Xie, Stephan Buhre, Theofilos Toulkeridis, Pilar Montero, Antonio Garcia-Casco. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. Paper #2022GC010485. DOI: 10.1029/2022GC010485

2018. J.A. Proenza, José M. González-Jiménez, A. García-Casco, E. Belousova, W.L Griffin, Y. C. Talavera, Rojas-Agramonte, T. Aiglsperger, D. Navarro-Ciurana, N. Pujol, F. Gervilla, S.Y. O’Reilly, D. Jacob. Cold plumes trigger contamination of oceanic mantle wedges with continental crust-derived sediments: evidence from chromitite zircons of eastern Cuban Ophiolites. Geoscience Frontiers 9 (6), 1921-1936. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2017.12.005

2018. Lisard Torró; Joaquín A Proenza; Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte; Antonio Garcia-Casco; Jin-Hui Yang; YueHeng Yang. Recycling in the subduction factory: Archaean to Permian zircons in the oceanic Cretaceous Caribbean island-arc (Hispaniola). Gondwana Research 54,23-37. DOI: 10.1016/

2017. José M. González-Jiménez, Antoni Camprubí, Vanessa Colás, William L. Griffin, Joaquín A. Proenza, Suzanne Y. O’Reilly, Elena Centeno-García, Antonio García-Casco, Elena Belousova, Cristina Talavera, Júlia Farré-de-Pablo, Takako Satsukawa. The recycling of chromitites in ophiolites from southwestern North America. Lithos294–295, 53-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.09.020

2017. Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Ian Williams, Richard Arculus, Alfred Kröner, Antonio García-Casco, Concepción Lázaro, Stephan Buhre, Jean Wong, Helen Geng, Carlos Morales Echeverría, Teresa Jeffries, Hangqian Xie, Regina Mertz-KrausAncient inherited zircon in young volcanic rocks of the southern Lesser Antilles island arc. Lithos, 290–291, 228-252 DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.08.002.

2016. Rojas-Agramonte, Y., García-Casco, A., Kemp, A., Kröner, A., Proenza, J.A., Lázaro, C., Liu, D.. Recycling and transport of continental material through the mantle wedge above subduction zones: A Caribbean example. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 436, 93–107. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.040

Diamond and SuR phases

2022. Núria Pujol-Solà, Joaquín A. Proenza, José María González-Jiménez, Fernando Gervilla, Joan Carles Melgarejo, Claudio Marchesi, Antonio Garcia-Casco. Comments on the paper “Ti-poor high-Al chromitites of the Moa-Baracoa ophiolitic massif (eastern Cuba) formed in a nascent forearc mantle” by Rui et al. [Ore Geol. Rev., 104847]. Ore Geol. Rev., 148, 105019. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2022.105019.

2020. Núria Pujol-Solà, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Joaquín A. Proenza, José María González-Jiménez, Adolfo del Campo, Vanessa Colás, Àngels Canals, Antonio Sánchez-Navas, and Josep Roqué-Rossell. Diamond forms during low-pressure serpentinization of oceanic lithosphere. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 15, 19-24. DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.2029.
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2019. Farre-de-Pablo, Julia; Proenza, Joaquin A.; Maria Gonzalez-Jimenez, Jose; Garcia-Casco, Antonio; Colas, Vanessa; Roque-Rossell, Josep; Camprubi, Antoni; Sanchez-Navas, Antonio. A shallow origin for diamonds in ophiolitic chromitites: REPLY. Geology 47 (8), e477-e478.

2019. Júlia Farré-de-Pablo, Joaquin Proenza, Jose María González-Jiménez, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Vanessa Colás, Josep Roquè Rosell, Antoni Camprubí, and Antonio Sánchez-Navas. A shallow origin for diamonds in ophiolitic chromitites. Geology 47, 75-78. DOI: 10.1130/G45640.1.
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2018. Núria Pujol-Solà, Joaquín A. Proenza, Antonio García-Casco, José María González-Jiménez, Aleu Andreazini, Joan Carles Melgarejo, Fernando Gervilla. Super-reduced (SuR) and associated minerals in chromitites from eastern Cuba ophiolite. Minerals 8(10), 433. DOI: 10.3390/min8100433. Special Issue: Petrology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy of the Mantle as Tools to Read Messages from the Earth’s Interior.

Jade and related rocks and fluids in the subduction Environment

2023. Lidia Butjosa, Aitor Cambeses, Joaquín A. Proenza, Samuele Agostini, Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, and Antonio Garcia-Casco. Fluid flow in the subduction channel: Tremolite veins and associated blackwalls in antigoritite (Villa Clara serpentinite mélange, Cuba). Lithos volumes 436–437, January 2023, paper 106973. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2022.106973.

2021. J. Cárdenas-Párraga, A. Garcia-Casco, I.F., Blanco-Quintero, Y. Rojas-Agramonte, Nuñez Cambra, K., Harlow, G.E. A highly dynamic hot hydrothermal system in the subduction environment: geochemistry and geochronology of jadeitite and associated rocks of the Sierra del Convento mélange (Eastern Cuba). American Journal of Science. 321, 822–887, DOI: 10.2475/06.2021.06

2021. Jesús Muñoz-Montecinos, Samuel Angiboust, Antonio García-Casco. Blueschist-facies paleo-earthquakes in a serpentinite channel (Zagros suture, Iran) enlighten seismogenesis in Mariana-type subduction margins. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Volume 573, Article number 117135. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117135

2021. Samuel Angiboust; Jesus Muñoz-Montecinos; Aitor Cambeses; Tom Raimondo; Damien Deldicque; Antonio Garcia-Casco. Jolts in the Jade Factory: a Route for Subduction Fluids and their Implications for Mantle Wedge Seismicity. Earth-Science Reviews 220, article number 103720. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103720

2021. Jesús Muñoz, Samuel Angiboust; Antonio Garcia-Casco; Johannes Glodny; Gray Bebout. Episodic hydrofracturing and large-scale flushing along deep subduction interfaces: Implications for fluid transfer and carbon recycling. Chemical Geology, 571, Article number 120173. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2021.120173

2021. Angiboust, Samuel; Glodny, Johannes; Cambeses, Aitor; Raimondo, Tom; Monie, Patrick; Popov, Michael; Garcia-Casco, Antonio. Drainage of Subduction Interface Fluids into the Fore-arc Mantle Evidenced by a Pristine Jadeitite Network (Polar Urals). Journal of Metamorphic Geology 39, 473–500. DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12570

2020. Muñoz-Montecinos, J., Angiboust, S., Cambeses, A., and García-Casco, A. Multiple veining in a paleo–accretionary wedge: The metamorphic rock record of prograde dehydration and transient high pore-fluid pressures along the subduction interface (Western Series, central Chile). Geosphere, v. 16(3), 765–786, DOI: 10.1130/GES02227.1.

2012. CÁRDENAS-PÁRRAGA, J., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., HARLOW, G.e., BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F., ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y., KRÖNER A. Hydrothermal origin and age of jadeitites from Sierra del Convento Mélange (Eastern Cuba). European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 313-331. DOI 10.1127/0935-1221/2012/0024-2171

2010. CÁRDENAS-PÁRRAGA, J., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. Jadeitite Jade and Related Rocks from the Sierra del Convento Subduction Mélange (Eastern Cuba). Macla, 13, 59-60.,

2010. Juan Cárdenas-Párraga, Antonio García-Casco, Kenya Núñez-Cambra, Antonio Rodrígez-Vega, Idael Francisco Blanco-Quintero, George E. Harlow, Concepción Lázaro. Jadeitite jade occurrence from the Sierra del Convento mélange (eastern Cuba). Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana, 62 (1), 199-205.

2009. García-Casco, A., Rodríguez Vega, A., Cárdenas Párraga, J., Iturralde-Vinent, M. A., Lázaro, C., Blanco Quintero, I., Rojas- Agramonte, Y., Kröner, A., Núñez Cambra, K., Millán, G., Torres-Roldán, R. L., Carrasquilla, S. A new jadeitite jade locality (Sierra del Convento, Cuba): First report and some petrological and archaeological implications. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 158, 1-16. DOI 10.1007/s00410-008-0367-0

Variscan belt

2022. Irene Novo-Fernández, Ricardo Arenas, Rubén Díez Fernández, Antonio Garcia-Casco. A complex accretionary assembly of Pangea developed in the range c. 400-340 Ma: the four successive events of high-P/ultra-high-P metamorphism of the Variscan Orogen. International Geology Review. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2022.2127126.

2022. R. Arenas, E. Rojo-Pérez, R. Díez Fernández, R. Albert, I. Novo-Fernández, S. Sánchez Martínez, J. M. Fuenlabrada, P. Andonaegui, D. Moreno-Martín, A. Gerdes & A. Garcia-Casco. Opening and closure of Cadomian peri-Gondwanan oceans: age and evolution of the Mérida Ophiolite (SW Iberia). International Geology Review. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2022.2129475.
Supplementary material

2021. Ricardo Arenas, Irene Novo-Fernández; Antonio García-Casco; Rubén Díez Fernández; José M. Fuenlabrada; M. Francisco Pereira; Jacobo Abati; Sonia Sánchez Martínez; Francisco J. Rubio Pascual. A unique blueschist facies metapelite with Mg-rich chloritoid from the Badajoz-Córdoba Unit (SW Iberian Massif): Correlation of Late Devonian high-pressure belts along the Variscan Orogen. International Geology Review 63 (13), 1634-1657. Article ID: TIGR 1789509. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2020.1789509.

2021. Irene Novo-Fernández; Ricardo Arenas; Christian De Capitani; M. Francisco Pereira; Rubén Díez Fernández; Sonia Sánchez Martínez; Antonio Garcia-Casco. Tracking the Late Devonian high-P metamorphic belt in the Variscan Orogen: new constraints on the PT evolution of eclogites from the Cubito-Moura Unit (SW Iberian Massif). Lithos. Volumes 386–387. Article number: 106015. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106015

2021. 100 Ma cycles of oceanic lithosphere generation in peri-Gondwana: Neoproterozoic to Devonian ophiolites from the NW African-Iberian margin of Gondwana and the Variscan Orogen. Ricardo Arenas1 Sonia Sánchez Martínez, Richard Albert, Faouziya Haissen, Javier Fernández-Suárez, Núria Pujol-Solà, Pilar Andonaegui, Rubén Díez Fernández, Joaquín A. Proenza, Antonio Garcia-Casco & Axel Gerdes. In: Murphy, J. B., Strachan, R. A. and Quesada, C. (eds) Pannotia To Pangea: Neoproterozoic and Paleozoic orogenic cycles in the circum-North Atlantic region. Geological Society, London, Special Publication 503, 169-184. DOI: 10.1144/SP503-2020-3

2020. Irene Novo-Fernández, Richard Albert, Ricardo Arenas, Antonio Garcia-Casco et al. Reconstruction of the prograde PT history of high-pressure migmatitic paragneisses via melt-reintegration approach and thermodynamic modelling (Allochthonous Complexes, NW Iberian Massif). Journal of Metamorphic Geology 38, 629-653. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12533

2016. I. Novo-Fernández, A. Garcia-Casco, R. Arenas, R. Díez Fernández. The metahyaloclastitic matrix of a unique metavolcanic block reveals subduction in the Somozas Mélange (Cabo Ortegal Complex, NW Iberia): Tectonic implications for the assembly of Pangea. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 34, 963-985. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.030

2016. Ricardo Arenas, Rubén Díez Fernández, Francisco J. Rubio Pascual, Sonia Sánchez Martínez, Luis Miguel Martín Parra, Jerónimo Matas, José González del Tánago, Alberto Jiménez-Díaz, Jose M. Fuenlabrada, Pilar Andonaegui, Antonio García Casco. The Galicia-Ossa-Morena Zone: a new zone of the Iberian Massif. Variscan implications. Tectonophysics 681, 135-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.02.030

2013. Pesquera, A., Torres-Ruiz, J., García-Casco A., Gil-Crespo P. Evaluating the Controls on Tourmaline Formation in Granitic Systems: a Case Study on Peraluminous Granites from the Central Iberian Zone (CIZ), Western Spain. Journal of Petrology 54, 609-634, DOI 10.1093/petrology/egs080

1989. GARCÍA CASCO, A., PASCUAL, E., FENOLL HACH-ALI, P. Petrogénesis del plutón monzogranítico peralumínico de Santa Eufemia (batolito de Los Pedroches, Córdoba). Estudios Geológicos 45, 3-20.

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1987. GARCÍA-CASCO, A., PASCUAL, E., CASTRO, A. La asociación magmática del batolito de Los Pedroches: Ensayo de caracterización. Geogaceta 2, 59-61.

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2021. Cambeses, A., Garcia-Casco, A., Molina, J.F, Montero, P., Morales, I., Bea, F. The roles of partial melting of metasomatised mantle, magma mixing at continental crust level and fractionation in calc-alkaline minette genesis, SE Spain. International Geology Review. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2021.1998798

2019. A Martín-Algarra (coord.), A García-Casco, MT Gómez-Pugnaire, A Jabaloy-Sánchez, C Laborda-López, V López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, S Mazzoli, P Navas-Parejo, V Perrone, R Rodríguez-Cañero, A Sánchez-Navas. Paleozoic basement and pre-Alpine history of the Betic Cordillera. In: Cecilio Quesada & José Tomás Oliveira (Eds.), The Geology of Iberia, v2. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-11294-3.

2017. SÁNCHEZ-NAVAS, A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., MAZZOLI, S., MARTÍN- ALGARRA, A. Polymetamorphism in the Alpujarride Complex, Betic Cordillera, south Spain. The Journal of Geology 125, 637-657. doi: 10.1086/693862

2016. Cambeses, A.; Garcia-Casco, A.; Scarrow. J.H.; Montero, P.; Pérez-Valera, L.A.; Bea, F. Mineralogical evidence for lamproite magma mixing and storage at mantle depths: Socovos fault lamproites, SE Spain. Lithos 266–267, 182–201. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.10.006

2014. SÁNCHEZ-NAVAS, A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., MARTÍN- ALGARRA, A. Pre-Alpine discordant granitic dikes in the metamorphic core of the Betic Cordillera. Tectonic implications. Terra Nova 26, 477–486, DOI: 10.1111/ter.12123

2014. MANJÓN-CABEZA CÓRDOBA, A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., SÁNCHEZ-NAVAS, A. MARTÍN-ALGARRA , A. Evidences of polyciclic metamorphism (pre-Alpine and Alpine) from garnets in metapelites of the Tejeda Unit (Intermediate Alpujarrides, Betic Cordillera). Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España 27, 327-336.

2012. SÁNCHEZ-NAVAS, A., OLIVEIRA-BARBOSA, R., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. MARTÍN-ALGARRA, A. Transformation of andalusite to kyanite, crystal-growth features of metamorphic porphyroblasts, and compositional variation in garnet in pre-Mesozoic schists of the Alpujarride Complex: their bearing on the pre-Alpine vs Alpine tectonometamorphic evolution of the Betic Cordillera, S Spain. The Journal of Geology 120, 557-574 DOI 10.1086/666944

2008. Soto, J. I., F. Fernández-Ibáñez, M. Fernàndez, and A. García-Casco. Thermal structure of the crust in the Gibraltar Arc: Influence on active tectonics in the western Mediterranean. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 9, Q10011. DOI 10.1029/2008GC002061


2004. HAISSEN, F,.GARCÍA-CASCO, A., TORRES-ROLDÁN, R.L., AGHZER, A. Decompression reactions and P-T conditions in high-pressure granulites from Casares-Los Reales units of Betic-Rift belt (S Spain and N Morocco) Journal of African Earth Sciences 39, 375-383. DOI 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2004.07.030;

2001. HAISSEN, F., GARCÍA CASCO, A., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L., AGHZER, A.M. Trajectoire P-T des granulites mafiques des unites Casares-Los Reales Betico-Rifaines. Notes et Mémoires du Service Géologique du Maroc 408, 277-284.

1999. GARCÍA CASCO, A., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L. Natural metastable reactions involving garnet, staurolite and cordierite: implications for petrogenetic grids and the extensional collapse of the Betic-Rif Belt. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 136, 131-153. DOI 10.1007/s004100050528;

1996. GARCÍA CASCO, A., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L Disequilibrium induced by fast decompression in St-Bt-Grt-Ky-Sil-And metapelites from the Betic Belt (Southern Spain). Journal of Petrology 37, 1207-1239.

1994. MONIE, P, TORRES ROLDAN, R.L., GARCÍA CASCO, A. Cooling and exhumation of the Western Betic Cordilleras, 40Ar/39Ar thermochronological constraints on a collapsed terrane. Tectonophysics 238, 353-379.

1993. GARCÍA CASCO, A., SANCHEZ NAVAS, A., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L. Disequilibrium decomposition and breakdown of muscovite in high P-T gneisses, Betic Alpine Belt (Southern Spain). American Mineralogist 78, 158-177.

1989. ZECK, H.P., ALBAT, F., HANSEN, B.T., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L., GARCÍA CASCO, A. Alpine tourmaline-bearing muscovite leucogneises, intrusion age and petrogenesis, Betic Cordilleras, SE Spain. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie Monatshefte 11, 513-520.

1989. ZECK, H.P., ALBAT, F., HANSEN, B.T., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L., GARCÍA CASCO, A., MARTIN ALGARRA, A. A 21±2 Ma age for the termination of the ductile alpine deformation in the internal zone of the Betic Cordilleras, South Spain. Tectonophysics 169, 215-220.


2023. Lidia Butjosa, Aitor Cambeses, Joaquín A. Proenza, Idael Blanco-Quintero, Samuele Agostini, Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Luís Bernal-Rodríguez and Antonio Garcia-Casco. Relict abyssal mantle in a Caribbean forearc ophiolite (Villa Clara, central Cuba): Petrogenetic and geodynamic implications. International Geology Review. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2023.2179229

2023. Lisard Torró, Joaquín A. Proenza, Júlia Farré-de-Pablo, Carl Nelson, Manuel Jesús Román-Alpiste, Antonio Garcia-Casco. Turonian-Coniacian definition of the Caribbean Plate: tectonic and metamorphic record in the Median Belt, Dominican Republic. International Geology Review. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2023.2165174

2022. Haoyu Hu, Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Robert Stern, Antonio Garcia-Casco. Review of geochronologic and geochemical data of the Greater Antilles volcanic arc and implications for the evolution of oceanic arcs. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23, e2021GC010148. DOI: 10.1029/2021GC010148

2021. Rojas-Agramonte, Y., Hu, H., Iturralde-Vinent, M., Lewis, J., Mercier de Lepinay, B., Garcia-Casco, A. A Late Cretaceous adakitic intrusion from Norther Haiti: additional evidence for slab melting and implications for migration of ridge-trench-trench triple junction during the Cretaceous in the Greater Antilles. International Geology Review. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2021.1998800

2020. Lisard Torró; Aitor Cambeses, Yamirka Rojas-Agramonte, Lídia Butjosa, Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Concepción Lázaro, Enrique Piñero; Joaquin A Proenza; Antonio Garcia-Casco. Cryptic alkaline magmatism in the oceanic Caribbean arc (Camagüey area, Cuba). Lithos 376-377, Article Number: 105736. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105736

2020. Júlia Farré-de-Pablo, Núria Pujol-Solà, Harlinson Torres, Thomas Aiglsperger, José María González-Jiménez, Angélica Isabel Llanes-Castro, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Joaquín A. Proenza. Orthopyroxenite hosted chromitite veins anomalously enriched in platinum-group minerals from the Havana-Matanza Ophiolite, Cuba. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 72(3). A110620. DOI: 10.18268/BSGM2020v72n3a110620

2020. Farré-de-Pablo, J., Proenza, J.A., González-Jiménez, J.M., Aiglsperger, T., Garcia-Casco, A., Escuder-Viruete, J., Colás, V., Longo, F. Ophiolite hosted chromitite formed by supra-subduction zone peridotite - plume interaction.  Geoscience Frontiers 11 (6), 2083-2102. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2020.05.005

2020. Núria Pujol-Solà; Joaquín A Proenza; Antonio Garcia-Casco; José María González-Jiménez; Manuel J Román-Alpiste; Carlos J Garrido; Joan Carles Melgarejo; Fernando Gervilla; Xavier Llovet. Fe-Ti-Zr metasomatism in the oceanic mantle due to extreme differentiation of tholeiitic melts (Moa-Baracoa ophiolite, Cuba). Lithos 358–359, Article number 105420 DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105420

2017. Lisard Torró, Joaquín A. Proenza, Antonio García-Casco, Júlia Farré de Pablo, Ricardo del Carpio, Paulo León, Cevero Chávez, Hugo Domínguez, Salvador Brower, Julio Espaillat, Carl Nelson, John F. Lewis. La geoquímica de la Formación Maimón (Cordillera Central, República Dominicana) revisada. Boletín Geológico y Minero de España 128 (3): 517-539. DOI: 10.21701/bolgeomin.128.3.001.

2017. Ana Ibis Despaigne Diaz, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Damaso Caceres Govea, Simon A Wilde, Guillermo Millan Trujillo. Structure and tectonic evolution of the southwestern Trinidad dome, Escambray complex, Central Cuba: Insights into deformation in an accretionary wedge. Tectonophysics 717, 139–161. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.07.024.

2017. J. Cárdenas-Párraga, A. García-Casco, J.A. Proenza, G.E. Harlow, I.F. Blanco Quintero, C. Lázaro, Cristina Villanova-de-Benavent, K. Núñez Cambra. Trace element geochemistry of transform-fault serpentinite in high-pressure subduction mélanges (Eastern Cuba): Implications for subduction initiation. International Geology Review, 59(16), 2041-2064. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2017.1308843

2017. Lisard Torró; Joaquín A Proenza; Claudio Marchesi; Antonio Garcia-Casco; John F Lewis. Petrogenesis of meta-volcanic rocks from the Maimón Formation (Dominican Republic): Geochemical record of the nascent Greater Antilles paleo-arc. Lithos volumes 278–281, 255-273; DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.01.031

2016. L. Torró, A. Garcia-Casco, J.A. Proenza, I.F. Blanco-Quintero, G. Gutiérrez-Alonso, J.F. Lewis. High-pressure greenschist to blueschist facies transition in the Maimón Formation (Dominican Republic) suggests mid-Cretaceous subduction of the Early Cretaceous Caribbean Arc. Lithos 266–267, 309-331. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.10.026

2016. Esther María Cruz-Gámez, Fernando Velasco Tapia, Antonio García-Casco, Ana Ibis Despaine Díaz, José Francisco Lastra Rivero y Damaso Cáceres Govea. Geoquímica del magmatismo mesozoico asociado al Margen Continental Pasivo en el occidente y centro de Cuba. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 68, 443-475.

2016. M.A. Iturralde-Vinent, A. García-Casco, Y. Rojas-Agramonte, J.A. Proenza, J.B. Murphy, and R.J. Stern. The geology of Cuba: A brief overview and synthesis. GSA Today 26, 10, 4-10. DOI: 10.1130/GSATG296A.1.

2016 Ana Ibis Despaigne-Díaz, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Dámaso Cáceres Govea, Fred Jourdan, Simon A. Wilde and Guillermo Millán Trujillo. 25 million years of subduction-exhumation during the Late Cretaceous-Tertiary in the northwestern Caribbean: The Trinidad dome, Escambray Complex, Central Cuba. American Journal of Science 316, 203-240. DOI: 10.2475/03.2016.01.

2016. C. Lázaro, I.F. Blanco-Quintero, J.A. Proenza, Y. Rojas-Agramonte, F. Neubauer, K. Núñez-Cambra, A. García-Casco. Petrogenesis and 40Ar/39Ar dating of proto-forearc crust in the early Cretaceous Caribbean Arc: The La Tinta mélange (eastern Cuba) and its easterly correlation in Dominican Republic. International Geology Review 58, 1020-1040. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2015.1118647.

2015. C. LÁZARO, A. GARCÍA-CASCO, I.F. BLANCO-QUINTERO, Y. ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, M. CORSINI, J.A. PROENZA. Did the Turonian–Coniacian plume pulse trigger subduction initiation in the Northern Caribbean? Constraints from 40Ar/39Ar dating of the Moa-Baracoa metamorphic sole (eastern Cuba). International Geology Review 57, 919-942, DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2014.924037

2013. C. Lázaro, I.F. Blanco-Quintero, Y. Rojas-Agramonte, J.A. Proenza, K. Núñez-Cambra, A. García-Casco. First description of a metamorphic sole related to ophiolite obduction in the northern Caribbean: Geochemistry and petrology of the Güira de Jauco amphibolite complex (eastern Cuba) and tectonic implications. Lithos 179, 193–210. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.08.019
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2013. SOLARI, L.A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., MARTENS U., LEE, J.K.W., ORTEGA-RIVERA, A. Late Cretaceous subduction of the continental basement of the Maya block (Rabinal granite, central Guatemala): Tectonic implications for the geodynamic evolution of Central America. Geological Society of America Bulletin 125, 625-639. DOI 10.1130/B30743.1

2012. ITURRALDE-VINENT, M.A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., MARTENS, U., and LIDIAK, E.D. Deep Earth: how it controls our environment. IGCP 433: Caribbean Plate Tectonics and IGCP 546: Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. In Derbyshire E., Editor. Tales Set in Stone – 40 Years of the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), UNESCO Paris, France. 140 pp. UNESCO-IUGS, 111-117. ISBN: 978-92-3-001036-2. English version, Spanish version

2011. ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y., KRÖNER, A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., ITURRALDO-VINENT, M.A., SOMIN, M., MATTINSON, J.M., MILLÁN TRUJILLO, G. SUKAR, K., PÉREZ RODRÍGUEZ, M., WINGATE, M.T.D. Timing and Evolution of Cretaceous Island Arc Magmatism in Central Cuba: Implications for the History of Arc Systems in the Northwestern Caribbean. The Journal of Geology, 119, 619-640. DOI: 10.1086/662033

2011. BLANCO-QUINTERO, I. F., GERYA, T. V., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., CASTRO, A. Subduction of young oceanic plates: a numerical study with application to aborted thermal-chemical plumes. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 12, Q10012. DOI 10.1029/2011GC003717.

2011. Blanco-Quintero, I.F., Rojas-Agramonte, Y., García-Casco, A., Kröner, A., Mertz, D.F., Lázaro, C., Blanco-Moreno, J., Renne, P.R. Timing of subduction and exhumation in a subduction channel: Evidence from slab melts from La Corea mélange (eastern Cuba). Lithos, 127, 86–100. DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.08.009

2011. BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.  PROENZA J.A., GARCÍA-CASCO A., TAULER, E., GALÍ, S. Serpentinites and serpentinites within a fossil subdution channel: La Corea melange, eastern Cuba. Geologica Acta, 9, 3-4, 389-405, DOI 10.1344/105.000001662

2011. GARCÍA-CASCO A., PROENZA J.A., Iturralde-Vinent, M.A. Subduction Zones of the Caribbean: the sedimentary, magmatic, metamorphic and ore-deposit records. UNESCO/IUGS-IGCP Project 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. Geologica Acta, 9, 3-4, 217-224. DOI 10.1344/105.000001745,

2011. Lázaro, C., Blanco-Quintero, I.F., Marchesi, C., Bosch, D., Rojas-Agramonte, Y., García-Casco A. The imprint of subducion fluids on subducted MORB-derived melts (Sierra del Convento mélange, Cuba). Lithos, 126, 341–354. DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2011.07.011

2011. Iturralde-Vinent, M.A. and García-Casco, A. "Compendio de Geología de Cuba y del Caribe" [only some chapters], DVD-ROM, Manuel A. Iturralde-Vinent (editor). Published by CITMATEL, Cuba. Available from:

2011. BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F.; LÁZARO, C.; GARCÍA-CASCO, A.; PROENZA, J.; ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y. Barium-rich fluids and melts in the subduction environment (La Corea and Sierra del Convento mélanges, eastern Cuba). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162, 395–413. DOI 10.1007/s00410-010-0603-2

2011. BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., GERYA, T. Tectonic blocks in serpentinite melange (eastern Cuba) reveal large-scale convective flow of the subduction channel. Geology, 39, 79-82. DOI 10.1130/G31494.1

2010. ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y., KRÖNER, A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., KEMP, T., HEGNER, E., PÉREZ, M., BARTH, M., LIU, D., FONSECA-MONTERO, A. Zircon ages, Sr-Nd-Hf isotopic compositions, and geochemistry of granitoids associated with the northern ophiolite mélange of central Cuba: Tectonic implication for late Cretaceous magmatism in the northwestern Caribbean. American Journal of Science, 310, 1453-1479. DOI: 10.2475/10.2010.09

2010. BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y., RODRÍGUEZ-VEGA, A., LÁZARO, C., ITURRALDE-VINENT, M. A. Metamorphic evolution of subducted hot oceanic crust (La Corea mélange, Cuba). American Journal of Science, 310, 889–915. DOI: 10.2475/11.2010.01

2010. BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F., LÁZARO, C., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., PROENZA, J.A. Ba-sequestering Phases in the Subduction Environment (Eastern Cuba Mélanges): Implications for Arc Magmas. Macla, 13, 49-50.,

2010. LÁZARO, C., BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. Pristine slab melts crystallized at depth in the subduction environment: End-members of adakites (Eastern Cuba Mélanges). Macla, 13, 137-138.,

2010. WEBER, M. CARDONA, A. VALENCIA, V. GARCÍA-CASCO, A. TOBÓN, M. ZAPATA, S. U/Pb detrital zircon provenance from Late Cretaceous metamorphic units of the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia: tectonic implications on the collision between the Caribbean arc and the South American margin. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 29, 805-816. DOI 10.1016/j.jsames.2009.10.004

2010. Cardona, A., Valencia, V., Bustamante, C., García-Casco, A., Ojeda, G., Ruiz, J., Saldarriaga, M., Weber, M. Tectonomagmatic setting and provenance of the Santa Marta schists, northern Colombia: insights on the growth and approach of Cretaceous Caribbean oceanic terranes to the South American continent. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 29, 784-804. DOI 10.1016/j.jsames.2009.08.012

2009. Bustamente, C., Cardona, A., Saldarriaga, M., García-Casco, A., Valencia, V., and Weber, M. Metamorfismo de los esquistos verdes y anfibolitas pertenecientes a los Esquistos de Santa Marta, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia): ¿Registro de la colisión entre el arco Caribe y la margen Suramericana? Boletín de Ciencias de la Tierra, 25, 7-26.

2009. van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., ITURRALDE-VINENT, M.A., van Geffen, P.W., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., and van Benthem, S. Structure of the accretionary prism, and the evolution of the Paleogene northern Caribbean subduction zone in the region of Camagüey, Cuba. Journal of Structural Geology. 31, 1130-1144. DOI 10.1016/j.jsg.2009.06.007

2009. LÁZARO, C., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., NEUBAURER, F., ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y., KRÖNER, A., ITURRALDE-VINENT, M.A. Fifty-five-million-year history of oceanic subduction and exhumation in the northern edge of the Caribbean plate (Sierra del Convento mélange, Cuba). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 27, 19-40. DOI 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2008.00800.x

2008. ITURRALDE-VINENT, M.A., DÍAZ OTERO, C., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. AND VAN HINSBERGEN, D.J.J. Paleogene Foredeep Basin Deposits of North-Central Cuba: A Record of Arc-Continent Collision between the Caribbean and North American Plates. International Geology Review, Vol. 50, p. 863–884. DOI 10.2747/0020-6814.50.10.863.

2008. GARCÍA-CASCO, A., ITURRALDE-VINENT, M.A. and PINDELL, J. Latest Cretaceous collision/accretion between the Caribbean Plate and Caribeana: Origin of metamorphic terranes in the Greater Antilles. International Geology Review Vol. 50, 781-809. DOI 10.2747/0020-6814.50.9.781

2008. ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y., KRÖNER, A., PINDELL, J., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., GARCÍA-DELGADO, D. LIU, D., WANG, Y. Detrital zircon geochronology of Jurassic sandstones of western Cuba (San Cayetano Formation): Implications for the Jurassic paleogeography of the NW Proto-Caribbean. American Journal of Science 308, 639-656. DOI 10.2475/04.2008.09

2008. LÁZARO, C., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. Geochemical and Sr-Nd isotope signatures of pristine slab melts and their residues (Sierra del Convento mélange, eastern Cuba). Chemical Geology. Chemical Geology, 255, 120-133.DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.06.017

2008. GARCÍA-CASCO, A., LÁZARO, C., ROJAS-AGRAMONTE, Y., KRÖNER, A., TORRES ROLDÁN, R. L., NUÑEZ, K., MILLÁN, G., NEUBAURER, F., QUINTERO, I. Partial melting and counterclockwise P-T path of subducted oceanic crust (Sierra del Convento, E Cuba). Journal of Petrology 49, 129-161. doi:10.1093/petrology/egm074

2007. GARCÍA-CASCO, A. Magmatic paragonite in trondhjemites from the Sierra del Convento mélange, Cuba. American Mineralogist 92, 1232-1237. DOI 10.2138/am.2007.2598

2007. ITURRALDE-VINENT, M., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. Caribeana, a possible solution to a long standing puzzle: The Caribbean latest Cretaceous tectonic event. VII CONGRESO DE GEOLOGÍA (GEOLOGIA´2007). Taller Geología del Caribe. La Habana, Cuba, March 2007.

2006. GARCÍA-CASCO, A., TORRES-ROLDÁN, R.L., ITURRALDE-VINENT, M., MILLÁN, G., NUÑEZ CAMBRA, K., LÁZARO CALISALVO, C., RODRÍGUEZ VEGA, A. High-pressure metamorphism of ophiolites in Cuba. Geologica Acta 4, 63-88.
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2004. SCHNEIDER, J. BOSCH, D., MONIÉ, P., GUILLOT, S., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., LARDEAUX, J.M., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L., MILLÁN TRUJILLO, G.  Origin and evolution of the Escambray Massif (Central Cuba): an example of HP/LT rocks exhumed during intraoceanic subduction. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 22, 227–247. DOI 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2004.00510.x;

2003. GARCÍA-CASCO, A., PEREZ DE ARCE, C., MILLÁN, G., ITURRALDE-VINENT, M.A., FONSECA, E., TORRES-ROLDÁN, R.L., NUNEZ-CAMBRA, K., y MORATA, D. Metabasites from the Northern Serpentinite Belt (Cuba) and a metamorphic perspective of the plate tectonic models for the Caribbean region. TALLER DEL PROYECTO Nº 433 DEL PICG / UNESCO "TECTÓNICA DE PLACAS EN EL CARIBE" MEMORIAS GEOMIN 2003, LA HABANA, 24-28 DE MARZO. ISBN 959-7117-11-8. TPICG- 29. CD-rom: Centro Nacional de Información Geológica (La Habana),  9 páginas, 2003.

2002. GARCÍA CASCO, A., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L., MILLÁN TRUJILLO, G., MONIÉ, P., SCHNEIDER, J. Oscillatory zoning in eclogitic garnet and amphibole, northern serpentinite melange, Cuba: A record of tectonic instability during subduction? Journal of Metamorphic Geology 20, 581-598. DOI 10.1046/j.1525-1314.2002.00390.x;

2001. GARCÍA CASCO, A., TORRES ROLDAN, R.L., MILLÁN TRUJILLO G., MONIÉ P., HAISSEN, F. High-grade metamorphism and hydrous melting of metapelites in the Pinos Terrane (W Cuba): Evidence for crustal thickening and extension in the northern Caribbean collisional belt. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 19, 699-715. DOI 10.1046/j.0263-4929.2001.00343.x;

Pacific active margin

2021. Fabián Villares, Idael Francisco Blanco-Quintero, Pedro Reyes, Joaquin Proenza, Concepción Lázaro-Calisalvo and Antonio Garcia-Casco. Petrogenesis of the Tampanchi Ultramafic – Mafic Complex (Ecuador): geodynamic implications in the northwestern margin of South America during the late Cretaceous. Gondwana Research.Volume 105, May 2022, Pages 514-534. DOI: 10.1016/

2021. F. Villares-Jibaja, A. Garcia-Casco, I. F. Blanco-Quintero, C. Montes, P. S. Reyes, and A. Cardona. The Peltetec ophiolitic belt (Ecuador): A window to the tectonic evolution of the Triassic margin of western Gondwana. International Geology Review VOL. 63, NO. 18, 2232-2256. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2020.1830313

2020. Mauricio Ibañez-Mejia, Jorge J. Restrepo, Antonio Garcia-Casco. Tectonic juxtaposition of Triassic and Cretaceous meta-(ultra)mafic complexes in the Central Cordillera of Colombia (Medellin area) revealed by zircon U-Pb geochronology and Lu-Hf isotopes. In: “Geocronologia e Evolução Tectônica do Continente Sul-Americano: a contribuição de Umberto Giuseppe Cordani”. Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia. Eds Andrea Bartorelli, Wilson Teixeira e Benjamim de Brito Neves. Solaris Edições e Produções Culturais e Multimídia Ltda. São Paulo, Brazil. pp. 418-443.

2020. Garcia–Casco, A., Restrepo, J.J., Correa–Martínez, A.M., Blanco–Quintero, I.F., Proenza, J.A., Weber, M. & Butjosa, L. 2020. The petrologic nature of the “Medellín Dunite" revisited: An algebraic approach and proposal of a new definition of the geological body. In: Gómez, J. & Pinilla–Pachon, A.O. (editors), The Geology of Colombia, Volume 2 Mesozoic. Servicio Geológico Colombiano, Publicaciones Geológicas Especiales 36, 31 p. Bogotá. DOI: 10.32685/pub.esp.36.2019.02

2019. Thais Hyppolito; Aitor Cambeses; Samuel Angiboust; Tom Raimondo; Antonio Garcia-Casco; Caetano Juliani. Rehydration of eclogites and garnet replacement processes during exhumation in the amphibolite facies. In FERRERO, S., LANARI, P., GONCALVES, P. & GROSCH, E.G. (eds) Metamorphic Geology: Microscale to Mountain Belts. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 478, 217-239, DOI: 10.1144/SP478.3
Supplementary material: Petrological information, additional X-ray, EPMA and LA-ICP-MS processed data are available at:

2017. Samuel Angiboust, Thais Hyppolito, Johannes Glodny, Aitor Cambeses, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Mauricio Calderón,Caetano Juliani. Hot subduction in the middle Jurassic and partial melting of oceanic crust in Chilean Patagonia. Gondwana Research 42, 104–125. DOI: 10.1016/

2016. Thais Hyppolito, Samuel Angiboust; Caetano Juliani; Johannes Glodny; Antonio Garcia-Casco; Mauricio Calderon; Christian Chopin. Eclogite-, amphibolite- and blueschist-facies rocks from Diego de Almagro Island (Patagonia): Episodic accretion and Cretaceous thermal evolution of the Chilean subduction interface. Lithos 264, 422–440, DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.09.001

2015. T. Hyppolito, C. Juliani, A. García-Casco, V. Meira, A. Bustamante, C. Hall. LP/HT metamorphism as a temporal marker of change of deformation style within the Late Palaeozoic accretionary wedge of central Chile. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 33, 1003–1024, DOI: 10.1111/jmg.12166.

2014. BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., TORO, L.M, MORENO, M., RUIZ, E.C., VINASCO, C.J., CARDONA, A., LÁZARO, C., MORATA, D. Late Jurassic terrane collision in the northwestern margin of Gondwana (Cajamarca Complex, eastern flank of the Central Cordillera, Colombia) International Geology Review 56, 1852-1872. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2014.963710

2014. Hyppolito, T., García-Casco, A., Juliani, C., Meira, V.T., Hall, C. Late Paleozoic onset of subduction and exhumation at the western margin of Gondwana (Chilenia Terrane): Counterclockwise P-T paths and timing of metamorphism of deep-seated garnet-mica schist and amphibolite of Punta Sirena, Coastal Accretionary Complex, central Chile (34° S). Lithos 206–207, 409–434, DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.07.023.

2014. Hyppolito, T., Juliani, C., García-Casco, A., Meira, V., Bustamante A., Hervé, F. The nature of the Palaeozoic oceanic basin at the southwestern margin of Gondwana and implications for the origin of the Chilenia terrane (Pichilemu region, central Chile). International Geology Review 56, 1097-1121; DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2014.919612

2013. Álvarez, J., Mpodozis, C., Blanco-Quintero, I., García-Casco, A., Arriagada, C., Morata, D. U-Pb ages and metamorphic evolution of the La Pampa Gneisses: Implications for the evolution of the Chilenia Terrane and Permo-Triassic tectonics of north Central Chile. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 47, 100-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2013.07.001

2012. ELVIRA CRISTINA RUIZ-JÍMENEZ, IDAEL F. BLANCO-QUINTERO, LUZ MARY TORO TORO, MARIO MORENO-SÁNCHEZ, CESAR JAVIER VINASCO, ANTONIO GARCÍA-CASCO, DIEGO MORATA, ARLEY GÓMEZ-CRUZ. Geochemistry and petrology of metabasites of the Arquia Complex (Santa Fe de Antioquia and Arquia Creek, Colombia): Geodynamic implications. Boletín de Ciencias de la Tierra, 32, 65-8O. ISSN 012-3630.

2011. Castro, A., Aragón, E., Díaz-Alvarado, J., Blanco-QUintero, I.F., García-Casco, A., Vogt, K., Liu, D-Y. Age and composition of granulite xenoliths from Paso de Indios, Chubut Province, Argentina. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 32, 567-574. DOI 10.1016/j.jsames.2011.06.001

Neoproterozoic orogens

2021. Núria Pujol-Solà, Diego Domínguez-Carretero; Joaquín A. Proenza; Faouziya Haissen; Moha Ikenne; José María González-Jiménez; Vanessa Colás; Lhou Maacha; Antonio Garcia-Casco. The chromitites of the Neoproterozoic Bou Azzer ophiolite (Central Anti-Atlas, Morocco) revisited. Ore Geology Reviews 134, Article number 104166. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2021.104166.

2020. Vinícius T. Meira, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Thaís Hyppolito, Caetano Juliani, Johann Hans D. Schorscher. Reply to Comment by Heilbron and Valeriano on “Tectono Metamorphic evolution of the Central Ribeira Belt, Brazil: A case of Late Neoproterozoic intracontinental orogeny and flow of partially molten deep crust during the assembly of West Gondwana” Tectonics , Article 2020TC006307. DOI: 10.1029/2020TC006307

2019. Vinícius Meira, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Caetano Juliani, Johann Hans Daniel Schorscher. Late Tonian within-plate mafic magmatism and Ediacaran partial melting and magmatism in the Costeiro Domain, Central Ribeira Belt, Brazil. Precambrian Research, 334. 105440. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105440.
* Corrigendum DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105743.

2019. Vinícius T. Meira, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Thaís Hyppolito, Caetano Juliani, Johann Hans D. Schorscher. Tectono‐metamorphic evolution of the Central Ribeira Belt, Brazil: a case of late Neoproterozoic intracontinental orogeny and flow of partially molten deep crust during the assembly of West Gondwana. Tectonics 38. Article 2018TC004959. DOI: 10.1029/2018TC004959.

2015. V.T. Meira, A. García-Casco, C. Juliani, R.P. Almeida and J.H.D. Schorscher. The role of intracontinental deformation on supercontinent assembly: insights from the Ribeira Belt, Southeastern Brazil (Neoproterozoic Western Gondwana). Terra Nova 27, 206–217. DOI: 10.1111/ter.12149

Other orogens

2013 Rojas-Agramonte, Y., Herwartz, D., García-Casco, A., Kröner, A., Alexeiev, D.V., Klemd, R., Buhre, S., Barth, M.. Early Palaeozoic deep subduction of continental rust in the Kyrgyz North Tianshan: Evidence from Lu-Hf garnet geochronology and petrology of mafic dykes. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 166, 252-543. DOI: s00410-013-0889-y + Supplementary Material

Ore deposits

2022. Diego Domínguez-Carretero, Joaquín A. Proenza; José María González-Jiménez; Angélica I. Llanes-Castro; Harlison Torres; Thomas Aiglsperger; Lisard Torró; Carbeny Capote; Deysy de-la-Nuez; Antonio Garcia-Casco. Ultramafic-hosted volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits from Cuban ophiolites. Journal of South American Earth Sciences. 119, 103991. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2022.103991

2022. Júlia Farré-de-Pablo; Joaquín A. Proenza; José María González-Jiménez; Thomas Aiglsperger; Lisard Torró; Cristina Domènech; Antonio Garcia-Casco. Low-temperature hydrothermal Pt mineralization in uvarovite-bearing ophiolitic chromitites from Dominican Republic. Mineralium Deposita 57, 955–976. DOI: 10.1007/s00126-021-01079-8

2020. Sebastián Betancur-Figueroa, Cristina Villanova-de-Benavent, Joaquín A. Proenza, Marion B. Weber, Natalia Acevedo, Antonio García-Casco. Mineralogy and geochemistry of Fe-Ti oxide ores from the Don Dieguito massif-type anorthosite suite, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana 72(3). A200720. DOI: 10.18268/BSGM2020v72n3a200720

2020. José María González-Jiménez, Joaquin A Proenza, Miriam Pastor-Oliete, Ed Saunders, Thomas Aiglsperger, Núria Pujol-Solà, Joan Carles Melgarejo Draper, Fernando Gervilla, Antonio Garcia-Casco. Precious metals in magmatic Fe-Ni-Cu sulfides from the Potosí chromitite deposit, eastern Cuba. Ore Geology Reviews 118, article number 103339. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103339

2016.L. Torró, J.A. Proenza, J.C. Melgarejo, P. Alfonso, J. Farré de Pablo, J.M. Colomer, A. García-Casco, A. Gubern, E. Gallardo, X. Cazañas, C. Chávez, R. Del Carpio, P. León, C.E. Nelson, J.F. Lewis. Mineralogy, geochemistry and sulfur isotope characterization of Cerro de Maimón (Dominican Republic), San Fernando and Antonio (Cuba): Lower Cretaceous VMS deposits associated to the subduction initiation of the Proto-Caribbean lithosphere within a fore-arc. Ore Geology Reviews, 72, 794–817. DOI:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.09.017

2015. E. Andreu, J.A. Proenza, L. Torró, C. Domenech, A. García-Casco, C. Villanova de Benavent, C. Chavez, J. Espaillat, J.F. Lewis. Weathering profile of the Cerro de Maimón VMS deposit (Dominican Republic): textures, mineralogy, gossan evolution and mobility of gold and silver. Ore Geology Reviews 65, 165-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2014.09.015

2014. Villanova-de-Benavent, C., Proenza, J.A., Galí, S., García-Casco, A., Tauler, E., Lewis, J.F., Longo, F. Garnierites and garnierites: Textures, mineralogy and geochemistry of garnierites in the Falcondo Ni-laterite deposit, Dominican Republic. Ore Geology Reviews 58 (C), 91-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2013.10.008

2013. Villanova-de-Benavent, Cristina; Proenza, Joaquin A.; Gali, Salvador; et al. "Garnierite" ore and Ni-serpentine mineralizations from the Falcondo Ni-laterite deposit (Dominican Republic): an approach from quantitative XR element imaging. Mineral Deposit Research For A High-Tech World, 1-4 ,379-382. Edited by: Jonsson, E.

2009. PROENZA, J. A., GARCÍA-CASCO, A., LEWIS, J.F., GALÍ, S., TAULER, E., LABRADOR M., LONGO F.: Textural Relations and Minerals Compositions of Garnierite Ores Using X-Ray Images. Macla 11, p. 155-156.

1996. GERVILLA, F., FENOLL-HACH-ALI, P., GARCIA CASCO, A., HIGUERAS, P., MOLINA, J.F., MORATA, D., PUGA, E. y SANCHEZ ANGUITA, A. Aspectos petrológicos, geoquímicos y metalogenéticos del magmatismo intraplaca en distintos contextos y edades geológicas. Geogaceta, 20, 1653-1656.


2021. Natalia Acevedo Gómez; Marion Weber Scharff; Joaquín A. Proenza; Juanita Sáenz-Samper; Antonio Garcia-Casco. Provenance study of the variscite artifacts of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia and approach to routes of pre-Hispanic exchange. Journal of Archaeological Science 136, article number 105511. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105511

2021. Alice C.S. Knaf et al. Trace-elemental and multi-isotopic (Sr-Nd-Pb) characterisation and discrimination analysis of jadeite-jade and omphacite-jade in the circum-Caribbean: Implications for pre-colonial inter-island exchange networks. Journal of Archaeological Science 135, article number 105466. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105466

2019. George E. Harlow, Mary Jane Berman, Juan Cárdenas Párraga, Andreas Hertwig, Antonio García-Casco, Perry L.Gnivecki. Pre-Columbian jadeitite artifacts from San Salvador Island, Bahamas and comparison with jades of the eastern Caribbean and jadeitites of the greater Caribbean region. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol 26. Article 101830. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.04.019

2019. Guillermo E. Alvarado, Antonio García-Casco. Jade social precolombino en Costa Rica: una revisión de la diversidad petrográfica, fuentes de materia prima y posibles rutas comerciales Cuadernos de Antropología 29(1), 1-17 (Universidad de Costa Rica). DOI: 10.15517/cat.v1i1.3553.

2018. Natalia Acevedo, Marion Weber, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Juanita Sáenz. Winged plates of the Nahuange and Tairona societies (100-1600 AD), Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia: Raw material and areas of origin. Latin American Antiquity 29, 774-792. DOI: 10.1017/laq.2018.51.

2018. José Antonio Lozano, Encarnación Puga, Antonio García-Casco, Francisco Martínez-Sevilla, Francisco Contreras Cortés, Javier Carrasco Rus, Agustín Martín-Algarra. First evidence of prehistoric eclogite quarrying for polished tools and their circulation on the Iberian Peninsula. Geoarchaeology 33, 364-385; doi: 10.1002/gea.21646..

2016. Natalia Acevedo, Marion Weber, Antonio García-Casco, Joaquin Proenza, Juanita Sáenz, Agustín Cardona. A first report of variscite tairona artifacts ( a.d. 1100–1600) from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, and its implications for precolumbian exchange network in the region. Latin American Antiquity 27, 549-560. DOI: 10.7183/1045-6635.27.4.549.

2015. Cullen K., Beaubien H., García-Casco A., Harrison A., Jiménez M., Martín Seijo M., Mayo Torné J., Mayo Torné C., Pomo González, J.C. Explotación e intercambio de los recursos naturales para la manufactura de bienes suntuarios. En: "Guerreros de Oro: Los Señores de Río Grande", pp. 88-115 (part: "Naturaleza y origen de las cuentas de collares y otros artefactos pétreos de color verde o verde-azulado", pp. 114-122). Editora del Caribe, Panama.

2013. GARCIA-CASCO, A., KNIPPENBERG, S., RODRÍGUEZ RAMOS, R., HARLOW, G.E, HOFMAN, C., POMO, J.C., BLANCO-QUINTERO, I.F. Pre-Columbian jadeitite artifacts from the Golden Rock Site, St. Eustatius, Lesser Antilles, with special reference to jadeitite artifacts from Elliot’s, Antigua: Implications for potential source regions and long-distance exchange networks in the Greater Caribbean. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40, 3153–3169. DOI 10.1016/j.jas.2013.03.025


2019. Adrián López-Quirós, Carlota Escutia, Antonio Sanchez Navas, Fernando Nieto, Antonio Garcia-Casco, Agustín Martín-Algarra, Dimitris Evangelinos, Ariadna Salabarnada. Glaucony authigenesis, maturity and alteration in the Weddell Sea: An indicator of paleoenvironmental conditions before the onset of Antarctic glaciation. Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 13580. DOI; 10.1038/s41598-019-50107-1

2018. Jose Luis Diaz-Hernandez, Antonio Sanchez, Antonio Delgado, Jorge Yepes Temiño, Antonio Garcia-Casco. Textural and isotopic evidences for Ca-Mg carbonate pedogenesis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 222, 485-507. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.11.006

2016. Cuadros, J., Diaz-Hernandez, J.L., Sanchez-Navas, A., Garcia-Casco, A., Yepes, J. Chemical and textural controls on the formation of sepiolite, palygorskite and dolomite in volcanic soils. Geoderma, 271, 99–114. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.01.042

2015. Javier Cuadros, Jose L Diaz-Hernandez, Antonio Sánchez-Navas, Antonio García-Casco. Role of clay minerals in the formation of atmospheric aggregates of Saharan dust. Atmospheric environment, 120, 160–172. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.08.077

2013. Fernando Gázquez, José Maria Calaforra, Antonio García-Casco, Laura Sanna, Paolo Forti. STRONTIUM ISOTOPE RATIOS (87Sr/86Sr) IN GYPSUM SPELEOThEMS FROM ThE NAICA MINE CAvES (CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO): GENETIC IMPLICATIONS [GLI ISOTOPI DELLO STRONZIO (87Sr/86Sr) NEGLI SPELEOTEMI DI GESSO DELLE GROTTE DI NAICA (CHIHUAHUA, MESSICO)]. Memorie Istituto Italiano di Speleologia. 28:231-241.

2012. F Gázquez, J M Calaforra, A García-Casco, L Sanna, P Forti. Relaciones isotópicas de estroncio (87 Sr/86 Sr) en espeleotemas yesíferos de las cuevas de Naica (Chihuahua, México): Implicaciones genéticas [Strontium isotope ratios (87 Sr/ 86 Sr) in gypsum speleothems from the Naica Mine caves (Chihuahua, Mexico): Genetic implications]. En: Resúmenes extendidos del VIII Congreso Geológico de España. CD anexo a Geo-Temas 13 (Fernández, L.P., Fernández, A., Cuesta, A. y Bahamonde, J.R., eds). , p. 874-877.

2012. GÁZQUEZ F., CALAFORRA J.-M., RULL F., FORTI P. AND GARCÍA-CASCO A. Organic matter of fossil origin in the amberine speleothems from El Soplao Cave (Cantabria, Northern Spain). International Journal of Speleology, 41, 113-123. DOI 10.5038/1827-806X.41.1.12

2011. F Gázquez, J M Calaforra, L Sanna, P Forti, A Delgado, A García-Casco, J Martínez-Frías, F Rull. Gypsum speleothem growth controlled by air flow direction: Sorbas caves (South-eastern Spain) Conference Proceeding, 28th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Zaragoza

2010. Fernando Gázquez, Antonio Delgado-Huertas, Antonio García-Casco, Heather Stoll, Paolo Forti, José María-Calaforra. Los espeleotemas ambarinos de la Cueva de El Soplao (Cantabria). En: J. J. Durán y F. Carrasco (Eds.), Cuevas: Patrimonio, Naturaleza, Cultura y Turismo, pp. 251-264. Madrid. Asociación de Cuevas Turísticas Españolas. pp.251-264. ISBN: 978-84-614-4630-8-0.

Restoration of building stone

2017. Durán Suárez, J.A. y García Casco, A., Piedra artificial porosa a partir de residuos de rocas ornamentales adaptable a obras de construcción y restauración patrimonial. Boletín Geológico y Minero, 128 (2): 437-450. ISSN: 0366-0176. DOI: 10.21701/bolgeomin.128.2.011.

2016. Honorato Justicia Muñoz; Antonio García Casco; Jesús Montoya Herrera; Mª Paz Sáez Pérez; Rafael Peralbo Cano y Jorge Alberto Durán Suárez. Restauración de la Columnata del Patio de la Capilla del Hospital Real. En: J.A. Durán Suárez (Ed) "Restauración del patrimonio de la Univesidad de Granada". Cuadernos Técnicos de Patrimonio, 3, 31-42 Editorial de la Universidad de Granada. Granada. ISBN: 978-84-338-6000-2.

2000. RODRÍGUEZ GORDILLO, J., DURÁN SUÁREZ, J.A., GARCÍA CASCO, A. Evaluation of the penetration of restoration materials in stone. A new method. Materiales de Construcción 50, nº 260, 15-26.

1998. DURAN SUAREZ, J.A.., GARCÍA CASCO, A., RODRIGUEZ GORDILLO, J. Evaluación de compuestos protectores para el material pétreo poroso. Aplicación a calcarenitas. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía 21, 61-75

1993. DURAN SUAREZ, J.A., GARCÍA CASCO, A., SANCHEZ NAVAS, A., RODRIGUEZ GORDILLO, J. Caracterización de alteraciones en pilares de travertino de la Iglesia del Salvador (Granada). Propuestas restauradoras. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía 16, 1-12.


TORRES-ROLDÁN, R.L., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. Cspace (software for the algebraic and graphical analysis of phase assemblages), + Tutorial, + Examples + Documentation + Bibliography. Website:

TORRES-ROLDÁN, R.L., GARCÍA-CASCO, A. DWImager (software for the analysis of X-Ray images, unpublished).

Durán Suárez, Jorge Alberto & García Casco, Antonio. (10 May, 2004). Piedra artificial porosa: prefabricados y morteros adaptables (kit) para aplicación en obras de construcción y restauración. Patent Owner: University of Granada.

Field trip guides

2012. García-Casco, A. (Ed.) "Las rocas hacen ciudad". Una excursión por el centro de Granada para el reconocimiento de rocas y minerales en edificios históricos, recientes, esculturas, calles, aceras, jardines, mobiliario urbano.... Desde Bibrrambla pasando por Zacatín, Capilla Real, Plaza del Carmen, Fuente de las Batallas, Plaza del Campillo y Plaza Nueva. Dirigida al gran público y explicada por profesores e investigadores de la Universidad de Granada.

2009. GARCÍA-CASCO, A., ITURRALDE-VINENT, M.A., BERNAL, L. "Field trip to the subduction and arc complexes of central Cuba". IGCP 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean. Field trip Guidebook, 38 p.

1991. GALINDO ZALDÍVAR, J., GARCÍA CASCO, A., GERVILLA, F., GÓMEZ PUGNAIRE, M.T., GONZÁLEZ LODEIRO, F., JABALOY, A., JULIVERT, M. Field trip of the Nevado-Filabride, Alpujarride and Malaguide Complexes (Betic Cordillera). IGCP Project nº 276 "Paleozoic Geodynamic Domains and their Alpidic Evolution in the Tethys" Field trip Guidebook, 43-62, Granada.

Invited talks

2016. Metamorphic complexes in Cuba: P-T-t evolutions, tectonic settings and geodynamic implications. GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA - 28 September 2016: Session No. 275. Pardee Symposia P4. Geologic evolution of Cuba. Sponsored by GSA International/International Interdisciplinary Interest Group and Cuban Geological Society.

2014. Unveiling pre-Columbian Caribbean jade routes: A case study in forensic geology with geological and anthropological implications. Instituto de Geociencias, Univ. Sao Paulo, October 1, 2014

2013. Unveiling pre Columbian Caribbean jade routes: A case study in forensic geology with geological and anthropological implications. OPENING CONFERENCE, V Convención Cubana de Ciencias de la Tierra (GEOCIENCIAS´2013), 1-5 de Abril, 2013, Palacio de las Convenciones, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

2013. 140 million years of subduction and terrane collision and accretion in the leading edge of the Caribbean plate (with emphasis in Cuba). A metamorphic perspective. SPECIAL CONFERENCE, X Congreso de Geología, Sociedad Cubana de Geologia, 1-5 de Abril, 2013, Palacio de las Convenciones, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba.

2011. Petrological and geochemical characterization of  pre-Columbian jadeitite artifacts from  Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Guadalupe, and St. Eustatius. Implications for potential source regions and pan-regional trade dynamics in the Caribbean-Meso America-Northern South America region. Seminar "The Pan-Caribbean Distribution of Jadeitite: New Sources, Old Problems, Alternative Solutions". Faculty of Archaeology, Univ Leiden, October 5 2011,

2010. Melanges and melange formation in the Caribbean. ILP Subduction Channel Processes, Université Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, 29-30 Nov 2010.

2010. Thermal evolution of subducted oceanic slabs. A metamorphic perspective with examples from the northern edge of the Caribbean Plate. Institut für Geowissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 2 Dec., 2010.

2010. Thermal Evolution of Subducted Slabs: A Metamorphic Perspective with Examples from the Northern Edge of the Caribbean Plate. Seminars of the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Earth and Planetary Sciences. Thursday, April 1 2010.

2009. Cretaceous-Tertiary subduction and arc-platform collision on the northern edge of the Caribbean plate. Paipa, Colombia. XII Colombian Geological Congress (September 7-11, 2009), Thematic Session "Advances in the tectonic evolution of the Caribbean". Organized by IGCP 546 Subduction Zones of the Caribbean.

2009. Thermal evolution of slabs (from the onset to the demise of subduction)- a metamorphic perspective with examples. EURopean Intensive Seminars of Petrology -EURISPET- A Marie Curie Series of Events funded by the EU FP6 Granada 2009, June 27-July 5. Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain. Coordinator: Bernardo Cesare (University of Padova).  

2005. Magister Speech: “Metamorphism of ophiolitic material in Cuba and its geodynamic significance”. First Cuban Convention of Earth Sciences, Geological Society of Cuba, Convention Palace, La Habana, Cuba, April 2005. (URL not available).

2005. Keynote Address: “Partial melting and counter-clockwise P-T path of subducted oceanic crust: a case study of hot subduction in the northern Caribbean (E Cuba)”. Metamorphic Studies Group Research In Progress and Annual General Meeting, The Geological Society of London, Burlington House, London, March 2005. Keynote address, 1-2.



2020-09. EDCTI LECTURE SERIES: CICLO DE CONFERENCIAS ”CRÓNICAS DE LA TIERRA”. Organized by the Academia de Ciencias Matemáticas, Físico-Químicas y Naturales, Granada, and the Doctoral School of Science, Technology and Engineering, University of Granada.


2020-09. Talk  (online) "La ruta del Jade pre-colombino en Mesoamérica-Caribe". September 30, 2020.


Restorations of building stone

1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99. Columns of the Royal Hospital (s. XVI), Granada,
Report 1
Report 2
Report 3

1993-94. Columns of the Colegiata del Salvador (medieval mosque of the Albaycin), Granada
Report 1
Report 2

1990-91, 1991-92 and 1992-93. Sculptures. Archaeological Museum, Granada.


2011. Exposition. "LA PASIÓN POR EL VERDE (artefactos de jade y otras piedras verdes)". 2000 years of precolonial cultures of the Caribbean (c. III BC – c. XVI AD). Materials provided by Reniel Rodríguez Ramos (Univ. Puerto Rico) and Sebastiaan Knippenberg  (Univ Leiden).  Proyect CGL2009-12446 (MICINN), Research Group RNM -302 (J.A.).

CV Antonio Garcia Casco


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