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Dr. Rafael Pablo Lozano Fernández

Rafael Pablo Lozano Fernández
Current position:
Senior Researcher of Museo Geominero (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)

Previous positions/career:
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PhD in Earth Sciences (1996-2003), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid) – “Petrología de los rellenos cálcicos hidrotermales de las cavidades miarolíticas del plutón de La Cabrera (Madrid)” // “Petrology of the calcic hydrothermal filling of the La Cabrera miarolitic cavities (Madrid, Spain)”.
- MSc in Earth Sciences (1995-1996), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid) – "Las pegmatitas del plutón de La Cabrera. Geoquímica isotópica, geocronología y mineralogía de las alteraciones sobreimpuestas, tardi y post-hercínicas" // " Petrology, geochronology and mineralogy of the post-variscan calcic hydrothermal filling of the La Cabrera miarolitic cavities (Madrid, Spain)".
- BSc in Geology (1988-1995) with a concentration in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid).

Phone: + 34 913 495 938
Email r.lozano@igme.es

Mailing address:
Museo Geominero
Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
C/ Ríos Rosas, nº 23
28003 Madrid

Research activities:
Most of my research has focused on solving geochemical problems, following different lines of research related to sedimentary materials and also of igneous origin.

Regard to sedimentary materials, studies in El Soplao cave (Cantabria), enabled us to describe a new type of rock (espeleo-manganese stromatolites), unknown so far. Moreover, within these new rocks we have found the best fossilized microbes in the manganese oxides of the world and also a new mineral species (zacaggnaite-3R). We have recently published the results of geomorphological study of the El Soplao cave, supported by paleomagnetic and geochronology data of these same espeleo-manganese stromatolites. The last publication establishes chemical patterns in formation of aragonite and / or calcite in the cave, necessary for paleoenvironmental reconstructions based on speleothems. Using elemental and isotopic chemistry, we have published the paleoenvironmental results of microbialites in microbialites that cover bivalve from continental jurassic materials of Asturias (Spain).

Regard to igneous materials, the study of meteorites has expanded the knowledge of some specimens fallen in Spain, such as Reliegos and Villabeto de la Peña. In 2013 we classify the last spanish iron meteorite (IAB complex: Retuerta del Bullaque). The geochemical study of Torre de Moncorbo (Portugal) fulgurite (rock formed from a lightning strike) establishes guidelines in fusion of granitic materials from lightning strikes.

Much of the work time have dedicated to the dissemination of the main scientific results obtained during the investigation. For this I used different means both written (articles and books), and audiovisual (documentaries), participating in various proposals for popularizing science (Science Week, Science Fair, Researchers' Night, Geolodía, etc.), the creation of workshops, exhibitions and development of excursions, courses and seminars, within the framework of the Mining Museum.

Publications

Articles:

Rossi, C. and Lozano, R.P. (2016) Hydrochemical controls on aragonite versus calcite precipitation in cave dripwaters. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 192, 70-96.

Rossi C., Villalaín, J.J., Lozano R.P. and Hellstrom J. (2016) Paleo-watertable definition using cave ferromanganese stromatolites and associated cave-wall notches (Sierra de Arnero, Spain). Geomorphology, 261, 57-75.

Lozano, R.P.; Delvene, G.; Piñuela, L. and García-Ramos, J.C. (2016) Late Jurassic biogeochemical microenvironments associated with microbialite-coated unionids (Bivalvia), Asturias (N Spain). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 443, 80-97.

Barrios, S.; Merinero, R.; Lozano, R.P.; Orea, I. (2015) Morphogenesis and grain size variation of alluvial gold recovered in auriferous sediments of the Tormes Basin (Iberian Peninsula) using a simple correspondence analysis. Mineralogy and Petrology, 109, 679-691.
Lozano, R.P.; Reyes, J.; Baeza, E.; González Laguna, R.; Gutiérrez - Marco, J.C. y Jiménez Martínez, R. (2013) Un nuevo meteorito español: Retuerta del Bullaque (Ciudad Real). Clasificación, mineralogía y preservación de la morfología. Estudios Geológicos, 69-1, 5-20.

Lozano, R.P., Rossi, C., La Iglesia, A. and Matesanz, E. (2012) Zaccagnaite-3R, a new Zn-Al hydrotalcite polytype from El Soplao cave (Cantabria, Spain). American Mineralogist, 97, 513-523.

Lozano, R.P. and Rossi, C. (2012) Exceptional preservation of Mn-oxidizing microbes in cave stromatolites (El Soplao, Spain). Sedimentary Geology, 255-256, p. 42–55.

Rossi, C; Lozano, R.P.; Isanta, N. and Hellstrom, J. (2010) Manganese stromatolites in caves: El Soplao (Cantabria, Spain). Geology, 38-12, 1119-1122.

Martín Crespo, T.; Lozano, R.P. and Gonzalez Laguna, R. (2009) The fulgurite of Torre de Moncorvo (Portugal): description and analysis of the glass. European Journal of Mineralogy, 21, 783-794.

Lozano, R.P. and Martín Crespo, T. (2004) Petrography and mineral chemistry of the Reliegos chondrite, Spain. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 39-8, 157-162.

Books and book chapters:

Lozano, R.P. (2014) Piedras Preciosas. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España. Editorial Catarata. 127 p.

Lozano, R.P. y Menéndez, S. (2013) Rocas, minerales y fósiles: las colecciones geológicas de museos públicos. Museos y colecciones de Historia Natural. Investigación, educación y difusión. González Bueno, A. y Baratas, A. (Eds.). Memorias de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 2ª Época, 11, 41-52.

Rossi, C.; Lozano, R.P. e Isanta, N. (2011) Los estromatolitos de manganeso de El Soplao. En: “El Soplao: una ventana a la ciencia subterránea”, J.J. Durán (Ed.). El Soplao S.L., Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte del Gobierno de Cantabria. 106-109.

Lozano, R.P.; Menéndez, S. y Rábano, I. (2005) La colección Schulz de rocas de Galicia del Museo Geominero (IGME, Madrid). Rábano I. y Truyols, J. Eds. Miscelánea Guillermo Schulz. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero. IGME, 5, 191-206.

Lozano, R.P. (2005) Diez meteoritos y rocas de impacto. Serie: Los + del Museo Geominero. Madrid. Nº 3, 24 p.

Lozano, R.P. (2003) Diez joyas minerales. Serie: Los + del Museo Geominero. Madrid. Nº 1, 24 p.

Marfil, R.; Rossi, C. Lozano, R.P.; Permanyer, A. and Ramseyer, K. (2000) Quartz cementation in Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoir sandstones from the Salam oil field, Western Desert, Egypt: Constraints on temperature and timing of formatíon from fluid inclusions. In: Quartz Cementation in Sandstones. Worden R.H. & Morad, S. (Eds.). Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists. Blackwell Science, 29, 163-182.

Rábano, I.; Alcalá, L. y Lozano, R.P. (1998) El Patrimonio Geológico mueble de la Comunidad de Madrid. En: Patrimonio Geológico de la Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid. Durán J.J. (Ed.). Asamblea de Madrid. Comisión de Patrimonio Geológico de la Sociedad Geológica de España, 263-280.

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