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Andreas Beinlich

Associate Professor, Petrology and Mineral Resources
  • E-mailAndreas.Beinlich@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 35 47+47 915 45 517
  • Visitor Address
    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
    Room 
    4A12f - 4104
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

My research is centred around the processes and consequences of fluid-solid interactions. Parts of my research aim at addressing purely scientific questions while others are relevant for the minerals and resources industry. I use a cross-disciplinary research approach integrating experimental techniques, numerical modeling, and textural characterization and analysis - inspired by fluid-solid interactions in natural laboratories. My current fundamental research focusses on timescales and processes of reactive fluid flow and mass transport through the oceanic and continental crust, while my applied research is geared towards defining footprints of economically significant mineral deposits and metal liberation (Li, Cu, Ni) by hydrometallurgical techniques.

Thematic presentation of selected output

GEOV241 - Microscopy

Academic article
  • 2020. Microstructurally controlled trace element (Zr, U–Pb) concentrations in metamorphic rutile: An example from the amphibolites of the Bergen Arcs. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 103-127.
  • 2020. Effect of multistage solution–mineral contact in in-situ recovery for low-grade natural copper samples: Extraction, acid consumption, gangue-mineral changes and precipitation. Minerals Engineering. 1-13.
  • 2020. Desulphurisation, chromite alteration, and bulk rock PGE redistribution in massive chromitite due to hydrothermal overprint of the Panton Intrusion, east Kimberley, Western Australia. Ore Geology Reviews.
  • 2019. Monazite as a monitor for melt‐rock interaction during cooling and exhumation. Journal of Metamorphic Geology.
  • 2019. Mg isotope fractionation during continental weathering and low temperature carbonation of ultramafic rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
  • 2019. Large-Scale Stable Isotope Alteration Around the Hydrothermal Carbonate-Replacement Cinco de Mayo Zn-Ag Deposit, Mexico . Economic Geology and The Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists.
  • 2019. Kinetics and mineralogical analysis of copper dissolution from a bornite/chalcopyrite composite sample in ferric-chloride and methanesulfonic-acid solutions. Hydrometallurgy.
  • 2019. Feedback of mantle metasomatism on olivine micro–fabric and seismic properties of the deep lithosphere. Lithos.
  • 2018. Peridotite weathering is the missing ingredient of Earth's continental crust composition. Nature Communications. 12 pages.
  • 2017. The Engineer Mine, British Columbia: An example of epithermal Au-Ag mineralization with mixed alkaline and subalkaline characteristics. Ore Geology Reviews. 235-257.
  • 2017. Subarctic physicochemical weathering of serpentinized peridotite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 11-26.
  • 2017. Stable Isotope (δ13C, δ18O) Analysis of Sulfide-Bearing Carbonate Samples Using Laser Absorption Spectrometry . Economic Geology.
  • 2017. Multi-scale magnetic mapping of serpentinite carbonation. Nature Communications. 10 pages.
  • 2014. Inter-mineral Mg isotope fractionation during hydrothermal ultramafic rock alteration - Implications for the global Mg-cycle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 166-176.
  • 2014. Garnets within geode-like serpentinite veins: Implications for element transport, hydrogen production and life-supporting environment formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 454-471.
  • 2012. Massive serpentinite carbonation at Linnajavri, N-Norway. Terra Nova. 446-455.
  • 2012. In situ sequestration of atmospheric CO2 at low temperature and surface cracking of serpentinized peridotite in mine shafts. Chemical Geology. 32-44.
  • 2011. Experimental study of the carbonation of partially serpentinized and weathered peridotites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 6760-6779.
  • 2010. Trace-element mobilization during Ca-metasomatism along a major fluid conduit: Eclogitization of blueschist as a consequence of fluid-rock interaction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 1892-1922.
  • 2010. CO2 sequestration and extreme Mg depletion in serpentinized peridotite clasts from the Devonian Solund basin, SW-Norway. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 6935-6964.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2009. Mobilization of trace-elements due to Ca-metasomatically induced eclogitization of blueschist.
  • 2009. Channeled Fluid Flow Through Slabs: Reactive Porosity Waves.
Academic lecture
  • 2015. Subarctic physicochemical weathering of serpentinized peridotite.
  • 2015. Fracture Formation due to Growth of Hydrous Carbonates.
  • 2010. Pulse-like channelled long-distance fluid flow in subducting slabs.
  • 2010. Naturally sequestered CO2 in ultramafic rocks – field examples from Norway.
  • 2010. Calcium isotopes as tracers of high-pressure subduction-zone fluid-rock interaction.
Abstract
  • 2010. Calcium isotopes as tracers of high-pressure subduction-zone fluid-rock interaction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. A367-A367.
  • 2009. Channeled fluid flow through slabs: Reactive porosity waves. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. A599-A599.
  • 2009. CO2 sequestration and extreme Mg leaching in serpentinized peridotite clasts of the Solund Devonian Basin, SW-Norway. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. A105-A105.
Poster
  • 2014. Fragmentation and Carbonation of Serpentinized Dunites.
  • 2010. Mineral replacements during carbonation of peridotite: implications for CO2 sequestration in ultramafic rocks.
  • 2010. Long-term CO2 storage in weathered peridotite due to replacement of low-T altered olivine (deweylite) by calcite.
  • 2010. Constraining conditions of metasomatism in the oceanic lithosphere.
  • 2010. Carbonatization of peridotite within a sedimentary environment.
  • 2010. Calcification of weathered peridotites in laboratory experiments.
  • 2010. CO2 sequestration and extreme Mg leaching in serpentinized peridotite clasts of the Solund Devonian Basin, SW-Norway.
  • 2009. Sequestering Carbon Dioxide via Mineral Reactions in Peridotites: Insights from Natural Examples and Experimental Approaches.
  • 2009. CO2 sequestration and extreme Mg leaching in serpentinized peridotite clasts of the Solund Devonian Basin, SW-Norway.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Beinlich, A., John, T., Vrijmoed, H., Tominaga, M., Magna, T., Podladchikov, Y. Y. (2020). Instantaneous rock transformations in the deep crust driven by reactive fluid flow. Nature Geoscience, 13, 307-311. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-020-0554-9

Beinlich, A., Plümper, O., Boter, E., Müller, I. A., Kourim, F., Ziegler, M., Harigane, Y., Lafay, R., Kelemen, P. B., the Oman Drilling Project Science Team (2020). Ultramafic rock carbonation: Constraints from listvenite core BT1B, Oman Drilling Project. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB019060. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB019060

Beinlich, A., Von Heydebrand, A., Klemd, R., Martin, L., Hicks, J. (2020). Compositional variations in chromite, pentlandite, chalcopyrite and bulk rock PGE in massive chromitite due to metamorphism of the Panton Intrusion, east Kimberley, Western Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 118, 103288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.103288

Hidalgo, T., Kuhar, L., Beinlich, A., Putnis, A. (2020). Effect of multistage solution–mineral contact in in-situ recovery for low-grade natural copper samples: Extraction, acid consumption, gangue-mineral changes and precipitation. Minerals Engineering, 159, 106616. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2020.106616

Hidalgo, T., Verrall, M., Beinlich, A., Kuhar, L., Putnis, A. (2020). Replacement reactions of copper sulphides at moderate temperature in acidic solutions. Ore Geology Reviews, 123, 103569. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103569

Klemd, R., Beinlich, A., Kern, M., Junge, M., Martin, L., Regelous, M., Schouwstra, R. (2020). Magmatic PGE mineralization in clinopyroxenite from the Platreef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Minerals, 10(6), 570. https://doi.org/10.3390/min10060570

Moore, J., Beinlich, A., Porter, J. K., Talavera, T., Berndt, J., Piazolo, S., Austrheim, H., Putnis, A. (2020). Microstructurally controlled trace element (Zr, U–Pb) concentrations in metamorphic rutile: An example from the amphibolites of the Bergen Arcs. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 38(1), 103-127. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmg.12514

Prent, A. M., Beinlich, A., Raimondo, T., Kirkland, C. L., Evans, N. J. Putnis, A. (2020). Apatite and monazite: An effective duo to unravel superimposed fluid-flow and deformation events in reactivated shear zones. Lithos, 376-377, 105752. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105752

Beinlich, A., Barker, S. L. L., Megaw, P. K. M., Hansen, L. D., Dipple, G. M. (2019). Large–scale stable isotope alteration around the carbonate–replacement Cinco de Mayo Zn–Ag deposit, Mexico. Economic Geology, 114(2), 375-396. https://doi.org/10.5382/econgeo.2019.4635

Hidalgo, T., Kuhar, L., Beinlich, A., Putnis, A. (2019). Kinetics and mineralogical analysis of copper dissolution from a bornite/chalcopyrite composite sample in ferric-chloride and methanesulfonic-acid solutions. Hydrometallurgy, 188, 140-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hydromet.2019.06.009

Kourim, F., Beinlich, A., Wang, K.-L., Michibayashi, K., O'Reilly, S., Pearson, N. J. (2019). Feedback of mantle metasomatism on olivine micro-fabric and seismic properties of the deep lithosphere. Lithos, 328-329, 43-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2019.01.016

Moore, J., Beinlich, A., Austrheim, H., Putnis, A. (2019). Stress orientation-dependent reactions during metamorphism. Geology, 47(2), 151-154. https://doi.org/10.1130/G45632.1

Oskierski, H. C., Beinlich, A., Mavromatis, V., Altarawneh, M., Dlugogorski, B. Z. (2019). Mg isotope fractionation during continental weathering and low temperature carbonation of ultramafic rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 262, 60-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.07.019

Prent, A., Beinlich, A., Morrissey, L. J., Raimondo, T., Clark, C., Putnis, A. (2019). Monazite as a monitor for melt-rock interaction during cooling and exhumation. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 37(3), 415-438. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmg.12471

Beinlich, A., Austrheim, H., Mavromatis, V., Grguric, B., Putnis, C. V., Putnis, A. (2018). Peridotite weathering is the missing ingredient of Earth’s continental crust composition. Nature Communications, 9(634). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-03039-9

Hidalgo, T., Kuhar, L., Beinlich, A., Putnis, A. (2018). Kinetic study of chalcopyrite dissolution with iron(III) chloride in methanesulfonic acid. Minerals Engineering, 125, 66-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mineng.2018.05.025

Turvey, C. C., Wilson, S. A., Hamilton, J. L., Tait, A. W., McCutcheon, J., Beinlich, A., Fallon, S. J., Dipple, G. M., Southam, G. (2018). Hydrotalcites and hydrated Mg-carbonates as carbon sinks in serpentinite mineral wastes from the Woodsreef chrysotile mine, New South Wales, Australia: Controls on carbonate mineralogy and efficiency of CO2 air capture in mine tailings. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 79, 38-60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.09.015

Beinlich, A., Dipple, G. M., Barker, S. L. L., Baer, D. S., Gupta, M. (2017). Stable isotope (δ13C, δ18O) analysis of sulfide-bearing carbonate samples using laser absorption spectrometry. Economic Geology, 112(3), 693-700. https://doi.org/10.2113/econgeo.112.3.693

Harrison, A. L., Dipple, G. M., Song, W., Power, I. M., Mayer, K. U., Beinlich, A., Sinton, D. (2017). Changes in mineral reactivity driven by pore fluid mobility in partially wetted porous media. Chemical Geology, 463, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.05.003

Millonig, L. J., Beinlich, A., Raudsepp, M., Devine, F., Archibald, D. A., Linnen, R. L., Groat, L. A. (2017). The Engineer Mine, British Columbia: An example of epithermal Au-Ag mineralization with mixed alkaline and subalkaline characteristics. Ore Geology Reviews, 83, 235-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.12.023

Tominaga, M., Beinlich, A., Lima, E. A., Tivey, M. A., Hampton, B. A., Weiss, B., Harigane, Y. (2017). Multi-scale magnetic mapping of serpentinite carbonation. Nature Communications, 8(1), 1870. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-01610-4

Ulven, O. I., Beinlich, A., Hövelmann, J., Austrheim, H., Jamtveit, B. (2017). Subarctic physicochemical weathering of serpentinized peridotite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 468, 11-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2017.03.030

Beinlich, A., Mavromatis, V., Austrheim, H., Oelkers, E. H. (2014). Inter-mineral Mg isotope fractionation during hydrothermal ultramafic rock alteration – Implications for the global Mg-cycle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392, 166-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2014.02.028

Plümper, O., Beinlich, A., Bach, W., Janots, E., Austrheim, H. (2014). Garnets within geode-like serpentinite veins: Implications for element transport, hydrogen production and life-supporting environment formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141, 454-471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2014.07.002

Beinlich, A., Plümper, O., Hövelmann, J., Austrheim, H., Jamtveit, B. (2012). Massive serpentinite carbonation at Linnajavri, N–Norway. Terra Nova, 24(6), 446-455. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3121.2012.01083.x

Beinlich, A., Austrheim, H. (2012). In situ sequestration of atmospheric CO2 at low temperature and surface cracking of serpentinized peridotite in mine shafts. Chemical Geology, 332-333, 32-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.09.015

Hövelmann, J., Austrheim, H., Beinlich, A., Munz, I. A. (2011). Experimental study of the carbonation of partially serpentinized and weathered peridotites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(22), 6760-6779. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.032

Beinlich, A., Klemd, R., John, T., Gao, J. (2010). Trace-element mobilization during Ca-metasomatism along a major fluid conduit: Eclogitization of blueschist as a consequence of fluid–rock interaction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(6), 1892-1922. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2009.12.011

Beinlich, A., Austrheim, H., Glodny, J., Erambert, M., Andersen, T. B. (2010). CO2 sequestration and extreme Mg depletion in serpentinized peridotite clasts from the Devonian Solund basin, SW-Norway. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(24), 6935-6964. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2010.07.027

Reaction feedback loops in mineral replacement networks

Experimental investigation of coupled, fluid-driven mineral replacement reactions. Further details will follow.

Li extraction from phosphate compounds

Open MSc project highly relevant for the batteries industry.

Deciphering recharge of the deep long-term carbon cycle

This is an ongoing research project in the Linnajavri area of northern Norway. The project builds upon previous fieldwork in the area and is focused on large-scale devolatilization textures, suggesting release of C-bearing aqueous fluid at relatively low metamorphic conditions. We are interpreting the reactions observed as representative for those anticipated during subduction of carbonate-bearing oceanic lithosphere. Collaboration with O. Plümper (Utrecht University, NL).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N3-xZh_GLo

Understanding fluid-rock interactions and lixiviant/oxidant behaviour for the in-situ recovery of metals from deep ore bodies

Experimental project in collaboration with CSIRO and Curtin University investigating a variety of lixiviant/oxidant systems under a range of temperatures and pressures expected to occur in a mineralised in-situ leaching environment. The study is aimed at understanding the interaction between the fluid and Cu-sulphide (chalcopyrite/bornite) with a focus on the reaction mechanisms, mineral dissolution rates and secondary mineral formation.

Carbonation of the Oman ophiolite

Participation through shipboard core logging aboard D/V Chikyu and post-cruise research in the Oman Drilling Project (OmanDP; ICDP Exp. 5057; https://www.omandrilling.ac.uk/).

Research groups