Cali, 18-19 May 2024

Agnese Visits El Servicio Geologico Colombiano

In May, Agnese Benzonelli spent some time at the laboratories of the Servicio Geologico Colombiano, working with Verónica Ruiz Solano, Nathalia Guerrero Higuera, Alejandra Alzate, and other members of the team dedicated to the characterisation of Colombian native gold using LA-ICP-MS. The workshop was very fruitful and included interesting presentations of the current work of the participants, followed by visits to the labs and demonstrations. It concluded with the exchange of procedures, analytical protocols, and reference materials, paving the way for the comparison of compositional results on native gold samples from Colombia and pre-Hispanic gold and tumbaga artefacts currently being analysed by Agnese at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.