Martin Reich

Ph.D, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Geólogo, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
Profesor Titular

Fono (56-2) 29784986


2006: Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.


Geoquímica de Yacimientos Minerales y Sistemas Geotermales


Mineralogia de Silicatos
Fundamentos de Geoquímica
Tópicos de Frontera en Geofluidos


2015-2018 : Trazadores de Metales en Zonas de Subducción (NMTM). Núcleo Milenio. Investigador Principal.
2011-2015: Proyecto Fondap 15090013, Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de los Andes, CEGA. Investigador Principal, responsable del área Geoquímica de Fluidos.
2010-2013: Proyecto Fondecyt Nº 1100014 “Origin and age of iodine in supergene zones of copper deposits and in the nitrate ore fields of the Atacama Desert, Chile.”
2008-2009: Proyecto Fondecyt Iniciación Nº 11070088; Investigador Principal. Nanoscience of “invisible” precious metals (Ag, Au) in stratabound Cu deposits from the Coastal Range in northern Chile: speciation, solubility, and metallogenic implications.
2007-2009: Proyecto Fondecyt Nº 1070736; Co-investigador. Origin and age of atacamite in the copper ore deposits of the Atacama desert, Northern Chile.2006-2009: Predictive Geochemistry in Areas of Transported Overburden. Australian Mineral Industries Research Association Limited (AMIRA 2239-K).


  • Sun, T., Bao, H., Reich, M., Hemming, S.R. (2018) More than Ten Million Years of Hyper-aridity recorded in the Atacama Gravels. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 227 123–132.
  • Carretier, S., Martinod, P., Reich, M., and Godderis, Y., 2016, Modelling sediment clasts transport during landscape evolution: Earth Surface Dynamics, v. 4, no. 1, p. 237-251.
  • Bilenker, L. D., Simon, A. C., Reich, M., Lundstrom, C. C., Gajos, N., Bindeman, I., Barra, F., and Munizaga, R., 2016, Fe-O stable isotope pairs elucidate a high-temperature origin of Chilean iron oxide-apatite deposits: Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 177, p. 94-104.
  • Benavente, O., Tassi, F., Reich, M., Aguilera, F., Capecchiacci, F., Gutiérrez, F., Vaselli, O., and Rizzo, A., 2016, Chemical and isotopic features of cold and thermal fluids discharged in the Southern Volcanic Zone between 32.5°S and 36°S: Insights into the physical and chemical processes controlling fluid geochemistry in geothermal systems of Central Chile: Chemical Geology, v. 420, p. 97-113.
  • Reich, M., and Vasconcelos, P. M., 2015, Geological and Economic Significance of Supergene Metal Deposits: Elements, v. 11, no. 5, p. 305-310.
  • Vasconcelos, P. M., Reich, M., and Shuster, D. L., 2015, The Paleoclimatic Signatures of Supergene Metal Deposits: Elements, v. 11, no. 5, p. 317-322.
  • Knipping, J. L., Bilenker, L. D., Simon, A. C., Reich, M., Barra, F., Deditius, A. P., Wälle, M., Heinrich, C. A., Holtz, F., and Munizaga, R., 2015, Trace elements in magnetite from massive iron oxide-apatite deposits indicate a combined formation by igneous and magmatic-hydrothermal processes: Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 171, p. 15-38.
  • Molina, P. G., Parada, M. A., Gutierrez, F. J., Ma, C. Q., Li, J. W., Liu, Y. Y., Reich, M., and Aravena, A., 2015, Protracted late magmatic stage of the Caleu pluton (central Chile) as a consequence of heat redistribution by diking: Insights from zircon data and thermal modeling: Lithos, v. 227, p. 255-268.
  • Gonzalez-Jimenez, J. M., Reich, M., Camprubi, A., Gervilla, F., Griffin, W. L., Colas, V., O’Reilly, S. Y., Proenza, J. A., Pearson, N. J., and Centeno-Garcia, E., 2015, Thermal metamorphism of mantle chromites and the stability of noble-metal nanoparticles: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 170, no. 2.
  • Knipping, J. L., Bilenker, L. D., Simon, A. C., Reich, M., Barra, F., Deditius, A. P., Lundstrom, C., Bindeman, I., and Munizaga, R., 2015, Giant Kiruna-type deposits form by efficient flotation of magmatic magnetite suspensions: Geology, v. 43, no. 7, p. 591-594.
  • Alvarez, F., Reich, M., Perez-Fodich, A., Snyder, G., Muramatsu, Y., Vargas, G., and Fehn, U., 2015, Sources, sinks and long-term cycling of iodine in the hyperarid Atacama continental margin: Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 161, p. 50-70.


– Hough, R., Reich, M., Noble, R. (2012) Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Ore Systems. In Nature’s Nanostructures, Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd. ISBN 978-981-4316-82-8 (Hardcover).

– Becker, U., Reich, M., and Biswas, S. (2010) Nanoparticle-host interactions in natural systems. European Mineralogical Union (EMU) volume 9, “Nanoscopic Approaches in Earth and Planetary Sciences”, Brenker, F.E., and Jordan G., Eds. Chapter 8, 1-52.

– Kesler, S.E. & Reich, M. (2006) Precambrian Mississippi Valley-type deposits: Relation to changes in the atmosphere and hydrosphere. Geological Society of America Memoir 198, “Evolution of Early Earth’s Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Biosphere-Constraints from Ore Deposits”, Kesler, S.E., and Ohmoto, H., Eds., 185-204.

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