Kevin L. Shelton Zoned saddle dolomite crystals Resources
 

Students have the opportunity to work on research projects in geochemical and stable isotopic studies of fluid-rock interactions and reconstruction of fluid flow pathways in hydrothermal sytems at the undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. levels.

I have a number of current and future projects in mind in that would be ideal for M.S. and Ph.D. students. Potential projects include:

  • Reconstructing the history of fluid flow through dolomitized Paleozoic carbonate aquifers in the U.S. Midcontinent by combined application of stable isotope, strontium isotope and fluid inclusion halogen chemistry (see abstract and images);
  • Geochemical studies of hydrothermal veins in tungsten deposits of the Northwest Territories and their relationship to regional Au-Ag metallogeny (see photos at right); and
  • Geochemical studies of dolomites and vein-hosted mineralization in eastern Ireland and the Isle of Man: Understanding their relationship to regional Zn-Pb mineralizing flow systems (see images).

Students who are potentially interested in working with me on a graduate project should feel free to contact me (SheltonKL@missouri.edu).

Robert Bauer currently is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Geological Sciences. He will be happy to address student inquiries about graduate study in any field of the geological sciences and to answer questions regarding the application and acceptance process.

See Resources for research facilities and the Department Programs in Low-Temperature Geochemistry and Hydrology and Petrology, High-temperature Geochemistry and Economic Geology.

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Mactung tungsten deposit
NWT, Canada

Mactung tungsten deposit

Aplite dikes and quartz veins cutting skarn
at Cantung mine
NWT, Canada

aplite dikes and quartz veins

Garnet alteration associated with aplite dike cutting skarn at Cantung mine
NWT, Canada

garnet alteration

Fluorescent scheelite in high-grade ore at Cantung mine
NWT, Canada

fluorescent scheelite

   
   

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