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Metamorphic Petrology Lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Lab Happenings

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  • June 25-29, 2007 "Frontiers in Mineral Science", Cambridge England

    • Frank Spear receives Dana Medal from Mineralogical Society of America
    • Symposium on "Metamorphic phase equilibria, chronology, and tectonics: a tribute to Frank S. Spear"
  • March 12-14 2007 NEGSA in Durham, New Hampshire

    • Frank Spear presenting: THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE VERMONT AND NEW HAMPSHIRE TERRANES: AN ACADIAN CONUNDRUM
    • Barbara Firebaug poster: PETROLOGIC EXAMINATION OF THE LITTLETON FORMATION OF SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE
    • Patty Chalmers poster: ZR-IN-RUTILE THERMOMETRY IN BLUESCHISTS OF SYROS, GREECE
    • Joe Pyle presenting: FINGERPRINTING NEO-ACADIAN THERMAL AND TECTONIC ACTIVITY, SW NEW HAMPSHIRE, VIA REE PHOSPHATE COMPOSITIONAL VARIATION
  • Oct. 2006: National GSA Conference, Philadelphia, PA

    • Frank Spear presenting Scintilating Scenarios of Subduction
    • Joe Pyle leading field trip and presenting...
    • Barb Firebaugh and Patty Chalmers attending
  • Sept. 2006: NEIGC in Rangeley, Maine

    • Frank Spear hosting a stop on the Charlie Guidotti field trip
    • Barb Firebaugh and Patty Chalmers attend
  • Aug. 2006: GoldSchmidt Conference, Australia

    • Joe Pyle presents....

  • Spring 2006 Northeast GSA Conference

    • Joe Pyle and Frank Spear....

  • Fall 2005 National GSA Conference

    • Frank Spear & Joe Pyle...

  • Sept. 2005 NEIGC, Yale

    • Frank Spear, Patty Chalmers, Barb Firebaugh attended

  • Aug. 2005: Congratulations!

    • Lara Storm recieves PhD

  • 2005: GoldSchmidt Conference

    • Joe Pyle and Matt Kohn are chairing a theme session on "Accessory phases in metamorphic petrogenesis"

  • Spring 2004: Northeast GSA in Saratoga Springs

    • Joe Pyle co-chaired a special Theme session titled "New Models of Appalachian Tectonics Inspired by Geochronology: 3rd Annual NETectonics Session."

  • Spring 2004 AGU, Montreal

    • Joe Pyle co-chaired a theme session "Compositional variation in metamorphic accessory phases: a multifacted petrogenetic indicator" and is co-editing a special issue to be published in Lithos
    • Frank Spear organized a workshop on Designing and building a database for Metamorphic Geochemistry (MetPetDB)