This is the sixth in the 2021 Monthly Online Presentation Series!
Dr. Robert S. Darling
Department of Geology
State University of New York, College at Cortland
In the last few years, mineral inclusion studies in the world’s largest garnet crystals from the Barton Mine at Gore Mountain, NY has revealed metastable igneous phases such as cristobalite and kumdykolite, and remarkably, preserved primary glass. The metastable phases are interpreted to be trapped tonalitic to trondjhemitic melts. My European colleagues and I infer that injection of H2O caused incipient melting of gabbro and concurrent growth of large garnet, rather than the long-held hypothesis that the garnet grew in the presence of only supercritical H2O.
Please join us for an exciting evening event!
Registration opens on 1 June, watch for the email announcement.
The presentation will be followed by a geologic trivia question and answer activity for those who would like to participate!
*Bio: Dr. Robert Darling -
1992 Ph.D., Geology, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, Dissertation title: Petrogenesis of the Cannivan Gulch stockwork and skarn molybdenum deposit, southwest Montana.
1987 M.S., Geology, Idaho State University, Pocatello ID, Thesis title: The geology and ore deposits of the Carrietown silver-lead-zinc district, Blaine and Camas Counties, Idaho.
1984 B.S., Geology, SUNY, College at Oneonta, Oneonta NY.
Learn more about Dr. Darling here: Darling_CV Jan 2020.pdf