Minerals of the Grenville Province [F-17-43]

Presenter: George Robinson
Location: SLU: Brown 144
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 3:00 PM 11/03

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The Grenville Geological Province comprises an extensive suite of crystalline rocks over a billion years old, the main part of which stretches from the Adirondack Mountains northward to Labrador. Numerous complex geological settings have provided diverse geological environments that host a broad selection of minerals, some of which are considered among the world’s finest for their species, others so rare they have not been found elsewhere, as well as economic ore deposits of garnet, talc, iron, titanium and zinc. This presentation includes a formal presentation followed by an informal tour of the St. Lawrence University mineral collection that features a number of these minerals.

George Robinson has collected Grenville minerals for over 60 years. George has a PhD in geological sciences. He has 31 years’ experience as a mineral museum curator, and 17 as a university professor. Currently he is a Research Associate at SLU and the NYS Museum. In 2013 George received the Carnegie Mineralogical Award, and in 2009 a rare mineral was named “georgerobinsonite,” in his honor. George has over 100 publications, including 9 books, the last of which is the subject of this presentation.

Cap: 40

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