❝Mark Barton is Professor of Geology and Geochemistry at the University of Arizona and Co-Director of the UA Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. Mark grew up in the Washington DC area, graduating from high school in 1974. He earned BS and MS degrees from Virginia Tech (1977, 1978) and a PhD from the University of Chicago (1981) where he was an NSF and McCormick Fellow. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Geophysical Laboratory (Carnegie Institution of Washington), he taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for 6 years (Asst Prof 1984-88, Assoc Prof 88-90) before joining the faculty at the University of Arizona in 1990. His research interests and span many aspects of energy and mass transfer in the Earth's lithosphere and their applications to mineral deposits. Ongoing collaborative studies involve many mining companies and the USGS and were supported by these groups, the US National Science Foundation, Science Foundation Arizona, and the Keck Foundation among others. Ore deposit studies have focused on porphyry, IOCG, sediment-hosted Cu(-Co-Ag) and U(-V), and various precious metal systems, and their broader geologic context. His interests extend to the geochemistry, petrology and dynamics of broad range of other geologic systems, including arc-related magmatism and metamorphism, subduction zone processes, extensional tectonics, and fluid processes in sedimentary basins. Mark is a fellow of and has been active in several professional societies including the Society of Economic Geologists (Life Fellow), the Geological Society of America (Fellow), the Mineralogical Society of America (Life Fellow), the Society for Geology Applied to Ore Deposits (SGA), the Society for Mining, Mineralogy and Exploration (SME), the Geochemical Society, and the Arizona Geological Society. He has received awards from several of these, among them including the Lindgren (SEG) and MSA Award (MSA). He has served in various capacities including on editorial boards, on U.S. National Research Council Committees, and in other roles for professional societies and government panels. Since joining the UA faculty he has worked actively at the local and national levels to help secure the long term vitality of economic geology research and education in the United States. After 15 years directing the geology-focused, research-oriented "Center for Mineral Resources," he helped found the "Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources" (IMR) which is a state-, industry-, and privately-funded interdisciplinary organization for research and education that spans science and engineering to public health and policy related to mineral resources. In the early 2000s, he collaborated with his former PhD students David Johnson and Eric Jensen in developing Bronco Creek Exploration (now part of EMX Royalty, as of 2010).
- AODIIAdvanced Ore Deposits II
- EMDEconomic Mineral Deposits
- AODGAdvanced Ore Deposit Geology
- SDMRSustainable Development and Mineral Resources
- LPTMDTLowell Program Topics in Mineral Deposit Types
- Arizona Abandoned Mine Lands: A cooperative Approach to Assessment
Principal Investigator (PI)
- Contributions to an Enhanced Geological Model for the Formation of Colorado Plateau U(-V) Deposits
- Remote Materials Characterization in the Asarco Ray Mine by Hyperspectral Imaging: Geotechnical and Geological Applications
- Risk and Remediation of Metal-Mining Wastes
Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI)
- SusCheM: Exploring Links Among U, Fe, and Hydrocarbon Movement in the Paradox Basin, Colorado Plateau
- Hazardous Waste Risk and Remediation in the US Southwest
- Studies of Hydrothermal Oxide System with a Focus on SW North America
Principal Investigator (PI)
- Jurassic magnetism and iron-rich hydrothermal systems in the Palen Mountains and nearby areas, SE Mojave Desert, California
Principal Investigator (PI)
- Industry Match for Science Foundation of Arizona Award (FRS 436890): Sustainable Development of Critical Earth Materials
Principal Investigator (PI)
- Sustainable Development of Critical Earth Materials
- New School of Mining and Mineral Resources Will Take Holistic Approach
- Lundin Family Giving $2M to UArizona Mining and Mineral Resources Programs with Challenge that Could Bring Millions More
- $2.5M Award Funds Scholarships and Research for Minerals Program
- UA Geoscientists Take a Crack at Paradox Basin's Mysteries
- New Arizona Institute on Sustainability and Mineral Resources
- Credit Card Processing via the Internet
- Credit Card Processing via the Internet
- Depression cited as worldwide health threat
- Hydrogeochemical evolution of formation waters responsible for sandstone bleaching and ore mineralization in the Paradox Basin
- Hydrogeochemical evolution of formation waters responsible for sandstone bleaching and ore mineralization in the Paradox Basin, Colorado Plateau, USA
- Controls on thallium redistribution and stable isotope variations during hydrothermal alteration of the Battle Mountain district, north-central Nevada: A mineralogical approach
- Extending geometallurgy to the mine scale with hyperspectral imaging: a pilot study using drone and ground-based scanning
- Recovery Potential of Critical Minerals and Metals from Aqueous Sources
- Ground- and drone-based hyperspectral remote sensing for mineral mapping in active mine environments – a pilot study in mine-scale geometallurgy
- An evaluation of thermal metamorphism and its relationship to mineralization in the Maggie Creek District, Carlin Trend, Nevada
- Evolution of the Pampa Escondida porphyry copper deposit, northern Chile: Sequence of vein formation, patterns of hydrothermal alteration, and cooling history
- Sodic-calcic family of alteration in porphyry systems of Arizona and adjacent New Mexico
- Uptake and fractionation of thallium by brassica juncea in geogenic thallium-amended substrate
- Hyperspectral remote sensing characterization of mine materials for process control
- Rhenium in molybdenite: A database approach to identifying geochemical controls on the distribution of a critical element
- Geology and gold mineralization of the Goldstrike district, Utah
- Mineralogical profile of supergene sulfide ore in the Western Copper area, Morenci mine, Arizona
- Coarse muscovite veins and alteration in porphyry systems
- Ground- and drone-based hyperspectral remote sensing for large-scale mineral mapping in active mine environments – a pilot study
- Thallium geochemistry and isotope variations in igneous, metamorphic, and metasomatic systems
- Cerro Verde-Santa Rosa porphyry copper-molybdenum deposits, Peru: Magmatic, hydrothermal, and supergene evolution of adjacent systems
- Sulfur-poor intense acid hydrothermal alteration: a distinctive hydrothermal environment
- Grain-scale and deposit-scale heterogeneity of Re distribution in molybdenite at the Bagdad porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Arizona
- The Jackson-Lawton-Bowman normal fault system and its relationship to Carlin-type gold mineralization, Eureka district, Nevada
- Arc-scale hydrothermal alteration, and the distribution and origin of Cordilleran Fe-oxide(-Cu-Au-P-REE) systems
- Iron Oxide-rich Mineralization and Related Alteration in the Yerington District, Lyon County, Nevada
- East-west swath of mid-Cretaceous intrusions in east-central Nevada: U-Pb geochronology and metallogeny
- The mineralogy, geochemistry, and metallurgy of cobalt in the rhombohedral carbonates
- Succession of Laramide magmatic and magmatic-hydrothermal events in the Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
- Vertical zoning and continuity in Fe oxide(-Cu-Au-Ag-Co-U-P-REE) (or 'IOCG') systems: Cordilleran insights
- Alteration and ore distribution in the Proterozoic Mines Series, Tenke-Fungurume Cu-Co district, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Hydrothermal Alteration and Mineralization in Santo Domingo Sur Iron Oxide (-Cu-Au) Deposit, Atacama Region, Chile
- District-scale view of the upper levels of iron-oxide(-Cu-Au) (‘IOCG’) vein systems, Copiapó, Chile
- Characterization and reconstruction of the multiple copper-bearing hydrothermal systems in the Tea Cup Porphyry system, Pinal County, Arizona
- Porphyry copper deposit model, Chap. B of Mineral deposit models for resource assessment
- Mineral resource geology in academia: An impendina crisis?
- Deciphering a multistage history affecting U-Cu(-Fe) mineralization in the Singhbhum Shear Zone, eastern India, using pyrite textures and compositions in the Turamdih U-Cu(-Fe) deposit
- Lithogeochemical and stable isotopic insights into submarine genesis of pyrophyllite-altered facies at the Boco prospect, western Tasmania
- The Cu stockwork and massive sulfide ore of the Feitais volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit, Aljustrel, Iberian Pyrite Belt, Portugal: A mineralogical, fluid inclusion, and isotopic investigation
- Root zones of porphyry systems: Extending the porphyry model to depth
- Igniting flare-up events in Cordilleran arcs
- In situ oxygen isotope analysis of monazite as a monitor of fluid infiltration during contact metamorphism: Birch Creek Pluton aureole, White Mountains, eastern California
- Porphyry deposits: Characteristics and origin of hypogene features
- Stable isotope record of post-impact fluid activity in the core of the Yaxcopoil-1 borehole, Chicxulub impact structure, Mexico
- Non-pegmatitic deposits of beryllium: Mineralogy, geology, phase equilibria and origin
- Tectonic and metasomatic mixing in a high-T, subduction-zone mélange - Insights into the geochemical evolution of the slab-mantle interface
- Jurassic to Holocene tectonics, magmatism, and metallogeny of Northwestern Mexico
- Paragenesis, elemental distribution, and stable isotopes at the Peña Colorada Iron Skarn, Colima, Mexico
- A chemical and isotopic study of the Laramide granitic belt of northern Mexico: Idenfication of the southern edge of the North American Precambrian basement
- Neodymium isotopic study of rare earth element sources and mobility in hydrothermal Fe oxide (Fe-P-REE) systems
- From Jurassic shores to Cretaceous plutons: Geochemical evidence for paleoalteration environments of metavolcanic rocks, eastern California
- An amagmatic origin of carlin-type gold deposits
- Granitic magmatism and metallogeny of southwestern North America
- Silver silver-bearing minerals
- Long-term evolution of fluid-rock interactions in magmatic arcs: Evidence from the ritter range pendant, Sierra Nevada, California, and numerical modeling
- Metasomatism during subduction: products and possible paths in the Catalina Schist, California
- Metamorphism, geochemistry and origin of magnesian volcanic rocks, Klamath Mountains, California
- Igneous petrogenesis of magnesian metavolcanic rocks from the central Klamath Mountains, northern California
- Fluid-enhanced deformation: transformation of granitoids to banded mylonites, western Sierra Nevada, California, and southeastern Australia
- Phanerozoic plutonism in the Cordilleran Interior, USA
- Chapter 16: Cretaceous magmatism, metamorphism, and metallogeny in the east-central Great Basin
- Fluid flow and metasomatism in a subduction zone hydrothermal system: Catalina Schist terrane, California
- Thermal development of low-pressure metamorphic belts: results from two-dimensional numerical models
- Magmatism and the development of low-pressure metamorphic belts: implications from the western United States and thermal modeling
- Compositional characteristics of garnets and pyroxenes in contact-metasomatic skarn deposits and their relationship with metallization
- Metasomatism and partial melting in a subduction complex: Catalina schist, southern California.
- Heat capacity and thermodynamic properties of andradite garnet, Ca sub 3 /sub Fe sub 2 /sub Si sub 3 /sub O sub 12 /sub , between 10 and 1000 K and revised values for Δ sub f /sub G sup o /sup sub m /sub (298.15 K) of hedenbergite and wollastonite
- Lithophile-element mineralization associated with late Cretaceous two-mica granites in the Great Basin.
- Phase equilibria and thermodynamic properties of minerals in the BeO-Al sub 2 /sub O sub 3 /sub -SiO sub 2 /sub -H sub 2 /sub O (BASH) system, with petrologic applications.
- Heat capacities and thermodynamic functions for beryl, Be sub 3 /sub Al sub 2 /sub Si sub 6 /sub O sub 18 /sub , phenakite, Be sub 2 /sub SiO sub 4 /sub , euclase, BeAlSiO sub 4 /sub (OH), bertrandite, Be sub 4 /sub Si sub 2 /sub O sub 7 /sub (OH) sub 2 /sub , and chrysoberyl, BeAl sub 2 /sub O sub 4 /sub .
- GEOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF NAICA, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO.
- Calculation of C-O-H-S equilibria at constant bulk composition: some petrologic implications.
- High-pressure crystal structures and compressibilities of bertrandite, beryl, and euclase.
- Exchange equilibria of alkali feldspars with fluoride-bearing fluids.
- The thermodynamic properties of fluor-topaz.
- The thermodynamic properties of topaz solid solutions and some petrologic applications.
- Some aspects of the geology and mineralogy of the fluorine-rich skarn at McCullough Butte, Eureka County, Nevada.
- Tracer studies of the fluorine-rich skarn at McCullough Butte, Eureka County, Nevada.
- Ag-Au-S SYSTEM.