Donald H. Lindsley
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Office: ESS 243
A.B., Princeton University, 1956
Distinguished Professor Lindsley's research interests aim at understanding the origin and conditions of formation of a variety of rocks and minerals. An important aspect of this work is the calibration of various geothermometers and geobarometers.
Whitaker, M. L., H. Nekvasil, D. H. Lindsley and M. McCurry (2008). Can crystallization of olivine tholeiite give rise to potassic rhyolites? - an experimental investigation. Bulletin of Volcanology 70: 417-434.
McCubbin, F. M., H. E. Mason, H. Park, B. L. Phillips, J. B. Parise, H. Nekvasil and D. H. Lindsley (2008). Synthesis and characterization of low OH- Fluor-chlorapatite: a single-crystal XRD and NMR spectroscopic study. American Mineralogist 93: 210-216.
Pang, K.-N., M.-F. Zhou, D. Lindsley, D. Zhao and J. Malpas (2008). Origin of Fe-Ti Oxide Ores in Mafic Intrusions: Evidence from the Panzhihua Intrusion, SW China. Journal of Petrology 49(2): 295-313.
McCubbin, F.M., Nekvasil, H., Harrington, A.D., Elardo, S.M., and Lindsley, D.H. (2008) Compositional diversity and stratification of the Martian crust: Inferences from crystallization experiments on the picrobasalt Humphrey from Gusev Crater, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, 113, E11013.
Nekvasil, H., McCubbin, F.M., Harrington, A.D., Elardo, S.M., and Lindsley, D.H. (2009) Linking the Chassigny meteorite and the Martian surface rock Backstay: Insights into igneous crustal differentiation processes on Mars. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 44, 853-869.
McCubbin, F. M., Tosca, N. J., Smirnov, A., Nekvasil, H., Steele, A., Fries, M., and Lindsley, D. H., 2009. Hydrothermal jarosite and hematite in a pyroxene-hosted melt inclusion of Martian meteorite Miller Range (MIL) 03346: Implications for magmatic-hydrothermal fluids on Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 4907-4917.
Dyar, M.D., Sklute, E.C., Menzies, O.N., Bland, P.A., Lindsley, D., Glotch, T., Land, M.D., Schaefer, M.W., Wopenka, B., Klima, R., Bishop, J. L. Hiroi, T., Pieters, C., and Sunshine, J. (2009) Spectroscopic characteristics of synthetic olivine: An integrated multi-wavelength and multi-technique approach. American Mineralogist, 94, 883-898.
McCubbin, F.M., Smirnov A., Nekvasil H., Lindsley D.H., Wang J., and Hauri E.H. (2010) Hydrous magmatism on Mars: A source of water for the surface and subsurface during the Amazonian. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 292. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.01.028, 132–138
Frost , C.D., Frost , B.R., Linds ley , D.H., Chamber lain, K.R., Swapp , S.M., and Scoates, J.S. (2010): Geochemical and isotopic evolution of the anorthositic plutons of the Laramie Anorthosite Complex: explanations for variations in silica activity and oxygen fugacity in anorthosites. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 925-946.
Scoates, J. S., Lindsley, D. H, and Frost, B. R. (2010): Magmatic and structural evolution of an anorthositic magma chamber: the Poe Mountain intrusion, Laramie anorthosite complex, Wyoming (USA). Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 851-885.
Lindsley, D. H., Frost, B. R., Frost, C. D., and Scoates, J. S. (2010) Petrology, Geochemistry, and Structure of the Chugwater Anorthosite, Laramie Anorthosite Complex, S. E. Wyoming, USA., Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 887-923.
Harrington, A.D., McCubbin, F.M., Nekvasil, H., Elardo, S.M., and Lindsley, D.H. (in prep) Experimental crystallization of Irvine: Insights into a potential martian analog to terrestrial tholeiite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Francis M. McCubbin, Bradley L. Jolliff, Hanna Nekvasil, Paul K. Carpenter, Ryan A. Zeigler, Andrew Steele, Stephen M. Elardo, Donald H. Lindsley (2011) Fluorine and chlorine abundances in lunar apatite: Implications for heterogeneous distributions of magmatic volatiles in the lunar interior. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 5073-5093.
Ustinisik, Gokce, Nekvasil, Hanna, Lindsley, Donald (2011) Differential degassing of H2O, Cl, F, and S: Potential effects on lunar apatite. American Mineralogist, 96, 1650-1653.
News & Announcements
Dr. James Head will be delivering a lecture entitled "The Climate History of Mars: Was Early Mars 'Warm and Wet' or "Cold and Icy'?" on Thursday, 9/3/15 at 4:00PM in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123)
Geosciences Department Newsletter
Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann
Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument
PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award
Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team
Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL
Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars
Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award
Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team