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Nelson Eby

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Nelson G Eby Professor

Expertise

Geochemical processes, undergraduate and graduate programs

Research Interests

Geochemical processes, alkaline rocks and granites, nuclear methods, metals in the environment

My general area of research is geochemistry, but I have eclectic interests which range from forensic geology to archaeology. Recent projects - characterizing the glass (Trintite) produced during the first atomic bomb test; determining the concentration of Br in geological and biological materials; petrology and geochemistry of Jurassic - Cretaceous magmatism in the northeastern US and Canada; F and Cl in apatite, amphibole, and biotite; sources of obsidian; using tree-ring cores to map environmental change; and atmospheric pollutants.

Education

  • Ph D: Geology, (1971), Boston University - Boston, MA
  • MS: Geology, (1967), Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA
  • BA: Geology, (1965), Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Fellow (2014), Scholarship/Research - Mineralogical Society of America
  • Fellow (2012), Scholarship/Research - Geological Society of London
  • Erskine Fellow (1998), Scholarship/Research - University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Fellow (1986), Scholarship/Research - Geological Society of America
  • Visiting Senior Fellow (1982), Scholarship/Research - Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Elected Full Member, Sigma Xi (1971), Scholarship/Research - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Selected Publications

  • Fontaine, J.E., Fontaine, S., Eby, G.N. (2018). Geochemistry of ore minerals and calcite from the Franklin and Sterling Hill Zinc Mines (D1 Geochemistry: pp. 8-3). Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America
  • Beaudoin, C., Eby, G.N. (2018). Trace element chemistry of emeralds (D1 Geochemistry: pp. 8-8). Annual Meeting Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America
  • Cadoux, A., Iacono-Marziano, G., Paonita, A., Deloule, E., Aiuppa, A., Eby, G.N., Costa, M., Brusca, L., Berlo, K., Geraki, K., Mather, T.A., Pyle, D.M., Di Carlo, I. (2017). A new set of standards for in-situ measurement of bromine abundances in natural silicate glasses: application to SR-XRF, LA-ICP-MS and SIMS techniques. Chemical Geology, 452 60-70.
  • Eby, G.N. (2017). Mesozoic magmatism in Northeastern North America and Canada: A classic A1-type granite province. Goldschmidt 2017
  • Marks, M.A., Kendrick, M.A., Wenzel, T., Eby, G.N., Zack, T. (2017). Reply to “Comment on the F, Cl, Br and I contents of reference glasses BHVO-2G, BIR-1G, BCR-2G, GSD-1G, NIST SRM610 and NIST SRM612”. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 41 475-478.
  • Marks, M.A., Kendrick, M.A., Eby, G.N., Zack, T., Wenzel, T. (2017). The F, Cl, Br and I Contents of Reference Glasses BHVO-2G, BIR-1G, BCR-2G, GSD-1G, GSE-1G, NIST SRM 610 and NIST SRM 612. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 41 107-122.
  • Eby, G.N., Soucy, A. (UML), Fontaine, S. (UML) (2017). Using factor analysis to identify soil contaminants from the Palmerton, PA, zinc smelters (T16 Novel Approaches to Mine Remediation: Addressing the Legacy of Hardrock Mining through Innovative and Practical Methods: pp. Paper #299-6). Annual Meeting Geological Society of America
  • Leach, F., Campbell, H., Eby, G.N., Holt, K., Regelous, M., Richards, R., Weaver, S. (2016). Obsidian floater washed up on a beach in the Chatham Islands: geochemical composition and comparison with other volcanic glasses. Tubinga, 27 21-49.
  • Eby, G.N. (2016). Principles of Environmental Geochemistry (pp. 514). Waveland Press
  • Eby, G.N. (2016). The Coastal New England and White Mountain igneous provinces: Triassic-Jurassic intraplate magmatism in Northeastern US and Southeastern Canada (T153 Alkaline Rocks: in Honor and Memory of Daniel S. Barker: pp. Paper # 19-5). Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
  • Eby, G.N. (2016). Tree-ring record of smelter operations at Palmerton, PA (T21 Trace Metals in the Environment: pp. Paper # 41-6). Annual Meeting Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America
  • Eby, G.N. (2015). Geology and Petrology of the Mont Royal Pluton (Field Guidebook for the 87th Annual Meeting of the New York State Geological Association: pp. 265-282). SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Eby, G.N., Charnley, N., Pirrie, D., Hermes, R., Smoliga, J., Rollinson, G. (2015). Trinitite redux: Mineralogy and petrology. American Mineralogist, 100(2-3) 427–441.
  • Eby, G.N. (2015). Tracing F and Cl concentrations in alkaline felsic magmas (Book of Abstracts: pp. PT.095). The 8th Hutton Symposium on Granites and Related Rocks
  • Eby, G.N., Pirrie, D., Hermes, R., Charnley, N. (2014). Nuclear forensics – identification of post-detonation debris (FGG conference, booklet of abstracts:3 pp. 43-47). The Geological Society Forensic Geoscience Group
  • Duke, G., Carlson, R., Frost, C., Hearn, B., Eby, G.N. (2014). Continent-scale linearity of kimberlite-carbonatite magmatism, mid-continent North America. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 403 1-14.
  • Eby, G.N. (2014). A-type granites: characteristics and petrogenesis. International Workshop on Convergent Margins
  • Eby, G.N. (2014). Classification and origin of granites. International Workshop on Convergent Margins
  • Mangler, M.F., Marks, M.A., Zaitzev, A.N., Eby, G.N., Markl, G. (2014). Halogens (F, Cl and Br) at Oldoinyo Lengai volcano (Tanzania): Effects of magmatic differentiation, silicate–natrocarbonatite melt separation and surface alteration of natrocarbonatite. Chemical Geology, 365 43–53.
  • Eby, G.N. (2013). Post CAMP Magmatism: The White Mountain and Monteregian Hills Igneous Provinces, Eastern North America. Annual Meeting Northeast Section Geological Society of America, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 45(1) 127.
  • Eby, G.N. (2013). Instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA) and forensic applications. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 384 121–131.
  • Armstrong-Altrin, J.S., Lee, Y.I., Kasper-Zubillaga, J.J., Carranza-Edwards, A., Garcia, D., Eby, G.N., Balaram, V., Cruz-Ortiz, N.L. (2012). Geochemistry of beach sands along the western Gulf of Mexico, Mexico: Implication for provenance. Chemie der Erde, 72 345-362.
  • Zozulya, D.R., Lyalina, L.M., Eby, G.N., Savchenko, Y.E. (2012). Ore geochemistry, zircon mineralogy, and genesis of the Sakharjok Y-Zr deposit, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Geology of Ore Deposits, 54(2) 81-98.
  • Eby, G.N. (2012). The Beemerville Alkaline Complex, Northern New Jersey (Guidebook for the 77th Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists: pp. 85-91). Pennsylvania Geological Survey
  • Marks, M.A., Wenzel, T., Whitehouse, M.J., Loose, M., Zack, T., Barth, M., Worgard, L., Krasz, V., Eby, G.N., Stosnach, H., Markl, G. (2012). The volatile inventory (F, Cl, Br, S, C) of magmatic apatite: An integrated analytical approach. Chemical Geology, 291 241-255.