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Researcher: Davidson, P (Dr Paul Davidson)

Fields of Research

Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Resource geoscience
Mineralogy and crystallography
Inorganic geochemistry
Geochemistry
Volcanology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Mineral exploration
Titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ore (e.g. monazite) exploration
Iron ore exploration

Career Best Publications

Magmatic precursors of hydrothermal fluids at the Río Blanco Cu-Mo deposit, Chile: links to silicate magmas and metal transport; Economic Geology

Research Publications

A melt and fluid inclusion assemblage in beryl from pegmatite in the Orlovka amazonite granite, East Transbaikalia, Russia: implications for pegmatite-forming melt systems; Mineralogy and Petrology
Application of Raman spectroscopy to quantify trace water concentrations in glasses and garnets; American Mineralogist
Be-daughter minerals in fluid and melt inclusions: implications for the enrichment of Be in granite-pegmatite systems; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Comment on 'A petrologic assessment of internal zonation in granitic pegmatites' by David London (2014); Lithos
Diversity of primary CL textures in quartz from porphyry environments: implication for origin of quartz eyes; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Eine außergewöhnliche Einschlussparagenese im Quarz von Steinigtwolmsdorf/Oberlausitz; Berichte der Naturforschende Gesellschaft der Oberlausitz
Emerald from the Habachtal: new observations; Mineralogy and Petrology
Evidence of a water-rich silica gel state during the formation of a simple pegmatite; Mineralogical Magazine
Extreme alkali bicarbonate- and carbonate-rich fluid inclusions in granite pegmatite from the Precambrian Rønne granite, Bornholm Island, Denmark; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Extreme chemical heterogeneity of granite-derived hydrothermal fluids: An example from inclusions in a single crystal of miarolitic quartz; Geology (Boulder)
Fluid bubbles in melt inclusions and pillow-rim glasses: high-temperature precursors to hydrothermal fluids?; Chemical Geology
From a supercritical fluid to pegmatite; 92nd Annual Meeting Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft
Genetic significance of the 867 cm−1 out-of-plane Raman mode in graphite associated with V-bearing green grossular; Mineralogy and Petrology
Hambergite-rich melt inclusions in morganite crystals from the Muiane pegmatite, Mozambique and some remarks on the paragenesis of hambergite; Mineralogy and Petrology
Hingganite-(Y) from a small aplite vein in granodiorite from Oppach, Lusatian Mts., E-Germany; Mineralogy and Petrology
Immiscibility and continuous felsic melt-fluid evolution within the Rio Blanco porphyry system, Chile: Evidence from inclusions in magmatic quartz; Economic Geology
Immiscibility between silicate magmas and aqueous fluids: a melt inclusion pursuit into the magmatic-hydrothermal transition in the Omsukchan Granite (NE Russia); Chemical Geology
Laser Raman spectroscopic measurements of water in unexposed glass inclusions; American Mineralogist
Liquid immiscibility - important processes during pegmatite formation; 12th Biennial Conference on Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions
Magma chamber-scale liquid immiscibility in the Siberian Traps represented by melt pools in native iron; Geology
Magmatic inclusions in the search for natural silicate-salt melt immiscibility: methodology and examples; Melt inclusions in volcanic systems
Magmatic precursors of hydrothermal fluids at the Río Blanco Cu-Mo deposit, Chile: links to silicate magmas and metal transport; Economic Geology
Melt inclusion studies of immiscible hydrosaline magmatic fluids: the first stage of hydrothermal fluids; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Origin of miarolitic pegmatites in the Königshain granite/Lusatia; Lithos
Primary aqueous fluids in rhyolitic magmas: Melt inclusion evidence for pre- and post-trapping exsolution; Chemical Geology
Progress in determination of water in glass inclusions with Raman Spectroscopy: a short review; Yanshi Xuebao
Progress in the determination of water in glasses and melt inclusions with Raman spectroscopy: A short review; Zeitschrift fur Geologische Wissenschaften
Ramanite-(Cs) and ramanite-(Rb): New cesium and rubidium pentaborate tetrahydrate minerals identified with Raman spectroscopy; American Mineralogist
Revisiting complete miscibility between silicate melts and hydrous fluids, and the extreme enrichment of some elements in the supercritical state - consequences for the formation of pegmatites and ore deposits; Ore Geology Reviews
Shaw meteorite: water-poor and water-rich melt inclusions in olivine and enstatite; Mineralogy and Petrology
Tantalite-(Mn) from the Borborema Pegmatite Province, northeastern Brazil: conditions of formation and melt- and fluid-inclusion constraints on experimental studies; Mineralium Deposita: International Journal of Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
The application of Raman spectroscopy in the study of fluid and melt inclusions; Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften
The competing models for the origin and internal evolution of granitic pegmatites in the light of melt and fluid inclusion research; Mineralogy and Petrology
The enhanced element enrichment in the supercritical states of granite-pegmatite systems; Acta Geochimica
The key role of mica during igneous concentration of tantalum; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
The key role of mica during igneous concentration of tantalum: implications for exploration for rare metal deposits; European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014
The miarolitic pegmatites from the Konigshain: a contribution to understanding the genesis of pegmatites; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
The missing link between granites and granitic pegmatites; Journal of Geosciences
The pilot knob magnetite deposit in the Proterozoic St. Francois Mountains Terrane, southeast Missouri, USA: A magmatic and hydrothermal replacement iron deposit; Ore Geology Reviews
The Southeast Missouri (USA) Proterozoic iron metallogenic province—types of deposits and genetic relationships to magnetite–apatite and iron oxide–copper–gold deposits; Ore Geology Reviews
The transition from peraluminous to peralkaline granitic melts: Evidence from melt inclusions and accessory minerals; Lithos
Understanding Pegmatite Formation: The Melt And Fluid Inclusion Approach; Melt Inclusions in Plutonic Rocks
Water in granite and pegmatite-forming melts; Ore Geology Reviews
Water- and boron-rich melt inclusions in quartz from the Malkhan Pegmatite, Transbaikalia, Russia; Minerals

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

Geology, Geochronology and Alteration of the Lorraine, Alkalic Porphyry Cu-Au Deposit, British Columbia, Canada
Type and Origin of Quartz and Quartz-Hosted Fluid Inclusions in Mineralised Porphyries