Dr. Callum Hetherington
Mineralogy, Petrology & Geochemistry of Crustal Rocks
Ph.D. 2001, University of Basel
Dr. Hetherington is interested in the application of mineralogy to the petrology, geochemistry and geochronology of crustal rocks. He has a particular interest in accessory and exotic phase minerals. Through the study of their compositions, fabrics and textures, the research aims to solve a variety of problems in sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous and hydrothermal rocks. Much of the work is based on field observations and he has worked in a diversity of geologic environments including Archean granites in southern Africa, Proterozoic metamorphic complexes in Norway and Canada, Cambro-Silurian sediments in the Oslo Rift and hydrothermal mineralised veins formed during exhumation of the European Central Alps. Hetherington also maintains a number of national and international collaborations, which provide opportunities for conducting a wide diversity of experimental and analytical studies.
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August 2013 -Hetherington returns to St. Andrews to recover more Ballachulish Samples!
In August Hetherington will be in St. Andrews preparing, processing and shipping more of the 2012 Summer field season samples back to Texas Tech. The samples will be used by Olinger, and hopefully one new MS student in their research.
July 2013 - Danielle Olinger undertakes analytical odyssey across the U.S.!
Danielle Olinger (PhD student) is visiting Colorado School of Mines (week 1), University of California, Santa Barbara (week 2) and then back to Colorado School of Mines (week 3) to collect QEM-SCAN data, U-Pb-Hf data, and micro-drill calcite for stabile isotopes all in the month of July!
June 2013 - Hetherington participates in Summer I teaching
Hetherington lead the teaching and practical demonstration teaching component of Advanced Techniques in Scanning Electron Microscopy during the Summer I session at TTU. This graduate-student course is designed to introduce a diversity of students to the Hitachi SN-4300 scanning electron microscope with BSE, EDS, EBSD and CL detectors.
May 2013 - Congratulations to Graduating Seniors Crass, Dyer and Berry
Graduate seniors Brian Crass, Jordan Dyer and Ryan Berry participated in commencement exercises in mid-May, and after Jordan and Ryan have completed field-camp in June, all will join the ranks of Texas Tech Dept. Geosciences Alumni!
Congratulations to you all upon your graduation and very best wishes to for the future!
May 2013 - Hetherington and Olinger Attend GAC-MAC in Winnipeg
Hetherington and Olinger recently returned from a very productive trip to the annual GAC-MAC conference, which this year was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They both presented posters on areas of their current research and enjoyed meeting with a variety of Canadian colleagues.
May 2013 - Trudy Watkins Travels to Maine to Collect EBSD Data
Undergraduate researcher Trudy Watkins travelled to Bowdoin College, ME, to collaborate with Dr. Rachel Beane and collect EBSD data on her quartzite samples. The data will be used to measure quartz crystal preferred orientation in her samples for comparison against the thermal conductivity measurements.
It is intended to write up the results of the trip in an abstract for the GSA meeting in Denver later this year.