Department Home Atmospheric Science Geology and Geophysics Geography


Dr. Callum J Hetherington

Associate Professor

Mineralogy, Petrology & Geochemistry of Crustal Rocks

Ph.D. 2001, University of Basel

Office: SCI-127
Phone: 806-834-3110

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.

For all things Graduate Program related - admissions, advising, programs, deadlines - please follow this link



January 2016 - New Funding Award!

Collaborative proposal, with Cal Barnes, Aaron Yoshinobu and Paul Sylvester, testing the relamination hypothesis has been recommended for funding by NSF. Learn more about the project here.

January 2016 - New Student!

Delighted to welcome Jordan Coe to the research group. Jordan is working on the mineralogical response to CO2-flooding in some well established mature hydrocarbon reservoirs in the Permian Basin. This is a collaborative project with some industry partners and may contribute to several aspects of geological research rannging from mineralogy, resource recovery and even CO2 sequestration.