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Richard Goldfarb

Adjunct Professor

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Address

United States Geological Survey
Denver Federal Center
Denver
CO 80225-0046
USA

Email
goldfarb@usgs.gov

BSc Bucknell Univ (1975), MSc Univ. of Nevada (1981), PhD Univ. of Colorado (1988)

Affiliations:

Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists

Honorary Lifetime Member, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Vice-President, International Association for Gondwana Research

 

Accomplishments:

  • 210 senior-authored and co-authored refereed publications; 175 published abstracts.
  • >150 invited or keynote talks and workshops in 29 countries.
  • Co-supervisor or invited referee for 15 MSc and and 19 PhD dissertations.
  • Program coordinator for USGS’ geochemical exploration/mineral resource assessment projects in Alaska with annual budgets of as much as $1 million US (1989-1995).
  • Coordinator of USGS activities on geoenvironmental studies in Alaska (1994-1997).
  • Chief Editor: Economic Geology Monograph 9 (Mineral Deposits of Alaska, 1997); SEG Special Pub. 9 (Integrated Methods for Discovery: Global Exploration, 2002); SEG Compilation 2 (Uranium 1905-2007; 2008), SEG Special Pub 15 (The Challenge of Finding New Mineral Resources, 2010), Special issue of Economic Geology on Earth History and Ore Deposits (2010)
  • Co-editor: Special issues of Mineralium Deposita on Gold in Brazil (2001) and Gold in China (2002); IAGOD volume on Metallogeny and Tectonics of Xinjiang (2003); 100th Anniversary Volume of Economic Geology (2005); Gold Metallogeny in India (2010)

 

Research/Contributions:

  • Global metallogeny, with emphasis on temporal/spatial distribution of mineral deposits.
  • Geology of ore deposits in the North American Cordillera, with emphasis on orogenic gold and collisional tectonics.
  • Distribution and geology of lode gold deposits in China and central Asia
  • Fluid inclusion and stable isotope applications to the understanding of ore genesis

 

Recognition:

  • Editor-in-Chief, Mineralium Deposita (1996-2002).
  • Executive Council, for Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (1997-2002)
  • Councilor for Society of Economic Geologists (2001-2003)
  • USA Contact for International Liason Group on Gold Mineralization (1993-2001).
  • Science advisor, Foundation for Glacial and Environmental Res., U. Idaho (1993-1998)
  • Adjunct Professor, Geology, University of Colorado (1993-2000, 2012).
  • Editorial Board, Geochemistry--Exploration, Environment, Analysis (2000-present)
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, UWA (1999-2003)
  • Editorial Board, Economic Geology (2003-present)
  • Chair, Penrose Committee, Society of Economic Geologists (2002)
  • Editorial Board, Gondwana Research (2005-present)
  • Alumni Advisory Board, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado (2007-present)
  • President, Society of Economic Geologists (2007)
  • Adjoint Professor, Colorado State University (2007-present)
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, Society of Economic Geologists (2008)
  • Chair, Program Committee, Society of Economic Geologists (2008)
  • Workshop Coordinator, Society of Economic Geologists (2008-present)
  • Vice-President, International Association of Gondwana Research (2009-2014)
  • USGS sustained special achievement award (1980, 1985, 1988, 1996)
  • Silver Medal for Scientific Achievement, Society of Economic Geologists (2001)
  • Geological Society of Australia’s distinguished lecturer in economic geology (1999)
  • Thayer Lindsley distinguished lecturer, Society of Economic Geologists (2002-2003)
  • Vice Chairman, 9th National Conference on Mineral Resources of China (2008)
  • Honorary International Lecturer, Society of Economic Geologists (2008-present)
  • Advisory Board, China Mining (2008-Present)
  • USGS Meritorious Service Award (2008)
  • USGS Star Award (2009)
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, University of Western Australia (2008-present)
  • Honorary Guest Professor, China University of Geosciences—Beijing (2008-present)
  • International Exchange Lecturer, Society of Economic Geologists (2010)
  • Visiting Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Colorado School of Mines (2012-present)
  • Chair, Publications Board, Society of Economic Geologists (2012-2014)
  • Ralph Marsden Medal for Significant Volunteer Contributions, Society of Economic Geologists (2012)
  • Editorial Board, Bulletin of the Geological Society of China (2014-2016)
  • Ralph J. Roberts  Distinguished Lecturer in Economic Geology, Mackay School of Mines, Reno (2012)
  • Colorado Scientific Society Best Paper Award (2013)

Research Output / Publications

UWA Research Repository