"Petrogenetic study of the
glaucophane schists and associated rocks from the
Ile de Groix, Brittany, France". (271 pp., submitted Nov. 1976).
SUPERVISOR : Dr J.D. Bell, Department of Earth Sciences, Parks Road, OX1 3PR OXFORD.
This work presents the results of a petrographic, mineralogical and geochemical study on one of the few known occurrences of blueschist facies metamorphic rocks in the Variscan belt of Western Europe.The geochronological results have been published in "Nature" ( see Carpenter and Civetta, 1976), while the trace element geochemistry of the metabasic rocks has been used to characterize the tectonic environment of the protoliths (see Bernard-Griffiths et al.., 1986).
see abstract extracted from thesis
The topic was to investigate the geochemistry of variously metamorphosed basic igneous rocks from the Armorican Massif, France. The aim was to determine the tectonic environments of the protoliths and, ultimately, to characterize the source-regions involved in their magma genesis. The results of this study have been published in Carpenter et al. (1982), Bernard-Griffiths et al. (1986) and appear in various conference abstracts.
From Jan. 1979, an analytical programme was undertaken in collaboration with
Dr A. Cocherie to obtain REE data on granitic rocks from South
Brittany. This work has led to the publication of a paper on the petrogenesis
Cocherie and Carpenter, 1979).
LAST EMPLOYMENT IN THE UK (Jan 1980-Dec 1982)
Geologist/Geochemist in the Marine Chemistry Group at the
Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Wormley, UK. While working in this post,
I was responsible for the day-to-day management and development of an X-ray
analytical facility used to characterize the mineral and chemical composition
of working in this post, I was responsible for the day-to-day management
and development of an X-ray analytical facility used to characterize the
mineral and chemical composition of
deep-sea sediments. The work was carried out to meet the demands of a research
contract commissioned by the Department of the Environment on the ocean disposal
of high-level radioactive waste. Sediment cores were sampled during oceanographic
cruises, and the results of detailed laboratory analysis were interpreted
in the light of pore-water and Th-230 activity profiles (see
in CARPENTER et al., 1983; THOMSON et al., 1984; BOUST et al., 1988).
Quantitative analysis of major and trace elements by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry and Flame Atomic Absorption).
Mineral separation techniques, thin-section petrography and determination of optical properties. Electron microprobe microanalysis using wavelength-dispersive and energy-dispersive systems.
X-Ray Diffraction methods for identification and semi-quantitative analysis of minerals.
Chromatographic separation of rare earth elements. Themal Ionization Mass Spectrometry using isotope dilution techniques.
Research and development on sample preparation procedures, enhancement of XRF analytical protocol and setting up of on-line data processing with dedicated software. Management of in-house facility for sediment analysis with statistical treatment of results and quality assurance.
Experienced micro-computer (IBM-compatible PC) user with knowledge of scientific
programming (PASCAL), word processing (WORDPERFECT and WORD) and terminological
database management systems (TERMEX).
Member of Oxford University Geological Expeditions to Finnmark, N. Norway (1970 and 1971). Experience in field survey techniques, photogeology and sedimentology.
Demonstrator in undergraduate practical classes at Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Oxford University (1972-1975).
Participation on oceanographic cruises of the R.R.S. "Discovery" to Nares Abyssal Plain and East Pacific (1980). Experience with deep-sea sediment coring, descriptive logging and microscope studies of mineralogy and micropalaeontology.
Training and management responsibilities: supervision of laboratory assistant in analytical work, data processing and routine machine maintenance; ordering of supplies and report writing (1980-1982).
Beneficiary of business enterprise allowance scheme in France (1990). Expertise in scientific and technical translation; for scientific and technical journals, government research laboratories and commercial clients.
English style editor working for for "European Journal of Mineralogy".
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