Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608

Rick and friends
2009 - Mahogany Vale, Jamaica
Fax: 828-262-6503


Optical Crystallography
2023, (Abbott, R.N., Jr.)
The effect of strain on the optical properties of quartz: point-dipole calculations. Canadian Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology, 61, 1095-1107.

Ultra high pressure rocks, Dominican Republic

2018, (Abbott, R.N., Jr.)
Trace element thermometry of garnet-clinopyroxene pairs, revisited. American Mineralogist, 103, 1169-1171.
2016, (Abbott, R.N., Jr.)
Model-space theory: A study of the mineralogical expression of tholeiitic compositions at T>850 C in the lithosphere and mantle. Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 1437-1457.
2013, (Abbott, R.N., Jr., and Draper, G.)
The case for UHP conditions in the Cuaba terrane, Rio San Juan metamorphic complex, Dominican Republic. Geologica Acta, 11(2), 149-165.
2011, (Gazel, E., Abbott, R.N., Jr., and Draper, G.)
Garnet-bearing ultramafic rocks from the Dominican Republic: Fossil mantle plume fragments in an ultra high pressure oceanic complex? Lithos, 125, 393-404.

Metamorphic rocks, Jamaica
2017, (Abbott, R.N., Jr., and Bandy, B.R.)
Geochemistry of basalt clasts near the base of the Wagwater Formation, parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Earth Sciences, 50, 21-29.
2016, (Abbott, R.N., Jr., West, D.P., Jr., Bandy, B.R.
and McAleer, R.J.) Petrology and tectonic history of the Green Bay Schist, Portmore, St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science, 48, 1-18.
2014, (West, D.P., Jr., Abbott, R.N., Jr., Bandy, B.R.,
and Kunk, M.J.) Protolith provenance and thermotectonic history of metamorphic rocks in eastern Jamaica. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 126, 600-614, DOI:10.1130/B30704.1
2013, (Abbott, R.N., Jr., Bandy, B.R., and
Rajkumar, A.) Cenozoic burial metamorphism in eastern Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Earth Sciences, 46, 13-30.
COMPUTER PROGRAMS for crystallography and theoretical optical crystallography.

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