University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Brent Elliott

Dr. Brent Elliott

Dr. Brent Elliott

Research Associate
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-471-1812
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    Mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry and petrogenetic evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks

    Structural geology and tectonics

    Ore deposits and applied mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry toward resource formation and exploration.

    Field geology, mapping, and GIS / geospatial analysis

    Developing computer aided field mapping techniques

    Educational outreach and creating hands-on field experiences for students

  • Education

    B.A. Geology & Russian Language, Beloit College, 1995

    M.S. Geology & Mineralogy, University of Helsinki, 1997

    Ph.D. Geology & Mineralogy, University of Helsinki, 2001

  • Professional History

    Geologist – Department of Natural Resources, Geological & Geophysical Survey of Alaska, 2010–2012

    Associate Professor – Department of Geosciences, Midwestern State University, 2006–2010

    Assistant Professor – Department of Physics & Earth Science, University of North Alabama, 2001-2006

  • Selected Publications

    Elliott, B. A., Peck, W. H., Rämö, O.T., Vaasjoki, M., Nironen, M. 2005, Magmatic zircon oxygen isotopes of 1.88–1.87 Ga orogenic and 1.65–1.54 Ga anorogenic magmatism in Finland Mineralogy and Petrology, 85, 223-241.

    Elliott, B.A., 2003, Petrogenesis of the post-kinematic magmatism of the Central Finland Granitoid Complex II; Sources and magmatic evolution. Journal of Petrology, 44, 1681-1701.

    Rämö. O.T., Vaasjoki, M., Mänttäri, I., Elliott, B.A., Nironen, M., 2001, Petrogenesis of the post-kinematic magmatism of the Central Finland Granitoid Complex I; Radiogenic isotope constraints and implications of crustal evolution. Journal of Petrology, 42, p. 1971-1993.

    Elliott, B.A., 2001, Crystallization conditions of the Wiborg rapakivi batholith, SE Finland: An evaluation of amphibole and biotite mineral chemistry. Mineralogy and Petrology, 72, p. 305-324.

    Nironen, M., Elliott, B.A., and Rämö, O.T., 2000, Geochemistry of 1.88-1.87 Ga post-kinematic intrusions of the Central Finland Granitoid Complex: a shift from C-type to A-type magmatism during lithospheric convergence. Lithos, Volume 53, p. 37–58.

    Elliott, B. A., Rämö, O. T., and Nironen, M., 1998, Mineral chemistry constraints on the evolution of the 1.88 - 1.87 Ga post-kinematic granite plutons in the Central Finland Granitoid Complex. Lithos, Volume 45, p. 109–129.