The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Areas of Expertise
Ore deposits geology, strata-controlled mineral resources, metals & industrial minerals exploration, ore petrology, characterization of ore-forming fluids, high resolution X-ray computed tomography applications to ore genesis & processing, geology of energy critical elements, resources & society, geology & mineral resources of Texas
Dr. Kyle's diverse research interests center on mineral resource formation as an integral aspect of the development of the host geologic environment. Rich's major interests are in "strata-controlled" metal and industrial mineral deposits ranging from low-temperature sedimentary basins to volcanic and plutonic environments. He has long recognized the importance of field experience to complement the traditional classroom education and offers students the opportunity to participate in international field work in mineral resources geology.