Institut für Geowissenschaften - Geophysik

Prof. Dr. Richard White

 

Born in Melbourne and raised in Sydney, Australia, Richard completed a BSc (1991) and MSc (1993) at the University of Sydney. He completed his PhD at Macquarie University (Sydney) in 1997 researching granulite facies metamorphic rocks from the Musgrave Block in central Australia. He held several postdoctoral positions at the University of Melbourne between 1998 and 2007 undertaking field based and mineral equilibria modelling research prior to arriving in Mainz. His main research interests include the application of mineral equilibria to metamorphic rocks, the development of activity-composition models for minerals and melt, the production and evolution of melt in the crust, open system metamorphic processes and the controls on the development of metamorphic textures. Richard has undertaken field-based research in the Musgrave Block, the Arunta Complex, and at Broken Hill in Australia as well as the Rayner Complex in east Antarctica.

 

 

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Publikationen:

 

Johnson.T.E, White, R.W. & Brown, M., 2011. A year in the life of an aluminous metapelite xenolith - role of heating rates, reaction overstep, H2O retention and melt loss. Lithos, 124, 132-143

 

Johnson T.E., & White, R.W., 2011. Phase equilibrium constraints on conditions of granulite facies metamorphism at Scourie, NW Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society London, 168, 147-158

 

White, R.W. & Powell R. 2011. On the interpretation of retrograde reaction textures in granulite facies rocks.Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26 131-149

 

White, R.W. & Powell R. 2010.Retrograde melt-residue interaction and the formation of near-anhydrous leucosomes in migmatites. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 579-597

 

Johnson T.E., Brown, M. & White, R.W., 2010. Petrogenetic modelling of strongly residual metapelitic xenoliths within the southern Platreef, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 269-291

 

Stipska P., Powell, R., White, R.W. & Baldwin, J.A., 2010. Using calculated chemical potential relationships to account for coronas around kyanite: an example from the Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 97-116

 

Johnson T.E., White, R.W. & Powell, R., 2008. Partial melting of metagreywackes: a calculated mineral equilibria study. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 837-853

 

Indares A., White, R.W. & Powell, R., 2008. Phase equilibria modelling of kyanite-bearing anatectic metapelites: examples from the central Grenville Province, 26, 815-836

 

Diener, J.F.A., Powell, R. & White, R.W., 2008. Quantitative phase petrology of cordierite-orthoamphibole gneisses and related rocks, 26, 795-814

 

Diener, J.F.A White, R.W. & Powell, R., 2008. Granulite facies metamorphism and subsolidus fluid-absent reworking, Strangways Range, Arunta Block, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 603-622

 

Vernon, R.H., White, R.W. & Clarke, G.L., 2008. False metamorphic events inferred from misinterpretation of microstructural evidence and P-T data. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 437-449

 

White, R.W., 2008. Insights gained from the petrological modelling of migmatites: particular reference to mineral assemblages and common replacement textures. Mineralogical Association of Canada, short course notes, 38, 77-93

 

White, R.W., Powell, R. & Baldwin J.A., 2008. Calculated phase equilibria involving chemical potentials to investigate the textural evolution of metamorphic rocks. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 181-198

 

Phillips, G., White, R.W. & Wilson, C.J.L., 2007. The roles of deformation and fluid during orogenesis within a polymetamorphic terrane: Inferences on the geodynamic evolution of the Ruker Province, east Antarctica. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25, 855-871.

 

Elmer, F. L., Powell, R.,White, R.W. & Phillips, G. N., 2007. The timing of mineralization relative to the peak of metamorphism at the Bronzewing gold mine, Western Australia. Economic Geology, 102, 379-392.

 

Halpin, J.A., Clarke, G.L. White, R.W., & Kelsey, D.E., 2007. Contrasting P-T-t paths for Neoproterozoic metamorphism in MacRobertson and Kemp Lands, east Antarctica. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25, 683-701.

 

Diener, J.F.A., Powell, R., White, R.W., & Holland, T.J.B., 2007. A new thermodynamic model for clino- and orthoamphiboles in the system Na2O-CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O-O. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25, 631-656.

 

Halpin, J.A., White, R.W., Clarke, G.L. & Kelsey, D.E., 2007. The Proterozoic P-T-t evolution of the Kemp Land coast, east Antarctica; constraints from Si-saturated and Si-undersaturated metapelites. Journal of Petrology, 48, 1321-1349.

 

White, R.W., Powell, R. & Holland, T.J.B., 2007. Progress relating to calculation of partial melting equilibria for metapelites. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25, 511-527.

 

Clarke, G.L., White, R.W., Lui, S. Fitzherbert, J.A. & Pearson, N.J., 2007.Decoupling of rare earth and major element partitioning in granulite facies migmatites, Wuluma Hills, Arunta Block, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 25, 1-18.

 

Elmer, F.L., White, R.W. & Powell, R., 2006. Devolatilisation of metabasic rocks during greenschist-amphibolite facies metamorphism. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 24, 497-513.

 

Hollis, J.A, Harley, S.L., White, R.W.,. & Clarke, G.L., 2006. Preservation of evidence for prograde metamorphism in ultrahigh-temperature, high-pressure kyanite-bearing granulites, South Harris, Scotland. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 24, 263-279.

 

Dale, J., Powell, R., White, R.W., Elmer, F.L. & Holland, T.J.B., 2005. A thermodynamic model for Ca-Na clinoamphiboles in Na2O-CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O-O for petrological calculations. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 23, 771-791.

 

White, R.W., Pomroy N.E. & Powell, R., 2005. An in-situ metatexite-diatexite transition in upper amphibolite facies rocks from Broken Hill, Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 23, 579-602.

 

Kelsey, D.E., White, R.W., Holland, T.J.B. & Powell, R., 2005. Calculated phase equilibria in K2O-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O for silica-undersaturated sapphirine-bearing mineral assemblages. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 23, 217-239.

 

Powell, R. Guiraud, M. & White, R.W.,2005 Truth and beauty in metamorphic mineral equilibria: conjugate variables and phase diagrams. Canadian Mineralogist, 43, 21-33.

 

White, R.W., Powell, R. & Halpin, J.A., 2004. Spatially-focussed melt formation in aluminous metapelites from Broken Hill, Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 22, 825-845.

 

Kelsey, D.E., White, R.W., Holland, T.J.B. & Powell, R., 2004. Calculated phase equilibria in K2O-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O for sapphirine-quartz-bearing mineral assemblages. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 22, 559-578.

 

White, R.W., Powell, R. & Clarke, G.L. 2003. Prograde metamorphic assemblage evolution during partial melting of metasedimentary rocks at low pressures: migmatites from Mt Stafford, central, Australia. Journal of Petrology, 44, 1937-1960.

 

Kelsey, D.E, White, R.W., Powell, R., Wilson, C.J.L. & Quinn, C.D. 2003, New constraints on metamorphism in the Rauer Group, Prydz Bay, east Antarctica. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21, 739-760.

 

White, R.W., Powell, R. & Phillips, G. N., 2003. A mineral equilibria study of hydrothermal alteration in mafic greenschist facies rock at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21, 455-468.

 

Kelsey, D.E, White, R.W. & Powell, R., 2003, Orthopyroxene-sillimanite-quartz assemblages: distribution, petrology, P-T-X constraints and P-T paths. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21, 439-453.

 

Boger, S.D. & White, R.W., 2003. The metamorphic evolution of metapelitic granulites from Radok Lake, northern Prince Charles Mountains, east Antarctica; evidence for an anticlockwise P-T path. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21, 285-298.

 

White, R.W. & Powell, R., 2002. Melt loss and the preservation of granulite facies mineral assemblages. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 20, 621-632.

 

White, R.W., Powell, R. & Clarke, G.L., 2002. The Interpretation of reaction textures in Fe-rich metapelitic granulites of the Musgrave Block, central Australia: Constraints from mineral equilibria calculations in the system K2O-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O-TiO2-Fe2O3. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 20, 41-55.

 

Dunkley D. J., Clarke G. L & White, R.W. 2002. Structural and metamorphic evolution of the mid to late-Proterozoic Rayner Complex, Cape Bruce, east Antarctica. In:Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science (eds, Gamble, J.A., Skinner, D.N.B. & Henrys, S). Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin, 35, 31-42.

 

White, R.W., Powell, R. & Holland, T.J.B., 2001. Calculation of partial melting equilibria in the system Na2O-CaO-K2O-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O (NCKFMASH). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 19, 139-153.

 

Kelly, N.M., Clarke, G.L., Carson, C.J., & White, R.W., 2000. Thrusting in the lower crust: evidence from the Oygarden Islands, Kemp Land, East Antarctica. Geological Magazine, 137, 219-234.

 

White, R.W., Powell, R., Holland, T.J.B. & Worley, B.A., 2000. The effect of TiO2 and Fe2O3 on metapelitic assemblages at greenschist and amphibolite facies conditions: mineral equilibria calculations in the system K2O-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O-TiO2-Fe2O3. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 18, 497-511.

 

White, R.W., Clarke, G.L. & Nelson, D.R., 1999. SHRIMP U-Pb zircon dating of Grenville-age events in the western part of the Musgrave Block, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 17, 465-481.

 

Greenfield, J.E., Clarke, G.L., & White, R.W., 1998. A sequence of partial melting reactions at Mt Stafford, central Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 16, 363-378.

 

White, R.W. & Clarke, G.L., 1997. The role of deformation in aiding recrystallization: an example from a high-pressure shear zone, central Australia. Journal of Petrology, 38, 1307-1329.

 

Clarke, G.L., Sun, S-S. & White, R.W., 1995. Grenville age belts and adjacent older terrains in Australia and Antarctica. AGSO Journal of Australian Geology & Geophysics. 16, 25-40.

 

White, R.W. & Clarke, G.L., 1994. Garnet-forming reactions and recrystallization in high-grade mylonite zones, MacRobertson Land, east Antarctica. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 12, 853-866.

 

White, R.W. & Clarke, G.L., 1993. Timing of Proterozoic deformation and magmatism in a tectonically reworked orogen, Rayner Complex, Colbeck Archipelago, east Antarctica. Precambrian Research. 63, 1-26.

 

 

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