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Dr. Callum Hetherington

Callum Hetherington  Associate Professor, Mineralogy & Geochemistry
Office: 127 Science Building
Phone: (806) 834-3110
Fax: (806) 742-0100

Department of Geosciences, MS 1053,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
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  • B.Sc. Geochemistry, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 1997
  • Ph.D. University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 2001


  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry of Crustal Rocks

I am  interested in the application of mineralogy to the petrology, geochemistry and geochronology of crustal rocks. I have a particular interest in accessory and exotic phase minerals, and studies their compositions, fabrics and textures in sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous and hydrothermal rocks. Much of the work is based on field observations and I have worked in a diversity of geologic environments including Archean granites in southern Africa, Proterozoic metamorphic complexes in Norway and Canada, Cambro-Silurian sediments in the Oslo Rift and hydrothermal mineralised veins formed during exhumation of the European Central Alps. I also maintain a number of international collaborations, which provide opportunities for balancing my field-based work with high-temperature and pressure experimental studies.


GEOL 3401: Mineralogy & Petrology

GEOL 4312: Undergraduate Research

GCH 4308/5308: Techniques and Applications in Mineral Sciences