Solutions in geoscience - from the micro to the regional scale

PUBLICATIONS

Base and Precious Metals | Kimberlite and Diamonds | Newspaper/Magazine/Book Interviews

As an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Arizona and University of Alberta, Dr. McCandless has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in international journals. Many of these presentations are listed below, with most available for download.

Base and Precious Metals

McCandless, T.E., Ruiz, J., Adair, B.I. and Freydier, C. 1999. Re-Os isotope and Pd/Ru variations in chromitites from the Critical Zone, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 63, 911-923.

McCandless, T.E., Baker, M.E. and Ruiz, J. 1997. Trace element analysis of natural gold by laser ablation ICPMS: a combined external/internal standards approach. Geostandards Newsletter, 21,271-278

McCandless, T.E., Lajack, D.J., Ruiz, J. and Ghazi, A.M. 1997. Trace Element Determination of Single Fluid Inclusions in Quartz by Laser Ablation ICP-MS. GeoStandards NewsLetter, Vol. 21-No 2, 279-287.

Freydier, C., Ruiz, J., Chesley, J.T., McCandless, T.E. and Munizaga, F. 1997. Re-Os systematics of sulfides from felsic igneous rocks: application to base metal porphyry mineralization in Chile. Geology, 25, 775-778.

Ruiz, J., Freydier, C., McCandless, T.E., Chesley, J.T. and Munizaga, F. 1997. Re-Os isotope systematics of base metal porphyry and manto-type deposits, Chile. International Geology Review, 39, 317-324 .

Ghazi, A.M., McCandless, T.E., Ruiz, J. and Vanko, D.A. 1996. New quantitative approach in trace elemental analysis of single fluid inclusions: applications of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 11, 667-674.

McCandless, T.E., Ruiz, J. and Campbell, A.R. 1993. Re distribution in molybdenite from hypogene and supergene environments: implications for Re-Os geochronometry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 57, 889-905.

McCandless, T.E. and Ruiz, J. 1993. Rhenium-osmium evidence for regional mineralization in southwestern North America. Science, 261, 1282-1286.

McCandless, T.E., and Ruiz, J. 1991. Osmium isotopes and crustal sources for platinum-group mineralization in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Geology, 19, 1225-1228.

Kimberlite and Diamonds

Hunt, L., Stachel, T., Grutter, H., Armstrong, J., McCandless, T.E., Simonetti, A. and Tappe, S. 2012. Small mantle fragments from the Renard Kimberlites, Quebec: powerful recorders of mantle lithosphere formation and modification beneath the eastern Superior Craton. J. Petrology, 53, 8, 1597-1635.

Hunt, L., Stachel, T., McCandless, T.E., Armstrong, J. and Muelenbachs, K. 2012. Diamonds and their mineral inclusions from the Renard kimberlites in Quebec. Lithos 142-143, 267-284.

Van Rhythoven, A., McCandless, T.E., Schulze, D.J., Bellis, A., Taylor , L.A. and Liu, Y. 2011. In-situ analysis of diamond growth and mineral inclusions from the Lynx kimberlite dyke complex, central Quebec . Canadian Mineralogist, 49, 691-706.

Patterson, M.,  Francis, D. and McCandless, T. 2009. Kimberlites: magmas or mixtures? Lithos, 112S, 191-200.

Fitzgerald, C.E.,  Hetman, C.M., Lepine, I., Skelton, D.S. and McCandless, D.S. 2009. The internal geology and emplacement history of the Renard 2 kimberlite, Superior Province, Quebec, Canada. Lithos, 112S, 513-528.

Patterson, M., Francis, D. and McCandless, T. 2008. Autoliths as samples of kimberlite magma. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 125.


Banas, A., Stachel, T., Muehlenbachs, K., McCandless, T.E. 2007. Diamonds from the Buffalo Head Hills, Alberta: formation in a non-conventional setting. Lithos, 93, 199-213.

McCandless, T.E. 2005. Diamond Indicators. Rough Diamond Review, 8, 15-19.

Hood, C.T. and McCandless, T.E. 2004. Systematic variations in xenocryst mineral composition at the province scale, Buffalo Hills kimberlites, Alberta, Canada. Lithos, 77, 733-747.

Birkett, T.C., McCandless, T.E. and Hood, C.T. 2004. Petrology of the Renard igneous bodies: host rocks for diamond in the northern Otish Mountains Region, Quebec. Lithos, 76, 475-490.

Aulbach, S.J., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., and McCandless, T.E. 2004. Genesis and evolution of the lithospheric mantle beneath the Buffalo Head Terrane, Alberta. Lithos, 77, 413-451.

Davies, R., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y. and McCandless, T.E. 2004. Inclusions in diamonds from the K14 and K10 kimberlites, Buffalo Hills, Alberta, Canada: diamond growth in a plume? Lithos, 77, 99-111.

Skelton, D.N., Clements, B., McCandless, T.E., Hood, C., Aulbach, S., Davies, R. and Boyer, L.P. 2003. The Buffalo Head Hills kimberlite province, Alberta. In Kjarsgaard, B.A. (editor) Slave Province and northern Alberta Field Trip Guidebook. Geological Survey of Canada, CD-ROM, pp.11-20.

Karfunkel J., Martins M.S., Scholz R., McCandless T.E. 2001. Diamonds from the Macaúbas River Basin: Characteristics and possible source. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 31(4), 445-456.

Taylor, L.R., Keller, R.A., Snyder, G.A., Wang, W., Carlson, W.D., Hauri, E.H., McCandless, T.E., Kim, K-R., Sobolev, N.V. and Bezbordov, S.M. 2000. Diamonds and their mineral inclusions, and what they tell us: a detailed “pull apart” of a diamondiferous eclogite. International Geology Review, 42, 959-983.

McCandless, T.E. Kimberlites: mantle expressions of deep-seated subduction. 1999. in Gurney, J.J., Gurney, J.L., Pascoe, M.D. and Richardson, S.H. (editors) Proceedings of the 7th International Kimberlite Conference, Volume 2, pp. 545-549. Red Roof Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa. Kimberlites: mantle expressions of deep-seated subduction. 1999.

McCandless, T.E., Letendre, J. and Eastoe, C.J. 1999. The morphology and carbon isotope chemistry of microdiamonds from the Dachine diamondiferous body, French Guiana. in Gurney, J.J., Gurney, J.L., Pascoe, M.D. and Richardson, S.H. (editors) Proceedings of the 7th International Kimberlite Conference, Volume 2, pp. 550-556. Red Roof Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa.The morphology and carbon isotope chemistry of microdiamonds from the Dachine diamondiferous body, French Guiana.

Hausel, W.D., McCandless, T.E., Kucera, R.E. and Gregory, R.W. 1999. Mantle-derived diatremes in the southern Green River Basin, Wyoming, USA. in Gurney, J.J., Gurney, J.L., Pascoe, M.D. and Richardson, S.H. (editors) Proceedings of the 7th International Kimberlite Conference, Volume 2, pp. 348-352. Red Roof Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ruiz, J. McCandless, T.E., and Helmstaedt, H.H. 1999. Re-Os model ages for eclogite xenoliths from the Colorado Plateau, USA. in Gurney, J.J., Gurney, J.L., Pascoe, M.D. and Richardson, S.H. (editors) Proceedings of the 7th International Kimberlite Conference, Volume 2, pp. 736-740. Red Roof Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa.

McCandless, T.E. and Gurney, J.J. 1997. Diamond eclogites: comparison with carbonaceous chondrites, carbonaceous shales, and microbial carbon-enriched MORB. In: N.V. Sobolev and R.H. Mitchell (Eds.) 6th International Kimberlite Conference Volume 2, Diamonds: Characterization, Genesis and Exploration. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 38, 394-404, Allerton Press, New York.

Hausel, W.D., Kucera, R.E., McCandless, T.E. and Gregory, R.W. 1997. Diamond exploration targets in the Wyoming Craton, western United States. Wyoming State Geological Survey, Mineral Report MR97-2, 50p.

McCandless, T.E. and Nash, W.P. 1996. Detrital mantle indicator minerals in southwestern Wyoming, USA: evaluation of mantle environment, igneous host, and diamond exploration significance. Exploration and Mining Geology, 5, 33-44.

McCandless, T.E., Nash, W.P., and Hausel, W.D. 1995. Mantle-derived minerals in anthills and paleoconglomerates of the southern Green River Basin, Wyoming. In Jones, R.G. (ed.) Wyoming Geological Association Guidebook, p.153-163.

McCandless, T.E., Waldman, M.A. and Gurney, J.J. 1994. Macro - and microdiamonds from Arkansas lamproites: morphology, inclusions, and isotope geochemistry. In: H.O.A.Meyer and O.H. Leonardos, (Eds.), 5th International Kimberlite Conference, Volume 2, Diamonds: Characterization, Genesis and Exploration, pp.78-97. CPRM Special Publication 1/B Jan/94, Companha de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais, Brasilia, Brazil. Macro - and microdiamonds from Arkansas lamproites: morphology, inclusions, and isotope geochemistry

Gurney, J.J., Moore, R.O., Kirkley, M.B., Otter, M.L., Hopps, J.J. and McCandless, T.E. 1991. Kimberlites of southern Africa: a review. In: A.B. Kampunzu and R.T. Lubala, (Eds.), Magmatism in Extensional Structural Settings - the Phanerozoic African Plate, Chapter 14, pp.495-536. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

McCandless, T.E. 1990. Kimberlite xenocryst wear in high energy fluvial systems: experimental studies. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 37, 323-331.

McCandless, T.E. and Collins, D.S. 1989. A diamond-graphite eclogite from the Sloan 2 kimberlite, Colorado, USA. In: J.M. Ross (Ed.), Kimberlite and Related Rocks, Volume 2: Their Mantle/Crust Setting, Diamonds and Diamond Exploration. Geological Society of Australia, Special Publication 14, pp. 1063-1069. Blackwell Scientific, Victoria, Australia.

McCandless, T.E. and Gurney, J.J. 1989. Sodium in garnet and potassium in clinopyroxene: criteria for classifying mantle eclogites. In: J.M. Ross (Ed.), Kimberlites and Related Rocks, Volume 2: Their Mantle/Crust Setting, Diamonds and Diamond Exploration. Geological Society of Australia Special Publication 14, pp. 827-832. Blackwell Scientific, Victoria, Australia. T.E. and Gurney, J.J. 1989. Sodium in garnet and potassium in clinopyroxene

McCandless, T.E. 1989. Microdiamonds from the Sloan 1 and 2 kimberlites, Colorado , USA . Extended Abstracts, Workshop on Diamonds, 28th International Geological Congress, Washington , D.C. , pp.44-46. Microdiamonds from the Sloan 1 and 2 kimberlites, Colorado

Newspaper/Magazine/Book Interviews

Hansen, K.  Finding diamonds in your backyard? Geotimes, July 2007, p.14.
Krajick, K., Barren Lands. 2001. Times Books, Henry Holt and Co., New York. 442 p.
Krajick, K., The Great Canadian Diamond Rush. 1994. Discover, 15, 12, p.70-79.
Broad, W. Diamonds Hold Clues to Earths Rich Lodes. New York Times, February 15, 1994.

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