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Dr. Paul Sylvester

Paul Sylvester  Pevehouse Chair, Mineral Geochemistry & Geochronology of Sedimentary Systems
Office: 205 Science Building
Phone: (806) 834-5091
Fax: (806) 742-0100

Department of Geosciences, MS 1053,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
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  • Ph.D. Washington University, St.Louis


  • Mineral Geochemistry
  • Geochronology of Sedimentary Systems

My academic background and interests are in planetary geochemistry. I develop and apply methods for microbeam (LA-ICPMS, MLA) analyses of elemental and isotopic compositions of minerals to understand the origin and evolution of Earth's early crust, meteorites and impact melt rocks, precious metal minerals, base metal sulfides and iron ores, and provenance of heavy minerals in sedimentary rocks.


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