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Professor Peter Treloar

Emeritus Professor

About

Having retired from Kingston University in 2015 I now hold a position as Emeritus Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology in the School of Engineering. Prior to my retirement I was the Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology at Kingston University. During 25 years at Kingston I have been Course Director for Geology and Course Director for Gemmology and Applied Mineralogy. As a mineralogist I managed the Electron Microscope Unit for many years for the Science (subsequently SEC) Faculty in the University. I have supervised some 20 PhD students and have published 100 papers in the peer reviewed literature. I have served on Council of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland for over 15 years including two spells as Vice President. I am currently the Publications Manager for the Society. I currently mentor young academic staff and support former PhD students in publishing their research.

Areas of specialism

  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Mineral Deposit Geology
  • Mineral Chemistry
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Electron Microbeam Techniques

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Geology. Bristol University
  • PhD Geology. Glasgow University

Professional membership

Fellow: Geological Society of London

Fellow: Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Research

Ever since my post-doctoral work at Cambridge University mineral chemistry has underpinned my research in metamorphic petrology and mineral deposit geology. Two years at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare gave me a love of Africa while carrying out fieldwork on some of the oldest rocks on Earth. My research in Africa, and subsequently during a Research Fellowship in the Himalayan Research Unit at Imperial College where I worked in stupendous mountain terrains, was based on detailed fieldwork, structural geology and quantitative studies of metamorphic mineralogy and petrology. Since coming to Kingston research continued in recent mountain belts such as the Himalaya, Andes and Caucasus, Archaean terrains in southern Africa, alkaline complexes in NW Russia and latterly mineral deposit studies in West Africa, East Africa, Greece and Eastern Europe. Before retiring I led an internationally recognised Mineral Deposit Research Group supported by a large number of exploration companies.

Publications

Number of items: 48.

Article

Dowman, Emma, Wall, Frances, Jeffries, Teresa, Treloar, Peter, Carter, Andrew and Rankin, Andrew (2017) Granitoid zircon forms the nucleus for minerals precipitated by carbonatite-derived metasomatic fluids at Chilwa Island, Malawi. Gondwana Research, 51, pp. 64-77. ISSN (print) 1342-937X

Lambert-Smith, James, Rocholl, Alexander, Treloar, Peter and Lawrence, David M. (2016) Discriminating fluid source regions in orogenic gold deposits using B-isotopes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, ISSN (print) 0016-7037 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Lambert-Smith, James S., Lawrence, David M., Müller, Wolfgang and Treloar, Peter J. (2016) Palaeotectonic setting of the south-eastern Kédougou-Kéniéba Inlier, West Africa: new insights from igneous trace element geochemistry and U-Pb zircon ages. Precambrian Research, 274, pp. 110-135. ISSN (print) 0301-9268

Lambert-Smith, James S., Lawrence, David M., Vargas, Carlos A., Boyce, Adrian J., Treloar, Peter J. and Herbert, Sarah (2016) The Gounkoto Au deposit, West Africa: Constraints on ore genesis and volatile sources from petrological, fluid inclusion and stable isotope data. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, pp. 606-622. ISSN (print) 0169-1368

Hastie, Alan R., Mitchell, Simon F., Treloar, Peter J., Kerr, Andrew C., Neill, Iain and Barfod, Dan N. (2013) Geochemical components in a Cretaceous island arc: The Th/La–(Ce/Ce*)[sub]Nd diagram and implications for subduction initiation in the inter-American region. Lithos, 162-63, pp. 57-69. ISSN (print) 0024-4937

Lawrence, David M., Treloar, Peter J., Rankin, Andrew H., Boyce, Adrian and Harbidge, Paul (2013) A fluid inclusion and stable isotope study at the Loulo Mining District, Mali, West Africa: implications for multifluid sources in the generation of orogenic gold deposits. Economic Geology, 108(2), pp. 229-257. ISSN (print) 0361-0128

Lawrence, David M., Treloar, Peter J., Rankin, Andrew H., Harbidge, Paul and Holliday, Joel (2013) The geology and mineralogy of the Loulo Mining District, Mali, West Africa: evidence for two distinct styles of orogenic gold mineralization. Economic Geology, 108(2), pp. 199-227. ISSN (print) 0013-0109

Mayringer, Franz, Treloar, Peter J., Gerdes, Axel, Finger, Fritz and Shengelia, David (2011) New age data from the Dzirula massif, Georgia: implications for the evolution of the Caucasian Variscides. American Journal of Science, 311(5), pp. 404-441. ISSN (print) 0002-9599

Bignold, Stella M., Treloar, Peter J. and Petford, Nick (2006) Changing sources of magma generation beneath intra-oceanic island arcs: an insight from the juvenile Kohistan island arc, Pakistan Himalaya. Chemical Geology, 233(1-2), pp. 46-74. ISSN (print) 0009-2541

Beeskow, B., Treloar, P.J., Rankin, A.H., Vennemann, T.W. and Spangenberg, J. (2006) A reassessment of models for hydrocarbon generation in the Khibiny nepheline syenite complex, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Lithos, 91(1-4), pp. 1-18. ISSN (print) 0024-4937

Beeskow, B., Rankin, A.H., Murphy, P.J. and Treloar, P.J. (2005) Mixed CH4-CO2 fluid inclusions in quartz from the South Wales Coalfield as suitable natural calibration standards for microthermometry and Raman spectroscopy. Chemical Geology, 223(1-3), pp. 3-15. ISSN (print) 0009-2541

Nivin, V.A., Treloar, P.J., Konopleva, N.G. and Ikorsky, S.V. (2005) A review of the occurrence, form and origin of C-bearing species in the Khibiny alkaline igneous complex, Kola Peninsula, NW Russia. Lithos, 85(1-4), pp. 93-112. ISSN (print) 0024-4937

Potter, Joanna, Rankin, Andrew H. and Treloar, Peter J. (2004) Abiogenic Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of hydrocarbons in alkaline igneous rocks; fluid inclusion, textural and isotopic evidence from the Lovozero complex, N.W. Russia. Lithos, 75(3-4), pp. 311-330. ISSN (print) 0024-4937

Petterson, Michael G. and Treloar, Peter J. (2004) Volcanostratigraphy of arc volcanic sequences in the Kohistan arc, North Pakistan: volcanism within island arc, back-arc-basin, and intra-continental tectonic settings. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 130(1-2), pp. 147-178. ISSN (print) 0377-0273

Treloar, P.J., O'Brien, P.J., Parrish, R.R. and Khan, M.A. (2003) Exhumation of early Tertiary, coesite-bearing eclogites from the Pakistan Himalaya. Journal of the Geological Society, 160(3), pp. 367-376. ISSN (print) 0016-7649

Leech, D.P., Treloar, P.J., Lucas, N.S. and Grocott, J. (2003) Landsat TM analysis of fracture patterns: a case study from the Coastal Cordillera of northern Chile. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24(19), pp. 3709-3726. ISSN (print) 0143-1161

Bignold, S.M. and Treloar, P.J. (2003) Northward subduction of the Indian Plate beneath the Kohistan island arc, Pakistan Himalaya: new evidence from isotopic data. Journal of the Geological Society, 160(3), pp. 377-384. ISSN (print) 0016-7649

Whittington, A.G. and Treloar, P.J. (2002) Crustal anatexis and its relation to the exhumation of collisional orogenic belts, with particular reference to the Himalaya. Mineralogical Magazine, 66(1), pp. 53-91. ISSN (print) 0026-461X

Nivin, Valentin A., Belov, Nikolai I., Treloar, Peter J. and Timofeyev, Vladimir V. (2001) Relationships between gas geochemistry and release rates and the geomechanical state of igneous rock massifs. Tectonophysics, 336(1-4), pp. 233-244. ISSN (print) 0040-1951

Blenkinsop, Tom G. and Treloar, Peter J. (2001) Tabular intrusion and folding of the late Archaean Murehwa granite, Zimbabwe during regional shortening. Journal of the Geological Society, 158(4), pp. 653-664. ISSN (print) 0016-7649

Khan, MA, Treloar, PJ, Khan, MA, Khan, T, Qazi, MS and Jan, MQ (1998) Geology of the Chalt-Babusar transect, Kohistan terrane, N. Pakistan : implications for the constitution and thickening of island-arc crust. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 16(2-3), pp. 253-268. ISSN (print) 1367-9120

Potter, Joanna, Rankin, Andrew H., Treloar, Peter J., Nivin, Valentin A., Ting, Wupao and Ni, Pei (1998) A preliminary study of methane inclusions in alkaline igneous rocks of the Kola igneous province, Russia: implications for the origin of methane in igneous rocks. European Journal of Mineralogy, 10(6), pp. 1167-1180. ISSN (print) 0935-1221

Munyanyiwa, H, Hanson, R E, Blenkinsop, T G and Treloar, P J (1997) Geochemistry of amphibolites and quartzofeldspathic gneisses in the Pan-African Zambezi belt, northwest Zimbabwe: Evidence for bimodal magmatism in a continental rift setting. Precambrian Research, 81(3-4), pp. 179-196. ISSN (print) 0301-9268

Treloar, Peter J. (1997) Thermal controls on early-Tertiary, short-lived, rapid regional metamorphism in the NW Himalaya, Pakistan. Tectonophysics, 273(1-2), pp. 77-104. ISSN (print) 0040-1951

Dallmeyer, R. David, Brown, Michael, Grocott, John, Taylor, Graeme K. and Treloar, Peter J. (1996) Mesozoic magmatic and tectonic events within the Andean plate boundary zone, 26 [degrees]-27 [degrees] 30'S, North Chile : constraints from 40Ar/39Ar-39 mineral ages. The Journal of Geology, 104(1), pp. 19-40. ISSN (print) 0022-1376

Vince, K J and Treloar, P J (1996) Miocene, north-vergent extensional displacements along the Main Mantle Thrust, NW Himalaya, Pakistan. Journal of the Geological Society, 153(5), pp. 677-680. ISSN (print) 0016-7649

Treloar, Peter J. and Colley, Howard (1996) Variations in the F and Cl contents in apatites from magnetite-apatite ores in northern Chile, and their ore-genetic implications. Mineralogical Magazine, 60(399), pp. 285-301. ISSN (print) 0026-461X

Treloar, Peter J, Petterson, Michael G, Jan, M Qasim and Sullivan, M A (1996) A re-evaluation of the stratigraphy and evolution of the Kohistan arc sequence, Pakistan Himalaya: implications for magmatic and tectonic arc building processes. Journal of the Geological Society, 153(5), pp. 681-693. ISSN (print) 0016-7649

Treloar, PJ (1995) Pressure temperature time paths and the relationship between collision, deformation and metamorphism in the North-West Himalaya. Geological Journal, pp. 333-348. ISSN (print) 0072-1050

Wheeler, J, Treloar, P J and Potts, G J (1995) Structural and metamorphic evolution of the Nanga Parbat syntaxis, Pakistan Himalayas, on the Indus gorge transect : the importance of early events. Geological Journal, pp. 349-371. ISSN (print) 0072-1050

Grocott, John, Brown, M, Dallmeyer, R D, Taylor, G K and Treloar, P J (1994) Mechanisms of continental growth in extensional arcs: An example from the Andean plate-boundary zone. Geology, 22(5), pp. 391-394.

Butler, R. W. H., George, M., Harris, N. B. W., Jones, C., Prior, D. J., Treloar, P. J. and Wheeler, J. (1992) Geology of the northern part of the Nanga Parbat massif, northern Pakistan, and its implications for Himalayan tectonics. Journal of the Geological Society, 149(4), pp. 557-567. ISSN (print) 0016-7649

Colley, H, Treloar, P J, Shepherd, T J and Naden, J (1991) Formation of San-Pedro-de-Cachiyuyo Breccia Pipes, Inca-de-Oro, Chile. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy Section B- Applied Earth Science, 100, B179-B191. ISSN (print) 0371-7453

Strachan, R A, Treloar, P J, Brown, M and Dlemos, R S (1989) Cadomian terrane tectonics and magmatism in the Armorican Massif. Journal of the Geological Society, 146(3), pp. 423-426. ISSN (print) 0016-7649

Book

Khan, M. Asif , Treloar, Peter , Searle, Michael P. and Jan, M. Qasim, eds. (2000) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalaya. London, U.K. : Geological Society. 492p. (Geological Society Special Publication, no. 170) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 1862390614

Book Section

Lawrence, David, Lambert-Smith, James and Treloar, Peter (2016) A Review of Gold Mineralization in Mali. In: Bouabdellah, Mohammed and Slack, John F., (eds.) Mineral deposits of North Africa. Basel, Switzerland : Springer-Verlag. (Mineral Resource Reviews) ISSN (print) 2365-0559 ISBN 9783319317311

Treloar, P. J., Lawrence, D. M., Senghor, D., Boyce, A. and Harbidge, P. (2015) The Massawa gold deposit, Eastern Senegal, West Africa: an orogenic gold deposit sourced from magmatically derived fluids? In: Jenkin, G. R. T. , Lusty, P. A. J. , McDonald, I. , Smith, M. P. , Boyce, A. J. and Wilkinson, J. J., (eds.) Ore deposits in an evolving Earth. London, U.K. : Geological Society of London. pp. 135-160. (Geological Society, London, Special Publications) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 9781862396265

Searle, M. P. and Treloar, P. J. (2010) Was Late Cretaceous–Palaeocene obduction of ophiolite complexes the primary cause of crustal thickening and regional metamorphism in the Pakistan Himalaya? In: Kusky, T. M. , Zhai, M.-G. and Xiao, W., (eds.) The evolving continents: understanding processes of continental growth. London, U.K. : Geological Society. pp. 345-359. (Geological Society Special Publications, no. 338) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 9781862393035

Treloar, P.J., Rex, D.C., Guise, P.G., Wheeler, J., Hurford, A.J. and Carter, A. (2000) Geochronological constraints on the evolution of the Nanga Parbat syntaxis, Pakistan Himalaya. In: Khan, M. Asif , Treloar, Peter. J. , Searle, Micheal P. and Jan, M. Qasim, (eds.) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalaya. London, U.K. : Geological Society. pp. 137-162. (Geological Society Special Publication) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 1862390614

Butler, R.W.H., Wheeler, J., Treloar, P.J. and Jones, C. (2000) Geological structure of the southern part of the Nanga Parbat massif, Pakistan Himalaya, and its tectonic implications. In: Khan, M. Asif , Treloar, Peter. J. , Searle, Micheal P. and Jan, M. Qasim, (eds.) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalaya. London, U.K. : Geological Society. pp. 123-136. (Geological Society Special Publication, no. 170) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 1862390614

Treloar, PJ, George, MT and Whittington, AG (2000) Mafic sheets from Indian plate gneisses in the Nanga Parbat syntaxis: their significance in dating crustal growth and metamorphic and deformation events. In: Khan, M. Asif , Treloar, Peter J. , Searle, Michael P. and Jan, M. Qasim, (eds.) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalaya. London, U.K. : Geological Society. pp. 25-50. (Geological Society Special Publication, no. 170) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 1862390614

Treloar, Peter J., Searle, Michael P., Khan, M. Asif and Jan, M. Qasim (2000) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat syntaxis and the western Himalaya: an introduction. In: Khan, M. Asif , Treloar, Peter J. , Searle, Michael P. and Jan, M. Qasim, (eds.) Tectonics of the Nanga Parbat Syntaxis and the Western Himalaya. London, U.K. : Geological Society. pp. 1-6. (Geological Society Special Publication, no. 170) ISSN (print) 0305-8719 ISBN 1862390614

Treloar, Peter J. and O'Brien, Patrick J. (1998) Introduction. In: Treloar, Peter J. and O'Brien, Patrick J., (eds.) What drives metamorphism and metamorphic reactions? London, U.K. : The Geological Society. pp. 1-5. (Geological Society Special Publications, no. 138) ISBN 1862390096

Conference or Workshop Item

Veselinovic-Williams, Milica, Treloar, Peter and Rankin, Andrew (2007) The origin and evolution of the Belo Brdo Pb-Zn deposit, northern Kosovo: a preliminary field based interpretation. In: 9th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits; 20 - 23 Aug 2007, Dublin, Ireland.

Beeskow, B., Rankin, A.H., Treloar, P.J., Potter, J. and Nivin, V. (2003) Alkaline igneous rocks of the Kola Peninsula: potential source rocks for abiogenic hydrocarbons via Fischer-Tropsch type reactions. In: EuroCarb ESF Network on Mantle Carbon and Carbon Cycling Workshop: What controls the location and timing of transfer of mantle carbon through the crust?; 16 - 21 Sep 2003, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain.

Beeskow, B., Rankin, A.H., Murphy, P.J. and Treloar, P.J. (2003) Mixed CH4-CO2 fluid inclusions in quartz from the South Wales Coalfield as suitable natural calibration standards for microthermometry and Raman spectroscopy. In: 17th Biennal Meeting of the European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ECROFI XVII); 05 - 07 Jun 2003, Budapest, Hungary.

Potter, J, Rankin, AH and Treloar, PJ (1999) The relationship between CH4 and CO2 inclusions and Fe-O-S mineralisation in intrusions of the Kola Alkaline Province. In: 5th Biennial Meeting of the Society-for-Geology-Applied-to-Mineral-Deposits / 10th Quadrennial Symposium of the International-Association-on-the-Genesis-of-Ore-Deposits; 22/08/1999-22/08/1999, LONDON, ENGLAND. ISBN 905809068X

Potter, Joanna, Rankin, Andrew H., Treloar, Peter J., Nivin, Valentin A., Ting, Wupao and Ni, Pei (1997) A preliminary study of methane inclusions in alkaline igneous rocks of the Kola igneous province, Russia: implications for the origin of methane in igneous rocks. In: ECROFI XIV (European Current Research on Fluid Inclusions); 01 - 04 Jul 1997, Nancy, France.

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