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Updated: Fri, 07/12/2024 - 12:16

McGill Alert. The downtown campus will remain partially closed through the evening of Monday, July 15. See the Campus Safety site for details.

Alerte de McGill. Le campus du centre-ville restera partiellement fermé jusqu’au lundi 15 juillet, en soirée. Complément d’information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention

Robert Martin

Emeritus Professor

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
3450 University St.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0E8

Email: robert.martin [at]




Anorogenic felsic magmas, and associated metasomatic activity and mineralization; mineralogy of peraluminous and peralkaline granitic rocks; x-ray diffraction and electron microscopy applied to the characterization of the rock-forming minerals; the mineralogy of feldspar-group and platinum-group minerals in all crustal environments.

Recent Articles

Barkov, A.Y., Nikiforov, A.A., Barkova, A., Korolyuk, V., and Martin, R.F., (2021). Zones of PGE-chromite mineralization in relation to crystallization of the Pados-Tundra ultramafic complex, Serpentinite Belt, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Minerals, 11(1), 68.

Kuebler, C., Simonetti, A., Simonetti, S.S., and Martin, R.F., (2021), Boron isotope compositions establish the origin of multi-colored granulite-grade marble from Quebec, New York and Sri Lanka, American Mineralogist, (in press).

Dharmapriya, P.L., Disanayake, D.W.M.S., Martin, R.F., Pitawala, H.M.T.G.A., and Malaviarachchi, S.P.K., (2021). Granitic pegmatites in Sri Lanka: a concise review leading to insights and predictions. Ore and Energy Resource Geology, 6, 100011.

Barkov, A.Y., Martin, R.F., Izokh, A.E., Nikiforov, A.A., and Korolyuk, V.N. (2020), Hypermagnesian olivine in the layered complexes Monchepluton (Fo96) and Pados-Tundra (Fo93), Kola Peninsula. Russian Geology and Geophysics, doi/10.15372/GiG2020112 (in press).

Barkov, A.Y., Korolyuk, V.N., Barkova, L.P., and Martin, R.F., (2020). Double-front crystallization in the Chapesvara ultramafic subvolcanic complex, Serpentinite Belt, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Minerals, 10, 14.

Barkov, A.Y., Nikiforov, A.A., Korolyuk, V.N., Barkova, L.P., and Martin, R.F., (2020). Anomalous chromite-ilmenite parageneses in the Chapesvara and Lyavaraka ultramafic complexes, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Periodico di Mineralogia, 89, 29.

Galliski, M.Á., Martin, R.F., and Márquez-Zavalía, M.F., (2020). The Zebra granitic pegmatite, San Luis, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist, 58(6), doi:10.3749/canmin.1900100.

Mari, G. and Martin, R.F., (2020). La gerhardtite et la rouaïte: découvertes et juxtapositions à Roua (Dôme de Barrot, Alpes-Maritimes, France). Riviera Scientifique, 104, 37-50.

Martin, R.F. and Mari, G., (2020). La gilmarite à Roua (Dôme de Barrot, Alpes-Maritimes, France): cristallisation malgré la métastabilité. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Nice, XXXV, 43-51.

Books in the Special Publications series (R.F. Martin, editor), The Canadian Mineralogist

Menzies, M. and Scovil, J. (in prep.). Pegmatites and their Gem Minerals. The Canadian Mineralogist, Special Publication 15.

Horváth, L., Gault, R.A., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., and Poirier, G., (2019). Mont Saint-Hilaire: History, Geology, Mineralogy. The Canadian Mineralogist, Special Publication 14.

Fontan, F. and Martin, R.F., (2017). Minerals with a French Connection. The Canadian Mineralogist, Special Publication 13, 588 pp.

Paar, W., Brodtkorb, M. de, Putz, H., and Martin, R.F. , (2016). Atlas of Ore Minerals: Focus on Epithermal Deposits of Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist, Special Publication 11, 408 pp.

Melgarejo, J.C. and Martin, R.F., (2011). Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals in Thin Section. The Canadian Mineralogist, Special Publication 7, 528 pp.

Complete list

List Of Mineral Symbols

As a result of my long association with The Canadian Mineralogist, I have compiled a list of standard symbols for the minerals encountered in rocks and ore assemblages, and as products of their alteration. Using this list will avoid the proliferation of mineral symbols in the literature. I am happy to make this list of mineral symbols available for download.


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