Robert Martin

Emeritus Professor

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

Email: robert.martin [at]

Tel: 514.398.7370






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

Recent Publications

Barkov, A.Y., Shvedov, G.I., and Martin, R.F., (2018). PGE–(REE–Ti)-rich micrometer-sized inclusions, mineral associations, compositional variations, and a potential lode source of platinum-group minerals in the Sisim placer zone, eastern Sayans, Russia. Minerals, 8(5), 181.

Barkov, A.Y., Shvedov, G.I., Silyanov, S.A., and Martin, R.F., (2018). Mineralogy of platinum-group elements and gold in the ophiolite-related placer of the River Bolshoy Khailyk, western Sayans, Russia. Minerals, 8(6), 247.

Barkov, A.Y., Tolstykh, N.D., Shvedov, G.I., and Martin, R.F., (2018). Ophiolite-related associations of platinum-group minerals at Rudnaya, western Sayans and Miass, southern Urals, Russia. Mineralogical Magazine, 82(3), 515-530.

Bindi, L. and Martin, R.F., (2018). Edgarite, FeNb3S6, from the Khibina alkaline complex, Russia: solution of the crystal structure. The Canadian Mineralogist, 56, 259-264.

Mari, G. and Martin, R.F., (2018). La théoparacelsite des indices cuprifères de Roua (Daluis et Guillaumes, Alpes-Maritimes, France). Annales du Muséum d’Histoire naturelle de Nice, XXXIII, 47-57.

Mari, G. and Martin, R.F., (2018). La lapeyréite des indices cuprifères de Roua (Daluis et Guillaumes), Alpes-Maritimes, France). Riviera Scientifique, 102, 63-70.

Torró, L., Martin, R.F., Schumann, D., Cox, J., Galí, S., and Melgarejo, J.C., (2018). The incipient flash melting of scapolite and plagioclase megacrysts in alkali basalts of the Olot suite, Catalunya, Spain, and at Chuquet Genestoux, Puy-de-Dôme, France. European Journal of Mineralogy, 30, 45-59.

Books in the Special Publications series, The Canadian Mineralogist

Horváth, L., Gault, R.A., Pfenninger-Horváth, E., and Poirier, G. [R.F. Martin, editor], (in preparation). 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.

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