Professor Raymond MacDonald

Professor Raymond MacDonald

Emeritus

LEC Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YQ

I am currently working on a range of petrological and mineralogical projects, mainly with colleagues at the University of Warsaw. These are (other associated institutions in brackets):-

Crystal chemistry of the chevkinite group of minerals

Element mobility during low-temperature alteration of chevkinite (Russian Academy of Sciences; US Geological Survey)

Accessory minerals in Scottish Palaeogene granites (University of Edinburgh)

Peralkaline rocks of the Nemrut Dag volcano, Turkey (IFM-GEOMAR)

Emplacement of the Mull dyke swarm in southern Britain

Raymond MacDonald's Publications

2007

A Complex Petrogenesis for an Arc Magmatic Suite, St Kitts, Lesser Antilles.

Toothill, J., Williams, C. A., Macdonald, R., Turner, S. P., Rogers, N. W., Hawkesworth, C. J., Jerram, D. A., Ottley, C. J. & Tindle, A. G. 01/2007 In : Journal of Petrology. 48, 1, p. 3-42 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Runoff processes in Southeast Asia: role of soil, regolith and rock type.

Chappell, N. A., Sherlock, M., Bidin, K., Macdonald, R., Najman, Y. & Davies, G. 2007 Forest Environments in the Mekong River Basin. Sawada, H., Araki, M., Chappell, N. A., LaFrankie, J. V. & Shimizu, A. (eds.). Tokyo: Springer Verlag, p. 3-23 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2006

238U–230Th disequilibrium in recent basalts and dynamic melting beneath the Kenya rift.

Rogers, N. W., Thomas, L. E., Macdonald, R., Hawkesworth, C. J. & Mokadem, F. 30/10/2006 In : Chemical Geology. 234, 1-2, p. 148-168 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Application of the QUILF thermobarometer to the peralkaline trachytes and pantellerites of the Eburru volcanic complex, East African Rift, Kenya.

Ren, M., Omenda, P. A., Anthony, E. A., White, J. C., MacDonald, R. & Bailey, D. K. 10/2006 In : Lithos. 91, 1-4, p. 109-124 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Experimental constraints on pre-eruption conditions of pantelleritic magmas : evidence from the Eburru complex, Kenya Rift.

Scaillet, B. & MacDonald, R. 10/2006 In : Lithos. 91, 1-4, p. 95-108 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Peralkaline syenite autoliths from Kilombe volcano, Kenya Rift Valley : evidence for subvolcanic interaction with carbonatitic fluids.

Ridolfi, F., Renzulli, A., MacDonald, R. & Upton, B. G. J. 10/2006 In : Lithos. 91, 1-4, p. 373-392 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The central Kenya peralkaline province : insights into the evolution of peralkaline salic magmas.

Macdonald, R. & Scaillet, B. 10/2006 In : Lithos. 91, 1-4, p. 59-73 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Experimental and thermodynamic constraints on the sulphur yield of peralkaline and metaluminous silicic flood eruptions.

Scaillet, B. & Macdonald, R. 07/2006 In : Journal of Petrology. 47, 7, p. 1413-1437 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Basic and ultrabasic volcanic rocks from the Argyll Group (Dalradian) of NE Scotland.

Macdonald, R., Fettes, D. J., Stephenson, D. & Graham, C. M. 2005 In : Scottish Journal of Geology. 41, 2, p. 159-174 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Experimental constraints on the relationships between peralkaline rhyolites of the Kenya Rift Valley.

Scaillet, B. & MacDonald, R. 10/2003 In : Journal of Petrology. 44, 10, p. 1867-1894 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Magmatism of the Kenya Rift Valley : a review.

MacDonald, R. 09/2003 In : Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences. 93, 3, p. 239-253 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Compositional variation in minerals of the chevkinite group.

MacDonald, R. & Belkin, H. E. 1/12/2002 In : Mineralogical Magazine. 66, 6, p. 1075-1098 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Source and H2O content of high-MgO magmas in island arc settings : an experimental study of a primitive calc-alkaline basalt from St Vincent, Lesser Antilles arc.

Pichavant, M., Mysen, B. O. & MacDonald, R. 15/06/2002 In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 66, 12, p. 2193-2209 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Chevkinite-group minerals from salic volcanic rocks of the East African Rift.

MacDonald, R., Marshall, A. S., Dawson, J. B., Hinton, R. W. & Hill, P. G. 1/04/2002 In : Mineralogical Magazine. 66, 2, p. 287-299 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

Plume-lithosphere interactions in the generation of the basalts of the Kenya Rift, East Africa.

MacDonald, R., Rogers, N. W., Fitton, J. G., Black, S. & Smith, M. 05/2001 In : Journal of Petrology. 42, 5, p. 877-900 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Phase relations of peralkaline silicic magmas and petrogenetic implications.

Scaillet, B. & MacDonald, R. 04/2001 In : Journal of Petrology. 42, 4, p. 825-845 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Contaminants in the Canadian Arctic : 5 years of progress in understanding sources, occurrence and pathways.

Macdonald, R. W. , Halsall, C. J. & 26 others Barrie, L. A., Bidleman, T. F., Diamond, M. L., Gregor, D. J., Semkin, R. G., Strachan, W. M. J., Li, Y. F. W. F., Alaee, M., Alexeeva, L. B., Backus, S. M., Bailey, R. E., Bewers, J. M., Gobeil, C., Harner, T., Hoff, J. T., Jantunen, L. M. M., Lockhart, W. L., Mackay, D., Muir, D. C. G., Pudykiewicz, J., Reimer, K. J., Smith, J. N., Stern, G. A., Schroeder, W. H., Wagemann, R. & Yunker, M. B. 1/06/2000 In : Science of the Total Environment. 254, 2-3, p. 93-234 142 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1998

Phenocrystic fluorite in peralkaline rhyolites, Olkaria, Kenya Rift Valley.

Marshall, A. S., Hinton, R. W. & MacDonald, R. 1/08/1998 In : Mineralogical Magazine. 62, 4, p. 477-486 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1995

Petrogenesis of Silali volcano, Gregory Rift, Kenya.

Macdonald, R., Davies, G. R., Upton, B. G. J., Dunkley, P. N., Smith, M. & Leat, P. T. 1995 In : Journal of the Geological Society. 152, 4, p. 703-720 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1994

Strong compositional zonation in peralkaline magma: Menengai, Kenya Rift Valley.

Macdonald, R., Navarro, J. M., Upton, B. G. J. & Davies, G. R. 05/1994 In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 60, 3-4, p. 301-325 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Tectonomagmatic evolution of the Kenya rift valley: some geological perspectives.

Macdonald, R., Williams, L. A. J. & Gass, I. G. 1994 In : Journal of the Geological Society. 151, 5, p. 879-888 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Th, Pb, Nd and Sr Isotope Variations in Volcanic Rocks from the Lesser Antilles.

Turner, S., Hawkesworth, C., Macdonald, R., Black, S. & van Calsteren, P. 1994 In : Mineralogical Magazine. 58A, 2, p. 916-917 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1993

Volatile characteristics of peralkaline rhyolites from Kenya: an ion microprobe, infrared spectroscopic and hydrogen isotope study.

Wilding, M. C., Macdonald, R., Davies, J. E. & Fallick, A. E. 06/1993 In : Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 114, 2, p. 264-275 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

230Th-238U series disequilibrium of the Olkaria basalts, Gregory Rift Valley, Kenya.

Black, S., Macdonald, R. & Kelly, M. 1993 In : Lunar and Planetary Science. 24, p. 121-122 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

230Th-238U series disequilibrium of the Olkaria basalts, Gregory Rift Valley, Kenya: petrogenesis.

Black, S., Macdonald, R. & Kelly, M. 1993 In : Lunar and Planetary Science. 24, p. 123-124 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

230Th-238U series disequilibrium of the Olkaria rhyolites, Gregory Rift Valley, Kenya: petrogenesis.

Black, S., Macdonald, R. & Kelly, M. 1993 In : Lunar and Planetary Science. 24, p. 125-126 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

230Th-238U series disequilibrium of the Olkaria rhyolites, Gregory Rift Valley, Kenya: residence times.

Black, S., Macdonald, R. & Kelly, M. 1993 In : Lunar and Planetary Science. 24, p. 127-128 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Liquid immiscibility between trachyte and carbonate in ash flow tuffs from Kenya.

Macdonald, R., Kjarsgaard, B. A., Skilling, I. P., Davies, G. R., Hamilton, D. I. & Black, S. 1993 In : Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. 114, 2, p. 276-287 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Stable isotope analyses of the peralkaline volcanics, Gregory Rift Valley, Kenya.

Black, S., Macdonald, R., Fallick, A. E. & Kelly, M. 1993 In : Lunar and Planetary Science. 24, p. 119-120 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1992

Potassic Mafic Lavas of the Bearpaw Mountains, Montana: Mineralogy, Chemistry, and Origin.

Macdonald, R., Upton, B. G. J., Collerson, K. D., Hearn, B. C. J. & James, D. 1992 In : Journal of Petrology. 33, 2, p. 305-346 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article