Alireza K. Somarin

 

Academic degrees

 

Teaching/Academic Experience

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Books

Somarin, A.K., 2012. Use of garnet as a mineral exploration tool. In Garnet: Metamorphic History, Composition and Crystallization. Schweitzer, H. and Metzger, J. (eds). Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, 225-239.

Somarin, A.K., 2011. Petrography, Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Late-Stage Granites: An Example from the Glen Eden Area, New South Wales, Australia. In Earth and Environmental Sciences. Ahmad Dar, I. and Ahmad Dar, M. (eds). InTech Publisher, 137-170.

Articles in Refereed Journals

2014

Taghipour, S., Kananian, A., Mackizadeh, M.A., and Somarin, A.K. 2014. Skarn mineral assemblages in the Esfordi iron oxide–apatite deposit, Bafq district, Central Iran. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 10.1007/s12517-014-1326-x

2013

Somarin, A.K., Mumin, A.H., 2013. P-T-composition and evolution of paleofluids in the Precambrian Mag Hill volcano-plutonic system, Northwest Territories, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, 49 (2), 199-215.

Taghipour, S., Kananian, A., Somarin, A.K., 2013. Mineral chemistry and alteration paragenesis of the Chogart iron oxide-apatite occurrence, Bafq district, Central Iran. N. JB. Geol. Palaont. Abh., 269 (3), 221-240.

2012

Somarin, A.K., Mumin, A.H., 2012. The Paleo-Proterozoic high heat production Richardson Granite, Great Bear Magmatic Zone, Northwest Territories, Canada: Source of U for Port Radium?. Resource Geology, 62, 227–242.

Abidi, R., Slim-Shimi, N., Marignac, C., Hatira, H., Gasquet, D., Renac, C., Somarin, A.K., Gleeson, S., 2012. The origin of sulfate mineralization and the nature of the BaSO4–SrSO4 solid-solution series in the Ain Allega and El Aguiba ore deposits, Northern Tunisia. Ore Geology Review, 48, 165-179.

2011

Abidi, R., Slim –Shimi, N., Gasquet, D., Hatira, N. and Somarin, A.K. 2011. Genesis of celestite-bearing cap rock formation from the Ain Allega ore deposit (northern Tunisia): Contributions from microthermometric studies. Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, 182, 427-435.

2010

Abidi R., Slim-Shimi, N., Somarin, A.K. and Henchiri, M., 2010. Mineralogy and fluid inclusions study of carbonate-hosted Mississippi valley-type Ain Allega Pb–Zn–Sr–Ba ore deposit, Northern Tunisia. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 57-262-272

Somarin, A.K., 2010. Garnetization, a ground preparation process for ore mineralization: evidence from the Mazraeh skarn deposit, NW Iran. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 99, 343-356.

2009

Somarin, A.K., 2009. Ore mineralogy and mineral chemistry of the Glen Eden Mo-W-Sn greisen- breccia system, eastern Australia. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104, 339-355.

Somarin, A.K., Kissin, S., Heerema, D.D., and Bihari, D.J., 2009. Hydrothermal alteration, fluid inclusion and stable isotope studies of the Roby Zone, Lac des Iles PGE Mine, Ontario. Resource Geology, 59, 107-120.

2008

Mumin, A.H., Somarin, A.K., Jones, B., Corriveau, L., Ootes, L., and Camier, J., 2008. The IOCG-porphyry-epithermal continuum of deposits types in the Great Bear Magmatic Zone, Northwest Territories, Canada, in Corriveau, L. and Mumin, A.H., eds., Exploring for iron oxide copper-gold deposits: Canada and global analogues: Geological Association of Canada, Mineral Deposits Division Short Course Volume, 57-76.

Somarin, A.K., and Lentz, D., 2008. A fossil hydrothermal system in the Paleogene Mendejin volcanic sequence, East Azarbaijan, Iran: analysis of phase equilibria, geochemical mass-balance, and fluid evolution. Mineralogy and Petrology, 94, 123-143.

2007

Kissin, S.A., Heggie, G.J., Frankline, J.M. and Somarin, A.K., 2007. Sulphide-saturation mechanisms in gabbroic intrusions in the Nipigon Embayment, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 44, 1203-1214.

Mumin, A.H., Corriveau, L., Somarin, A.K., and Ootes, L., 2007. IOCG-type polymetallic mineralization in the Contact Lake Belt, Great Bear Magmatic Zone, Northwest Territories. Exploration and Mining Geology, 16, 187-208.

Mumin, A.H., Scott, D., Somarin, A.K., Oran, K.S., 2007. Structural Controls on massive sulfide deposition and hydrothermal alteration in the south Sturgeon Lake Caldera, Northwestern Ontario. Exploration and Mining Geology, 16, 83-107.

2006

Somarin, A.K., 2006. Geology and geochemistry of the Mendejin plutonic rocks, Mianeh, Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 27, 819-834.

2005

Malekghasemi, F., and Somarin, A.K., 2005. Petrology and origin of chromite mineralization in the Khoy area, NW Iran. BHM Berg-Und Hüttenmännische Monatshefte, SpingerWienNewYork, 150, 358-366.

Somarin, A.K., 2005. Petrology and geochemistry of Early Tertiary volcanism of the Mendejin area, Iran, and implications for magma genesis and tectonomagmatic setting. Geodinamica Acta, 18, 343-362.

Somarin, A.K., Liaghat, S., Hosseini, M., and Zarasvandi, A., 2005. World Skarn Deposits: Skarns of Iran. Supplementary appendix to: Meinert, L.D., Dipple, G.M., and Nicolescu, S., 2005. World Skarn Deposits. In Hedenquist, J.W., Thompson, J.F.H., Goldfarb, R.J., and Richards, J.P., eds., Economic Geology 100th Anniversary Volume, Society of Economic Geologists, Littleton, Colorado, USA, 299-336.

2004

Somarin, A.K., 2004a. Garnet composition as an indicator of Cu mineralization: evidence from skarn deposits of NW Iran. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 81, 47-57. (Society of Economic Geologists: Interesting Paper, 99-1, 15).

Somarin, A.K., 2004b. Geochemical effects of endoskarn formation in the Mazraeh Cu-Fe skarn deposit in northwestern Iran. Geochemistry, Exploration, Environment, Analyses, 4, 307-315. (Society of Economic Geologists: Interesting Paper, 99-7, 9).

Somarin, A.K., 2004c. Marano volcanic rocks, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran, and associated Fe mineralization. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 24, 11- 23. (Society of Economic Geologists: Interesting Paper, 99-8, 12).

Somarin, A.K., and Ashley, P., 2004. Hydrothermal alteration and mineralization of the Glen Eden Mo-W-Sn deposit: a leucogranite-related hydrothermal system, Southern New England Orogen, NSW, Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 39, 282-300. (Society of Economic Geologists: Interesting Paper, 99-4, 19).

Refereed Conference Presentations/Abstracts

2014

Somarin, A.K. 2014. Analysis of light elements using portable XRF analyzers. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), Salt lake City, USA.

Somarin, A.K. 2014. Exploration and mining of rare earth elements using portable XRF analyzers. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), Salt lake City, USA..

Somarin, A.K. 2014. Importance of sample preparation in handheld XRF technique: examples from Madero Pb-Zn (Mexico) and Carmax Cu-Mo (Canada) deposits. Goldschmidt,  Sacramento, USA.

2013

Somarin, A.K. and  Culbertson, J. 2013. Application of GPS-Embedded Thermo Scientific Portable XRF Analyzers in Precious Metal Exploration. Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Toronto.

Somarin, A.K. 2013. Application of portable XRF in ore exploration and mining: examples from Mexico, Colombia and South Africa. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada annual meeting. Winnipeg, Canada.

Somarin, A.K. and Mumin, A.H. 2013. Thermometric studies of the Mag Hill IOCG system, Contact Lake belt, Northwest Territories, Canada. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada annual meeting. Winnipeg, Canada.

Somarin, A.K., Martin, P. and Bailey, S. 2013. Non-Destructive Analysis of Diamond Core for Light Elements Using Niton Field Portable XRF. Iron Ore Conference, Perth, Autralia

Somarin, A.K. 2013. Application of portable XRF analyzers in Au and PGE exploration: An example from the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Goldschmidt, Rome, Italy.

Liu J. and Somarin, A.K.  2013. Application of portable XRF in Guyuan U-Mo Mine, China, and Pilpara Iron Mine, Australia. China Mining, Tianjin, China.

2012

Somarin, A.K.  and Dave Clifford, D. 2012. Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers and sample preparation tools for mining industry. Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Toronto.

Somarin A.K., Lopez R., Herrera M., and GÜiza-González S. 2012. Application of the Thermo Scientific Niton portable XRF analyzer in geochemical exploration: an example from the Francisco I. Madero Zn–Pb–Cu–(Ag) deposit, Zacatecas, Mexico. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada annual meeting. St John, Canada.

Somarin A.K., Güiza-González S., Vargas-Cuervo G., and Garcia R. 2012. Gold exploration in Colombia using the Thermo Scientific Niton portable XRF analyzer. 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

Somarin, A.K.  and Dave Clifford, D. 2012. Identification of Cu-Mo anomalous zones using the Thermo Scientific Niton portable XRF analyzer in the Eaglehead Cu-Mo porphyry deposit, British Columbia, Canada. Goldschmidt, Montreal.

Liu J. and Somarin, A.K.  2012. Application of portable XRF in the identification of geochemically anomalous zones in the Yinan gold mine, Shandong province, China. China Mining, Tianjin, China.

Somarin, A.K., Mckinght, D. and Tempelman-Kluit, D. 2012. Application of portable XRF in gold exploration with an example from Blackwater gold mineralization, British Columbia, Canada. GeoCon, Manila, Phillipine.

2009

Somarin, A.K., 2009. Role of paleofluids and their evolution in iron oxide-copper-gold hydrothermal systems: a classic example from the Precambrian Mag Hill volcano-plutonic system, Northwest Territories, Canada. 22nd International Mining Congress, Antalya, Turkey, May 2009.

Somarin, A.K., and Mumin, H., 2009. Review of IOCG style polymetallic mineralization in a volcanic arc setting of the Contact Lake Belt, Northwest Territories, Canada. 22nd International Mining Congress Antalya, Turkey, May 2009.

2008

Somarin, A.K., and Mumin, H., 2008. Geochemistry and possible source of metals and alkalies for the Port Radium IOCG style hydrothermal system, Great Bear Magmatic Zone, Northwest Territories, Canada. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, May 2008.

Somarin, A.K., and Mumin, H., 2008. Geochemical evidence of a mafic contribution to IOCG style hydrothermal systems: evidence from the K2 system, Great Bear Magmatic Zone, Northwest Territories. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, May 2008.

2007

Corriveau, L., Mumin, A.H., Ootes, L., Jackson, V., Somarin, A.K., Bennett, V., Cremer, J.F., Rivard, B., McMartin, I., Beaudoin, G., Neale, K., Goad, R., Robinson, G., Long, B., Antonoff, V., 2007 Alteration vectoring to IOCG(U) deposits: the project. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Yellowknife, NWT,

May 2007.

Mumin, A.H., Corriveau, L., Somarin, A.K. and Arbuckle, B.A., 2007. IOCG, Porphyry, Skarn and Epithermal Styles of Mineralization in the Echo Bay Andesite Stratovolcano Complex, Northwest Territories. Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Yellowknife, NWT, May 2007.

2006

Kissin, S.A., Heggie, G.J., Franklin, J.M. and Somarin, A.K., 2006. Sulphide saturation mechanisms in gabbroic intrusions in the Nipigon Embayment; in Wilson, A.C. (ed.), Proceedings and Abstracts, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 52nd Annual Meeting, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, 52, 37-38.

2005

Sohrabi, G., Somarin, A.K. and Malekghasemi, F., 2005. Cu-Mo mineralization associated with the Garadagh Batholith at Gharachilar-Gharadarreh, NW Iran. 23rd Earth Science Meeting, Tehran, Iran.

Selected Photos From Research Projects

Part of Andes, Chile

Ethiopia (Continental Rift)

Field School, Flin Flon, Manitoba

Great Bear Lake, NWT, Canada

Mapping, NWT, Canada

Helicopter transportation, NWT, Canada

Port Radium, NWT, Canada

Mapping, NWT, Canada

Mapping, NWT, Canada

Use of portable XRF on Coltan, Congo, Africa

Use of portable XRF on Coltan, Congo, Africa