Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Paul T. Robinson


Project Co-Leader:  Paul T. RobinsonCanadian Permanent Resident

University of California, Berkeley; 1959-63 (Ph.D. in Geology, 1964)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1956-59 (B.Sc. in Geology, 1959


Origin and Alteration of Oceanic Lithosphere

Petrology and Tectonics of Ophiolites in China

Origin of Diamonds in Ophiolites


Robinson, P.T., Trumbull, R.B., Schmitt, A., Yang, J.S., Li, J.W., Zhou, M.F., Erzinger, J., Dare, S., Xiong, F.H,. 2014,The origin and significance of crustal minerals in ophioliticchromitites and peridotites[J]. Gondwana Research. DOI: 10.1016/

Yang, J.S., Meng, F.C., Xu, X.Z., Robinson, P.T., Dilek, Y., Makeyev, A.B., Wirth, R., Wiedenbeck, M., Griffin, W.L.,  Cliff, J., 2014, Diamonds, native elements and metal alloys from chromitites of the Ray-Izophiolite of the Polar Urals. Gondwana Research. DOI:

Zhou, M.F., Robinson, P.T., Su, B.X., Gao, J.F., Li, J.W., Yang, J.S,  Malpas. J., 2014, Compositions of chromite, associated minerals, and parental magmas of podiform chromite deposits: The role of slab contamination of asthenospheric melts in suprasubduction zone environments[J]. Gondwana Research, 26(1): 262-283.

Xiong, F.H., Yang, J.S., Robinson, P.T., Xu, X.Z., Liu, M., Li, Y.,  Li, J.Y., 2014. Origin of podiformchromitite, a new model based on the Luobusaophiolite, Tibet.  Gondwana Research .DOI: 10.1016/

Xu, X.Z., Yang, J.S., Robinson, P.T., Xiong, F.H., Ba, D.Z., Guo, G.L., 2014. Origin of ultrahigh pressure and highly reduced minerals in podiformchromitites and associated mantle peridotites of the Luobusaophiolite, Tibet. Gondwana Research. DOI: 10.1016/

Wu, C. L., Dong, S. W., Robinson, P. T , Frost, R. B., Gao, Y. H., Lei, M., and Qin, H. P., 2014. Petrogenesis of the intermediate-acid intrusive rocks and zircon SHRIMP U-Pb dating in the Tongling area, Anhui Province, (eastern China). Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126 p. 78-102.

Liu, F. L., Robinson, P. T. and Liu, P. H., 2012, Multiple partial melting events in the Sulu UHP terrane: zircon U-Pb dating of granitic leucosomes within amphibolite and gneiss.  Journal of Metamorphic Geology, v. 10, p. 887-908.

Zhou, M. F.,  Robinson, P. T.,  Wang, C. Y., Zhao, J. H.,  Qi, L., Yan, D. P., Gao, J. F., and Malpas, G., 2012,  Heterogeneous mantle sources and magma differentiation of Quaternary arc-like volcanic rocks in an intracontinental environment, Tengchong, SW China. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 163, p. 841-860.