Department of Geology

Jarda Dostal

Emeritus Professor

Ph.D., 1974, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Research Interests

  • Geochemistry
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Rare metal deposits
  • Geodynamics

Summary of current interests
Li-F-rich granites; deposits of rare earth elements and uranium; komatiites and related rocks; use of basement geochemical signatures in terrane analyses; geochemistry of volcanic rocks.

Refereed publications

Keppie, J. D., Dostal, J. and  Shellnutt, J.G. 2016. Old and juvenile source of Paleozoic and Mesozoic basaltic magmas in the Acatlan and Ayu complexes, Southern Mexico: Nd isotopic constraints. Tectonophysics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.01.026

Dostal, J. and Shellnutt, J.G. 2016. Origin of peralkaline granites of the Jurassic Bokan Mountain complex (southeastern Alaska) hosting rare metal mineralization. International Geology Review, 58, 1-13.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D. and Wilson, R.A. 2015. Nd isotopic and trace element constraints on the source of Silurian-Devonian mafic lavas in the Chaleur Bay Synclinorium of New Brunswick (Canada): Tectonic implications. Tectonophysics,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2015.10.002

Dostal, J., Kontak, D.J., Gerel, O., Shellnutt, J.G. and Fayek, M. 2015. Cretaceous ongonites (topaz-bearing albite-rich microleucogranites) from Ongon Khairkhan, Central Mongolia: Products of extereme magmatic fractionation and pervasive metasomatic fluid: rock interaction. Lithos, 236-237, 173-189.

Shellnutt, J.G. and Dostal, J. 2015. Granodiorites of the South Mountain Batholith (Nova Scotia, Canada) derived by partial melting of Avalonia granulite rocks beneath the Meguma terrane: Implications for the heat source of the Late Devonian granites of the Northern Appalachians. Tectonophysics, 665, 206-212.

Barresi, T., Nelson, J.L., Dostal, J. and Friedman, R. 2015. Evolution of the Hazelton arc near Terrace, British Columbia: stratigraphic, geochronological and geochemical constraints on a Late Triassic-Early Jurassic arc and Cu-Au porphyry belt. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjes 2014-2015.

Dostal, J., Owen, J.V., Shellnutt, J.G., Keppie, J.D., Gerel, O. and Corney, R. 2015.
Petrogenesis of the Triassic Bayan-Ulan alkaline granitic pluton in the North Gobi rift of central Mongolia: Implications for the evolution of the Early Mesozoic granitoid magmatism in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 109, 50-62.

Barresi, T., Nelson, J.A. and Dostal, J. 2015. Geochemical constraints on magmatic and metallogenic processes: Iskut River Formation, volcanogenic massive sulfide-hosting basalts, NW British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, 1-20, 10.1139/cjes-2014-0034

Shellnutt, J.G., Bhat, G.M., Wang, K.L., Brookfield, M.E., Jahn, B.M. and Dostal, J. 2014. Petrogenesis of the flood basalts from the Early Permian Panjal Traps, Kasmir, India: Geochemical evidence for shallow melting of the mantle. Lithos, 204, 159-171.

Dostal, J., Kontak, D.J. and Karl, S.M. 2014. The Early Jurassic Bokan Mountain peralkaline granitic complex (southeastern Alaska): Geochemistry, petrogenesis and rare-metal mineralization. Lithos, 202-203, 395-412.

Skala, R., Ulrych, J., Ackerman, L., Jelinek, E., Dostal. J., Hegner, E., and Randa, Z. 2014. Tertiary alkaline Roztoky Intrusive Complex: Ceske Stredohori Mts., Czech Republic: petrogenetic characteristics. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 1233-1262.

Massaferro, G.I., Haller, M.J., Dostal, J., Pecskay, Z., Prez, H., Meister, C. and Alric, V. 2014. Possible sources for monogenetic Pliocene-Quaternary basaltic volcanism in northern Patagonia.  Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 55, 29-42.

Hebert, R., Guilmette, C., Dostal, J., Bezard, R., Lesage, G., Bedard, E., and Wang C. 2014. Miocene post-collisional shoshonites and their crustal xenoliths, Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone southern Tibet: Geodynamic implications. Gondwana Research, 25, 1263-1271.

Dostal, J., Owen, J.V., Gerel, O., Keppie, J.D., Corney, R., Shellnutt, J.G. and McRae, A. 2014. The 186 Ma Dashibalbar alkaline granitoid pluton in the North Gobi rift of central Mongolia: Evidence for melting of Neoproterozoic basement above a plume. American Journal of Science, 314, 613-648.

Murphy, J.B., Nance, R.D., Dostal, J and Quesada, C. 2014. Rifts, arcs and orogens in space and time: an introduction. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 1181-1186.

Dostal, J., Karl, S.M., Keppie, J.D., Kontak, D.J. and Shellnutt, J.G. 2013. Bokan Mountain peralkaline granitic complex, Alexander terrane (southeastern Alaska): evidence for Early Jurassic rifting prior to accretion with North America. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 50, 678-691.

Culshaw, N.G., Slagstad, T., Raistrick, M. and Dostal, J. 2013. Geochemical, geochronological and isotopic constraints on the origin of members of the allochthonous Shawanaga and basal Parry Sound domains, Central Gneiss Belt, Grenville Province, Ontario. Precambrian Research, 228, 131-150.

Orozco-Garza, A., Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D. and Paz-Moreno, F.A. 2013. Mid-Tertiary (25-21 Ma) lamprophyres in NW Mexico derived from subduction-modified subcontinental lithospheric mantle in an extensional backarc environment following steepening of the Benioff zone. Tectonophysics, 590, 59-71.

Shellnutt, J.G., Dostal, J. and Iizuka, Y. 2013. Evidence of silicate immiscibility within flood basalts from the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 4921-4935.  doi:10.1002/2013GC004977.

Dostal, J. and Mueller, W. 2013. Deciphering an Archean mantle plume: Abitibi greenstone belt, Canada. Gondwana Research, 23, 493-505.

Shellnutt, J.G. and Dostal, J. 2012. An evaluation of crustal assimilation within the Late Devonian South Mountain Batholith, SW Nova Scotia. Geological Magazine, 149, 353-365.

Keppie, J. D., Murphy, J. B., Nance, R.D. and Dostal, J. 2012. Mesoproterozoic Oaxaquia-type basement in peri-Gondwanan terranes of Mexico, the Appalachians, and Europe: TDM age constraints on extent and significance. International Geology Review, 54, 313-324.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J., Murphy, J.B., Galaz-Escanilla, G., Ramos-Arias, M. and Nance, R.D. 2012. High pressure rocks of the Acatlan Complex, southern Mexico: Large-scale subducted Ordovician rifted passive margin extruded into the upper plate during the Devonian-Carboniferous. Tectonophysics, 560-561, 1-21.

Shellnutt, J.G., Bhat, G.M., Wang, K.L., Brookfield, M.E., Dostal, J. and Jahn, B.M. 2012. Origin of the silicic volcanic rocks of the Early Permian Panjal Traps, Kashmir, India. Chemical Geology, 334, 154-170.

Keppie, J. D, Nance, R. D, Dostal, J, Lee, J.K.W. and Ortega-Rivera, A. 2012. Constraints on the subduction erosion/extrusion cycle in the Paleozoic Acatlán Complex of southern Mexico: Geochemistry and geochronology of the type Piaxtla Suite. Gondwana Research, 21, 1050-1065.

Guilmette, C., Hébert, R., Dostal, J., Indares, A., Ullrich, T., Bédard, E. and Wang, C. 2012. Discovery of a dismembered metamorphic sole in the Saga ophiolitic mélange, South Tibet: Assessing an Early Cretaceous disruption of the Neo-Tethyan supra-subduction zone and consequences on basin closing. Gondwana Research, 22, 398-414.

Hebert, R., Bezard, R., Guilmette, C., Dostal, J., Wang, C.S. and Liu, Z.F. 2012. The Indus-Yarlung Zangbo ophiolites from Nanga Parbat to Namche Barwa syntaxes, southern Tibet: First synthesis of petrology, geochemistry and geochronology with incidences on geodynamic reconstructions of Neo-Tethys. Gondwana Research, 22, 377-397.

Zhang, Y.Y., Dostal, J. Zhao, Z, Liu, C., and Guo, Z. 2011. Geochronology, geochemistry and petrogenesis of mafic and ultramafic rocks from Southern Beishan area, NW China: Implications for crust-mantle interaction. Gondwana Research, 20, 816-830.

Murphy, J.B. and Dostal, J. 2011. Secular variations in magmatism and tectonic implications: Preface. Lithos, 123, 9-14.

Murphy, J.B., Cousens, B.L., Braid, J.A., Dostal, J, Keppie, J.D. and Nance, R.D. 2011. Highly depleted oceanic lithosphere in the Rheic Ocean: implications for Paleozoic plate reconstructions. Lithos, 123, 165-175.

Murphy, J. B., Dostal, J., Gutierrez-Alonso, G. and Keppie, J.D. 2011. Early Jurassic magmatism on the northern margin of CAMP: derivation from a Proterozoic sub-continental lithospheric mantle. Lithos, 123, 158-164.

Ulrych, J., Dostal, J., Adamovic, J., Jelinek, E., Spacek, P., Hegner, E. and Balogh, K. 2011. Recurrent Cenozoic volcanic activity in the Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic). Lithos, 123, 133-144.

Mahaney, W.C., Barendregt, R.W., Villeneuve, M., Dostal, J., Hamilton, T. and Milner, M.W. 2011. Late Miocene volcanics and interbedded paleosols near Mt. Kenya. In: Out of Africa: a synopsis of 3.8 Ga of Earth History. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 357, 301-318.

Bezard, R., Hebert, R., Wang, C., Dostal, J., Dai, J. and Zhong, H. 2011. Petrology and geochemistry of the Xiugugabu ophiolitic massif, western Yarlung Zangbo suture zone, Tibet. Lithos, 125, 347-367.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J. and Murphy, J.B. 2011. Complex geometry of Cenozoic magma plumbing system in the central Sahara. International Geology Review, 53, 1576-1592.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J., Norman, M., Urrutia-Fucugauchi, J. and Grajales-Nishimura, M. 2011. Study of melt and a clast of 546 Ma magmatic arc rocks in the 65 Ma Chicxulub bolide breccia, northern Maya block, Mexico: western limit of Ediacaran arc peripheral to northern Gondwana. International Geology Review, 53, 1180-1193.

Gray, T.R., Dostal, J., McLeod, M., Keppie, J.D. and Zhang, Y.Y. 2010. Geochemistry of Late Paleozoic peralkaline felsic volcanic rocks, central New Brunswick. Atlantic Geology, 46, 173-184.

Gray, T.R., Hanley, J.J., Dostal, J. and Guillong, M. 2010. Magmatic enrichment of uranium, thorium and rare earth elements in late Paleozoic rhyolites of southern New Brunswick, Canada: evidence from silicate melt inclusions. Economic Geology, 106, 127-143.

Chakungal, J., Dostal, J., Grujic, D., Duchesne, S. and Ghalley, S.K. 2010. Provenance of the Greater Himalayan Sequence: evidence from mafic granulites and amphibolites in NW Bhutan. Tectonophysics, 480, 198-212.

Murphy, J.B., Keppie, J.D., Nance, R.D. and Dostal, J. 2010. Comparative evolution of the Iapetus and Rheic oceans: A North America perspective. Gondwana Research, 17, 482-499.

Dostal, J. and Chatterjee, A.K. 2010. Lead isotope and trace element composition of K-feldspars from peraluminous granitoids of the Late Devonian South Mountain Batholith (Nova Scotia, Canada): Implications for petrogenesis and tectonic reconstruction. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 159, 563-578.

Keppie, J.D., Nance, R.D., Murphy, J.B., Dostal, J., Braid, J.A. 2010. The high-pressure Iberian-Czech belt in the Variscan orogen: extrusion into the upper (Gondwanan) plate? Gondwana Research, 17, 306-316.

Owen, J.V., Corney, R., Dostal, J. and Vaughan, A. 2010. Significance of gneissic rocks in the Liscomb Complex, Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 47, 927-940.

Shellnutt, J.G., Jahn, B.J. and Dostal, J. 2010. Elemental and Sr-Nd geochemistry of microgranular enclaves from peralkaline A-type granitic plutons of the Emeishan large igneous province, SW. China. Lithos, 119, 34-46.  

Kontak, D.J. and Dostal, J. 2010. The late-stage crystallization history of the Jurassic North Mountain Basalt, Nova Scotia, Canada: II. Nature and origin of segregation pipes. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 1533-1568.  

Dostal, J., and Keppie, J.D. 2009. Geochemistry of low-grade clastic rocks in the Acatlan Complex of southern Mexico: evidence for local provenance in felsic-intermediate igneous rocks. Sedimentary Geology, 222, 241-253.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D. and Ferri, F. 2009.  Extrusion of high-pressure Cache Creek rocks into the Triassic Stikinia-Quesnellia arc of the Canadian Cordillera: implications for terrane analysis of ancient orogens and paleogeography. In: Modern and Ancient Orogens. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 327, 71-87.

Nance, R.D., Keppie, J.D., Miller, B.V., Murphy, J.B. and Dostal, J. 2009. Palaeozoic palaeogeography of Mexico: Constraints from detrital zircon age data. In: Modern and Ancient Orogens. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 327, 239-269.

Murphy, J.B., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Nance, R.D., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Keppie, J.D., Quesada, C., Dostal, J. and Braid, J.A. 2009. Rheic Ocean mafic complexes: Overview and synthesis.  In: Modern and Ancient Orogens. Geological Society of London, Special Publication, 327, 343-369.

Dostal, J., Kontak, D.J. and Chatterjee, A.K. 2009. Trace element geochemistry of scheelite and rutile from metaturbidite-hosted quartz vein gold deposits, Meguma Terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada: Genetic implications. Mineralogy and Petrology, 97, 95-109.

Keppie, J.D., Nance, R.D., Murphy, J.B., Miller, B.V., Dostal, J. and Ortega-Rivera, A. 2009. Pressure-temperature-time evolution of high pressure rocks of the Acatlán Complex (southern Mexico): Implications for the evolution of the Iapetus and Rheic oceans: Comments. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121, 1456-1459.

Bedard, E., Hebert, R., Guillmette, C., Lasage, G., Wang, C.S. and  Dostal, J. 2009. Petrology and geochemistry of the Saga and Sangssang ophiolitic massifs, Yarlung Zangbo Suture Zone, Southern Tibet: Evidence for an arc-back-arc origin. Lithos, 113, 48-67.

Morales-Gamez, M., Keppie, J.D. and Dostal, J. 2009. Carboniferous tholeiitic dikes in the Salada unit, Acatlan Complex, southern Mexico: a record of extension on the western margin of Pangea. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, 26, 133-142.

Dostal, J. 2008. Komatiites. Geoscience Canada, 35, 21-31.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D., Church, B.N., Reynolds, P.H. and Reid, C.R. 2008. The Eocene-Oligocene magmatic hiatus in the south-central Canadian Cordillera: a capture of the Kula Plate by the Pacific Plate? Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45, 69-82.

Ulrych, J., Dostal, J., Hegner, E., Balogh, K. and Ackerman, L. 2008. Late Cretaceous to Paleogene melilitic rocks of the Ohre/Eger rift in northern Bohemia, Czech Republic: Insights into the initial stages of continental rifting . Lithos, 101, 141-161.Dostal, J. 2008. Komatiites. Geoscience Canada, 35, 21-31.

Dostal, J., Greenough, J.D. and Kontak, D.J. 2008. Preface. Rift-related magmatism. Lithos, 101, 7-8 .

Murphy, J.B., Gutierrez-Alonso, G., Nance, R.D., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Keppie, J.D., Quesada, C., Strachan, R.A. and Dostal., J. 2008. Tectonic plates come apart at the seams. American Scientist, March-April 2008, 129-137.

Bedard, E., Hebert, R., Guilmette, C. and Dostal, J. 2008. The supra-ophiolitic sedimentary cover of the Asbestos ophiolite, Quebec, Canada: First geochemical evidence of transition from oceanic to continental sediment flux. Lithos, 105, 239-252.

Keppie, J.D., Nance, R.D., Murphy, J.B., Miller, B.V., Dostal, J. and Ortega-Rivera, A. 2008. Pressure-Temperature-time evolution of high pressure rocks of the Acatlán Complex (southern Mexico): implications for the evolution of the Iapetus and Rheic oceans: discussion . Geological Society of America Bulletin (in press).

Murphy, J.B., Dostal, J. and Keppie, J.D. 2008. Neoproterozoic Early Devonian magmatism in the Antigonish Highlands, Avalon terrane , Nova Scotia: Tracking the evolution of the mantle and crustal sources during the evolution of the Rheic Ocean . Tectonophysics, 461, 181-201.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J., Murphy, J.B., and Nance, R.D. 2008. Synthesis and tectonic interpretation of the westernmost Paleozoic Variscan orogen in southern Mexico: from rifted Rheic margin to active Pacific margin. Tectonophysics, 461, 277-290.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J., Miller, B.V., Ramos-Arias, M.A., Morales-Gámez, M., Nance, R.D., Murphy, J.B., Ortega-Rivera, A., Lee, J.W.K., Housh, T., and Cooper, P. 2008. Ordovician-earliest Silurian rift tholeiites in the Acatlán Complex, southern Mexico: evidence of rifting on the southern margin of the Rheic Ocean . Tectonophysics, 461, 130-156.

Hinojosa-Prieto, H., Nance, R.D., Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J. 2008. Ordovician and Late Paleozoic-Early Mesozoic tectonothermal history of the La Noria area, northern Acatlán Compl ex, southern Mexico: Record of convergence in the Rheic and paleo-Pacific Oceans. Tectonophysics, 461, 324-342.

Grodzicki, K., Nance, R.D., Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J., Murphy, J.B. 2008. Structural, geochemical and geochronological analysis of metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks of the Coatlaco area, Acatlán Complex, southern Mexico . Tectonophysics, 461, 311-323.

Murphy, J.B., Gutierrez-Alonso, G., Nance, R.D., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Keppie, J.D., Quesada, C., Strachan, R.A. and Dostal, J. 2008. Rotura de las places tectonica. Investigacion y Ciencia, May 2008, 2-12 (in Spanish).

Nance, R.D., Keppie, J.D., Miller, B.V., Murphy, J.B. and Dostal, J. 2008. Palaeozoic palaeogeography of Mexico: Constraints from detrital zircon age data. In: Modern and Ancient Orogens. Geological Society of London, Special Publication (in press).

Murphy, J.B., Gutiérrez-Alonso, G., Nance, R.D., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Keppie, J.D., Quesada, C. and Dostal, J. 2008. Rheic Ocean mafic complexes. In: Modern and Ancient Orogens. Geological Society of London, Special Publication (in press).

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D. and Ferri, F. 2008. Extrusion of high-pressure Cache Creek rocks into the Triassic Stikinia-Quesnellia arc of the Canadian Cordillera: implications for terrane analysis of ancient orogens and paleogeography. In: Modern and Ancient Orogens. Geological Society of London, Special Publication (in press).

Simard, R.L., Dostal, J. and Colpron, M. 2007. Rifting of a Mississippian continental arc system: Little Salmon formation, Yukon-Tanana terrane, northern Canadian Cordillera. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 44, 1267-1289.

Greenough, J. D., Dostal, J. and Mallory-Greenough, L.M. 2007. Incompatible element ratios in French Polynesia basalts: describing mantle component fingerprints . Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 54, 945-958.

Murphy, J.B. and Dostal, J. 2007. Continental mafic magmatism of different ages in the same terrane: Constraints on the evolution of an enriched mantle source. Geology, 35, 335-338.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J. and Elias-Herrera, M. 2007.Ordovician-Devonian oceanic basalts in the Cosoltepec Formation, Acatlan Complex, Mixteca terrane, southern Mexico: vestiges of the Rheic Ocean? In: Linnemann, U., Kraft, P., Nance, R.D. and Zulauf, G. (eds.). The Geology of Peri-Gondwana. Geological Society of America Special Paper 423, 477-487.

Keppie, J. D. and Dostal, J. 2007. Rift-related basalts in the 1.2-1.3 Ga granulites of the northern Oaxacan Complex, southern Mexico: evidence for a rifted arc on the northwestern margin of Amazonia . Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 118, 63-74.

Miller, B.V., Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D., Nance, R.D. and Lee, J. K.W. 2007. Ordovician calc-alkaline granitoids in the Acatlan Complex, southern Mexico: geochemical and geochronological evidence for either rifting or subduction along the Gondwanan margin of the Rheic Ocean . In: Linnemann, U., Kraft, P., Nance, R.D. and Zulauf, G. (eds.). The Geology of Peri-Gondwana. Geological Society of America Special Paper 423, 465-475.  

Nance, R.D., Miller, B.V., Keppie, J.D., Murphy, J.B. and Dostal, J. 2007. Vestige of the Rheic and paleo-Pacific oceans in North America: the Acatlan Complex of southern Mexico. In: Linnemann, U., Kraft, P., Nance, R.D. and Zulauf, G. (eds.). The Geology of Peri-Gondwana. Geological Society of America Special Paper 423, 437-452.

Montanini, A., Travaglioli, M., Serri, G., Dostal, J. and Ricci, C.A. 2006. Petrology of gabbroic to plagiogranitic rocks from southern Tuscany (Italy): evidence for magmatic differentiation in an ophiolitic sequence . Ophioliti, 31, 55-69.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J., Nance, R.D., Miller, B.V., Ortega-Rivera, A. and Lee, J.K.W. 2006. Circa 546 Ma plume-related dykes in the ~ 1 Ga Novillo Gneiss (east-central Mexico): Evidence for the initial separation of Avalonia. Precambrian Research, 147, 342-353.

Nance, R.D., Miller, B.V., Keppie, J.D., Murphy, J.B. and Dostal, J. 2006. Acatlán Complex, southern Mexico: record spanning the assembly and breakup of Pangea . Geology, 34, 857-860.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D., Jutras, P., Miller, B.V. and Murphy, J.B. 2006. Evidence for the granulite-granite connection: penecontemporaneous high-grade metamorphism, granite magmatism and core complex development in the Liscomb Complex , Nova Scotia , Canada . Lithos, 86, 77-90.

Nance, R.D., Miller, B.V., Keppie, J.D., Murphy, J.B. and Dostal, J. 2006. Comments on U-Pb geochronology of the Acatlan Complex and implications for the Paleozoic paleogeography and tectonic evolution of southern Mexico. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 471-475.

Jutras, P., MacRae, A., Owen, J.V., Dostal, J., Préda, M. and Prichonnet, G. 2006. Evidence for carbonate melting and peperite formation at the intrusive contact between large mafic dykes and clastic sediments of the upper Paleozoic Saint-Jules Formation, New-Carlisle , Quebec . Geological Journal, 41, 23-48.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J., Miller, B.V., Ortega-Rivera, A., Roldán-Quintana, J. and Lee, J.W.K. 2006. Geochronology and geochemistry of the Francisco Gneiss: Triassic continental rift tholeiites on the Mexican margin of Pangea, metamorphosed and exhumed in a Tertiary core complex. International Geology Review, 48, 1-16.

Owen, J.V. and Dostal, J. 2006. Phase equilibrium constraints on kiln temperatures at the Eby pottery (ca.1857-1905), Conestogo , Ontario . Canadian Mineralogist, 44, 1257-1266.

Murphy, J.B., Keppie, J.D., Nance, R.D., Miller, B.V., Dostal, J., Middleton, M., Fernandez-Suarez, J. and Jeffries, T.E. 2006. Geochemistry and U-Pb protolith ages of eclogitic rocks of the Asis Lithodeme, Piaxtla Group, Acatlan Complex, southern Mexico : Cambro-Ordovician rift-passive margin sequence cut by Ordovician rift or arc granitoids on the southern margin of the Rheic Ocean . Journal of Geological Society, London , 163, 683-695.

Murphy, J.B., Gutierrez-Alonso, G., Nance, R.D., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Keppie, J.D., Quesada, C., Strachan, R.A. and Dostal, J. 2006. Origin of the Rheic ocean: rift along a Neoproterozoic suture? Geology, 34, 325-328.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D., Hamilton, M.A., Lefort, J.P. and Murphy, J.B. 2005. Crustal xenoliths in Triassic lamprophyre dikes in western Morocco : tectonic implications for the Rheic Ocean suture. Geological Magazine, 142, 159-172.

Dostal, J., Owen, J. V., Church, B. N. and Hamilton, T.S. 2005. Episodic volcanism in the Buck Creek complex (central British Columbia , Canada ): a history of magmatism and mantle evolution from the Jurassic to the early Tertiary. International Geology Review, 47, 551-572

Rosales-Lagarde, L. Centeno-Garcia, E., Dostal, J., Sour-Tovar, F., Ochoa-Camarillo, H. and Quiroz-Barroso, S. 2005. The Tuzancoa Formation: Evidence of an Early Permian submarine continental arc in east-central Mexico . International Geology Review, 47, 901-919.

Dubois-Cote, V., Hebert, R., Wang, C.S., Li, Y.L. and Dostal, J. 2005. Petrological and geochemical evidence for the origin of Yarlung Zangbo ophiolites, southern Tibet . Chemical Geology, 219, 265-286.

Greenough, J.D., Dostal, J. and Mallory-Greenough, L.M. 2005. Oceanic Island Volcanism I: Mineralogy and Petrology. Geoscience Canada , 32, 29-45.

Greenough, J.D., Dostal, J. and Mallory-Greenough, L.M. 2005. Oceanic Island Volcanism II: Mantle Processes. Geoscience Canada , 32, 77-90.

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