George W. Robinson
Robinson served as Curator of the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum and
Professor in the Department of Geological Engineering and
Sciences at Michigan Tech from 1996 to 2013 when he entered retirement. He is an internationally renowned
curator, researcher, teacher and field collector. He is
also author of the book Minerals (with photography
by Jeff Scovil; Simon & Schuster, 1994), which explains
in understandable terms the many processes by which minerals
form in nature. Since 1982 he has served as an associate
editor of The Mineralogical
Record and has also been on its board of directors
since 1985. Dr. Robinson's current interests include the
mineralogy of the Grenville Province, the characterization
of new minerals, mineral paragenesis, education in geological
sciences, and conservation of geological materials. The mineral georgerobinsonite is named after him.
Ph.D. Geology/Mineralogy, Queen's University, Kingston,
The Occurrence of Rare Earth Elements in ZirconDr.
Leonard G. Berry, Advisor.
B.A. Geology, SUNY Potsdam, New York
Bradford B. Van Diver, Advisor.
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
Curator, A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum, and
Professor, Geological Engineering and Sciences
Monographs and Book Chapters:
1982-1996 Canadian Museum of Nature
1982-1991 Curator, Minerals Sciences Section
1988-1989 A/Cheif, Minerals Sciences Section
1991-1997 Senior Collection Specialist Earth Sciences
1978-1982 Self Employed Mineral Dealer
1974-1978 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Lab Instructor, Mineralogy
1969-1974 Heuvelton Central School, Heuvelton, New York
Earth Science Teacher
G. W. Robinson. Simon & Schuster, New York, 1994. 208
of the Rapid Creek and Big Fish River Area, Yukon Territory."
Mineralogical Record, 23, 4-47 (1992).
G. W. Robinson, J. Van Velthuizen, H. G. Ansell and D.
Mineral Occurrences in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties,
New York." 55th Annual Meeting, NYSGA Field Trip Guidebook.
(1983) pp. 3-1 to 3-10. G. W. Robinson.
Refereed Journal Articles
refinement of the structure of ferri-tungstite from Kalzas
Mountain, Yukon, and observations of the W-pyrochlores."
Canadian Mineralogist, 32, 567-574 (1994).
T. S. Ercit and G. W. Robinson.
barium analog of brewsterite from Harrisville, New York."
Canadian Mineralogist, 31, 687-690 (1993).
G. W. Robinson and J. D. Grice.
Mineral Localities: Prenteg, Tremadog, Gwynedd, Wales."
Mineralogical Record, 23, 391-399 (1992).
R. E. Starkey and G. W. Robinson.
Mineral Localities: DeKalb, New York." Mineralogical
Record, 21, 535-541 (1990). G. W. Robinson.
of the Alpine veins near Sherbrooke, Quebec." Mineralogical
Record, 20, 209-220 (1989). S. C. Chamberlain,
G. W. Robinson and R. P. Richards.
Mineral Localities: The Sterling mine, Antwerp, New York."
Mineralogical Record, 15, 199-216 (1984).
G. W. Robinson and S. C. Chamberlain.
introduction to the mineralogy of Ontario's Grenville
Province." Mineralogical Record, 13, 71-86
(1982). G. W. Robinson.