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Bartholomew, Paul (full)
Professional in Residence
Arts & Sciences
Biology and Environmental Science
Gatehouse 100


    I teach courses in Geoscience, Environmental Science, and Geographic Information Systems.

    Research Interests

    My research focuses on the information available from minerals and mineral assemblages when analyzing and interpreting geological materials. Specific areas of application that I am interested in include metamorphosed mineral deposits, gem deposits, and environmental geoscience. I am currently developing the technology and methodology for applying Raman Spectroscopy to routine mineral identification – a basic investigative requirement for all fields of investigation that work with geological materials.



    Ph.D. Geology, University of British Columbia

    M.Sc. Geology, University of British Columbia

    B.S. Geology, University of Minnesota

    Selected Publications

    Bartholomew, P.R., Dyar, M.D., and Brady, J.B. (in press) The Role of Intensity and Instrument Sensitivity in Raman Mineral Identification. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy.

    Bartholomew, P.R., Dyar, M.D., and Carey, C.J. (2014) Optimizing a reference spectral database for Raman mineral identification. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46, 6, 321.

    Bartholomew, P.R. (2013) Comparing the success rate of Raman spectroscopy and powder XRD for routine mineral identification. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 37, 353-359.

    Bartholomew, P.R. (2012) Fluorescence interference in Raman spectroscopy: Will the geoscience community drive the instrument industry? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 44, 7, 622.

    Bartholomew, P.R., Mancini, F., Harlow, G., Deifel, N., Cahill, C., and Bernhardt, H. (2012) Greenwoodite, a new nesosilicate from British Columbia with a Ba-VOH coupled substitution and tetrahedral Fe: description and structure. Canadian Mineralogist, 50, 1233-1242.

    Bartholomew, P.R. (2011) Is Raman ready for prime time? Comparing the mineral identification success rate of Raman spectroscopy and powder XRD. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 43, #5, 232.

    Bartholomew, P.R., Mancini, F., Cahill, C., Harlow, G., and Bernhardt, H. (2005) Zoltaiite, a new barium-vanadium nesosubsilicate mineral from British Columbia: Description and crystal structure. American Mineralogist, 90, 1655-1660.

    Bartholomew, P.R. (1993) Mineral chemistry of some metamorphosed Shuswap-area mineral deposits (82L,M). British Columbia Geological Survey Branch, Paper 1993-1, 255-257.

    Bartholomew, P.R., Lund, R. and Kemp, A. (1992) The mineralization of fish dental hard tissues. In: P. Smith, ed., Structure, Function and Evolution of Teeth. Fruend, Tel-Aviv.

    Cuomo, M.C., and Bartholomew, P.R. (1991) Pelletal black shale fabrics: their origin and significance. In: Tyson, R.V. and Pearson, T.H. (eds) Modern and Ancient Continental Shelf Anoxia. Geological Society of London Special Publication No. 58.

    Klerks, P.L., and Bartholomew, P.R. (1991) Cadmium accumulation and detoxification in a Cd-resistant population of the Oligochaete Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri. Aquatic Toxicology, 19, 97-112.

    Bartholomew, P.R. (1989) Interpretation of the solution properties of Fe-Mg olivines and aqueous Fe-Mg chlorides from ion-exchange experiments. American Mineralogist, 74, 37-49.