Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Emeritus Faculty

J. Donald Rimstidt
Professor Emeritus of Geochemistry

5045 Derring Hall
+1.540.392.8913 (Phone)
+1.540.231.3386 (FAX)

Mailing Address:
4044 Derring Hall (0420)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1979


Professor of Geochemistry, Virginia Tech

Associate Professor of Geochemistry, Virginia Tech

Assistant Professor of Geochemistry, Virginia

Research Associate, Branch of Experimental Geochemistry and Mineralogy,
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA

Selected publications

Rimstidt J. D. and Barnes H. L. (1980) The kinetics of silica-water reactions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 44, 1683-1699.

Rimstidt J. D. and Cole D. R. (1983) Geothermal Mineralization I: The mechanism of formation of the Beowawe, Nevada siliceous sinter deposit. American Journal of Science 283, 861-875.

Chermak J. A. and Rimstidt J. D. (1989) Estimating the thermodynamic properties (∆Gf° and ∆Hf°) of silicate minerals at 298 K from the sum of polyhedral contributions. American Mineralogist 74, 1023-1031.

Kirby C. S. and Rimstidt J. D. (1993) Mineralogy and surface properites of municipal solid waste ash. Environmental Science and Technology 27, 652-660.

Rimstidt J. D. and Newcomb W. D. (1993) Measurement and analysis of rate data: The rate of reaction of ferric iron with pyrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 57, 1919-1934.

Rimstidt J. D. (1997) Quartz solubility at low temperatures. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 61, 2553-2558.

Rosso J. J. and Rimstidt J. D. (2000) A high resolution study of fosterite dissolution rates. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64, 797-812.

Jurinski J. B. and Rimstidt J. D. (2001) Biodurability of talc. American Mineralogist 86, 392-399.

Jerz J. K. and Rimstidt J. D. (2003) Efflorescent iron sulfate minerals: Paragenesis, relative stability and environmental impact. American Mineralogist 88, 1919-1932.

Kowalewski M. and Rimstidt J. D. (2003) Average lifetime and age spectra of detrital grains: Toward a unifying theory of sedimentary grains. Journal of Geology 111, 427-439.

Rimstidt J. D. and Vaughan D. J. (2003) Pyrite oxidation: A state-of-the-art assessment of the reaction mechanism. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 67, 873-880.

Jerz J. K. and Rimstidt J. D. (2004) Pyrite oxidation in moist air. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68, 701-714.

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