Ph.D. Student, Geochemistry
5051 Derring Hall
4044 Derring Hall (0420)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2008
B.S., Geology Engineering, Universidad de Guanajuato, 2003
I am PhD. candidate in Geochemistry with strong desire to continue my life as explorationist. The scope of my experience includes developing a technique for exploration of epithermal precious metal deposits, looking fluid inclusions and the mineral textures. Combine geochemistry, structural geology, mapping surface and underground mines, logging drill core, statistics and three dimensional analyses and preparation of technical reports.
Moncada, D and Bodnar, J.R. (2012) Mineral textures and fluid inclusion characteristics of the Santa Margarita Vein in the Guanajuato Mining District, Mexico. Central European Journal of Geosciences.
Esposito, R., Bodnar R. J., Klebesz R., Bartoli O., Klyukin Y., Moncada D., and Doherty A., (2012) Application of the Linkam TS1400 XY heating stage to melt inclusion studies. Central European Journal of Geosciences.
Moncada, D., Mutchler, S., Rimstidt, J.D., Reynolds, T. J., and Bodnar, J.R., (2012) Characteristics and Distribution of Mineral Textures and Fluid Inclusions in the Epithermal Ag-Au Deposits at Guanajuato, Mexico. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 114, 20-35.
San Ignacio Project, Mexico
Having trouble finding someone?
If you can't find someone in the department, try Virginia Tech's People Search.