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Stephen E. Haggerty

Distinguished Research Professor
Ph.D.,London University,
Imperial College of Science and Technology,



Carnegie Institution
Mineralogical Society of America
American Geopysical Union
Fulbright Program
University of Massachusetts


Office:  VH182

Telephone:  (305) 348-7338

Email:  Stephen.Haggerty@fiu.edu


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Mineralogy, Metalliferous Economic Geology, Petrology, Diamonds

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Haggertyite . . . . . . BaFe6Ti5MgO19
American Mineralogist 83 (1998), 1323

Research Interests

Steve Haggerty's birthplace in the Witwatersrand Basin, some 50 km downwind from the Bushveld Complex and the Premier Diamond Mine, helped him overcome a strong desire to study nuclear physics. After emigrating to Canada, spending a year under canvas around James Bay, and another as a technician in the Departments of Physics and Geophysics at Imperial College, London, a career in geology was molded. He graduated from the Royal School of Mines in Economic Geology in 1964 and received his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1968. A three-year post-doctoral Carnegie Fellowship followed at the Geophysical Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and since 1971 he has been at the University of Massachusetts.

Haggerty's major interests are in reflected-light microscopy, magnetic mineralogy, and oxidation-reduction systems relevant to magmatic ore deposits and igneous petrogenesis. His research has revolved around the Fe-Ti-O system and ranges from studies of lunar samples and meteorites to diamonds and the evolution of the upper mantle. He was a Principal Investigator for 10 years in the U.S. Apollo and Soviet Luna sample return programs, and served on the Lunar Sample Analysis Planning Team. His current research projects, earthbound and mantle-dedicated, are studies of kimberlites, carbonatites, and associated alkali rocks and xenoliths. Field projects in west and southern Africa have been extended to Brazil and Australia, with recent visits to Syria, Siberia, and China.

Representative Publications:

Haggerty, S.E. (1992) Diamonds in West Africa: Tectonic setting and kimberlite productivity. Russian Geology and Geophysics, 33, 35-49.

Oxide mineralogy and magnetic properties of the Koidu kimberlite complex, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Geophysical Journal International, 100, 275-283.

Haggerty, S.E., and Sautter, V. (1990) Ultradeep (>300 km) ultramafic, upper mantle xenoliths. Science, 248, 993-996.

Haggerty, S.E. (1989) Mantle metasomes and the kinship between carbonatites and kimberlites. In Bell, K. (Ed.), Carbonatites--Genesis and Evolution. George Allen ? Unwin, pp.546-560.

Haggerty, S.E., Grey, I.E., Madsen, I.C., Criddle, A.J., Stanley, C.J., and Erlank, A.J. (1989) Hawthorneite, Ba(Ti3Cr4Fe4Mg)O19: A new metasomatic magnetoplumbite-type mineral from the upper mantle. American Mineralogist, 74, 668-675.

Haggerty, S.E. 1986. Diamond genesis in a multiply constrained model. Nature, 320, 34-48.

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