Department of Geology

Jarda Dostal

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., 1974, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Research Interests

  • Geochemistry
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Rare metal deposits
  • Geodynamics

Summary of Current Interests
Li-F-rich granites; deposits of rare earth elements and uranium; komatiites and related rocks; use of basement geochemical signatures in terrane analyses; geochemistry of volcanic rocks.

Refereed Publications

Shellnutt, J.G. and Dostal, J. 2019. Derivation of the Early Carboniferous Wedgeport pluton by crystal fractionation of a mafic parental magma: a rare case of an A-type granite within the Meguma terrane (Nova Scotia, Canada). Geological Magazine (in press).

Dostal, J., Murphy, J.B. and Shellnutt, J.G. 2019. Secular isotopic variation in lithospheric mantle through the Variscan orogen: Neoproterozoic to Cenoizoic magmatism in continental Europe. Geology, 47, 637-640.

Jutras, P. and Dostal, J. 2019. The Upper Visean Magdalen Islands basalts of Eastern Quebec, Canada. Journal of Geology, 127, 505-526.

Keppie, J.D., Shellnutt, J.G., Dostal, J. and Keppie, D.F. 2019. Silurian U-Pb zircon intrusive ages for the Red River anorthosite (northern Cape Breton Island): Implication for the Laurentia-Avalonia boundary in Atlantic Canada. Gondwana Research 73, 54-64.

Jutras, P., Dostal, J. and Kamo, S. 2019. Trace element enriched mid-Visean dykes in the New Carlisle area of Quebec, Canada: unusual products of a tholeiitic melt sourced from metasomatized mantle rocks and fractionated in a brine-rich upper crustal environment. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 131, 2079-2093.

Dostal, J., Murphy, J.B., Shellnutt, J.G., Ulrych, J. and Fediuk, F. 2019. Neoproterozoic to Cenozoic magmatism in the central part of the Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic): Isotopic tracking of the evolution of the mantle through the Variscan orogeny. Lithos, 326-327, 358-369.

Dostal, J., Shellnutt, J.G., and Church, B.N. 2019. Petrogenesis of an Eocene syenitic intrusion from south-central British Columbia: Evidence of increasing influence of cratonic Laurentia on alkaline magmatism of western North America. Lithos, 332-333, 67-82.

Shellnutt, J.G., Owen, J.V., Yeh, M.W., Dostal, J. and Nguyen, D.T. 2019. Long-lived association between Avalonia and the Meguma terrane deduced from zircon geochronology of metasedimentary granulites. Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 4065.

Shellnutt, J.G. and Dostal, J. 2019. Haida Gwaii (British Columbia, Canada): a Phanerozoic analogue of a subduction-unrelated Archean greenstone belt. Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, 3251.

Murphy, J.B., Nance R.D., Keppie, J.D., and Dostal J. 2019. Role of Avalonia in the development of tectonic paradigms. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 470, 265-287.

Jutras, P., Dostal, J., Kamo, S., and Matheson, Z. 2018. Tectonostratigraphic and petrogenetic setting of late Mississippian volcanism in eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 356-372.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D., and Church, B.N. 2018. Generation of Eocene volcanic rocks from the Cordilleran arc of south-central British Columbia (Canada) during subduction of the Farallon and Resurrection plates and Yellowstone oceanic plateau. Geological Journal, 54, 540-604.

Dostal, J. and MacRae, A. 2018. Cretaceous basalts of the High Arctic large igneous province at Axel Heiberg Island (Canada): Volcanic stratigraphy, geodynamic setting, and origin. Geological Journal, 53, 2918-2934.

Shellnutt, J.G., Dostal, J. and Yeh, M.W. 2018. Mantle source heterogeneity of the Early Jurassic basalt of eastern North America. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 107, 1033-1058.

Keppie, J.D., Dostal, J. and Li, J.W. 2018. Nd isotopic data indicating Oaxacan source of Ordovician granitoids in the Acatlan Complex, southern Mexico: Paleogeographic implications. Tectonophysics, 740-741, 1-9.

Keppie, J.D., Shellnutt, J.G., Dostal, J. and Keppie, D.F. 2018. An autochthonous Avalonian basement source for the latest Ordovician Brenton Pluton in the Meguma terrane of Nove Scotia: U-Pb-Hf isotopic constraints and paleogeographic implications. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 107, 955-969.

Dostal, J. 2017. Rare Earth Element Deposits of Alkaline Igneous Rocks. Resources, 6, 34, 98-109.

Dostal, J., Hamilton, T.S. and Shellnutt, J.G. 2017. Generation of felsic rocks of bimodal volcanic suites from thinned and rifted continental margins: Geochemical and Nd, Sr, Pb-isotopic evidence from Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada. Lithos, 292-293, 146-160.

Dostal, J. Shellnutt, J.G., and Ulrych J. 2017. Petrogenesis of the Cenozoic alkaline volcanic rock series of the Ceske Stredohori complex (Bohemian Massif), Czech Republic: a case for two lineages. American Journal of Sciences, 317, 677-706.

Dostal, J. and Jutras, P. 2016. Upper Paleozoic mafic and intermeditate volcanic rocks of the Mount Pleasant caldera associated with the Sn-W deposit in southwestern New Brunswick (Canada): Petrogenesis and metallogenic implications. Lithos, 262, 428-441.

Dostal, J., van Hengstum, T.R., Shellnutt, J.G. and Hanley, J.J. 2016. Petrogenetic evolution of Late Paleozoic rhyolites of the Harvey Group, southwestern New Brunswick (Canada) hosting uranium mineralization. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171, 59, 1-20.

Dostal, J. 2016. Rare metal deposits associated with alkaline/peralkaline igneous rocks. Reviews in Economic Geology, 18, 33-54.

Keppie, J. D., Dostal, J. and  Shellnutt, J.G. 2016. Old and juvenile source of Paleozoic and Mesozoic basaltic magmas in the Acatlan and Ayu complexes, Southern Mexico: Nd isotopic constraints. Tectonophysics, 681, 376-384.

Dostal, J. and Shellnutt, J.G. 2016. Origin of peralkaline granites of the Jurassic Bokan Mountain complex (southeastern Alaska) hosting rare metal mineralization. International Geology Review, 58, 1-13.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D. and Wilson, R.A. 2015. Nd isotopic and trace element constraints on the source of Silurian-Devonian mafic lavas in the Chaleur Bay Synclinorium of New Brunswick (Canada): Tectonic implications. Tectonophysics, 681, 364-375.

Dostal, J., Kontak, D.J., Gerel, O., Shellnutt, J.G. and Fayek, M. 2015. Cretaceous ongonites (topaz-bearing albite-rich microleucogranites) from Ongon Khairkhan, Central Mongolia: Products of extereme magmatic fractionation and pervasive metasomatic fluid: rock interaction. Lithos, 236-237, 173-189.

Shellnutt, J.G. and Dostal, J. 2015. Granodiorites of the South Mountain Batholith (Nova Scotia, Canada) derived by partial melting of Avalonia granulite rocks beneath the Meguma terrane: Implications for the heat source of the Late Devonian granites of the Northern Appalachians. Tectonophysics, 665, 206-212.

Barresi, T., Nelson, J.L., Dostal, J. and Friedman, R. 2015. Evolution of the Hazelton arc near Terrace, British Columbia: stratigraphic, geochronological and geochemical constraints on a Late Triassic-Early Jurassic arc and Cu-Au porphyry belt. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, 466-494.

Dostal, J., Owen, J.V., Shellnutt, J.G., Keppie, J.D., Gerel, O. and Corney, R. 2015. Petrogenesis of the Triassic Bayan-Ulan alkaline granitic pluton in the North Gobi rift of central Mongolia: Implications for the evolution of the Early Mesozoic granitoid magmatism in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 109, 50-62.

Barresi, T., Nelson, J.A. and Dostal, J. 2015. Geochemical constraints on magmatic and metallogenic processes: Iskut River Formation, volcanogenic massive sulfide-hosting basalts, NW British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, 1-20.

 Refereed Journal Publications: 2005-2019