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Richard Wanty

Richard Wanty is a Scientist Emeritus with the Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center.

Research interests center around environmental geochemistry, and coupling of geologic, hydrologic, and geochemical processes. Current research topics include: landscape geochemistry and the relation between soil and ground-water geochemistry; geochemistry of mined or unmined mineral deposits and natural background geochemistry; geochemistry of non-traditional stable isotopes, especially those of iron, copper, and zinc. Past projects have examined the usefulness of data mined from large online databases to evaluating regional geochemical baselines; brines produced with hydrocarbon resources; geochemistry of natural radionuclides in ground-water supplies; ground-water geochemistry in agricultural areas; and geochemistry of sandstone-hosted vanadium-uranium deposits.


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