D. Neil Dickey

D. Neil Dickey

Research Associate
Phone: (815) 753-7932

Educational Background

Research Interests

  • Igneous petrology
  • Metamorphic petrology
  • Earth-surface aqueous geochemistry 

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I am interested primarily in igneous petrology, especially volcanic phenomena, and also metamorphic petrology and earth-surface aqueous geochemistry. My research is located in central Arizona and involves a series of sills which I have called the Central Arizona Sill Complex.


My duties involve the operation and maintenance of analytical equipment, including a Siemens SRS 300 X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, a Beckmann Spectraspan V DC plasma spectrophotometer, and a Dionex DX-500 high-pressure liquid chromatograph, as well as the support facilities used in sample preparation, data processing, and the like. I am a system operator on our unix-based local area network. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students come to me for individual instruction in the use of our laboratory and computer facilities, and in the development of analytical programs suitable for their projects.