Richard Friedman

PCIGR Lab Manager

EOS-Main 303
(604) 822-6654

U-Pb dating and the tectonic/magmatic history of the North American Cordillera

Current Research tools: Chemical abrasion of zircons for single grain ID-TIMS U-Pb dating, Hf isotopes in zircon and laser ablation U-Pb dating. 

Current Collaborative Projects:

- Triassic timescale calibration, southern B.C.
- U-Pb dating of layered intrutions including Stillwater and Bushveld

Past Collaborative Projects:

- Magmatic/structural evolution of the Central Coast Belt of B.C.
- Tectonic evolution of Death Valley, Ca, USA
- Dating of Archaen magmatic rocks in the Abitibi belt Ontario and Quebec- Tertiary Slab Window Project, Coastal Alaska and B.C.
- Magmatism and mineralization in the Toodoggone of northern B.C.
- Evolution of the Tatla Lake Eocene Core Complex, S.W. B.C. 
- Magmatic history of the Southern Coast Plutonic Complex of B.C. (U-Pb, Nd-Sr)
- Jurassic timescale calibration

  • B.Sc. - Northeastern Illinois University, Earth Science Department, 1979
  • M.Sc. - University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences, 1983
  • Ph.D. - University of British Columbia, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, 1988
  • Post-doctoral Fellow - University of British Columbia, EOS and LITHOPROBE, 1989-1993
  • Research Associate/U-Pb Lab Manager - University of British Columbia, EOS, 1994-2002
  • Research Associate/PCIGR Lab Manager - University of British Columbia, EOS, 2002-present