Recent Publications from the Princeton Mineral and Gem Collection


Tracy, S. J., Turneaure, S. J., and Duffy, T. S. (2020) Structural response of α-quartz under plate-impact shock compressionScience Advances, eabb3913.  DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb3913

Hu, Y., Kiefer, B., Plonka, A., Parise, J. B., Zhang, J. S., Manghnani, M. H., Sahu, B. N, and Dera, P. K. (2019) Compressional behavior of end-member and aluminous iron-bearing diopside at high pressure from single crystal X-ray diffraction and first principles calculations, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 46, 977-986.  DOI:10.1007/s00269-019-01056-8

Hu, Y., Kiefer, B., Bina, C.R., Zhang D., and Dera P.K. (2017) High-pressure γ-CaMgSi2O6: Does penta-coordinated silicon exist in Earth’s mantle?, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 11340-11348.  DOI:10.1002/2017GL075424

Dorfman, S.M., Badro, J., Rueff, J.-P., Chow, P., Xiao, Y., and Gillet, P. (2015) Composition dependence of spin transition in (Mg,Fe)SiO3 bridgmanite. American Mineralogist, 100, 2246–2253.  DOI:10.2138/am-2015-5190

Bindi, L., and Pingitore, N.E. (2013) On the symmetry and crystal structure of aguilarite, Ag4SeS. Mineralogical Magazine, 77, 21–31.  DOI:10.1180/minmag.2013.077.1.03

Dorfman, S.M., Meng, Y., Prakapenka, V.B., and Duffy, T.S. (2013) Effects of Fe-enrichment on the equation of state and stability of (Mg, Fe)SiO3 perovskite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 361, 249–257.  DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.033

Dorfman, S.M. (2012) Effects of iron enrichment on the chemistry and physical properties of deep lower mantle silicates. PhD Thesis, Princeton University.

Newman DK, Kennedy EK, Coates JD, Ahmann D, Ellis DJ, Lovley DR, Morel FM. (1997) Dissimilatory arsenate and sulfate reduction in Desulfotomaculum auripigmentum sp. nov. Arch Microbiol, Nov;168(5):380-8. DOI: 10.1007/s002030050512


Blackman, H.  (2019)  Mineralogy at Princeton: A Narrative History, 143 pp.

Popular Press

Blackman, H (2020) The Dual Doctor in Weehawken, Princeton Alumni Weekly, March 18, 2020.

Blackman, H. (2019) Mister Mayor, The Mineralogist: Alexander Hamilton Phillips 1887 *1899, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Oct. 2, 2019.

Reliefs Magazine, No. 10, Nov. 2019.