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Leon T. Silver

W. M. Keck Foundation Professor for Resource Geology, Emeritus
Contact information for Leon T. Silver
Contact Method Value
Mail Code: MC 100-23
Office: 017 North Mudd (Seeley W. Mudd Lab)
Phone: 626-395-6490
Email: lsilver@​
B.S., University of Colorado, 1945; M.S., University of New Mexico, 1948; Ph.D., Caltech, 1955. Assistant Professor of Geology, 1955-62; Associate Professor, 1962-65; Professor, 1965-83; Keck Professor, 1983-96; Keck Professor Emeritus, 1996-.

Research Interests

Petrology, tectonics, and applications of geology and isotope geochemistry to geochronology, crustal evolution, ore deposits, and comparative planetology.