J. Donald Rimstidt

Professor Emeritus of Geochemistry


Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1979

Research Interests

Aqueous Geochemistry and Chemical Kinetics.

  • Rimstidt J. D. and Barnes H. L. (1980) The kinetics of silica-water reactions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 44, 1683-1699.
  • Rimstidt J. D. and Cole D. R. (1983) Geothermal Mineralization I: The mechanism of formation of the Beowawe, Nevada siliceous sinter deposit. American Journal of Science 283, 861-875.
  • Chermak J. A. and Rimstidt J. D. (1989) Estimating the thermodynamic properties (∆Gf° and ∆Hf°) of silicate minerals at 298 K from the sum of polyhedral contributions. American Mineralogist 74, 1023-1031.
  • Kirby C. S. and Rimstidt J. D. (1993) Mineralogy and surface properites of municipal solid waste ash. Environmental Science and Technology 27, 652-660.
  • Rimstidt J. D. and Newcomb W. D. (1993) Measurement and analysis of rate data: The rate of reaction of ferric iron with pyrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 57, 1919-1934.
  • Rimstidt J. D. (1997) Quartz solubility at low temperatures. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 61, 2553-2558.
  • Rosso J. J. and Rimstidt J. D. (2000) A high resolution study of fosterite dissolution rates. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64, 797-812.
  • Jurinski J. B. and Rimstidt J. D. (2001) Biodurability of talc. American Mineralogist 86, 392-399.
  • Jerz J. K. and Rimstidt J. D. (2003) Efflorescent iron sulfate minerals: Paragenesis, relative stability and environmental impact. American Mineralogist 88, 1919-1932.
  • Kowalewski M. and Rimstidt J. D. (2003) Average lifetime and age spectra of detrital grains: Toward a unifying theory of sedimentary grains. Journal of Geology 111, 427-439.
  • Rimstidt J. D. and Vaughan D. J. (2003) Pyrite oxidation: A state-of-the-art assessment of the reaction mechanism. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 67, 873-880.
  • Jerz J. K. and Rimstidt J. D. (2004) Pyrite oxidation in moist air. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68, 701-714.
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