Richard J. Goldfarb, PhD, is a globally recognized expert on orogenic gold deposits having served 36 years with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Program. Dr. Goldfarb is a Research Professor at the Colorado School of Mines; Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia; and a Distinguished Overseas Professor at China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China, as well as a private consultant.
Dr. Goldfarb obtained his PhD Geology from the University of Colorado and is the recipient of many awards from scientific organizations around the world. He is a Fellow and Ex-President of the Society of Economic Geologists and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. He has senior authored or co-authored more than 225 papers and delivered over 200 presentations in 31 countries.
Dr. Goldfarb’s expertise and research highlights include:
- Exploration targeting of orogenic gold deposits;
- Global metallogeny, with emphasis on temporal/spatial distribution of gold deposits;
- Geology of ore deposits in the North American Cordillera, with emphasis on orogenic gold and accretionary tectonics;
- Distribution and geology of lode gold deposits in China and central Asia; and,
- Geochemical applications to the understanding of ore genesis.