Texas Tech University

Dr. Calvin Barnes

Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry

Email: cal.barnes@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-7389

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: 328 Science Building

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
Dr. Calvin Barnes


  • Ph.D. University of Oregon, 1982


  • Igneous Petrology
  • Geochemistry

My area of expertise is igneous petrology & geochemistry. I have conducted extensive field-oriented petrologic and geochemical studies in the Klamath Mountains, California & Oregon, and the Ruby Mountains, Nevada. Along with collaborators at Texas Tech and the Norwegian Geological Survey, I have spent the last decade studying the evolution of collision-related magmatism in the Caledonides of central Norway. In addition to these studies I am currently funded to work on the petrologic evolution of basement rocks of west Texas & eastern New Mexico.


  • GEOL 1303 - Physical Geology
  • GEOL 4321 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 5303 - Advanced Igneous Petrology
  • GCH 5303 - Trace Element Geochemistry