• Adjunct Professor, Mining Engineering
  • Professor Emeritus, Geology & Geophysics

Research Statement

M.S. & Ph.D. students

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Central America
    Field work in Guatemala.
  • Chile
    Society of Economic Geology Student Chapter at UofU March Field trip with 12 students to porphyry copper deposits and gold deposits.
  • Peru
    Society of Economic Geology Foundation International Field trip October 2012.
  • Portugal
    Society of Economic Geologist Foundation International Field Course leader May 2012 10 days, 16 student participants and 4 professional VMS deposits of Portugal.
  • Spain
    Society of Economic Geologist Foundation International Field Course leader May 2012 10 days, 16 student participants and 4 professional VMS deposits of Spain.


  • Harding, S.C., Ekdale, A.A., Petersen, E.U., Nash, B.P., Dyar, M.D., 2013, Ichnology and Mineralogy of the Main Glauconite Bed, Claiborne Group, Middle Eocene, Texas, Paleoenvironmental Implications: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 63, p. 549-554. Published, 09/06/2103.
  • Hill, S., Petersen, E.U. and Chan, M.A., 2015, Humic-acid and bacterial control of mineralization at a tabular sandstone uranium deposit Sahara Mine, Utah, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston GSA Abstracts with Program, v. 47, no. 7, 392. Published, 09/02/2015.
  • Petersen, E.U. and Chávez, W.X., Jr., 2015, Copper-Gold-Silver-Molybdenum Metallogney of Northern Chile. March 6-16 SEGF STUDENT FIELD TRIP 14 GUIDEBOOK, J.S Thoms, B.R Putnam III and K.G. Reidell, Eds. 68 p. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • W.X. Chávez, Jr. and E. U. Petersen, 2015, Copper-Gold-Silver-Molybdenum Metallogeny of Northern Chile, SEG Newsletter, 102, 38-39. March 6-14. 14th SEG Foundation Student Field Course; 22 participants from 8 countries and 16 universities. Published, 07/01/2015.
  • Safarzadeh, M.S. Miller, J.D. and Petersen, E.U., 2014, Effects of sulfuric acid dosage on the baking of an enargite concentrate. Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 193-199. Published, 11/21/2014.
  • Sherie, C.H., Nash, B.P., Petersen, E.U., Ekdale, A.A., Dyer, D., Bradbury, C., 2014, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Green Marine Sediments in the Middle Eocene of Texas: Paleoenvironmental Implications for the Verdine Facies. PlosOne, EMID:3dd7bb337b6e395f, publication date of Feb 04 2014 12:00AM. Published, 02/04/2014.
  • Chavez, W.X., Jr and Petersen, E.U., 2013, Precious Metal Deposits of the Southwestern U.S. Society of Economic Geologists Foundation International Field Course, SEG Newsletter, 94, 27. Published, 07/2013.
  • Chan, M.A., Potter, S.L., Bowen, B.B., Petersen, E.U., Parry, W. T., Bowman, J.R., Barge, L., and Seiler, W., 2012, Characteristics of terrestrial ferric oxide concretions and implications for Mars, in Grotzinger, J. and Milliken, R., Sedimentary geology of Mars: SEPM Special Publication 102, p. 253-270. Published, 11/2012.
  • Potter, S.L., Chan, M.A., Petersen, E.U., Dyar, M.D., Sklute, E., 2011, Characterization of Navajo Sandstone concretions: Mars comparison and criteria for distinguishing diagenetic origins, 2011, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 301, 444–456. Published, 12/2011.
  • Porter, J., Bartley, J., Petersen, E., and Barra, F., 2011, Timing of the Pine Creek tungsten skarn and the causative Morgan Creek pluton, California: Implications for ore genesis and regional geology, Great Basin Evolution and Metallogeny, Vols. I and II, 397-417. Published, 05/2010.