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Joshua Smith

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Contact Information

4028 Natural History Building
Research Specialist

Research Interests

  • Economic Geology and Mineral Exploration
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Magmatic and Hydrothermal Geochemistry


  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Geological Sciences, Ph.D., 2019
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Geology, M.S., 2014
  • Eastern Illinois University, Geology, B.S., 2012

Courses Taught

  • GEOL 497B Ore Deposits
  • EAS 131 Oceans and Our Global Environment (IU, Associate Instructor)
  • EAS 225 Earth Materials (IU, Associate Instructor)
  • GEOL 188 Advanced Geologic Mapping (Sacramento State, TA)
  • GEO 1300G Introduction to Earth Sciences (EIU, TA)
  • GEO 2440 Mineralogy (EIU, TA)
  • GEO 3405 Petrology (EIU, TA)

Recent Publications

  • Crowley, B.E., Simpson, E.M.B., Hammer, S.J., Smith, J.M., and Johnson, T.M. (2023) Comparison of powdered enamel sample pretreatment methods for strontium isotope analysis: Frontiers in Environmental Chemistry, doi:
  • Smith, J.M., Ripley, E.M., Li, C., Shirey, S.B., and Benson, E.K. (2022) Magmatic origin for the massive sulfide ores in the sedimentary country rocks of mafic–ultramafic intrusions in the Midcontinent Rift System: Mineralium Deposita, doi:
  • Smith, J.M., Ripley, E.M., Li, C., and Wasylenki, L.E. (2021) Cu and Ni Isotope Variations of Country Rock-Hosted Massive Sulfides Located Near Midcontinent Rift Intrusions: Economic Geology, doi: