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Dr. Tenley Banik

Associate Professor
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 440
Office Hours
By appointment or stop by
  • About
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Current Courses

202.001Evolution Of The Earth

287.003Independent Study - Geology




Teaching Interests & Areas

Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Volcanic Processes, Evolution of Earth, Planetary Geology

Research Interests & Areas

Petrology, Volcanology, Geochemistry; Evolution of silicic crust; Icelandic petrology; porphyry copper systems

Research Initiative Award

Illinois State University

Book, Authored

Jordan, B., Carley, T., & Banik, T. Iceland: The Formation and Evolution of a Young, Dynamic Volcanic Island—A Field Trip Guide. Geological Society of America 54 (2019): 118 p..

Journal Article

Banik, T. J., Carley, T. L., Coble, M. A., Hanchar, J. M., Dodd, J. P., Casale, G. M., & McGuire, S. P. (2021). Magmatic processes at Snæfell volcano, Iceland, constrained by zircon ages, isotopes, and trace elements. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22, e2020GC009255.
Carley, T. L., Miller, C. F., Fisher, C. M., Hanchar, J. M., Vervoort, J. D., Schmitt, A. K., Economos, R.C., Jordan, B.T., Padilla, A.J., Banik, T.J. (2020). Petrogenesis of silicic magmas in Iceland through space and time: The isotopic record preserved in zircon and whole rocks. Journal of Geology, 128, 1–28.
Banik, T., Miller, C., Fisher, C., Coble, M., & Vervoort, J. Magmatic-tectonic control on the generation of silicic magmas in Iceland: Constraints from Hafnarfjall-Skarðsheiði volcano. Lithos 318–319 (2018): 326–339.
Banik, T., Coble, M., & Miller, C. Porphyry Cu formation in the Middle Jurassic Yerington batholith, NV, USA: Constraints from laser Raman, trace element, U-Pb age, and oxygen isotope analyses of zircon. Geosphere 13.4 (2017): GES01351-1.
Malone, D., Craddock, J., Deck, E., Banik, T., & Hampton, B. Detrital zircon geochronology of quartzite clasts in the Permian Abo Formation, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, USA. The Mountain Geologist 54.2 (2017): 53–68.

Grants & Contracts

MRI: Acquisition of a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope to Advance Multidisciplinary Research and Education. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2021)