Books - Author:
R.A.Ixer & P.R.Duller. 1998. Virtual Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals in their Associations - Website at http://www.smenet.org/opaque-ore.
R.A. Ixer. 1990. Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals in their Associations. Open University Press 208 pp.
Books - Editor:
S.M.Young, M.Pollard, P.Budd and R.A.Ixer. 1999 Metals in Antiquity. Harvard Conference Volume. British Archaeological Reports. International Series 792. 348pp.
F.W. Dunning, P. Garrard, H.W. Haslam and R.A. Ixer. 1989. "Mineral Deposits of Europe. Volumes 4/5. Southwest and Eastern Europe with Iceland". Institution of Mining and Metallurgy: Mineralogical Society. 451 pp.
M. Gallagher, R.A. Ixer, C. Neary, H. Pritchard. 1986. "Metallogeny of Basic and Ultrabasic Rocks". Conference Proceedings, Edinburgh. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. 521 pp.
Chapters in Books:
R.A.Ixer. 2006 The Mineralogy of the Base Metal - Baryte Ores present at the Late Iron Age mine and smelting site. In: Alle origini della siderurgia lecchese. Ricerche archeometallurgiche ai Piani d'Erna. M. Tizzoni, C. Cucini, M. Ruffa, (eds.):Materiali, n.s. I, Musei Civici di Lecco, Lecco, 27-31
R.A. Ixer and D.J. Vaughan. 1993. Lead-zinc-fluorite-baryte deposits of the Pennines, Mendips and North Wales. R.A.D. Pattrick and D.A. Polya (eds). Mineralization in the British Isles. Chapman and Hall. 355-418.
R.A. Ixer. 1986. The ore mineralogy and parageneses of the lead-zinc-fluorite-baryte orefields of the English Pennine and Mendip Hills. S Augustithis (ed) Mineral Parageneses Theophrastus Publications, Athens. 179-210.
Contributions to Edited Works:
C.G.Cumberpatch, W A.Walster, R.Ixer and E.Morris 2005. Mellor: A review of the later Prehistoric ceramics. In: M. Nevell and N. Redhead (eds) Mellor: Living on the edge. A regional study of an Iron Age and Romano-British upland settlement. Manchester Archaeology Monograph Vol. 1. University of Manchester Archaeology Unit/Greater Manchester Archaeology Unit/Mellor Archaeology Trust. 35-44
Robert Ixer and Nicholas Thomas. 2005. Objects of Stone. In: Conderton Camp Worcestershire: a small middle Iron Age hillfort on Bredon Hill. Nicholas Thomas. CBA research report 143. Council for British Archaeology. York 170-178.
Robert Ixer 2005. Detailed lithological description of stone tools S1 - S15. Appendix 4. In: Conderton Camp Worcestershire: a small middle Iron Age hillfort on Bredon Hill. Nicholas Thomas. CBA research report 143. Council for British Archaeology. York 316-320.
R. Ixer. 2004. Detailed petrographical descriptions of host rocks and mineralisation, Ross Island mine. Appendix 2. In: Ross Island, Mining, Metal and Society in Early Ireland. W.O'Brien. Department of Archaeology. Galway. 581-594.R.Ixer 2004. The petrography of Prehistoric pottery from Ross Island mine. Appendix 7. In: Ross Island, Mining, Metal and Society in Early Ireland. W.O'Brien. Department of Archaeology. Galway. 643-650.
R. A. Ixer. 2004. Petrographical descriptions of rock and ore samples, Ross Island mine. Catalogue. In: Ross Island, Mining, Metal and Society in Early Ireland. W.O'Brien. Department of Archaeology. Galway. 667-738.
R.A.Ixer and R.A.D. Pattrick, 2003. Copper-arsenic ores and Bronze Age mining and metallurgy with special reference to the British Isles. In: Mining and Metal Production through the Ages, P.T. Craddock and J. Lang (eds.) The British Museum Press. 9-21
R.A. Ixer. 2003. Ore Mineralogy. In: Excavations on Copa Hill, Cwmystwyth (1986 - 1999). An early Bronze Age copper mine within the uplands of Central Wales. S. Timberlake (ed.) BAR British Series, 348, 99.
R.A.F. Ixer. 1994. A study of Mine 3/4, ore mineralogy Mount Gabriel. In: Mount Gabriel, Bronze Age Mining in Ireland. W. O'Brien (ed.), Galway University Press, 253-263
Papers in Refereed Journals:
Rob.A.Ixer and Richard E. Bevins. 2011. The detailed petrography of six orthostats from the bluestone circle, Stonehenge. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 104, 1-14
David Mullin and Rob Ixer. 2010. Middle Bronze Age pottery from Peridswell Park and Ride and DERA, Malvern, Worcestershire: new analysis and interpretation. The Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeology Society 22, 59-63.
Claire Corkhill, Robert A.F. Ixer, John S. Mason, Duncan Irving and Richard A.D Pattrick. 2010. Polymetallic auriferous vein mineralization near Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology, 46, 23-30
Rob.A.Ixer and Richard E. Bevins. 2010. The petrography, affinity and provenance of lithics from the Cursus Field, Stonehenge. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 103, 1-15
H.Vizán, P.Turner, J.Millson and R.Ixer 2009. Palaeomagnetism of the Mahatta Humaid Group (Cambrian-Early Ordovician,Oman) including re-interpretation of previous Neoproterozoic palaeomagnetic data.GeoArabia, 14, 71-96.
Helen Bacon-Martin and Ann Woodward with contributions by A. Handcocks, Rob Ixer and Martin Smith. 2008. Prehistoric and Roman Derby: Excavations at Littleover Derby, 2003-4. The Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. 128, 19-39.
Timothy Darvill, Geoffrey Wainwright, Kayt Armstrong and Rob Ixer 2008. Strumble-Preselli ancient communities and environment study (SPACES): Sixth Report 2007-08. Archaeology in Wales. 48, 47-55.
D.I. Green, M.S. Rumsey, T.F. Bridges, A.G.Tindle and R.A. Ixer 2006. A review of the mineralisation at the Driggith and Sandbed Mines, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria. Journal of the Russell Society 9, 4-38.
D.I. Green, B.Young and R.A. Ixer 2006. Beaverite from Cumbria and Yorkshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society. 56, 155-58
T.Darvill, R.V. Davis, D.M.Evan, R.A. Ixer and G.Wainwright 2006. Strumble-Preselli ancient communities and environment study (SPACES): Fifth Report 2006. Archaeology in Wales. 46, 100-107.
Ann Woodward, John Hunter, Rob Ixer, Fiona Roe, Phillip J. Potts, Peter C. Webb, John S. Watson and Michael C. Jones 2006. Beaker age bracers in England: sources, function and use. Antiquity, 80, 530-543.
R.A.Ixer and P.Turner. 2006. A detailed re-examination of the petrography of the Altar Stone and other non-sarsen sandstones from Stonehenge as a guide to their provenance. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 99, 1-15
Ann Woodward, John Hunter, Rob Ixer, Mark Maltby, Phillip J. Potts, Peter C. Webb, John S. Watson and Michael C. Jones 2005. Ritual in some Early Bronze Age gravegoods. The Archaeological Journal, 162, 31 - 64
Rob A.Ixer, Andrew G.Tindle and Rob Chapman. 2005. Algodonite and domeykite from the New Cliffe Hill Quarry, Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 26, 9pp
Rob A.Ixer, Andy G.Tindle, Dirk Liss and Andy D.Chambers. 2005. On the occurrence of ilvaite in the pegmatitic facies of the Whin Sill, Teesdale, North Pennines, England. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals 25, 39 - 46
H.Vizan, R.Ixer, P.Turner, J.M.Cortes and G.Cladera. 2004. Paleomagnetism of Upper Triassic rocks in the Los Colorados Hill section, Mendoza Province, Argentina. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 18. 41-59.
Rob.A.Ixer. 2004. The petrography of the zinc-lead-copper ores at Crow Island, Killarney, Ireland. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals. 24, 29-34.
H. Vizan, J.N. Carney, P. Turner, R.A. Ixer, M. Tomasso, R.P. Mullen and P. Clarke. 2004. Late Neoproterozoic to early Palaeozoic paleaogeography of Eastern Avalonia: some geological and palaeomagnetic constraints from Nuneaton, central England. Geological Magazine, 140. 685 - 705.
Rob.A.Ixer. 2003. The distribution of rare earth elements in North Pennine fluorspar and fluorite. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals. 23, 21-26.
P.A.M. Nex, J.A. Kinnaird and R.A.Ixer. 2003. Localized ductile thrusting north of the Variscan Front, Ross Island, southwest Ireland. Geological Journal. 38, 15 - 29.
J.A. Kinnaird, R. A. Ixer, B. Barreiro and P. A. Nex. 2002. Contrasting sources for lead in Cu-polymetallic and Zn-Pb mineralisation in Ireland: constraints from lead isotopes. Mineralium Deposita. 37, 495-511.
R.A. Ixer. 2001. The mineralogy of Iron Age copper ores from Campolungo. In: Campolungo (Bienno-Collio, Brescia) campagna di scavi anno 2000. C.C. Tizzoni, A. Ferrario, D. Morin, R.A. Ixer, M. Ruffa, M. Tizzoni and A. Zahova. Notizie Archaeologiche Bergomensi. 9. 144-149.
R. A. Ixer. 2001. An assessment of copper mineralization from the Great Orme Mine, Llandudno, North Wales, as ore in the Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 53, 213-219.
R. Ixer. 2000. A mineralogical and historical assessment of lead ore from Sark's Hope Mine. Report and transactions of La Société Guernesiaise, XXIV, 856-861.
Ni Wen, R. A. Ixer, J. A. Kinnaird, J. R. Ashworth and P.A. Nex 1999.Ore petrology and metamorphic mobilisation of copper ores in red beds, SW County Cork, Ireland. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B. Applied Earth Science), 108. B53 - 63.
R.A.Ixer and P.Budd 1998. The mineralogy of Bronze Age copper ores from the British Isles: implications for the composition of early metalwork. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 17, 15-41.
R.A.Ixer and C.J.Stanley. 1998. Enargite group minerals from Scaleber Bridge, NorthYorkshire, England. Journal of the Russell Society. 7, 41-42.
R.A.F. Ixer, R.A.D. Pattrick and C.J. Stanley. 1997. The geology, mineralogy and genesis of gold mineralization at Calliachar-Urlar Burn, Scotland. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B. Applied Earth Science), 106, B98-107.
J. Maynard, H.M. Pritchard, R.A. Ixer, R.A. Lord I.P. Wright, C.T. Pillinger, P. McConville, A.J. Boyce and A.E. Fallick. 1997 Sulphur isotope study of Ni-Fe-Cu mineralization in the Shetland ophiolite. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B. Applied Earth Science), 106, B215-226.
R.A. Ixer and J. Davies. 1996. Mineralization at the Great Orme Copper Mines, Llandudno, North Wales. UK Journal of Mines and Minerals, 17, 7-14.
R.A. Ixer and C.J. Stanley. 1996. Siegenite-bearing assemblages found at the Great Orme Mine, Llandudno, North Wales, Mineralogical Magazine, 60, 978-982.
R.A.F. Ixer, B. Young and C.J. Stanley. 1996. Bismuth-bearing assemblages from the Northern Pennine Orefield, Mineralogical Magazine, 60, 317-324.
Ni Wen, A.J. Boyce, A.E. Fallick, J.R. Ashworth and R.A. Ixer. 1996. The genesis of Cu-bearing quartz veins by metamorphic remobilization from stratiform red bed deposits, SW County Cork, Ireland, Mineralogy and Petrology, 57, 73-89.
S.C. Clark and R.A.F. Ixer. 1996. The limestone pavements of Yorkshire: a precious heritage, Yorkshire Naturalists' Union Bulletin, 25, 1-10.
P. Budd, D. Gale, R.A.F. Ixer and R.G. Thomas. 1994. Tin sources for prehistoric bronze production in Ireland. Antiquity. 68, 518-24.
H.M. Prichard, R.A. Ixer, R.A. Lord, J. Maynard and N. Williams. 1994. Assemblages of platinum-group minerals and sulfides in silicate lithologies and chromite-rich rocks within the Shetland Ophiolite. The Canadian Mineralogist. 32, 271-94.
R.A. Ixer, R.A.D. Pattrick and R.E. Starkey. 1993. Lead-zinc-copper-arsenic-baryte mineralization from Clevedon, near Bristol. Journal of the Russell Society. 5, 23-30.
P. Webb, A.C. Tindle and R.A. Ixer. 1992. W-Sn-Mo-Bi-Ag mineralization
associated with zinnwaldite-bearing granite from Glen Gairn, Scotland.
Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B Applied
Earth Science), 101, B59-B72.
Discussion 102, B211-B214.
Ni Wen, J.R. Ashworth and R.A. Ixer. 1991. Evidence for the mechanism of the reaction producing bournonite-galena symplectite from meneghinite. Mineralogical Magazine. 55, 153-158.
R.S. Thorpe, O. Williams-Thorpe, D.G. Jenkins and J.S. Watson with contributions by R.A. Ixer and R.G. Thomas. 1991. The Geological Sources and Transport of the Bluestones of Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 57, 103-157.
R.A. Ixer. 1990. Mineralization within the German Underground Hospital. Annual Bulletin of the Societe Jersiaise, 25, 357-359.R.A. Ixer, P. McArdle and C.J. Stanley. 1990. Primary gold mineralization within metamorphosed iron ores, Southeast Ireland. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Ireland. 4, 221-226.
R.A. Ixer. 1988. Copper mineralization from La Moye. Annual Bulletin of the Societe Jersiaise, 24, 505-506.
R.A. Ixer, J.R. Ashworth and C.M. Pointer. 1988. Accessory mineralogy of the Ririwai biotite granite, Nigeria, and its albitized and greisenized facies. Geological Journal, 22, 403-427.
C.M. Pointer, J.R. Ashworth and R.A. Ixer. 1988. The Zircon-Thorite Mineral Group in Metasomatised Granite, Ririwai, Nigeria. 2) Zoning Alteration and Exsolution in Zircon. Mineralogy and Petrology 39, 21-37.
C.M. Pointer, J.R. Ashworth and R.A. Ixer. 1988. The Zircon-Thorite Mineral Group in Metasomatised Granite, Ririwai, Nigeria. 1) Thorite and coffinite as geochemical indicators. Mineralogy and Petrology 38, 245-262.
R.A. Ixer and C.J. Stanley. 1987. A silver-nickel-cobalt mineral association at the Tynebottom Mine, Garrigill, near Alston, Cumbria. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 46, 133-139.
G.C. Brown, R.A. Ixer, J.A. Plant and P.C. Webb. 1987. Geochemistry of
granites beneath the north Pennines and their role in orefield mineralisation.
Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B. Applied
Earth Science), 96, B65-76.
J.A. Kinnaird, P. Bowden, R.A. Ixer and N.W.A. Odling. 1985. Mineralogy, geochemistry and mineralisation of the Ririwai complex, northern Nigeria. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 3, 185-222.
R.A. Ixer, T. Alabaster and J.A. Pearce. 1984. Ore petrography and geochemistry of massive sulphide deposits within the Semail ophiolite. Oman. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B. Applied Earth Science), 93, B114-B124.
R.A. Ixer and C.J. Stanley. 1983. Silver mineralisation at Sark's Hope Mine, Sark, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 539-545.
P.R. Ineson and R.A. Ixer. 1983. The petrography and geochemistry of the Potluck Sill, Derbyshire, England. The Mercian Geologist, 9, 99-112.
I. Holmes, A.D. Chambers, R.A. Ixer, P. Turner and D.J. Vaughan. 1983. Diagenetic processes and mineralisation in the Triassic of Central England. Mineralium Deposita. 18, 365-377.
R.A. Ixer and D.J. Vaughan. 1982. The primary ore mineralogy of the Alderley Edge deposit, Cheshire. Mineralogical Magazine, 46, 485-492.
C.J. Stanley and R.A. Ixer. 1982. Mineralisation at Le Pulec, Jersey, Channel Islands; No. 1 Lode. Mineralogical Magazine, 46, 134-136.
R.A. Ixer. 1981. The petrography of the Igneous Rocks from Pouk Hill near Walsall. Black Country Geologist 1, 23-31.
R.A. Ixer and C.J. Stanley. 1980. Mineralization at Le Pulec, Jersey, Channel Islands. Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 1025-1029.
R.A. Ixer. 1980. The ore minerals of Jersey. Societe Jersiaise Annual Bulletin 22, 443-451.
I.G. Meighan and R.A. Ixer. 1980. A further note on the molybdenite mineralisation at Croreagh Quarry, County Down. Irish Naturalist Journal, 20, 78.
C. Pointon and R.A. Ixer. 1980. Parys Mountain mineral deposit, Anglesey, Wales: geology and ore mineralogy. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B. Applied Earth Science), 89, 143-155.
D.J. Vaughan and R.A. Ixer. 1980. Studies of the sulphide mineralogy of north Pennine ores and its contribution to genetic models. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (Section B. Applied Earth Science), 89, B99-B109.
R.A. Ixer, C.J. Stanley and D.J. Vaughan. 1979. Cobalt-, nickel-, and iron-bearing sulpharsenides from the North of England. Mineralogical Magazine, 43, 389-395.
R.A. Ixer and R. Townley. 1979. The sulphide mineralogy and paragenesis of the South Pennine Orefield, England. The Mercian Geologist, 7, 51-64.
R.A. Ixer, P. Turner and B. Waugh. 1979. Authigenic iron and titanium oxides in Triassic red beds: (St Bees Sandstone), Cumbria, Northern England. Geological Journal, 14, 179-192.
R.A. Ixer. 1978. The distribution of bravoite and nickeliferous marcasite in central Britain. Mineralogical Magazine, 42, 149-150.
R.A. Ixer. 1978. The emplacement of a fluorspar flat at Masson Hill, Matlock, Derbyshire. The Mercian Geologist, 6, 245-255.
P. Turner and R.A. Ixer. 1977. Diagenetic development of unstable and stable magnetisation in the St Bees Sandstone (Triassic) of Northern England. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 34, 113-124.
R.A. Ixer. 1975. A revision of part of the Matlock Group at Masson Hill, Matlock, Derbyshire. The Mercian Geologist, 5, 181-188.
R.A. Ixer. 1974. The mineralogy and paragenesis of a fluorspar flat at Masson Hill, Matlock, Derbyshire. Mineralogical Magazine, 39, 811-815.
P.E. Lunn, P.J. Rogers and R.A. Ixer. 1974. Notes on bravoite in Derbyshire. Bulletin of the Peak District Mines Historical Society, 5, 332-334.
Conference Papers Published:
Rob Ixer and Alan Vince. 2009. The provenance potential of igneous glacial erratics in Anglo-Saxon ceramics from Northern England. In: Interpreting Silent Artefacts. Petrographic Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics. Pattrick Quinn (ed). Archaeopress. Oxford.11-24.
Vin Davis and Rob Ixer. 2009. The petrology of the Wong Tei Tung stone tool manufacturing site, Sham Chung, Hong Kong SAR China. Internet Archaeology 26. intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue26/davisixer_toc.htm.
R.A.Ixer, O.Williams-Thorpe, R.E.Bevins and A.C.Chambers. 2004. A comparison between 'total petrography' and geochemistry using portable X-ray fluorescence as provenancing tools for some Midlands axeheads. In: Lithics in Action. E.A.Walker, F.Wenban-Smith and F.Healy (eds). Lithics Studies Society Occasional Paper 8. Oxbow Books. Oxford. 105-115.
R. A. Ixer. 2003. Foundered or founded on rock - a future for Welsh provenance studies. In: "Towards a Research Agenda for Welsh Archaeology". C.S. Briggs (ed.). BAR British Series 343, 213 - 219.
Robert Ixer. 1999. The Magnesian Limestone: a basic framework. The Naturalist. 124. 4-11.
R.A. Ixer. 1999. The Role of Ore Geology and Ores in the Archaeological Provenancing of Metals. In: 'Metals in Antiquity'. S.M.Young, M.Pollard, P.Budd and R.A.Ixer (eds), British Archaeological Reports.792 43-52.
R.A.Ixer. 1997. Detailed provenancing of the Stonehenge Dolerites using reflected light petrography - a return to the light. In: Sinclair, A., Slater, E. and Gowlett, J., (eds), Archaeological Sciences 1995. Oxbow Monograph 64, 11-17.
E.C. Joel, J.J. Taylor, R.A.Ixer and M. Goodway. 1997. Lead isotope analysis and the Great Orme Mine, In: Sinclair, A., Slater, E. and Gowlett, J. (eds), Archaeological Sciences 1995. Oxbow Archaeological Monograph 64, 123-131.
J.J. Taylor, R.J. Watling, C.A. Shell, R.A.Ixer, R.J. Chapman, R.B. Warner and M. Cahill. 1997. From gold ores to artefacts in the British Isles: A preliminary study of a new LA-ICP-MS analytical approach. In Sinclair, A., Slater, E. and Gowlett, J. (eds), Archaeological Sciences 1995. Oxbow Monograph 64, 144-154.
R.A. Ixer. 1994. Does ore petrography have a practical role in the finger-printing of rocks? In: Stories in Stone. Lithic Studies occasional paper 4. Proceedings 10th Anniversary Conference. Oxford 1993. N. Ashton and A. David (eds) Lithic Studies Society, 10-23.
R.A. Ixer. 1992. Mining, Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Symposium Edition, 20th National Symposium "Roches sans Frontieres" Exeter. The Journal of the Open University Geological Society, 16-23.
R.A. Ixer and S. Lunt. 1991. Petrography of certain Pre-Spanish pottery of Peru. In Recent Developments in Ceramic Petrology. Middleton, A. and Freestone I. (eds). British Museum Occasional Papers, 81, 137-164.
W. O'Brien, R.A. Ixer and M. O'Sullivan. 1990. Copper resources in Prehistory: an Irish Perspective. In: Early Mining in the British Isles. P and S Crew (eds). Plas Tan y Bwlch, 30-35.
R.A. Ixer, D.J. Vaughan, R.A.D. Pattrick and T. Alabaster. 1986. Mineralogical studies and their bearing on the genesis of massive sulphide deposits from the Semail Ophiolite Complex, Oman. In: Metallogeny of Basic and Ultrabasic Rocks, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, 1986, 33-48.
R.A. Ixer and C. Pointon. 1980. Volcanogenic sulphide mineralisation at Parys Mountain, Anglesey, UK. In: European Copper Deposits S. Jankovic and R.H. Sillitoe (eds) Belgrade, 279-285.
Other Publications Research:
P. Budd, R. Haggerty, R.A. Ixer, B. Scaife & R.G. Thomas. 1999. Copper deposits in south-west England identified as a source of Copper Age metalwork.
R.A.Ixer. 1996. Ore petrography and archaeological provenance. Feature Mineralogical Society Bulletin 113, 17-19.
R.A. Ixer. 1986. Introduction to reflected light microscopy. Open University. Third level Summer School programme. Running time 22 mins.
R.A.Ixer and P.R.Duller. 1998. Virtual Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals in
CD-ROM. Goodprovenance. Birmingham.
Published Abstracts/Unpublished Conference Papers:
Rob Ixer, Sara Lunt and Bill Sillar. 2009. Why was andesite chosen to temper Inka pottery from Cuzco?/The temprement of the Inca State :on the source and significance of andesite tempered pottery from Cuzco. Abstract. European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics. EMAC'09 London. 80
R.A.Ixer 2007 Waiting by the river: Stonehenge and the Severn Estuary. Abstract. Stone artefacts as material and sybolic markers in cultural landscapes. An international perspective.Implement Petrology Group Meeting. York. September 2007
Vin Davis and Rob Ixer 2007 The Petrology Of The Wong Tei Tung Stone Tool Manufacturing Site, Sham Chung, Hong Kong SAR, China. Abstract. Stone artefacts as material and sybolic markers in cultural landscapes. An international perspective.Implement Petrology Group Meeting. York. September 2007
David Bukach, John Hunter, Ann Woodward, Phil Potts, Peter Webb, John Watson, Rob Ixer and Fiona Roe. 2007 Reconsidering the function of stone grave goods in early Bronze Age Britain. Abstract. Stone artefacts as material and sybolic markers in cultural landscapes. An international perspective. Implement Petrology Group Meeting. York. September 2007
G.S. McKee, R.A.Ixer & A.J.Boyce (in press). Genesis of the Aguas Tenidas Este massive sulphide deposit and implications for formation of the VMS deposits of the Iberian Pyrite Belt. (abstract from the MDSG annual meeting). Trans. Instn. Min. Metall. 2pp.
V.L. Maxwell, R.I.F-X. Ixer, A.J. Hall, A.E Rassiou, R.C. Chapman, R. Ellam and P. Northover. 2002. Limogardion Copper and Early Metalworking. Abstract. 33rd International Symposium on Archaeometry, Amsterdam, 2002.
J.G. Rogers, P. Meere, P. Turner and R. Ixer. 2002. Palaeofluid evolution, controls and timing of flow in the Devonian rocks of S.W.Ireland. Abstract. Basement Controls on Mineralization in the Irish Orefield. Irish Association for Economic Geology. Westport. April 2002. 65-69.
G.S. McKee, A.J. Boyce and R.A. Ixer. 2002. The Role of sulphur isotope analyses in deciphering the depositional and tectonic evolution of the Aguas Tenidas Este massive sulphide deposit, southern Spain. Abstract. Mineral Deposits Studies Group Annual Conference. Southampton January 2002. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. 110 B228-B229
R.A.Ixer. 2001 Re-addressing undressed ores. Mining History and Beyond Conference. Abstract. National Association of Mining History Associations. Dewsbury. September 2001
G.S. McKee, R. Hidalgo, R.A. Ixer, A.J. Boyce, V. Guerrero and J.M. Pons. 2001. "Deposit formation and structural evolution at Aguas Tenidas Este". GEODE Workshop "Massive sulphide deposits in the Iberian Pyrite belt: New advances and comparison with equivalent systems" Aracena, 1-5 October, 2001: Program with abstracts 38-39.
R.A. Ixer 2001 Foundered or founded on the rock - a future for Welsh Provenance Studies. Abstract A Research Agenda for Wales. Institute of Field Archaeologists Wales Conference, Aberystwyth, September 2001
H. Vizan, R. Ixer, P. Turner, J. Cortés and G. Cladera. 2001. Palaeomagnetism of Portezuelo Bayo and Los Colorados Formations (Upper Triassic), Mendoza. Argentina Abstract, International Latin American Congress. Montevideo. November 2001.
R. Ixer. 2000. Losing your temper - post-depositional changes in pottery. Abstract, Iron Age Research Seminar 2000. Bournemouth. September 2000.
J. Kinnaird, R.A.Ixer and B. Barreiro. 2000. Contrasting sources for Cu-polymetallic and Pb-Zn mineralization in Ireland; constraints from lead isotope modelling. Abstract, Goldschmidt Conference 2000. Oxford. September 2000.
R.A.Ixer, O.Williams-Thorpe, R.Bevins and A. D. Chambers. 2000. A comparison between geochemistry using a portable XRF and 'total petrography' as provenancing tools for some Midlands axe-heads. Abstract, Lithic Studies in the Year 2000. Natural History Museum of Wales. September 2000.
R. Hidalgo, I.K.Anderson, G.Bobrowicz, R.A.F.Ixer, J.W.Gaskarth and R.Kettle. 1998. The Aguas Tenidas Este Deposit. Abstract. IV Simposio Internacional de Sulfuretos Polimetalicos da Faixa Piritosa Iberica. Lisbon. January 1998.
R.J.Watling, J.J. Taylor, C.A. Shell, R.A. Ixer, R.J. Chapman, R.B. Warner and M. Cahill. 1997. The application of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to the field of forensic archaeology and and sourcing Celtic, Bronze and Iron Age artifacts. Abstract, European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry. Ghent, Belgium. January 1997.
R.A.Ixer. 1997 Ore geology, Ore, Archaeometallurgy Provenance, Abstract. Metals in Antiquity. Harvard. September 1997.
R.A.F. Ixer. 1996. The Bluestone Dolerites of Stonehenge - an opaque view. Abstract, Geology and Geochemistry in Archaeology. Mineralogical Society. Open University, April 1996
R.A.F. Ixer, R.A.D. Pattrick and C.J. Stanley. 1996. The geology and genesis of gold mineralisation at Calliachar-Urlar Burn, Scotland, Abstract, Mineralisation in the Caledonides. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy. Edinburgh Geological Society. Irish Association. for Economic Geology. The Mike Gallagher Memorial Meeting. June 1996.
R.A.F. Ixer. 1995. Axe head petrography: a return to the light. Abstract, Archaeological Sciences 1995, Liverpool. July 1995.
R.A.F. Ixer. 1995. Ancient Mining: Modern Collections, Abstract, Mineralogy in the Field 1995. The Russell Society in association with Oxford University Museum. Oxford. July 1995.
R.A.F. Ixer. 1995. Minerals in Northern England. Abstract, General Meeting Durham Yorkshire Geological Society - Russell Society Yorkshire Geological Society, Circular 453.
R.A.F. Ixer, R.A.D. Pattrick and P. Budd. 1995. Fahlerz ores and their role in Bronze Age metallurgy, Abstract, The Prehistory of Mining and Metallurgy. British Museum. September 1995.
R.A.F. Ixer and R.A.D. Pattrick. 1995. Cu-Pb-Zn-Co-Ag Mineralization at Ross Island-Muckross Mine, Killarney, Ireland, Abstract, Mineral Deposits Study Group Meeting, Manchester, December 1995.
E. Joel, J. Taylor, R.A.F. Ixer and M. Goodway. 1995. Lead isotope analysis and the Great Orme mines, Abstract, Archaeological Sciences 1995, Liverpool July 1995.
J.J. Taylor, R.J. Watling, C.A. Shell, R.A.F. Ixer, R.J. Chapman, R.B. Warner and M. Cahill. 1995. A new approach to the 'sourcing' and study of early goldwork. Abstract, The Prehistory of Mining and Metallurgy. British Museum. September 1995.
J. Taylor, J. Watling, C. Shell, R.A.F. Ixer, B. Chapman, R. Warner and M. Cahill. 1995. Preliminary study of gold ores to artefacts in the British Isles, Abstract, Archaeological Sciences 1995, Liverpool. July 1995.
R.A. Ixer. 1994. Bronze Age ores at the Great Orme Mine. Abstract, Great Orme Mines Research Colloquium. Llandudno, March 1994.
R.A. Ixer. 1993. Does ore petrography have a practical role in the finger-printing of rocks? Abstract, 10th Anniversary Conference Lithic Studies Group, Oxford.
J. Maynard, R.A. Ixer, C.T. Pillinger, H.M. Prichard and R.A. Lord. 1993. Base-metal sulphides and Pd and Pt-bearing nickel antimonides in the Shetland Ophiolite. Abstract, IAGOD Symposium on mineralization related to mafic and ultramafic rocks. Orleans p.33.
H.M. Prichard, R.A. Lord, J. Maynard and R.A. Ixer. 1993. Secondary remobilization of PGE in the Shetland Ophiolite Complex. Abstract, IAGOD Symposium on mineralization related to mafic and ultramafic rocks. Orleans p.43.
R.A. Ixer. 1992. Mineralization and Tax Evasion in the Channel Islands. Abstract, Open University Geological Society 20th Anniversary Symposium. Exeter.
J.R. Ashworth, R.A. Ixer, Ni Wen, A.J. Boyce and A.E. Fallick. 1992. Vein Copper deposits associated with metamorphic red beds southwest County Cork, Ireland. Abstract, Metamorphic Studies and Mineral Deposits Group. Southampton.
R.A. Ixer and C.J. Stanley. 1991. Gold mineralization at Calliacher Burn, Aberfeldy and elsewhere in the Dalradian of Scotland. Abstract, Applied Mineralogy Group Conference. December 1991.
R.A. Ixer and H. Prichard. 1989. The mineralogy and paragenesis of Pt, Pd, Au and Ag-bearing assemblages at Cliff, Shetland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland, 61, 40.
S. Lunt and R.A. Ixer. 1987. The petrographical identification of different Inca pottery technologies. The Second Ceramic thin-section seminar. Abstract, British Museum Research Laboratory.
J. Naden, R.A. Ixer and D.J. Vaughan. 1987. Mineralogical studies of a gold-telluride ore shoot at Clogau mine, north Wales. Abstract, Mineral Deposits Studies Group. Southampton.
A. Tindle, P.C. Webb and R.A. Ixer. 1987. Fluid-rock interaction and associated rare metal mineralization in the Glen Gairn Intrusive Complex, Scotland. Extended abstract, Volcanic Studies Group, Aston.
T. Alabaster and R.A. Ixer. 1986. Massive sulphide deposits in the Oman Ophiolite: product of hydrothermal activity related to off-axis seamount magmatism. Abstract, Proceedings of Symposium 5: Volcanism, hydrothermal system and related mineralization. International Volcanogenic Congress University of Auckland, 285.
E.C. Hyatt and R.A. Ixer. 1986. A Knowledge Based Remote Sensing System for Derelict Land Monitoring. Abstract, ISPRS Commission VII Hague Conference.
J. Naden, J. Dawson, R.A. Ixer and D.J. Vaughan. 1986. Morphology and composition of placer gold from the Southern Uplands, Scotland. Abstract, Mineral Deposits Studies Group. Strathclyde.
R.A. Ixer, J.R. Ashworth and C. Pointer. 1985. Mineralogical studies of the mineralization at Ririwai Abstract. International Centre for training and exchange in geosciences - Occasional Publication 1985/3, 300.
R.A. Ixer, D.J. Vaughan, R.A.D. Pattrick and T. Alabaster. Mineralogical studies and their bearing on the genesis of massive sulphide deposits from the Semail Ophiolite Complex, Oman. Abstract, Metallogeny of Basic and Ultrabasic rocks. Edinburgh Conference.
R.A. Ixer. 1984. Palaeozoic-Mesozoic mineralization in central Britain. Abstract, 31st Inter-University Geological Congress, Aston.
R.A. Ixer, T. Alabaster and J.A. Pearce. 1983. The Sulphide Ores of the Semail Ophiolite, Oman. Extended abstract, Mineral Deposits Studies Group, University of Manchester A9b-d.
R.A. Ixer, P. Bowden and J.A. Kinnaird. 1983. Mineral studies of Tin-Zinc Mineralization at Ririwai, Nigeria. Abstract, Mineral Deposits Studies Group. Manchester A9a.
R.A. Ixer. 1982. Ore Petrology and the Origins of Mineral Deposits. Extended abstract from Open University Geological Society 10th Anniv. Conference, Reading. Open University Geological Society Journal, 3, 15-16.
R.A. Ixer and C.J. Stanley. 1982. Silver mineralization of the Channel Islands. Abstract, Mineral Deposits Group Meeting Cardiff. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 139, 662-663.
J. Pearce, T. Alabaster, S. Roberts and R.A. Ixer. 1982. Mineralization in the marginal basin ophiolites of the eastern Tethys. Abstract, Volcanic Processes in Marginal Basins. Geological Society Meeting, Keele.
R.A. Ixer and C.J. Stanley. 1980. Mineralization at Le Pulec, Jersey, Channel Isles. Abstract, Mineralogical Society Meeting.
D.J. Vaughan and R.A. Ixer. 1980. Ore Mineralogy and Ore Genesis of the Alderley Edge Deposit, Cheshire. Abstract, Mineral Deposits Group Meeting. Aston. September 1980.
R.A. Ixer. 1979. The sulphide mineralogy of the South Pennine Orefield. Abstract. Journal of the Geological Society, London, 136, 513-514.
R.A. Ixer. 1979. Sulphides from the English Pennines. Mineral Deposits Studies Group Meeting. Dublin.
R.A. Ixer and J. Gaskarth. 1974. Parys Mountain a possible Kuroko deposit. Abstract, Mineral Deposit Studies Group Meeting, Leicester.
R.A. Ixer. 1973. Geochemistry and paragenesis of Masson Hill, Matlock. Abstract, Research Colloquium on South Pennine Mineralization, Leicester.
R.A.Ixer 2010 7.3 Petrographic study. In: Midlands Purple and Cistercian-type Wares in the West Midlands in the 15th - 16th centuries.Derek Hurst and Susan M wright Historic Environment and Archaeological Service. Worcestershire County Council. Report 1800.
David Dungworth, Paul Belford and Rob Ixer. 2010. Upper Forge, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire. The Examination of Crucibles, Copper Ore and Slag. Research Department Report Series no. 5-2010. English Heritage. 1 -17.
R.Ixer 2008. Appendix 1. Petrological analysis. In: Unlocking the Past (South Worcestershire Collections). Stage 3 Report and HER Enhancement. C. Jane Evans, Jane Timby, Dennis Williams, Robin Jackson and Derek Hurst. With contibutions by Robert Ixer, Cathy King, Christine Lythe and Alvaro Mora Ottomano. Historic Environment and Archaeological Service. Worcestershire County Council. Report 1591. 105 - 107.
Erica Macey-Bracken and Rob Ixer 2008. 'Small Finds' in A Romano-British Livestock Complex in Birmingham. Excavations 2002-2004 and 2006-2007 at Longdales Road, King's Norton, Birmingham. Alex Jones, Bob Burrows, C.Jane Evans and Josh Williams BAR British Series 470 27-28.
R.A. Ixer 'Appendix 1: The Building Stone' in Malcolm Hislop and Christopher Hewitson. Kings Norton Restoration: Old Grammar School and Saracen's Head Buildings: Building Recording Survey 2 vols. (Birmingham Archaeology Report No.1301), Vol.1, 66-77.
Rob Ixer and J.G.McDonnell 2004. Schorl. In: Trethurgy: Excavations at Trethurgy Round, St. Austell: Community and Status in Roman and Post-Roman Cornwall. H.Quinnell. Cornwall County Council. 73.
A. Woodward, R. Ixer & A. Barclay. 2002. The Prehistoric Pottery. In: A Prehistoric and Romano-British Landscape. Excavations at Whitemoor Haye Quarry, Staffordshire, 1997 - 1999. G. Coates. BAR British Series 340 43 - 53.
L. Bevan and R. Ixer. 2002. Worked Stone. In: A Prehistoric and Romano-British Landscape. Excavations at Whitemoor Haye Quarry, Staffordshire, 1997 - 1999. G. Coates. BAR British Series 340, 60-61.
R. Ixer. 2002. Appendix 2. Petrographical Descriptions. In: A Prehistoric and Romano-British Landscape. Excavations at Whitemoor Haye Quarry, Staffordshire, 1997 - 1999. G. Coates. BAR British Series 340, 94 - 97.
L. Bevins with R. Ixer. 2000. Prehistoric Lithics. In Severn Valley Ware Production at Newlands Hopfields. Excavations of a Romano-British Kiln site at North End Farm, Great Malvern, Worcestershire in 1992 and 1994. C.J.Evans, L. Jones and P. Ellis. BAR British Series 313, 66-67.
R. Ixer. 2000. Further lead isotope data from Ross Island, Ireland. Historical Metallurgical Society Newsletter 43, 4-5.
L. Bevan and R. Ixer. 1999. Associated finds in Romano-British Kilns at Moele Brace (Pulley), Shropshire. C.J. Evans, W. E. Jenks and R. H. White. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and History Society. LXXIV, 15-17.
R.A.Ixer & P. Bradley. 1999. Polished Stone Axes. In: Archaeological Excavation in Arrow Valley, Warwickshire. S.C.Palmer. Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society. 103, 27-29.
C.J.Stanley & R.A. Ixer (eds). 1999. Open session in Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing. Volume 2. Proceeding of the fifth biennial SGA meeting and tenth quadrennial IAGOD symposium. Eds Stanley et al. London. Balkema, Rotterdam. 1375 - 1454.
Peter Ellis, Gwilym Hughes, Peter Leach, Catherine Mould, Jon Sterenberg et al. 1998. Excavations alongside Roman Ermine Street, Cambridgeshire, 1996: The archaeology of the A1(M) Alconbury to Peterborough Road Scheme. Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit Monograph Series 1. BAR British Series 276. 1998.
R.Ixer 1997. Great Orme Mineralogy. HMS News. Historical Metallurgy Society 35, 2
R. Ixer. 1997. Steep Holm "Bluestones". Current Archaeology 151, p. 279.
R. Ixer. 1997. Steep Holm "Bluestones". Steep Holm Newsletter. New Year 1997. pp 1 - 2.
R.A.Ixer 1997. Report on the Copa Hill mineralisation. Geoarchaeological research into Prehistoric Mining for copper in Wales. D.A.Jenkins and S Timberlake. Unpublished report to the Leverhulme Trust. Appendix 2. 113-114
R.A.D.Pattrick and J.E.Tregus with contributions by N.J.Butcher, R.A.Ixer and J.M. Maclachlan. 1997. Economic Geology of the Schiehallion District, Central Highlands of Scotland.(Sheet 55W)(Scotland) Technical Report WA/96/89 British Geological Survey. 48pp
I.M.Ferris and R.Ixer. 1994. Objects in stone. In Excavations at Maidenbrook Farm Cheddon Fitzpaine 1990. I.M.Ferris and L.Bevin. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History vol? 36
R.A. Ixer and H. Pritchard. 1990. Platinum mineralization in the Shetland Ophiolite. Unpublished MIRO Project RC48, 54-56.
R.A. Ixer. 1989. Petrographic descriptions of selected Sherds. X-ray diffraction of white silts. In: R. Burns (ed) Excavations at Jerbourg, Guernsey Museum. Monograph 1. 21-23.
2010 Interpreting Silent Artefacts: petrographic approaches to archaeological ceramics. Ed. by Patrick Sean Quinn.
The Antiquaries Journal, 90, 470-471
2010 The Bluestone Enigma. Stonehenge, Preseli and the Ice Age. Brian John. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine
2009 The Bluestone Enigma. Stonehenge, Preseli and the Ice Age. Brian John. British Archaeology 109, 55
2006 The Work of Giants: Stone and quarrying in Roman Britain. Andrew Pearson. British Archaeology. 91, 51
2006 The Archaeology of Alderley Edge: Survey, excavation and experimentation in ancient mining environment. Simon Timberlake and A.J.N.W Prag. British Archaeology. 87, 47
2004 Fluorspar in the North Pennines. R.A.Fairbain (ed).UK Journal of Mines and Minerals.25 47
2003 Mining and Metal production through the Ages. P.Craddock and J Lang. (eds)
2000 Gold. R. Herrington, C. Stanley and R. Symes. British Archaeology. 52. 30.
1999 The Irish Stone Axe Project. G. Cooney and S. Mandal. British Archaeology. 38. 17.
1998 Atlas of the textural Patterns of Ore Minerals and Metallogenic Processes. S.S.Augustithis. Mineralium Deposita.
1998 Minerals Handbook 1996-97. Statistics and Analyses of the World's Minerals Industry. P.Crowson. Journal of Petrology 39, 551.
1997 Early metal mining and production. P.Craddock. Minerals Industry International. 44-45.
1997 Regional geochemistry of north-east England. British Geological Survey, 1996. Minerals Industry International. 38-39.
1996 Mining before Powder. Eds. Ford and Willies. I.M.M.
1995 Lewis Morris and the Cardiganshire Mines. Bick and Davies. I.M.M.
1994 Ore Microscopy, Ore Petrography 2nd Edn. Craig and Vaughan. Mineral.Deposita.
1994 Principles of Mineralogy 2nd Edn. Blackburn and Dennan. Russell Society.
1994 Regional Geochemistry of the Lake District and Adjacent Areas. BGS. I.M.M.
1993 Mineral Science: an introductory survey. Frye. I.M.M.
1993 The quantitative data file for ore minerals 3rd Edn. Criddle and Stanley. Russell Society.
1992 An introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals 2nd Edition. Deer Howie and Zussman. Mineralogical Magazine.
1992 The colours of opaque minerals. Peckett. Journal of the Russell Society.
1990 Minerals of the English Lake District - Caldbeck Fells. Cooper and Stanley. I.M.M.
1989 Introduction to Practical Ore Microscopy. Ineson. Mineralogical Magazine.
1989 Minerals and Rocks. Exercises in Crystallography, Mineralogy and Hand Specimen Petrology. Klein. Russell Society.
1989 Nonmetalliferous Stratabound Ore Fields. Brodtkorp. Geol. Mag.?
1988 Rutley's Elements of Mineralogy (27th Edition). Gribble. Mineralogy and Petrology
1987 Glossary of the minerals of the Lake District and adjoining areas. B.Young. I.M.M.
1987 Minerals of Mexico. Panczner. I.M.M.
1987 Mineral Deposits of Europe Vol 3. Central Europe. Eds. Dunning and Evans. Geological Magazine.
1986 Economic evaluation in exploration. Wellmer. ??
1986 Prospecting and Exploration in Mineral Deposits. Kuzvart and Bohmer. Geological Magazine.
1986 The literature of mineralogy. M. O'Donoghue. I.M.M.
1985 A practical guide to fluid inclusion studies. Shepherd, Rankin and Alderton. I.M.M.
1984 Sulphide deposits in mafic and ultramafic rocks. Eds. Buchanan and Jones. I.M.M.
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