Head of the Departmentof Geochemistry

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Born: 1948, Moscow

Education: (1998) Doctor of science, Geochemisry, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences (Thesis: Geochemical and Thermodynamic Models of Hydrothermal Vein Ore-forming Systems); (1976) Ph.D., Geochemistry, Geological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia (Thesis: Experimental Determination of Silica Acid Forms in Aqueous Solutions); (1974) Post-Graduate Course, Geochemistry, Moscow State University; (1971) M.S. Moscow State University, Geological Faculty.

Employment: (1999- ) - Staff Professor, Department of Geochemistry, Geological Faculty, Moscow State University (main course for students is "Thermodynamics of Geochemical Processes"); "), Moscow; (1986-1999) Staff Associate Professor, Department of Geochemistry, Moscow State University; (1978-1986) Staff Assistant Professor, Department of Geochemistry, MSU; (1974-1978) Staff Junior Scientist, Department of Geochemistry, MSU.

Pb-Zn deposits, greisen, U-Mo and other ore formations).

International experience: Member of the organizing commitee Third International Symposium on Hydrothermal Reactions (1989, Frunze, Kirgizia); 27th International Geological Congress (1984, Moscow, session speaker); 7th & 8th International Symposium Water-Rock Interaction (1992, 1995); Sofia University (1988, Bulgaria,1 month, lectures).

Publications: More than 100 publications and monographs. More importans for the last years:

  • Barsukov, Vict.L., Borisov, M.V., 1989. Heavy-element behavior in automixing of hydrothermal solutions. Part 1. A computer model for U-Pb ore vein formation from country-rock metals. - Geochemistry International, vol. 26, N 5, 46-60;
  • Kraynov, S.R., Shvarov, Yu.V., Grichuk, D.V., Borisov, M.V., et al., 1988. Methods of Geochemical Modeling and Prognosis in Hydrogeology. Nedra Press, Moscow, 254 p. (in Russian);
  • Barsukov, Vict.L., Borisov, M.V., 1993. Ore formation during mixing of thermal solutions filtrating through rocks of contrast composition. Geochemistry International, vol. 30, № 6, 4-18;
  • Borisov M.V.& Shvarov Yu. V., 1992. Thermodynamics of Geochemical Processes. Moscow State Univ. Press, Moscow, 254 p. (in Russian);
  • Borisov M.V., Goreva Yu.S., Shvarov Yu.V. Reconstraction of conditions and mechanisms of ore body and related primary aureole formation for Pb-Zn vein hydrothermal deposits: Thermody-namic and geochemical models// Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-8), 1995. Balkema, Rotterdam, 717-720;
  • Borisov, M.V., 1997. Regularities in the distribution of elements in wall rocks at vein-hosted Pb-Zn hydrothermal deposits. Geochemistry International, vol. 35, № 11, 985-996;
  • Borisov, M.V. & Shvarov Yu. V., 1998. Mobilization of ore components during the formation of Pb-Zn hydrothermal lodes: a thermodynamic model. Geochemistry International, vol. 36, № 2, 134-149;
  • Borisov, M.V., 2000. Thermodynamic models for deposition of Pb-Zn veins. Geochemistry International, 2000, Vol. 38, № 8, 750-771;
  • Borisov, M.V., 2000. Geochemical and Thermodynamic Models of Ore-Forming in Hydrothermal Veins. Monograph. Moscow: Scientiic World, 360 p. (in Russian)
  • Borisov, M.V., Bychkov, D.A., and Shvarov, Yu.V., 2002. Thermodynamic Simulation of the Genesis of Filling Veins. Geochemistry International, Vol. 40, Suppl.1, pp. S92-S102.
  • Borisov, M.V., 2003. Geochemical and Thermodynamic Models for the Genesis of Low- and Medium-Temperature Vein Mineralization and Metasomatism in the Wall Rocks. Geochemistry International, Vol. 41, Suppl.2, pp. S145-S312.