- B.S., 2012, Geology and Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
- M.S., 2014, Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- Ph.D., 2019, Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Current and Recent Projects
- Structural geology and ore deposits of the northern Shoshone Range, Nevada
- Magnitude and timing of structural deformation, Goshute-Toano Range, Nevada
- Structural evolution of the northern Nevada Au(-Cu-Mo) province
- Geometry and growth of normal faults
- Structural and tectonic evolution of southwestern North America
- Structural reconstructions of faulted ore deposits and extensional domains
- Economic geology (particularly porphyry and Carlin-type deposits)
- Relationships between magmatism, faulting, fluid flow, and ore deposition
- Societal understanding of mineral resources, resource uses, environmental impacts, and resource consumption
- Richardson, C. A., and Seedorff, E., 2017, Estimating friction in normal fault systems of the Basin and Range province and examining its geological context, in Turner, J. P., Healy, D., Hillis, R. R., and Welch, M. J., eds., Geomechanics and Geology, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 458, p. 155-179, https://doi.org/10.1144/SP458.8
- Richardson, C. A., and Seedorff, E., 2015, Reconstruction of normal fault blocks in the Ann-Mason and Blue Hill areas, Yerington district, Lyon county, western Nevada, in Pennell, W. M., and Garside, L. J., eds., New Concepts and Discoveries: Geological Society of Nevada Symposium Proceedings, May 2015, Sparks, Nevada, v. 2, p. 1153-1178.
I joined the Arizona Geological Survey in January 2019 as a Research Scientist in economic geology / mineral resources. My training is in structural geology and economic geology, with emphasis on the effects of structural geology on the modern distribution of mineral resources. I conduct field-based research collecting observations on bedrock geology, structural geology, and hydrothermal alteration to examine the spatial distribution of geologic features, their temporal evolution, and from this how the field site developed. I employ geochronology and thermochronology to constrain the absolute timing of events and utilize cross-sectional restorations to test my interpretations, and to suggest potential exploration strategies for faulted mineral deposits. Lastly, I am interested in helping the public understand the uses and applications of mineral resources, how fundamentally interwoven theses resources are into our everyday lives, and the environmental impacts of societal resource extraction.