Dr. Koen de Jong

    Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University

         245 Choushan Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan

         Tel: +886-2-33651899, Fax: +886-2-23636095




         B.Sc. Geology:          University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

         M.Sc. Geology:          University of Amsterdam

         Ph.D. Geology:          Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam



P         International Association of Structural/ Tectonic Geologists

P         European Union of Geosciences

P         Royal Dutch Geological and Mining Society

P         Geological Society of Japan



P         P-T-t-d  paths of tectonites and orogenic zones;

P         The factor time in deformation;

P          Radiometric dating of tectonic processes;

P         In-situ 40Ar/39Ar laser probe analysis of minerals in tectonites;

P         Cooling and exhumation histories;

P         Extensional tectonics and exhumation of UHP rocks

P         Fluid-rock interaction during isotopic resetting

P         Tectonics of the western Mediterranean Region

P         Tectonics of East Asia





1-  de Jong K., 1984. Shear zone development in the Duartbeg area, N.W. Scotland. Internal report of specialised research, Univ. of Amsterdam, 61 pp. (in Dutch), 5 structural inset maps.

2-  Bakker H.E. and de Jong K., 1985. Geochemistry of Nevado-Filabride and Alpujarride metapelites and carbonates (SE Spain). Unpubl. minor MSc. thesis, Univ. of Amsterdam, 129 pp. (in Dutch), with a 1/25 000 full-colour geological inset map and a geochemical Fortran database.

3-  de Jong K., 1985. Crustal evolution in the eastern Sierra de los Filabres, S.E. Spain. Unpubl. MSc. thesis, Univ. of Amsterdam, 243 pp. (in Dutch), 3 full-colour geological and structural inset maps and 15 full-colour inset cross sections, all at 1/10 000.

4-  de Jong K., 1991. Tectono-metamorphic studies and radiometric dating in the Betic Cordilleras (SE Spain) - with implications for the dynamics of extension and compression in the western Mediterranean area. Published Ph.D. thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 204 pp. (in English).

5-  de Jong K., 1992. A new geodynamic model for the Betic Cordilleras (SE Spain) based on P-T-t paths and structural data from the eastern Betic Zone. In: Paleomagnetism and Tectonics of the Betic Cordilleras. Física de la Tierra 4, Universidad Complutense of Madrid (ed.), p. 77-107.


ARTICLES, peer reviewed


Isotope Geology - Geochemistry


6-   de Jong K., Wijbrans J.R. and Féraud G., 1992. Repeated thermal resetting of phengites in the Mulhacen Complex (Betic Zone, southeastern Spain) shown by 40Ar/39Ar stepheating and single grain laser probe dating. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 110, 173-191.

7-   de Jong K., 1992. Very high rates of cooling and uplift in the Alpine belt of the Betic Cordilleras, southern Spain (Comment). Geology 10, 1052-1053.

8-   de Jong K., Kurimoto C. and Guise P.G., 2000. 40Ar/39Ar whole-rock dating of metapelites from the Mikabu and Sambagawa belts, western Kii peninsula, southwest Japan. Journal of the Geological Society of Japan 106, 703-712.

9-   de Jong K., Féraud G., Ruffet G., Amouric M. and Wijbrans J.R., 2001. Excess argon incorporation in phengite of the Mulhacén Complex: submicroscopic illitization and fluid ingress during late Miocene extension in the Betic Zone, south-eastern Spain. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience Section) 178, 159-195.

10- Bosse V., Féraud G., Ruffet G., Ballèvre M., Peucat J.-J. and de Jong K., 2001. Late Devonian subduction and early-orogenic exhumation of eclogite-facies rocks from the Champtoceaux Complex (Variscan belt, France). Geological Journal (in press) 29 pages.

11- Daly J.S., Balagansky V.V., Timmerman M.J., Whitehouse M.J., de Jong K., Guise P.G., Bogdanova S., Gorbatchev R. and Bridgwater D., 2001. Ion microprobe U-Pb zircon geochronology and isotopic evidence for a transcrustal suture zone in the Lapland-Kola Orogen, northern Fennoscandian Shield. Precambrian Research 105, 289-314.






12- de Jong K., 1990. Alpine tectonics and rotation pole evolution of Iberia. In: Boilot G. & Fontboté J.M. (eds.); Alpine evolution of Iberia and its continental margins. Tectonophysics 184, 279-296.

13- de Jong K., 1993. The tectono-metamorphic evolution and chronologic development of the Betic Zone (SE Spain) with implications for the geodynamic evolution of the western Mediterranean area. Proceedings Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen 96, (3), 295-333.



Pressure-Temperature-time -deformation Paths  and Modelling



14- Bakker H.E., de Jong K., Helmers H. and Biermann C., 1989. The geodynamic evolution of the Internal Zone of the Betic Cordilleras (SE Spain): a model based on structural analysis and geothermobarometry. Journal of metamorphic Geology 7, 359-381.

15- Bakker H.E. and de Jong K., 1991. Plate tectonic constraints derived from small-scale structures and P-T-t evolutions: a case study from the Betic Cordilleras (southeast Spain). In: Pérez Estaún A. & Coward M.P. (eds.); Deformation and plate tectonics. Tectonophysics 191, 411.

16- van Wees J.D., de Jong K. and Cloetingh S., 1992. Two dimensional P-T-t modelling and the dynamics of extension and inversion in the Betic Zone (SE Spain). In: Banda E. & Santanach P. (eds.); Geology and Geophysics of the Valencia Trough (western Mediterranean). Tectonophysics 203, 305-324.


Structural Geology



17- de Jong K., 1992. Comment on: "The structural configuration of the eastern Sierra de los Filábres, SE Spain; by H.E. Bakker, Geol. Mijnb. 70, p. 287-298". Geologie en Mijnbouw 71, 81-83.

18- de Jong K., 1993. The tectono-metamorphic evolution of the Veleta Complex and the development of the contact with the Mulhacen Complex (Betic Zone, SE Spain). Geologie en Mijnbouw 71, 227-237.

19- de Jong K., 1993. Redefinition of the deformation scheme of the Mulhacen Complex and implications for the relative timing of the overthrusting of the Alpujárride Complex in the Betic Zone (SE Spain). Geologie en Mijnbouw 71, 317-326.

20- de Jong K., 1993. Large scale deformation of a coherent HP/LT metamorphic unit: the Mulhacen Complex in the eastern Sierra de los Filábres (Betic Zone, SE Spain). Geologie en Mijnbouw 71, 327-336.



General Geology



21-  de Jong K. and Bakker H.E., 1991. The Mulhacen and Alpujárride Complex in the eastern Sierra de los Filábres, SE Spain: Lithostratigraphy. Geologie en Mijnbouw 70, 93-103.


Articles in preparation or on the brink of being submitted


22- de Jong K., Timmerman M.J., Guise P.G., Rex D.C., Cliff R.A., Daly J.S., Balagansky V.V., Pozhilenko V.I. and Wijbrans J.R. Paleoproterozoic tectonic reworking and post-tectonic fluid-assisted resetting of the Archean rocks in the northern Lapland Kola Mobile Belt (Russia): 40Ar/39Ar mineral ages and PT paths. Journal of metamorphic Geology.

 23- de Jong K., Timmerman M.J., Guise P.G., Rex D.C., Cliff R.A., Daly J.S., Balagansky V.V., Pozhilenko V.I. and Wijbrans J.R. Regional post-tectonic resetting implied by Paleoproterozoic 40Ar/39Ar mineral ages in the southern Lapland Kola Mobile Belt (Russia). Precambrian Research.

24-de Jong K., Kurimoto C., Wijbrans J.R., Ruffet G. 40Ar/39Ar whole-rock laser step heating of metapelites from the Mikabu and Sambagawa belts, western Kii peninsula, southwest Japan: geological implications and comparison of methods. Chemical Geology (Isotope Geoscience Section).

25-de Jong K., Kurimoto C., Ruffet G. 40Ar/39Ar ages of the Kurosegawa zone, Kii peninsula, southwest Japan and their tectonic implications. Tectonophysics.

26-de Jong K., G. Féraud, J.R. Wijbrans, Timmerman M.J., and Guise P.G. 40Ar/39Ar step heating and laser fusion dating of tourmaline: a feasibility study from the Betic Zone (southeastern Spain) and the Kola Peninsula (Russia). Contributions to Mineral Petrol.  


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