Pranjit Hazarika

Pranjit Hazarika

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (IIT Kharagpur)

Ore Genesis, Geochemistry and Petrology

Department of Geological Sciences
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014

  • Ore Genesis
    • Application of hydrothermal mineral compositions in understanding ore forming processes
    • Application of tourmaline boron isotopic compositions in ore genesis
  • Petrology applied to crust forming processs
  • Electron microbeam and LA-ICPMS probing of mineral compositions and chemical dating of monazite and xenotime

  • Geochemistry and Isotope Geology
  • Economic Geology: Ore Genesis
  • Analytical Techniques in Geosciences

Journal Publications

  1. Hazarika P, Bhuyan N, Upadhyay D, Abhinay K, Singh NN (2019) The nature and sources of ore-forming fluids in the Bhukia gold deposit, Western India: constraints from chemical and boron isotopic composition of tourmaline. Lithos, In press.
  2. Borah P, Hazarika P, Mazumdar AC, Rabha M (2019) Monazite and xenotime U-Th-Pb(total) ages from basement rocks of the (central) Shillong-Meghalaya Gneissic Complex, Northeast India. Journal of Earth System Science, 128(3), 68.
  3. Mishra B, Pruseth KL, Hazarika P, Chinnasamy SS (2018) Nature and source of the ore forming fluids associated with orogenic gold deposits in the Dharwar Craton. Geoscience Frontiers, 9, 715-726.
  4. Hazarika P, Mishra B, Ozha MK, Pruseth KL (2017) An improved EPMA analytical protocol for U-Th-Pbtotal dating of xenotime: Age constraints from polygenetic Mangalwar Complex, Northwestern India. Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry 77:69-79.
  5. Hazarika P, Mishra B, Pruseth KL (2017) Trace element geochemistry of pyrite and arsenopyrite: ore genetic implications for late Archean ororgenic gold deposits of southern India. Mineralogical Magazine 81:661-678.
  6. Hazarika P, Upadhyay D, Pruseth KL (2016) Episodic tourmaline growth and reequilibration in mica-pegmatite from Bihar MIca Belt, India: major and trace element variations under pegmatitic and hydrothermal conditions. Geological Magazine 154:68-86.
  7. Hazarika P, Mishra B, Pruseth KL (2016) Scheelite, apatite, calcite and tourmaline comositions from late Archean Hutti gold deposit: implications for analogous two stage ore fluids. Ore Geology Reviews 72:989-1003.
  8. Ozha MK, Mishra B, Hazarika P, Jeyagopal AV, Yadav GS (2016) EPMA monazite geochronology of the basement and supracrustal rocks within the Pur-Banera basin, Rajasthan: evidence of Columbia breakup in Northwestern India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 117:284-303.
  9. Mishra B, Hazarika P (2016) Rare greenockite (CdS) within the chromite-PGE association within the Bangur Gabbro, Baula-Nuasahi Complex, Eastern India. Ore Geology Reviews 72:1327-1334.
  10. Hazarika P, Pruseth KL, Mishra B (2015) Neoarchean greenstone metamorphism in the eastern Dharwar craton, India: constraints from monazite U-Th-Pbtotal ages and P-T pseudosection calculations. The Journal of Geology 123:429-461.
  11. Hazarika P, Mishra B, Pruseth KL (2015) Diverse tourmaline compositions from orogenic gold deposits in the Hutti-Maski greenstone belt, India: implications for sources of ore-forming fluids. Economic Geology 110:337-353. 
  12. Hazarika P, Mishra B, Chinnasamy SS, Bernhardt HJ (2013) Multi-stage growth and invisible gold deistribution in pyritefrom Kundarkocha sediment-hosted gold deposit, eastren India. Ore Geology Reviews 55:134-145.
  13. Hazarika P, Upadhyay D, Mishra B (2013) Contrasting geochronological evolution of the Rajpura-Dariba and Rampura-Agucha metamorphosed Zn-Pb deposit, Aravalli-Delhi Belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 73:429-439.

Conference articles

  1. Hazarika P (2019) Trace element distribution between sphalerite and pyrite in Rajpura-dariba SEDEX deposit, India. In Goldschmidt Conference 2019, Barcelona, Spain.
  2. Hazarika P, Mishra B (2015) Tourmaline as fluid source indicator in the late Archean Hutti orogenic gold deposit. In 13th SGA biennial meeting, Nancy, france, v. 2, pp. 465-467.
  3. Mishra B, Hazarika P (2015) Ore fluid characterization using pyrite and arsenopyrite compositions from greenstone-hosted Hutti gold deposit. In 13th SGA biennial meeting, Nancy, France, v. 2, pp. 481-483
  4. Hazarika P (2014) Invisible gold in pyrite vis-a-vis mineralization: a case study from Kundarkocha sediment-hosted gold deposit, india. In National seminar on "making of the INdian Continent", Presidency University, Kolkata, India
  5. Hazarika P, Mishra B, Pruseth, KL (2013) Contrasting tourmaline chemistry from late Archean orogenic gold deposits at Hutti and Hira-Buddini, eastern Dharwar Craton, India. In Goldschmidt conference, Florence, Italy. Mneralogical Magazine Special volume 77, 1275


  1. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Natural Resources Canada, 2016
  2. Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Johannesburg, 2016
  3. DST-INSPIRE faculty award, 2016
  4. National Post-Doctoral Fellowship, (Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology), 2016
  5. Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for research fellowship, Council of Scienitifc and Industrial Research, India, 2009
  6. Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Summer Research Fellowship, 2010
  7. National Merit Scholarship, Government of India, 2005
  8. Represented India at Society of Economic Geology Foundation sponsored Field Trip "Archean precious and base metal deposits, southern Abitibi greenstone belt, Canada, September 3-11, 2014

1. Determination of elemental and isotopic compositions of tourmaline from Pb-Zn and Cu-Au deposits of Northwestern India: implications for compositional fractionation, ore genetic processes and sources of ore-forming fluids.

Role: Principal Investigator; Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Duration: 2016-2021

2. Geochemical and Petro-mineralogical characterization of Pegmatoid Leucosome Mobilizate (PLM) and pink granite within Proterozoic migmatitic basement around Wadagiri, Anek, Rongram, Ringi Nala, Dasol Nala areas, garo Hills, Meghalaya Plateau: implications for genesis of PLM and pink granite bis-a-vis uranium mineralization.

Role: Principal Investigator; Funding agency: Department of Atmoci Energy-Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (DAE-BRNS), Government of India. Duration: 2019-2022

3. Petrology, microstructures, geochemistry, rock strength measurement and crustal stresses within basement granitoid underlying the Deccan Basalt in and around the Koyna-Warna area.

Role: Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI); Funding agency: Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India. Duration: 2019-2022

Ph.D. students

1. Niraj Bhuyan

2. Pradipta Sengupta

3. Rhituparna Gogoi