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Name, Last Name
Tamar Chkhotua

Date of Birth:
10.08.1936

Position:
Scientist of the Department of Mineral Resources, Geochemistry and Isotope Geochronology of the LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology
Scientific/Academic Degree:
PhD (Candidate of geological-mineralogical sciences)

Contact Information:
53 Paliashvili st., Tbilisi, Georgia
Phone: 222 33 37

Education:
Engineer-geologist, Tbilisi State University, 1954-1959

Professional Qualification:
PhD thesis: "Petrology of Metamorphic Formations of the Caucasus(the North-Western Part of Abkhazia)". 1971

Scientific Work Experience:
1959-1971 Junior Scientist - Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute, Department of Petrology.
1971-2006 Senior Scientist - Al.Djanelidze Geological Institute, Department of Petrology.
2006 - 2009 Senior Scientist - LEPL Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Geochemistry.
2009-present - Scientist - Alexandre Janelidze Institute of Geology, Department of Mineral Resources, Geochemistry and Isotope Geochronology

Sphere of Research:
Petrology of metamorphic formations of the Caucasus basement:  Stating of metamorphic conditions of the rocks and protolith, petrochemical typification of metabasites and  reconstruction of paleogeodynamic environments of their formation.  Role of metamorphism, metasomatism and tectonics in the formation of Paleozoic substrate of the Caucasus

Total Number of Publications: 69.
List of Publications for Last 10 Years:

1. Yilmaz A., Adamia Sh., Shabukiani A., Chkhotua T., Erdogan K., Tuzku S., Karabiyikoglu M. Structural Correlation of the Southern Trans-Caucasus (Georgia) - Eastern Pontides (Turkey). Geol. Society, London. 2000. #173; 171-182
2. Adamia Sh., Yilmaz A., Lordkipanidze M., Chkhotua T., Chabukiani A. Geodynamic Evolution of the Black Sea Region. In "Geological studies of the area along Turkish - Georgian Border. Ankara. 2001. 127-155.
3. Abesadze M., Adamia Sh., Tsimakuridze G., Chkhotua T., Shavishvili I. Structure and Formation of Loki Salient of Transcaucasus Basement. IV International Turkish Geol. Sympos. Univers. Adana. Turkey. 2001. 8-10
4. Abesadze M., Adamia Sh., Chkhotua T., Tsimakuridze G., Shavishvili I. Structure and the Formation of Loki Salient of the Transcaucasian Basement.// Proceedings of Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci., new series, issue 117. Tbilisi, 2002. 135-145. (in Russian)
5. Zakariadze G., Adamia Sh., Chkotua T., Kekelia M., Shavishvili I., & Tsimakuridze. G. Geodynamic of the Pre-Alpine of Georgia (Transcaucasus). "Geologica Carpathica" Intern. Geologic Journal, vol. 53. (XVII Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association). 2002. Pp.19-24
6. Adamia Sh., Asanidze B., Chkhotua T., Kekelia M., Shavishvili I., Tsimakuridze G., Zakariadze G. Fragments of Paleo-Tethyan Terranes of the Crystalline Core of the Greater Caucasus. 5-th Intern. Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 2004. Pp.1-10
7. Abesadze M., Kekelia M., Tsimakuridze G., Chkhotua T., Shavishvili I. Petrogeochemical Peculiarities of Metabasites of Kassar Complex of the Main Range of the Greater Caucasus.// Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci., new series, issue 119. 2004. Pp. 496-502 (in Russian)
8. Tsimakuridze G., Chkhotua T. The Effect of Sederholm and  Succession of Metamorphic Processes and Granite Formation in the Gneiss-Migmatite Complex of the Dzirula Massif.//Proceedings of  Geol. Inst. of the Georgian Acad. of Sci., new series, issue 119. 2004. Pp. 477-481 (in Russian)
9. Adamia Sh., Zakariadze G., Kekelia M., Tsimakuridze G., Chkhotua T., Shavishvili I. Paleooceanic Complexes  in the Hercynides System of the Greater Caucasus: Geological Position, Matter Content, Petrogenesis, Geodynamic Interpretation. In: "Ophiolites: Geology, Petrology, Metallogeny and Geodynamics". Materials of International Scientific Conference "XII readings dedicated to the memory of A.N.Zavaritskii. Inst. of Geology and Geochemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2006. Pp.185-188

List of the Best Publications (at the author's discretion):
1. Dumbadze G.,Chkhotua T.(1971). On the Petrology of Disthene Quartzites and  Disthene-Stavrolite Amphibolites of the Laba Series (the Greater Caucasus).// Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of GSSR, 64,  #3, Pp.613-616.(in Russian)
2. Adamia Sh., Zaridze G., Rubinshtein M, Chkhotua T. (1971). Time and Conditions of the Forming of Crystalline Core of the Greater Caucasus.//Bulletin of High Educational Institutions, geol. and prospecting,  #7, Pp.25-30.(in Russian)
3. Chkhotua T. (1977). Some Peculiarities of Regional Metamorphism Evolution in the Greater Caucasian Complexes.//Bulletin of the Acad. of Sci. of GSSR, 87, ?1. Pp.113-116.(in Russian)
4. Adamia Sh., Abesadze M., Kekelia M., Chkhotua T., Shavishvili I. (1978). Metamorphosed Ophiolites, Island Arc Complexes and Blastomylonites of the Main Caucasian Ridge.//Transactions of the Acad. of Sci. of USSR , vol.241, # 5,  Pp.1138-1142.(in Russian)
5. Adamia Sh., Chkhotua T., Kekelia M., Lordkipanidze M., Shavishvili I., Zakariadze G. Tectonics of the Caucasus and adjoining regions- implications for the evolution of the      Tethys ocean. Journ. Structural Geology, vol.3, # 4. 1981. Pp.31-42.
6. Abesadze M., Adamia Sh., Chkhotua T., Kekelia M., Somin M., Shavishvili I.,   Tsimakuridze G. Pre-Variscan and Variscan metamorphic complexes of the Caucasus  (review). Newsletter  -  IGCP project # 5, vol. 4. 1982. Pp. 4-12.
7. Adamia Sh., Abesadze M., Chkhotua T. Pre-Alpine Tectonic Nappes in Metamorphites of Laba Series (the Greater Caucasus).//Transactions Acad. of Sci. of the USSR, vol.286, # 4. 1986. Pp.930-933. (in Russian)
8. Adamia Sh., Belov  A., Chabukiani A., Chkhotua T., Lordkipanidze M., Shavishvili I. Terrane description: the Caucasus. IGCP Project # 276 `Paleozoic geodynamic domains and their Alpidic evolution in the Tethys. Athens. Depart. des sci. dela terre de L, Universite. 1996-1997. Pp 537-560.
9. Yilmaz A., Adamia Sh., Shabukiani A., Chkotua T., Erdogan K., Tuzku S., & Karabiyikoglu M. Structural correlation of the Southern Trans-Caucasus (Georgia) -Eastern Pontides (Turkey). Geol. Society London, #173, 2000. Pp.171-182
10. Zakariadze G., Adamia Sh., Chkhotua T., Kekelia M., Shavishvili I., & Tsimakuridze G. Geodynamics of the Pre-Alpine of Georgia (Transcaucasus). Intern. Geologic Journal - "Geologica Carpathica", vol. 53. (XVII Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association), 2002. Pp.19-24

Participation in International Scientific Forums (for last 10 years):
2001 - Turkey, Adana. International Turkish Geol. Symposium
2002 - Slovakia, Bratislava. XVII Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association. 
2004 - Thessaloniki, Greece. 5-th International Symposium on Eastern Mediterranean Geology.
2006 - Russia, Ekaterinburg. International Scientific Conference "XII readings dedicated to the memory of A.N. Zavaritskii

Participation in Research Grant Projects (for last 10 years):
1. Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - Petrology of Magmatic and Metamorphic Formations of Georgia. 2000-2001.
2. Grant Project of Georgian Academy of Sciences - "Petro-mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Precambrian Metamorphites and Magmatites of Georgia." 2005-2006.
3. GNSF Grant Project #GNSF/ST07/5-204 - "Gold Copper-porphyry and Epithermal Low Sulfide Gold Mineralization of the Bolnisi Ore District, Ore-formation and Economical Perspective".2008-2010
4. GNSF Grant Project (# GNSF/ST07/5-202) - "Assessment of gold potential of south-western part of Georgia (Adjara-Trialeti fold zone)".