Faculty of Natural Sciences University of Matej Bel

prof. RNDr. Ján Spišiak, DrSc.

prof. Ján Spišiak

Professor in Geology

Matej Bel University

Faculty of Natural Science

Tajovského 40

97401 Banská Bystrica

Slovakia

Phone : +421-18815205
email : jan.spisiak@umb.sk

 

Fields of Research

mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry; basalts, lamprophyres, amphibolites, petroarcheology, metamorphic condition

 

Current research projects and interest

APVV -0081-10  Meta-ultramafics, as indicator of mechanisms of crust-mantle interaction, recyclation and exhumation in orogenic wedge (Western Carpathians, Eastern Alpine margin.

APVV-14-0038  Alteration processes in the crustal and mantle rocks in the orogen of the Western Carpathians and Eastern Alpine margin - indicators of the lithosphere fluid regime P-T-X parameters

APVV-19-0065  Petrological-geochronological record of riftogenesis and crust-mantle recycling in the Western Carpathians orogenic wedge

VEGA 1/0650/15  Geochemistry and geochronology of lamprophyres from Western Carpathians

VEGA 1/00237/18  Rodingites of the Western Carpathians

 

Selected publication

SPIŠIAK, Ján  - VETRÁKOVÁ, Lucia - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - CHEW, David - FERENC, Štefan  ŠIMONOVÁ, Viera - SIMAN, Pavol, 2019: Mineralogy and geochronology of calc-alkaline lamprophyres from Nízke Tatry Mts. crystalline complex (Western Carpathians). In Mineralia Slovaca,  Bratislava, ISSN 0369-2086, 51, 1 , 61-78.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - BUTEK, Juraj 2018: Topaz-andalusite-corundum variety of rodingites (?) from Breznička (Ochtiná group, Western Carpathians, Slovakia).  In Bulletin mineralogie petrologie.  Praha, ISSN 2570-7337,  26, 1, 57-63.

 

FERENC, Štefan - BIROŇ, Adrián - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - SPIŠIAK, Ján - BUDZÁK, Šimon 2018: Initial replacement stage of primary uranium (UIV) minerals by supergene alteration: association of uranyl-oxide hydroxy-hydrates and "calciolepersonnite" from the Krátka Dolina Valley (Gemerská Poloma, Gemeric Unit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia). In Journal of Geosciences. – Praha, ISSN 1802-6222, 63, 3, 277-291.


SPIŠIAK, Ján - VETRÁKOVÁ, Lucia - CHEW, David - FERENC, Štefan - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - ŠIMONOVÁ, Viera - BAČÍK, Peter 2018: Petrology and dating of the Permian lamprophyres from the Malá Fatra Mts. (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, Veda, ISSN 1335-0552,.69, 5, 453-466.

 

VARGA, Jozef - KANIANSKA, Radoslava - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2018: Impact of land use and geological conditions on selected physical soil properties in relation to the earthworm abundance and biomass along an altitudinal gradient in Slovakia. In Soil Science Annual. - Warsaw : Walter de Gruyter, ISSN 2300-4967, 69, 3, 160-168.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - VOZÁROVÁ, Anna - VOZÁR, Jozef - FERENC, Štefan - MIKUŠ, Tomáš ŠIMONOVÁ, Viera 2017: Fe3+ - rich katoite from Permian basalts (Hronicum, Western Carpathians, Slovakia): composition and origin. In Carpathian journal of earth and environmental sciences.  Baia Mare, North University of Baia Mare, ISSN 1842-4090, 12, 1, 293-299.

 

BÓNOVÁ, Katarína - SPIŠIAK, Ján - BÓNA, Ján - KOVÁČIK, Martin 2017: Chromian spinels from the Magura Unit (Western Carpathians, Eastern Slovakia) - their petrogenetic and palaeogeographic implications. In Geological Quarterly, Warszawa, Polish Geological Institute, ISSN 1641-7291, 61, 1, 3-17.

 

FERENC, Štefan - UHER, Pavel - SPIŠIAK, Ján - ŠIMONOVÁ, Viera 2016: Chromium- and nickel-rich micas and associated minerals in listvenite from the Muranska Zdychava, Slovakia: products of hydrothermal metasomatic transformation of ultrabasic rock. In Journal of geosciences, Praha, ISSN 1802-6222, 61, 3, 239-254.

 

VOZÁR, Jozef - SPIŠIAK, Ján - VOZÁROVÁ, Anna - BAZARNIK, Jakub - KRÁĽ, Ján 2015: Geochermistry and Sr, Nd isotopic composition of the Hronic Upper Paleozoic basic rocks (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 1335-0552, 66, 1, 3-17.

 

BÓNOVÁ, Katarína- BELLA, Pavel - SPIŠIAK, Ján - KOVÁČIK, Martin - KOVÁČIK, Martin - PETRO, Ľubomír 2014: Heavy minerals in sediments from the Mošnica cave: implications for the pre-quatternary evolution of the middle - mountain allogenic karst in the Nízke Tatry Mts., Slovakia.  In Acta Carsologica. Ljubljana, ISSN 0583-6050, 43, 2-3, 297-317.

 

UHER, Pavel - FERENC, Štefan - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2013: Cr-Ni rich muscovite from Muránska Zdychava near Revúca (Slovenské Rudohorie Mountains, Central Slovakia). In Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze., ISSN 1211-0329, 21,. 1, 62-66.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - PLAŠIENKA, Dušan - BUČOVÁ, Jana - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - UHER, Pavel 2011: Petrology and palaeotectonic setting of Cretaceous alkaline basaltic volcanism in the Pieniny Klippen Belt (Western Carpathians, Slovakia). In Geological Quarterly, Warszawa, Polish Geological Institute, ISSN 1641-7291, 55, 1, 27-48.

 

ILLAŠOVÁ, Ľudmila - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2010: Slovak gemstones. In Geologica Balcanica : XIX. congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association, Thessaloniki, 23 - 26 September 2010 : abstracts volume. - Sofia : Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2010. - ISSN 0324-0894. 164-165.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján 2010: Lamprophyres of the Western  Carpathian crystalline complexes: petrology and geochemistry. In Mineralogia : special papers, Wroclaw, 2010, 37, 59-60.

 

UHER, Pavel - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - MILOVSKÝ, Rastislav- BIROŇ, Adrián - SPIŠIAK, Ján - LIPKA, Jozef - JAHN, Ján 2009: Lazulite and Ba, Sr, Ca, K-rich phosphates-sulphates in quartz veins from metaquartzites of Tribeč Mountains, Western Carpathians, Slovakia: Compositional variations and evolution.  In Lithos, Amsterdam, Elsevier, ISSN 0024-4937, 112, 3-4, 447-460.

 

JANÁK, Marián - SPIŠIAK, Ján - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - PITOŇÁK, Pavel 2009: Eclogites overprinted in the granulite facies from the Dumbier Crystalline Complex (Low Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians). In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, Veda, ISSN 1335-0552, 60, 3, 193-204.

 

LENAZ, Davide - MAZZOLI, Claudio - SPIŠIAK, Ján - PRINCIVALLE, Francesco - MARITAN, Lara 2009: Detrital Cr-spinel in the Šambron-Kamenica Zone (Slovakia): evidence for an ocean-spreading zone in the Northern Vardar suture? In International Journal of Earth Sciences. - New York : Springer, ISSN 1437-3254, 98, 2, 345-355.

 

PUTIŠ, Marián - IVAN, Peter - KOHÚT, Milan - SPIŠIAK, Ján - SIMAN, Pavol - RADVANEC, Martin - UHER, Pavel - SERGEEV, Sergey - LARIONOV, Alexander - MÉRES, Štefan - DEMKO, Rastislav - ONDREJKA, Martin 2009: Meta-igneous rocks of the West-Carpathian basement, Slovakia: indicators of Early Paleozoic extension and shortening events. In Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, Paris, ISSN 0037-9409, 180, 6, 459-469.

 

MÁRTON, Emő - JELEŃSKA, Maria - TOKARSKI, Antek K - SOTÁK, Ján - KOVÁČ, Michal - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2009: Current-independent paleomagnetic declinations in flysch basins: a case study from the Inner Carpathians. In Geodinamica Acta, ISSN 0985-3111, 22, 1-3, Sp. Iss., 73-82.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - SPIŠIAK, Ján  - MIKUŠ, Tomáš 2008: Aeneolithic jadeitite axes from Western Slovakia : raw material and transportation aspects In Archäologisches Korrepondenzblatt, Mainz, ISSN 0342-734X, 38, 1, 33-44.

 

PUTIŠ, Marián - SERGEEV, Sergey - ONDREJKA, Martin - LARIONOV, Alexander - SIMAN, Pavol - SPIŠIAK, Ján - UHER, Pavol - PADERIN, Ilya 2008: Cambrian -ordovician metaigneous rocks associated with Cadomian fragments in the West-Carpathian basement dated by SHRIMP zircons: A record from the Gondwana active margin setting In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 1335-0552, 59, 1, 3-18.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - HOVORKA, Dušan - SPIŠIAKOVÁ, Mária 2007: Lower-crustal complexes in the present surface of the western Carpathian. In Mineralogia Polonica, Warszawa, 31, Special papers, 254-258.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - HOVORKA, Dušan - MIKUŠ, Tomáš - SPIŠIAKOVÁ, Mária 2007: Atoll garnets from Struhár complex (Nízke Tatry Mts.); Mineralogy a petrology. In Mineralogia Polonica. - Warszawa, 31, Special papers, 251-254.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján 2007: Petrography, mineralogy and geochemistry of graphitic pottery fragments from Beluša. In Slovenská archeológia. Nitra, ISSN 1335-0102, 15, 1, 123-125

 

MIKUŠ, Tomáš - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2007: Chemical composition and alteration of Cr-spinels from Meliata and Penninic serpentinized peridotites (Western Carpathians and Eastern Alps). In Geological Quarterly, Warszawa, Polish Geological Institute, ISSN 1641-7291, 55, 3, 257-269.

 

HLADIL, Jindřich - GERSL, Milan - STRNAD, L. - FRANA, Jaroslav - LANGROVÁ, Anna - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2006: Stratigraphic variation of complex impurities in platform limestones and possible significance of atmospheric dust: A study with emphasis on gamma-ray spectrometry and magnetic susceptibility outcrop logging (Eifelian-Frasnian, Moravia, Czech Republic). In International Journal of Earth Sciences, New York, Springer, ISSN 1437-3254, 95, 4, 703-723.

 

FARYAD, Shah Wali - SPIŠIAK, Ján - HORVÁTH, Péter - HOVORKA, Dušan - DIANIŠKA, Ivan - JÓZSA, Sándor 2005: Petrological and geochemical features of the Meliata mafic rocks from the sutured Triassic oceanic basin, Western Carpathians. In Ofioliti, Firenze, ISSN 0391-2612, 30, 1, 27-35.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - HOVORKA, Dušan 2005: Jadeite and eclogite: peculiar raw materials of neolithic stone implements in Slovakia and their possible sources. In Geoarchaeology : an international journal, Malden, Wiley-Blackwell, ISSN 0883-6353, 20, 3, 229-242.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - SUK, M. - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2003: Leptynite-amphibolite complex: Unifying element of the Central European variscides. In Geosciences : journal of the Czech Geological Society, Praha, ISSN 1802-6222, 48, 1, 63.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - BALOGH, Kadosa 2002: Mesozoic alkali lamprophyres in variscan granitoids of the Male Karpaty and Nizke Tatry Mountains geochronology and geochemistry. In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 1335-0552, 53, 5, 295-301.

 

UHER, Pavel - ONDREJKA, Martin - SPIŠIAK, Ján - BROSKA, Igor - PUTIŠ, Marián 2002: Lower Triassic potassium-rich rhyolites of the Silicic Unit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia: Geochemistry, mineralogy and genetic aspects. In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 1335-0552, 53, 1, 27-36.

 

SOTÁK, Ján - BIROŇ, Adrián - PROKEŠOVÁ, Roberta - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2000:. Detachment control of core complex exhumation and back-arc extension in the East Slovakian Basin. In Slovak Geological Magazine, Bratislava, 6, 2-3, 130-132.

 

SOTÁK, Ján - BIROŇ, Adrián - PROKEŠOVÁ, Roberta - SPIŠIAK, Ján 2000: Detachment control of core complex exhumation and back-arc extension: case study from East Slovakian basin. In GeoLines, Praha, ISSN 1210-9606, 10, 66-67.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - DOSTAL, Jan - SPIŠIAK, Ján 1999: Geochemistry of the cretaceous alkali basaltic rocks of the central part of the Western Carpathians (Slovakia). In Krystalinikum, Praha, ISSN 0454-5524, 25, 37-48.

 

SOTÁK, Ján - BIROŇ, Adrián - DUNKL, István - PROKEŠOVÁ, Roberta - MAGYAR, J - RUDINEC, Rudolf- SPIŠIAK, Ján 199: Alpine penninics in the Eastern Slovakia: from crustal updoming to basin downfaulting. In Geologica Carpathica , Bratislava, 1335-0552, 50, Special Issue, 172-174.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - FARKAŠ, Zdeněk - SPIŠIAK, Ján  1998: Neolithic jadeitite axe from Sobotiste (Western Slovakia). In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 0016-7738, 49, 4, 301-304.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - HOVORKA, Dušan  1997: Petrology of the western Carpathians Cretaceous primitive alkaline volcanics. In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 0016-7738, 48, 2, 113-121.

 

BEZÁK, Vladimír - SASSI, Francesco P - SPIŠIAK, Ján - VOZÁROVÁ, Anna 1993: An outline of the metamorphic events recorded in the western carpathians. In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 1335-0552, 44, 6, 351-364.

 

SOTÁK, Ján - RUDINEC, Rudolf - SPIŠIAK, Ján 1993: The penninic "pull-apart" dome in the pre-neogene basement of the Transcarpathian depression (Eastern Slovakia). In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 1335-0552, 44, 1, 11-16.

 

SOTÁK, Ján - SPIŠIAK, Ján - BIROŇ, Adrián 1993: Metamorphic Sequences with "Bündnerschiefer" Lithology in the Pre-Neogene Basement of the East Slovakian Basin. In Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft, Wien, ISSN 0251-7493, 83, 111-120.

 

SPIŠIAK, Ján - PITOŇÁK, Pavel 1990: The Nízke Tatry Mts. crystalline complex - new facts and interpretation (Western Carpathians, Czechoslovakia). In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, ISSN 1335-0552, 41, 4, 377-392.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - IVAN, Peter - MOCK, Rudolf - ROZLOŽNÍK, Ladislav - SPIŠIAK, Ján  1990: Sediments of Gossau type near the Dobšiná Ice Cave : ideas for their non-traditional interpretation. In Mineralia Slovaca, Bratislava, ISSN 0369-2086, 22, 6, 519-525.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - SPIŠIAK, Ján 1988: Mesosoic volcanism in the Western Carpathians. Bratislava, Veda, 263 p.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - IVAN, Peter - JILEMNICKÁ, Libuše - SPIŠIAK, Ján 1998: Petrology and geochemistry of metabasalts from Rakovec (paleozoic of Gemeric unit, inner Western Carpathians). In Geologica Carpathica, Bratislava, 39, 4, 395-426.

 

HOVORKA, Dušan - SPIŠIAK, Ján 1981: Coexisting garnets and amphiboles of metabasites from Rudňany area (the Paleozoic, the Spišsko-gemerské rudohorie Mts., the Western Carpathians). In Mineralia Slovaca, Bratislava, ISSN 1338-3523, 13, 6, 481-576.


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