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Michael Raith









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Curriculum Vitae

  • born in Madrid, Spain on April 30, 1940
  • 1949-1959 Primary and Highschool at Freiburg (Abitur)
  • 1959-1965 Student of Geology; Universität Freiburg und Bergakademie Clausthal-Zellerfeld; graduated (diploma degree) in May 1965. Diploma thesis: „Stratigraphie der Schichten zwischen dem Büdelsheimer Schiefer und dem Nehden Sandstein auf Blatt Hohenlimburg und dem Westteil des Blattes Iserlohn unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Gliederungsmöglichkeiten nach Ostracoden“.
  • 1965-1969 Ph.D. student and Research Assistant at Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Universität Kiel; Ph.D. degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in July 1969. Ph.D. Thesis: „Petrographie und Geologie des östlichen Zillertaler Hauptkammes (Tirol, Österreich)“.
  • 1970-1974 Research Assistant at Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Technische Universität Clausthal-Zellerfeld. Habilitation (DSc; Mineralogie und Petrologie) in May 1974. Habilitation-Thesis: „Mineraleigenschaften und Bildungsbedingungen natürlicher Al-Fe(III)-Epidote“.
  • 1974-1982 Reader in Petrology at Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Universität Kiel, 1978 apl. Professor.
  • 1983-2005 Full Professor at Mineralogisch-Petrologisches Institut (chair of petrology), Universität Bonn, retired since August 2005.
  • Married, three children

Current Scientific Interests

M. M. Raith held the chair of petrology at the Mineralogical-Petrological Institute (Steinmann Institut) of Bonn University and went into active retirement in 2005. Since then, he continues his research on the petrology and evolution of high-grade Precambrian continental crust with a focus on southern and eastern India. As an outcome of his years of teaching experience his Leitfaden zur Dünnschliffmikroskopie (co-authored by P. Raase and J. Reinhardt, and available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese translations as an open-access publication; has become a standard text for microscopy courses worldwide. In recent years the archaeometric investigation of ancient ceramics initiated by archaeologists Paul Yule (Late Roman amphorae from Aqaba and Yemen; Elamite and Achaemenid glazed artefacts from Iran) and Maria Shinoto (Sue stoneware, southern Japan; firing experiments) has opened a new field of research activity. The analytical and experimental archaeometric work is carried out in cooperation with his colleagues at the Steinmann Institute (B. Spiering: EPMA; H. Euler: XRD; S.-O. Franz: XRF; G. Oleschinski: SEM).

Services (past and present)

  • Editorial Boards: Precambrian Research, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, International Journal of Earth Sciences (GR).
  • Reviews for: International Journal of Earth Sciences, Precambrian Research, Geology, Tectonophysics, Mineralogy and Petrology, Contributions Mineralogy and Petrology, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Lithos, Journal of Geology, Mineralogical Magazine, Journal of Geological Society of India, American Journal of Science, Journal of Petrology.
  • Referee for Funding Organisations (DFG, DAAD, Humboldt-Stiftung, VW-Stiftung)


  • Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG)
  • Geologische Vereinigung (GV)
  • Mineralogical Society of America (Fellow)
  • Geological Society of India (Life Member)
  • Mineralogical Society of India (Life Member)



  • Raith, M. (1969). Peristerite aus alpidisch metamorphen Gneisen der Zillertaler Alpen (Tirol, Österreich). Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 21, 357-364.
  • Hörmann, P.K. und Raith, M. (1971). Optische Daten, Gitterkonstanten, Dichte und magnetische Suszeptibilität von Al-Fe(III)-Epidoten. N. Jb. Miner. Abh. 116, 41-60.
  • Müller, G. und Raith, M. (1974). Einführung in die Dünnschliffmikroskopie. Clausthaler Tektonische Hefte, Band 14, Pilger Verlag Clausthal-Zellerfeld. 5th revised edition 1993, Verlag Sven von Loga, Köln.
  • Langer, K. and Raith, M. (1974). Infrared absorption spectra of Al-Fe(III) epidotes and zoisites, Ca2(Al1-pFe3+p)Al2O(OH)(Si2O7)(SiO4). Am. Mineral. 59, 1249-1258.
  • Raith, M. (1976). The Al-Fe(III)-epidote miscibility gap in a metamorphic profile through the Penninic series of the Tauern Window. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 57, 99-117.
  • Kronberg, P. and Raith, M. (1977). Tectonics and metamorphism of the Rhodope crystalline complex in eastern Greek Macedonia. N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Mh. 11, 697-704.
  • Raith, M., Hörmann, P.K. and Abraham, K. (1977). Petrology and metamorphic evolution of the Penninic ophiolites in the Western Tauern Window (Austria). Schweiz. Min. Petr. Mitt. 57, 187-232.
  • Raith, M., Raase, P., Kreuzer, H. and Müller, P. (1978). The age of Alpidic metamorphism in the Western Tauern Window, Austrian Alps, according to radiometric dating. Inter-Union Commission on Geodynamics, Sci. Report 38, 140-148, E.Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.
  • Hörmann, P.K., Raith, M., Raase, P., Ackermand, D. and Seifert, F. (1980). The granulite complex of Finnish Lapland: Petrology and metamorphic conditions in the Ivalo-Inarijärvi area. Geol. Surv. of Finland, Bull. 308.
  • Raith, M., Raase, P., Ackermand, D. and Lal, R.K. (1983). Regional geothermobarometry in the granulite facies terrane of South India. Trans. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh, 73, 221-244.
  • Srikantappa, C., Hörmann, P.K. and Raith, M. (1984). Petrology and geochemistry of layered ultramafic to mafic complexes from the Archaean craton of Karnataka, Southern India. In: Kröner et al. (eds.) Archaean Geochemistry, 139-160, Springer-Verlag Berlin.
  • Lal, R.K., Ackermand, D., Raith, M., Raase, P. and Seifert, F. (1984). Sapphirine-bearing assemblages from Kiranur, Southern India: a study of chemographic relationships in the Na2O-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O system. N. Jb. Mineral. Abh. 150, 121-152.
  • Braun, E. and Raith, M. (1985). Fe-Ti-oxides in metamorphic basites from the Eastern Alps, Austria: a contribution to the formation of solid solutions of natural Fe-Ti oxide assemblages. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 90, 199-213.
  • Srikantappa C., Raith M. and Spiering B. (1985). Progressive charnockitization of a leptynite-khondalite suite in southern Kerala, India - Evidence for formation of charnockites through decrease in fluid pressure? J. Geol. Soc. India 26, 849-872.
  • Srikantappa C., Raith M. and Ackermand D. (1985). High-grade regional metamorphism of ultramafic and mafic rocks from the Archaean Sargur terrane, Karnataka, South India. Precam. Res. 30, 189-219.
  • Raase P., Raith M., Ackermand D. and Lal R.K. (1986). Progressive metamorphism of mafic rocks from greenschist to granulite facies in the Dharwar Craton of South India. J. Geol. 94, 261-282.
  • Raith M. and Raase P. (1986) High grade metamorphism in the granulite belt of Finnish Lapland. In: Dawson et al. (ed.) The nature of the lower continental crust. Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ. 24, 283-295, London.
  • Raith M. (1988). Progressive charnockitization of a leptynite-khondalite suite from Kerala, India- evidence for formation of charnockites through decrease in fluid pressure. Reply to a comment of C. Friend. J. Geol. Soc. India 31, 171-175.
  • Raith M., Hoernes S., Stähle HJ. and Klatt E. (1989). Contrasting mechanisms of charnockite formation in the amphibolite to granulite transition zones of southern India. In: D. Bridgwater (ed.) Fluid movements, element transport, and the composition of the deep crust. Nato ASI series C 281, 29-38, Kluwer Academic Publ.Dordrecht.
  • Barbey P. and Raith M. (1990). The granulite belt of Finnish Lapland. In: Vielzeuf D. and Vidal Ph. (eds.) Granulites and crustal evolution. Nato ASI Series C 311, 11-132. Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht.
  • Raith M., Srikantappa, C., Ashamanjari K.G. and Spiering B. (1990). The granulite terrane of the Nilgiri Hills (southern India): characterization of high-grade metamorphism. In: Vielzeuf D. and Vidal Ph. (eds.) Granulites and crustal evolution. Nato ASI series C311, 339-365. Kluwer Academic Publ., Dortrecht.
  • Bhattacharya A, Krishnakumar K., Raith M. and Sen S.K. (1991). An improved set of a-x parameters for Fe-Mg-Ca garnets and refinements of the orthopyroxene-garnet thermometer and the orthopyroxene-garnet-plagioclase-quartz barometer. J. Petrol. 32, 629-656.
  • Faulhaber S. and Raith M. (1991). Geothermometry and geobarometry of high-grade rocks: a case study on garnet-pyroxene granulites in southern Sri Lanka. Min.Mag. 55, 33-56.
  • Raith M., Faulhaber S., Hoffbauer R. and Spiering B. (1991) Characterization of high-grade metamorphism in the southern part of Sri Lanka. In: Kröner A. (ed.) The crystalline crust of Sri Lanka Part I. Geol. Surv. Dept. Sri Lanka, Prof. Paper 5, 164-177.
  • Battacharya A., Mohanty L., Majji A. , Sen S.K. and Raith M. (1992). Non-ideal mixing in the phlogopite-annite binary: constraints from experimental data on Mg-Fe partitioning and a reformulation of the biotite-garnet geothermometer. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 111, 87-93.
  • Srikantappa C., Raith M. and Touret J.L.R. (1992) Synmetamorphic high-density carbonic fluids in the lower crust: evidence from the Nilgiri granulites, southern India. J. of Petrol. 33, 733-760.
  • Raith M. and Srikantappa C. (1993) Arrested charnockite formation at Kottavattam, southern Kerala. J. met. Geol. 11, 815-832.
  • Dasgupta, S., Sengupta, P., Ehl, J., Raith, M. und Bardhan, S. (1995) Reaction textures in a suite of spinel granulites from the Eastern Ghats Belt, India: Evidence for polymetamorphism, a partial petrogenetic grid in the system KFMASH and the roles of ZnO and Fe2O3. J. Petrol. 36, 435-461.
  • Braun, I., Raith, M. and Ravindra Kumar, G.R. (1996). Dehydration-melting phenomena in leptynitic gneisses and the generation of leucogranites: a case study from the Kerala Khondalite Belt, southern India. Journal of Petrology 37, 1285-1305.
  • Raith, M., Karmakar, S. and Brown, M. (1997). Ultra-high-temperature metamor-phism and multistage decompressional evolution of sapphirine granulites from the Palni Hill Ranges, southern India. Journal of metamorphic Geol. 15, 379-399.
  • Geßmann, C.K., Spiering, B. and Raith, M. (1997). Experimental study of the Fe-Mg exchange between garnet and biotite: constraints on the mixing behaviour and analysis of the cation-exchange mechanisms. American Mineralogist 82, 1225-1240.
  • Raith, M., Bhattacharya, A. and Hoernes, S. (1998). A HFSE- and REE-enriched ferrodiorite suite from the Bolangir anorthosite complex, Eastern Ghats Belt, India. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth Planet. Sci.),106, 299-311.
  • Maji, A. K., Bhattacharya, A. and Raith, M. (1998). The Turkel anorthosite complex revisited. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (Earth Planet. Sci.),106, 313-125.
  • Bhattacharya, A., Raith, M., Hoernes, S. and Banerjee, D. (1998). Geochemical evolution of the massif-type anorthosite complex at Bolangir in the Eastern Ghats Belt of India. Journal of Petrology, 39, 1169-1195.
  • Devaraju, T. C., Raith M.M. & Spiering, B. (1999). Mineralogy of the Archaean barite deposit of Ghattihosahalli, Karnataka, India. Canadian Mineralogist 37, 603-617.
  • Raith, M., Srikantappa, C., Köhler, H. & Buhl, D. (1999). The Nilgiri enderbites: nature and age constraints on protolith formation, high-grade metamorphism and cooling history. Precambrian Research 98, 129-150.
  • Sengupta, P., Sen, J., Dasgupta, S., Raith, M.M., Bhui, U. & Ehl, J. (1999). Ultra-high temperature metamorphism of metapelitic granulites from Kondapalle, Eastern Ghats Belt: Implications for the Indo-Antarctic correlation. Journal of Petrology 40, 1065-1087.
  • Dasgupta, S., Sengupta, P., Sengupta, Pr., Ehl, J. & Raith, M. (1999). Petrology of gedrite-bearing rocks in mid-crustal ductile shear zones from the Eastern Ghats Belt, India. Journal of metamorphic Geology, 17, 765-778.
  • Gupta, S., Bhattacharya, A., Raith, M.M. & Nanda, J. K. (2000). Contrasting pressure-temperature-deformational history across a vestigial craton-mobile belt assembly: the western margin of the Eastern Ghats Belt at Deobhog, India. Journal of metamorphic Geology, 18, 683-697.
  • Dobmeier, C. & Raith, M.M. (2000). On the origin of ‘arrested’ charnockitization in the Chilka Lake area, Eastern Ghats Belt, India - a reappraisal. Geological Magazine, 137, 27-37
  • Krause, O., Dobmeier, C., Raith, M.M. & Mezger, K. 2001. Age of emplacement of massif-type anorthosites in the Eastern Ghats Belt, India: constraints from U-Pb zircon dating and structural studies. Precambrian Research, 109, 25-38.
  • Rickers, K., Mezger, K. & Raith, M. M. (2001). Evolution of the continental crust in the Proterozoic Eastern Ghats Belt, India and new constraints for Rodinia reconstruction: implications from Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr and Pb-Pb isotopes. Precambrian Research, 112, 183-212.
  • Rickers, K., Raith, M. M. & Dasgupta, S. (2001). Multistage reaction textures in xenolithic high-MgAl granulites at Anakapalle, Eastern Ghats Belt, India: examples of contact metamorphism and infiltration-driven metasomatism. Journal of metamorphic Geology, 19, 561-580.
  • Sengupta, P. & Raith, M.M. (2002). Garnet composition as a petrogenetic indicator: an example from a marble-calc granulite interface at Kondapalle, Eastern Ghats Belt, India. American Journal of Science, 302, 686-725.
  • Bhattacharya, S., Dobmeier, C., Sen, S.K. & Raith, M. M. (2002). On the origin of ‘arrested’ charnockitization in the Chilka Lake area, Eastern Ghats Belt, India - a reappraisal; discussion and reply. Geological Magazine, 139, 361-364.
  • Dobmeier, C. J. & Raith, M.M. (2003). Crustal architecture and evolution of the Eastern Ghats Belt, India. Yoshida, M., Windley, B.F., Dasgupta, S. (eds.). Proterozoic East Gondwana: Supercontinent Assembly and Breakup. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 206, 145-167.
  • Sengupta, P., Raith, M.M. & Datta, A. (2004). Factors controlling the stability of fluorite and titanite in a calc-granulite from the Vizianagaram area, Eastern Ghats Belt. Journal of metamorphic Geology, 22, 345-359.
  • Sengupta, P., Raith, M.M. & Levitsky, V.I. (2004). Compositional characteristics and paragenetic relations of högbomite in aluminous amphibolites from the Belomorian complex, Baltic Shield, Russia. American Mineralogist, 89, 819-831
  • Prasad, S., Bhattacharya, A., Raith, M.M. & Bhadra, S. (2005). The origin of orthopyroxene/biotite+plagioclase coronas from the Bolangir anorthosite complex (India), and implications for reconstructing P-T paths. American Mineralogist. 90, 291-303.
  • Bhowmik, S.K., Basu Sarbadhikari, A., Spiering, B. & Raith, M.M. (2005) Mesoproterozoic reworking of Palaeoproterozoic ultrahigh-temperature granulites in the Central Indian Tectonic Zone and its implications. Journal of Petrology, 46, 1085-1119.
  • Das, S., Bhattacharya, A., Raith, M.M., Bhadra, S. & Banerjee, M. (2006). Aluminous sapphirine granulites from the Eastern Ghats Belt (India): phase relations and relevance to counterclockwise P-T history. European Journal of Mineralogy, 18, 35-48.
  • Upadhyay, D., Raith, M.M., Mezger, K., Bhattacharya, A. & Kinny, P.D. (2006). Mesoproterozoic rifting and Pan-African continental collision in SEIndia: evidence from the Khariar alkaline complex. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 151, 434-456.
  • Upadhyay, D., Raith, M.M., Mezger, K. & Hammerschmidt, K. (2006). Mesoproterozoic rift-related alkaline magmatism at Elchuru, Prakasam Alkaline Province, SE India. Lithos, 89, 447-477.
  • Upadhyay, D. & Raith, M.M. (2006). Petrogenesis of the Kunavaram alkaline complex: implications for the evolution of the craton-Eastern Ghats Belt suture, SE India. Precambrian Research, 150, 73-94.
  • Upadhyay, D. & Raith, M.M. (2006). Intrusion age, geochemistry and metamorphic conditions of a quartz-monzonite intrusion at the craton-Eastern Ghats Belt suture near Jojuru, India. Gondwana Research, 10, 267-276.
  • Raith, M.M., (2006). Handbuch zur polarisationsmikroskopischen Untersuchung von Schlacken, Sintern und Verschmutzungen aus kohlegefeuerten Kraftwerkskesseln. Teil I Bestimmungsmethoden; Teil II Spezielle Mineraloptik; Teile III Schlacken und Sinter, Verschmutzungen. RWE Power AG, PKR-KV, Forschung und Entwicklung.
  • Raith, M.M., Dobmeier, C. & Mouri, H.. (2007). Origin and evolution of FeAl-granulite in the thermal aureole of the Chilka Lake anorthosite, Eastern Ghats Province, India. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, (D. Bowes Festschrift), 118, 87-100.
  • Dasgupta, S., Raith, M.M., Sarkar, S. (2008). New perspectives in the study of the Precambrian continental crust of India: An integrated sedimentologic, isotopic, tectonometamorphic and seismological appraisal. Precambrian Research, 162, 1-3.
  • Simmat, R., Raith, M.M. (2008): U–Th–Pb monazite geochronometry of the Eastern Ghats Belt, India: Timing and spatial disposition of poly-metamorphism. Precambrian Research, 162, 16-39.
  • Sengupta, P., Dasgupta, S., Dutta, N.R., Raith, M.M. (2008). Petrology across a calc-silicate – anorthosite interface from the Chilka Lake Complex, Orissa: implications for Neo-Proterozoic evolution of the Eastern Ghats Belt. Precambrian Research, 162, 40-58.
  • Raith, M.M., Rakotondrazafy, R., Sengupta, P., (2008). Petrology of corundum-spinel-sapphirine-anorthite rocks (“sakenites”) from the type locality in southern Madagascar. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 647-667.
  • Raith, M.M., Raase P., (2009). Leifaden zur Dünnschliffmikroskopie. 106 pp.
  • Upadhyay, D., Gerdes, A., Raith, M.M. (2009). Unraveling sedimentary provenance and tectonothermal history of high-temperature metapelites, using zircon and monazite chemistry: A case study from the Eastern Ghats Belt, India. Journal of Geology, 117, 665-683.
  • Raith, M.M., Srikantappa, C., Sengupta P., Kooijman E., Upadhyay D. (2010). Corundum–leucosome-bearing aluminous gneiss from Ayyarmalai, Southern Granulite Terrain, India: A textbook example of vapor phase-absent muscovite-melting in silica-undersaturated aluminous rocks. American Mineralogist, 95, 897–907.
  • Nebel, O., van Westrenen, W., Vroon, P.Z., Wille, M. , Raith, M.M. (2010). Deep mantle storage of the Earth’s missing niobium in late-stage residual melts from a magma ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 4392–4404.
  • Raith M. M., Raase P. and Reinhardt J. (2011). Guide to Thin Section Microscopy. 107 pp. e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-033606-5 (PDF). 
  • Brandt, S., Schenk, V., Raith, M.M., Appel, P., Gerdes, A., Srikantappa, C. (2011). Late Neoproterozoic P-T evolution of HP-UHT granulites from the Palni Hills (South India): new constraints from phase diagram modelling, LA-ICP-MS zircon dating and in-situ EMP monazite dating. Journal of Petrology, 52, 1813-1856.
  • Kooijman, E., Upadhyay, D., Mezger, K., Raith, M.M. and Berndt, J. (2011). Response of the U–Pb chronometer and trace elements in zircon to ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism: The Kadavur anorthosite complex, southern India. Chemical Geology, 290, 177–188.
  • Raith M. M., Raase P. und Reinhardt J. (2011). Leitfaden zur Dünnschliffmikroskopie. 125 pp. e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-036420-4 (PDF). 
  • Raith M. M., Raase P. & Reinhardt J. (2012). Guide to Thin Section Microscopy (second edition). 127 pp. e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-037671-9 (PDF). 
  • Michael M. Raith, Peter Raase & Jürgen Reinhardt (2012). Guía para la Microscopía de Minerales en Lámina Delgada (Traducción al Español, Pedro Oyhantçabal). 126 pp. e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-040623-2 (PDF)
  • Raith, M. M., Hoffbauer, R., Euler, H., Yule, P. A., Damgaard, K. (2013). The View from Ẓafār: An Archaeometric study of the Aqaba pottery complex and its distribution in the 1st Millennium CE. Zeitschrift für Orient-Archäologie, 16, 320-350.
  • Raith, M. M., Devaraju, T. C., Spiering, B. (2014). Paragenesis and chemical characteristics of the celsian-hyalophane-K-feldspar series and associated Ba-Cr micas in barite-bearing strata of the Mesoarchaean Ghattihosahalli Belt, Western Dharwar Craton, South India. Mineralogy and Petrology, 108, 153–176.
  • Brandt, S., Raith, M.M., Schenk, V., Sengupta, P., Srikantappa, C., Gerdes, A. (2014). Crustal evolution of the Southern Granulite Terrane, south India: New geochronological and geochemical data for felsic orthogneisses and granites. Precambrian Research, 246, 91-122.
  • Raith, M. M., Mahapatro S. N., Upadhyay, D., Berndt, J., Mezger, K., Nanda J.K. (2014). Age and P-T evolution of the Neoproterozoic Turkel Anorthosite Complex, Eastern Ghats Province, India. Precambrian Research, 254, 87–113.
  • Sengupta, P., Raith, M. M., Kooijman, E., Talukdar, M., Chowdhury, P., Sanyal, S., Mezger, K., Mukhopadhyay, D. (2015). Provenance, timing of sedimentation and metamorphism of metasedimentary rock suites from the Southern Granulite Terrane, India: Constraints from zircon U-Pb geochronology and its implications. R., Mazumder (Ed.). Precambrian Basins of India: Stratigraphic and Tectonic Context. Geological Society of London, Memoirs, 43, 297–308.
  • Raith, M. M., Hoffbauer, R., Spiering, B., Shinoto, M., Nakamura, N. (2016). Melting behaviour of feldspar clasts in high-fired Sue ware. Journal of European Mineralogy, 28, 385-407.
  • Raith, M. M., Brandt, S., Sengupta, P., Berndt, J., John, T., Srikantappa, C. (2016). Element mobility and behaviour of zircon during HT-metasomatism of metaferrogabbro at Ayyarmalai, South India: evidence for polyphase Neoarchaean crustal growth and multiple metamorphism in the north-eastern Madurai Province. Journal of Petrology, doi: 10.1093/petrology/egw057
  • Axelsson, E., Pape, J., Berndt, J., Corfu, F., Mezger, K., Raith, M.M. (2018). Rutile R632 – a new natural reference material for U-Pb and Zr determination. Geostandards and Analytical Research, 42, 3, 319 – 338.
  • M. Raith und M. Mross (2018). Im Spiegel der Jahreszeiten – Petrografiken & Haiku. 120 Seiten mit 50 Farbtafeln, Softcover, Selbstverlag.
  • M. Raith (2020). Im Zwischenreich – Grafiken. 171 Seiten mit 101 Farbtafeln, Hardcover, Selbstverlag.
  • M. Raith (2021). Grafiken 2021. 201 Seiten mit 143 Farbtafeln, Hardcover, Selbstverlag.
  • Raith M. M., Abdali N., Yule, P. A. (2022). Petrochemical attributes of glazed architectural elements from Middle-Elamite to Achaemenid excavation sites in Iran. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 14:182,


Leitfaden zur Dünnschliffmikroskopie / Guide to Thin Section Microscopy

  • Raith M. M., Raase P. und Reinhardt J. (2011). Leitfaden zur Dünnschliffmikroskopie. 125 pp. e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-036420-4 (PDF 22 or 64 MB ).
  • Michael M. Raith, Peter Raase & Jürgen Reinhardt (2012). Guide to Thin Section Microscopy (second edition). e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-037671-9 (PDF 18 or 50 MB).
  • Michael M. Raith, Peter Raase & Jürgen Reinhardt (2012). Guía para la Microscopía de Minerales en Lámina Delgada (Traducción al Español, Pedro Oyhantçabal). 126 pp. e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-040623-2 (PDF)
  • Raith, M. M., Raase, P. and Reinhardt, J. (2014). Guia para microscopia de minerais em lâminas delgadas (Tradução para o Português Maria do Carmo Gastal & Márcia Elisa B. Gomes). 126 pp. e-Book ISBN 978-3-00-046279-5 (PDF),

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