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Baratoux Lenka

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Téléphone / phone: 0561334699

Bureau / office : S002

Institution : IRD

Statut / status: Chercheur

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14 avenue Edouard Belin
31400, Toulouse

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2012-          Chargée de Recherche at IRD (Toulouse and Senegal)

2007-2011 - Post-doc and ATER at IRD, GET, UPS (Toulouse)

2004-2006 - Czech Geological Survey (Prague)

2000-2004 - PhD thesis at University Claude Bernard Lyon I and University Charles, Prague


Structural Geology, Microstructures, Tectonics, Geodynamics

Magmatic and metamorphic petrology, Geochemistry


Geographic areas

West Africa

South America (Guiana Shield)

Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic)

Central and South America (El Salvador and Peru)

Central Asia (Tajikistan)

Main/Recent publications

Kone, J., Vanderhaeghe, O., Diatta, F., Baratoux, L., Thebaud, N., Bruguier, O., Ndiaye, O., Duchene, S., Pitra, P., Ganne, J., 2020. Source and deposition age of the Dialé-Daléma metasedimentary series (Kédougou-Kéniéba Inlier, Senegal) constrained by U–Pb geochronology on detrital zircon grains. Journal of African Earth Sciences 165.

Labou, I., Benoit, M., Baratoux, L., Grégoire, M., Ndiaye, P.M., Thébaud, N., Béziat, D., Debat, P., 2020. Petrological and geochemical study of Birimian ultramafic rocks within the West African Craton: Insights from Mako (Senegal) and Loraboué (Burkina Faso) lherzolite/harzburgite/wehrlite associations. Journal of African Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103677.

Diallo, M., Baratoux, L., Dufréchou, G., Jessell, M.W., Vanderhaeghe, O., Ly, S., Baratoux, D., 2020. Structure of the Paleoproterozoic Kédougou-Kéniéba Inlier (Senegal-Mali) deduced from gravity and aeromagnetic data. Journal of African Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2019.103732.

McFarlane, H., Thébaud, N., Parra-Avila, L.A., Armit, R., Spencer, C., Ganne, J., Aillères, L., Baratoux, L., Betts, P.G., Jessell, M.W., 2019. Onset of the supercontinent cycle: evidence for multiple oceanic arc accretion events in the Paleoproterozoic Sefwi Greenstone Belt of the West African Craton. Precambrian Research, doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105450

Parra-Avila, L.A., Baratoux, L., Eglinger, A., Fiorentini, M.L., Block, S., 2019. The Eburnean magmatic evolution across the Baoulé-Mossi domain: Geodynamic implications for the West African Craton. Precambrian Research. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2019.105392

McFarlane, H.B., Ailleres, L., Betts, P., Ganne, J., Baratoux, L., Jessell, M.W., Block, S., 2019. Episodic collisional orogenesis and lower crust exhumation during the Palaeoproterozoic Eburnean Orogeny: Evidence from the Sefwi Greenstone Belt, West African Craton. Precambrian Research. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2019.02.012

Baratoux, L., Söderlund, U., Ernst, R.E., de Roever, E., Jessell, M.W., Kamo, S., Naba, S., Perrouty, S., Metelka, V., Yatte, D., Grenholm, M., Diallo, D.P., Ndiaye, P.M., Dioh, E., Cournède, C., Benoit, M., Baratoux, D., Youbi, N., Rousse, S., Bendaoud, A., 2019. New U-Pb baddeleyite ages of mafic dyke swarms of the West African and Amazonian Cratons: implication for their configuration in supercontinents through time. In:  Srivastava, R.K., Ernst, R.E., Peng, P. (eds.) Dyke Swarms of the World – A Modern Perspective. Springer book volume. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-1666-1_7

Fall, M., Baratoux, D., Ndiaye, P.M., Jessell, M., Baratoux, L., 2018. Multi-scale distribution of Potassium. Thorium and Uranium in Paleoproterozoic granites from eastern Senegal. Journal of African Earth Sciences. Doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2018.03.026.

Baratoux, L., Jessell, M., Bamba, O., Baratoux, D., Siebenaller, L., Itard, Y. 2018. Politiques publiques en géosciences en Afrique de l’Ouest. L’état rehabilité en Afrique : Réinventer les politiques publiques à l’ère néolibérale. Eds. E. Grégoire, J.F. Kobiané, M.F. Lange. Editions Karthala. 356 pp.

Jessell, M., Baratoux, D., Siebenaller, L., Hein, K., Maduekwe, A., Ouedraogo, F.M., Baratoux, L., Diagne, M., Cucuzza, J., Seymon, A., Sow, E.H., 2017. New models for geoscience higher education in West Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.12.011 

Le Pape, F., Jones, A.G., Jessell, M.W., Perrouty, S., Gallardo, L.A., Baratoux, L., Hogg, C., Siebenaller, L., Touré, A., Ouiya, P., Boren G., 2017. Crustal structure of southern Burkina Faso inferred from magnetotelluric, gravity and magnetic data. Precambrian Research. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.08.013

Parra-Avila, L.A., Kemp, A.I.S., Fiorentini, M.L., Belousova, E., Baratoux, L., Block, S., Jessell, M.W., Bruguier, O., Begg, G.C., Miller, J., Davis, J., McCuaig, T.C., 2017. The geochronological evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Baoulé-Mossi domain of the Southern West African Craton. Precambrian Research. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.07.036

Metelka, V., Baratoux, L., Jessell, M.W., Barth, A., Ježek, J., Naba, S., 2017. Automated regolith landform mapping using airborne geophysics and remote sensing data, Burkina Faso, West Africa. Remote Sensing of Environnement. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.004

Amponsah, P.O., Salvi, S., Béziat, D., Baratoux, L., Siebenaller, L., Jessell, M.W., Nude, P.M., Gyawu, E.A., 2016. Multistage gold mineralization in the Wa-Lawra greenstone belt, NW Ghana: The Bepkong deposit. Journal of African Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2016.05.005.

Block, S., Baratoux, L., Zeh, A., Laurent, O., Bruguier, O., Jessell, M., Aillères, L., Sagna, R., Parra-Avila, L., Bosch, D., 2016. Paleoproterozoic juvenile crust formation and stabilisation in the south-eastern West African Craton (Ghana); New insights from U-Pb-Hf zircon data and geochemistry. Precambrian Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.10.011

Baratoux D., Bouley, S., Reymold, U., Baratoux, L., 2016. Morphometric Analysis and Classification of the three-dimensional geometry of shatter cones. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. Doi: 10.1111/maps.12610

Amponsah, P.O., Salvi, S., Béziat, D., Baratoux, L., Siebenaller, L., Nude, P.M., Nyarko, R.S., Jessell, M.W., 2016. The Bepkong gold deposit, Northwestern Ghana. Ore Geology Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.06.022

Block, S., Jessell, M.W., Ailleres, L., Baratoux, L., Bruguier, O., Zeh, A., Bosch, D., Caby, R., Mensah, E., 2016. Lower crust exhumation during Paleoproterozoic (Eburnean) orogeny, NW Ghana, West African Craton: interplay of coeval contractional deformation and extensional gravitational collapse. Precambrian Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.10.014

Perrouty, S. Jessell, M.W., Bourassa, Y., Miller, J., Apau, D., Parra-Avila, L.A., Le Mignot, E., Velásquez, G., Ganne, J., Siebenaller, L., Baratoux, L., Aillères, L., André-Mayer, A.S., Béziat, D., Salvi, S., 2016. Geological setting of the Wassa gold deposit, SW Ghana. Ore Geology Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.09.024

Ouiya, P., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., Béziat, D., Naba, S., Baratoux, L., Naré, A., Franceschi, G., 2016. The Nassara gold prospect, Gaoua District, southwestern Burkina Faso. Ore Geology Reviews. Doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.11.026

Woodman, K., Baratoux, L., Somda, A., Siebenaller, L., 2016. The Youga gold deposit, Burkina Faso. Ore Geology Reviews. Doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.11.015

Salvi, S., Amponsah, P.O., Siebenaller, L., Béziat, D., Baratoux, L., Jessell, M.W., 2016. Shear-related gold mineralization in Northwest Ghana: The Julie deposit. Ore Geology Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.08.008

Baratoux, L., Metelka, V., Naba, S., Ouiya, P., Siebenaller, L., Jessell, M.W., Naré, A., Salvi, S., Béziat, D., Franceschi, G., 2015. Tectonic evolution of the Gaoua region, Burkina Faso: implications for mineralization. Journal of African Earth Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.10.004

Parra-Avila, L.A., Belousova, E., Fiorentini, M., Baratoux, L., Davis, J., Miller, J., McCuaig, T.C., 2015. Crustal evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Birimian terranes of the Baoulé-Mossi domain, southern West African Craton: U–Pb and Hf-isotope studies of detrital zircons. Precambrian Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2015.09.005

Block, S., Ganne, J., Baratoux, L., Zeh, A., Parra-Avila, L.A, Jessell, M.W., Ailleres, L., Siebenaller, L., 2015. Petrological and geochronological constraints on lower crust exhumation during Paleoproterozoic (Eburnean) orogeny, NW Ghana, West African Craton. Journal of Metamorphic Geology. doi:10.1111/jmg.12129

Metelka, V., Baratoux, L., Jessell, M.W., Naba, S., 2015. Visible and infrared properties of unaltered to weathered rocks from Precambrian granite-greenstone terrains of the West African Craton. Journal of African Earth Sciences. doi:10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.10.003

Amponsah, P.O., Salvi, S., Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Baratoux, L., Jessell, M.W., 2015. Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013

Perrouty, S. Jessell, M.W., Bourassa, Y., Miller, J., Apau, D., Siebenaller, L., Velásquez, G., Baratoux, L., Aillères, L., Béziat, D., Salvi, S., 2015. The Wassa deposit: A poly-deformed orogenic gold system in southwest Ghana – Implications for regional exploration. Journal of African Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.03.003

Jessell,M.W., Santoul, J., Baratoux, L., Youbi, N., Ernst, R.E., Metelka, V., Miller, J., Perrouty, S., 2015. An updated map of West African mafic dykes. Journal of African Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.01.007

Jessell, M.W., Amponsah, P., Baratoux, L., Asiedu, D. Ganne, J., 2012. Crustal-scale transcurrent shearing in the Paleoproterozoic Sefwi-Sunyani-Comoé region, West Africa.Precambrian Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2012.04.015

Perrouty, S., Aillères, L., Jessell, M.W., Baratoux, L., Bourassa, Y., Crawford B., 2012. Revised Eburnean geodynamic evolution of the gold-rich southern Ashanti Belt, Ghana, with new field and geophysical evidence of pre-Tarkwaian deformations.Precambrian Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2012.01.003

Ganne, J., De Andrade, J., Weinberg, R.F. Vidal, O., Dubacq, B., Kagambèga, N., Naba, S., Baratoux, L., Jessell M.W., Allibon J., 2012. Modern-style plate subduction preserved in the Palaeoproterozoic West African craton.Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1321

Baratoux, L. Metelka, V., Naba, S., Jessell, M.W., Gregoire, M., Ganne, J., 2011. Juvenile Paleoproterozoic crust evolution during the Eburnean orogeny(∼2.2–2.0 Ga), western Burkina Faso.Precambrian Research, 191, 18-45. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2011.08.010

Metelka, V., Baratoux, L., Naba, S., Jessell, M.W., 2011. A geophysically constrained litho-structural analysis of the Eburnean greenstonebelts and associated granitoid domains, Burkina Faso, West Africa.Precambrian Research, 190, 48-69. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2011.08.002

Baratoux, L., Lexa, O., Cosgrove, J.W., Schulmann, K., 2005. The quantitative link between fold geometry, mineral fabric and mechanical anisotropy: as exemplified by the deformation of amphibolites across a regional metamorphic gradient.Journal of Structural Geology, 27, 707-730. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2005.01.001,

Baratoux, L., Schulmann, K., Ulrich, S., Lexa, O., 2005. Microstructures, deformation mechanisms, and rheology of metagabbros deformed in different thermal gradients.Special Publication of the Geological Society London, 243, 97-125. DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2005.00601.x

Lexa, O., Štípská, P., Schulmann, K., Baratoux, L., and Kröner, A. 2005. Contrasting textural record of two distinct metamorphic events of similar P-T conditions and different durations, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 23 (8), 649-666. DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2005.00601.x

LMI MINERWA (2019-...)

West African Exploration Initiative (2006-2018)

South American Exploration Initiative (2019-2022)

Technologies Géophysiques et Géochimiques pour l’Exploration Minière (2015-2017)

Réseau AMEDEE (Activité Minière, Environnement, Développement Economique, Ethique)

Geology Open Online Courses - West Africa

Mines d'Or (POLMAF network, IRD) (2015-2016)

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