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Baratoux Lenka

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Téléphone / phone: +221781522070

Bureau / office : IFAN, Dakar, Senegal

Institution : IRD

Statut / status: Chercheur

Adresse professionnelle / address:

14 avenue Edouarde Belin
31400, Toulouse

Actuellement en affectation:
IFAN, Dakar, Senegal

Site perso / personal website :

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

Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic)

Central and South America (El Salvador and Peru)

Central Asia (Tajikistan)

Main/Recent publications

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

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., in press. Morphometric Analysis and Classification of the three-dimensional geometry of shatter cones. Meteoritics & Planetary Science. Doi: 10.1111/maps.12610

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

Amponsah, P.O., Salvi, S., Béziat, D., Baratoux, L., Siebenaller, L., Nude, P.M., Nyarko, R.S., Jessell, M.W., 2015. The Bepkong gold deposit, Northwestern Ghana. Ore Geology Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.06.022

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

Block, S., Jessell, M.W., Ailleres, L., Baratoux, L., Bruguier, O., Zeh, A., Bosch, D., Caby, R., Mensah, E., 2015. 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

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

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

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

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

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., 2015. Geological setting of the Wassa gold deposit, SW Ghana. Ore Geology Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.09.024

Siebenaller, L., Béziat, D., Salvi, S., Naba, S., Le Mignot, E., Baratoux, L., André-Mayer, A.S., Naré, A., Franceschi, G., 2015. The Gaoua porphyry Cu–Au deposit, SW Burkina Faso. Ore Geology Reviews. Doi : 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.10.031

Ouiya, P., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., Béziat, D., Naba, S., Baratoux, L., Naré, A., Franceschi, G., 2015. 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., 2015. 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., 2015. Shear-related gold mineralization in Northwest Ghana: The Julie deposit. Ore Geology Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.08.008

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

West African Exploration Initiative (2006-2018)

Geology Open Online Courses - West Africa

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

Mines d'Or (POLMAF network, IRD) (2015-2016) et Réseau AMEDEE (Activité Minière, Environnement, Développement Economique, Ethique)

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