Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center

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Year Published: 2020

Apatite trace element geochemistry and cathodoluminescent textures—Acomparison between regional magmatism and the Pea Ridge IOA-REE andBoss IOCG deposits, southeastern Missouri iron metallogenic province, USA

The southeast Missouri iron metallogenic province contains a remarkable wealth of historically important Fe, Cu, Au, and rare earth element (REE) deposits including the Pea Ridge iron oxide-apatite-rare earth element (IOA-REE) deposit and the Boss iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposit. These deposits are coeval with silicic and intermediate...

Mercer, Celestine N.; Watts, Kathryn E.; Gross, Juliane

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Porphyry copper potential of the U.S. Southern Basin and Range using ASTER data integrated with geochemical and geologic datasets to assess potential near-surface deposits in well-explored permissive tracts

ArcGIS was used to spatially assess and rank potential porphyry copper deposits using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data together with geochemical and geologic datasets in order to estimate undiscovered deposits in the southern Basin and Range Province in the southwestern United States. The assessment was...

Mars, John C.; Robinson,, Gilpin R.; Hammarstrom, Jane M.; Zürcher, Lukas; Whitney, Helen A.; Solano, Federico; Gettings, Mark E.; Ludington, Stephen

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Year Published: 2019

Holocene sedimentary architecture and paleoclimate variability at Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake occupies an internally drained basin on the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada, and it is sensitive to climatic changes affecting precipitation in the mountains (largely delivered in the form of snowpack). Efforts to recover cores from the lake have been impeded by coarse tephra erupted from the Mono Craters, and by disruption of the...

Zimmerman, Susan H; Hemming, Sidney R.; Starratt, Scott W.

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Depth to bedrock based on modeling of gravity data of the eastern part of Edwards Air Force Base, California

We describe a gravity survey acquired to determine the thickness of basin-fill deposits (depth to bedrock) and to delineate geologic structures that might influence groundwater flow beneath the eastern part of Edwards Air Force Base, California. Inversion of these gravity data combined with geologic map and well information provides an estimate of...

Langenheim, Victoria; Morita, Andrew; Christensen, Allen H.; Cromwell, Geoffrey; Ely, Christopher
Langenheim, V.E., Morita, A., Christensen, A.H., Cromwell, G., and Ely, C., 2019, Depth to bedrock based on modeling of gravity data of the eastern part of Edwards Air Force Base, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1128, 12 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191128.

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High-resolution and accurate topography reconstruction of Mount Etna from Pleiades satellite data

The areas characterized by dynamic and rapid morphological changes need accurate topography information with frequent updates, especially if these are populated and involve infrastructures. This is particularly true in active volcanic areas such as Mount (Mt.) Etna, located in the northeastern portion of Sicily, Italy. The Mt. Etna volcano is...

Palaseanu-Lovejoy, Monica; Bisson, Marina; Spinetti, Claudia; Buongiorno, Maria Fabrizia; Alexandrov, Oleg; Cecere, Thomas

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Neotectonic and paleoseismic analysis of the northwest extent of Holocene surface deformation along the Meers Fault, Oklahoma

TheMeers fault (Oklahoma) is one of fewseismogenic structures with evidence for Holocene surface rupture in the stable continental region of North America. The 37-kilometer-long southeast section of the full 54-kilometer-long Meers fault is interpreted to be Holocene active. The 17-kilometer-long northwest section is considered Quaternary active,...

Hornsby, Kristofer T.; Streig, Ashley R.; Bennett, S.; Chang, Jefferson C.; Mahan, Shannon A.

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The Bouse Formation: A controversial Neogene archive of the evolving Colorado River: A scientific drilling workshop report (Feb. 28-March 3, 2019-Bluewater Resort, Parker, Arizona, USA

Neogene deposits of the lower Colorado River valley, especially the Miocene(?) and early Pliocene Bouse Formation, have been the focus of intense debate regarding the early paleoenvironmental history of this important continental-scale river system in southwestern North America and its integration with the proto-Gulf of California. Fine-grained...

Cohen, Andrew S.; Cassidy, Colleen; Crow, Ryan S.; Bright, Jordon; Crossey, Laura; Dorsey, Rebecca; Gootee, Brian F.; House, Kyle; Howard, Keith A.; Karlstrom, Karl; Pearthree, Philip

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Geologic map of the Blythe 7.5' quadrangle, La Paz County, Arizona and Riverside County, California

The geologic map of the Blythe 7.5' quadrangle spans about 60 percent of the width of the Holocene floodplain and valley floor of the lower Colorado River and the adjacent lower piedmont on the east side of the Colorado River Valley. This map depicts a composite geologic record of the river’s response to the transition from a natural flow regime...

Block, Debra; Gootee, Brian F.; House, Kyle; Pearthree, Philip A

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Using stream-side groundwater discharge for geochemical exploration in mountainous terrain

Groundwater chemistry has been predominantly used in geochemical exploration studies to identify mineralized targets concealed under transported cover in areas with gentle topography. Another potentially valuable ap-plication that has received little attention is using groundwater chemistry to identify deposits concealed within mountain ridges. A...

Manning, Andrew H.; Morrison, Jean M.; Wanty, Richard; Mills, Christopher T.

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Geologic field photograph map of the Grand Canyon region, 1967–2010

The Grand Canyon geologic field photograph collection contains 1,211 geotagged photographs collected during 43 years of geologic mapping from 1967 to 2010. The photographs document some key geologic features, structures, and rock unit relations that were used to compile nine geologic maps of the Grand Canyon region published at 1:100,000 scale,...

Billingsley, George H.; Goodwin, Gregory; Nagorsen, Sarah E.; Erdman, Monica E.; Sherba, Jason T.
Billingsley, G.H., Goodwin, G., Nagorsen, S.E., Erdman, M.E., and Sherba, J.T., 2019, Geologic field photograph map of the Grand Canyon region, 1967–2010: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 189, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip189.

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Three-dimensional geologic map of the southern Carson Sink, Nevada, including the Fallon FORGE area

The three-dimensional (3–D) geologic map characterizes the subsurface in the southern Carson Sink region. We created the 3–D map by integrating the results from seismic-reflection, potential-field-geophysical, and lithologic well-logging inves­tigations completed in and around the Fallon FORGE site as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Frontier...

Siler, Drew L.; James E. Faulds; Glen, Jonathan M.G.; Nicholas H. Hinz; Witter, Jeffrey B.; Kelly Blake; John Queen; Mark Fortuna
Siler, D.L., Faulds, J.E., Glen, J.M.G., Hinz, N.H., Witter, J.B., Blake, K., Queen, J., and Fortuna, M., 2019, Three-dimensional geologic map of the southern Carson Sink, Nevada, including the Fallon FORGE area: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3437, pamphlet 22 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3437.

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A new set of basaltic tephras from southeastern Alaska represent key stratigraphic markers for the late Pleistocene

An 8-cm-thick black basaltic tephra with nine discrete normally graded beds is present in cores from a lake on Baker Island in southeastern Alaska. The estimated age of the tephra is 13,492 ± 237 cal yr BP. Although similar in age to the MEd tephra from the adjacent Mt. Edgecumbe Volcanic Field, this tephra is geochemically distinct. Black...

Wilcox, Paul S.; Addison, Jason A.; Fowell, Sarah J.; Baichtal, James F.; Severin, Ken; Mann, Daniel H.