Internship: Yellowstone National Park Integrated Studies
Yellowstone National Park Integrated Studies
Summary: The subsurface structure and mineralogy of Yellowstone thermal areas is not well understood. The goal of the project supported by the internship is to evaluate mineral assemblages in drill hole core collected from Yellowstone National Park using spectral methods, determine subsurface structures using electromagnetic methods, and to evaluate the distribution of rare earth elements and other trace metals associated with minerals using scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobe. Ultimately, these approaches will be integrated with water chemistry data to develop a more complete understanding of water-rock interactions in Yellowstone National Park. The intern may participate in any combination of these efforts consistent with their background and interests.