Charles R Bacon

Biography

Research Geologist with USGS in Menlo Park 1975–2014, Senior Scientist 2004–2014; geologic mapping of Quaternary volcanic fields and caldera volcanoes in California, Oregon, and Alaska; petrologic and geochemical research on volcanic rocks and magmatic processes; isotope geochemistry of magmatic systems; microbeam chemical analysis by electron and ion microprobe applied to igneous rocks and biological materials; physical volcanology of products of explosive eruptions; Co-Director, Stanford–USGS Ion Microprobe Laboratory 2008–2014 (http://shrimprg.stanford.edu); Senior Research Geologist Emeritus 2014–present.

 

Charles R. Bacon
Senior Research Geologist Emeritus

U.S. Geological Survey, Volcano Science Center, Mail Stop 910
345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
Phone (650) 329-5246; Fax (650) 329-5203; e-mail cbacon@usgs.gov

Current Research Interests  Physical volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, and eruptive histories of calderas, emphasizing detailed study of Crater Lake, Oregon, and Veniaminof and Aniakchak calderas, Alaska Peninsula.  General interest in volcanic and magmatic processes.  Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry applied to geologic and biologic materials.  Landscape evolution in interior Alaska.

Education    Stanford University, BS, Geology, 1970; University of California, Berkeley, PhD, Geology, 1975

Professional Societies    Fellow, American Geophysical Union, Mineralogical Society of America, Geological Society of America; Member, Geochemical Society, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI); President-elect, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology Section of the American Geophyscial Union, 7/02-6/04; President, 7/04-6/06.

Honors and Awards  IAVCEI quadrennial L.R. Wager Medal, 1987; AGU VGP Section N.L. Bowen Award, 1999; Crater Lake Institute Centennial Award for Excellence in Research at Crater Lake National Park, 2003; USGS Shoemaker Awards for Communication Product Excellence, 2002, 2004; US Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award, 2004; U.S. Department of the Interior Superior Service Award, 2009 (from National Park Service).

Committees and Editorial Boards  NAS/NRC Continental Scientific Drilling Committee, 1983-86; USGS Geologic Division Science Advisory Committee, 1988-89, Chair 1990-91; NSF Petrology and Geochemistry Panel, 1994-97; AGU VGP Section Nominating Committee, 1996, Chair 1998; MSA Fellows Committee, 1997-99; MSA Nominating Committee, 2007-2009; Associate Editor, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 1985-90; Associate Editor, American Mineralogist, 1989-92; Editorial Board, Geology, 1993-95; Editorial Board, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1998-2007; Board of Directors, Berkeley Geochronology Center, 2009-present.

Employment  Research and Teaching Assistantships, University of California, Berkeley, 1970-74; Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1975; Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, 1975-2004; Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology, winter term 1988; Senior Scientist (Research Geologist), U.S. Geological Survey, 2004-2014; Co-Director, USGS–Stanford Ion Microprobe Laboratory (SUMAC), October 2008-September 2014; Senior Research Geologist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, October 2014–present.

 

Publications:

Bacon, C.R., and Wright, H.M., 2017, Geologic field trip guide to Mount Mazama and Crater Lake caldera, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5022–J1, 47 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175022J1.

Ankney, M.E., Bacon, C.R., Valley, J.V., Beard, B.L., and Johnson, C.M., 2017, Oxygen and U-Th isotopes and the timescales of hydrothermal exchange and melting in granitoid wall rocks at Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta , v. 213, p. 137-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2017.04.043.

Robinson, J.E., Bacon, C.R., Major, J.J., Wright, H.M., and Vallance, J.W., 2017, Surface morphology of caldera-forming eruption deposits revealed by lidar mapping of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon—Implications for deposition and surface modification: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 342, p. 61–78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.02.012.

Bacon, C.R., 2016, Memorial to Robert Leland Smith: Geological Society of America Memorials, v. 45, p. 19–25.  Available at ftp://rock.geosociety.org/pub/Memorials/v45/Smith-RL.pdf.

Ankney, M.E., Shirey, S.B., Hart, G.L., Bacon, C.R., and Johnson, C.M., 2016, Os and U-Th isotope signatures of arc magmatism near Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 437, p. 25–34.

Dusel-Bacon, C., Bacon, C.R., O'Sullivan, P.B., and Day, W.C., 2016, Apatite fission-track evidence for regional exhumation in the subtropical Eocene, block faulting, and localized fluid flow in east-central Alaska: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences , v. 53, p. 260–280; DOI 10.1139/cjes-2015-0138.

Karlstrom, L., Wright, H.M., and Bacon, C.R., 2015, The effect of pressurized magma chamber growth on melt migration and pre-caldera vent locations through time at Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 412, p. 209–219.

Banik, T.J., Wallace, P.J., Höskuldsson, Á., Miller, C.F., Bacon, C.R., and Furbish, D.J., 2014, Magma-ice-sediment interactions and the origin of lava/hyaloclastite sequences in the Síða Formation, South Iceland: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 76, no. 1, paper 785, 19 p.

Bacon, C.R., Dusel-Bacon, C., Aleinikoff, J.N., and Slack, J.F., 2014, The Late Cretaceous Middle Fork caldera, its resurgent intrusion, and enduring landscape stability in east-central Alaska: Geosphere, v. 10, p. 1432–1455.

Bacon, C.R., Neal, C.A., Miller, T.P., McGimsey, R.G., and Nye, C.J., 2014, Postglacial eruptive history, geochemistry, and recent seismicity of Aniakchak volcano, Alaska Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1810, 74 p., dx.doi.org/10.3133/pp1810. [Link]

Ankney, M.E., Johnson, C.M., Bacon, C.R., Beard, B.L., and Jicha, B.R., 2013, Distinguishing lower and upper crustal processes in magmas erupted during the buildup to the 7.7 ka climactic eruption of Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon, using 238U-230Th disequilibria: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 166, p. 563–585.

Bacon, C.R., Vazquez, J.A., and Wooden, J.L., 2012, Peninsular terrane basement ages recorded by Paleozoic and Paleoproterozoic zircon in gabbro xenoliths and andesite from Redoubt Volcano, Alaska:Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 24–34.

Wright, H.M., Bacon, C.R., Vazquez, J.A., and Sisson, T.W., 2012, Sixty-thousand years of magmatic volatile history before the caldera-forming eruption of Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon:Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 164, p. 1027-1052.

Robinson, J.E., Bacon, C.R., and Wayne, Chris, 2012, Under trees and water at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3223. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3223/.)

Bacon, C.R., Grove, M., Vazquez, J.A., and Coble, M.A., 2012, The Stanford-U.S. Geological Survey SHRIMP ion microprobe; a tool for micro-scale chemical and isotopic analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3067, 4 p. (http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3067/).

Coombs, M.L., and Bacon, C.R., 2012, Using rocks to reveal the inner workings of magma chambers below volcanoes in Alaska's National Parks: Alaska Park Science, v. 11, issue 1, p. 27–33.

du Bray, E.A., Bacon, C.R., John, D.A., Wooden, J.L., and Mazdab, F.K., 2011, Episodic intrusion, internal differentiation, and hydrothermal alteration of the Miocene Tatoosh intrusive suite south of Mount Rainier, Washington: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 534–561.

Mandeville, C.W., Webster, J.D., Tappen, C., Taylor, B.E., Timbal, A., Sasaki, A., Hauri, E., and Bacon, C.R., 2009, Stable isotopic and petrologic evidence for open-system degassing during the climactic and pre-climactic eruptions of Mt. Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 73, p. 2978–3012, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.01.019.

Simon, J.I., Vazquez, J.A., Renne, P.R., Schmitt, A.K., Bacon, C.R., and Reid, M.R., 2009, Accessory mineral U–Th–Pb ages and 40Ar/39Ar eruption chronology, and their bearing on rhyolitic magma evolution in the Pleistocene Coso volcanic field, California: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 158, p. 421–446, doi:10.1007/s00410-009-0390-9.

Ramsey, D. W., Dartnell, P., Bacon, C. R., Robinson, J. E., and Gardner, J. V., 2003, Crater Lake revealed: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2790.

Bacon, C.R., 2008, Geologic map of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake caldera, Oregon:  U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2832, 4 sheets, scale 1:24,000, 45 p. pamphlet [http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2832/].

Takesue, R.K., Bacon, C.R., and Thompson, J.K., 2008, Influences of organic matter and calcification rate on trace elements in aragonitic estuarine bivalve shells:  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 72, p. 5431-5445.

Bacon, C.R., Sisson, T.W., and Mazdab, F.K., 2007, Young cumulate complex beneath Veniaminof caldera, Aleutian arc, dated by zircon in erupted plutonic blocks:  Geology, v. 35, p. 491-494, DOI 10.1130/G23446A.1.

Nathenson, M., Bacon, C.R., and Ramsey, D.W., 2007, Subaqueous geology and a filling model for Crater Lake, Oregon:  Hydrobiologia, v. 574, p. 13-27, DOI 10.1007/s10750-006-0343-5.

Bacon, C.R., and Lanphere, M.A., 2006, Eruptive history and geochronology of Mount Mazama and the Crater Lake region, Oregon:  Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, p. 1331-1359, DOI 10.1130/B25906.1.

Bacon, C.R., and Lowenstern, J.B., 2005, Late Pleistocene granodiorite source for recycled zircon and phenocrysts in rhyodacite lava at Crater Lake, Oregon:  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 233/3-4, p. 277-293, DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.02.012.

Weber, P.K., Bacon, C.R., Hutcheon, I.D., Ingram, B.L., and Wooden, J.L., 2005, Ion microprobe measurement of strontium isotopes in calcium carbonate with application to salmon otoliths: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 69, p. 1225-1239.

Bacon, C. R., Weber, P. K., Larsen, K. A., Reisenbichler, R., Fitzpatrick, J. A., and Wooden, J. L., 2004, Migration and rearing histories of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) determined by ion microprobe Sr isotope and Sr/Ca transects of otoliths: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 61, p. 2425-2439.

George, R., Turner, S., Hawkesworth, C., Bacon, C. R., Nye, C., Stelling, P., and Dreher, S., 2004, Chemical versus temporal controls on the evolution of tholeiitic and calc-alkaline magmas at two volcanoes in the Alaska-Aleutian arc:  Journal of Petrology, v. 45, p. 203-219.

Meibom, A., Morten, S., Wooden, J., Constanz, B. R., Dunbar, R. B., Owen, A., Grumet, N., Bacon, C. R., and Chamberlain, C. P., 2003, Monthly strontium/calcium oscillations in symbiotic coral aragonite: biological effects limiting the precision of the paleotemperature proxy:  Geophysical Research Letters, v. 30, no. 7, 10.1029/2002GL016864.

Klimasauskas, Ed, Bacon, Charles, and Alexander, Jim, 2002, Mount Mazama and Crater Lake: Growth and destruction of a Cascade volcano:  U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 092-02, 4 p.

Bacon, C. R., Gardner, J. V., Mayer, L. A., Buktenica, M. W., Dartnell, P., Ramsey, D. W., and Robinson, J. E., 2002, Morphology, volcanism, and mass wasting in Crater Lake, Oregon: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 114, p. 675-692.

Bacon, C R., 2002, Citation for Alfred T. Anderson, Jr., for the 2001 Bowen Award:  EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 83, no. 10, p. 107-108.

Klug, C., Cashman, K. V., and Bacon, C. R., 2002, Structure and physical characteristics of pumice from the climactic eruption of Mount Mazama (Crater Lake), Oregon:  Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 64, p. 486-501.

Ramsey, D.W., Robinson, J.E., Dartnell, Peter, Bacon, C.R., Gardner, J.V., Mayer, L.A., Buktenica, M.W., and Nathenson, M., 2002, Crater Lake revealed:  Using GIS to visualize and analyze the depths of Crater Lake, Oregon:  ESRI Map Book,  v. 17, p. 9.

Gardner, J.V., Dartnell, P., Hellequin, L., Bacon, C.R., Mayer, L.A., Buktenica, M.W., and Stone, J.C., 2001, Bathymetry and selected perspective views of Crater Lake, Oregon:  U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Investigations Report 01-4046, 2 sheets.

Bacon, C.R., Persing, H.M., Wooden, J.L., and Ireland, T.R., 2000, Late Pleistocene granodiorite beneath Crater Lake caldera, Oregon, dated by ion microprobe:  Geology, v. 28, p. 467-470.

Manley, C.R., and Bacon, C.R., 2000, Rhyolite themobarometry and the shallowing of the magma reservoir, Coso volcanic field, California: Journal of Petrology, v. 41, p. 149-174.

Bacon, C.R., 2000, (Acceptance of 1999 Bowen Award of the Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology Section of the American Geophysical Union):  EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 81, no. 15, p. 160 & 164.

Sisson, T.W., and Bacon, C.R., 1999, Gas-driven filter pressing in magmas: Geology, v. 27, p. 613-616.

Guffanti, M.C., Bacon, C.R., Hanks, T.C., and Scott, W.E., eds., 1999, Proceedings of the workshop on present and future directions in volcano-hazard assessments, Menlo Park, September 23-24, 1998:  U.S. Geological Open-File Report 99-339, 33 p.

Bacon, C. R., Lanphere, M.A., and Champion, D.E., 1999, Late Quaternary slip rate and seismic hazards on the west Klamath Lake fault zone near Crater Lake, Oregon:  Geology, v. 27, p. 43-46.

Bacon, C.R., Mastin, L.G., Scott, K.M., and Nathenson, Manuel, 1997, Volcano and earthquake hazards in the Crater Lake region, Oregon.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-487, 32 p, 1 plate.

Bacon, C.R., and Nathenson, Manuel, 1996, Geothermal resources in the Crater Lake area, Oregon:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-663, 34 p.

Nelson, C.H., and Bacon, C.R., 1995, Crater Lake National Park: Presently Tranquil.  U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, 2 p.

Bacon, C.R., Bruggman, P.E., Christiansen, R.L., Clynne, M.A., Donnelly-Nolan, J.M., and Hildreth, Wes, 1997, Primitive magmas at five Cascade volcanic fields:  Melts from hot, heterogeneous sub-arc mantle:  in Nixon, G.T., Johnston, A.D., and Martin, R.F., editors, Nature and Origin of Primitive Magmas at Subduction Zones:  Canadian Mineralogist, v. 35, p. 397-423.

Bacon, C.R., and Lanphere, M.A., 1996, Late Cretaceous age of the Middle Fork caldera, Eagle quadrangle, east-central Alaska:  in Moore, T.E., and Dumoulin, J.A., editors, Geologic Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2152, p. 143 147.

Lowenstern, J.B., Bacon, C.R., Calk, L.C., Hervig, R.L., and Aines, R.D., 1994, Major-element, trace-element, and volatile concentrations in silicate melt inclusions from the tuff of Pine Grove, Wah Wah Mountains, Utah:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-242, 20 p.

Bacon, C.R., Gunn, S.H., Lanphere, M.A., and Wooden, J.L., 1994, Multiple isotopic components in Quaternary volcanic rocks of the Cascade arc near Crater Lake, Oregon:  Journal of Petrology, v. 35, p. 1521-1556.

Bruggman, P.E., Bacon, C.R., Mee, J.S., Pribble, S.T., and Siems, D.F., 1993, Chemical analyses of pre-Mazama silicic volcanic rocks, inclusions, and glass separates, Crater Lake, Oregon:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 93-314, 20 p.

Nelson, C.H., Bacon, C.R., Robinson, S.W., Adam, D.P., Bradbury, J.P., Barber, J.H., Jr., Schwartz, D., and Vagenas, G., 1994, The volcanic, sedimentologic and paleolimnologic history of the Crater Lake caldera floor, Oregon:  Evidence for small caldera evolution:  Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 106, p. 684-704.

Nakada, S., Bacon, C.R., and Gartner, A.E., 1994, Origin of phenocrysts and compositional deiversity in pre-Mazama rhyodacite lavas, Crater Lake, Oregon:  Journal of Petrology, v. 35, p. 127-162.

Suzuki-Kamata, K., Kamata, H., and Bacon, C.R., 1993, Evolution of the caldera-forming eruption at Crater Lake, Oregon, indicated by component analysis of lithic fragments:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 98, p. 14,059-14,074.

Kamata, H., Suzuki-Kamata, K., and Bacon, C.R., 1993, Deformation of the Wineglass Welded Tuff and the timing of caldera collapse at Crater Lake, Oregon:  Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 56, p. 253-265.

Bacon, C.R., 1992, Partially melted granodiorite and related rocks ejected from Crater Lake caldera, Oregon:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences (Hutton Symposium on Granite and Related Rocks), v. 83, p. 27-47.  Also in Brown, P.E., and Chappell, B. W., eds., 1992, The Second Hutton Symposium on the origin of granites and related rocks:  Geological Society of America Special Paper 272, p. 27-47.

Bacon, C. R., Newman, S., and Stolper, E., 1992, Water CO2, Cl, and F in melt inclusions in phenocrysts from three Holocene eruptions, Crater Lake, Oregon:  American Mineralogist, v. 77, p. 1021-1030.

Sisson, T. W., and Bacon, C. R., 1992, Garnet—high-silica rhyolite trace element partition coefficients measured by ion microprobe:  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 56, p. 2133-2136.

La Tourette, T. Z., Burnett, D. S., and Bacon, C. R., 1991, Uranium and minor-element partitioning in Fe-Ti oxides and zircon from partially melted granodiorite, Crater Lake, Oregon:  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 55, p. 457-469.

Bacon, C. R., 1990, Crater Lake, Oregon:  in Volcanoes of North America, ed. by C. A. Wood and J. Kienle, Cambridge Univeristy Press, p. 193-195.

Bruggman, P. E., Bacon, C. R., Mee, J. S., Pribble, S. T., and Siems, D. F., 1989, Chemical analyses of volcanic rocks from monogenetic and shild volcanoes near Crater Lake, Oregon:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-562, 15 p.

Bacon, C. R., Foster, H. L., and Smith, J. G., 1990, Rhyolitic calderas of the Yukon-Tanana terrane, east central Alaska: Volcanic remnants of a mid-Cretaceous magmatic arc: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 95, p. 21,451-21,461. 

Bacon, C. R., Adami, L. H., and Lanphere, M. A., 1989, Direct evidence for the origin of low-18O silicic magmas: Quenched samples of a magma chamber's partially-fused granitoid walls:  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 96, p. 199-208.

Bacon, C. R., and Lanphere, M. A., 1990, The geologic setting of Crater Lake, Oregon:  in Crater Lake: An ecosystems study, ed. by E.T. Drake, G.L. Larson, J. Dymond, and R. Collier,  American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, San Francisco, p. 19-27.

Bacon, C. R., Lanphere, M. A., and O'Neil, J. R., 1989, Strontium and oxygen isotopes in volcanic rocks near Crater Lake, Oregon, and their bearing on arc magmatism: in Muffler, L. J. P., Weaver, C. S., and Blackwell, D. D., Geological, geophysical, and tectonic setting of the Cascade Range:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-178, p. 521-555.

Muffler, L. J. P., Bacon, C. R., Christiansen, R. L., Clynne, M. A., Donnelly-Nolan, J. M., Miller, C. D., Sherrod, D. R., and Smith, J. G., 1989, IGC field trip T312: South Cascades arc volcanism, California and southern Oregon: International Geological Congress, 54 p; also published in IAVCEI field guide, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Memoir 47, p. 183-225.

Bacon, C. R., 1989, Crystallization of accessory phases in magmas by local saturation adjacent to phenocrysts:  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 53, p. 1055-1066.

Bacon, C. R., 1990, Calc-alkaline, shoshonitic, and primitive tholeiitic lavas from monogenetic volcanoes near Crater Lake, Oregon:  Journal of Petrology, v. 31, p. 135-166.

Bacon, C. R., 1988, (Acceptance of Wager Prize):  Bulletin of Volcanology:  v. 50, p. 64-65.

Druitt, T. H., and Bacon, C. R., 1989, Petrology of the zoned calcalkaline magma chamber of Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon:  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 101, p. 245-259.

Druitt, T. H., and Bacon, C. R., 1988, Compositional zonation and cumulus processes in the Mount Mazama magma chamber, Crater Lake, Oregon:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences (Hutton Symposium on the Origin of Granite), v. 79, p. 289-297.

Bacon, C. R., Hildreth, W., and Druitt, T. H., 1987, Partition coefficients determined from phenocryst and glass analyses of the climactic ejecta of Mount Mazama, Oregon:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 87-589, 4 p.

Bacon, C. R., and Druitt, T. H., 1988, Compositional evolution of the zoned calcalkaline magma chamber of Mount Mazama, Crater Lake, Oregon:  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 98, p. 224-256.

Bacon, C. R., and Hirschmann, M. M., 1988, Mg/Mn partitioning as a test for equilibrium between coexisting Fe-Ti oxides:  American Mineralogist, v. 73, p. 57-61.

Bacon, C. R., and others, 1987, The Scientific Value of Coring the Proposed Southern Appalachian Research Drill Hole:  National Academy Press, 45 p.

Nelson, C. H., Carlson, P. R., and Bacon, C. R., 1988, The Mount Mazama climactic eruption (6900 BP) and resulting convulsive sedimentation on the continent, ocean basin, and Crater Lake caldera floor:  In Clifton, H. E., editor, Sedimentologic consequences of convulsive geologic events.  Geological Society of America Special Paper 229, p. 37-57.

Bruggman, P. E., Bacon, C. R., Aruscavage, P. J., Lerner, R. W., Schwarz, L. J., and Stewart, K. C., 1987, Chemical analyses of rocks and glass separates from Crater Lake National Park and vicinity, Oregon:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-file report, 87-57, 36 p.

Bacon, C. R., 1987, Mount Mazama and Crater Lake caldera, Oregon:  Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide, v. 1, p. 301-306.

Bacon, C. R., 1986, Magmatic inclusions in silicic and intermediate volcanic rocks:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 91, p. 6091-6112.

Druitt, T. H., and Bacon, C. R., 1986, Lithic breccia and ignimbrite erupted during the collapse of Crater Lake caldera, Oregon:  Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 29, p. 1-32.

Duffield, W. A., Bacon, C. R., and Delaney, P. T., 1986, Deformation of poorly consolidated sediment during shallow emplacement of a basalt sill, Coso Range, California:  Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 48, p. 97-107.

Bacon, C. R., 1988, Crater Lake:  U.S. Geological Survey topographic map Crater Lake National Park and Vicinity (extensive revision of original text by Howel Williams on back of map), scale 1:62,500.

Novak, S. W., and Bacon, C. R., 1986, Pliocene volcanic rocks of the Coso Range, Inyo County, California:  U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1383, 44 p.

Bacon, C. R., 1985, Implications of silicic vent patterns for the presence of large crustal magma chambers:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 90, p. 11,243-11,252.

Bacon, C. R., and Metz, J., 1984, Magmatic inclusions in rhyolites, contaminated basalts, and compositional zonation beneath the Coso volcanic field, California:  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 85, p. 346-365.

Bacon, C. R., 1983, Eruptive history of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake caldera, Cascade Range, U.S.A.:  Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 18, p.-57-115.

Dusel-Bacon, C., and Bacon, C. R., 1984, Concordant bands of augen gneiss within metasedimentary rocks in the Big Delta C-2 quadrangle, in Coonrad, W. L., and Elliot, R. L., eds., The United States Geological Survey in Alaska: Accomplishments during 1981, U.S. Geological Survey Circular 868, p. 48-50.

Muffler, L. J. P., Bacon, C. R., and Duffield, W. A., 1982, Geothermal systems of the Cascade Range:  Proceedings of Pacific Geothermal Conference 1982, Auckland, New Zealand, November 8-12, 1982, p. 337-343.

Bacon, C. R., 1982, Time-predictable bimodal volcanism in the Coso Range, California:  Geology, v. 10, p. 65-69.

Bacon, C. R., Giovannetti, D. M., Duffield, W. A., Dalrymple, G. B., and Drake, R. E., 1982, Age of the Coso Formation, Inyo County, California:  U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1527, 18 p.

Bacon, C. R., Macdonald, R., Smith, R. L., and Baedecker, P. A., 1981, Pleistocene high-silica rhyolites of the Coso volcanic field, Inyo County, California:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 86, p. 10223-10241.

Bacon, C. R., Kurasawa, H., Delevaux, M. H., Kistler, R. W., and Doe, B. R., 1984, Lead and strontium isotopic evidence for crustal interaction and compositional zonation in the source regions of Pleistocene basaltic and rhyolitic magmas of the Coso volcanic field, California:  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 85, p. 366-375.

Plouff, D. W., Isherwood, W. F., Bacon, C. R., Duffield, W. A., and Van Buren, H. M., 1980, Bulk density and magnetization measurements near the Coso Range, California:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-61, 5 p.

Bacon, C. R., 1980, Goals are set for research in Cascades:  Geotimes, v. 25, p. 16-18. (results of Cascade Conference in Menlo Park)

Duffield, W. A., and Bacon, C. R., 1981, Geologic map of the Coso volcanic field and adjacent areas, Inyo County, California:  U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-1200, scale 1:50,000.

Bacon, C. R., and Duffield, W. A., 1981, Late Cenozoic rhyolites from the Kern Plateau, southern Sierra Nevada, California:  American Journal of Science, v. 280, p. 1-34.

Duffield, W. A., Bacon, C. R., and Dalrymple, G. B., 1980, Late Cenozoic volcanism, geochronology, and structure of the Coso Range, Inyo County, California:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 85, p. 2381-2404.

Bacon, C. R., Duffield, W. A., and Nakamura, K., 1980, Distribution of Quaternary rhyolite domes of the Coso Range, California:  implications for extent of the geothermal anomaly:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 85, p. 2425-2433.

Duffield, W. A., Bacon, C. R., and Roquemore, G. R., 1979, Origin of reverse-graded bedding in air-fall pumice, Coso Range, California:  Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 5, p. 35-48.

Bacon, C. R., 1977, High temperature heat content and heat capacity of silicate glasses:  experimental determination and a model for calculation:  American Journal of Science, v. 277, p. 109-135.

Bacon, C. R., 1975, High-temperature heat capacity of silicate glasses:  Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 62 p.

Bacon, C. R., and Carmichael, I. S. E., 1973, Stages in the P-T path of ascending basalt magma:  an example from San Quintin, Baja California:  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 41, p. 1-22.