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Products (journal articles, reports, fact sheets) authored by current and past Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center scientists are listed annually. This is not a complete list as it doesn't contain publications that have gone through other USGS science centers. Please check project sites or the USGS Pubs Warehouse for other publications.












Adams, D.T., Nielsen, R.L., Kent, A.J.R. and Tepley, F.J., III, 2011, Origin of minor and trace element compositional diversity in anorthitic feldspar phenocrysts and melt inclusions from the Juan de Fuca Ridge: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12, Q12T11.
Available at doi: 10.1029/2011GC003778.

Allibon, James, Ovtcharova, Maria, Bussy, François, Cosca, Michael, Schaltegger, Urs, Bussien, Denise, and Lewinb, Éric, 2011, Lifetime of an ocean island volcano feeder zone: constraints from U–Pb dating on coexisting zircon and baddeleyite, and 40Ar/39Ar age determinations, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 48 (2), p. 567-592. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1139/E10-032.

Arbogast, B.F., Knepper, D.H., Langer, Jr., W.H., Cappa, J.A., Keller, J.W., Widmann, B.L., Ellefsen, K.J., Klein, T.L., Lucius, J.E., and Dersch, J.S., 2011, Development of industrial minerals in Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1368, 87 p.
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Banerjee, A., Person, M., Hofstra, A., Sweetkind, D., Cohen, D., Sabin, A., Unruh, J., Zyvoloski, G., Gable, C.W., Crossey, L., and Karlstrom, K., 2011, Deep permeable fault-controlled helium transport and limited mantle flux in two extensional geothermal systems in the Great Basin, United States: Geology, 39 (3), p. 195-198. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1130/G31557.1.

Case, B.W., Abraham, J.L., Meeker, G., Pooley, F.D., and Pinkerton, K.E., 2011, Applying definitions of "asbestos" to environmental and "low-dose" exposure Levels and health effects, particularly malignant mesothelioma: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B: Critical Reviews, 14 (1-4), p. 3-39. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1080/10937404.2011.556045.

Christiansen, William N., Hofstra, Albert H., Zohar, Pamela B., and Tousignant, Gilles, 2011, Geochemical and stable isotopic data on barren and mineralized drill core in the Devonian Popovich Formation, Screamer sector of the Betze-Post gold deposit, northern Carlin trend, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1077, 11 p.
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Cosca, Michael, Stunitz, Holger, Bourgeix, Anne-Lise, and Lee, J.P., 2011, 40Ar* loss in experimentally deformed muscovite and biotite with implications for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of naturally deformed rocks: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75 (24), p. 7759–7778.
Available at doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.10.012.

Dean, W.E., and Doner, L.A., 2011, A Holocene record of endogenic iron and manganese precipitation, isotopic composition of endogenic carbonate, and vegetation history in a lake-fen complex in northwestern Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1106, 41 p.
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Donovan, J.J., Lowers, H.A., and Rusk, B.G., 2011, Improved electron probe microanalysis of trace elements in quartz: American Mineralogist, 96 (2-3), p. 274-282. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.2138/am.2011.3631.

du Bray, E.A., and John, D.A., 2011, Petrologic, tectonic, and metallogenic evolution of the Ancestral Cascades magmatic arc, Washington, Oregon, and northern California: Geosphere, 7 (5), p. 1102-1133.
Available at doi: 10.1130/GES00669.1.

Fey, D.L., Church, S.E., Driscoll, R.L., and Adams, M.G., 2011, Multiple applications of the U.S. EPA 1312 leach procedure to mine waste from the Animas watershed, SW Colorado: Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 11 (3), p. 163-178.
Available at doi: 10.1144/1467-7873/09-245.

Gleeson, T., Marklund, L., Smith, L., and Manning, A. H., 2011, Classifying the water table at regional to continental scales: Geophysical Research Letters, 38 (5), L05401. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1029/2010GL046427.

Gleeson, T., Smith, L., Moosdorf, N., Hartmann, J., Dürr, H.H., Manning, A.H., van Beek, L.P.H., and Jellinek A.M., 2011, Mapping permeability over the surface of the Earth: Geophysical Research Letters, 38 (2), L02401. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1029/2010GL045565.

Granitto, Matthew, Bailey, E.A., Schmidt, J.M., Shew, N.B., Gamble, B.M., and Labay, K.A., 2011, Alaska Geochemical Database (AGDB)—Geochemical data for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 637, 31 p. pamphlet and database, 1 DVD. (Revised October 2012)
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Kelly, Susan, Morgan, Lisa, and McGinnis, Stephanie, 2011, Fire and brimstone continues to shape Yellowstone Lake: connecting geology and past climates with today's biodiversity: The Earth Scientist, 27 (3), p. 23-28. [CMERSC contributor]

Langer, Bill, 2011, M is for Millstone: Aggregates Manager, 16 (1), p. 44.
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Langer, Bill, 2011, O is for Obsidian: Aggregates Manager, 16 (2), p. 44.
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Langer, Bill, 2011, N is for Non-metallic: Aggregates Manager, 16 (3), p. 64.
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Langer, Bill, 2011, P is for Pit: Aggregates Manager, 16 (4), p. 36.
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Langer, Bill, 2011, Q is for Quartz: Aggregates Manager, 16 (5), p. 36.
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Langer, Bill, 2011, R is for Rocksicle: Aggregates Manager, 16 (6), p. 132.
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Langer, Bill, 2011, S is for Sunset Crater: Aggregates Manager, 16 (7), p. 132.
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Langer, Bill, 2011, T is for Taconite: Aggregates Manager, 16 (8).
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Langer, Bill, 2011, U is for Undergrounder: Aggregates Manager, 16 (9).
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Langer, Bill, 2011, V is for Verde Antique: Aggregates Manager, 16 (10).
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Langer, Bill, 2011, W is for Weathered Rock: Aggregates Manager, 16 (11).
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Langer, Bill, 2011, And Last Comes XYZ: Aggregates Manager, 16 (12), p. 52.
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Langer, W.H., 2011, Aggregate resource availability in the conterminous United States, including suggestions for addressing shortages, quality, and environmental concerns: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1119, 87 p.
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Langer, W.H., Van Gosen, B.S., Arbogast, Belinda, and Lindsey, D.A., 2011, Data report for the geologic and scenic quality evaluation of selected sand and gravel sites on the Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1302, 158 p.
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Langer, W.H., Van Gosen, B.S., Meeker, G.P., Adams, D.T., and Hoefen, T.M., 2011, The dispersion of fibrous amphiboles by glacial processes in the area surrounding Libby, Montana, USA: Environmental Earth Sciences, 64 (1), p. 157-168.
Available at doi: 10.1007/s12665-010-0832-8.

Lund, Karen, Tysdal, R.G., Evans, K.V., Kunk, M.J., and Pillers, R.M., 2011, Structural controls and evolution of gold-, silver-, and REE-bearing copper-cobalt ore deposits, Blackbird district, east-central Idaho: Epigenetic origins: Economic Geology, 106 (4), p. 585-618.
Available at doi: 10.2113/econgeo.106.4.585.

Mair, J.L., Farmer, G.L., Groves, D.I., Hart, C.J.R., and Goldfarb, R.J., 2011, Petrogenesis of postcollisional magmatism at Scheelite Dome, Yukon, Canada: Evidence for a lithospheric mantle source for magmas associated with intrusion-related gold systems: Economic Geology, 106 (3), p. 451-480. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.2113/econgeo.106.3.451.

Manning, A.H., Verplanck, P.L., Mast, M.A., Marsik, Joseph, and McCleskey, R.B., 2011, Spring runoff water-chemistry data from the Standard Mine and Elk Creek, Gunnison County, Colorado, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1159, 20 p.
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Marsh, E.E. and Anderson, E.D., 2011, Ni-Co laterite deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1259, 9 p.
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McLaughlin, P.I., Emerson, Norlene, Witzke, Brian, Sell, Bryan, and Emsbo, Poul, 2011, Distal signatures of Late Ordovician oceanic anoxia—New data from a classic epeiric ramp transect, in Miller, J.D., Hudak, G.J., Wittkop, C., and McLaughlin, P.I., eds., Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America: Geological Society of America Field Guide 24, p. 259-284. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1130/2011.0024(12).

Niroomand, Shojaeddin, Goldfarb, R.J., Moore, Farid, Mohajjel, Mohammad, and Marsh, E.E., 2011, The Kharapeh orogenic gold deposit: geological, structural, and geochemical controls on epizonal ore formation in West Azerbaijan Province, Northwestern Iran: Mineralium Deposita, 46 (4), p. 409-428. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1007/s00126-011-0335-x.

Pfaff, Katharina, Koenig, Alan, Wenzel, Thomas, Ridley, Ian, Hildebrandt, L.H., Leach, D.L., and Markl, Gregor, 2011, Trace and minor element variations and sulfur isotopes in crystalline and colloform ZnS: Incorporation mechanisms and implications for their genesis: Chemical Geology, 286 (3-4), p. 118-134. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.04.018 .

Pierce, K.L., and Morgan, L.A., 2011, Reply to the comment on the paper "Is the track of the Yellowstone hotspot driven by a deep mantle plume?—Review of volcanism, faulting, and uplift in light of new data": Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 202 (3-4), p. 262-263. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2011.01.005.

Putirka, Keith, Ryerson, F.J., Perfit, Michael, and Ridley, W.I., 2011, Mineralogy and composition of the oceanic mantle: Journal of Petrology, 52 (2), p. 279-313. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1093/petrology/egq080.

Reeves, E.P., Seewald, J.S., Saccocia, Peter, Bach, Wolfgang, Craddock, P.R., Shanks, W.C., Sylva, S.P., Walsh, Emily, Pichler, Thomas, and Rosner, Martin, 2011, Geochemistry of hydrothermal fluids from the PACMANUS, Northeast Pual and Vienna Woods hydrothermal fields, Manus Basin, Papua New Guinea: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75 (4), p. 1088-1123. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.11.008.

Reimann, Clemens, Smith, D.B., Woodruff, L.G., and Flem, Belinda, 2011, Pb-concentrations and Pb-isotope ratios in soils collected along an east-west transect across the United States: Applied Geochemistry, 26 ( 9-10), p. 1623-1631. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.04.018.

Rusk, Brian, Koenig, Alan, and Lowers, Heather, 2011, Visualizing trace element distribution in quartz using cathodoluminescence, electron microprobe, and laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: American Mineralogist, 96: p. 703-708. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.2138/am.2011.3701.

Schlup, Micha, Steck, Albrecht, Carter, Andrew, Cosca, Michael, Epard, Jean-Luc, and Hunziker, Johannes, 2011, Exhumation history of the NW Indian Himalaya revealed by fission track and 40Ar/39Ar ages: Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 40 (1), p. 334-350. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2010.06.008.

Schmidt, T.S., Clements, W.H., Zuellig, R.E., Mitchell, K.A., Church, S.E., Wanty, R.B., San Juan, C.A., Adams, Monique, and Lamothe, P.J., 2011, Critical tissue residue approach linking accumulated metals in aquatic insects to population and community-level effects: Environmental Science and Technolology, 45 (16), p. 7004-7010. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1021/es200215s.

Schmitt, A.K., Perfit, M.R., Rubin, K.H., Stockli, D.F., Smith, M.C., Cotsonika, L.A., Zellmer, G.F., Ridley, W.I., and Lover, O.M., 2011, Rapid cooling rates at an active mid-ocean ridge from zircon thermochronology: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302 (3-4), p. 349-358. [CMERSC contributor]
Available at doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.12.022.

Shawe, D.R., 2011, Uranium-vanadium deposits of the Slick Rock district, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 576-F, 80 p., 20 plates.
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Smith, D.B., Garrett, R.G., Closs, G., Ellefsen, K.J., Kilburn, J.E., Horton, J.D. and Smith, S.M., 2011, Geochemical Mapping of the Denver, Colorado (USA) Urban Area: A Comparison of Studies in 1972 and 2005, in Mapping the Chemical Environment of Urban Areas, Johnson, C.C., Demetriades, A., Locutura, J., and Ottesen R.T., eds., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, p. 521-546.
Available at doi: 10.1002/9780470670071.ch30.

Sweetkind, D.S., Rytuba, J.J., Langenheim, V.E., and Fleck, R.J., 2011, Geology and geochemistry of volcanic centers within the eastern half of the Sonoma volcanic field, northern San Francisco Bay region, California: Geosphere, 7 (3), p. 629-657.
Available at doi: 10.1130/GES00625.1.

Van Gosen, B.S., and Clinkenbeard, J.P., 2011, Reported historic asbestos mines, historic asbestos prospects, and other natural occurrences of asbestos in California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1188, 22 p., 1 pl.
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Verplanck, P.L., and Van Gosen, B.S., 2011, Carbonatite and alkaline intrusion-related rare earth element deposits—A deposit model: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1256, 6 p.
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Yager, T.J.B., Smith, D.B., and Crock, J.G., 2011, Biosolids, crop, and groundwater data for a biosolids-Application area near Deer Trail, Colorado, 2007 and 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 589, 53 p. [CMERSC contributor]
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