SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Robert Donohue

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Whole Rock Geochemistry of the Peñasquitos Formation, San Diego County California Robert Donohue B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. David Kimbrough -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The Late Jurassic Peñasquitos Formation is a newly recognized formation in San Diego County distinct from the Cretaceous Santiago Peak Volcanics. The Peñasquitos Formation consists of low...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Emily Allen

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Ocean acidification during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum at Contessa Road, Italy: Insights from weight percent carbonate content Emily Allen B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Stephen Schellenberg -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM; ~55 Ma) is defined as a period of time during which thousands of petagrams of carbon were...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Jamie Purcell

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Physical and Chemical Properties of the Winterhaven Metavolcanic Member: Implications for Igneous Petrogenesis Jamie Purcell B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisor Dr. Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Lying in southeastern California between Indian Pass and Picacho State Recreation Area is the ~440 m thick, Jurassic Winterhaven Formation. This unit has been...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Jason Parizek

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A comparison of the Toorongo weathering profile, south Australia, and weathered regolith at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve: Comparing weathering intensity factors derived from non-central principal component analysis Jason Parizek B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Compositional data derived from Cretaceous granodiorite at...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Taylor Carrasco

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Geometry and Morphology of Cracks in Saprock: Implications for Ground Shaking Taylor Carrasco B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Gary Girty -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Lying between the Elsinore and San Jacinto faults is a band of precariously balanced rocks first identified by J. Brune and colleagues. Peak accelerations during ground shaking events on the San...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Larry Buchanan

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Geology of the San Cristobal Deposit Dr. Buchanan earned his PhD in Economic Geology in 1979 and taught university level geology for several years before the romance of prospecting drew him back to the field. After several notable gold and silver discoveries, he capped his career in 2006 by winning the coveted Thayer Lindsley Award for the San Cristobal silver discovery. Larry will talk about that Discovery. He will also describe the transformation of the village and living conditions...