SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Krishangi Groover

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Mineralogy of the Stewart Mine LCT Pegmatite, Pala, California Krishangi Groover B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. David Kimbrough -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Pegmatites of the famous Pala District in the Peninsular Ranges batholith are intruded as a subparallel swarm that dips gently to the west. The Stewart pegmatite mine is the thickest dike in the swarm ranging...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Erik Haaker

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Moving Towards a More Complete late Holocene Chronology of Ancient Lake Cahuilla Erik Haaker B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Thomas Rockwell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT The Salton Trough is a tectonically active basin that formed by the northward propagation of the Gulf of California, and is associated with transtensional motion on the southern San Andreas Fault...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis Defense - Sara Kowalke

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Investigating the 2010 Moro Gulf deep earthquake sequence using the continuous back-projection technique Sara Kowalke B.S. Candidate Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University Advisors Dr. Shou Ma, Dr. Eric Kiser and Miaki Ishii, Harvard University -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABSTRACT Deep earthquakes make up approximately one-quarter of all earthquakes, yet current understanding of mechanisms for deep (300-700...

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...