SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Robert Gallardo

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Seismic Anisotropy in the Julian Schist, San Diego CA: Robert Gallardo, B.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - P-wave velocity measurements of a Julian Schist rock sample collected in the Laguna Mountains region of East San Diego County show significant P-wave velocity anisotropy at near surface conditions. Multiple P-wave velocity measurements were taken from orthorhombic cut sample of Julian Schist using the Tico Ultrasonic Instrument with varying...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Justin Kerl

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Possible relationship of the Iron Mountain metavolcanic assemblage to the El Cajon Mtn ring complex, San Diego Country, California: Justin Kerl, B.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - The Cretaceous Santiago Peak Volcanics are exposed along the western edge of the Peninsular Ranges batholith(PRB) and are interpreted as the volcanic cover of the batholitic intrusions. Ring dikes are also a common feature in the western PRB and were first described...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Jerehme Acosta

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Petrology of the Santiago Peak Volcanics, San Diego County, California: Jerehme Acosta, B.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - The Santiago Peak Volcanics (SPV) is exposed discontinuously in a belt along the western side of the Peninsular Ranges batholith in southern and Baja California. The SPV is intruded by ~125-100 Ma intrusions of the batholith and unconformably overlain by Late Cretaceous forearc basin strata of the Rosario Group. The SPV has...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Dale Burns

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The Recent Prehistoric Geochemical Evolution of Summit Lavas From Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii: Dale Burns, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - Lavas from Kilauea Volcano display rapid geochemical and isotopic variations (e.g., 206Pb/204Pb or Nb/Y ratios) on a time scale of decades to centuries. The wall of Kilauea Caldera at Uwekahuna Bluff exposes a sequence of recent prehistoric, caldera-filling lavas (erupted mostly between AD 900-1400). Here we...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Krista Muela

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Stratigraphy and structure of the Miocene Bear Canyon Conglomerate, Imperial County SE California: Evidence for the episodic growth of the Chocolate Mountains anticlinorium: Krista Muela, B.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - Between Indian Pass and Picacho State Recreation Area crystalline basement is overlain by early Miocene (~23 Ma) volcanic rocks. These units are in turn unconformably overlain by undated alluvial sedimentary rocks of the...

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Matthew Sisk

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Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Pulverized Tejon Lookout Granite Adjacent to the San Andreas and Garlock Faults: Implications for Earthquake Physics: Matthew Sisk, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - We present new detailed analysis of pulverized Tejon Lookout granite from sections adjacent to the San Andreas and Garlock faults in southern California. The granite is pulverized in all exposures within about 100 m from both faults....

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Shawn Wright

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TIR spectroscopy of shocked Deccan basalt: Implications for Mars and Martian meteorites: Shawn Wright, Institute of Meteoritics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico - Hundreds of thousands of impact craters dominate the surfaces of the Moon, Mercury, and Mars. There exists much geomorphic and spectral evidence for basalt on those surfaces, so basaltic target rocks are most likely common. However, little work has been done on the thermal infrared (TIR)...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Elizabeth Cochran

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Imaging Fault Damage Zones with Seismic and Geodetic Data - Elizabeth Cochran, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside: During earthquakes slip is often localized on preexisting faults, but it is not well understood how the structure of crustal faults may contribute to slip localization and energetics. Growing evidence suggests that the crust along active faults suffers anomalous strain and damage during large quakes. Data collected along several faults including...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Brandon Browne

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Not-So-Simple Cinder Cone Plumbing Systems: Examples From the Sierra Nevada - Brandon Browne, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Fullerton: Cinder cones situated in continental monogenetic volcanic fields are generally thought to erupt single magma batches over short periods of time. However, field mapping efforts combined with petrologic, geochemical, and thermobarometric analysis of erupted products from two unrelated volcanic fields in California (Red Cones, 5...

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - David King

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The Cretaceous-Paleogene ("KT") Boundary In Belize and Alabama - David T. King, Jr., Department of Geology and Geography, Auburn University, Alabama: Belize - At Albion Island in northern Belize, Cretaceous-Paleogene (KT) boundary deposits, also known as the Albion formation, rest upon karsted and fractured Maastrichtian dolostones. These deposits consist of a basal impactoclastic clay layer (~ 1 to 2-m thick) and an upper carbonate-rich, coarse impactoclastic breccia layer (up to 15-m...