Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, April 2016

Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Keck Research Symposium in Geology


Short Contributions–Nevada Tectonics Project

LATE CRETACEOUS TECTONIC BURIAL AND CENOZOIC TECTONIC EXHUMATION OF THE EAST HUMBOLDT-WOOD HILLS-PEQUOP CRUSTAL SECTION, ELKO COUNTY, NEVADA
JEFFREY M. RAHL, Washington and Lee University, ALLEN J. MCGREW, The University of Dayton

GEOCHRONOLOGIC AND PETROLOGIC CONTEXT FOR DEEP CRUSTAL METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX DEVELOPMENT, EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE, NEVADA
ZOE DILLES, Pomona (Scripps) College
Research Advisor: Allen McGrew, University of Dayton

HIGH THERMAL GRADIENT IN THE UPPER PLATE OF A CORE COMPLEX, DETERMINED BY CALCITE-DOLOMITE THERMOMETRY, PEQUOP MOUNTAINS, NV
COLBY HOWLAND, Union College
Research Advisor: Matthew Manon, Union College

STRAIN PATH AND THERMAL HISTORY OF QUARTZITE IN THE DEEP CRUST OF ANDEAN-STYLE OROGENIC PLATEAUS: A CASE STUDY FROM THE WOOD HILLS, NV
SARAH JORDAN, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Jeffrey Rahl, Washington & Lee

MECHANISMS AND PATTERNS OF STRAIN RELATED TO LATE MESOZOIC TECTONIC SHORTENING ON THE INDEPENDENCE THRUST, PEQUOP MOUNTAINS, ELKO COUNTY NEVADA
JOSHUA R. LATHAM, University of Dayton
Research Advisor: Allen J. McGrew, University of Dayton

DEFORMATION MECHANISMS AND QUARTZ CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC PREFERRED ORIENTATIONS AT VARYING STRUCTURAL LEVELS IN A CRUSTAL-SCALE EXTENSIONAL MYLONITIC SHEAR ZONE, EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE, CLOVER HILL, AND WOOD HILLS, ELKO COUNTY NEVADA
LINDSEY PLUMMER, Amherst College
Research Advisors: Jeffrey M. Rahl, Washington and Lee University, Allen J. McGrew, The University of Dayton, Peter Crowley, Amherst College

NEW CONSTRAINTS ON THE TIMING, RATE, AND STYLE OF EXHUMATION OF THE WOOD HILLS AND PEQUOP MOUNTAINS, ELKO COUNTRY, NEVADA
FRANKLIN WOLFE, Washington & Lee University
Research Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Rahl, Washington & Lee University

IMPLICATIONS OF QUARTZ CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC PREFERRED ORIENTATIONS IN GRANITIC ORTHOGNEISS AND QUARTZITE IN THE CORE OF THE EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE METAMORPHIC CORE COMPLEX
GABRIEL CHEVALIER, Mount Holyoke College
Research Advisors: Michelle Markley Research Advisor & Jeffrey Rahl, Washington & Lee University

 


Short Contributions–North Slope, AK Project

SEDIMENTOLOGY, STRATIGRAPHY, AND CHEMOSTRATIGRAPHY OF THE ALBIAN-CENOMANIAN TOROK AND NANUSHUK FORMATIONS, NORTH SLOPE, ALASKA
GRANT SHIMER, Whitman College
PAUL MCCARTHY University of Alaska-Fairbanks

δ13C AND δ18O ANALYSES OF CARBONATE CONCRETIONS AND NODULES AND THE EVIDENCE FOR A CRETACEOUS GREENHOUSE
JOSEPH BENINATI, Washington and Lee University
Research Advisor: Lisa Greer, Washington & Lee University

CHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF PRODELTA TO DELTA FRONT SANDSTONES FROM THE CRETACEOUS NANUSHUK AND TOROK FORMATIONS, SLOPE MOUNTAIN, NORTH SLOPE, AK
SARAH DICKSON, Smith College
Research Advisor: Bosiljka Glumac, Smith College

FACIES MODELING AND STRATIGRAPHY OF THE UPPER NANUSHUK FORMATION AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
KEVIN GARDNER, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Grant Shimer, Whitman College

GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF THE TOROK FORMATION MUDSTONES AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
EVAN LEWIS, Franklin and Marshall College
Research Advisors: Carol de Wet & Stanley Mertzman, Franklin and Marshall College

δ13C AND δ15N ANALYSIS OF TOROK AND NANUSHUK FORMATION MUDSTONES AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
ASHLEY RATIGAN, Oberlin College
Research Advisor: Karla Hubbard, Oberlin College

PALEOCURRENT DIRECTIONS IN THE NANUSHUK FORMATION AT SLOPE MOUNTAIN, ALASKA
LAUREN WILLIAMSON, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Dr. Paul Myrow, Colorado College

 


 Short Contributions-Weddell Sea Project

PLIOCENE PALEOPRODUCTIVITY AND SEDIMENTATION AT ODP SITE 697 IN THE WEDDELL SEA, ANTARCTICA
SUZANNE O’CONNELL, Wesleyan University

 ANTARCTIC WEDDELL SEA ODP SITE 697 SEDIMENTOLOGICAL CHANGES
KATE CULLEN,Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Professor Suzanne O’Connell,Wesleyan University

UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE: BIOGENIC SILICA AS A PROXY FOR INTERGLACIAL AND GLACIAL PERIODS 3 TO 5 MILLION YEARS AGO
CINDY EUNICE FLORES, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Suzanne O’Connell, Wesleyan University

PLIOCENE DIATOM ABUNDANCE AS PROXY FOR TEMPERATURE IN WEDDELL SEA: ODP SITE 697
ELENA ROBAKIEWICZ, Oberlin College
Research Advisors: Karla Hubbard, Oberlin College & Suzanne O’Connell, Wesleyan University

 


Short Contributions— Trace Metal Mobility Project

TRACE METAL SUBSTITUTION IN AND RELEASE FROM SECONDARY IRON (OXY)HYDROXIDES
BRYN KIMBALL, Whitman College

TRACE METAL SUBSTITUTION IN AND RELEASE FROM JAROSITE
JASON ANTHONY, Whitman College
Research Advisor: Bryn Kimball, Whitman College

STABILITY OF SCHWERTMANNITE AND COBALT SUBSTITUTED SCHWERTMANNITE IN MINING ENVIRONMENTS
SAMANTHA SCHONBERGER, Beloit College
Research Advisor: James Rougvie, Beloit College

ACID MINE DRAINAGE SIMULATED LEACHING BEHAVIOR OF GOETHITE AND COBALT SUBSTITUTED GOETHITE
SHANTI PENPRASE, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Dr. Cameron Davidson, Carleton College

 


Short Contributions— Crater Lakes, Oregon Project

THE NEWBERRY CRATER LAKES, OREGON
JOHAN C. VAREKAMP, Wesleyan University, SAM CALDWELL, Amherst College
LENA CAPECE, Wesleyan University, JULIA HORNE, Colgate University, HEATHER UPIN, Smith College

GEOCHEMISTRY OF TWO CRATER LAKES IN THE NEWBERRY CALDERA
SAMUEL CALDWELL, Amherst College
Research Advisor: Anna Martini, Amherst College

CARBON DYNAMICS IN EAST LAKE, NEWBERRY VOLCANO, OR
LENA CAPECE, Wesleyan University
Research Advisor: Johan Varekamp, Wesleyan University

NEWBERRY CRATER LAKES, OREGON: PAULINA LAKE
JULIA HORNE, Colgate University
Research Advisors: Karen Harpp, Colgate University; Johan Varekamp, Wesleyan University

A STUDY OF THE GEOCHEMICAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGIC EVIDENCE FOR PREHISTROIC FLOODS FROM PAULINA LAKE, NEWBERRY VOLCANO, CENTRAL OREGON
HEATHER UPIN, Smith College
Research Advisor: Robert Newton, Smith College

 


Short Contributions— New England Holocene Climate Change Project

HOLOCENE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND HUMAN IMPACTS IN SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
WILL OUIMET, University of Connecticut & MICHAEL HREN, University of Connecticut

THE EFFECTS OF HISTORIC CHARCOAL PRODUCTION ON SOIL MORPHOLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY IN NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT
SALLY DONOVAN, Carleton College
Research Advisor: Mary Savina, Carleton College

AN ORGANIC MOLECULAR RECORD OF POST-GLACIAL CLIMATE AND FIRE OCCURRENCE IN A SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WETLAND CORE 
CHAD FAGAN, University of Connecticut
Research Advisor: Michael Hren & Will Ouimet, University of Connecticut

CHARCOAL-RICH MOUNDS IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY CT RECORD WIDESPREAD HILLSLOPE DISTURBANCE IN THE IRON CORRIDOR FROM MID 18TH TO EARLY 20TH CENTURY 
MARY IGNATIADIS, Williams College
Research Advisor: David Dethier, Williams College

STUDYING ANTHROPOCENE SEDIMENTATION BEHIND A 19TH CENTURY DAM IN WESTERN CONNECTICUT
Jia S. Kelleher, Mt. Holyoke College
Research Advisor: Al Werner, Mt. Holyoke College

THE EFFECT OF LAND USE CHANGE ON STABLE ISOTOPE (δ13C AND δ15N) COMPOSITION AND HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATIONS IN CONNECTICUT WETLANDS DURING THE HOLOCENE 
CAITLIN MCMANIMON, Union College
Research Advisor: David P. Gillikin, Union College

 


Short Contributions— Basalt Lava Flow Project

CONSTRAINING PROCESSES IN NATURAL & EXPERIMENTAL BASALTIC LAVA FLOWS
JEFF KARSON, Syracuse University
RICK HAZLETT, Pomona College

CHARACTERIZATION OF HYALOCLASTITE DERIVED FROM A BASALTIC PARENT MAGMA, LOCATED AT LEIRHNJÚKUR, NE ICELAND 
NELSON BANDY, Carleton College
Research Advisors: Cameron Davidson, Carleton College

CHARACTERIZING DEVELOPMENT OF CHANNELIZED LAVA FLOWS AT KRAFLA VOLCANO, ICELAND 
ESME FANEUFF, Pitzer College
Research Advisor: Eric Grosfils, Pomona College

INTERACTION OF BASALTIC LAVA FLOWS WITH PATTERNED GROUND: FIELD AND ANALOG STUDIES 
ARIEL HAMPTON, Colgate University
Research Advisor: Karen Harpp, Colgate University

CLASTOGENESIS AS A RESULT OF REACTIVATION OF AGGLUTINATED SPATTER 
ERIN HIGHTOWER, Colorado College
Research Advisor: Jeff Noblett, Colorado College

USING ANISOTROPY OF MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE SHEARING HISTORY OF A CHANNELIZED PAHOEHOE LAVA FLOW 
TREVOR T. MAGGART, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Karl R. Wirth, Macalester College

INFLATED SHEET FLOWS AND THE ORIGIN OF BULBOUS SQUEEZE-UPS 
GRADY D. OLSON, Macalester College
Research Advisor: Karl R. Wirth

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