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G & G research for magnetic studies and paleomagnetism


Examples of G & G research related to magnetic properties of rocks, magnetism mapping, and paleomagnetism for age dating and resolving geologic history include: (See also Gravity and other geophysical studies)

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Glen, J.M.G., Schmidt, J.M., and Morin, R., 2007,  Gravity and magnetic character of south-central Alaska:  constraints on geologic and tectonic interpretations and implications for mineral exploration, in Ridgway, K.D., Trop, J.M., Glen, J.M.G., and O’Neill, J.M., eds., Tectonic growth of a collisional contiental margin:  crustal evolution of southern Alaska:  Geological Society of America, Special Paper 431, p. 593-622.

Paleomagnetism and Magnetism Geophysics

Blakely, R.J., Hillhouse, J.W., and Morin, R.L., 2005, Ground-magnetic studies of the Amargosa Desert region, California and Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1132, 23 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1132/.

Jarboe, N.A., Coe, R.S., Renne, P.R., Glen, J.M.G., and Mankinen, E.A., 2008, Quickly-erupted volcanic sections of the Steens Basalt, Columbia River Basalt Group:  secular variation, tectonic rotation, and the Steens Mountain reversal:  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 9, no. 11, Q110-10, doi: 10.1029/2008GC002067. 

King, N.M., Hillhouse, J.W., Gromme, S., Hausbck, B.P., and Pluhar, C.J., 2007, Stratigraphy, paleomagnetism, geochemistry, and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility of the Miocene Stanislaus Group, central Sierra Nevada and Sweetwater Mountains, California and Nevada:  Geological Society of America, Geosphere, v. 3, no. 6, p. 646-666, doi: 10.1130/GES00132.1. 

Langenheim, V.E., Biehler, S., Negrini, R., Mickus, K., Miller, D.M., and Miller, R.J., 2009,  Gravity and magnetic investigations of the Mojave National Preserve and adjacent areas, California and Nevada:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1117, 28 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1117/of2009-1117.pdf.

Langenheim, V.E., Hildenbrand, T.G., Jachens, R.C., Campbell, R.H., and Yerkes, R.F., 2006, Aeromagnetic map with geology of the Los Angeles 30' x 60' quadrangle, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2950, scale 1:100,000, 17 p.,http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/2006/2950/.

Langenheim, V.E., Jachens, R.C., Matti, J.C., Hauksson, E., Morton, D.M., and Christensen, A., 2005, Geophysical evidence for wedging in the San Gorgonio Pass structural knot, southern San Andreas fault zone, southern California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, no. 11, p. 1554-1572.
Mankinen, E.A., 2008, Paleomagnetic study of late Miocene through Pleistocene igneous rocks from the southwestern USA:  results from the historic collections of the USGS Menlo Park laboratory:  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 9, no. 5, Q05017, doi.: 10/1024/2008GCo01957. 
 
Mankinen, E.A., Sweetkind, D.S., McKee, E.H., and Morin, R.L., 2005, Gravity and ground magnetic data from selected traverses in the Amargosa Desert and vicinity, Nevada and California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1444, 43 p.,http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1444/

McPhee, D.K., Chuchel, B.A., and Pellerin,  L., 2008, Audiomagnetotelluric data and  preliminary two-dimensional models from Spring, Dry  Lake, and Delamar Valleys, Nevada:  U.S. Geological  Survey Open-File Report 2008-1301, 59 p. and 44-page  appendix, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1301/.

Morin, R.L., 2006, Gravity and magentic data in the vicinity of Virgin Valley, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1042, 18 p.,http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1042/.

Ross, H.E., Blakely, R.J., and Zoback, M.D., 2006, Testing the use of aeromagnetic data for the determination of Curie depth in California: Geophysics, v. 71, no. 5, p. L51-L59.

Sherrod, B.L., Blakely, R.J., Weaver, C., Kelsey, H., Barnett, E., and Wells, R., 2005, Holocene fault scarps and shallow magnetic anomalies along the southern Whidbey Island Fault Zone near Woodinville, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1136, 36 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1136/.

Tilden, J.E., Ponce, D.A., Glen, J.M.G., and Gans, K.D., 2005, Gravity and magnetic data along a seismic refraction-reflection line in northwest Nevada and northeast California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1446, 14 p.,/http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1446/.


 

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