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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Effect of halite and calcite coatings on thermal infrared spectra wih implications for Mars exploration, Jeffrey A. Berger

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A TEM study of crystalline silicates in the matrices of MET 00426 and QUE 99177 CR3.0 chondrites: Constraints on the formation mechanisms of dust in the solar nebula, Chelsea Brunner

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Soil geomorphology of the eastern Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Site, Debra Bryan-Ricketts

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Geochemical characteristics and microbial diversity of CO2-rich mound springs of the Tierra Amarilla anticline, New Mexico, Brandi Cron

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Magnetic records from latest Triassic to earliest Jurassic red beds, Utah and Arizona, and from mid-Pleistocene lake beds, New Mexico, Linda Lee Donohoo Hurley

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Studying signatures of water on Mars at two macro and micro scales : orbital analyses of hillslope geomorphology and ChemCam calibration for surficial rock chemistry, Nina Lanza

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The chlorine isotope composition of chondrites : evidence for a single nebular reservoir and the effects of secondary processes on chondrite parent bodies, Jessica Mumphrey

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Dynamic topography of the western Great Plains : geomorphic and 40Ar/39Ar evidence for mantle-driven uplift associated with the Jemez lineament, New Mexico and SE Colorado, Alexander Nereson

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Fluvial processes, beaver activity, and climate in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and rock type control on hillslope morphology and soil development in the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico, Lyman Persico

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The geochemistry of water-filled sinkholes at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Roswell, NM : implications for hydrochemical evolution and trophic support, Elizabeth Premo

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The effect of carbon dioxide on the density and compressibility of kimberlitic magma, Alison R. Santos

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Nutrient dynamics in a headwater stream : use of continuous water quality sensors to examine seasonal, event, and diurnal processes in the East Fork Jemez River, NM, Lauren R. Sherson

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Variations in the stable isotope compositions of water vapor and precipitation in New Mexico : links to synoptic-scale weather, Mel Strong

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The impact of dams, droughts, and tributary drainages on channel form and process : Rio Grande and Rio Chama, NM, Benjamin Swanson

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Uranium-series geochronology and stable isotope analysis of travertine from Soda Dam, New Mexico : a Quaternary record of episodic spring discharge and rivern incision in the Jemez Mountains hydrothermal system, April Jean Tafoya

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Experimental investigation into lunar melt density and compressibility : the role of titanium, Kathleen Vander Kaaden

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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New incision rates on the Colorado River system based on cosmogenic burial dating of terraces : implications for a transient knickpoint at Lees Ferry and differential uplift of the Rocky Mountains, Andrew Darling

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Oxygen isotopes in diatom silica : a new understanding of silica-water oxygen isotope fractionation in diatom frustules and an application of diatom d180 values as a record of paleohydrologic variability in a middle-Pleistocene lacrustine core from the Valles Caldera, New Mexico, Justin Dodd

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Late Quaternary semiarid eolian system dynamics : distribution, timing, and soil geomorphic controls, Black Mesa, northeastern Arizona, USA, Amy Ellwein

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Last-saturation applications to the humidity of the subtropical middle troposphere, John Hurley

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Trends and interannual variability in snowpack and spring season hydroclimatology in the southwestern United States, Sarah J. Keller

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Stream channel adjustments and persistence of change in response to beaver damming on a fluvial fan, Odell Creek, Montana, Rebekah Levine

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Paleomagnetic and AMS results from Oligocene ash-flow tuffs of the eastern San Juan Mountains : implications for the evolution of the western margin of the San Luis Basin, northern Rio Grande Rift, Stephanie N. Mason

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Microstructural, geochronologic and thermochronologic evidence for both Paleo- and Mesoproterozoic displacement across the Gneiss Canyon shear zone : lower Granite Gorge, Grand Canyon, Arizona, Jacob McDermott

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Investigating evidence of high frequency glacial eustacy in the Lower Mississippian (Tournasian) Lodgepole Formation of southwest Montana : insights from conodont oxygen isotopes, Zachary Wallace

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Formation conditions of plagioclase-bearing type I chondrules in CO chondrites : a study of natural samples and experimental analogs, Molly Wick

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Interpreting Early Triassic (Smithian) sea-level change and climate using sequence stratigraphy and oxygen isotopes of conodont apatite, Stephanie Yurchyk

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Mineralogy and bulk chemistry of chondrules and matrix in petrologic type 3 chondrites : implications for early solar system processes, Jana Berlin

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Fluvial sedimentation in continental half-graben basins, Sean Connell

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The partial molar volume of carbon dioxide in peridotite partial melt at high pressure, Megan Duncan

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Characterization of a volcanically impacted, overfilled continental rift basin within the southeastern Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, Ashley Elizabeth Edelman

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Experimental simulation of Lunar Magma Ocean crystallization : insights into mantle composition and the source regions of lunar basaltic magmatism, Stephen Matthew Elardo

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Documenting multiple metasomatic events within the Finero phlogopite peridotite using chlorine isotopes, Ivrea zone, Italy, Melissa Halick

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Travertine from Egypt's Western Desert: a terrestrial record of North African paleohydrology and paleoclimate during the late Pleistocene, Gloria Jimenez

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Remote sensing assessment of rapidly changing lake areas in semi-arid closed basins : modern playa lake response to meteorological variability and implications for pluvial Lake Palomas Holocene highstands, Christine K. Laudadio

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Syntectonic deposition and paleohydrology of the spring-fed Hualapai Limestone and implications for 5-6 MA integration of the Colorado River system through Grand Canyon : evidence from sedimentology, geochemistry and detrital zircon analysis, Jessica Lopez Pearce

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Biogeomorphology and soil geomorphology of small semiarid basins, northeastern Arizona : influences of topoclimate and climate variations, Leah M. Roberts

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New structural interpretation, microstructural analyses, and preliminary monazite geochronology of Proterozoic rocks in the central Manzano Mountains, New Mexico, Steve A. Rogers

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Archean detrital zircons in the Proterozoic Vishnu Schist of the Grand Canyon, Arizona : implications for crustal architecture and Nuna reconstructions, Owen Philip Shufeldt

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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U-series dating, geochemistry, and geomorphic studies of travertines and springs of the Springerville area, east-central Arizona, and tectonic implications., Eileen Hardy Embid

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Heterogeneity effects on flow and transport within a shallow fluvial aquifer, Nicholas Engdahl

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Paleomagnetic data bearing on the evolution of the Walker Lane Belt transfer zone from mid-Miocene to present : an investigation of the inferred southern and eastern boundaries, Jack Grow

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Timing and emplacement of the Philipsburg batholith, SW Montana, and a comparison of two magnetic fabric techniques, Travis James Naibert

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Mesozoic tectonics of the Maria fold and thrust belt and McCoy basin : an examination of polyphase deformation and synorogenic response, Anthony C. Salem

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An aqueous geochemical and hydrologic study of the springs and wells of the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge : evaluating hydrochemical pathways, Amy Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Refining models of crustal growth and evolution in southwestern Laurentia with paired U-Pb and Lu-Hf analyses of igneous and detrital zircon, Mark E. Holland

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Volatile chemistry, and nitrogen sources and fluxes, in subduction zones : insights from the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc, Euan Mitchell

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Quaternary incision history of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado, M. Magdalena Sandoval

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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New stratigraphy, polyphase deformational history and basement-involved thrust belt model for the Proterozoic Uncompahgre Group and Vallecito Conglomerate, Needle Mountains, Colorado, Zinsser Austin

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History and timing of polyphase Proterozoic deformation in the Manzano thrust belt, central New Mexico, Amy Luther

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Geologic and tectonic evolution of the Manzano Peak Quadrangle, central New Mexico, Shannon H. Baer

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Mesoproterozoic tectonic evolution of southwestern North America : protracted intracratonic deformation, sedimentation, and differential exhumation in Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountain Region, J. Michael Timmons

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Banded metasiltstones in Trigo Canyon : the story they tell about the Proterozoic deformational history of the Manzano Mountains, Linda Doran

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Tectonic development of Proterozoic structures and their influence on Laramide and Miocene deformation, north Virgin Moutains, SE Nevada and NW Arizona, Mark Cameron Quigley

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Proterozoic Farwell Mountain-Lester Mountain suture zone, northern Colorado : subduction flip and progressive assembly of arcs, Amanda Tyson

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Proterozoic ancestry of the Colorado Mineral Belt : ca. 1.4 Ga shear zone system in central Colorado, Annie Marie McCoy

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Genesis and evolution of Proterozoic crustal boundaries in the southern Rocky Mountains., Colin Arthur Shaw

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Analysis of the Cabin Canyon shear zone in the Virgin Mountains : implications for an early accretionary province boundary and later transpressional zone., Jason Ray

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Proterozoic evolution of the Zuni Mountains, New Mexico: Peridotites, granites, rhyolites, shear zones, and a reactivation history through the present, Diana Strickland

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Polyphase tectonics and metamorphism and their relation to movement on the Monte Largo shear zone in the Manzano Mountains, central New Mexico, Douglas A. Raszewski

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Quartz-kyanite pods in Proterozoic rocks in northern New Mexico : shear zone formation along an older hydrothermal alteration horizon, M. C. Simmons

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Relative Timing of Porphyroblast Growth and Peak Metamorphism in the Lower Granite Gorge, Grand Canyon, Arizona., Jimmie Hutchison

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Proterozoic thermal and deformational history and geochemical evolution of the 1.4 Ga Priest pluton and its aureole, Amy G. Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Polyphase Proterozoic tectonometamorphic history of the Taos Range, northern New Mexico, Jane Pedrick

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Geochemistry of Metal Segregation in Aubrites, and The Origin of Their Metallic Phases, Ignacio Casanova

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The Magmatic History of an Aubrite Parent Asteroid: Evidence From Igneous Clasts and Trace Elements, Maya Monica Wheelock

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Geology and Petrogenesis of Ash-Flow Tuffs and Rhyolitic Lavas Associated with the Gila Cliff Dwellings Basin-Bursum Calder Complex, Southwestern New Mexico, Sheila June Seaman

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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The Virginius Vein Ore Deposit, Northwestern San Juan Mountains, Colorado: A Study of the Mineralogy, Structure, and Fluid Inclusions of an Epithermal Base-Metal and Silver Vein in a Volcanic Environment, Berton Woodward Coxe

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Dynamics of Clastic Sedimentation and Watershed Evolution Within a Low-Relief Karst Drainage Basin, Mammoth Cave Region, Kentucky, John D. Pickle

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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Geology and Petrochemistry of Ultramafic and Orbicular Rocks, Zuni Mountains, Cibola County, New Mexico, Ellen E. Lambert

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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Quaternary Geology of Chaco Canyon, Northwestern New Mexico, David Waxham Love

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Petrogenesis of Orbicular Rock, Tijeras Canyon, Sandia Mountains, New Mexico, Kathleen Affholter

Theses/Dissertations from 1978

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Geology of the Cerros Del Rio Volcanic Field, Santa Fe, Sandoval, and Los Alamos Counties, New Mexico, Jayne Christine Aubele

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry of Some Lavas from Kohala Volcano, Hawaii, Steven Sherman Sibray

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Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry of Some Lavas from Kohala Volcano, Hawaii, Steven Sherman Sibray

Theses/Dissertations from 1976

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Geology of the Apache No. 2 Mining District Hidalgo County, New Mexico, Stephen L. Peterson

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Geochemistry and Petrology of the Orbicular Rocks, Sandia Mountains, New Mexico, Robert David Enz

Theses/Dissertations from 1972

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Structural geology of the northern part of the east Helena Quadrangle, Lewis and Clark county, Montana., Jon A. Durham

Theses/Dissertations from 1970

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Effect of the Pedernal Axis on Permian and Triassic Sedimentation, Philip F. Hock

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Volcanic Rocks Associated with the Western Part of the Mogollon Plateau Volcano-tectonic Complex, Southwestern New Mexico, Rodney Charles Rhodes

Theses/Dissertations from 1968

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Petrography and Structure of the Pedernal Hills, Torrance County, New Mexico, Ralph Alan Gonzales

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The geology of the Jicarilla Mountains, Lincoln County, New Mexico., George Ernest Ryberg

Theses/Dissertations from 1966

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Geology and Structure of a Portion of the Rio Puerco Fault Belt, Western Bernalillo County, New Mexico, Jock Campbell

Theses/Dissertations from 1964

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Slope Deposits of the Pennsylvanian Haymond Formation, Marathon Region, Texas, Walter E. Dean Jr.

Theses/Dissertations from 1963

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Paleoecology of the Varved Rita Blanca Lake Deposits, Hartley County, Texas, Douglas W. Kirkland

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Stratigraphic Analysis of the Queen and Grayburg Formations, Southeastern Chaves County, New Mexico, James L. McSwain

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Petrography of the Olalla Stock, Okanagan Mountains, British Columbia, James Anton Sturdevant

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The Geology of the South Mountain Area, Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties, New Mexico, Tommy B. Thompson

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Origin of Some Recent Tractional Sedimentary Structures in the Rio Puerco Near Bernardo, Socorro County, New Mexico, Lawrence H. Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 1962

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Stratigraphy and Geologic Structure of Uppermost Cretaceous and Tertiary Rocks of the East-Central Part of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico, Elmer H. Baltz

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Geology of the Sedillo-Cedro Canyon Area, Bernallio County, New Mexico, Bert Norman Brown

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Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Pennsylvanian Rocks of the Rim of the Sandia Mountains, Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties, New Mexico, Paul Anthony Catacosinos

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Hypogene Zoning in the Lordsburg Mine District, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, K. F. Clark

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Geology of Torreon and Pedricenas Quadrangles, Coahuila and Durango, Mexico, Russell E. Clemons

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Permian Stratigraphy and Stratigraphic Paleontology of the Colorado Plateau, Peggy L. Kirkland

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Mineralogy of Rose Muscovite and Lepidolite from the Harding Pegmatite, Taos County, New Mexico, Durga Nath Rimal

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Geology of the Empire Abo Field, Eddy County, New Mexico, Don O. Snyder

Theses/Dissertations from 1961

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Geology and Ground-Water Resources of Northern Lea County, New Mexico, Sidney R. Ash

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Geology of the Nutria Monocline, McKinley County, New Mexico, R. John Edmonds

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A Petrographic and Environmental Study of the Upper Cretaceous Greenhorn Limestone, New Mexico, John W. Emerson