Upcoming Volumes: SPE503, MWR211, and FLD034
These three volumes are currently in production:
SPE503: Through the End of the Cretaceous in the Type Locality of the Hell Creek Formation in Montana and Adjacent Areas
Edited by Gregory P. Wilson, William A. Clemens, John R. Horner, and Joseph H. Hartman
15 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-2503-1
For over a century, the Hell Creek and Fort Union formations and their constituent fossil biotas have captivated geologists and paleontologists alike. In Montana and adjacent areas, these rocks have become renowned as the type locality for Tyrannosaurus rex and the epicenter for debate surrounding the mass extinction of dinosaurs at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. The chapters in this volume represent a surge of field and laboratory research activity that illustrates the impacts of new and refined methods and tools. In tandem, the research questions have evolved to take advantage of the increased precision, quality, and quantity of the data, from determinations of paleoecologies to assessment of ontogenetic sequences, patterns of sedimentation, and basin-level intraformational correlations. Together, the chapters in this volume are a major step forward in the quest to mine the rich lode of geologic and biologic history preserved in the strata bounding the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary.
Memoir 211: Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California and Southern California
Edited by Douglas M. Morton and Fred K. Miller
24 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-1211-6
The Peninsular Ranges batholith is the southern part of the Cretaceous magmatic arc that extends over 1500 km from northern California to the tip of Baja California. Emphasis is on the more completely exposed northern 600 km of the Peninsular Ranges batholith. Petrology, geochronology, and regional aspects of individual plutons as well as evolution of part of the overall batholith are included in the 24 chapters. A number of chapters deal with geophysical, chemical, and isotopic based interpretations of the genesis and evolution of the batholith. A DVD containing detailed colored maps and a wealth of chemical, isotopic, mineralogic, and physical properties data is included.
Field Guide 34:
Formation of the Sierra Nevada Batholith: Magmatic and Tectonic Processes and Their Tempos
Edited by Vali Memeti, Scott R. Paterson, and Keith D. Putirka
6 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-0034-2
This comprehensive field guide takes you on a six-day, west-to-east geologic journey across the Mesozoic magmatic arc of the central Sierra Nevada in California. It contains a summary of field, structural, geochemistry, and geochronology data collected by a number of researchers on individual intrusions (Guadalupe-Hornitos intrusive complex, Fine Gold Intrusive Suite, Yosemite Valley Intrusive Suite, Tuolumne intrusive complex), basement terranes intruded by these intrusions, Mesozoic volcanic-sedimentary sections, and from several Sierra Nevada-wide datasets (geochronology of plutonic, volcanic and sedimentary rocks, strain analyses, structures, and geochemistry). Syntheses of all data at the end of the guide focuses on magmatic processes from mineral to arc scale, contemporaneous tectonics, and the tempos controlling magmatism, deformation, exhumation, and erosion/redeposition in this arc.
Contact April Leo at email@example.com if you would like more information about any of these volumes.
January 30, 2014
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