Below are theses and dissertations of graduates of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Geoscience.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Kinematics and timing of the Miocene-Quaternary deformation in Nellis Dunes Recreational Area, Nevada, Shaimaa Abdelhaleem

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Testing Established Models of Hydrothermal Fluid Distribution Around Porphyry Deposits: The Application of Fluid Inclusion Research to Porphyry Deposit Exploration, Wyatt Moyer Bain

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Rewetting of Artificially Desiccated Soils: Effect of Gravity on Vapor-Phase Diffusion, Taylor Arland Ball

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Glass shards at Pinnacle Point rock shelter 5-~6, South Africa: Are they from the last super-~eruption of Toba?, Amber Elizabeth Ciravolo

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Trace Element Variations in a Stalagmite from Southwest Mexico: Implications for Paleoclimate, Chad Michael Crotty

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An Investigation into Transitions in Clay Mineral Chemistry on Mars, Seth Gainey

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Predictive Modeling of Terrestrial Radiation Exposure from Geologic Materials, Daniel A. Haber

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Stable Isotope Analysis of Bison latifrons and Paleoecological Inferences, Fabian Ceron Hardy

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Modeling Background Radiation using Geochemical Data, Kara Marsac

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Characterization of Gold and Related Mineralization at the North Bullion Carlin System, Railroad Project, a Nevada Carlin-~type Gold Prospect, Melanie Nicole Newton

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Ediacaran ocean redox evolution, Swapan Kumar Sahoo

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Dissolution of Nontronite in Low Water Activity Brines and Implications for the Aqueous History of Mars, Michael Henry Steiner

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Carbon Isotope Variations Associated with a Middle Ordovician Karstic Unconformity, Patricia Suzanne Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Mars-Relevant Phosphate Minerals and Implications for Martian Habitability, Christopher Adcock

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The effect of single crystal elastic and plastic anisotropy on stress and strain heterogeneity: comparison of olivine to other common minerals, Christopher Joseph Cline Ii

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The Application of Zircon (U-Th)/He Thermochronology to Determine the Timing and Slip Rate on the Willard Thrust, Sevier Fold and Thrust Belt, Northern Utah, Bryan Eleogram

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Ore Classification and Breccia Formation in the 144 Zone Gold Deposit: A Chemical Replacement Model, Bare Mountain Range, Nevada, William Thomas Fischer

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Ore Characterization of the Estelle Property in the South-~Central Alaska Range, Ember Flagg

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Subalklaine Volcanism in the Eastern Basin and Range Province: Examples from the Miocene McCullough Range Volcanic Field and the Pliocene to Holocene Black Rock Desert Volcanic Field, Racheal Leighann Johnsen

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Garnet Dating, Pressure-Temperature Time Paths and Kinematic Analysis of the Schist of Upper Narrows, Raft River Mountains, Northwestern Utah: Tectonic Implications of Pressure-Temperature-Time-Deformation Paths, Alison Christine Lacy

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Porphyry Copper Exploration of the Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona, USA: A Multi-faceted Approach, Patrick Kevin Meazell

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Thermal Impacts of Salt on Sandstones and Mudstones in the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal, Brett Perry

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New early Miocene 40Ar/39Ar ages for Nakwai, northwest Kenya, Africa, and Paleontological analysis of Meroehyrax kyongoi dentition, Dawn Elena Reynoso

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Modern to Late Pleistocene Stable Isotope Climatology of Alaska, Alison Sloat

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Estimating Aquifer Characteristics and Identification of a Sub-Basin for Artificial Storage and Recovery, Northeastern Ivanpah Valley, Nevada, Nikolas James Taranik

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Natural and constructed wetlands for ecosystem and engineering services in the arid and semi-arid regions, Achyut Raj Adhikari

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Burial and Exhumation History of Mississippian Strata in East-Central Nevada, Yuki Yunika Agulia

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Deciphering the Evolution of Ore Fluids at The Batu Hijau Copper-~Gold Porphyry Deposit, Sumbawa, Indonesia, Jordan Thomas Armstrong

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Evaluating Recharge and Dynamics of Flow in the Lower Virgin River Basin, USA: Interpretation of Hydrochemical and Stable Isotopic Data, Joseph Asante

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Chemical Weathering of the Mafic Minerals Serpentine and Olivine in Natural Environments, Julie Lynn Baumeister

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From the Foreland to the Hinterland: Taphonomy across the Cretaceous to Paleogene Sevier Retroarc Region of Nevada, Joshua William Bonde

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Paleoseismic Study of the Stewart Valley and Northern Pahrump Segments of the Stateline Fault System, Nevada, Jonathan Carter

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Ore and Gangue Mineral Paragenesis of the Cortez Hills Carlin-Type Gold Deposit, Nevada: Evidence for Coincident High-Grade Gold Deposition and Collapse Brecciation, Lindsey R. Clark

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The Effects of Salt Diapirs on the Thermal Maturity of Surrounding Sediments in the Western Pyrenees, Spain, Nicholas Martin Downs

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Determining the Motion and Location of the Frenchman Mountain Fault, Las Vegas, Nevada: A Paired Basin Analysis and Structural Analysis, Laura Margaret Eaton

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Petrogenesis of the East Fork Member Rhyolites, Valles Caldera, New Mexico, USA, Carla Eichler

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Volcanic Evolution Of The Southern Quinn Canyon Range: Implications For Regional Correlation Of Volcanic Units, Christina Emery

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Petrogenesis of the Linked River Mountains Volcanic Section and Wilson Ridge Pluton, Denise Kelly Honn

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An Estimate of Groundwater Recharge in the Nabogo River Basin, Ghana Using Water Table Fluctuation Method and Chloride Mass Balance, Melanie Lynn Krautstrunk

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Muddy Creek Formation: A Record of Late Neogene Tectonics and Sedimentation in Southern Nevada, Thomas William Muntean

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The impact of creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) and biological soil crust on Ca distribution in arid soils of the Mojave Desert, Brittany Myers

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2000 Year Moisture Source Record from a Central Nevada Speleothem, Paul Pribyl

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The behavior of zircon during partial melting in anatectic migmatites: Insights to metamorphism, deformation and tectonism in the central Santa Fe Range, northern New Mexico, Michelle Renee Stropky

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The Fluvial Muddy Creek Formation Near Overton, Nevada, Carl Taylor Swenberg

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Detrital Carbonates in a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework: An example from the Furongian Slope Environment in the Hot Creek Range of Central Nevada, Leon Taufani

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Evaluation of possible source rocks in northern Nye County, Nevada: implications for hydrocarbon exploration, Inessa Yurchenko

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Using fluid inclusions to trace formative fluid evolution at the Verde and Pancho porphyry Au deposits of the Refugio District, Chile, Brian Joshua Aillaud

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Carbon isotopic fractionation across a late Cambrian carbonate platform: A regional response to the SPICE event as recorded in the Great Basin, Jonathan Lloyd Baker

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An Experimental investigation of chemical mass transfer processes in crystallizing, hydrous silicate magmas: The genesis of ore deposits and metasomatic fluids, Aaron S. Bell

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Identification of geochemical facies through major ion data and additional parameters from shallow groundwater utilizing a comparison of geomathematics and traditional methods in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, Eric Dano

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The Effects of contact metamorphism on the host rocks for Carlin-type mineralization at the Getchell Development, Nevada, USA, Nathan C. Eck

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Sequence and Chemostratigraphy of the Middle Cambrian Succession in Nevada and Utah, Robyn A. Howley

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Characterization of unsaturated flow in dual-porosity granular media, Jeevan A. Jayakodilage

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The Interaction of rock and water during shock decompression: A hybrid model for fluidized ejecta formation, Audrey Hughes Rager

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Phyllosilicate mineralogy, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, and genesis of petrocalcic soils in the Southwest U.S.A., Colin R. Robins

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Late Paleozoic deformation in the Osgood Mountains and Dry Hills, northern Nevada, Samuel A. Siebenaler

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Petrogenesis of the Greenwater Range: Comparison to the Crater Flat volcanic field and implications for hazard assessment, Ashley Kaye Tibbetts

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Age and petrogenesis of the Roaring Mountain rhyolites, Yellowstone Volcanic Field, Wyoming, Kathleen Marie Wooton

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Rare earth element transport in the Yucca Mountain region, Liqiong Zhang