Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Geoscience Faculty.

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Submissions from 2015

Educational experiences for K-12 in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, C. T. Adcock and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

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Investigations of Shock Effects on Phosphate Minerals in Extraterrestrial Materials, C. T. Adcock, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, Oliver D. Tschauner, and Arya Udry

Phosphate release: The effect of prebiotic organic compounds on dissolution of Mars-relevant phosphate minerals, C. L. Bartlett, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and C. T. Adcock

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Reply to “No Increased Risk for Mesothelioma in Relation to Natural-Occurring Asbestos in Southern Nevada”, Francine Baumann, Brenda J. Buck, Rodney V. Metcalf, Brett T. McLaurin, Doug Merkler, and Michele Carbone

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The Presence of Asbestos in the Natural Environment is Likely Related to Mesothelioma in Young Individuals and Women from Southern Nevada, Francine Baumann, Brenda J. Buck, Rodney V. Metcalf, Brett T. McLaurin, Douglas J. Merkler, and Michele Carbone

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Biogeochemical Weathering of Serpentinites: An Examination of Incipient Dissolution Affecting Serpentine Soil Formation, Julie L. Baumeister, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, Amanda A. Olsen, Oliver Tschauner, Christopher T. Adcock, and Rodney V. Metcalf

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Elastic plastic self-consistent (EPSC) modeling of plastic deformation in fayalite olivine, Pamela C. Burnley

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Assessing hydrodynamic effects on jarosite dissolution rates, reaction products, and preservation on Mars, Emily M. Dixon, Andrew S. Elwood Madden, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and Megan E. Elwood Madden

Low temperature anhydrite precipitation in flowing brines: Implications for calcium sulfate phases observed on Mars, M. E. Elwood Madden, E. M. Dixon, A. S. Elwood Madden, B. R. Pritchett, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Weathering profiles at Mawrth Vallis yield insight into the aqueous history and potential habitability of Mars, S. R. Gainey, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and J. A. Hurowitz

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Surface and Airborne Arsenic Concentrations in a Recreational Site near Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Dirk Goossens, Brenda J. Buck, Yuanxin Teng, and Brett T. McLaurin

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Predictive Radiological Background Distributions from Geologic Data, Russell Malchow, Pamela C. Burnley, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, Kara Marsac, Daniel Haber, and Christopher Adcock

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Forsterite Dissolution Rates in MG-Sulfate-Rich Mars-Analog Brines, and Implications for the Aqueous History of Mars, Amanda Albright Olsen, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and J Donald Rimstidt

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Micromorphology and formation of pedogenic ooids in calcic soils and petrocalcic horizons, Colin R. Robins, Annika Deurlington, Brenda J. Buck, and Amy L. Brock-Hon

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Paleontology and Paleoclimatology of the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and Adjacent Nevada State Parks Land, Stephen M. Rowland and Joshua W. Bonde

Zeolite weathering in laboratory and natural settings, and implications for Mars, R. E. Schofield, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and S. R. Gainey

Dissolution of nontronite in brines and implications for habitable environments on Mars, M. H. Steiner, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and M. E. Elwood Madden

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A coupled modeling approach to predict water quality in Lake Taihu, China: linkage to climate change projections, Chunyan Tang, Yiping Li, Peng Jiang, Zhongbo Yu, and Kumud Acharya

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The mobility of Nb in rutile-saturated NaCl- and NaF-bearing aqueous fluids from 1–6.5 GPa and 300–800 °C, Elizabeth A. Tanis, Adam Simon, Oliver D. Tschauner, Paul Chow, Yuming Xiao, Pamela C. Burnley, Christopher J. Cline, John M. Hanchar, Thomas Pettke, Guoyin Shen, and Yusheng Zhao

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Lithium isotopes and light lithophile element abundances in shergottites: Evidence for both magmatic degassing and subsolidus diffusion, Arya Udry, Harry Y. McSween, Richard L. Hervig, and Lawrence A. Taylor

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Basalt Weathering in an Arctic Mars-Analog Site, Tiffany Yesavage, Aaron Thompson, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and Susan L. Brantley

Submissions from 2014

Reactive transport modeling of phosphate mineral dissolution in high-P martian rocks, C. T. Adcock and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

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Modeling Background Radiation in our Environment using Geochemical data, Pamela Burnley, Russell Malchow, Daniel Harber, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and Chris Adcock

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Formation of aqueous minerals: Implications for the past habitability of Mars, S. R. Grainey, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, J. A. Hurowitz, and O. Tschauner

Using geochemical kinetics to interpret potential habitability, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, C. T. Adcock, M. E. Elwood Madden, S. R. Gainey, A. A. Olsen, and M. H. Steiner

Experimental evidence suggests significant aqueous alteration of abundant phosphorus release on Mars, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, C. T. Adcock, S. R. Gainey, M. H. Steiner, and V. M. Tu

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Genesis and Health Risk Implications of an Unusual Occurrence of Fibrous NaFe3+-amphibole, Rodney V. Metcalf and Brenda J. Buck

Unusual Occurrences of Asbestiform Amphibole Near Populated Areas of Southern Nevada, USA, Rodney V. Metcalf, Brenda J. Buck, and Brett T. McLaurin

Possible Association of Ferrous Phosphates and Ferric Sulfates in Hydrothermal Deposits in Gusev Crater, Mars, C. Schröder, J. Mao, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, R. V. Morris, S. W. Squyres, and S. B. Haderlein

Dissolution of nontronite by high ionic strength brines and implications for habitable environments on Mars, M. H. Steiner, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and R. E. Schofield

Serpentinite Dissolution: An Analog To Mantle-Ocean Interaction On Europa, A R. Taylor, Amanda A. Olsen, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Submissions from 2013

Interpretation of phosphate mobility on Mars based on terrestrial Mars-analog basalts and reactive transport modeling, C. T. Adcock and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Clay mineral precipitation and implications for Mars, S. R. Gainey, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and J. A. Hurowitz

Synthesis of potential phosphate mineral biosignatures under Mars-relevant conditions, M. H. Steiner, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and H. J. Sun

Dissolution of amorphous Al- and Fe-phosphates: Implications for phosphate mobility on Mars, V. M. Tu and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Submissions from 2012

The dissolution rate of whitlockite and implications for the habitability of early Mars, C. T. Adcock and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Kinetics of Nontronite Dissolution and Implications for Mars, S. R. Gainey, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and J. A. Hurowitz

Dissolution of olivine, siderite and basalt at 80°C in 0.1 M H2SO4 in a flow-through process: Insights into acidic weathering on Mars, D. C. Golden, D. W. Ming, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, R. V. Morris, P. B. Niles, C. N. Achilles, D. K. Ross, B. L. Cooper, C. P. Gonzalez, and S. A. Mertzman

Interpreting phosphate mobility on Mars and the implications for habitability, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, C. T. Adcock, and V. Tu

Phosphate records environmental conditions important to habitability in soils and rocks on Mars, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, C. T. Adcock, and V. M. Tu

Biogeochemical weathering of serpentinites: An examination of the first reactions controlling serpentine soil formation, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. A. Olsen, J. L. Baumeister, E. Yardley, M. Bodkin, and K. Negrich

Laboratory experiments on Mars-relevant clay and phosphate minerals yield insights into the aqueous history and potential for habitability on Mars, E. M. Hausrath, C. T. Adcock, S. R. Gainey, J. A. Hurowitz, and V. M. Tu

Multiple smaller missions as a direct pathway to Mars sample return, P. B. Niles, P. Abell, J. Andrews-Hanna, P. D. Archer, A. M. Baldridge, J. F. Bell, J. Bishop, J. E. Bleacher, M. C. Bourke, A. J. Brown, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Dissolution rates of amorphous Al-and Fe-phosphates and their relevance to Mars, V. M. Tu and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Submissions from 2011

Dissolution rates and mineral lifetimes for phosphate-containing minerals and implications for Mars, C. T. Adcock and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Synthesis of phosphate minerals for use in dissolution experiments, C. T. Adcock, Adam C. Simon, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Chemical Weathering of Serpentinites in the Klamath Mountains, California, Julie L. Baumeister, Valerie Tu, Mary H. Evert, Rodney V. Metcalf, Amanda A. Olsen, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Hydrothermal and pedogenic carbonates constrain liquid water on Mars, Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Reactive transport modeling of phosphate mobility under Mars-like conditions, Elisabeth M. Hausrath and V. M. Tu

The impact of creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) and biological soil crust on Ca distribution in arid soils of the Mojave Desert, Southern Nevada, B. Myers, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and S. McDonnell

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Serpentinite Weathering and Implications for Mars, Valerie M. Tu, Julie L. Baumeister, Rodney V. Metcalf, A. Olsen, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Submissions from 2010

Kinetic studies of phosphate-containing minerals and implications for Mars, C. T. Adcock and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Chemical weathering rates of olivine and serpentine in natural environments, J. L. Baumeister, V. Tu, A. A. Olsen, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Phosphate mobility in a Mars analog environment, J. W. Cornell and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

From theory to observation: The data driven transition from thermodynamics to kinetics in Mars geochemistry, M. E. Elwood Madden, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. Olson, and A. Madden

Characterization of fumarolic products in Nevada, Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Submissions from 2009

Column experiments to interpret weathering in Columbia Hills, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, D. C. Golden, C. Galindo, B. Sutter, R. V. Morris, and D. W. Ming

Submissions from 2008

Acid Vapor Weathering of Apatite and Implications for Mars, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, D. C. Golden, R. V. Morris, and D. W. Ming

Phosphate alteration on Mars, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, D. C. Golden, R. V. Morris, and D. W. Ming

Mars sample return: The value of depth profiles, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. K. Navarre-Sitchler, J. Moore, P. B. Sak, S. L. Brantley, D. C. Golden, B. Sutter, C. Schröder, R. Socki, R. V. Morris, and D. W. Ming

Evidence for ferrous phosphates in Paso Robles soils, Gusev Crater, Mars, C. Schröder, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, D. C. Golden, D. W. Ming, R. V. Morris, and G. Klingelhöfer

Submissions from 2007

Field XRD/XRF mineral analyses by the MSL CheMin instrument, D. L. Bish, D. Blake, P. Sarrazin, A. Treiman, T. Hoehler, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, I. Midtkandl, and A. Steele

What can we learn from depth profiles on Mars?, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. K. Navarre-Sitchler, P. B. Sak, and S. L. Brantley

Soil profiles as indicators of mineral weathering rates in basalt, B. M. Peightal, A. K. Navarre-Sitchler, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and S. L. Brantley

Submissions from 2006

Investigating the potential for trace metal biosignatures in the rock record, S. L. Brantley, L. J. Liermann, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Reactive transport modeling of basalt weathering under Mars-like conditions, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. K. Navarre, C. I. Steefel, and S. L. Brantley

Gradients in mineralogy and element composition at the bedrock-regolith interface record mineral reaction and transport rates, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, P. B. Sak, A. K. Navarre-Sitchler, J. Z. Williams, E. J. Cabret, and S. L. Brantley

Submissions from 2005

Basalt Weathering Rates in a Mars Analog Environment: Clues to the Duration of Water on Mars?, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, S. L. Brantley, and Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition

Basalt and granite dissolution rates in the presence of citrate, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. Neaman, and S. L. Brantley

Trace element mobility in the presence of organic acids: A potential "organomarker"?, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. Neaman, and S. L. Brantley

The persistence of rock-forming minerals in the soil environment, P. Sak, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, A. K. Navarre, and S. L. Brantley

Submissions from 2004

Influence of methanogens on mineral weathering, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, L .J. Liermann, and S. L. Brantley

Submissions from 2003

Tracer/time-lapse radar imaging test at the Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site, W. Barrash, M. D. Knoll, D. Hyndman, T. Clemo, and Elisabeth M. Hausrath

Enhanced nickel release in the presence of methanogens: Evidence for a nickel binding ligand?, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, L. J. Liermann, and S. L. Brantley

Submissions from 2002

Tracer/time-lapse imaging test at the Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site, G. Oldenborger, M. Buursink, G. Moret, S. Goldstein, T. Johnson, E. Reboulet, C. Hughes, and Elisabeth Hausrath