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

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Submissions from 2017

The world’s by-product and critical metal resources part I: Uncertainties, current reporting practices, implications and grounds for optimism, Gavin M. Mudd, Simon M. Jowitt, and Timothy T. Werner

The world’s lead-zinc mineral resources: Scarcity, data, issues and opportunities, Gavin M. Mudd, Simon M. Jowitt, and Timothy T. Werner

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The world's lead-zinc mineral resources: Scarcity, data, issues and opportunities, G M. Mudd, S M. Jowitt, and T T. Werner

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The world's lead-zinc mineral resources: Scarcity, data, issues and opportunities, G M. Mudd, S M. Jowitt, and T T. Werner

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The exposure of global base metal resources to water criticality, scarcity and climate change, S A. Northey, G M. Mudd, T T. Werner, S M. Jowitt, N Haque, M Yellishetty, and Z Weng

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The exposure of global base metal resources to water criticality, scarcity and climate change, S A. Northey, G M. Mudd, T T. Werner, S M. Jowitt, N Haque, M Yellishetty, and Z Weng

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Basement control of alkalic flood rhyolite magmatism of the Davis Mountains volcanic field, Trans-Pecos Texas, U.S.A., D F. Parker, J C. White, M Ren, and M Barnes

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Basement control of alkalic flood rhyolite magmatism of the Davis Mountains volcanic field, Trans-Pecos Texas, U.S.A., D F. Parker, J C. White, M Ren, and M Barnes

New Evidence supporting probable earthquake nucleation site along the central Maynard Lake fault within the left-lateral Pahranagat shear zone, Nevada, USA, Alex Peck and Wanda J. Taylor

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Comparative health effects in mice of Libby amphibole asbestos and a fibrous amphibole from Arizona, J C. Pfau, B Buck, R V. Metcalf, Z Kaupish, C Stair, M Rodriguez, and D E. Keil

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Comparative health effects in mice of Libby amphibole asbestos and a fibrous amphibole from Arizona, J C. Pfau, B Buck, R V. Metcalf, Z Kaupish, C Stair, M Rodriguez, and D E. Keil

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Rapid speleothem δ13C change in southwestern North America coincident with Greenland stadial 20 and the Toba (Indonesia) supereruption, V J. Polyak, Y Asmerom, and M S. Lachniet

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Rapid speleothem δ13C change in southwestern North America coincident with Greenland stadial 20 and the Toba (Indonesia) supereruption, V J. Polyak, Y Asmerom, and M S. Lachniet

Preliminary geologic map of the Lower Pahranagat Lake NW quadrangle, Lincoln County, Nevada, Thomas Price, Michael Evans, Mahmud Muhammad, Max Hinson, Alexis McIntyre, Alexander Peck, and Wanda J. Taylor

Miocene-Pliocene(?) folds and the left-lateral Buckhorn fault with regional implications, Pahranagat shear zone, Nevada, Thomas Price and Wanda J. Taylor

Trackway of a sideways-walking pelycosaur in the Carboniferous Manakacha Formation in Grand Canyon National Park, Stephen M. Rowland

A new mammoth site in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, Stephen M. Rowland and Lauren Parry

The Fairbanks Spring Mammoth Site, Nevada, U.S.A., Stephen M. Rowland and Lauren Parry

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Encounters with an unearthly mudstone: Understanding the first mudstone found on Mars, J Schieber, D Bish, M Coleman, M Reed, E M. Hausrath, J Cosgrove, S Gupta, M E. Minitti, K S. Edgett, and M Malin

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Encounters with an unearthly mudstone: Understanding the first mudstone found on Mars, J Schieber, D Bish, M Coleman, M Reed, E M. Hausrath, J Cosgrove, S Gupta, M E. Minitti, K S. Edgett, and M Malin

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The onset of widespread marine red beds and the evolution of ferruginous oceans, H Song, G Jiang, S W. Poulton, P B. Wignall, J Tong, H Song, Z An, D Chu, L Tian, Z She, and C Wang

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The onset of widespread marine red beds and the evolution of ferruginous oceans, H Song, G Jiang, S W. Poulton, P B. Wignall, J Tong, H Song, Z An, D Chu, L Tian, Z She, and C Wang

Organo-mineral structures, biominerals, and exceptional fossil preservation---a microcosm of the influence of iron-oxidizing microbes on the fossil recordg, Michael A. Strange, James D. Schiffbauer, Minghua Ren, and Stephen M. Rowland

The Ediacaran-Cambrian biotic transition in eastern California and southwestern Nevada and its global context, Michael Strange and Stephen M. Rowland

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Geochronology and geochemistry of the Fe ore-bearing Zhonggu intrusions of the Ningwu Basin: Implications for tectonic setting and contemporaneous Cu-Au mineralization in the Middle–Lower Yangzte Metallogenic Belt, W Sun, F Yuan, S M. Jowitt, T Zhou, P Hollings, G Liu, and X Li

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Geochronology and geochemistry of the Fe ore-bearing Zhonggu intrusions of the Ningwu Basin: Implications for tectonic setting and contemporaneous Cu-Au mineralization in the Middle–Lower Yangzte Metallogenic Belt, W Sun, F Yuan, S M. Jowitt, T Zhou, P Hollings, G Liu, and X Li

Ferruginous Seawater Facilitates the Transformation of Glauconite to Chamosite: An Example from the Mesoproterozoic Xiamaling Formation of North China, Dongjie Tang, Xioaying Shi, Ganqing Jiang, Xiqiang Zhou, and Qing Shi

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Formation of shallow-water glaucony in weakly oxygenated Precambrian oceanAn example from the Mesoproterozoic Tieling Formation in North China, D Tang, X Shi, J Ma, G Jiang, X Zhou, and Q Shi

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Formation of shallow-water glaucony in weakly oxygenated Precambrian oceanAn example from the Mesoproterozoic Tieling Formation in North China, D Tang, X Shi, J Ma, G Jiang, X Zhou, and Q Shi

Seismic Hazard and Paleoseismicity in southern Nevada: The California Wash Fault, Wanda J. Taylor, Eric J. Chameroy, Rebecca N. Ely, Kelsy J. Konkright, J. Medema, Alexander M. Peck, and Kevin C. Rafferty

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Review: The Distribution, Flow, and Quality of Grand Canyon Springs, Arizona (USA), Benjamin W. Tobin, Abraham E. Springer, David K. Kreamer, and Edward Schenk

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Petrogenesis of the NWA 7320 enriched martian gabbroic shergottite: Insight into the martian crust, A Udry, G H. Howarth, T J. Lapen, and M Righter

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Petrogenesis of the NWA 7320 enriched martian gabbroic shergottite: Insight into the martian crust, A Udry, G H. Howarth, T J. Lapen, and M Righter

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The deglaciation of the mountains of Mexico and central America [La deglaciación de las montañas de México y América Central], L Vázquez Selem and M S. Lachniet

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The deglaciation of the mountains of Mexico and central America [La deglaciación de las montañas de México y América Central], L Vázquez Selem and M S. Lachniet

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Concentration effect on equilibrium fractionation of Mg-Ca isotopes in carbonate minerals: Insights from first-principles calculations, W Wang, T Qin, C Zhou, S Huang, Z Wu, and F Huang

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Concentration effect on equilibrium fractionation of Mg-Ca isotopes in carbonate minerals: Insights from first-principles calculations, W Wang, T Qin, C Zhou, S Huang, Z Wu, and F Huang

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Effect of Ca content on equilibrium Ca isotope fractionation between orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene, W Wang, C Zhou, T Qin, J T. Kang, S Huang, Z Wu, and F Huang

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Effect of Ca content on equilibrium Ca isotope fractionation between orthopyroxene and clinopyroxene, W Wang, C Zhou, T Qin, J T. Kang, S Huang, Z Wu, and F Huang

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HRC: A 3d NoC architecture with genuine support for runtime thermal-aware task management, X Wang, Y Jiang, M Yang, H Li, and T Mak

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HRC: A 3d NoC architecture with genuine support for runtime thermal-aware task management, X Wang, Y Jiang, M Yang, H Li, and T Mak

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The muscovite granites: Parental rocks to the Nanling Range tungsten mineralization in South China, X Wang, M Ren, and J Chen

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The muscovite granites: Parental rocks to the Nanling Range tungsten mineralization in South China, X Wang, M Ren, and J Chen

Assessment of Global Rare Earth Supply & Wind Energy Growth: Opportunities and Challenges, Zhehan Weng, Gavin M. Mudd, Simon M. Jowitt, and Nawshad Haque

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The world's by-product and critical metal resources part II: A method for quantifying the resources of rarely reported metals, T T. Werner, G M. Mudd, and S M. Jowitt

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The world's by-product and critical metal resources part II: A method for quantifying the resources of rarely reported metals, T T. Werner, G M. Mudd, and S M. Jowitt

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The world's by-product and critical metal resources part III: A global assessment of indium, T T. Werner, G M. Mudd, and S M. Jowitt

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The world's by-product and critical metal resources part III: A global assessment of indium, T T. Werner, G M. Mudd, and S M. Jowitt

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Exposure to naturally occurring mineral fibers due to off-road vehicle use: A review, C Wolfe, B Buck, A Miller, J Lockey, C Weis, D Weissman, A Jonesi, and P Ryan

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Exposure to naturally occurring mineral fibers due to off-road vehicle use: A review, C Wolfe, B Buck, A Miller, J Lockey, C Weis, D Weissman, A Jonesi, and P Ryan

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Nanoporous Au-Ag shell with fast kinetics: Integrating chemical and plasmonic catalysis, W Yang, K Wu, W Yang, H Wang, X Lv, L Qian, T Yu, Z Li, X Zhou, G Okumu Barasa, S Yuan, Y Jiang, and Z Yang

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Nanoporous Au-Ag shell with fast kinetics: Integrating chemical and plasmonic catalysis, W Yang, K Wu, W Yang, H Wang, X Lv, L Qian, T Yu, Z Li, X Zhou, G Okumu Barasa, S Yuan, Y Jiang, and Z Yang

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Petrogenesis and timing of emplacement of porphyritic monzonite, dolerite, and basalt associated with the Kuoerzhenkuola Au deposit, Western Junggar, NW China: implications for early Carboniferous tectonic setting and Cu–Au mineralization prospectivity, F Yuan, Y F. Deng, T Zhou, D Zhang, C Xu, S M. Jowitt, R Zhang, and B Zhao

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Petrogenesis and timing of emplacement of porphyritic monzonite, dolerite, and basalt associated with the Kuoerzhenkuola Au deposit, Western Junggar, NW China: implications for early Carboniferous tectonic setting and Cu–Au mineralization prospectivity, F Yuan, Y F. Deng, T Zhou, D Zhang, C Xu, S M. Jowitt, R Zhang, and B Zhao

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High temperature calcium isotope geochemistry in progress and double spike technique, H Zhang, S Huang, and S Li

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High temperature calcium isotope geochemistry in progress and double spike technique, H Zhang, S Huang, and S Li

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Coupled extremely light Ca and Fe isotopes in peridotites, X Zhao, Z Zhang, S Huang, Y Liu, X Li, and H Zhang

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Coupled extremely light Ca and Fe isotopes in peridotites, X Zhao, Z Zhang, S Huang, Y Liu, X Li, and H Zhang

Submissions from 2016

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Hydro chemical determination of source water contributions to Lake Lungo and Lake Ripasottile (central Italy), Claire Archer, Paula J. Noble, David K. Kreamer, Vincenzo Piscopo, Marco Petitta, Mark Rosen, Simon Poulson Giovanni, Piovesan, and Scott Mensing

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Shock synthesis of quasicrystals with implications for their origin in asteroid collisions, P D. Asimow, C Lin, L Bindi, C Ma, Oliver Tschauner, L S. Hollister, and P J. Steinhardt

Phosphate Release: The Effect of Prebiotic Organic Compounds on Dissolution of Mars-Relevant Minerals, Courtney L. Bartlett, Elisabeth M. Hausrath, and Christopher T. Adcock

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Consensus report of the 2015 Weinman international conference on mesothelioma, M Carbone, S Kanodia, A Chao, A Miller, A Wali, D Weissman, A Adjei, F Baumann, P Boffetta, Brenda Buck, M De Perrot, A U. Dogan, S Gavett, A Gualtieri, R Hassan, M Hesdorffer, F R. Hirsch, D Larson, W Mao, S Masten, H I. Pass, J Peto, E Pira, I. Steele, A. Tsao, G A. Woodard, H. Yang, and S. Malik

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The Piñon orogeny, a newly defined Pennsylvanian tectonic event recorded in the Basin and Range, Patricia Cashman, James Trexler, Wanda J. Taylor, and Daniel M. Sturmer

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Magmatic, hydrothermal and subsolidus evolution of the agpaitic nepheline syenites of the Sushina Hill Complex, India: Implications for the metamorphism of peralkaline syenites, A Chakrabarty, R H. Mitchell, M Ren, P K. Saha, S Pal, K L. Pruseth, and A K. Sen

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Compositional heterogeneity of the Sugarloaf melilite nephelinite flow, Honolulu Volcanics, Hawai‘i, D A. Clague, F A. Frey, M O. Garcia, Shichun Huang, M McWilliams, and M H. Beeson

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Expansion and contraction of the indo-pacific tropical rain belt over the last three millennia, R F. Denniston, C C. Ummenhofer, A D. Wanamaker Jr., Matthew Lachniet, G Villarini, Y Asmerom, V J. Polyak, K J. Passaro, J Cugley, D Woods, and W F. Humphreys

Tour of Las Vegas Valley Faults, Las Vegas, Nevada, Craig M. dePolo, Wanda J. Taylor, Jerry King, James Werle, John Peck, and Marvin Nick Saines

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Health effects following subacute exposure to geogenic dusts from arsenic-rich sediment at the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area, Las Vegas, NV, J DeWitt, Brenda Buck, D Goossens, Q Hu, R Chow, W David, S Young, Y Teng, M Leetham-Spencer, L Murphy, J Pollard, B McLaurin, R Gerads, and D Keil

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Quantifying chemical weathering rates along a precipitation gradient on Basse-Terre Island, French Guadeloupe: New insight from U-series isotopes in weathering rinds, J M. Engel, L Ma, P B. Sak, J Gaillardet, Minghua Ren, M A. Engle, and S L. Brantley

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Structural Development and Tectonic Role of the Arrowhead Mine Fault, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, Michael Evans and Wanda J. Taylor

Bison latifrons was a mixed feeder: isotopic analysis of tooth enamel, Hardy Fabian and Stephen M. Rowland

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The Geochemical Components that Distinguish Loa- and Kea-Trend Hawaiian Shield Lavas, Frederick A. Frey, Shichun Huang, Guangping Xu, and Klaus P. Jochum

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Magmas and their sources: A special issue honoring Frederick A. Frey, M O. Garcia, J M. Rhodes, Shichun Huang, and R Hickey-Vargas

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Effect of a motorcycle helmet on the airborne dust concentration near a rider’s nose and mouth: wind tunnel study and field test, D Goossens and Brenda Buck

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Whole rock and discrete pyrite geochemistry as complementary tracers of ancient ocean chemistry: An example from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, China, D D. Gregory, T W. Lyons, R R. Large, Ganqing Jiang, A S. Stepanov, C W. Diamond, M C. Figueroa, and P Olin

Monte Carlo Simulations of the Gamma-Ray Screening Properties of Common Rocks., Daniel A. Haber, Pamela C. Burnley, and Russell L. Malchow

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Petrogenesis of high-CaO lavas from Mauna Kea, Hawaii: Constraints from trace element abundances, Shichun Huang and Munir Humayun

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Compositional variation within thick (>10 m) flow units of Mauna Kea Volcano cored by the Hawaii Scientific Drilling Project, Shichun Huang, M J. Vollinger, F A. Frey, J M. Rhodes, and Q Zhang

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Source region analyses of the morainal detritus from the Grove Mountains: Evidence from the subglacial geology of the Ediacaran-Cambrian Prydz Belt of East Antarctica, J Hu, Minghua Ren, Y Zhao, X Liu, and H Chen

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Is the mantle chemically stratified? Insights from sound velocity modeling and isotope evolution of an early magma ocean, E Hyung, Shichun Huang, M I. Petaev, and S B. Jacobsen

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Hydraulic bridges in unsaturated coarse granular media: Influence of bridge size and conductivity on flow through clasts, Jeevan A Jayakody and Michael Nicholl

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Testing the navigational efficiency of desert-dwelling Jurassic arthropods, Zachary A. Jensen, Gordon Haight, and Stephen M. Rowland

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Large Igneous Provinces, Their Giant Mafic Dyke Swarms, and Links to Metallogeny, Simon Jowitt and R E. Ernst

On wholeness and the implicate order in crystals and its implications for consciousness studies, Shirin Kaboli

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Deformation Analysis of Forsterite Olivine Using Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging and Electron Backscatter Diffraction,, Shirin Kaboli, Reynauld Gauvin, and Pamela C. Burnley

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Immunotoxicological and neurotoxicological profile of health effects following subacute exposure to geogenic dust from sand dunes at the Nellis Dunes Recreation Area, Las Vegas, NV, D Keil, Brenda Buck, D Goossens, Y Teng, M Leetham, L Murphy, J Pollard, M Eggers, B McLaurin, R Gerads, and J DeWitt

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Health effects from exposure to atmospheric mineral dust near Las Vegas, NV, USA, D E. Keil, Brenda Buck, D Goossens, Y Teng, J Pollard, B McLaurin, R Gerads, and J DeWitt

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Hydrophilanthropy gone wrong-How well-meaning scientists, engineers, and the general public can make the worldwide water and sanitation situation worse, Dave Kreamer

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A Speleothem Record of Great Basin Paleoclimate: The Leviathan Chronology, Nevada, Matthew Lachniet

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Isoscapes of δ18O and δ2H reveal climatic forcings on Alaska and Yukon precipitation, Matthew Lachniet, D E. Lawson, H Stephen, A R. Sloat, and W P. Patterson

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Investigating palygorskite’s role in the development of mesothelioma in southern Nevada: Insights into fiber-induced carcinogenicity, D Larson, A Powers, J P. Ambrosi, M Tanji, A Napolitano, E G. Flores, F Baumann, L Pellegrini, C J. Jennings, Brenda Buck, B T. McLaurin, D Merkler, C Robinson, P Morris, M Dogan, A U. Dogan, H I. Pass, S Pastorino, M Carbone, and H Yang

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Oxidative stress and lung pathology following geogenic dust exposure, M Leetham, J DeWitt, Brenda Buck, D Goossens, Yuanxin Teng, J Pollard, B McLaurin, R Gerads, and D Keil

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Comparison of the multifractal characteristics of heavy metals in soils within two areas of contrasting economic activities in China, X Li, X Li, F Yuan, Simon Jowitt, T Zhou, K Yang, J Zhou, X Hu, and Y Li

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Modeling background radiation using geochemical data: A case study in and around Cameron, Arizona, Kara E Marsac, P C. Burnley, C T. Adcock, D A. Haber, R L. Malchow, and E M. Hausrath

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Structural evolution of the Maynard Lake fault within the left-lateral Pahranagat shear zone, Nevada, Mahmud Muhammad and Wanda J. Taylor

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Investigating Oligocene-Miocene folded tuffs and extensional faults along the Buckhorn fault, Pahranagat shear zone, Nevada, Thomas Price and Wanda J. Taylor

An ichnotaxonomically diverse fossil tracksite with multiple Grallator trackways in the Aztec Sandstone (Jurassic) of Red Rock National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, Nevada, Stephen M. Rowland and Gordon Haight

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Trace fossils of the Aztec Sandstone in Southern Nevada including an undescribed mammaloid ichnotaxon, Stephen M. Rowland and Gordon Haight

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Mid-to-Late Holocene Packrat Midden Data from the Shivwits Plateau Record: An Eastward Contraction of the North American Monsoon, Stephen M. Rowland and Dana Olsen

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Mid-to-Late Holocene packrat midden data from the Shivwits Plateau record an eastward contraction of the North American monsoon, Stephen M. Rowland and Dana Olsen