This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Geosciences. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Long term variability of trace metal concentrations and carbon-metal relationships in fine-grained sediment of the upper Clark Fork River Montana, Glenna J. Drake

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Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Chamberlain Formation-Newland Formation boundary lower Belt Supergroup (middle Proterozoic) central Montana, Derek L. Feeback

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Defining benefit and hazard: Distribution of Upper and Lower Tertiary units on the northeast flank of the Missoula Valley Montana, Will James Harris

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Attenuated poliovirus bacteriophage and bromide transport through a coarse-grained aquifer western Montana, Quinn T. Kiley

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Facies analysis of the volcaniclastic Two Medicine Formation Wolf Creek Montana, Jonathan T. King

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The effect of fine-grained sediment remobilization on metal concentrations: A study of ice jams on the Clark Fork River Montana, Elizabeth M. Landrigan

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Investigation of temporal changes of heavy metal concentrations in sediments and water of the Blackfoot River Montana, Jennifer Menges

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Impacts by acidic metals-rich groundwater on the hyporheic zone of an intermontane stream, Sonia A. Nagorski

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Hydration metamorphism and diabase-granophyre relations in a thick basaltic sill emplaced into wet sediments western Montana, Michael A. Poage

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Metamorphism and metasomatism of the Lower Prichard Formation : a petrologic geochemical and thermobarometric study of the lowermost member of the Belt/Purcell Supergroup, Stephen J. Porder

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Investigation of the hydrogeology and geochemistry of a floodplain aquifer system impacted by mine tailings Silver Bow Creek Montana, Devin Tremayne Shay

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40Ar/39Ar ages of Eocene dikes and the age of extension in a Tertiary magmatic arc Idaho and Montana, Steen W. Simonsen

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Lower-Middle Jurassic through Lower Cretaceous sedimentology stratigraphy and tectonics of western Mongolia, Derek John Sjostrom

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Cordilleran partitioning and foreland basin evolution as recorded by the sedimentation and stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Carten Creek and Golden Spike Formations central-western Montana, Amy M. Waddell

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Biogeochemical cycling of selenium in Benton Lake Montana, YiQiang Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Temporal variation of oxide and trace metals in the upper Clark Fork River Montana, Christine Brick

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Cumulative effects of septic system disposal on groundwater quality in selected portions of Missoula County Montana, Jeffrey John King

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Fate and transport of halogenated aliphatic compounds associated with septic system effluent in an unconfined alluvial ground water system, Sean Thomas Lambert

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Hydrologic and geochemical controls on metals partitioning in the vadose zone and shallow ground water zone of a highly-contaminated floodplain near Butte Montana, Juliette Kathleen Lucy

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Role of the groundwater system in controlling nutrient loading of a pristine trout stream western Montana, Thomas McCamant

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Anomalous platinum-group element occurrence below the JM Reef Stillwater Complex Montana, C. L. McIlveen

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Stratigraphic context of Miocene tephras in the Upper Ruby River basin and vicinity southwest Montana, Jon H. Warner

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Natural background determination and impact quantification in trace metal contaminated river sediments, Steven O. Helgen

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Study of the effects of organic matter on silica diagenesis using a geochemical modeling code, Jinliang Li

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The geology petrology and volcanic history of the Crater Mountain volcanic complex Lewis and Clark County Montana, David Bruce Parker

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Surface water and groundwater interaction in a shallow unconfined alluvial aquifer and small mountain stream Silver Bow Creek Montana, Eric William Smart

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Geochemical processes in a transition zone between surface water and acidic metal-rich groundwater, Shawn Gavin Benner

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Temporal and spatial variability of metal concentrations in fine-grained bed sediments and benthic insect larvae of the Clark Fork River Montana, Sally J. Boggs

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Groundwater-surface water interactions along the Beaverhead River near Dillon Montana, W. H. Craig

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Apparent dispersion of a contaminant plume under transient groundwater flow conditions, Viraf Eruch Engineer

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Petrology and provenance of the Middle Proterozoic Bonner Formation and its correlatives Belt Supergroup Montana Idaho and Washington, Mohammad Ahmad Farooqui

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Crustal structure of the northern Rocky Mountains based on gravity interpretation, Catherine L. Gaskin

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Interaction of the Clark Fork River and the Hellgate Valley Aquifer near Milltown Montana, Scott L. Gestring

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Geology of the mineralized Kendall breccia bodies with emphasis on the Muleshoe breccia body North Moccasin Mountains Fergus County Montana, Paul Racenet

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Alteration and mineralization of the Copper Cliff prospect Garnet Range Montana, Peter C. Ellsworth

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Transport and fate of dense non-aqueous phase liquids in an alluvial and karst/fractured aquifer Valley and Ridge Province mid-eastern United States, James Frederick Ford

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Lateral and vertical zonation of clay minerals and associated alteration products at the Hog Heaven Mine and Ole Hill deposit Hog Heaven Mining District Flathead County Montana, Wayne Eric Jepson

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The role of Fe and Mn oxy-hydroxides in contaminated coarse-grained river sediment, Laura S. Kuzel

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Hydrologic model of an intermontane basin Helena Valley western Montana, James P. Madison

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Processes affecting the transport of arsenic in the Madison and Missouri Rivers Montana, M. W. Savka

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Sheetflood sedimentology and stratigraphy of the Middle Proterozoic Revett Formation Scotchman Peak proposed Wilderness Area Montana, Andrew A. Young

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Hydrogeology of the Swan River Oxbow Preserve area Lake County Montana, Robert Charles Anderson

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Evaluating methods of determining the hydraulic conductivity distribution in a heterogeneous unconfined aquifer, James Gage Billings

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Cenozoic volcanism and extensional tectonics of the Timber Hill map area southwestern Montana : disruption of a Neogene paleovalley, Yves Nicholas Garson

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Magmatic differentiation of Square Butte laccolith central Montana alkalic province, Cora Terrell Helm

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Ductile strain and thrust fault development in the Jocko Mountains west-central Montana, Kathleen M. Ort

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Petrology and geochemistry of the peridotite zone in the West Fork area Stillwater Complex Montana, Pavel Reichl

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Structure stratigraphy and contact relationships in Mesozoic volcanic and sedimentary rocks east of Pemberton southwestern British Columbia, Janet M. Riddell

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Hydrogeology of the central and northwestern Missoula Valley, Clifford A. Smith

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The geology and geomorphology of Lobo Mesa: Evidence of middle Miocene volcanism and Quaternary tectonism in the Gravelly Range Montana, Monte P. Smith

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Hydrogeologic investigation of the former Burlington Northern fueling site, Missoula, Montana, A. Campbell Stringer

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The association of alkalic and subalkalic rocks in the Bearpaw Mountains Montana, Kathy Tureck-Schwartz

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Lithostratigraphy and conodont biostratigraphy of the Grove Creek dolomite member of the Snowy Range Formation (Cambrian-Ordovician) Big Snowy Mountains Montana, Patricia G. Weaver

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Paleomagnetic evidence for thrust sheet rotation along the Rocky Mountain front west-central Montana, Arthur Din Jolly

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Numerical flow model of the Missoula Aquifer : interpretation of aquifer properties and river interaction, Ross D. Miller

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Structural geology of the Blackfoot thrust system in the Cramer Creek area Missoula County Montana, Patrick H. Reynolds

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Structural variations in illite and chlorite in the Belt Supergroup western Montana and northern Idaho, Peter Ryan

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Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Baicalia-Conophyton cycles Helena Formation (Middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup) northwest Montana, Alicia J. Stickney

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Hydrologic investigation of Durr and McDonald Swamps Teton County Montana, Allan Wylie

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Gold mineralization at the American Girl B-zone mine Cargo Muchacho Mountains southeasternmost California, Raul H. Borrastero

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Ductile extension in a Late Cretaceous fold and thrust belt Granite County west-central Montana, Stephen N. Buckley

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Paleomagnetism of Eocene dikes from the Bitterroot metamorphic core complex: Clockwise crustal rotation during Tertiary extension, Paul Theodore Doughty

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Gas bubble and expansion crack origin of "molar tooth" calcite structures in Middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup western Montana, George Furniss

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Intrusion emplacement and thrust faulting Pioneer Mountains Beaverhead County Montana, Kristin L. Gunckel

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Burial diagenesis in two non-marine Tertiary basins southwestern Montana, Douglas K. McCarty

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Systematic paleontology stratigraphic occurrence and paleoecology of halobiid bivalves from the Martin Bridge Formation (Upper Triassic) Wallowa Terrane Oregon, Christopher A. McRoberts

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Survey of the clay mineralogy and diagenesis in the Williston Basin, Jeffery A. Moe

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Stratigraphy and chemistry of metal-contaminated floodplain sediments upper Clark Fork River valley Montana, David A. Nimick

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Hydrogeology of the lower Hayes Creek drainage basin western Montana, Dana S. Bayuk

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Epithermal and hot spring gold-silver deposits Republic mining district Ferry County Washington, Eric R. Braun

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Structural style in a left-lateral thrust ramp zone Bearmouth Montana, Joseph H. Griffin

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Paleomagnetism of the late Cretaceous-Paleocene Adel Mountain volcanics west-central Montana, Jay A. Gunderson

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Cenozoic basin evolution in a part of southwestern Montana, Debra L. Hanneman

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Simulation of ground water flow in a coarse grained alluvial aquifer in the Jocko Valley Flathead Indian Reservation Montana, Seth V. Makepeace

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Modeling of hydrogeologic conditions and ground water quality at an oil well reserve pit Richland County Montana, Scott M. Payne

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Depositional environments and tectonic setting of the Lower Cambrian Rosella Formation Cassiar Mountains north-central British Columbia, Michael C. Pope

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Taphonomy of three monospecific dinosaur bone beds in the Late Cretaceous Two Medicine Formation northwestern Montana: Evidence for dinosaur mass mortality related to episodic drought, Raymond R. Rogers

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Direction and shear sense during suturing of the Seven Devils/Wallowa terrane against North America in western Idaho : implications of large scale west-directed thrusting along the western Idaho suture zone, Luther M. Strayer

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Digital filtering and modelling of the gravity field of the Bitterroot Valley western Montana, Kenneth J. Wells

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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The stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Middle Proterozoic Snowslip Formation in the Lewis Whitefish and Flathead Ranges northwest Montana, Brad C. Ackman

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Role of water in the formation of granulite and amphibolite facies rocks Tobacco Root Mountains Montana, Linda M. Angeloni

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Particle-size and chemical control of metals in Clark Fork River bed sediment, Edward J. Brook

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Distribution and concentration of metals in sediments and water of the Clark Fork River floodplain, Montana, Rebekah Brooks

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Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Ravalli Group (middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup) in the Mission Swan and Flathead Ranges northwest Montana, Christopher Cronin

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The geology and mineralization at the Omar Copper Prospect Baird Mountains Quadrangle Alaska, Peter F. Folger

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Late Proterozoic and Early Cambrian structural setting of western Montana and the stratigraphy and depositional environment of the Flathead sandstone in west-central Montana, John M. Kruger

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Relationship between electrical resistivity and hydraulic conductivity in two fractured bedrock aquifers in western Montana, Raymond Lazuk

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Migration and degradation of dissolved gasoline in a highly transmissive unconfined gravel and cobble aquifer : a study of the Champion Missoula Sawmill spill Missoula Montana, William M. Peery

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The Source fate and movement of herbicides in an unconfined sand and gravel aquifer in Missoula Montana, Michael H. Pottinger

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Temperature of deformation and minimum amount of transport in the Bitterroot mylonite zone Bitterroot Range Montana, Karen C. Sixt

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Hydrogeology of the Jocko Valley west-central Montana, William R. Thompson

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Arsenic mobilization in response to the draining and filling of the reservoir at Milltown, Montana, Anne Greenough Udaloy

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Hydrogeology of the Hamilton north and Corvallis quadrangles Bitterroot Valley southwestern Montana, William Uthman

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Effect of urban storm water injection by Class V wells on the Missoula aquifer Missoula Montana, Karen L. Wogsland

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Water resource analysis of the Sullivan Flats area near Niarada, Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana, David W. Briar

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The geology and geochemistry of the Cotter Basin stratabound + vein copper-silver deposit Helena Formation Lincoln Lewis and Clark County Montana, Gregory B. Byer

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Petrogenesis of the Yogo Peak stock Little Belt Mountains Montana, Paige A. Embry

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Mammalian zoogeography and faunal dynamics in the northwestern region of the United States during the Arikareean (Late Oligocene-Early Miocene), Daniel Garcia

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The Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Middle Proterozoic Grinnell Formation Glacier National Park and the Whitefish Range NW Montana, Jeffrey A. Kuhn

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Depositional history of the Deer Lodge basin western Montana, Paul J. McLeod