References for Field Trips

          Maps of the Geologic Atlas of Texas ( published by the Texas Bureau of Economic Geology) were especially useful as a reference as were the following sources cited below:

Trip to the Buffalo Gap - Coronado Camp area
Taylor, Howard, 1978, Occurrence, Quantity, and Quality of Groundwater in Taylor County, Texas. Texas Dept. of Water Resources. Report 224.

Trip to the Abilene Water Treatment Plant
City of Abilene, Water Utilities Department, 1996, City of Abilene Water Management Plan

Trip to the Abilene Wastewater Treatment Plant
City of Abilene, Water Utilities Department, 1996, City of Abilene Water Management Plan

Trip to the Browning Ferris Industries Sanitary Landfill
No references cited

Trip to the "hill country " around Llano, Texas
1.Ahr, W.M., 1988, Cambrian Algal Reefs of the Wilberns Formation, central Texas, The Camp San Saba Locality. GSA Centennial Field Guide, SC Section.

2.Barnes, V.E., 1988, The Precambrian of central Texas. GSA Centennial Field Guide, SC Section.

3.Barnes, V.E. and others, 1972, Geology of the Llano Region and Austin Area, Field Excusion. Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Guidebook No. 13

4. Hutchinson, R., 1988, Enchanted Rock dome, Llano and Gillespie Counties, Texas. GSA Centennial Field Guide, SC Section.

5. Kier, R., 1988, Paleozoic strata of the Llano region, central Texas. GSA Centennial Field Guide, SC Section.

6.Mohr,D., 1983, personal communication.

7. Spearing, D., 1991, Roadside Geology of Texas, Mountain Press

Trip to a T.V. Studio
No references cited

Trip to the Area between Mineral Wells and Abilene,Texas
1.Brown, L.F. and others, 1973, Pennsylvanian Depositional Systems in North-Central Texas, University of Texas Guidebook 14.
2.Buchanan, H., ~1995, personal communication.
3.Cromwell, D.W., 1982, Middle and Upper Pennsylvanian Systems of North-Central and West Texas, SEPM Pub. 82-21.                          4. Spearing,D. , 1991, Roadside Geology of Texas. Mountain Press.

Trip to the Davis Mountains, Big Bend National Park, and
the Marathon Uplift Area
1. Henry, C.D., Kunk, M.J., and McIntosh, W.C. 1994, 40Ar/39Ar chronology and volcanology of silic volcanism in the Davis Mountains, Trans-Pecos Texas. GSA Bull. v. 106, pg. 1359-1376.
2. Henry,C.D.and others,1988, Widespread, lavalike silic volcanic rocks of Trans-Pecos, Texas. Geology, vol.16, pg. 509-512.
3.McBride, E., 1988, Geology of the Marathon Uplift, West Texas. GSA Centennial Field Guide - South Central Section.
4.Parker, D.F., Tsuchiya, L.C. and McKnight,C.l.,1991,  The Davis Mountains Volcanic Field. Guidebook of the SW Association of Student Geological Societies.
5.Parker, D.F. , 1983, Origin of the trachyte-quartz trachyte-peralkalic rhyolite suite of the Oligocene Paisano Volcano, Trans-Pecos Texas. GSA Bull. vol. 94, pg. 614-629.                                              6.Parker,D., 1988, Davis Mountains Volcanic Field, west Texas. GSA Centennial, SC Section.
7.Price,J.G, Henry, C.D., Parker, D.F. and Barker, D.S., 1986, Igneous Geology of Trans-Pecos Texas. Field Trip Guide and Research Articles. Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Guidebook 23.                                                                                                           8. Spearing, D., 1991, Roadside Geology of Texas. Mountain Press.    *Also very useful are maps in Maxwell, R.A., et.al., 1967, Geology of the Big Bend National Park, Texas. Bureau of Economic Geology, Texas.

 

 Note:    The  Roadside Geology of Texas by Darwin Spearing, 1991, Mountain Press, is a very introductory level book that explains the geology of Texas to the layman or non-geologist. It is useful for the non-Texan geologist visiting the state for a quick summary of our diverse geology.

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