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Grand Canyon-Formations

*Billingsley, G.H., and Beuss, S.S., 1985, The Surprise Canyon Formation- an Upper Mississippian and Lower Pennsylvanian (?) rock unit in the Grand Canyon: in Stratigraphic Notes, 1984: USGS Bull. 1605-A, p. 27-33.

*Billingsley, G.H., and McKee, E.D., 1982, Pre-Supai buried valleys: in McKee, E.D., ed., The Supai Group of Grand Canyon: USGS Prof. Paper 1173, p.137-153.

*Burgert, B.L., 1972, Petrology of the Cambrian Tapeats Sandstone, Grand Canyon: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, 156 p.

*Hopkins, R.L., 1986, Depositional environments and diagenesis of the Fossil Mountain Member of the Kaibab Formation (Permian), Grand Canyon, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Northern Ariz. Univ., 224 p.

*Mc Kee, E.D., 1938, The environment and history of the Toroweap and Kaibab Formations of northern Arizona and southern Utah: Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 492.

*Mc Kee, E.D., 1982, The Supai Group of Grand Canyon: USGS Prof. Paper 1173, 504 p.

*Wheeler, R.B. and Kerr, A.R., 1936, Preliminary report on the Tonto group of the Grand Canyon, Arizona: Grand Canyon Nat. Hist. Assoc. Bull. 5, p.1-6.

*White, D., 1927, The flora of the Hermit shale in the Grand Canyon, Arizona: National Acad. Sci. Proc., v.13, p. 574-575.

*White, D., 1929, Flora of the Hermit Shale, Grand Canyon, Arizona: Carnegie Inst. Washington, Pub. 405.

 

Grand Canyon-General

*Babcock, R.S., et al, 1974, Geology of the Grand Canyon: Museum of Northern Arizona, p.1-40.

*Beal, M.D., 1978, Grand Canyon, the story behind the scenery: K.C. Publications, Las Vegas, Nevada.

*Billingsley, G.H., 1970, General geology of Tuckup Canyon, central Grand Canyon, Mohave County, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona University.

*Billingsley, G.H., 1974, Mining in the Grand Canyon: in- Breed, W.J., and Root, E.C., eds., Geology of the Grand Canyon, Museum of Northern Arizona and Grand Canyon Natural History Association, p.170-185.

*Billingsley, G.H., 1976, Prospectors proving ground, mining in the Grand Canyon: Journal of Arizona History, v.17, no.1, p. 69-88.

*Billingsley, G.H., and Huntoon, P.W., 1983, Geologic map of Vulcan's Throne and vicinity, western Grand Canyon, Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Association, 1:48,000.

*Boyce, J.M., 1972, The structure and petrology of the older Precambrian crystalline rocks, Bright Angle Canyon, Grand Canyon: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, 88 p.

*Brathovde, J.E., 1986, Stratigraphy of the Grand Wash dolomite (upper Cambrian), western Grand Canyon, Mohave County: M.S. thesis, NAU, Flagstaff, 140 p.

*Bryan, J.J., 1936, Barite deposits in the Redwall (Limestone) of the Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon Natural History Assoc. Bull., v.5, p. 23-26.

*Breed, W.J., and Roat, E., Geology of the Grand Canyon: Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona, 186 p.

*Cerling, T.E., Poreda, R.J., Fenton, C.R., and Webb, R.H., 1998, Grand Canyon; grand events (abstr.): GSA Abstracts with Programs, 1998 annual meeting, v.30, n.7, p. 299.

*Collier, M., 1980, An introduction to Grand Canyon geology: Grand Canyon Natural History Association, Flagstaff, Arizona.

*Cook, D.A., 1991, Sedimentology and shale petrology of the Upper Proterozoic Walcott Member, Kwagunt Formation, Chuar Group, Grand Canyon, Arizona: M.S. thesis, NAU, Flagstaff Arizona, 158 p.

*Cooley, M.E., Aldridge, B.N., and Euler, R.C., 1977, Effects of the catastrophic flood of December, 1966, North Rim area, eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona: USGS Prof. Paper 980, 43 p.

*Doell, R.P., 1955, Paleomagnetic study of rocks from the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River: Nature, v.176, no.4494, p.1167.

*Dolan, R., Howard, A., and Trimble, D., 1978, Structural control of the rapids and pools of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon: Science, v.202, p. 629-631.

*Dutton, C.E., 1882, Physical geology of the Grand Canyon district: USGS 2nd Ann. Report, p. 47-166.

*Dutton, C.E., 1882, Tertiary history of the Grand Canyon district: USGS Monograph 2, 260 p.

*Euler, R.C., ed., 1984, The archeology, geology, and paleobiology of Stanton's Cave, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Assoc. Monograph no.6, 141 p.

*Fenton, C.R., Webb, R.H., Pearthree, P.A., Cerling, T.E., and Poreda, R.J., 2001, Displacement rates on the Toroweap and Hurricane faults; implications for Quaternary downcutting in the Grand Canyon, Arizona: Geology (Boulder), v.29, n.11, p.1035-1038.

*Ferry, P., 1951, Where lava dammed the Colorado: Nat. Hist., v.60, n.4, p.168-176.

*Fisher, W.L., and Sorauf, J.E., 1962, Correlation chart of the Permian formations of North America: discussion of the Grand Canyon section: GSA Bull., v.73, p. 649-652.

*Hamblin, W.K., and Rigby, J.K., 1969, Guidebook to the Colorado Rim, Part I (v.15, part 5) and Part II (v.16, part 2): Provo, Utah, Brigham University Geology Studies.

*Hendricks, J.D., 1972, Younger Precambrian basaltic rocks of the Grand Canyon: M.S. thesis, Northern Arizona Univ., 122 p.

*Hopkins, R.L., 1986, Depositional environments and diagenesis of the Fossil Mountain Member of the Kaibab Formation (Permian), Grand Canyon, Arizona: M.S. thesis, NAU, Flagstaff, Arizona, 224 p.

*Howard, A., and Dolan, R., 1981, Geomorphology of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon: Jour. of Geology, v.89, p. 269-297.

*Hunt, C.B., 1969, Geologic history of the Colorado River: in Colorado River Region: John Wesley Powell: USGS Prof. Paper 669, p. 59-130.

*Hunt, C.B., 1976, Geology of the Grand Canyon, Arizona: Museum of Northern Arizona and Grand Canyon; Grand Canyon Natural History Association.

*Huntoon, P.W., 1982, Geologic map of the lower Granite Gorge and vicinity, western Grand Canyon, Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Association, 1:48,000.

*Huntoon, P.W., Billingsley, G.H., Breed, W.J., et al, 1976, Geologic map of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Association, Flagstaff, Arizona.

*Huntoon, P.W., Billingsley, G.H., Breed, W.J., Sears, J.W., Ford, T.D., Clark, M.D., Babcock, R.S., and Brown, E.H., 1986, Geologic map of the eastern Grand Canyon and vicinity, Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Association, 1:62,500.

*Iborall, E.R., 1972, Paleoecological studies from fecal pellets, Stantons Cave, Grand Canyon, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Univ. of Arizona, 67 p.

*Kieffer, S.W., 1987, The rapids and waves of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona: USGS Open-File Report 87-096, 69 p.

*Keyes, C.R., 1922, Permian rocks of Grand Canyon: Pan.Am. Geol., v.38, p.147-149.

*Keyes, C.R., 1938, Basement complex of the Grand Canyon: Pan Am. Geol., v.70, p.65-67, 91, and 116.

*Lange, A.L., 1955, The role of caves in dating the Grand Canyon: Plateau, v.27, no. 3, p. 1-7.

*Lange, A.L., 1956, Cave evolution in Marble Gorge of the Colorado River: Plateau, v.29, no.1, p.12-21.

*Lucchitta, I., 1987, The mouth of the Grand Canyon and edge of the Colorado Plateau in the upper Mead area, Arizona: in Rocky Mountain Section of the GSA (S.S. Beus, ed.) in the collection of Centennial field guide volume. Boulder, Colorado, GSA, v.2, p.365-370.

*Lucchita, I., and Young, R.A., 1986, Structure and geomorphic character of western Colorado Plateau in the Grand Canyon-Lake Mead region: in- Geology of central and northern Arizona, J.D. Nations, ed., et al, Flagstaff, Arizona: North. Arizona Creative Print., p. 156-176.

*Maxon, J.H., 1962, Geologic map of Bright Angel quadrangle, Flagstaff, Arizona: Grand Canyon Natural History Association.

*Maxon, J.H., 1967, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Grand Canyon and vicinity, Arizona, eastern section: Grand Canyon Natural History Association.

*Mc Kee, E.D., 1969, Stratified rocks of the Grand Canyon: in Colorado River Region: John Wesley Powell: USGS Prof. Paper 669, p.23-58.

*Mc Kee, E.D., Hamblin, and W.K., Damon, P.E., 1968, K-Ar age of lava dam in Grand Canyon: GSA Bull., v.79, p. 133-136.

*Noble, L.F., 1914, The Shinarump Quadrangle, Grand Canyon district, Arizona: USGS Bull. 549, 100 p.

*Noble, L.F., 1914, The Shinumu Quadrangle, Grand Canyon district, Arizona: USGS Bull. 549, 100 p.

*Ohern, D.W., 1937, The geology of the Grand Canyon province (abstr.): Tulsa Geol. Soc. Digest, p. 40-41.

*Pasteels, P. and Silver, L.T., 1965, Geochronolgic investigations in the crystalline rocks of the Grand Canyon, Arizona (abstr.): GSA Program, Ann. Meeting, p.122.

*Potochnik, A.R., and Reynolds, S.J., 1986, Geology of side canyons of the Colorado, Grand Canyon National Park: Ariz. Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology Fieldnotes, v.16, p.1-8.

*Powell, D.A., 1873, Some remarks on the geological structure of a district of country lying to the north of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado: Am. Jour. Sci., 3rd ser., v.5, p.456-465.

*Redfern, R., 1980, Corridors of Time: New York Times book.

*Schmidt, J.C., 1986, Changes in alluvial deposits, upper Grand Canyon: in Proced. of the 4th Federal interagency sedimentation conference; in 2 vol., G.D. Glysson, chairperson, Water Resource Council, 1986, p. 2.48-2.57.

*Stevens, L., 1983, The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon: Red Lake Books, Flagstaff, Arizona, 107 p.

*USGS, 1972, Grand Canyon National Park and vicinity (relief map): USGS Special Topographic Map, 1:62,5000.

*Waesche, H.H., 1934, The Grand View copper project: Grand Canyon Nature Notes, v.8, no.12, p. 250-258.

*Webb, R.H., Pringle, P.T., and Rink, G.R., 1987, Debris flows from tributaries of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: USGS Open-File Report 87-118, 64 p.

*Webb, R.H., Melis, T.S., Griffiths, P.G., Elliott, J.G., Cerling, T.E., Poreda, R.J., Wise, T.W., and Pizzuto, J.E., 1999, Lava Falls Rapid in Grand Canyon; effects of late Holocene debris flows on the Colorado River: USGS Prof. Paper P 1591, 90 p.

*Webb, R.H., Pringle, P.T., Renau, S.L., and Rink, G.R., 1988, Monument Creek debris flow, 1984; Implications for formation of rapids on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park: Geology, v.16, p. 50-54.

*Wenrich, K.J., Billingsley, G.H., and Blackerby, B.A., 1995, Spatial migration and compositional changes of Miocene-Quaternary magmatism in the western Grand Canyon: Jour. Geophys. Res. B, Solid Earth and Planets, v.100, no.6, p.10417-10440.

*White, D., 1927, The flora of the Hermit shale in the Grand Canyon, Arizona: National Acad. Sci. Proc., v.13, p. 574-575.

*Young, R.A., 1970, Geomorphological implications of pre-Colorado and Colorado tributary drainage in the western Grand Canyon region: Plateau, v.42, n.3, p. 107-117.

 

Grand Canyon-Breccia Pipes

*Chenoweth, W.L., 1986, The Orphan Lode Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona; a case history of mineral , collapse-breccia pipe: USGS Open-File Report OF 86-0510, 125 p.

*Gornitz, V. and Kerr, P.F., 1970, Uranium mineralization and alteration, Orphan Mine, Grand Canyon, Arizona: Economic Geology, v.65, n.7, p. 751-768.

*Hoffman, M.E., 1977, Origin and mineralization of breccia pipes, Grand Canyon district, Arizona: M.S. thesis, Laramie, Univ. of Wyoming.

*Ludwig, K.R., Rasmussen, J.D. and Simmons, K.R., 1986, Age of uranium ores in collapse-breccia pipes in the Grand Canyon area, northern Arizona (abstr.): GSA Abstracts with Prog., v.18, n.5, p. 392.

*Ludwig, K.R., and Simmons, K.R., 1991, U/Pb dating of uranium ores in collapse-breccia pipes, Grand Canyon region: in Source, transport and deposition of metals, Maurice Pagel, ed., and others, Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema, p. 405-408.

*Ludwig, K.R., and Simmons, K.R., 1992, U/Pb dating of uranium deposits in collapse breccia pipes of the Grand Canyon region: Economic Geology and the Bull. of the Society of Economic Geologists, v.87, n.7, Nov. 1992, p.1747-1765.

*Marks, R.L., 1961, Mining uranium on the rim of the Grand Canyon: The Explosive Engineer, v.39, n.6, p.165-170.

*Watkins, T.A., 1975, The geology of the Copper House, Copper Mountain, and Parashant breccia pipes, western Grand Canyon, Mohave County, Arizona: M.S. thesis,Golden, Colorado School of Mines, 91 p.

 

Grand Canyon-Tectonics

*Donald, E.M., 1935, Earthquake, Grand Canyon: Grand Canyon Nature Notes, v.9, no.11, p. 372-377.

*Fenton, C.R., Webb, R.H., Pearthree, P.A., Cerling, T.E., and Poreda, R.J., 2001, Displacement rates on the Toroweap and Hurricane faults; implications for Quaternary downcutting in the Grand Canyon, Arizona: Geology (Boulder), v.29, n.11, p.1035-1038.

*Huntoon, P.W., 1971, The deep structure of the monoclines in eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona: Plateau, v.43, p.148-158.

*Huntoon, P.W., 1974, Synopsis of Laramide structural geology of the eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona; in Eastwood, R.L., and others, eds., Geology of northern Arizona, Part I- Regional studies: Flagstaff, Northern Arizona University, p. 317-335.

*Huntoon, P.W., Billingsley, G.H., and Clark, 1981, Geologic map of the Hurricane fault zone and vicinity, western Grand Canyon, Arizona: Grand Canyon natural History Association, 1:48,000.

*Huntoon, P.W., and Sears, J.W., 1975, Bright Angel and Eminence faults, eastern Grand Canyon, Arizona: GSA Bull., v.86, p. 465.

*Kelley, V.C., 1955, Regional tectonics of the Colorado Plateau and relationship to the origin and distribution of uranium: New Mexico Univ. Pubs. Geology, n.5, 120 p.

*Lovejoy, E.M.P., 1959, Hurricane fault problem, Utah and Arizona (abstr.): GSA Bull., v.70, no.12, p.1732.

*Lovejoy, E.M.P., 1964, The Hurricane fault zone and the Cedar Pocket Canyon-Shebit-Gunlock fault complex, southeastern Utah and northwestern Arizona: PhD, Univ. of Arizona, 195 p.

*Ransome, F.L., 1908, Pre-Cambrian sediments and faults in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado: Science, new series, v.27, p. 667-669.

*Shoemaker, E.M., Squires, R.L., and Abrams, M.L., 1978, The Bright Angel and Mesa Butte fault systems of northern Arizona, in Smith, R.B. and Eaton, G.D., eds., Cenozoic tectonics and regional geophysics of the western Cordillera: GSA Memoir 152, p. 341-368.

*Walcott, C.D., 1890, Study of a line of displacement in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado in northern Arizona: GSA Bull., v.1, p. 49-64.

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