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Roger Weller, geology instructor
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aquifers related to lineaments

*Ferguson. E.W., Clark, S.F., Jr., Picard, M.Z., and Moore, R.B., 1996, Lineament map of area 2 of the New Hampshire bedrock aquifer assessment, southeastern New Hampshire: USGS Open-File Report OF 96-0490 (1:48,000).


earthquakes related to lineaments

*Gabrielsen, R.H., Ramberg, I.B., 1979, Tectonic analysis of the Meloey earthquake area based on Landsat mapping: Nor. Geol. Tidsskr, v.59, p.183-187.

*Leach, J.H.J., Rynn, J.M.W., Hammond, R.H., and Mallett, C.W., 1987, The possible correlation of major geological structures in the Bowen Basin, bathymetric contours in the Coral Sea, and regional seismic activity in north east Australia: in Proceedings. Pacific Rim Congress 87, Gold Coast. Australia, p. 741-743.

*Scjweig, E.S., III, and Marple, R.T., 1991, Bootheel lineament; A possible coseismic fault of the great New Madrid earthquakes: Geology, v.19, n.10, p. 1025-1028.

*Sibson, R.H., 1986, Earthquakes and lineament infrastructure: Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London, Ser.A, 317, p. 63-79.


igneous activity related to lineaments

*Barton, M.D., and Hanson, R.B., 1989, Magmatism and the development of low-pressure metamorphic belts: Implications from the western United States and thermal modeling: GSA Bull., v.101, p. 1051-1065.

*Marsh, J.S., 1973, Relationships between transform directions and alkaline igneous rock lineaments in Africa and South America: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v.18, p. 317-323.

*Petford, N., and Atherton, M.P., 1992, Granitoid emplacement and deformation along a major crustal lineament; The Cordillera Blanca, Peru: Tectonophysics, v.205, p. 171-185.

*Sykes, L.R., 1978, Intraplate seismicity, reactivation of pre-existing zones of weakness, alkaline magmatism, and other tectonism postdating continental fragmentation: Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, v.16, p. 621-688.


opposition to concept of lineaments

*Gilluly, J.,1976, Lineaments-ineffective guides to ore deposits: Econ. Geology, v.71, p. 1507-1514.

*Sonder, R.A., 1938, Die Lineament Tektonik und ihre Probleme: Eclogae Geol. Helvetiae, v.31, p. 199-238.


ore deposits related to lineaments

*Anderson, A.L., 1934, Geology of the Pearl-Horseshoe Bend gold belt: Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology pamphlet, v.41, 36 p.
*Billingsley, P.R., and Locke, A., 1935, Tectonic position of ore districts in the Rocky Mountain region: Am. Inst. Mining Metall. Petroleum Engineers Trans., v.115, p. 59-68.

*de Carvalho, D., 1977, Lineament patterns and hypogene mineralization in Portugal: in Mineral'nyye paragenezisy; tektonika rudnykh mestorozhdeniy. Symp Int. Assoc. Genesis Ore Dep., n.4, v.2, p. 444-453.
*Ehmann, W.J., 1985, Lineaments and their association with metal deposits, Ruby Mountains, Montana: USGS Open-file Report 85-599.

*Guild, P.W., 1974, Distribution of metallogenic provinces in relation to major earth features: Schift. Erdwiss. Komm. Osterr. Wiss. Bandl., p.10-24.
*Harrison, J.E., 1972, Precambrian Belt basin of northwestern United States: its geometry, sedimentation and copper occurrences: GSA Bull., v.83, p. 1215-1240.

*Heyl, A.V., 1972, The 38th parallel lineament and its relationship to ore deposits: Econ. Geol., v.67, p. 879-894.

*Kutina, J., 1969, Hydrothermal ore deposits in the western states: a new concept of structural control of ore distribution: Science, v.165, p.1113-1119.

*Kutina, J., Pokorny, J., and Vesela, M., 1967, Empirical prospecting net based on the regularity distribution of ore veins with application to the Jihlava mining district, Czechoslovakia,: Econ. Geol., v.62, p. 390-405.

*Lalor, J.H., 1987, The Olympic Dam copper-uranium-gold-silver deposit, South Australia: in Horn, M.K., ed., 4th Circum-Pacific Energy and Mineral Resources Conference, Singapore, 1986, Trans., p. 561-567.

*Landwehr, W.R., 1967, Belts of mineralization in western United States: Econ. Geol., v.62, p. 494-501.

*Lindgren, W., 1901, The gold belt of the Blue Mountains of Oregon: USGS 22nd Ann. Rept., pt.2, p. 551-776.

*Mayo, E.B., 1958, Lineament tectonics and some ore districts of the Southwest: Mining. Eng., v.10, p.1169-1175.

*McKee, E.H., and Blakely, R.J., 1990, Tectonic significance of linear, north-trending anomalies in north-central Nevada: in Geology and ore deposits of the Great Basin, sponsored by Geological Society of Nevada and USGS, Prog. with Abstracts, p. 49.

*Mikkola, K., and Vuorela, P., 1977, Ore-bearing areas as related to the linearity in Finnish bedrock: in Mineral'nyye paragenzisy i tektonika rudnykh mestorozndeniy, Bogdanov, B., et al, eds. Symp. Int. Assoc. Genesis Ore Dep., n.4, v.2, p. 493-503.

*Mooney, T.C., and Mutschler, F.E., 1990, Lineaments, mantle melts, and gold deposits; new prospecting paradigms or old fables? (abst): in Cordilleran Section, 86th ann. meet., Abstracts with Prog., GSA, v.22, n.3, p. 70.

*O'Driscoll, E.S.T., 1972, Area selection based on lineament studies: memorandum to R.H. Mazzucchelli, 18/10/72, Western Mining Corporation Ltd., Exploration Div.

*O'Driscoll, E.S.T., 1983, Broken Hill at crossroads: Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Conference, series 12, p. 29-47.

*O'Driscoll, E.S.T., 1985, The application of lineament tectonics in the discovery of the Olympic Dam Cu-Au-U deposit at Roxby Downs, South Australia: Global Tectonics and Metallurgy., v.3, n.1, p. 43-57.

*O'Driscoll, E.S.T., 1986, Observations of the lineament-ore relation: Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. London, A317, p. 195-218.

*O'Driscoll, E.S.T., 1988, Lineament tectonics in ore search, with examples including Olympic Dam: Notes for Australian Mineral Foundation course 563/88.

*Porter, C.A., 1924, Intersecting fracture zones and mineral districts: Eng. Mining Jour., v.118, p. 650-657.

*Roberts, R.J., 1957, Major mining belts in Nevada: AIME program for Reno meeting.

*Roberts, R.J., 1960, Alinement of mining districts in north central Nevada: USGS Prof. Paper 400-B, p. B17-B19.

*Roberts, R.J., 1966, Metallogenic provinces and mineral belts in Nevada: in Papers presented at the AIME Pacific Southwest mineral industry conference, Sparks, Nevada, May 5-7, 1965, Part A, General session on exploration and mine development in Nevada, Nev. Bur. of Mines Rept. 13, p. 44-72.

*Rowan, L.C., and Bowers, T.L., 1995, Analysis of linear features mapped in Landsat thematic mapper and side-looking airborne radar images of the Reno 1 degree by 2 degree Quadrangles, Nevada and California; implications for mineral resource studies: Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing, v.61, n.6, June 1995, p. 749-759.

*Snyder, F.G., Structural lineaments and mineral deposits (abst): Mining Eng., v.22, n.8, p. 36.

*Snyder, F.G., 1970, Structural lineaments and mineral deposits, eastern United States: in AIME World Symposium on Mining and Metallurgy of Lead and Zinc, v.1, Mining and concentration of lead and zinc, p. 76-94.

*Stewart, J.H., Moore, W.J., and Zeitz, I., 1976, East-west patterns of Cenozoic igneous rocks, aeromagnetic anomalies, and mineral deposits, Nevada and Utah: GSA Bull. (in press).

*Tweto, O., and Sims, P.K., 1963, Precambrian ancestry of the Colorado Mineral Belt: GSA Bull., v.74, n.8, p. 991-1014.

*Woodall, R., 1991, WMC's Australian mineral exploration; Yesterday, today, and tomorrow: Western Australian Geoscientific Technical Conference.

*Woodall, R., 1992, Empiricism and concept in successful exploration: in 11th Australian Geological Convention, Ballart, 1992, Geol. Soc. Australia, Abstracts, v.32, p. 49-51.

*Woodall, R., 1993, The multidisciplinary team approach to successful mineral exploration: Soc. of Econ. Geologists, Newsletter, v.14, p. 1-6.

*Woodall, R., 1994, Empiricism and concept in successful mineral exploration: Australian Jour. of Earth Sciences, v.41, n.1, p. 1-10.


petroleum deposits related to lineaments

*Boucher, R.K., 1995, The relevance of lineament tectonics to hydrocarbon occurrences in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, South Australia: PESA Jour., v.21, p. 69-75.


remote sensing related to lineaments

*Denison, R.E., 1995, Significance of air-photographic linears in the basement rocks of the Arbuckle Mountains: in Johnson, K.S., ed., Structural styles in the southern Midcontinent, 1992 Symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 97, p. 119-131.

*Gabrielsen, R.H., and Ramberg, I.B., 1979, Tectonic analysis of the Meloy earthquake area based on Landsat mapping: Nor. Geol. Tidsskr, v.59, n.2, p. 183-187.

*Gay, S.P., Jr., 1972, Fundamental characteristics of aeromagnetic lineaments: Salt Lake City, Utah, Am. Stereo Map Co., 94 p.

*Haman, P.J., 1961, Lineament analysis on aerial photographs: West Canadian Research Pubs., Geology and Related Sci., ser.2, n.1, 22 p.

*Henderson, G., 1960, Air-photo lineaments in Mpanda area, Western Province, Tanganyika, Africa: AAPG Bull., v.44, n.1, p. 53-71.

*Swatzky, D.L., and Raines, G.C., 1981, Geologic uses of linear-feature maps derived from small-scale images: in D.W. O'Leary and J.L. Earle, eds., Proceedings of Third International Conference on Basement Tectonics, Durango, Colorado, 1978: Basement Tectonics Committee, Denver, Colo., p. 91-100.


tectonic theory related to lineaments

*Affleck, J., 1963, Magnetic anomaly trend and spacing patterns: Geophysics, v.28, p. 379-395.

*Bonilla, M.G., 1979, Historic surface faulting; map patterns, relation to subsurface faulting, and relation to pre-existing faults: in Proceedings of Conf. VIII- analysis of actual fault zones in bedrock: USGS Open File Report. 79-1239, p. 36-65.

*Bosworth, W., 1985, Geometry of propagating rifts: Nature, v.316, p.625-627.

*Cordell, L., 1989, Experiments in the phenomenology of geophysical lineaments: in Quimby, M.N. and Hinze, W.J., eds., Regional Geophysical Lineaments: Geol. Soc. of India, Memoir 12, p. 125-128.

*Fuller, M.D., 1964, Expression of east-west features in magnetic surveys in parts of the U.S.A.: Geophysics, v.29, p. 602-622.

*Gross, W.H., 1951, A statistical study of topographic linears and bedrock structures: Geol. Assoc. Canada Proc., v.4, p. 77-87.

*Krantz, R.W., 1988, Multiple fault sets and three-dimensional strain: theory and applications: Jour. Struct. Geology, v.10, p. 225-237.

*Magara, K., 1981, Mechanisms of natural fracturing in a sedimentary basin: AAAPG Bull., v.65, p.123-132.

*Pappalardo, R.T., and Greeley, R., 1995, A review of the origins of subparallel ridges and troughs; Generalized morphological predictions from terrestrial models: Jour. Geophys. Res., v.100, p.18,985-19,007.

*Rance, H., 1967, Major lineaments and torsional deformation of the earth: Jour. Geophys. Res., v.72, p. 2213-2217.

*Shul'ts, S.S., 1971, Planetary fractures and tectonic deformations: Geotectonics, n.4, p. 203-207.

*Syme Gash, P.J., 1971, A study of surface features relating to brittle and semi-brittle fractures: Tectonophysics, V.12, p. 349-391.