Several UMR faculty members and students will present research papers at the 38th annual meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America April 1-2 at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis.
Approximately 400 geoscientists are expected to attend. The Earth and atmospheric sciences department at Saint Louis University is hosting the annual meeting.
UMR faculty members presenting research papers at the meeting are:
— Dr. Richard Hagni of Rolla, Mo., Curators’ Professor emeritus of geology and geophysics. He will present two papers: "Directions of Ore Fluid Flow in the Southeast Missouri Lead-Zinc District as Interpreted From Asymmetrical Distributions of Orebodies with Respect to Precambrian Topography and From Mineral/Metal Zoning Patterns" and "The Character of the Fluorspar Deposits at Okorusu, Namibia: Mineralogy, Paragensis and Ore Controls."
— Dr. Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe of Rolla, Mo., associate professor of geology and geophysics. She will present "Models of Eperic Seaway Connections: Middle Cretaceous of the U.S. Western Interior."
UMR students presenting papers at the meeting are:
— Caroline A. Davis of Rolla, Mo., a Ph.D. student in geology and geophysics. She will present "Subsurface Characterization of a Superfund Site, New Haven, Missouri, Using Geophysical Techniques."
— Tambra L. Eifert of Rolla, Mo., a Ph.D. student in geology and geophysics, who will present "Paleoenvironmental Implications of Palynomorphs From the Porters Creek Clay Formation (Late Paleocene) of Southeast Missouri."
— Anne Faeth of St. Louis, a graduate student in environmental engineering. She will present "Heavy Metal Transport Processes in the Blank River of Missouri’s New Lead Belt."
— Daniel Lasco of Rolla, Mo., a senior in geology and geophysics. He will present "Vertical Zonation in the Mount Sheridan Gabbro, Wichita Mountains Oklahoma."
— Joshua McBurnett of Belleview, Mo., a graduate student in geology and geophysics. He will present "Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy of Big River Sediments."
— Sean P. O’Donnell of St. Anne, Ill., a senior in geology and geophysics. He will present "Crystal Size Distribution Analysis of a Rhyolite Dike, Wichita Mountains Oklahoma."
In conjunction with the conference, Dr. Jay M. Gregg, chair and professor of geology and geophysics at UMR, and Dr. John P. Hogan, associate professor of geology and geophysics at UMR, plan to lead a geological field trip to the St. Francois Mountains for a group of students and secondary education teachers on April 3.
Note to media: Abstracts containing information about the research can be obtained from the UMR Office of Public Relations, phone (573) 341-4328.