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Publications

Recent Publications

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2016, Crossroads of art, education, and geology in New Harmony, Indiana: A new exhibit at the Working Men’s Institute: Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, v. 125, no. 1, p. 19–31.

Scheller, K.W., and Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2015, Geochemical and γ ray characterization of Pennsylvanian black shales: Implications for elevated home radon levels in Vanderburgh County, Indiana: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, v. 148, p. 154-162.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., and Foster, J. D., 2014, Petrified Wood of Southern Oregon: Implications for Cenozoic Climate Change: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 402, p. 1-11.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., Dittmer, E. R., and Lane, C. L., 2014, Sediment Study and Removal of Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon: Environmental Geoscience, v. 21, no. 1, p. 1-15.

Elliott, W. S. Jr., Suttner, L. J., and Pratt, L. M., 2007, Tectonically induced climate and its control on the distribution of depositional systems in the continental Cloverly Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Wyoming: Sedimentary Geology, v. 202, p. 730-753.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2007, Field Trip Guide to the Upper Cretaceous Hornbrook Formation and Cenozoic Rocks of southern Oregon and northern California: Geological Society of the Oregon Country, September 8, 24 p.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., Page, K., and Petrovic, S., 2005, Field Trip Guide for the Blue Ledge Mine, Siskiyou County, California: Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 12 p. 

Elliott, W. S. Jr., Douglas, B. J., and Suttner, L. J., 2003, Structural control on Quaternary and Tertiary sedimentation in the Harrison Basin, Madison County, Montana: Mountain Geologist, v. 40, p. 1-18.  (Best Paper Award, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 2003)

Recent Abstracts (* - denotes undergraduate student authors)

Beard*, S., and Elliott, W.S. Jr., 2016, Petrified wood from the Inglefield Sandstone of the Patoka Formation (Upper Pennsylvanian) in Vanderburgh County, southwest Indiana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Denver, Colorado, v. 48, no. 7.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2016, Geochemical variability of roof shales in the Carbondale Group (Pennsylvanian) of southwestern Indiana: Indiana Academy of Science Abstracts with Program, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2015, Sedimentological and geochemical variability of mudrocks in coal-bearing successions of the Carbondale Group (Pennsylvanian) in southwest Indiana: A Core-Based Evaluation: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Program.  

Elliott, W. S., Jr., and A. M. Feldhaus*, 2014, Contemporary exhibit highlighting the development of American geology in New Harmony, Indiana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 6, p. 406.

Stephens*, M. J., W. S. Elliott, Jr., and J. A. D’Allura, 2014, Early diagenetic origin of mudrock concretions from the Hornbrook Formation (Upper Cretaceous) in Siskiyou County, California: Implications for preservation of primary sedimentary fabrics: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 6, p. 770.

Feldhaus*, A. M., and W. S. Elliott, Jr., 2014, Variability in mudrocks overlying coal seams of the Carbondale Group (Pennsylvanian) in southwestern Indiana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 6, p. 770.

Smith C, C. Broach*, H. Chok, W. S., Elliott Jr., and W. P. Gilhooly, III, 2013, Chemostratigraphy of Pennsylvanian Core Shale Cyclothems, Illinois Basin, Southern Indiana: Goldschmidt Conference, Mineralogical Magazine, v. 77, no. 5, p. 2225.

Broach*, C. M., W. P. Gilhooly, III, W. S. Elliott, Jr., and C. Smith, 2013, A Geochemical Analysis of Five Late Middle Pennsylvanian Cores (Carbondale Group) From the Illinois Basin, Southern Indiana: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs.

Broach*, C. M., W. P. Gilhooly III, C. Smith, W.S. Elliott, Jr., 2013, Tracking the Geochemical Trends in Transgressive Lithofacies Superjacent to Late Middle Pennsylvanian Coals (Carbondale Group) from Southern Indiana: Midwest Geobiology Symposium, p. 15.

Hatfield*, T., W.S. Elliott, Jr., and J.A. D’Allura, 2012, Preferential preservation of sedimentary fabrics and textures in mudrock concretions from the Hornbrook Formation (Upper Cretaceous) in Siskiyou County, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 7, p. 551.

Dahlquist*, M., and W.S. Elliott, Jr., 2012, Provenance of cobbles in the Rocky Gulch Sandstone Member of the Hornbrook Formation (Upper Cretaceous) in Siskiyou County, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 7.

Voegerl*, R., C.M. Broach*, W.S. Elliott, Jr., and W.P. Gilhooly, III, 2012, Mudrock variability above coals of the Carbondale Group (Desmoinesian) in cores from Vanderburgh County, Indiana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 7, p. 551.

Broach*, C.M., W.P. Gilhooly III, C. Smith, W.S. Elliott, Jr. and R. Voegerl, 2012, Paleoenvironmental history of five Late Middle Pennsylvanian cores (Carbondale Group) from the Illinois Basin, Southwest Indiana:  A combined geochemical and geophysical approach: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 7.

Boardman, D. R., J.D. Beuthin, and W.S. Elliott, Jr., 2012, Chronostratigraphic and Sedimentological Interpretation of the Barnett Shale (Mississippian) of the Llano Uplift and Fort Worth Basin, Texas: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs, Long Beach, California.

Broach*, C.M. and W.S. Elliott, Jr., 2011, Sedimentological examination of lithofacies associated with coal seams of the Linton and Petersburg Formations (Pennsylvanian) in Vanderburgh County, Indiana: Implications for coal formation and origins of Coal-Bed Methane: North Central-Northeast Section Meeting, Pittsburgh, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, v. 43, no. 1, p. 115.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., C. Lane, E. Dittmer, and S. Mason, 2010, Evaluation of sediments impounded by Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue River in Jackson County, Oregon: Implications for Dam Removal: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, no. 5, p. 85.

Lane, C. L., E. Dittmer, W.S. Elliott, Jr., and S. Mason, 2010, An analysis of sediments impounded at Gold Ray Dam, Jackson County, Oregon: Initial steps in removal of a mainstem dam: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, no. 4, p. 106.

Lane, C., W.S. Elliott, Jr., E. Dittmer, P. *Kennedy, and S. Mason, 2010, Distribution, Volume, and Nature of Sediments Impounded Behind Gold Ray Dam, Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon: Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Sciences, v. 46.

Brumley, K., E.L. Miller, L.A. Mayer, A. Andronikov, J.L. Wooden, T.A. Dumitru, W.S. Elliott, Jr., G.E. Gehrels, and S.B. Mukasa, 2010, Petrography and U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology of metasedimentary strata dredged from the Chukchi Borderland, Amerasia Basin, Arctic Ocean: Abstracts with Programs, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2009, Sequence stratigraphy and depositional history of the Upper Cretaceous Hornbrook Formation in southwestern Oregon and northern California: Tectonic implications for Western North America: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Abstracts with Programs.

*Martin, L. C. and Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2009, Determining the provenance of clasts within conglomerates of the Payne Cliffs Formation, Jackson County, Oregon: Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Sciences, v. 45, p. 28-29.

*Shapiro, R. and Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2009, Growth experiments of Acidithiobacillus ferroxidans to resolve the oxidation rate of sulfide minerals at the abandoned Blue Ledge Mine, Siskiyou County, California: Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Sciences, v. 45, p. 30.

*McKay, L. K., *Brettner, N. P., and Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2008, Examining the geochemistry of natural waters underlain by massive sulfide deposits near the Blue Ledge Mine, Siskiyou County, California: Proceedings of the Oregon Academy of Sciences, v. 44, p. 36-37.

*Bywater, S. V., and Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2007, Petrographic Analysis of Sandstone Concretions in the Upper Cretaceous Hornbrook Formation, Siskiyou County, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 6, p. 628-629.

*Carrington, E. M., and Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2007, Geochemistry and Grain Size Analysis of Sediments Recovered from Gold Ray Reservoir and Implications for Dam Removal on the Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 6, p. 61.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., *Johnson, J. A., *Wikstrom, M. A., and Jones, P., 2007, Acid Mine Drainage and assessment of recent remediation efforts at the Blue Ledge Mine, Siskiyou County, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 6, p. 404.

Selected Presentations & Workshops

Presentation “Radon: Health, Hazards, and your Home”, University of Southern Indiana, September 24, 2015

Requested Talk “Sediment Study of the Gold Ray Reservoir on the Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon” to Department of Geology, Binghamton University, November 21, 2014

Presentation “Core Descriptions from the FS Range No. 1, Mississippian Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas” at Devon Energy, Oklahoma City, November 4, 2013

Invited Seminar “Sediment Study of the Gold Ray Reservoir on the Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon” to Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, April 15, 2013

Presentation “Core Descriptions from the Mississippian Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas” to Barnett Shale Group at Devon Energy, Oklahoma City, May 21, 2012

Invited Talk “Sediment Study of the Gold Ray Reservoir and Implications for Dam Removal on the Rogue River, Jackson County, Oregon” to Geology Department at Ball State University, March 12, 2012

Attended Short Course “U-Pb Geochronology and Hf Isotope Geochemistry Applied to Detrital Minerals” Geological Society of America, Denver, October 30, 2010  

Keynote Speaker “Reflections on an Academic Life: In Retrospect and Prospect” at Southern Oregon Arts and Research Symposium, Southern Oregon University, May 22, 2008

Presentation “Geology of the Upper Klamath Basin, Klamath County, Oregon” to Geological Society of the Oregon Country, Klamath County Courthouse, September 8, 2006

Unpublished Technical Reports

Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2013, Summary report for cores examined from the Upper Mississippian Barnett Shale in the Newark East Field, Wise and Denton Counties, Texas: Barnett Shale Group, Devon Energy, 55 p.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2013, Core Description of the Barnett Shale from the FS Range No. 1, Newark East Field, Wise County, Texas: Barnett Shale Group, Devon Energy, 21 p.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2012, Sedimentology of the Barnett Shale from the Adams Southwest No. 7H well, Newark East Field, Wise County, Texas: Barnett Shale Group, Devon Energy, 25 p.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2012, Description of the Barnett Shale from the Thomas Cherryhomes No. 1H well, Newark East Field, Wise County, Texas: Barnett Shale Group, Devon Energy, 20 p.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2012, Core Description of the Barnett Shale from the Ernest Smith A No. 1H, Newark East Field, Wise County, Texas: Barnett Shale Group, Devon Energy, 21 p.

Elliott, W.S., Jr., 2011, Barnett Shale from the Kathryn Hollingsworth No. 4H Well, Newark East Field, Denton County, Texas: Barnett Shale Group, Devon Energy, 37 p.

Elliott, W.S., Jr. and Dittmer, E.R., 2009, Preliminary Report of the Sediment Study Conducted at Gold Ray Reservoir, Jackson County, Oregon: HDR Engineering, Inc. and Jackson County, Oregon, 9 p.

Elliott, W. S., Jr., 2001, Sequence stratigraphy and petroleum potential of black mudrocks from the Paradox Formation, Utah: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, 12 p.


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