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James V. Jones

Title: Research Geologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7442
Fax: (907) 786-7401
Email: jvjones@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

Ph.D.2005The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TXGeology
M.S.1999University of Wyoming, Laramie, WYGeology
B.S.1997University of the South, Sewanee, TNGeology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Tectonics; structural geology; igneous and metamorphic petrology; geochronology

Professional Experience

2011 - PresentResearch Geologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK
2008 - 2011Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Little Rock, AR
2005 - 2008Assistant Professor, Geology Discipline, University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, MN
2005Part-time Faculty, Department of Geology, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
2000 - 2005Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
1998Summer Professional Geologist, ARCO Alaska Inc., Anchorage, Alaska
1997 - 1999Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Member of the Geological Society of America
American Geophysical Union
Mineralogical Society of America
National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Publications

Total pubs: 12

Daniel, C. G., L. S. Pfeifer, J. V. Jones, III, and C. M. McFarlane. 2013. Detrital zircon evidence for Mesoproterozoic (ca. 1.49–1.46 Ga) deposition and orogenesis in a reconstructed orogenic belt, northern New Mexico, USA: defining the Picuris Orogeny. Geological Society of America Bulletin 125:1423-1441. doi:10.1130/B30804.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, J. V., III, C. A. Shaw, J. L. Allen, and T. Housh. 2013. U-Pb zircon age constraints on two episodes of Paleoproterozoic magmatism and development of the Grizzly Creek shear zone, White River uplift, western Colorado, U.S.A. Rocky Mountain Geology 48:15-39. doi:10.2113/gsrocky.48.1.15 [Details] [Full Publication]

Doe, M. F., J. V. Jones, III, K. E. Karlstrom, B. Dixon, G. E. Gehrels, and M. Pecha. 2013. Using detrital zircon ages and Hf isotopes to identify 1.48-1.45 Ga sedimentary basins and fingerprint sources of exotic 1.6-1.5 Ga grains in southwestern Laurentia. Precambrian Research. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2013.03.002 [Details] [Full Publication]

Daniel, C. G., J. V. Jones, III, C. L. Andronicos, and M. Gray. 2013. Making the case for the Picuris orogeny: Evidence for a 1500 to 1400 Ma orogenic event in the southwestern United States. Pages 205-235 in Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years of GSA Discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Geological Society of America Field Guides [Details] [Full Publication]

Doe, M. F., J. V. Jones, III, K. E. Karlstrom, K. Thrane, D. Frei, G. E. Gehrels, and M. Pecha. 2012. Basin formation near the end of the 1.60-1.45 Ga tectonic gap in southern Laurentia: Mesoproterozoic Hess Canyon Group of Arizona and implications for ca. 1.5 Ga supercontinent configurations. Lithosphere 4(1):77-88. doi:10.1130/L160.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, J. V., III and K. Thrane. 2012. Correlating Proterozoic syn-orogenic metasedimentary successions in southwestern Laurentia: New insights from detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of Paleoproterozoic quartzite and metaconglomerate in central and northern Colorado, U.S.A. Rocky Mountain Geology 41(1):1-35. doi:10.2113/gsrocky.47.1.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, J. V., III, C. G. Daniel, D. Frei, and K. Thrane. 2011. Revised regional correlations and tectonic implications of Paleoproterozoic and Mesoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks in northern New Mexico, USA: New findings from detrital zircon studies of the Hondo Group, Vadito Group, and Marquenas Formation. Geosphere 7(4):974-991. doi:10.1130/GES00614.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, J. V., III, C. S. Siddoway, and J. N. Connelly. 2010. Characteristics and implications of a Proterozoic mid-crustal section, Wet Mountains, Colorado, USA. Lithosphere 2:119-135. doi:10.1130/L78.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, J. V., III, S. A. Rogers, and J. N. Connelly. 2010. U-Pb geochronology of Proterozoic granites in the Sawatch Range, Colorado, USA. Rocky Mountain Geology 45:1-22. doi:10.2113/gsrocky.45.1.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, J. V., III, J. N. Connelly, K. E. Karlstrom, M. W. Williams, and M. F. Doe. 2009. Age, provenance, and tectonic setting of Paleoproterozoic quartzite successions in the southwestern United States. Geological Society of America Bulletin 121(1-2):247-264. doi:10.1130/B26351.1 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jones, J. V., III and J. N. Connelly. 2006. Proterozoic tectonic evolution of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, southern Colorado. Rocky Mountain Geology 41:79-116. doi:10.2113/gsrocky.41.2.7 [Details] [Full Publication]

Jessup, M. J., J. V. Jones, III, K. E. Karlstrom, M. L. Williams, J. N. Connelly, and M. T. Heizler. 2006. Three Proterozoic orogenic episodes and an intervening exhumation event in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison region, Colorado. Journal of Geology 114:555-576. doi:10.1086/506160 [Details] [Full Publication]

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