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ABOUT THE ALASKA
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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

Significant Recent Publications

Daniel, C. G., L. S. Pfeifer, J. V. Jones III, and C. McFarlane. 2013. Detrital zircon evidence for Mesoproterozoic (ca. 1.491.46 Ga) deposition and orogenesis in a reconstructed orogenic belt, northern New Mexico, USA: defining the Picuris Orogeny. Geological Society of America Bulletin 125:14231441. doi: 10.1130/B30804.1

Doe, M. F., J. V. Jones, III, K. E. Karlstrom, B. Dixon, G. 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

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

Jones, J. V. III and K. Thrane. 2013. 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 47(1):135. doi: 10.2113/gsrocky.47.1.1

Doe, M. F., J. V. Jones, III, K. E. Karlstrom, K. Thrane, D. Frei, G. 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

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 7:974-991. doi: 10.1130/GES00614.1

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

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

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

Jessup, M. J., J. V. III Jones, 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

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

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