Theses

Although the UMPC is mainly a repository for fossils, it also contains a large collection of economic and petrographic specimens.  Much of the petrographic collection is composed of material from geology theses.  This list contains theses that refer to specimens the paleontogy collection or geological material that is housed at the UMPC. 

Yarnell, Jeannette (2000) Paleontology of two North American Triassic reef faunas: implications for terrane paleogeography.  M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana.

Katvala, Erik (2004) Conodont biostratigraphy and facies correlations in an Upper Triassic Island Arc, Keku Strait, southeast Alaska.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Ambrose, Rachele (2005) A petrologic study of the Chamberlain Carbonate, the Newland Limestone, the Helena Formation, and the Wallace Formation of the Middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana.

Caruthers, Andrew (2005) Upper Triassic carbonates and Scleractinian corals from Wrangellia and the Alexander Terrane (Alaska and Vancouver Island, Canada): Depositional environments and paleobiogeography.  M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana.

Garcia, Joseph (2008) Developing a scientific methodology for artistic reconstructions: A case study in shell coloration from the Peruvian Triassic.  M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana.

Borrastero, Raul (1990) Gold mineralization at the American Girl B-Zone Mine, Cargo Muchacho Mountains, Southeastern most California.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Buckley, Stephen (1990) Ductile extension in a Late Cretaceous fold and thrust belt, Granite County, West-central Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Furniss, George (1990) Gas bubble and expansion crack origin of “Molar Tooth” calcite structures in Middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup, Western Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Gunckel, Kristin (1990) Intrusion emplacement and thrust faulting Pioneer Mountains, Beaverhead County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

 McRoberts, Christopher (1990) Systematic paleontology, stratigraphic occurrence, and paleoecology of halobiid bivalves from the Martin Bridge Formation (Upper Triassic), Wallowa Terrane, Oregon.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

 Reichl, Pavel (1991) Petrology and geochemistry of the Peridotite Zone in the West Fork area, Stillwater Complex, Montana.  PhD, University of Montana. 

 Stickney, Alicia (1991) Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Baicalia-Conophyton Cycles, Helena Formation (Middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup) northwest Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Garcia, Daniel (1992) Fossil mammalia from the Pipestone Creeks Region, Late Eocene and Oligocene (Chadronian and Orellan), Jefferson County, Montana.  PhD. University of California at Berkeley.

Weaver, Patricia (1992) Lithostratigraphy and conodont biostratigraphy of the Grove Creek Dolomite Member of the Snowy Range Formation (Cambrian-Ordovician), Big Snowy Mountains, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Amidon, Lorin (1997) Paleoclimate study of Eocene fossil woods and associated  Paleosols from the Gallatin Petrified Forest, Gallatin National Forest, SW Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Rosenberg, Lance (1998) A comparison of the mineralized endoskeletal tissues of several recent and fossil chondrichthyans from the Bear Gulch Limestone of Montana.  M.S. Thesis, Adelphi University.

Goodwin, David (1999) Paleontology, paleoecology, and depositional environments within the Upper Triassic (Norian) carbonate strata of the Antimonio Formation, northwest Sonora, Mexico.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Johnson, D. Jay (1999) Sedimentary structures and facies in the Helena and Wallace Formations Middle Proterozoic, Belt Supergroup, Montana.  PhD, The University of Montana.

Detra, Earl (1980) Structural investigation of a section through the Seven Devils Mountains, Idaho. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Edmond, Carolyn Lorraine (1980) Magma immiscibility in the Shonkin Sag Laccolith, Highwood Mountains, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Erler, Elise (1980) Petrology and uranium mineralization of the Idaho Batholith near Stanley, Custer County, Idaho. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Fritz, William (1980) Depositional environment of the Eocene Lamar River Formation in Yellowstone National Park. PhD, University of Montana.

Kendrick, George (1980) Magma immiscibility in the Square Butte Laccolith of Central Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Lowney, Karen (1980) Certain Bear Gulch (Namurian A, Montana) Actinopterygii (Osteichthyes) and a Reevaluation of the evolution of the Paleozoic Actinopterygians.  PhD, New York University.

Quattlebaum, David (1980) Stratigraphy, regional correlation and depositional environment of the Bonner Formation (Precambrian Missoula Group, Southwest Montana). M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Smith, Kevin (1980) Petrology and origin of Precambrian metamorphic rocks in the eastern Ruby Mountains, Southwestern Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Weeks, Gary (1980) Precambrian geology of the Boulder River area, Beartooth Mountains, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Beyer, William (1981) Petrology and genesis of a uranium-bearing system of pegmatite dikes, Nancy Creek Area, northeastern Washington.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Cossaboom, Carey (1981) Alteration petrology and mineralization of the Flathead Mine, Hog Heaven Mining District, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Grotzinger, John (1981) The stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Wallace Formation northwest Montana and northern Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Luthy, Stephen (1981) Petrology of Cretaceous and Tertiary intrusive rocks, Red Mountain – Bull Trout Point area, Boise, Valley, and Custer counties, Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Schissel, Donald (1981) Fenitization in the Heather Ann complex, Thompson Falls, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Stradley, Ann (1981) Hydrology and subsurface geology of the Mississippian Madison Group and potential water use for agriculture and industry, northwestern Montana Plains. PhD, University of Montana.

Wilson, Michael (1981) Petrology and origin of Archean lithologies in the southern Tabacco Root and northern Ruby Ranges of southwester Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Zieg, Gerald (1981) Stratigraphy, sedimentology, and diagenesis of the Precambrian Upper Newland Limestone, Central Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Al-Khirbash, Salah (1982) Geology and mineral deposits of the Emery Mining Districts, Powell County, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Barrett, Philip (1982) Petrology and structure, Bayonne Batholith, southeastern British Columbia.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Burnham, Robert (1982) Mylonite zones in the crystalline basement rocks of Sixmile creek and Yankee Jim Canyon, Park County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Dunlap, Dennis (1982)    Tertiary geology of the Muddy Creek Basin, Beaverhead County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.  *Localities only

Kirchner, Gail (1982) Field relations, petrology, and mineralization of the Linster Peak Dome, Fergus County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Kremer, Marguerite (1982) Early Cretaceous foreland sedimentation of the lower clastic unit, Kootenai Formation, southern Gallatin County, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

LaPasha, Constantine (1982) Paleoecology of the Lower Cretaceous Kootenai Formation flora in the Great Falls area, Montana.  PhD, University of Montana.

Rankin, Peter (1982) Mylonitic fabric development through the east flank of the Bitterroot Dome, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Roberts, Sheila (1982) Depositional environments and diagenesis of Permian Scaphopod-bellerophontacean gastropod-bearing beds in southwestern Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Roemmel, Janet (1982) A petrographic and economic evaluation of the White Cow Intrusion, Little Rocky Mountains, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Vuke, Susan (1982) Depositional environments of the Cretaceous Thermopolis, Muddy and Mowry Formations southern Madison and Gallatin Ranges, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Young, Maria (1982) Petrology and origin of Archean rocks in the Armstead Anticline of southwest Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Alleman, David (1983) Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Precambrian Revett Formation, northwest Montana and northern Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Barlow, David (1983) Petrology of the Mount Shields Formation (Belt Supergroup) western Montana, Northern Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Bloomfield, Susan (1983) The Proterozoic Greyson-Spokane transition sequence: A stratigraphic and gravity study, west-central Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Butler, Barbara (1983) Petrology and geochemistry of the Ringing Rocks Pluton, Jefferson County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Carstensen, Andrew (1983) Geology and ore genesis of the Slate Creek area, Custer County, Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Eaton, Gary (1983) Petrology, petrography and geochemistry of some plutons satellite to the Pioneer Batholith, southwestern Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Foster, Fess (1983) Volcanic geology and mineralization in the Mt. Jordan vicinity, Custer County, Idaho.  PhD, University of Montana.

Goodge, John (1983) Fold reorientation and quartz microfabric in the Okanogan Dome mylonite zone, Washington: Kinematic and tectonic implications.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Hansen, Vicki (1983) Kinematic interpretation of mylonitic rocks in Okanogan Dome, north-central Washington, and implications for dome evolution.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Herndon, Stephen (1983) Diagenesis and metamorphism in the Revett quartzite (Middle Proterozoic Belt), Idaho and Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Kuhn, Paul (1983) Magma immiscibility in the Box Elder laccolith of north-central Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Connor, Cathy (1984) Late Quaternary Glaciolacustrine and vegetational history of the Copper River Basin, south-central Alaska.  PhD, University of Montana.

Davis, John (1984) A microstructural perspective of orogenesis in the Pioneer Mountains, central Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

French, Larry (1984) Local geology around Bandbox Mountain (Little Belt Mountains) with emphasis on a Mississippian age carbonate buildup, Judith Basin County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Liptak, Alan (1984) Geology and differentiation of Round Butte laccolith, Central Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Rhodes, Brady (1984) Kinematics, metamorphism, and tectonic history of the Spokane Dome Mylonitic Zone, southern Priest River complex, northeastern Washington and northern Idaho.  PhD, University of Montana.

Sikkink, Pamela (1984) Depositional environments of the Lower Triassic Thaynes Formation, southwestern Montana.  M.S. University of Montana-Missoula.

Emmart, Laura (1985) Volatile transfer differentiation of the Gordon Butte Magma, northern Crazy Mountains, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Hudak, George (1985) Carbonate diagenesis and depositional cycles of the Mission Canyon Limestone, Madison Group of southwestern Montana.  M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana.

Leppert, Dave (1985) Differentiation of a Shoshonitic Magma at Snake butte, Blaine County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Lippert, James (1985) The stratigraphy and diagenesis of the Rierdon and Swift Formations (Upper Jurassic), Missouri River Headwaters Basin.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Lofgren, Donald (1985) Tertiary vertebrate paleontology, stratigraphy, and structure, north Boulder River Basin, Jefferson County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

McGrane, Daniel (1985) Geology of the Idol City area: A volcanic-hosted, disseminated, precious-metal occurrence in east-central Oregon.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Simpson, Stephen (1985) Structure and petrology of the Rhodes Peak Cauldron, Montana and Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Sorensen, Gary (1985) Petrogenesis of the Lewis Peak-Elk Peak area, Judith Mountain, Fergus County,  Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Waisman, Dave (1985) Geology and mineralization of the Black Pine Mine, Granite County, Montana.   M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Whalen, Michael (1985) The carbonate petrology and paleoecology of Upper Triassic limestones of the Wallowa Terrane, Oregon and Idaho.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Eduardo, Benjamin (1986) Mineralization and alteration of the Chisay Zone, Casapalca Mining District-Peru.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Herberger, Don (1986) Sedimentation and mineralization of a sandstone lead-zinc occurrence in the Helena Formation, Belt Supergroup, Lewis and Clark County, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

King, David (1986) Controls of gold mineralization in the southern portion of the Hodson Mining District, West Mother Load Gold Belt, California.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Myers, Sharon (1986) Significance of the chloritic breccia zone, Bitterroot Dome, Western Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Runkel, Anthony (1986) Geology and vertebrate paleontology of the Smith River Basin, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Watson, S. Michelle (1986) The Boulder Batholith as a source for the Elkhorn Mountains Volcanics, southeast quarter of the Deerlodge 15’ quadrangle, southwestern Montana.  M.S.  Thesis, University of Montana.

Embry, Paige (1987) Petrogenesis of the Yogo Peak Stock, Little Belt Mountains, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Garcia, Daniel (1987) Mammalian zoogeography and faunal dynamics in the northwestern region of the United States during the Arikareean (Late Oligocene-Early Miocene).  M.S.  Thesis, University of Montana.

Ripley, Anneliese (1987) Paleoenvironmental interpretation of Tertiary carbonates in Western Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Thomas, Robert (1987) Paleontology and carbonate petrology across the Marjumiid-Pterocephaliid biomere boundary southwestern Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Zehner, Richard (1987) Petrology, structure, and tectonic setting of the Hog Heaven Volcanics, and their relationship  to mineralization.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Ackman, Brad (1988) The stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Middle Proterozoic Snowslip Formation in the Lewis, Whitefish and Flathead Ranges, northwest Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Angeloni, Linda (1988) The role of water in the formation of granulite and amphibolite facies rocks, Tabacco Root Mountains, Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Cronin, Christopher (1988) Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Ravalli Group (Middle Proterozoic Belt Supergroup) in the Mission, Swan, and Flathead Ranges, Northwest Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Kruger, John (1988) Later Proterozoic and early Cambrian structural setting of Western Montana and the stratigraphy and depositional environment of Flathead Sandstone in west-central Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Braun, Eric (1989) Epithermal and hot-spring gold-silver deposits, Republic Mining District, Ferry County, Washington.  PhD, University of Montana.

Pope, Michael (1989) Depositional environments and tectonic setting of the Lower Cambrian Rosella Formation, Cassiar Mountains, north-central British Columbia.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Strayer, Luther IV (1989) Direction and shear sense during suturing of the Seven Devils/Wallowa terrane against North America in Western Idaho: implications of large scale west-directed thrusting along the Western Idaho Suture Zone.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Cole, George (1970) Permian carbonate facies, southern Big Horn Basin – Owl Creek Mountains area, north central, Wyoming. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Tysdal, Russell (1970) Geology of the north end of the Ruby Range, southwestern Montana. PhD, University of Montana.

Breuninger, Ray (1971) Late Pennsylvanian and early Permian carbonate mounds in the Arco Hills and southern Lemhi Range, Idaho. PhD, University of Montana.

Feucht, Alex (1971) Geology of the Swift Reservoir area Sawtooth Range, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Ahlstrand, Dennis (1972) Permian carbonate facies, Wind River Mountains and western Wind River Basin, Wyoming. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Brown, John (1972) The flora of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Central Montana.  PhD, University of Montana.

Harris, William (1972) Upper Mississippian and Pennsylvanian sediments of Central Montana. PhD, University of Montana.

Hoffman, Dale (1972) Tertiary vertebrate paleontology and paleoecology of a portion of the lower Beaverhead River Basin, Madison and Beaverhead Counties, Montana. PhD, University of Montana.

Petkewich, Richard (1972) Tertiary geology and paleontology of the Beaverhead East Area, southwestern Montana. PhD, University of Montana.

Strickler, William (1972) Stratigraphy and sedimentation of shallow marine carbonates and sandstones, Amsden Formation (Pennsylvanian), Tendoy Mountains, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Wold, Ronald (1972) Composition and structural state variation of potassium and plagioclase feldspars from the Philipsburg Batholith, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Brittenham, Marvin (1973) Permian phoshoria bioherms and related facies, southeastern Idaho. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Derkey, Robert (1973) Geology of the Blackbutte Mercury Mine, Lane County, Oregon. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

McClellan, Thomas (1973) Permian carbonate facies of the Franson Member, Phosphoria Formation, southwestern Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Pearson, Monte (1974) Carbonate petrology of the “Upper Hasmark”, Cambrian, of southwestern Montana.  M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Walker, Thomas (1974) Stratigraphy and depositional environments of the Morrison and Kootenai Formations in the Great Falls area, Central Montana.  PhD, University of Montana.

Shurr, George (1975) Marine cycles in the Lower Montana Group, Montana and South Dakota.  PhD, University of Montana.

R. Marin, Pedro (1976) Mineralogy and structure of the Stibnite Hill Mine, Thompson Falls, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Monroe, James (1976) Vertebrate paleontology, stratigraphy, and sedimentation of the Upper Ruby River Basin, Madison County, Montana. PhD, University of Montana.

Nichols, Ralph (1976) Early Miocene mammals from the Lemhi Valley of Idaho. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Wiswall, Gil (1976) Structural styles of the southern boundary of the Sapphire Tectonic Block Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness area, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Bratney, William (1977) Mineralogical and elemental trends in the Stibnite Hill Mine, Sanders County, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Rasmussen, Donald (1977) Geology and mammalian paleontology of the Oligocene Miocene Cabbage Patch Formation, central-western Montana.  PhD, University of Kansas.

Di Canzio, James (1978) Ecomorphology of the Osteichthyes from the Bear Gulch Limestone.  M.S. Thesis, Adelphi University.

Laudon, John (1978) Origins of cleavage in the Wallace Formation, Superior, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

McKee, James (1978) Petrology, alteration, and mineralization of the Poorman Creek-Silver Bell stock porphyry Cu-Mo deposit. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Gordon, Elizabeth (1979) Petrology and field relations of Precambrian metasedimentary and metaigneous rocks west of Twin Bridges, southwestern Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Lelek, Jeffrey (1979) The Skalkaho Pyroxenite-Syenite complex east of Hamilton, Montana, and the role of magma immiscibility in its formation. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Lemoine, Stephen (1979) Correlation of the upper Wallace with the lower Missoula Group and resulting facies interpretations, Cabinet and Coeur D’Alene Mountains, Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Piombino, Joseph (1979) Depositional environments and petrology of the Fort Union Formation near Livingston, Montana: An evaluation as a host for sandstone type uranium mineralization. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Wiswall, Gil (1979) Structure and petrography below the Bitterroot Dome, Idaho Batholith, near Paradise, Idaho. PhD, University of Montana.

Kuenzi, W. David (1961) Geology of the Kelly Hill Area, Stevens County, Washington. M.S. Thesis, Montana State University.

Fisher, Victor (1963) The Bear Rock Formation of northeastern British Columbia. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University.

Riel, Stanley (1963) A basal Oligocene local fauna from McCarty’s Mountain, southwestern Montana. M.S. Thesis, Montana State University.

Berg, Richard (1964) Petrology of anorthosite bodies Bitterroot Range, Ravalli County, Montana. PhD, Montana State University.

Maxwell, Dwight (1964) Diagenetic-metamorphic trends of layer silicates in the Precambrian Belt Series. PhD, Montana State University. 

Mowatt, Thomas (1965) An investigation of some geochemical relationships in the Stillwater Complex, Montana. PhD, University of Montana.

Kuenzi, W. David (1966) Tertiary Stratigraphy in the Jefferson River Basin, Montana. PhD, University of Montana. *Localities only

Gilmour, Ernest (1967) Carbonate petrology and paleontology of the Alaska Bench Formation, Central Montana. PhD, University of Montana.

Decker, Gary (1968) Preliminary report on the geology, geochemistry, and sedimentology of Flathead Lake, Northwestern Montana. M.S. Thesis, University of Montana.

Rasmussen, Donald (1969) Late Cenozoic geology of the Cabbage Patch area, Granite and Powell Counties, Montana. M.A. Thesis, University of Montana.

Douglass, Earl (1899) The Neocene Lake Beds of Western Montana and Descriptions of some new vertebrates from the Loup Fork. M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana.  *specimens left with author

Rowe, Royle (1927) Description and correlative evidence of the Brachiopoda and other faunal members of the Montana Madison Limestone.  M.A. Thesis, State University of Montana.

McNair, Jr., Andrew (1933) Some Cryptostomatous bryozoa from the Traverse Group of Michigan.  M.A. Thesis, State University of Montana.

Blackstone, Jr., Donald (1934) Brachiopoda from the Madison Limestone in Montana. M.A. Thesis, State University of Montana.

Bell, Charles W. (1936) Montana Middle Cambrian Brachiopoda. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University. *specimens sent to AMNH

Clapp, Michael (1936) Beltian stratigraphy and structure in southern part of Ovando Quardrangle, Montana. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University.

Duncan, Donald (1937) Upper Cambrian trilobites from Montana and Yellowstone National Park. M.A. Thesis, Montana State Univeristy.

Duncan, Helen (1937) Trepostomata from the Traverse Group of Michigan. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University.

Tweto, Ogden (1937) Petrography of Pre-Cambrain and Paleozoic rocks of Motnana and Yellowstone National Park. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University.

Denson, Norman (1939) Trilobites from the Park Shale of Motana and Yellowstone National Park. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University.

Groff, Sidney (1954) Petrography of the Kootenai Creek area, Bitterroot Range, Montana. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University.

Achauer, Charles (1957) Stratigraphy and microfossil studies of the Sappington Formation, Southwestern Montana. M.A. Thesis, Montana State University.

Leischner, Lyle (1959) Border zone petrology of the Idaho Batholith in vicinity of Lolo Hot Springs, Montana. M.S. Thesis, Montana State University.