Recent Publications

  1. Nick Mortimer, Gans, P.B., Palin, J.M., Herzer, R.H. and Pelletier, B. Eocene and Oligocene basins and ridges of the Coral Sea‚ÄźNew Caledonia region: tectonic link between Melanesia, Fiji and Zealandia 2014: Tectonics, doi: 10.1002/2014TC003598.
  2. 2013

  3. Walsh, E. O.. Hacker, B. R., Gans, P. B., Wong, M. S., and Anderson, T. B. 2013: Crustal exhumation of the Western Gneiss Region UHP Terrane, Norway: 40Ar/39Ar Thermochronology and Fault-Slip Analysis. Tectonophysics, v. 608, pp. 1159-1179.
  4. Phillip B. Gans, Wong, M.S., Bender, W., Elmiger, J., Kenney, M.J.S, Lerback, J., Monroe, E., Portela, C. and Wilch, J. 2013: Metamoprhic core complexes in four dimensions: The role of polyphase deformation, non-cylindrical structures, and tectonic heredity in the evolution of the Snake Range- Kern Mountains-deep creek complex, Eastern Nevada. 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver.
  5. Mortimer, N., Gans, P., Foley, F., Turner, M., Daczko, N., Robertson, M., Turnbull, I., 2013: Geology and Age of Solander Volcano, Fiordland, New Zealand: The Journal of Geology, v. 121, pp. 475-487.
  6. 2012

  7. Alvarado, G. E. and Gans, P. B., 2012 (in press), Geochronological synthesis of magmatism, metamorphism, and metallogeny of Costa Rica, Central America. Revista Geologica de America Central, v 46, 116 pp 116
  8. Miller, E. L. and Gans, P. B., in press, Geologic map of the Wheeler Peak and Minerva quadrangles. U. S. Geological Survey Open File Report. (62 pp report + 10 figures + map 2 cross sections)
  9. Mortimer, N., Gans, P.B., Hauff, F., and Barker, D.H.N. , 2012, Paleocene MORB and OIB from the Resolution Ridge, Tasman Sea. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 59, 953-964
  10. Shockey, B. J., Flynn, J. J., Croft, D. C., Gans, P. B., Wyss, A. R., 2012, New leontiniid Notoungulata (Mammalia) from Chile and Argentina: comparative anatomy, character analysis, and phylogenetic hypotheses. American Museum Novitates, 3737, 64 pp.
  11. 2011

  12. Hacker, B. R., Kelemen, P. B., Rioux, M., McWilliams, M. O., Gans, P. B., Reiners, P. W., Layer, P.W.Soderlund, U., Vervoort, J. D. (2011). Thermochronology of the Talkeetna intraoceanic arc of Alaska; Ar/Ar, U-Th/He, Sm/Nd, and Lu/Hf dating. Tectonics, 30(1)
  13. Young, D. J., Hacker, B. R., Andersen, T. B., & Gans, P. B. (2011). Structure and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of an ultrahigh-pressure transition in western Norway. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 168(4), 887-898.
  14. 2010

  15. Mortimer, N., Gans, P. B., Palin, J. M., Meffre, S., Herzer, R. H., & Skinner, D. N. B. (2010). Location and migration of Miocene-Quaternary volcanic arcs in the SW Pacific region. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 190(1-2), 1-10.
  16. Faulds, J. E., Price, L. M., Snee, L. W., & Gans, P. B. (2010). A chronicle of Miocene extension near the Colorado Plateau-Basin and Range boundary, southern White Hills, northwestern Arizona; paleogeographic and tectonic implications. Special Paper - Geological Society of America, 463, 87-119
  17. Wong, M. S., P. B. Gans, and J. Scheier (2010), The 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology of core complexes and other basement rocks in Sonora, Mexico: Implications for Cenozoic tectonic evolution of northwestern Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 115, 31 p
  18. 2009

  19. Walker, R. T., Gans, P., Allen, M. B., Jackson, J., Khatib, M., Marsh, N., & Zarrinkoub, M. (2009). Late Cenozoic volcanism and rates of active faulting in eastern Iran. Geophysical Journal International, 177(2), 783-805.
  20. Till, C. B., Gans, P. B., Spera, F. J., MacMillan, I., & Blair, K. D. (2009). Perils of petrotectonic modeling; a view from southern Sonora, Mexico. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 186(3-4), 160-168.
  21. Shockey, B. J., Gismondi, R. S., Gans, P., Jeong, A., & Flynn, J. J. (2009). Paleontology and geochronology of the Deseadan (late Oligocene) of Moquegua, Peru. American Museum Novitates, 3668, 24.
  22. Hacker, B. R., Wallis, S. R., McWilliams, M. O., & Gans, P. B. (2009). 40Ar/39Ar constraints on the tectonic history and architecture of the ultrahigh-pressure Sulu orogen. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 27(9), 827-844.
  23. 2008

  24. Busby, C.J., Hagan, J., Putirka, K., Pluhar, C., Gans, Wagner, D., P., Rood, D., DeOreo, S., and Skilling, I., (2008). The ancestral Cascades arc; Cenozoic evolution of the central Sierra Nevada (California) and the birth of the new plate boundary. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 120(3-4), 274-299.
  25. Singleton, J. S., & Gans, P. B. (2008). Structural and stratigraphic evolution of the Calico Mountains; implications for early Miocene extension and neogene transpression in the central Mojave Desert, California. Geosphere, 4(3), 459-479.
  26. Mortimer, N., Gans, P. B., & Mildenhall, D. C. (2008). A middle-late Quaternary age for the adakitic arc volcanics of Hautere (Solander Island), Southern Ocean. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 178(4), 701-707.
  27. Flynn, J. J., Charrier, R., Croft, D. A., Gans, P. B., Herriott, T. M., Wertheim, J. A., & Wyss, A. R. (2008). Chronologic implications of new Miocene mammals from the Cura-Mallin and Trapa Trapa Formations, Laguna del Laja area, south-central Chile. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 26(4), 412-423.
  28. Garrison, N. J., Busby, C. J., Gans, P. B., Putirka, K., & Wagner, D. L. (2008). A mantle plume beneath California? the mid-Miocene Lovejoy flood basalt, northern California. Geological Society of America, 438, 551-572.
  29. Wong, M. S., and Gans, P. B., 2008, "Geologic, structural, and thermochronologic constraints on the tectonic evolution of the Sierra Mazatan core complex, Sonora, Mexico; new insights into metamorphic core complex formation." Tectonics, 27(4), 31.