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J. Wright Horton

Researcher
Geology
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands

Biography

Wright Horton is a Research Geologist in the USGS Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center. He is an authority on southern and central Appalachian geology, served as co-leader and leader of the USGS Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater Project, explored terranes and basins beneath the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and is involved in eastern U.S. earthquake studies.

Research Interest

igneous rocks geologic structure geologic history lithostratigraphy metamorphic rocks

Publications

  • Hibbard, J.P, Beard, J.S., Henika, W.S., and Horton, J.W., Jr., 2016, Geology of the Western Piedmont in Virginia, in Bailey, C.M., Sherwood, W.C., Eaton, L.S., and Powars, D.S., eds., The Geology of Virginia: Martinsville, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 18, p. 87-124, ISBN: 1-884549-40-3.

  • Horton, J.W., Jr., Owens, B.E., Hackley, P.C., Burton, W.C., Sacks, P.E., and Hibbard, J.P., 2016, Geology of the Eastern Piedmont in Virginia, in Bailey, C.M., Sherwood, W.C., Eaton, L.S., and Powars, D.S., eds., The Geology of Virginia: Martinsville, Virginia Museum of Natural History, Special Publication 18, p. 125-158, ISBN:

  • Harrison, R.W., Schindler, J.S., Pavich, M.J., Horton, J.W., Jr., and Carter, M.W., 2016, Centimeter-scale surface deformation caused by the 2011 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake sequence at the Carter farm site—Subsidiary structures with a Quaternary history: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1134, 18 p

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