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Wayne Premo

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Wayne R. Premo is a member of the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center in Denver, Colorado. Wayne obtained his undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1977 and his Master's Degree in Geology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1984. Hired by the US Geological Survey in 1984, he worked first as the laboratory manager for Dr Mitsunobu Tatsumoto under the Upper Mantle Research Project within the USGS.

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  • Cosca, Michael A., Thompson, Ren A., Lee, John P., Turner, Kensie L., Neymark, Leonid, and Premo, W.R., 2014, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, isotope geochemistry (Sr, Nd, Pb) and petrology of alkaline lavas near Yampa, Colorado: Post-Pliocene migration of alkaline volcanism and the northern Rio Grande Rift. Geosphere, v. 10, doi:10.1130/GES00921.1

  • Neymark, L., Premo, W., Peterman, Z.E., and Emsbo, P. 2014. Stable Sr isotopic composition (δ88Sr) as a new hydrological tracer: a Williston Basin example. Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, CA, June 8-13, 2014. Goldschmidt Abstracts, 1799.

  • Premo, Wayne R., Moscati, Richard J., McGrew, A.J., and Snoke, A.W., 2014, New U-Pb zircon geochronology of Precambrian paragneisses and Late Phanerozoic orthogneisses of the Angel Lake – Lizzies Basin region of the East Humboldt Range, northeastern Nevada: A comparison with the thermal chronology at Lamoille Canyon in the adjacent Ruby Mountains. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 46, No. 5, p. 33.

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