Articles

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

Harmon, R. S., DeLucia, F. C., McManus, C. E., McMillan, N. J., Coveney, R., Jenkins, T. F., Walsh, M. E., and Miziolek, A., 2006, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy—An emerging chemical sensor technology for field-portable, real-time geochemical, mineralogical, and environmental applications: Applied Geochemistry, 21:730-747.

McMillan, N.J., McManus, C. E., Harmon, R. S., DeLucia, F. C., and Miziolek, A. W., 2006, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analysis of complex silicate minerals—beryl: Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry, 385: 263-271.

Cenozoic Rio Grande Rift

McMillan, N.J., Dickin, A.P., and Haag, D., 2000, Evolution of magma source regions in the Rio Grande rift, southern New Mexico: watch for this in the September Geological Society of America Bulletin!

Lawton, T.F., and McMillan, N.J., 1999, Arc abandonment as a cause for passive continental rifting: Comparison of the Jurassic Mexican Borderland rift and the Cenozoic Rio Grande rift: Geology, v. 27, p. 779-782.

McMillan, N.J., 1998, Temporal and spatial magmatic evolution of the Rio Grande rift: in Mack, G., ed., New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 49, p. 107-116.

McMillan, N.J., and Dungan, M.A., 1988, Open system magmatic evolution of the Taos Plateau volcanic field, northern New Mexico. 3 - The petrology of andesites and dacites: Journal of Petrology, 29:527-557.

Dungan, M.A., Lindstrom, M.M., McMillan, N.J., Moorbath, S., Hoefs, J., and Haskin, L., 1986, Open system magmatic evolution of the Taos Plateau volcanic field, northern New Mexico. 1 - The petrology and geochemistry of the Servilleta Basalt: Journal of Geophysical Research, 91:5999 - 6028.

McMillan, N.J., and Dungan, M.A., 1986, Magma mixing as a petrogenetic process in the development of the Taos Plateau magmatic system, New Mexico: Journal of Geophysical Research, 91:6029 - 6045.

Dungan, M.A., Muehlberger, W.R., Leininger, L., Peterson, C., McMillan, N.J., Gunn, G., Lindstrom, M. L., and Haskin, L., 1984, Volcanic and sedimentary stratigraphy of the Rio Grande gorge and the late Cenozoic geologic evolution of the southern San Luis valley: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 35th Field Conference, Rio Grande Rift: Northern New Mexico, 157 - 169.

Laramide Orogeny

McMillan, N.J., 2004, Magmatic record of Laramide subduction and the transition to Tertiary extension: Upper Cretaceous through Eocene igneous rocks in New Mexico, in, Mack, G.H., and Giles, K.A., eds., The Geology of New Mexico: A Geologic History, New Mexico Geological Society Special Publication 11, 249-270.

Channell, R., McMillan, N.J., Lawton, T.F., Heizler, M., Esser, R.P., and McLemore, V.T., 2000, Magmatic history of the Little Hatchet Mountains, Hidalgo and Grant Counties, southwestern New Mexico: in, Lawton, T. F., McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V. T., 2000, Southwest Passage: A Trip through the Phanerozoic: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 51, p. 141-148.

Young, J.R., McMillan, N.J., Lawton, T.F., and Esser, R.P., 2000, Volcanology, geochemistry, and structural geology of the Upper Cretaceous Hidalgo Formation, southwestern New Mexico: in, in, Lawton, T. F., McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V. T., 2000, Southwest Passage: A Trip through the Phanerozoic: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 51, p. 149-156.

Jurassic Mexican Borderland Rift

Garrison, J.M., and McMillan, N.J., 1999, Evidence for Jurassic continental-rift magmatism in NE Mexico: Allogenic metaigneous blocks in El Papalote evaporite diapir, La Popa Basin, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in, Bartolini, C., Wilson, J.L., and Lawton, T.F., eds., Mesozoic sedimentary and tectonic history of north-central Mexico: Geological Society of America Special Paper 340, p. 319-332.

Lawton, T.F., and McMillan, N.J., 1999, Arc abandonment as a cause for passive continental rifting: Comparison of the Jurassic Mexican Borderland rift and the Cenozoic Rio Grande rift: Geology, v. 27, p. 779-782.

Cambro-Ordovician New Mexico Aulacogen

McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V.T., 2004, Cambrian-Ordovician magmatism and extension in New Mexico and Colorado: New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Bulletin 160, p. 1-11.

McMillan, N.J., McLemore, V.T., and Ervin, S.D., 2000, Cambrian tectonics of New Mexico and Colorado, in, Lawton, T. F., McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V. T., 2000, Southwest Passage: A Trip through the Phanerozoic: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 51, p. 37-39.

McLemore, V.T., McMillan, N.J., Heilzer, M., and McKee, C., 1999, Cambrian alkaline rocks at Lobo Hill, Torrance County, New Mexico: More evidence for a Cambrian-Ordovician aulacogen: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 50, p. 247-253.

Andean Arc

McMillan, N.J., Davidson, J.P., Wörner, G., Harmon, R.S., Moorbath, S., and Lopez-Escobar, L., 1993, Influence of crustal thickening on arc magmatism: The Nevados de Payachata volcanic region, northern Chile: Geology, 21:467-470.

Davidson, J.P., McMillan, N.J., Moorbath, S., Wörner, G., and Harmon, R.S., 1990, The Nevados de Payachata volcanic region (18oS/69oW N. Chile) II. Evidence for widespread crustal involvement in Andean magmatism: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 105: 412-432.

McMillan, N.J., Harmon, R.S., Moorbath, S., Lopez-Escobar, L., and Strong, D., 1989, Crustal sources involved in continental arc magmatism: A case study of Volcan Mocho-Choshuenco, southern Chile: Geology, 17:1152-1156.

Wörner, G., Harmon, R.S., Davidson, J.D., Moorbath, S., Turner, D.L., McMillan, N.J., Nye, C., Lopez-Escobar, L., and Moreno, H., 1988, The Nevados de Payachata volcanic group (18oS/69oW N. Chile): I. Geological, geochemical, and isotopic observations: Bulletin of Volcanology, 50:287-303.

Other

Buck, B. J., Merkler, D., Wolff, K., McMillan, N., 2004, Relict Water Tables Indicated by Salt Mineralogy, Las Vegas Wash, Nevada USA, IN Selim Kapur, Erhan Akca, Luca Montanarella, Arda Ozturk, A. Mermut Eds., 12th International Meeting on Soil Micromorphology, Adana Turkey; European Communities, v. EUR 21275 EN/2, p. 5-7.

Giles, K.A., McMillan, N.J., and McCarson, B.L., 2002, Geochemical analysis and paleoecological implications of phosphatic microspherules (otoliths?) from Frasnian-Famennian boundary strata in the Great Basin, USA: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v181: 111-125.

Lawton. T. F., McMillan, N.J., McLemore, V.T., and Hawley, J.W., 2000, Second-day road log, from Lordsburg to Deming via Little Hatchet Mountains and Victorio Mountains, in, Lawton, T. F., McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V. T., 2000, Southwest Passage: A Trip through the Phanerozoic: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 51, p. 17-30.

McMillan, N.J., McLemore, V.T., Amato, J.M., Hawley, J.W., and Giles, K.A., 2000, Third-day road log, from Deming to Victorio Canyon and the southern Florida Mountains: in, Lawton, T. F., McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V. T., 2000, Southwest Passage: A Trip through the Phanerozoic: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 51, p. 31-44.

Edited Books

Lawton, T. F., McMillan, N.J., and McLemore, V. T., 2000, Southwest Passage: A Trip through the Phanerozoic: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook 51, 281 p.

Abstracts with Students (graduate students in bold; undergraduates underlined)

Gomez, T.L., McMillan, N.J., McManus, C. E., Daniel, D., Wise, M.A., and Harmon, R.S., 2006, Determining geological provenance of beryls using portable X-ray fluorescence (PXRF) spectrometry: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38: 547.

McManus, C.E., McMillan, N.J., Harmon, R., Gomez, T., DeLucia, F., and Wise, M., 2005, LIBS analysis of gem beryls: Analytical methodology and provenance: Pacifichem, v. 815, session 979, no. 12.

McMillan, N.J., McManus, C.E., Harmon, R.S., Gomez, T.L., Wise, M.A., DeLucia, F., Miziolek, A., and Daniel, D., 2006, What laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy can tell us about mineral composition: The beryl case study: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38: 547.

McMillan, N.J., McManus, C.E., Gomez, T. L., Harmon, R.S., DeLucia, F.C., and Miziolek, A.W., 2006, Fingerprinting Gem Beryl Samples Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Portable X-ray Fluorescence (PXRF): Gemological Institute of America Gemological Research Conference, August, 2006, San Diego, CA.

 McManus, C.E., DeLucia, F., Harmon, R., McMillan, N.J., and Whitmore, R., 2005, Trace element geochemistry of gem beryl: Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts, A281.

McManus, C.E., De Lucia, F., Harmon, R., McMillan, N.,J., and Whitmore, R., 2004, Trace element concentrations of pegmatite gems: Tracers of petrogenesis and terrorist funding: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p. 226.

Williams, J.Z., Davis, C., and McMillan, N.J., 2004, Melting, fractionation, and eruption of the 5 ka Carrizozo lava flow, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p. 432.

Boller, J., McLemore, V.T., and McMillan, N.J., 1999, The Logo Hill alkaline complex: Cambrian syenite and carbonatites near Moriarty, Torrance County, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, National meeting.

Hutt, Amy, McMillan, N.J., McLemore, V.T., and Heizler, M., 1999, Mid-Tertiary alkaline igneous rocks from the eastern flank of the Rio Grande: Early stages of extension or the end of subduction-related magmatism?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, National meeting.

Garrison, J.M., and McMillan, N.J., 1997, Implications of allochthogenic igneous, metavolcanic and carbonate blocks in the Papalote evaportie diapir, La Popa basin, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Meeting, Spring 1997, p. 25.

Boyers, W. Christopher, McMillan, Nancy J., Snow, Peg, and Goff, Fraser, 1996, Origin of Magmatic Iddingsite in Tertiary Volcanic Rocks, NM: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program, 1996 Annual National Meeting, Denver, CO, p. 484.

Ervin, S.D., and McMillan, N.J., 1996, Cambrian plutonism in southern New Mexico: The Florida Mountain intrusions: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Meeting, Socorro, New Mexico.

French, E.C., IV, and McMillan, N.J., 1996, A lithologic study of xenoliths from the Kilbourne Hole Maar, southern New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Annual Meeting, Socorro, New Mexico.

Garrison, J.M., and McMillan, N.J., 1996, Origin of allochthogenic blocks in the Papalote evaporite diapir, La Popa basin, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America regional meeting, Rapid City, South Dakota, Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 4, p.9.

McCarson, B.L., Giles, K.A., McMillan, N.J., and Goff, F., 1996, Preliminary geochemical results from phosphatic microspheres from the Frasnian-Famennian mass extinction boundary in Nevada and Utah: Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America regional meeting, Rapid City, South Dakota, Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 4, p.33.

Rameriz, R.O., Broadwell, M.S., Gallegos, R., Schmucker, M., Haga, M., and McMillan, N.J., 1995, Identification of individual volcanic centers in the Eocene Palm Park and Rubio Peak Formations, southern New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society Annual meeting, Socorro, NM, p. 18.

Liess, Linda M., and McMillan, Nancy J., 1994, Petrology of Mid-Tertiary post-ignimbrite volcanic fields, south-central N.M.: A geographic comparison: Rocky Mountain Section of Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26:26.

Ramirez, Rebecca, O., McMillan, Nancy J., and Dickin, Alan P., 1994, Geochemistry and petrology of the Eocene Rubio Peak volcanic suite, southern New Mexico: Rocky Mountain Section of Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26:60.

Taber, Alicia, McMillan, Nancy J., and Dickin, Alan P., 1994, Variations among Mid-tertiary mafic lavas of southern New Mexico: Rocky Mountain Section of Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26:65.

Ware, Stuart D., and McMillan, Nancy J., 1994, Oligocene rhyolites of the Bell Top Formation, southern New Mexico: Rocky Mountain Section of Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26:67.

Young, J.R., McMillan, N.J., and Lawton, T.F., 1994, Geochemistry of the Hidalgo Formation: A record of Laramide volcanism: Rocky Mountain Section of Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26:69.

Chapman-Fahey, J.L., McMillan, N.J., Mack, G.H., and Seager, W.R., 1993, Late Cretaceous volcanism in south-central New Mexico: Conglomerates of the McRae and Love Ranch Formations: Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain-Cordilleran Sections Meeting, Reno, Nevada, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 25, p. 20.

Young, J.R., McMillan, N.J., and Lawton, T.F., 1993, The Late Cretaceous Hidalgo Formation: Remnant of a Laramide Volcanic Complex, southwestern New Mexico: EOS, v. 74, p. 644, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Haag, D.M., and McMillan, N.J., 1990, Geochemistry of Late Oligocene to Early Pleistocene basalts of southern New Mexico: Geological Society of America National Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Earle, J. and McMillan, N.J., 1987, Chemical evidence for crustal contamination in the Southern Volcanic Zone of Chile: Illinois State Academy of Science meeting, Charleston, Il.

Knoebl, E., and McMillan, N.J., 1987, Petrographic and chemical evidence for magma mixing at Volcan Mocho-Choshuenco, Chile:Illinois State Academy of Science meeting, Charleston, Il.