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Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Rutte, D., Stearns, M.A., Malz, N., Stübner, K., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Pfaender, J., and Everson, A., in review, Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau—Crustal stacking, extensional collapse, and lateral extrusion in the Central Pamir: 3. Thermobarometry and petrochronology of the Pamir deep crust. Tectonics

 

Garber, J., Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Stearns, M.A., and Seward, G., accepted, Trace Element Controls on Metamorphic Titanite: Implications for Petrochronology, Journal of Petrology.

Cottle, J.M. and Stearns, M.A., accepted, Application of Single Shot Laser Ablation Split Stream to Accessory Phase Petrochronology: AGU Books

 

Rutte, D., Ratschbacher, L., Schneider, S., Stübner, K., Stearns, M.A., Gulzer, M.A., Hacker, B.R., and Project TIPAGE members, 2017, Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau—Crustal stacking, extensional collapse, and lateral extrusion in the Central Pamir: 1. Geometry and kinematics, Tectonics.

Rutte, D., Ratschbacher, L., Khan, J., Stübner, K., Jonckheere, R., Pfänder, J.A., Hacker, B.R., Stearns, M.A., Enkelmann, E., Sperner, B., and Tichomirowa, M., 2017, Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau—Crustal stacking, extensional collapse, and lateral extrusion in the Central Pamir: 2. Timing and rates. Tectonics.

Stearns, M.A., Cottle, J.M., Kylander-Clark, A.R., and Hacker, B.R., 2016, Extracting thermal histories from the near-rim zoning in titanite using coupled U-Pb and trace element depth profiles by single shot-split stream laser ablation (SS-LASS) ICP-MS: Chemical Geology, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.12.011.

Stearns, M.A., Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Rutte, D., and Kylander-Clark, A.R., 2015, Titanite petrochronology of the Pamir gneiss domes: Implications for mid–deep crust exhumation and titanite closure to Pb diffusion: Tectonics, 34, doi:10.1002/2014TC003774

Smit, M., Ratschbacher, L., Kooijman, E., and Stearns, M., 2014, Early evolution of the Pamir deep crust from Lu-Hf and U-Pb geochronology, and garnet thermometry: Geology.

Stearns, M.A. and Bartley, J.M., 2014, Multistage emplacement of the McDoogle pluton by magmatic crack-seal, an early phase of the John Muir intrusive suite, Sierra Nevada, California, by magmatic crack-seal growth: Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 126, p. 1569–1579.

Stearns, M.A., Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Lee, J., Cottle, J.M., and Kylander-Clark, A.R., Widespread, 2013, Synchronous Oligocene-Miocene metamorphism of the deep Pamir and North Himalaya driven by plate-scale dynamics: Geology, vol. 41, p. 1071-1074.

Stübner, K., Ratschbacher, L., Weise, C., Chow, J., Hofmann, J., Khan, J., Rutte, D., Sperner, B., Pfänder, J.A., Hacker, B.R., Dunkl, I., Tichomirowa, M., and Stearns, M.A., 2013, The giant Shakhdara migmatitic gneiss dome, Pamir, India-Asia collision zone: 2. Timing of dome formation: Tectonics, vol. 32, doi:10.1002/tect.20059.

Spencer, K., Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Andersen, T.B., Cottle, J.M., Stearns, M.A., Poletti, J.E., and Seward, G.G.E., 2012, Campaign-Style Titanite U-Pb Dating by Laser-Ablation ICP: Implications for Crustal Flow, Phase Transformations and Titanite Closure: Chemical Geology, vol. 341, p. 84-101.

Davis, J.W., Coleman, D.S., Gracely, J.T., Gaschnig, R., and Stearns, M., 2011, Magma accumulation rates and thermal histories of plutons of the Sierra Nevada batholith, CA: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, p. 1-17, DOI: 10.1007/s00410-011-0683-7

Schmidt, J., Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Stübner, K., Stearns, M., Kylander-Clark, A., Cottle, J.M., Webb, A.A.G., Gehrels, G., and Minaev, V., 2011, Cenozoic Deep Crust in the Pamir: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 312, p. 411-421.

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Callis, S. and Stearns, M.A., 2017, Reconciling emplacement of the Little Cottonwood stock with protracted fluid flow in the Alta stock, Wasatch Mountains, Utah, USA. Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting.

Couper, S., Nash, B.P., Stearns, M.A., and Fernandez, D.P., 2016, Dual multicollector LASS-ICP-MS for Lu-Hf and U-Pb isotopes: Application to zircon in rhyolite from the Yellowstone Hotspot. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.

Channer, M.A., Ault, A.K., Reiners, P.W., and Stearns, M.A., 2016, Thermochronologic constraints on secondary Fe-oxide mineralization in Southwestern New Mexico. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.

Cottle, J.M. and Stearns, M.A., 2016, Application of single shot laser ablation split stream to accessory phase petrochronology. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.

Rutte, D., Ratchbacher, L., Stübner, K., and Stearns, M.A., 2016, Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau: Crustal stacking and orogen parallel evasion of upper and middle crustal material in the Pamir. Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum.

Smit M.A., Ratschbacher L., Kooijman E., Stearns M.A., 2016, Garnet geochronology: improvements and application in studying India–Asia collision. EGU General Assembly Abstracts, Abstract EGU2016-1866.

Stearns, M.A., Bowman, J.R., Bartley, J.M., and Fernandez, D.P., 2015, Ten million years of fluid flow through the Alta Stock driven by incremental emplacement of the Little Cottonwood Stock, Wasatch, Utah. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.

Smit M.A., Ratschbacher L., Kooijman E., Stearns M.A., 2015, Thermal Evolution of the Pamir Deep Crust Constrained using Lu-Hf and U-Pb Geochronology, and Garnet Thermometry. AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly, Montreal, Abstract T11A-04.

Smit M.A., Ratschbacher L., Kooijman E., Stearns M.A., 2015, Lu-Hf and U-Pb geochronology, and thermometry link slab break-off to regional heating in the Pamir. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Abstract 5007.

Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Stearns, M.A., Viete, D., Cottle, J.M., and Hacker, B.R., 2014, Single-shot laser ablation split-stream (SS-LASS) analysis depth profiling: AGU annual meeting.

Rutte, D., Stearns, M.A., Ratschbacher, L., 2014, Shortening and syn-contractional extension: the burial and exhumation history of the Cenozoic Central Pamir Gneiss domes, Tajikistan: EGU General Assembly Abstracts.

Stearns, M.A., Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Rutte, D., and Kylander-Clark, A.R., 2013, Two modes of orogenic collapse of the Pamir plateau recorded by titanite: AGU annual meeting.

Stearns, M.A. Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Seward, G.G.E., 2013, Fluorine-aided re-equilibration of U-Pb and Zr in titanite: Geological Society of America Abstracts, paper no. 398-11.

Rutte, D., Stearns, M.A., and Ratschbacher, L., 2013, The eastern Central Pamir Gneiss Domes: temporal and spatial geometry of burial and exhumation: EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.

Stearns, M.A., Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Kylander-Clark, A.R., and Mineav, V., 2012, Early Miocene extension within the Pamir plateau: constructing Temperature-time-Deformation paths with U-Pb titanite geochronology: AGU annual meeting.

Heiner, K.L., Bartley, J.M., Stearns, M.A., and Peterson, E., 2012, Bulk magnetic susceptibility as a proxy for compositional variation in plutonic rocks: Magma mixing can be a problem: Geological Society of America Abstracts, paper no. 92-40.

Stearns, M.A., Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Ratschbacher, L., and Seward, G., 2011, Thickening and propagation of the Pamir plateau: insights from monazite and titanite geochronology and trace-element geochemistry, eastern Tajikistan: EOS Trans. AGU, 1(6), Fall Meet. Suppl., abstract #T51J-06.

Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Stearns, M.A., McGraw, J., Stubner, K., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Pfander, Jorg, Weise, C., Minaev, V., Gadoev, M., Oimahmadoc, I., 2011, Widespread, synchronous, large-magnitude exhumation of the deep Pamir, Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 13, EGU2011-8489

Stearns, M.S., Hacker, B.R., and Kylander-Clark, A.R., 2011, Titanite geochronology from the mid to lower crust of the Pamir plateau, eastern Tajikistan: Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, vol. 44, p. 80.

Hacker, B.R., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Lee, J., Cottle, J.M., and Stearns, M.A., 2011, Laser-ablation split-stream petrochronology of Kangmar and Mabja North Himalayan Gneiss Domes: Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, vol. 44, p. 25.

Stearns, M.A. and Bartley, J.M., 2009, Coalescence of slipped joints in granitic plutons to form the West Pinnacle Fault, Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts, paper no. 173-15.

Stearns, M.A. and Bartley, J.M., 2008, Petrologic controls of the bulk magnetic susceptibility in the McDoogle pluton, Sierra Nevada, California: EOS Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V41D-2138.

Stearns, M.A., Bartley, J.M., and Coleman, D.S., 2008, Rapid emplacement of the McDoogle pluton into the Sawmill Lake shear zone, Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts, vol. 40, no. 6, p. 188.

Stearns, M.A. and Bartley, J.M., 2008, Assembly of the incrementally emplaced McDoogle pluton, central Sierra Nevada, CA: Geological Society of America Abstracts, vol. 40, no. 1, p. 92.