Depart Friday March 25, 2016 at 1 PM - meet at department
Saturday March 26 - Llano region
Sunday March 27 - return to Houston, arriving in the evening
What to bring: hat, walking or hiking shoes, hammer (if you have one), hand lens, sun screen, water bottle, NOTEBOOK
Generalized geologic maps
Simplified geologic map of Llano Uplift
Detailed geologic map of Llano Uplift (Barnes, 1981)
Pedernales Falls Geologic Map
Barnes, V. E., 1988. The Precambrian of Central Texas, GSA Centennial Field Guide.
McGehee, R. V., 1979. Precambrian rocks of the southeastern Llano region, Texas.
Mosher, 1998, Tectonic evolution of the southern Laurentian Grenville orogenic belt, GSA Bulletin 110:1357-1375.
Mosher, Levine, Carlson, 2008, Mesoproterozoic plate tectonics: a collisional model for the Grenville-aged orogenic belt in the Llano uplift, central Texas, 36:55-58.
Mosher, S. et al. 2008, The Texas Grenville orogen, Llano Uplift, Texas, Field trip guide to the Precambrian geology of the llano uplift
Reese, Mosher, Connelly, Roback, 2000, Mesoproterozoic chronostratigraphy of the southeastern Llano uplift, central Texas, GSA Bulletin 112:278:291
Granitic plutons of Central Texas
Barker and Reed. 2010. Proterozoic granites of the Llano Uplift, Texas: a collision-related suite containing rapakivi and topaz granites. GSA Bulletin 122:253-254.
Smith, Barnes, Shannon, Roback, James, 1997, Petrogenesis of Mid-Proterozoic granitic magmas: examples from central and west Texas, Precambrian Research 85: 53-79.
Precambrian metamorphic rocks
Nelis, Mosher, Carlson, 1989, Grenville-age orogeny in the Llano Uplift of central Texas: deformation and mmetamorphism of the Rough Ridge Formation, GSA Bulletin 101:876-883.
Garrison, J. R., 1981, Coal Creek serpentinite, Llano Uplift, Texas: A fragment of an incomplete Precambrian ophiolite, Geology 9:225-230.