Amato Publications

Publications

 

Updated 7/12/17

 

Manuscripts in Review and in Press

Amato, J. M., Akinin, V. V., Toro, J., and Hampton, B. A., Tectonic evolution of the Mesozoic South Anyui suture zone, eastern Russia: A critical component of paleogeographic reconstructions of the Arctic region–REPLY, Geosphere, in review, July 2017

Morgan, G.S., Hulbert, R.C., Jr., Gottlieb*, E., Amato, J.M., Mack, G.H., and Jonell*, T.N., The tapir Tapirus (Mammalia: Perissodactyla) from the late Pliocene (early Blancan) Tonuco Mountain Local Fauna, Camp Rice Formation, Doña Ana County, southern New Mexico, New Mexico Geology, in press, July 2017.

Vandyk*, T.M., Le Heron, D.P., Chew, D.M., Amato, J.M., Thirlwall, M., Hennig, J., Dehler, C.M., Castonguay, S.R., Knott, T., Tofaif, S., Ali, D.O., Manning, C.J., Busfield, M.E., Doepke, D., Proterozoic olistoliths masquerading as sills from Death Valley, California, Journal of the Geological Society of London, in review, July 2017.

 

All Refereed Publications

Lawton, T.F., and Amato, J. M., 2017, U-Pb ages of salt diapir xenoliths, La Popa basin: Implications for salt age in onshore Mexico salt basins, Lithosphere, doi: 10.1130/L658.1.

Amato, J. M., Mack, G. H., Jonell*, T. N., Seager, W. R., and Upchurch, G. R., 2017, The Laramide orogeny in southern New Mexico: Insights from U-Pb zircon dating of magmatism coeval with the Upper Cretaceous McRae Formation, Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B31629.1.

Day*, E. M., Pavlis, T. L., and Amato, J. M., 2016, Detrital zircon ages indicate an Early Cretaceous episode of blueschist facies metamorphism in southern Alaska: Implications for the Mesozoic paleogeography of the northern Cordillera, Lithosphere, doi:10.1130/L525.1.

Rioux, M., Farmer, G. L., Bowring, S. A., Wooton, K. M., Amato, J. M., Coleman, D. S., and Verplanck, P., 2016, The link between volcanism and plutonism in epizonal magma systems: High-precision U-Pb zircon geochronology from the Organ Mountains caldera and batholith, New Mexico, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 171, p. 1-22, doi: 10.1007/s00410-015-1208-6.

Howard*, A. L., Farmer, G. L., Amato, J. M., and Fedo, C. M., 2015, Zircon U-Pb ages and Hf isotopic compositions indicate multiple sources for ~1.1 Ga detrital zircon deposited in western Laurentia, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 432, p. 300-310, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.018.

Labrado*, A., Pavlis, T. L., Amato, J. M., and Day*, E. M., 2015, The tectonic significance of the Early Cretaceous forearc-metamorphic assemblage in south-central Alaska based on detrital zircon dating of sedimentary protoliths, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 52, p. 1182-1190, doi: 10.1139/cjes-2015-0046.

Amato, J. M., Toro, J., Akinin, V. V., Hampton, B. A., Salnikov, A. S., and Tuchkova, M., 2015, Tectonic evolution of the Mesozoic South Anyui suture zone, eastern Russia: A critical component of paleogeographic reconstructions of the Arctic region, Geosphere, v. 11, doi:10.1130/GES01165.1.

Bright*, R. M., Amato, J. M., Denyszyn, S. W., and Ernst, R. E., 2014, U-Pb geochronology of 1.1 Ga diabase in the southwestern United States: Testing models for the origin of a post-Grenville large igneous province, Lithosphere, v. 6, p. 135-156, doi: 10.1130/L335.1.

Amato, J. M., Aleinikoff, J. N., Akinin, V. V., McClelland, W. C., and Toro, J., 2014, Age, chemistry, and correlations of Neoproterozoic-Devonian igneous rocks of the Arctic Alaska-Chukotka terrane: An overview with new U-Pb ages, in Till, A. B., and Dumoulin, J. A., eds., Reconstruction of a Late Proterozoic to Devonian continental margin sequence, northern Alaska, its paleogeographic significance, and contained base-metal sulfide deposits, Geological Society of America Special Paper 506, p. 29-58, doi:10.1130/2014.2506.

Till, A. B., Amato, J. M., Aleinikoff, J.N., and Bleick, H. A., 2014, U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology as evidence for the origin of the Nome Complex, northern Alaska, and implications for regional and trans-Arctic correlations, in Till, A. B., and Dumoulin, J. A., eds., Reconstruction of a Late Proterozoic to Devonian continental margin sequence, northern Alaska, its paleogeographic significance, and contained base-metal sulfide deposits, Geological Society of America Special Paper 506, p. 111-132, doi:10.1130/2014.2506.

Till, A. B., Dumoulin, J.A., Ayuso, R.A., Aleinikoff, J.N., Amato, J. M., Slack, J. F., and Shanks, W.C. III, 2014, Reconstruction of an early Paleozoic continental margin based on the nature of protoliths in the Nome Complex, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in Till, A.B., and Dumoulin, J.A., eds., Reconstruction of a Late Proterozoic to Devonian continental margin sequence, northern Alaska, its paleogeographic significance, and contained base-metal sulfide deposits, Geological Society of America Special Paper 506, p. 1-28, doi:10.1130/2014.2506.

Amato, J. M., Pavlis, T. L., Clift, P. D., Kochelek*, E. J., Hecker*, J. P., Worthman*, C. M., and Day, E. M., 2013, Architecture of an accretionary complex as revealed by detrital zircon ages and lithologic variations: Evidence for subduction erosion in the Mesozoic Chugach terrane, southern Alaska, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, p. 1891-1911, doi:10.1130/B30818.1.

Amato, J. M., and Becker*, T., 2012, Proterozoic rocks of the Caballo Mountains and Kingston Mining District: U-Pb geochronology and correlations within the Mazatzal province of southern New Mexico, in Lucas, S. G., McLemore, V. T., Lueth, V. W., Spielmann, J. A., and Krainer, K., eds., New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 63rd Field Conference, Warm Springs Region, p. 227-234.

Amato, J. M., Athens*, C., McIntosh, W., and Peters, L., 2012, U-Pb zircon ages from crustal xenoliths in a Pliocene basalt flow from the southern Rio Grande rift: Implications for the timing of magmatism and extension, in Lucas, S. G., McLemore, V. T., Lueth, V. W., Spielmann, J. A., and Krainer, K., eds., New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 63rd Field Conference, Warm Springs Region, p. 273-284.

Amato, J. M., and Mack, G. H., 2012, Detrital zircon geochronology from the Cambrian-Ordovician Bliss Sandstone, New Mexico: Evidence for contrasting Grenville-age and Cambrian sources on opposite sides of the Transcontinental Arch, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 1826-1840, doi:10.1130/B30657.1.

Clift, P. D., Wares, N. M., Amato, J. M., Pavlis, T. L., Hole, M. J., Worthman*, C., and Day, E., 2012, Evolving heavy mineral assemblages reveals changing exhumation and trench tectonics in the Mesozoic Chugach accretionary complex, south-central Alaska, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 989-1006, doi:10.1130/B30594.1

Peryam*, T. C., Lawton, T. F., Amato, J. M., González-León, C. M., and Mauel*, D. J., 2012, Lower Cretaceous strata of the Sonora Bisbee basin: A record of the tectonomagmatic evolution of northwestern Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 124, p. 532-548, doi: 10.1130/B30456.1.

Kochelek*, E. J., Amato, J. M., Pavlis, T. L., and Clift, P. D., 2011, Flysch deposition and preservation of coherent bedding in an accretionary complex: Detrital zircon ages from the Valdez Group, Chugach Terrane, Alaska, Lithosphere, v. 3, p. 265-274, doi:10.1130/L131.1.

Amato, J. M., Heizler, M. T., Boullion*, A. O., Sanders*, A. E., McLemore, V. T., Toro, J., and Andronicos, C. L., 2011, Syntectonic 1.46 Ga magmatism and rapid cooling of a gneiss dome in the southern Mazatzal Province: Burro Mountains, New Mexico, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 123, p. 1720-1744, doi: 10.1130/B30337.1.

Mauel*, D. J., Lawton, T. F., González-León, C. M., Iriondo, A., and Amato, J. M., 2011, Stratigraphy and age of Upper Jurassic strata in north-central Sonora, Mexico: Southwestern Laurentian record of crustal extension and tectonic transition: Geosphere, v. 7, p. 390-414; doi: 10.1130/GES00600.1.

Amato, J. M., and Pavlis, T. L., 2010, Detrital zircon ages from the McHugh Complex, Chugach terrane, southern Alaska, reveal multiple episodes of subduction accretion and erosion, Geology, v. 38, p. 459-462, doi: 10.1130/G30719.1.

Amato, J. M., Toro, J., Miller, E. L., Gehrels, G. E., Farmer, G. L., Gottlieb*, E. S., and Till, A. B., 2009, Late Proterozoic–Paleozoic evolution of the Arctic Alaska Chukotka terrane based on U-Pb igneous and detrital zircon ages: Implications for Neoproterozoic paleogeographic reconstructions, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 1219-1235.

González- León, C. M., Valencia, V. A., Lawton, T. F., Amato, J. M., Gehrels, G., Leggett*, W. J., Mauel*, D., Contreras, O. M., and Fernández, M. A., 2009, The Lower Mesozoic record of detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology of Sonora, Mexico, and its paleogeographic implications, Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, v. 26, p. 301-314.

Draut, A. E., Clift, P. D., Amato, J. M., Blusztajn, J., and Schouten, H., 2009, Arc-continent collision and the formation of continental crust-a new geochemical and isotopic record from the Ordovician Tyrone Igneous Complex, Ireland: Journal of the Geological Society, London, v. 166, p. 485-500; doi: 10.1144/0016-76492008-102.

Lawton, T. F., Bradford*, I. A., Vega, F. J., Gehrels, G. E., and Amato, J. M., 2009, Provenance of Upper Cretaceous-Paleogene sandstones in the foreland basin system of the Sierra Madre Oriental, northwestern Mexico, and its bearing on fluvial dispersal systems of the Mexican Laramide Province, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 820-836, doi:10.1130/B26450.1.

Amato, J. M., Lawton, T. F., Mauel*, D., Leggett*, W., Gonzales-Leon, C. M., Farmer, G. L., and Wooden, J. L., 2009, Evidence from Paleoproterozoic igneous rocks and deformed Mesozoic strata for the presence of the Caborca block in Mexico by Early Jurassic Time: Implications for the Mojave-Sonora megashear hypothesis, Geology, v. 37, p. 75-78, doi:10.1130/G25240A.1.

Amato, J. M., Boullion*, A. O., and Sanders*, A. E., 2008, Magmatism and metamorphism at 1.46 Ga in the Burro Mountains, southwestern New Mexico, in Mack, G., Witcher, J., and Lueth, V. W., eds., New Mexico Geological Society Fall Field Conference Guidebook 59: Geology of the Gila Wilderness-Silver City area, p. 107-115.

Amato, J. M., and Boullion*, A. O., 2008, Late Cretaceous mafic magmatism in the Burro Mountains, in Mack, G., Witcher, J., and Lueth, V. W., eds., New Mexico Geological Society Fall Field Conference Guidebook 59: Geology of the Gila Wilderness-Silver City area, p. 56-58.

Mack, G. H., Amato, J. M., and McLemore, V. T., 2008, Geology of the Burro Mountains Third-day road log from Silver City to the southern Burro Mountains on Highway 90 West, New Mexico Geological Society 59th Fall Field Conference Guidebook, p. 49-56.

Amato, J. M., Boullion*, A. O., Serna*, A. M., Sanders*, A. E., Farmer, G. L., Gehrels, G. E., and Wooden, J. L., 2008, The evolution of the Mazatzal province and the timing of the Mazatzal orogeny: Insights from U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry of igneous and metasedimentary rocks in southern New Mexico, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 120, p. 328-346.

Amato, J. M., Rioux, M. E., Kelemen, P. B., Gehrels, G. E., Clift, P. D., Pavlis, T. L., and Draut, A. E., 2007, U-Pb geochronology of detrital zircons and volcanic rocks from the Lower Jurassic Talkeetna Formation: Implications for the age of magmatism and inheritance in the Talkeetna Arc, in Ridgway, K. D., Trop, J. M., O’Neill, J. M., and Glen, J. M. G., eds., Tectonic growth of a collisional continental margin: Crustal evolution of southern Alaska, Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, p. 253-271.

Amato, J. M., Foley*, C., Heizler, M., and Esser, R., 2007, 40Ar/39Ar and U/Pb geochronology, geochemistry, and tectonic setting of three episodes of Cretaceous-Eocene calc-alkaline magmatism in the Lake Clark Region, southwestern Alaska, in Ridgway, K. D., Trop, J. M., O’Neill, J. M., and Glen, J. M. G., eds., Tectonic growth of a collisional continental margin: Crustal evolution of southern Alaska, Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, p. 455-475.

Amato, J. M., Bogar*, M. J., Gehrels, G. E., Farmer, G. L., and McIntosh, W. C., 2007, The Tlikakila Complex in southern Alaska: A supra-subduction-zone ophiolite between the Wrangellia composite terrane and North America, in Ridgway, K. D., Trop, J. M., O’Neill, J. M., and Glen, J. M. G., eds., Tectonic growth of a collisional continental margin: Crustal evolution of southern Alaska, Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, p. 227-252.

Miller, E. L., Toro, J., Gehrels, G., Amato, J. M., Prokopiev, A., Tuchkova, M. I., Akinin, V. V., Dumitru, T. A., Moore, T. E., and Cecile, M. P., 2006, New insights into Arctic paleogeography and tectonics from U-Pb detrital zircon geochronology, Tectonics, v. 25, TC3013, doi:10.1029/2005TC001830.

Amato, J. M., Toro, J., and Moore, T. E., 2004, Origin of the Bering Sea salient, in A. J. Sussman and A. B. Weil, eds., Orogenic curvature: Integrating paleomagnetic and structural analyses, Geological Society of America Special Paper 383, p. 131-144.

Amato, J. M., and Miller, E. L., 2004, Geologic map and summary of the evolution of the Kigluaik Mountains gneiss dome, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in Whitney, D. L., Teyssier, C., and Siddoway, C. S., eds., Gneiss domes in orogeny, Geological Society of America Special Paper 380, p. 295-306.

Karlstrom, K. E., Amato, J. M., Williams, M. L., Heizler, M., Shaw, C., Read, A., and Bauer, P., 2004, Proterozoic tectonic evolution of the New Mexico region: A synthesis, in Mack, G. H., and Giles, K. A., eds., The Geology of New Mexico: A Geologic History, New Mexico Geological Society Special Publication 11, p. 1-34.

Lapen, T., Johnson, C., Baumgartner, L., Mahlen, N., Beard, B., Amato, J., 2003, Burial rates during prograde metamorphism of an ultra-high pressure terrane: An example from Lago di Cignana, western Alps, Italy, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 215, 57-72.

Amato, J. M., Miller, E. L., Toro, J., and Wright, J. E., 2003, Potassic Magmatism on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, and Cape Dezhnev, Northeast Russia: Geochemistry, 40Ar/39Ar ages, and implications for the tectonic evolution of the Bering Strait Region, in Clautice, K. H. and Davis, P. K., eds., Short Notes on Alaskan Geology 2003, State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 120, 1-20.

Amato, J. M., Miller, E. L., Wright, J. E., and McIntosh, W. C., 2003, Dike swarms on Seward Peninsula, Alaska, and their implications for the kinematics of Cretaceous extension in the Bering Strait region, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 40, 865-886.

Toro, J., Amato, J. M., and Natal’in, B. A., 2003, Cretaceous deformation, Chegitun River area, Chukotka Peninsula, Russia: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Bering Strait region, Tectonics, v. 22, 1021.

Amato, J. M., Miller, E. L., and Hannula, K. A., 2002, Orthogonal flow directions in extending continental crust: An example from the Kigluaik gneiss dome, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in Miller, E., Grantz, A., and Klemperer, S., eds., Tectonic Evolution of the Bering Shelf-Chukchi Sea-Arctic Margin and Adjacent Landmasses, Geological Society of America Special Paper 360, 133-146.

Amato, J. M., 2000, Structural relationships in the Florida Mountains, southwestern New Mexico, in Lawton, T. F., McMillan, N. J., and McLemore, V. T., eds., Southwest Passage: A Trip Through the Phanerozoic, New Mexico Geological Society 51st Field Conference Guidebook, 103-108.

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., eds., Southwest Passage: A Trip Through the Phanerozoic, New Mexico Geological Society 51st Field Conference Guidebook, 31-44.

Natal’in, B. A., Amato, J. M., and Toro, J., 1999, Paleozoic rocks of northern Chukotka Peninsula: Implications for the tectonics of the Arctic region, Tectonics, 18, 977-1003.

Amato, J. M., Johnson, C., Baumgartner, L., and Beard, B., 1999, Sm-Nd geochronology indicates rapid exhumation of Alpine eclogites, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 171, 425-438.

Calvert, A. T., Gans, P. B., and Amato, J. M., 1999, Diapiric ascent and cooling of a sillimanite gneiss dome revealed by 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology: the Kigluaik Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in Ring, U., Brandon, M. T., Lister, G. S., and Willett, S. D., eds., Exhumation processes: normal faulting, ductile flow and erosion, Geological Society of London Special Publication 154, 205-232.

Amato, J. M., and Wright, J. E., 1998, Geochronologic investigations of magmatism and metamorphism within the Kigluaik Mountains gneiss dome, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, in Short Notes on Alaskan Geology 1997, Clough, J. G., and Larson, F., eds., State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 118, 1-21.

Amato, J. M., and Wright, J. E., 1997, Petrogenesis of the potassic Kigluaik pluton: Arc-related mafic magmatism in northern Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 8065-8083.

Amato, J. M., and Miller, E. L., 1997, Bedrock Geologic Map of the Kigluaik Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 97-31.

Bering Strait Geologic Field Party (Akinin, V. V., Gelman, M. L., Sedov, B. M., Amato, J. M., Miller, E. L., Toro, J., Calvert, A. T., Fantini, R. M., Wright, J. E., and Natal’in, B. A.), 1997, Koolen metamorphic complex, NE Russia: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Bering Strait region, Tectonics, 16, 713-729.

Dumitru, T. A., Miller, E. L., O’Sullivan, P. B., Amato, J. M., Hannula, K. A., Calvert, A. T., and Gans, P. B., 1995, Cretaceous-Early Tertiary extension of the Bering Strait Region, Alaska, Tectonics, 14, 549-563.

Amato, J. M., Wright, J. E., Gans, P. B., and Miller, E. L., 1994, Magmatically induced metamorphism and deformation in the Kigluaik gneiss dome, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, Tectonics, 13, 515-527.