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Dr. Jonathan D. Price

Email Addresses
jonathan.price@mwsu.edu
My Websites
Geotechnogeek Site

Geosciences
Chair / Associate Professor

Office Location
Bolin Hall 102
Office Hours
Fall 2017
  • Monday: 10:00 -11:00 AM; 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 -11:00 AM
  • Thursday: 8:00-11:00 AM
  • Friday:10:00 -11:00 AM; 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • or by appointment 

Dr. Price also manages a lab facility in Bolin 107

Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4288
Fax: (940) 397-4893
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 GEOS 5243 170 Geochemistry Bolin Hall 115
  • Lecture: MW 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
  • Lab 11A: W 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Details Fall 2017 GEOS 3134 101 Mineralogy Bolin Hall 115
  • Lecture: 11:00 am - 11:50 am MWF
  • Lab: 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm W
Details Spring 2017 GNSC 1204 201 Physical Science Bolin Hall 127
  • Lecture: MWF 8:00-8:50
  • Lab (21A) M 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Lab (21B) M 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Details Spring 2017 GEOS 4001 201 Geosciences Seminar Bolin Hall 215

Thursday, 10-10:50 AM

Details Spring 2017 GEOS 3234 201 Petrology Bolin Hall 115
  • Lecture: MWF 11:00 am - 11:50 am
  • Lab: W 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Details Fall 2016 GEOS 5433 101 Advanced Structural Geology and Geodynamics Bolin Hall 115
  • Lecture: MW 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
  • Lab 11A: M 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Details Summer I 2016 GNSC 1204 301 Physical Science Bolin Hall 100
  • Lecture: MTWR 10:10-12:10
  • Lab (31A) MW 12:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Details Spring 2016 GEOS 3434 201 Structural Geology Bolin Hall 115
  • Lecture: MWF 11:00 am - 11:50 am
  • Lab: W 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
  • Lab: F 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Details Fall 2015 GEOS 4233 101 Groundwater Hydrology Bolin Hall 115
  • Lecture: MW 8:00 am - 8:50 am
  • Lab 11A: F 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Details Summer I 2015 GEOS 1134 301 Physical Geology Bolin Hall 115
  • Lecture: 10:10-12:10 MTWR
  • 31A Lab MW 12:30 - 3:20 PM (room 117)
Details Fall 2014 GEOS 3824 101 Field Methods Bolin Hall 105

M: 3:00-4:50 + six weekend field trips

Details Fall 2013 GNSC 1104 101 Life/Earth Science Bolin Hall 100
  • Lecture: MWF 12:00-12:50
  • Lab (11A) M 1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Lab (11B) M 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Details Fall 2012 GEOS 1134 101 Physical Geology Bolin Hall 100
  • Lecture: 9:00-9:50 MWF
  • 11A Lab M 1:00 - 2:50 PM
  • 11B Lab M 1:00 - 2:50 PM
  • 11C Lab M 3:00 - 4:50 PM
  • 11D Lab T 1:00 - 2:50 PM
  • 11E Lab T 3:00 - 4:50 PM
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Baylor University B.S. Geology 1990
Baylor University M.S. Geology 1993
University of Oklahoma Ph.D. Geology 1998
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Oklahoma Geological Survey STATEMAP Project Geologist 1999-Jan 1999-Mar
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Postdoctoral Research Associate 1999-Mar 2001-Jan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Director of Lab and Teaching Facilities / Research Associate 2001-Jan 2010-Aug
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 2010-Aug 2015-Aug
Midwestern State University Chair & Prothro Distinguished Associate Professor of Geological Science 2015-Sept

Refereed Articles

Sallet, R., Price, J. D., Babinski, M., Moritz, R., Souza, Z. S., and Chiaradia, M., 2015, Experimental anatexis, fluorine geochemistry and lead-isotope constraints on granite petrogenesis in the Seridó Belt, Borborema Province, northeastern Brazil: Chemical Geology, 400, p. 122-148. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.02.011 

Price, J. D., 2014, The Mount Scott Intrusive Suite, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma, in Suneson, N. H., ed., Igneous and Tectonic history of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Guidebook 38, Oklahoma Geological Survey, p. 299-318.

Price, J. D., 2014, Stop 5. The Diabase dikes intruding the Mount Scott Granite at Lake Elmer Thomas Dam, Eastern Wichita Mountains, in Suneson, N. H., ed., Igneous and Tectonic history of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Guidebook 38, Oklahoma Geological Survey, p.27-36

Price, J. D., 2014, Stop 6. The summit of Mount Scott, in Suneson, N. H., ed., Igneous and Tectonic history of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Guidebook 38, Oklahoma Geological Survey, p. 37-44.

Price, J. D.,2014, Stop 7. Quetone Overlook, Eastern Wichita Mountains, in Suneson, N. H., ed., Igneous and Tectonic history of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Volume Guidebook 38, Oklahoma Geological Survey, p. 45-54.

Puckett, R. E., Jr., Hanson, R.E., Eschlberger, A.M., Brueseke, M.E., Bulen, C.L., and Price, J. D., 2014, New Insights into the Early Cambiran Igneous and Sedimentary History of the Arbuckle Mountains Area of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen from Basement Well Penetrations, in Suneson, N. H., ed., Igneous and Tectonic history of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Guidebook 38, Oklahoma Geological Survey, p. 61-94.

Price, J.D., Gilbert, M.C., and Hogan, J.P, 2012, Regional Significance of Diabase Dikes in the Mount Scott Granite as exposed at Lake Elmer Thomas Dam. Shale Shaker, 62, 456-474.

Aldersley, M.F., Joshi, P.C., Price, J.D., and Ferris, J.P., 2011, The role of montmorillonite in its catalysis of RNA synthesis, Applied Clay Science, doi:10.1016/j.clay.2011.06.011.

Li, C-Y,  Price, J.D., Tomozawa, M., and Watson, E.B, 2011, Hydrogen formation observed during high pressure treatment of silica glass, Journal of Noncrystalline Solids, 357, 2081-2085, doi:10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2011.01.006.

Lupulescu, M. V., Chiarenzelli, J.R., Pullen, A., Price, J.D., 2011, Using Pegmatite Geochronology To Constrain Temporal Events In The Adirondack Mountains, Geosphere, 7, 1-17.

Price, J.D., Wark, D.A., Watson, E.B., and Smith, A.M., 2006, Grain-Scale Permeabilities of Faceted Polycrystalline Aggregates, Geofluids, 6, 1-7, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2006.00149.x

Yoshino T, Price J.D., Wark D.A. and Watson E.B., 2006, Effect of faceting on pore geometry in texturally equilibrated rocks: implications for low permeability at low porosity. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Contributions to Mineralogy Petrology 152: 169–186, DOI 10.1007/s00410-006-0099-y

Gabitov, R.I., Price, J.D., and Watson, E.B., 2005, Solubility of fluorite in haplogranitic melt of variable alkalies and alumina content at 800-1000ºC and 100 MPa. G3, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 6, Q03007, doi:10.1029/2004GC000870

Gabitov, R.I., Price, J.D., and Watson, E.B., 2005, Diffusion of Ca and F in haplogranitic melt from dissolving fluorite crystals at 900,1000ºC and 100 MPa, G3, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 6, Q03011,  doi:10.1029/2004GC000832.

Price, J.D., Wark, D.A., and Watson, E.B., 2004, Grain-scale permeabilities of synthetic rocks containing a minor platy phase, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 227, 491-504.

Wark, D.A., Williams, C.A., Watson, E.B., and Price, J.D., 2003, Reassessment of Pore Shapes in Microstructurally Equilibrated Rocks, with Implications for Permeability of the Upper Mantle.  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108 B1, p. ECV 12-1 - ECV 12-16.

Watson, E.B., Wark, D.A., Price, J.D., and Van Orman, J.A., 2002, Mapping the thermal structure of solid-media pressure assemblies. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 142, p. 640-652.

Watson, E.B., and Price, J.D., 2002, Kinetics of the reaction MgO + Al2O3 MgAl2O4 and Al-Mg interdiffusion in spinel at 1200-2000 oC and 1.0-4.0 GPa. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta., v. 12, p. 2123-2138.

Liang, Y., Price, J.D., Wark, D.A., and Watson, E.B., 2001, Nonlinear pressure diffusion in a porous medium: Approximate solutions with applications to permeability measurements using transient pulse decay method.  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 106, p. 529-536.

Hogan, J.P., Gilbert, M.C., and Price, J.D., 2000, Crystallization of fine- and coarse-grained A-type granite sheets of the southern Oklahoma aulacogen, U.S.A.  Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, v. 91, p. 139-150.

Price, J.D., Hogan, J.P, Gilbert, M.C., London, D., and Morgan, G.B., VI, 1999, Experimental study of titanite-fluorite equilibria in the A-type Mount Scott Granite: Implications for assessing F contents of felsic magma. Geology, v. 27, 951-954. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1999)​027<0951:ESOTFE>​2.3.CO;2.

Hogan, J.P., Price, J.D., and Gilbert, M. C., 1998, Magma traps and magma driving pressure: consequences for pluton shape and level of emplacement. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 20, p. 1155-1168, DOI: 10.1016/S0191-8141(98)00063-7.

Price, J.D., Hogan, J.P., Gilbert, M. C., and Payne, J., 1998, Surface and near-surface geometry of the Sandy Creek Gabbro Pluton, Hale Spring Area, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. Basement Tectonics, v. 12, p. 79-122.

Price, J.D., Hogan, J.P., and Gilbert, M. C., 1996, Rapakivi texture in the Mount Scott Granite, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. European Journal of Mineralogy, v. 8, pp. 435-451.

Published Presentation Abstracts (2010-present)

Price, J. D., Franks, C., Puckett Jr, R. E., and Klasse, D. S., 2017, Insights from Mafic Mineral Variations among an A-Type LIP Granite Series from the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-305478.

Price, J. D., Klasse, D. S., and Stevenson, A. M., 2017, The Wichita Granite Group Texture by the Numbers: Image Analysis of Quartz Microstructure: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017SC-289238.

Blank, N. C., and Price, J. D., 2016, X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) Rietveld Quantitative Phase Analysis of the Mount Scott And Medicine Park Granites from the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SC-273636.

Price, J. D., and Puckett Jr, R. E., 2016, Characterizing Subsurface Granites in the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: a Focused Assessment with the Potential to Assist a Big Regional Project: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SC-273669.

Price, J. D., 2015, Discriminating Amphibole Populations in Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen Granites Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 1, p. 14.

Price, J. D., and Puckett Jr, R. E., 2013, Petrographic Comparison of Subsurface Alkali-Feldspar Granites to the Exposed Plutons of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, USA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 762.

Buzas-Stephens, P., Price, J. D., Buzas, M.A., and Jett, J., 2013, Importance of Establishing Baseline Data for Environmental Interpretation: Foraminifera of the Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Texas: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 531.

Price, J. D., 2013, Digital image analysis of variably granophyric texture in the Mount Scott Granite, Wichita Mountains, southern Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 3, p. 17.

Price, J.D., 2012, Titanium in Quartz Grains within a Rhyolite Dike from the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Medicine Park, Oklahoma, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 1, p. 10.

Price, J.D., 2012, Cooling History of a Shallow Pluton as Seen in the Mount Scott Granite of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Oklahoma, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 322.

Price, J.D., 2011, Titanium zoning in quartz: constraints on the crystallization and cooling of the Mount Scott Granite pluton, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, USA; implications for pluton crystallization and cooling. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 202. 

Lupulescu, M. V., Price, J.D., and Chiarenzelli, J.R., 2010, Igneous Origin and Subsequent Fluid Alteration For The Low Ti - Fe Oxide - Apatite Ores From The Eastern Adirondack Highlands, New York: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 262.

Price, J.D., Berds, M. L., and Koestner, D. W., 2010, Zoned Titanite (Sphene) In The Mt. Scott Granite, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, USA; Implications For Pluton Crystallization And Cooling" Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 667.

Student Published Presentation Abstracts (2010-present)

Baugh, C. A., and Price, J. D., 2017, Mapping and Section Assessment at the Dalquest Desert Research Station, Big Bend, Texas: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-304027.

Quevy, A. L., and Price, J. D., 2017, Sustained Marginal Dikes in the Wichita LIP, Southwestern Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-306036.

Stevenson, A. M., and Price, J. D., 2017, An Example of Intrusion Relationships along the Northern Margin of the Quanah Granite, Wichita LIP, Southwestern Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 6, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-302299.

Quevy, A. L., and Price, J. D., 2017, Streaking Across the Gabbro: The Wichita Mountains’ Quanah Granite Dikes Exposed: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017SC-289397.

Stevenson, A. M., and Price, J. D., 2017, Distribution of Marginal Textures in the Quanah Granite Pluton, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 49, no. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2017SC-289360.

Franks, C., Price, J. D., and Puckett Jr, R. E., 2016, Further Investigation Into Discriminating The Subsurface Plutons of the Arbuckle Mountains Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SC-273178.

Torgerson, E. J., Baugh, C. A., and Price, J. D., 2016, Preliminary Analysis of the Tascotal Mesa Fault and Associated Features near the Presidio-Brewster County Line, Dalquest Desert Research Station, Trans-Pecos Texas: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 1, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016SC-273291.

Auguste, L. J., Price, J. D., Carlucci, J. R., and Willis, R. E., 2015, Geologic Reconnaissance of the Dalquest Desert Research Station, Big Bend, Texas: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 1, p. 17.

Bickhard, K. L., Lord, M. J., Price, J. D., and Puckett Jr, R. E., 2015, Assessing Amphiboles in Subsurface Granites from the Arbuckle Mountains, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 1, p. 17.

Bickhard, K. L., Willeby, S., and Price, J. D., 2013, A Reconnaissance of Trace Element Signatures from West Texas Gypsum Deposits: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 586.

Willeby, S., and Price, J. D., 2013, Characterizing Feldspar Composition in Wichita Mountain Igneous Rocks Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 3, p. 14.

Invited Presentations

The ups and downs and ups of the Wichita Mountains, an overview of an ancient rift. Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita Falls, June, 2016.

Oklahoma’s volcanic past: the signi¬ficance of rifting and the Region’s Magmatic History. Midwestern State University Geoscience and Environmental Science Colloquium Series, April, 2015.

Magmatism in the Eocambrian Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: a view from the granites. University of Texas at Dallas Colloquium, November, 2014.

Shoot First and Ask Questions Later: Characterizing Geomaterials with Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry. University of Texas at Dallas Geoclub Luncheon, November, 2014

Oklahoma’s Volcanic Past: the Significance of Rifting and the Region’s Magmatic History. Midcontinent Sectional Meeting, Ardmore, OK, October, 2014.

Volcanoes in Oklahoma: an introduction to the magmatic rocks of the region, Oklahoma City Geological Society Discussion Group, May 2013.

Igneous geology of southwest Laurentia: assessing the timing and nature of plutons in the Eocambrian Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, Baylor University, April 2011

The Wichita Mountains and the Construction of the Southern Oklahoma Basement. North Texas Geological Society Meeting, Wichita Falls, Nov. 2010

The Adirondacks: Insights from oxide and phosphate rocks in the land of confusion. Cal. State Los Angeles, April 2009.

Fluorine in melts and minerals: implications for igneous systems, Cal. State Los Angeles, April 2007.

Fluorine in melts and minerals, and its role in the evolution of the igneous rocks of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen and Electron microprobe analysis techniques, Kansas State University, November 2006.

Grains, Pores, and Surface Energy: Constraints on Fluid Transport in the Deep Crust and Upper Mantle, University of Oklahoma, November 2005.

Grain-scale Permeability of Equilibrated Earth Materials, University of Delaware, October 2004.

Complex Grain Boundary Pores and the Permeability of the Deep Lithosphere as Constrained by Synthetic Materials, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, July 2002, Oregon State University, October 2003.

The Nature of Volumetrically Minor Fluid and Solid Phases within the Lower Crust: Implications from Recent Experimental Investigations, American Museum of Natural History, May 2002.

Fluorine and Felsic Magmas: The Story within the Mineral Assemblage and Texture of the Mount Scott Granite, Oklahoma, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, October 1999.