Bryan Norman

MS Fall 2013



“Structural Evolution of the Central Schell Creek Range, White Pine County, Nevada”


Research Area(s)

Geologic Field Mapping, Structure



Phil Gans & John Cottle


Lloyd and Mary Edwards Field Studies Fellowship, 2011/12


The primary focus of my research is the structural evolution of the central Schell Creek Range in east-central Nevada.  I use detailed 1:12,000 geologic field mapping and structural analysis to determine the deformational history of the area. My research is trying to address two main topics: 1) How accommodation zones work in the Basin and Range Provence 2) Do any structures in the neighboring Northern Snake Range (a classic metamorphic core complex) correlate with structures in the central Schell Creek Range. I have also worked in the Trans-Antarctic Mountains of Antarctica, looking at A-type magnetism associated with the Ross Orogeny.



Earth 20: Geological Catastrophes (Teaching Assistant), S13

Earth 104A;  Field Studies in Geology (Teaching Assistant), F11

Earth 104B:  Field Methods (Teaching Assistant), S12

Earth 114: Geomaterials (Teaching Assistant), W13

Earth 118:  Summer Field Geology (Teaching Assistant), M12

Earth 177:  Ore Deposits (Teaching Assistant), F12

Earth 185: Physical Volcanology (Teaching Assistant), S13