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John Shervais

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Petrology, Geochemistry, and Tectonics

Professor

Professor

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Office Location: Geology 104
DialPhone: 435.797.1274
SendEmail: john.shervais@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Petrology and Geochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979
Petrology and Structure of the Alpine Lherzolite Massif at Balmuccia, Italy
BS, Geology, (Minor - Physics), San Jose University, 1971

Awards

Fulbright Fellow, 2017

US-Austria Fulbright Commission

Gastprofessor , 2017

Karl-Franzens Universitat Graz

Fellow, Geological Society of America, 1993

NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1980

Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland

University of California Regent's Fellow, 1976


Publications - Abstracts

  • POTTER, K.E, LINK, P.K, Shervais, J.W, Janecke, S.U, (2013). Volcanogenic detrital zircons from the Kimama Drill core (Project Hotspot): Evidence for source evolution in the Yellowstone-Snake River Plain magmatic system, central Snake River plain, ID. 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver
  • Lachmar, T.E, Freeman, T.G, Sant, C.J, Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, (2013). Evaluation of the geothermal potential of the Snake River Plain, Idaho, based on three exploratory coreholes. Geological Society of America *
  • Liddell, W.D, Shervais, J.W, (2009). Applied geosciences in the modern geology curriculum. Geol Soc Am. Abstr. w/Prog
  • Shervais, J.W, (2008). Alkali Anorthosite 14305,303: Evidence of magma mixing using trace element data from zoned plagioclase. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
  • Shervais, J.W, Snow, C.A, (2001). Plagioclase Dissolution in the Lunar Magma Ocean: A New Model for the Origin of Lunar Ferroan Anorthosites and the Rapid Growth of Highlands Crust. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIII
  • Shervais, J.W, Snow, C.A, (2001). Plagioclase Dissolution in the Lunar Magma Ocean: A New Model for the Origin of Lunar Ferroan Anorthosites and the Rapid Growth of Highlands Crust. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIII
  • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1999). Ancient Crust Formation at the Apollo 14 Site. Lunar and Planetary Science XXX
  • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1998). Alkali suite anorthosites and norites: Flotation cumulates from pristine KREEP with magma mixing and the assimilation of older anorthosite. Lunar and Planetary Science XXIX
  • Shervais, J.W, McGee, j.j, (1998). Magma mixing in the petrogenesis alkali suite anorthosites: reverse zoning in plagioclase, 14305,303. Lunar and Planetary Science XXIX
  • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1998). Major element geochemistry of Apollo 14 highland clasts by fused bead electron microprobe analysis: 14305 and 14321. Lunar and Planetary Science XXIX
  • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1998). Modeling crystallization of Alae lava lake, Hawaii, and relevance for lunar crustal petrogenesis. Lunar and Planetary Science XXIX
  • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1997). KREEP in the lunar highlands: Ion Microprobe Studies of Lunar Highland Cumulate Rocks. Lunar and Planetary Science XXVIII
  • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1997). Petrogenesis of alkali suite anorthosites and norites in the western lunar highlands: flotation cumulates from pristine KREEP, magma-mixing, and assimilation of older anorthosites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science
  • Shervais, J.W, Shroff, G., Thompson, C.B, (1996). A Petrologic Survey Of Six Rock Fragments From The Apollo 14 Bulk Sample: 14430, 14436, 14440, 14443, 14444, 14451. Lunar and Planetary Science XXVII
  • Shervais, J.W, Stuart, J.B, (1995). Ion Microprobe Studies of Lunar Highland Cumulate Rocks: New Results. Lunar and Planetary Science XXVI
  • Shervais, J.W, (1994). Ion Microprobe Studies of Lunar Highland Cumulate Rocks: Preliminary Results. Lunar and Planetary Science XXV
  • Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, (1992). Major element chemistry of Apollo 14 mare basalt clasts and highland plutonic clasts from lunar breccia 14321: comparison with neutron activation results. Lunar and Planetary Science XXIII
  • Vetter, S.K, Shervais, J.W, (1992). Whole rock major element chemistry of KREEP basalt clasts in lunar breccia 15205: Implications for the petrogenesis of volcanic KREEP basalts. Lunar and Planetary Science XXIII
  • Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, (1991). Auto-metasomatism of the western lunar highlands: result of closed system fractionation and mobilization of a KREEPy trapped liquid. Lunar and Planetary Science XXII
  • Shervais, J.W, Erhlich, R., (1991). Polytopic vector analysis: application to lunar petrogenesis. Lunar and Planetary Science XXII
  • Shervais, J.W, (1990). Lunar mare volcanism: mixing of distinct mantle source regions with KREEP-like component. Lunar and Planetary Science XXI
  • Shervais, J.W, (1990). The western highland province at the Apollo 14 site. Lunar and Planetary Science XXI
  • Vetter, S.K, Shervais, J.W, (1989). A dynamic melting model for the origin of Apollo 15 olivine normative and quartz normative basalts. Lunar and Planetary Science XX
  • Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, (1989). Melt rock components in KREEPy breccia 15205 - Petrology and mineral chemistry of KREEP basalts and quartz-normative mare basalts. Lunar and Planetary Science XX
  • Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, Lindstrom, M.M, (1988). Heterogeneity in small aliquots of Apollo 15 olivine normative basalt: implications for breccia clast studies. Lunar and Planetary Science XIX
  • Vetter, S.K, Shervais, J.W, Lindstrom, M.M, (1987). Petrology of mare basalt and highland clasts from breccia 15498. Lunar and Planetary Science XVIII
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Lindstrom, M.M, (1985). Olivine vitrophyres - A non-pristine high-Mg component in lunar breccia 14321. Lunar and Planetary Science XVI
  • Salpas, P.A, Shervais, J.W, Knapp, S.A, Taylor, L.A, (1985). Petrogenesis of lunar granites: The result of apatite fractionation. Lunar and Planetary Science XVI
  • Shervais, J.W, Knapp, S.A, Taylor, L.A, Lindstrom, M.M, (1985). Petrology and geochemistry of microbreccia clasts and matrix in lunar breccia 14321. Lunar and Planetary Science XVI
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Korotev, R.L, (1985). Petrology and mineral chemistry of some African eclogites and evolution of sub-continental mantle and continental crust. Lunar and Planetary Science XVI
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (1984). Consortium breccia 14321: Petrology of mare basalts and olivine vitrophyres. Lunar and Planetary Science XV
  • Knapp, S.A, Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (1984). Consortium breccia 14321: Petrology of the pristine highland clasts. Lunar and Planetary Science XV
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Laul, J.C, Smith, M.R, (1984). Petrology and geochemistry of pristine high¬land clasts in consortium breccia 14305. Lunar and Planetary Science XV
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Laul, J.C, (1984). Very High Potassium (VHK) basalt: a new type of alumi¬nous mare basalt from Apollo 14. Lunar and Planetary Science XV
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Hunter, R.H, Laul, J.C, (1983). Ancient Highlands Volcanism: the Gabbronorite connection. Lunar and Planetary Science XIV
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (1983). Micrographic Granite: More from Apollo 14. Lunar and Planetary Science XIV
  • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (1983). Texturally-pristine clasts from Apollo 14: Implications for igneous processes. Lunar and Planetary Science XIV

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Books

  • Wright, J.E, Shervais, J.W, (2008). Ophiolites, Arcs, and Batholiths: A Tribute to Cliff Hopson. Geological Society of America Special Paper 438
  • Book Chapters

  • Snow, C.A, Shervais, J.W, (2015). The Cuesta Ridge Ophiolite, San Luis Obispo, CA: Implications for the origin of the Coast Range Ophiolite: Late Jurassic Development of the Laurasian Margin. Geological Society of America Special Paper 513
  • Shervais, J.W, (2011). Serpentinite Matrix Mélange: Implications of Mixed Provenance for Mélange Formation: Melanges: Processes of Formation and Societal Significance. Geological Society of America Special Paper
  • Metcalf, R.V, Shervais, J.W, (2008). Supra-Subduction Zone (SSZ) Ophiolites: Is There Really An "Ophiolite Conundrum"?: Ophiolites, Arcs, and Batholiths: A Tribute to Cliff Hopson. Gelogical Society of America Special Paper
  • Shervais, J.W, (2008). Tonalites, Trondhjemites, and Diorites of the Elder Creek Ophiolite, California: Low Pressure Slab Melting and Reaction with the Mantle Wedge: Ophiolites, Arcs, and Batholiths: A Tribute to Cliff Hopson. Geological Society of America Special Paper
  • Shervais, J.W, Kimbrough, D.L, Renne, P., Murchey, B., Hanan, B.B, (2006). Multi-stage Origin of the Coast Range Ophiolite, California and Oregon: Implications for the Life Cycle of Supra-subduction Zone Ophiolites: Phase Relations, High Pressure terranes, P-T-ometry, and Plate Pushing: a tribute to W.G. Ernst. Bellwether Publishing Ltd
  • Shervais, J.W, (2006). Significance of Subduction-related Accretionary Complexes in Early Earth Processes: Early Earth Processes. , Geological Society of America, Special Paper
  • Shervais, J.W, Kauffman, J.D, Gillerman, V.S, Othberg, K.L, Vetter, S.K, Hobson, V.R, Zarnetske, M., Cooke, M.F, Matthews, S.H, Hanan, B.B, (2005). Basaltic Volcanism of the Central and Western Snake River Plain: A Guide to Field Relations Between Twin Falls and Mountain Home, Idaho: Guide to Field trips in the western United States. Field Guide volume 6, Geological Society of America
  • Shervais, J.W, Kolesar, P., Andreasen, K., (2004). Field and Chemical Study of Serpentinization – Stonyford, California: Chemical Fluxes and Mass Balance: Serpentine and serpentinites: mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, ecology, geophysics, and tectonics (a tribute to Robert G. Coleman), International Book Series. Bellwether Publishing Ltd.
  • Shervais, J.W, Shroff, G., Vetter, S.K, Matthews, S., Hanan, B.B, McGee, J.J, (2002). Origin of the western Snake River Plain: Implications from stratigraphy, faulting, and the geochemistry of basalts near Mountain Home, Idaho: Tectonic and Magmatic Evolution of the Snake River Plain Volcanic Province. Idaho Geological Survey Bulletin
  • Dennis, A.J, Shervais, J.W, (2000). Newberry, South Carolina Eclogite: Structural setting and style of occurrence: A Compendium of Field Trips of South Carolina Geology. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey
  • Dennis, A.J, Shervais, J.W, Maher, H.D, (2000). Outline of the Geology of Appalachian Basement Rocks Underlying the Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC: 2000 Annual Field Trip Guidebook. Savannah River Site: Environmental Remediation Systems in Unconsolidated Upper Coastal Plain Sediments - Stratigraphic and Structural Considerations, Carolina Geological Society
  • Mukasa, S.B, Shervais, J.W, (1999). Growth of subcontinental lithosphere: evidence from repeated dike injections in the Balmuccia Iherzolite massif, Italian Alps: Composition, Deep Structure and Evolution of Continents, Developments in Geotectonics. Elsevier Science
  • Shervais, J.W, (1999). Highlands crust at the Apollo 14 site: Surfing the Fra Mauro shoreline: Planetary Geology and Geochemistry. Geological Society of America, International Book Series

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      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Kessler, J.A, Bradbury, K.K, Evans, J.P, Pulsipher, M.A, Schmidt, D., Shervais, J.W, Rowe, F.E, Varriale, J., (2017). Geology and In Situ Stress of the MH-2 Borehole, Idaho, U.S.A.: Insights Into Western Snake River Plain Structure From Geothermal Exploration Drilling. Lithosphere
      • Jean, M.M, Shervais, J.W, (2017). Melt Extraction and the Distribution of Fluid Mobile and Other Incompatible Trace Elements in Mantle Wedge Peridotites.. Springer Verlag , online, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.03.017
      • Ryan, J., Shervais, J., Li, Y., Reagan, M., Li, H., Heaton, D., Godard, M., Kirchenbaur, M., Whattam, S., Pearce, J., Chapman, T., Nelson, W., Prytulak, J., Shimizu, K., Petronotis, K., (2017). Application of a handheld X-ray fluorescence spectrometer for real-time, high-density quantitative analysis of drilled igneous rocks and sediments during {IODP} Expedition 352. Chemical Geology, 451, 55 - 66.
      • Reagan, M.K, Pearce, J.A, Petronotis, K., Almeev, R.R, Avery, A.J, Carvallo, C., Chapman, T., Christeson, G.L, Ferré, E.C, Godard, M., Heaton, D.E, Kirchenbaur, M., Kurz, W., Kutterolf, S., Li, H., Li, Y., Michibayashi, K., Morgan, S., Nelson, W.R, Prytulak, J., Python, M., Robertson, A.H, Ryan, J.G, Sager, W.W, Sakuyama, T., Shervais, J.W, Shimizu, K., Whattam, S.A, (2017). Subduction initiation and ophiolite crust: new insights from IODP drilling. International Geology Review, 0:0, 1-12.
      • Shervais, J.W, Janecke, S.U, (2015). Composition, Alteration, and Texture of Fault-Related Rocks from Safod Core and Surface Outcrop Analogs: Evidence for Deformation Processes and Fluid-Rock Interactions. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172:5, 1053–1078.
      • Bradbury, K.K, Davis, C.R, Shervais, J.W, Janecke, S.U, Evans, J.P, (2015). Composition, alteration, and texture of fault-related rocks from safod core and surface outcrop analogs: evidence for deformation processes and fluid-rock interactions. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172:5, 1053–1078.
      • Shervais, J.W, Arndt, N., Goodenough, K.M, (2015). Drilling the Solid Earth: Global Geodynamic Cycles and Earth Evolution. International Journal of Earth Sciences / Springer Verlag, 104:6, 1573-1587. doi: DOI: 10.1007/s00531-014-1073-y
      • Liberty, L.M, Schmitt, D.R, Shervais, J.W, (2015). Seismic imaging through the volcanic rocks of the Snake River Plain: Insights from Project Hotspot. Geophysical Prospecting, 63:4, 919–936. doi: DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12277
      • Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, Toy, V.G, Eichelberger, J.C, Clarke, A.B, Kirkpatrick, J.D, (2014). Drilling to investigate active tectonics and magmatism. Scientific Drilling , 18, 19-33. doi: doi:10.5194/sdwr-2-1-2014
      • Bradbury, K.K, Davis, C.R, Shervais, J.W, Janecke, S.U, Evans, J.P, (2014). Composition, Alteration, and Texture of Fault-Related Rocks from Safod Core and Surface Outcrop Analogs: Evidence for Deformation Processes and Fluid-Rock Interactions. Pure and Applied Geophysics / Springer Verlag, doi: 10.1007/s00024-014-0896-6
      • Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, Schmitt, D., Christiansen, E.H, Prokopenko, A., (2014). HOTSPOT: The Snake River Scientific Drilling Project. EOS, 95:10, 85-86. doi: DOI:10.1002/2014EO100001
      • Jean, M.M, Shervais, J.W, Champion , D.E, Vetter , S.K, (2013). Late Pliocene to Quaternary Basalts from the Wendell RASA test well: Assimilation–Fractionation–Recharge processes of the central Snake River Plain, Idaho. Geosphere, Geological Society of America , doi: 10.1130/GES00914.1
      • Carmody, L., Barry, P.H, Shervais, J.W, Kluesner, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (2013). Oxygen Isotopes in Subducted Oceanic Crust: A New Perspective from Siberian Diamondiferous Eclogites. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi: DOI:10.1002/ggge.20220
      • Jean, M.M, Hanan , B.B, Shervais, J.W, Yellowstone Hotspot – Continental Lithosphere Interaction. Elsevier Science, 389, 119-131. doi: doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.012
      • Wakabayashi, J., Shervais, J.W, (2012). Introduction: Initiation and Termination of Subduction: Rock record, geodynamic models, and modern plate boundaries. Geological Society of America, 4:6, 467-468. doi: 10.1130/LINT1.1 *
      • Shervais, J.W, Choi, S., (2012). Subduction Initiation along Transform Faults: the proto-Franciscan subduction zone. Lithosphere, 4:6, 484-496. doi: 10.1130/L153.1
      • Shervais, J.W, Jean, M.M, (2012). Inside the Subduction Factory: Fluid mobile trace elements in the mantle wedge above a subduction zone. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 95, 270-285. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2012.07.006
      • Jean, M.M, Shervais, J.W, Choi, S., Mukasa, S.B, (2010). Melt Extraction and Melt Refertilization in Mantle Peridotite of the Coast Range Ophiolite: An LA-ICP-MS Study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 159:1, 113-136. doi: 10.1007/s00410-009-0419-0
      • Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, (2009). High-K Alkali Basalts of the Western Snake River Plain: Abrupt Transition from Tholeiitic to Mildly Alkaline Plume-Derived Basalts, Western Snake River Plain, Idaho. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
      • Nude, P.M, Shervais, J.W, Attoh, K., Vetter, S.K, Barton, C., (2009). Petrology and geochemistry of nepheline syenite and related carbonate-rich rocks in the Pan-African Dahomeyide orogen, southeastern Ghana, West Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2009.03.010
      • Choi, S., Mukasa, S.B, Shervais, J.W, (2008). Initiation of Franciscan Subduction along a Large-offset Fracture Zone: Evidence from Mantle Peridotites, California, California. Geology, 36:8, 595-598. doi: 10.1130/G24993A.1
      • Shervais, J.W, Hanan, B.B, (2008). Lithospheric topography, tilted plumes, and the track of the Snake River-Yellowstone Hotspot. Tectonics, 27, doi: 10.1029/2007TC002181
      • Choi, S., Shervais, J.W, Mukasa, S.B, (2008). Supra-Subduction and Abyssal Mantle Peridotites of the Coast Range Ophiolite, California. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 155, 551-576. doi: 10.1007/s00410-008-0300-6
      • Hanan, B.B, Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, (2008). Yellowstone plume-continental lithosphere interaction beneath the Snake River Plain. Geology, 36, 51-54. doi: 10.1130/G23935A.1
      • Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, Hanan, B.B, (2006). A Layered Mafic Sill Complex beneath the Eastern Snake River Plain: Evidence from Cyclic Geochemical Variations in Basalt. Geology, 34, 365-368.
      • Shervais, J.W, Kolesar, P., Andreasen, K., (2005). Field and Chemical Study of Serpentinization – Stonyford, California: Chemical Fluxes and Mass Balance. International Geology Review, 47, 1-23.
      • Shervais, J.W, Murchey, B., Kimbrough, D.L, Renne, P., Hanan, B.B, (2005). Radioisotopic and Biostratigraphic Age Relations in the Coast Range Ophiolite, Northern California: Implications for the Tectonic Evolution of the Western Cordillera. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117:5/6, 633-653.
      • Shervais, J.W, Zoglman-Schuman, M.M, Hanan , B.B, (2005). The Stonyford Volcanic Complex: A Forearc Seamount in the Northern California Coast Ranges. Journal of Petrology, 46:10, 2091-2128. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egi048
      • Shervais, J.W, Kimbrough, D.L, Renne, P., Murchey, B., Hanan, B.B, (2004). Multi-stage Origin of the Coast Range Ophiolite, California and Oregon: Implications for the Life Cycle of Supra-subduction Zone Ophiolites. International Geology Review, 46, 289-315.
      • Dennis, A.J, Shervais, J.W, Mauldin, J., Maher, JR, H.D, Wright, J.E, (2004). Petrology and Geochemistry of Neoproterozoic Volcanic Arc Terranes Beneath the Atlantic Coastal Plain, Savannah River Site, South Carolina. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 116, 572-593.
      • Shervais, J.W, Dennis, A.J, McGee, J.J, Secor, D.T, (2003). Deep in the heart of Dixie: Pre-Alleghanian eclogite and HP granulite metamorphism in the Carolina terrane, South Carolina, USA. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 21:1, 65-80.
      • Shervais, J.W, (2001). Birth, Death, and Resurrection: The Life Cycle of Suprasubduction Zone Ophiolites. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2
      • Shervais, J.W, Mukasa, S.B, (1999). Growth of subcontinental lithosphere: evidence from repeated dike injections in the Balmuccia lherzolite massif, Italian Alps. Lithos, 48, 287-316.
      • Shervais, J.W, (1999). Highlands crust at the Apollo 14 site: Surfing the Fra Mauro shoreline. International Geology Review, 41, 141-153.
      • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1999). KREEP cumulates in the western lunar highlands: Ion & electron microprobe study of Alkali anorthosites and norites from Apollo 14. American Mineralogist, 84:5/6, 806-820.
      • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1999). Petrology of the western Highlands Province: Ancient crust formation at the Apollo 14 site. Journal Geophysical Research, 104:E3, 5891-5920.
      • Shervais, J.W, Shah, M.T, (1999). The Dir-Utror metavolcanic sequence, Kohistan arc terrane, northern Pakistan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 17/4, 459-475.
      • Shervais, J.W, McGee, J.J, (1998). Ion & electron microprobe study of Mg suite troctolites, norite, and anorthosites from Apollo 14: Evidence for urKREEP assimilation during Petrogenesis of Apollo 14 Mg-suite rocks. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 62:17, 3009-3023.
      • Shah, M.T, Shervais, J.W, (1997). Oxygen isotope geochemistry of the Dir metavolcanic sequence and associated copper mineralization in Kohistan arc terrane, northern Pakistan. The Nucleus, 34, 49-55.
      • Dennis, A.J, Shervais, J.W, (1996). The Carolina terrane in northwestern South Carolina: Insights into the development of an evolving island arc: Avalonian and Related Terranes of the Circum-Atlantic. Geol. Soc. America Special Publication, 304, 237-256.
      • Shervais, J.W, Shelley, S.A, Secor, D.T, (1996). The Carolina terrane: A rifted volcanic arc in the southeastern Piedmont: Avalonian and Related Terranes of the Circum-Atlantic. Geol. Soc. America Special Publication, 304, 219-236.
      • Khattak, M.K, Stakes, D.S, Shervais, J.W, (1995). P-T-t paths of garnets from the Nanga Parbat-Haramosh massif, the Kohistan and the Ladakh island arc terranes, northern Pakistan. Geol. Bull. Univ. Peshawar, 28, 97-108.
      • Khattak, M.K, Stakes, D.S, Shervais, J.W, Arif, M., Shah, M.T, (1995). Stable isotope thermometry of the Nanga Parbat-Haramosh massif and the Kohistan-Ladakh island arc, northern Pakistan. Geol. Bull. Univ. Peshawar, 28, 97-108.
      • Shah, M.T, Ikrammudin, M., Shervais, J.W, (1994). Behaviour of Tl relative to K, Rb, Sr, and Ba in mineralized and unmineralized metavolcanics from the Dir area, northern Paksitan. Mineralum Deposita, 29, 422-426.
      • Shah, M.T, Shervais, J.W, Ikrammudin, M., (1994). The Dir meta-volcanic sequence: calc-alkaline magmatism in the Kohistan arc terrane, northern Pakistan. Geol. Bull. Univ. Peshawar, 27, 9-27.
      • Shervais, J.W, Vetter, S.K, (1992). Continental Basalts of the Boise River Group near Smith Prairie, Idaho. Journal of Geophysical Research, 97:B6, 9043-9061.
      • Shervais, J.W, Shah, M.T, Majid, M., Hamidullah, S., (1992). Petrochemistry of amphibolites from the Shergarh Sar area, Allai Kohistan, N. Pakistan. Kashmir Journal of Geology, 10, 123-139.
      • Shervais, J.W, Dennis, A.J, (1992). Reply to Comment on "Arc rifting of the Carolina terrane in northwestern South Carolina". Geology, 20, 473-474.
      • Dennis, A.J, Shervais, J.W, (1991). Arc rifting of the Carolina terrane in northwestern South Carolina. Geology, 19, 226-229.
      • Mukasa, S.B, Shervais, J.W, Wilshire, H.G, Nielsen, J.E, (1991). Intrinsic Nd, Pb, and Sr isotopic heterogeneities exhibited by the Lherz alpine peridotite massif, French Pyrenees. Journal of Petrology, Special Lherzolites Issue, 117-134.
      • Shervais, J.W, Mukasa, S.B, (1991). The Balmuccia Orogenic Lherzolite Massif, Italy. Journal of Petrology, Special Lherzolites Issue, 155-174.
      • Shervais, J.W, (1990). Island arc and ocean crust ophiolites: contrasts in the petrology, geochemistry, and tectonic style of ophiolite assemblages in the California coast ranges: Ophiolites: Oceanic Crustal Analogues. The Geological Survey Department, Nicosia, Cyprus, 507-520.
      • Shervais, J.W, Hanan, B.B, (1989). Jurassic volcanic glass from the Stonyford volcanic complex, Franciscan assemblage, northern California coast ranges. Geology, 17, 510-514.
      • Sacks, P.E, Maher, H.D, Secor, Jr, D.T, Shervais, J.W, (1989). The Burks Mountain complex, Kiokee belt, southern Appalachian Piedmont of South Carolina and Georgia. Geol. Soc. Am. Spec. Paper , 231, 75-86.
      • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Lugmair, G.W, Clayton, R.N, Mayeda, T.K, Korotev, R.L, (1988). Early proterozoic oceanic crust and the evolution of subcontinental mantle: eclogites and related rocks from southern Africa. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 100, 411-423.
      • Shervais, J.W, Kimbrough, D.L, (1987). Alkaline and transitional subalkaline metabasalts in the Franciscan complex melange: Mantle metasomatism and alkaline magmatism. Geol. Soc. America Special Paper, 215, 167-182.
      • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Laul, J.C, (1987). Magma-mixing and kimberlite genesis: evidence from eastern U.S.A. kimberlites: Mantle metasomatism and alkaline magmatism. Geol. Soc. America Special Paper, 215, 101-114.
      • Shih, C.Y, Nyquist, L.E, Bogard, D., Bansal, B.M, Weismann, H., Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (1986). Age and Petrogenesis of VHK basalts. Journal of Geophysical Research, 91, Supl., D214-D228.
      • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Jarosewich, E., Laul, J.C, (1986). Maryville Meteorite - the 1983 fall of an L6 Chondrite. Meteoritics, 21, 33-45.
      • Salpas, P.A, Taylor, L.A, Shervais, J.W, (1986). The Blue Ball, Arkansas, kimberlite: Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry. Journal of Geology, 94, 891-.
      • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Lindstrom, M.M, (1985). Apollo 14 Mare basalts: Petrology and geochemistry of clasts from consortium breccia 14321, Proc. Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 15th. Journal of Geophysical Research , 90, C375-C395.
      • Shervais, J.W, Kimbrough, D.L, (1985). Geochemical evidence for the tectonic setting of the Coast Range Ophiolite: A composite island arc-oceanic crust terrane in western California. Geology, 13, 35-38.
      • Shervais, J.W, Kimbrough, D.L, (1985). Geochemical evidence for the tectonic setting of the Coast Range Ophiolite: Reply. Geology, 13, 828-829.
      • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Laul, J.C, Shih, C.Y, Nyquist, L.E, (1985). Mare basalt petrogenesis: An important link in very high potassium (VHK) basalt. Journal of Geophysical Research, 90, Supl., D3-D18.
      • Lindstrom, M.M, Knapp, S.A, Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (1984). Magnesian anorthosites and associated troctolites and dunite from Apollo 14 breccias, Proc. Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 15th. Journal of Geophysical Research, Supplement, 89, C41-C49.
      • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Laul, J.C, Smith, M.R, (1984). Pristine highland clasts in consortium breccia 14305: Petrology and Geochemistry, Proc. Lunar Planet. Sci, Conf. 15th. Journal of Geophysical Research, 89, C25-C40.
      • Stakes, D.S, Shervais, J.W, Hopson, C.A, (1984). The volcano-tectonic cycle of the FAMOUS and AMAR valleys, Mid-Atlantic Ridge 36 47' N): Evidence from basalt glasses and phenocryst compositions for a steady-state magma chamber beneath the valley mid-sections. Journal of Geophysical Research, 89:B8, 6995-7028.
      • Shervais, J.W, Durazzo, A., Taylor, L.A, (1984). Ultramafic lamprophyre in a carbonate platform environment: Mt. Queglia, Abruzzo, Italy. Nues. Jahr. fur Mineral. Abh., 150:2, 199-217.
      • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, Laul, J.C, (1983). Ancient Crustal Components in the Fra Mauro Breccias. Implications for igneous processes: Proc. Lunar Planetary Sci. Conf. 14th. Journal of Geophysical Research, 88, Supl., B177-B192..
      • Taylor, L.A, Shervais, J.W, Hunter, R.H, Shih, C.Y, Nyquist, L., Bansal, B.M, Wooden, J., Laul, J.C, (1983). Pre-4.2 AE Mare-basalt Volcanism in the Lunar Highlands. Earth, Planetary Science Letters, 66, 33-47.
      • Shervais, J.W, Howard, K.A, McKee, E.H, (1982). Canyon-filling lavas and lava dams on the Boise River, and their significance for evaluating downcutting during the last two million years: The Cenozoic Geology of Idaho. The Geological Survey of Idaho, Bulletin , Bulletin 26, 725 PP.
      • Shervais, J.W, (1982). Ti-V plots and the petrogenesis of modern and ophiolitic lavas. Earth, Planetary Science Letters, 59, 101-118.
      • Shervais, J.W, (1979). Thermal emplacement model for the Alpine lherzolite massif at Balmuccia, Italy. Journal of Petrology, 20, 795-820.
      • Wilshire, H.G, Shervais, J.W, (1975). Al-augite and Cr-diopside suite ultramafic xenoliths in basaltic rocks from the western United States. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth , 9, 257-272.
      • Shervais, J.W, Wilshire, H.G, Schwarzman, E.C, (1973). Garnet Clinopyroxenite xenolith from Dish Hill, California. Earth, Planetary Science Letters , 19, 120-130.
      • Professional Journal

      • Glen, J.M, Liberty , L., Gasperikova, E., Siler, D., Shervais, J.W, Ritzinger, B., Athans, N., Earney, T., (2017). Geophysical Investigations and Structural Framework of Geothermal Systems in west and southcentral Idaho; Camas Prairie to Mountain Home. Proceedings 42st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-212
      • Nielson, D.L, Sonnenthal, E., Shervais, J.W, Garg, S., (2017). Mafic Heat Sources for Snake River Plain Geothermal Systems. PROCEEDINGS, 42nd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-212
      • Atkinson, T., Newell, D.L, Shervais, J.W, , , (2017). Petrographic and thermal evidence of high-temperature geothermal activity from the MH-2B slimhole, western Snake River Plain, Idaho. PROCEEDINGS, 42nd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-212
      • Shervais, J.W, Glen, J.M, Nielson, D.L, Garg, S., Dobson, P., Gasperikova, E., Sonnenthal, E., Visser, C., Liberty, L.M, DeAngelo, J., Siler, D., Varriale, J., Evans, J.P, (2016). Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis of the Snake River Plain Volcanic Province. Proceedings 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-209
      • DeAngelo , J., Shervais, J.W, Glen, J.M, Nielson, D.L, Garg, S., Dobson, P., Gasperikova, E., Sonnenthal, E., Visser, C., Liberty , L.M, Siler, D., Santellanes, S., (2016). GIS Methodology for Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis: Example from the Snake River Plain Volcanic Province. Proceedings 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-209
      • Garg, S., Nielson, D.L, Shervais, J.W, Sonnenthal, E., (2016). Thermal modeling of the Mountain Home Geothermal Area. Proceedings, 41st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, SGP-TR-209
      • Shervais, J.W, Glen, J.M, Liberty, L.M, Dobson, P., Gasperikova, E., Sonnenthal, E., Visser, C., Nielson, D., Garg, S., Evans, J.P, Siler, D., DeAngelo, J., Athens, N., Burns, E., (2015). Snake River Plain Play Fairway Analysis - Phase 1 Report . Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 39
      • Nielson, D.L, Shervais, J.W, Liberty, L.M, Garg, S., Glen, J., Visser, C., Dobson, P., Gasperikova, E., Sonnenthal, E., (2015). Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis Of The Snake River Plain, Idaho.. Proceedings Fortieth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, 40, SGP-TR-204.
      • Nielson, D.L, Shervais, J.W, (2014). Conceptual Model for Snake River Plain Geothermal Systems.. Proceedings Thirty-Ninth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, 39, SGP-TR-202.
      • Shervais, J.W, Nielson, D.L, Evans, J.P, Lachmar, T.E, Christiansen, E.H, Morgan, L., Shanks, W.P, Delahunty, C., Schmitt, D.R, Liberty, L.M, Blackwell, D.D, (2012). Hotspot: The Snake River Geothermal Drilling Project -- Initial Report. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 767-772.
      • Delahunty, C., Nielson, D.L, Shervais, J.W, (2012). Coring of three deep geothermal holes, Snake River Plain, Idaho. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 641-647.
      • Breckenridge, R.P, Shervais, J.W, Nielson, D.L, Wood, T.R, (2012). Exploration and Recourse Assessment at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Using an Integrated Team Approach. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 615-619.
      • Nielson, D.L, Delahunty, C.C, Shervais, J.W, (2012). Geothermal Systems in the Snake River Plain, Idaho, Characterized by the Hotspot Project. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 727-730.
      • Lachmar, T.E, Freeman, T., Shervais, J.W, Nielson, D.L, (2012). Preliminary Results: Chemistry and Thermometry of Geothermal Water from MH-2B Test Well. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 36, 689-692.
      • Shervais, J.W, Evans, J.P, Christiansen, E.H, Schmitt, D.R, Kessler, J.A, Potter, K.E, Jean, M.M, Sant, C.J, Freeman, T., (2011). Project Hotspot – The Snake River Scientific Drilling Project. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 35, 995-1003.
      • Potter, K.E, Bradshaw, R., Shervais, J.W, Sant, C.J, King, J., Christiansen, E.H, (2011). Project Hotspot: Insight into the Subsurface Stratigraphy and Geothermal Potential of the Snake River Plain. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 35, 967-971.
      • Sant, C.J, Shervais, J.W, (2011). Project Hotspot: Preliminary Analysis of Secondary Mineralization in Basaltic Core, Central Snake River Plain. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 35, 987-989.

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      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Technical Reports

            Research Reports

          • Shervais, J.W, (1979). Petrology and structure of the Alpine lherzolite massif at Balmuccia, Italy. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara
          • Other Reports

          • Expedition 352 Scientists, , Shervais, J.W, (2015). Izu-Bonin-Mariana fore arc: Testing subduction initiation and ophiolite models by drilling the outer Izu-Bonin-Mariana fore arc.. International Ocean Discovery Program Preliminary Report, 352 *
          • Walton, A.W, Brigham-Grette, J., Shervais, J.W, (2010). Developing the U.S. Initiative in Continental Scientific Drilling. DOSECC Workshop Report 2 *
          • Walton, A.W, Miller, K.G, Koeberl, C., Shervais, J.W, Colman, S., Hickman, S., Clyde, W., (2009). The Future of Continental Scientific Drilling: US Perspective. DOSECC Workshop Report 1 *
          • Shervais, J.W, Branney, M.J, Geist, D.J, Hanan, B.B, Hughes, S.S, Prokopenko, A.A, Williams, D.F, (2006). HOTSPOT: The Snake River Scientific Drilling Project – Tracking the Yellowstone Hotspot Through Space and Time. Scientific Drilling *
          • Vetter, S.K, Shervais, J.W, (1991). Dynamic melting in the genesis of mare basalts. LPI Workshop on Mare Basalts
          • Shervais, J.W, (1989). Geochemistry of Igneous Rocks from Marin Headlands. Field Trip Guidebook T105, 28th International Geologic Congress
          • Shervais, J.W, (1989). Highland Crust at the Apollo 14 Site: A Review: Workshop on Moon in Transition: Apollo 14, KREEP, and Evolved Lunar Rocks. Lunar and Planetary Institute,
          • Shervais, J.W, Knapp, S., Taylor, L.A, (1984). Breccia Guidebook 14321. NASA Planetary Materials Branch, Publication No. 69, JSC 19492, Lyndon Johnson Space Center
          • Shervais, J.W, Taylor, L.A, (1983). Breccia Guidebook 14305. NASA Planetary Materials Branch, Publication No. 68, JSC 19267, Lyndon Johnson Space Center

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          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

              Other

            • Cooke, M.F, Shervais, J.W, Kauffman, J.D, Othberg, K.L, (2006). Geologic Map of the Dietrich Butte Quadrangle, Lincoln County, Idaho. Idaho Geological Survey, DWM-63, 1:24,000.
            • Cooke, M.F, Shervais, J.W, Kauffman, J.D, Othberg, K.L, (2006). Geologic Map of the Dietrich Quadrangle, Lincoln County, Idaho. Idaho Geological Survey, DWM-66, 1:24,000.
            • Shervais, J.W, Matthews, S.H, Kauffman, J.D, Othberg, K.L, (2006). Geologic Map of the Owinza Butte Quadrangle, Jerome and Lincoln Counties, Idaho. Idaho Geological Survey, DWM-65, 1:24,000.
            • Shervais, J.W, Cooke, M.F, Kauffman, J.D, Othberg, K.L, (2006). Geologic Map of the Owinza Quadrangle, Lincoln County, Idaho. Idaho Geological Survey, DWM-64, 1:24,000.
            • Matthews, S.H, Shervais, J.W, Kauffman, J.D, Othberg, K.L, (2006). Geologic Map of the Shoshone SE Quadrangle, Jerome and Lincoln Counties, Idaho. Idaho Geological Survey, DWM-62, 1:24,000.
            • Matthews, S.H, Shervais, J.W, Kauffman, J.D, Othberg, K.L, (2006). Geologic Map of the Star Lake Quadrangle, Jerome and Lincoln Counties, Idaho. Idaho Geological Survey, DWM-67, 1:24,000.
            • Kauffman, J.D, Othberg, K.L, Shervais, J.W, Cooke, M.F, (2005). Geologic Map of the Shoshone Quadrangle, Lincoln County, Idaho. Idaho Geological Survey, DWM-44, 1:24,000.
            • Howard, K., Shervais, J.W, (1973). Geologic map of Smith Prairie, Elmore County, Idaho. U. S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Investigations I-818.

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            Scheduled Teaching

            GEO 5420, 6420 - Ore Deposits, Fall 2016

            Geol 3500 - Earth Materials , Spring 2016

            GEO 3500 - Minerals and Rocks, Spring 2016

            GEO 5360, 6360 - Volcanology, Spring 2016

            Geol 5360 - Volcanology, Spring 2016

            Geol 6360 - Volcanology, Spring 2016

            GEO 4500 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Fall 2015

            GEOL 4500 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Fall 2015

            GEO 3500 - Minerals and Rocks, Spring 2014

            GEO 5500,6500 - Advanced Igneous Petrology, Fall 2013

            GEO 6800 - Graduate Seminar, Fall 2013

            GEO 4500 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Fall 2013

            GEO 6800 - Graduate Seminar, Spring 2013

            GEO 3500 - Minerals and Rocks, Spring 2013

            GEO 2500 - Geology Field Excursions, Fall 2012

            GEO 3500 - Minerals and Rocks, Spring 2012

            GEO 4500 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Fall 2011

            GEO 3500 - MINERALS AND ROCKS, Spring 2011

            GEO 6300 - PETROLOGY SEMINAR, Spring 2011

            GEO 7300 - PETROLOGY SEMINAR, Spring 2011


            Graduate Students Mentored

            Emily Haugen, Geology, August 2015
            Douglas Jones, Geology, August 2013
            Katherine Potter, August 2010 - June 2014
            Christopher Sant , Geology, August 2010 - December 2012
            Marlon Jean , Geology, August 2007 - June 2012
            Meghan Zarnetske, Geology, August 2005 - April 2011
            Aaron Peterson, Geology 2009
            Meagan DeRaps , Geology 2009
            Vinita Hobson, Geology 2009
            Kyle Andreasson, Geology 2007
            Cameron Snow, Geology - August 2002
            Scott Matthews, 2000
            Matthew Cooke, Geology 1999
            Imtiaz Ahmad, Geology 1999
            Adele Seymore, Geology 1999
            Joshua Mauldin, Geology 1997
            M.U.K Khattak, Geology 1995
            Richard Cooke, Geology 1992
            Marchell Zoglman, Geology 1991
            Tahir Shah, Geology 1991
            Ilona Lawless, Geology 1990
            Joe Beaman, Geology 1990
            Scott Vetter, Geology 1989
            Suzanne Shelly, Geology 1988