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Dr. Jonathan D. Price

Fax
(940) 397 4893
Title
Chair & Prothro Distinguished Associate Professor of Geological Science
Department
Geosciences
Location
Bolin Hall
Room
102

Bio

I'm interested in volcanoes, plutons, and the magmas that feed them, using igneous petrology and high-temperature geochemistry. This includes microstructural and chemical characterization of magmatic products to deduce their origins and the processes surrounding their crystallization, emplacement, and alteration. Much of my effort has focused on the Wichita Granite Group, a lithodeme that represents more than a dozen shallow-crustal intrusive bodies produced during rifting of the Eocambrian Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen.

Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Oklahoma Ph.D. Geology 1998
Baylor University M.S. Geology 1993
Baylor University B.S. Geology 1990
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Chair & Prothro Distinguished Associate Professor of Geological Science 09/01/2015
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor 08/01/2010 08/01/2015
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Director of Lab and Teaching Facilities / Research Associate 01/01/2001 08/01/2010
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Postdoctoral Research Associate 03/01/1999 01/01/2001
Oklahoma Geological Survey STATEMAP Project Geologist 01/01/1999 03/01/1999

Refereed Articles

Sallet, R., Ribeiro, C., Neto, J.A.S., Sales, M., Moritz, R., Price, J.D., and Thomsen, T.B., 2021, Pegmatitic granite fluid compositions and thermochronometry in the Serido Belt, Borborema Province, Brazil: Insights from trace element advection-diffusion-partitioning halos in host schist and gneiss: Lithos, v. 396-397, p. 106200, doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106200.

Wall, C.J., Hanson, R.E., Schmitz, M.D., Price, J.D., Donovan, R.N., Boro, J.R., Eschberger, A.M., and Toews, C.E., 2021, Integrating Zircon Trace Element Geochemistry and High-Precision U-Pb Zircon Geochronology to Resolve Timing and Petrogenesis of the late Ediacaran-Cambrian Wichita Igneous Province, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, USA: Geology, v. 49, p. 268-272, doi:10.1130/G48140.1.

Sallet, R., Price, J. D., and Moritz, R., 2018, Natural and experimental fluorine substitution in biotite: Implications for fluid-rock thermochronometry and application to the Seridó Belt, northeastern Brazil: Chemical Geology, v. 482, p. 32-45.

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.

Invited Presentations

The Wichita Mountains: new findings from old rocks. Hardin Professor Presentation, Faculty Forum, Midwestern State University, October, 2019.

Magmatism, Burial, Uplift, and Exposure of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: the Granite Point of View. Texas Christian University, September, 2018.

Climate assessment: our scientific understanding of global climate and anthropogenic alteration. Wichita Falls League of Women Voters, November, 2017.

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 significance 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.

Supervised M.S. Theses

Baugh, Christopher A., 2018, Geologic Mapping and Section Assessment of the Dalquest Desert Research Station, Texas, 85 p. and 2 plates.

Quevy, Amber, 2019, Geochemical and Structural Constraints on Pleistocene Volcanism in the Central Oregon Eastern High Cascades, 146 p. 

Hughes, Dillon, 2020, Characterization of Calcite Features in the Rawls Formation, Dalquest Desert Research Station, Texas, 81 p.

Stevenson, Alexandria, 2020, Characterizing Anomalous Granites within the Quanah Granite Pluton, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. 104 p.

Student Presentation Abstracts (2015-present)

Schmidt, M., and Price, J. D., 2021, Preliminary Findings on the Cache Granite, Wichita Mountains Southwestern Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 53, doi:10.1130/abs/2021NC-362863.

Steger, J. W., and Price, J. D., 2021, Continued Evaluation of Granophyre in the Long Mountain Granite, Wichita Mountains, Southwestern Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 53, doi:10.1130/abs/2021NC-362908.

Steger, J. W., and Price, J. D., 2020, Granophyre and the Wichita Granite Group, Oklahoma: a Look into an Edgy Texture: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 52, doi: 10.1130/abs/2020SC-343857

Stevenson, A. M., and Price, J. D., 2020, Anomalous Granites within the Quanah Granite Pluton, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 52, doi: 10.1130/abs/2020SC-343875.

Perera, S. G., and Price, J. D., 2019, Near-Surface Alteration of the Mount Scott Granite, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019SC-326681.

Stevenson, A. M., and Price, J. D., 2019, The Craterville Unit, a Distinct Body Associated with the Quanah Granite Pluton in the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs., v. 51, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019AM-339986.

Quevy, A. L., and Price, J. D., 2019, Pleistocene Silicic Domes and their Mineral Populations, Eastern High Cascades, Central Oregon: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019SC-326760.

Stevenson, A. M., and Price, J. D., 2018, It’s Complicated: Fine and Porphyritic Granites Associated with the Coarse-Grained Quanah Granite, Southwestern Oklahoma, USA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-322860.

Quevy, A. L., and Price, J. D., 2018, Characterizing the Older Silicic Domes And Flows Of Western Deschutes County, Central Oregon, USA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs., v. 50, doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-323543.

Quevy, A. L., Stevenson, A. M., and Price, J. D., 2018, Filling the Cracks: Magma Injections at the Edge of the Quanah Pluton, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, 10.1130/abs/2018SC-310275.

Stevenson, A. M., Quevy, A. L., and Price, J. D., 2018, Mapping of the Quanah Pluton Margin and Adjacent Dikes, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, 10.1130/abs/2018SC-310269.

Franks, C., Price, J. D., and Puckett Jr, R. E., 2018, Microanalytical Characterization of Subsurface Samples of the Wichita Granite Group, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, 10.1130/abs/2018SC-310167.

Quevy, A. L., Stevenson, A. M., and Price, J. D., 2018, Filling the Cracks: Magma Injections at the Edge of the Quanah Pluton, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, 10.1130/abs/2018SC-310275.

Stevenson, A. M., Quevy, A. L., and Price, J. D., 2018, Mapping of the Quanah Pluton Margin and Adjacent Dikes, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, 10.1130/abs/2018SC-310269.

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.

Published Presentation Abstracts (2015-present)

Price, J.D., 2020, Classifying A-Type Plutons using Principal Component Analysis, Wichita Granite Group, Southern Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 52, doi:10.1130/abs/2020AM-356409.

Price, J. D., 2020, The Cambrian Wichita Granite Group of Oklahoma; Reviewing the Mafic Assemblages of its "Lesser" Lithostratigraphy: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 52, doi: 10.1130/abs/2020SC-343728.

Price, J. D., 2019, Of Granophyre and Grains: Microstructure Variation in the Wichita Granite Group, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 51, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019AM-338820.

Price, J. D., 2019, Thermodynamic Modeling and Potential Constraints on the Thermal History of the Wichita Granite Group, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019SC-3270.

Price, J. D., 2018, Accessory Minerals and Microstructure: Crystallization Sequence in the Wichita Granite Group, Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen, USA: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, doi:10.1130/abs/2018AM-321375.

Price, J.D., 2018, Potentially Inherited Influences on Late Paleozoic Deformation in the Wichita Granite Group, Oklahoma: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 50, 10.1130/abs/2018SC-310100.

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.