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Robert L. Hooper

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Robert Hooper

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Courses

 
  • Geochemistry/Geochemistry Lab
  • Mineralogy & Petrology I & II
  • Physical Geology
  • Rocky Mountain Field Studies

Professional Interests

 

My primary research interests are in clay mineralogy and geochemistry of mine-contaminated sediments, especially nano-crystalline materials, using TEM, SEM, and ICPMS.

I also maintain an interest in Science education, especially K-12 linkages with college science programs.

Publications

 

Mahoney, J.B., Hooper, R.L., Gordee, S.M., Haggart, J.W. and Mortenson, J.K., 2005, Initial Evaluation of Bedrock Geology and Economic Mineralization Potential of the Southern Whitesail Lake Map Area (9202/03, west central British Columbia; in Geological Fieldwork 2004, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Paper 2005-1,p.291-300.

Gordee, S.M., Mortenson, J.K., Mahoney, J.B., and Hooper, R.L., 2005, Volcanostratigraphy, lithogeochemistry, and U-Pb geochronology of the Upper Hazelton Group, west central British Columbia: Implications for Eskay Creek-type VMS Mineralization in the southwest Stikinia, in Geological Fieldwork 2004, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Paper 2005-1,p. 311-322.

Balistieri, L.S., Box, S.E., Bookstrom, A.A., Hooper, R.L., and Mahoney, J.B., 2002, Impacts of Historical Mining in the Coeur d’Alene Basin: in Pathways of Metal Transfer from Mineralized Sources to Bioreceptors: A synthesis of the mineral resource program’s past environmental studies in the western United States and future research directions. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2191, Chapter 6, p. 1-34.

Mahoney, J.B., Hooper, R.L. and Michael, G., 1997, Resolving Compositional Variations in Fine-grained Clastic Sediment: A Comparison of Isotopic and Mineralogical Sediment characteristics, Shikoku Basin, Philippine Sea Recent progress in shale research symposium volume, p. 177-194.

Rosenberg, P.E. and Hooper, R.L., 1997, The Effect of Chemical Pretreatments on the compositions of Natural Illites, Clays and Clay minerals. V.45, p. 486-488.

Hollon, R.E., Hooper, R.L., Klawiter, P., and Pastorello, S., 1997, Project PRISM: Teachers, Scientist and Science Educators Developing Conceptual Common Ground in 1-9 Science Education. Proceedings of the Association of the Educators of Teachers of Science. January, 1996 National Conference AETS Proceedings.

Rosenberg, P.E. and Hooper, R.L., 1996, Determination of the chemical composition of natural illites by analytical electron microscopy, Clays and Clay Minerals, v. 44, pp 569-572.

Published Abstracts

 

Rantala, Heidi, Hooper, R.L., and Mahoney, J.B., 1996, Partitioning of Heavy Metals within Tailings Contaminated Floodplain Sediment. Coeur d'Alene River Valley, Idaho: Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting, v. 28, n.7, p. A97.

Miller, M.G., and Hooper, R.L., 1997, The Chalk Cliffs, Nathrop, Colorado: A natural cross-sectionof a segment boundary in a normal fault system: GSA Abstracts with Programs, National Meeting, v. 28, n. 7, p. A415.

Steffen, A.J., Syverson, K.M., and Hooper,R.L., 1998, Clay mineralogy of pre-Late Wisconsinan till units, Western Wisconsin: GSA Abstracts with programs, v. 30., n.2, p. 72.

Morrison, J.M., Hooper, R.L., Mahoney, J.B., and Rowe, C.E., 1999, Heavy Metal Partitioning in Heavily Contaminated Lead Zinc Mine Tailings: What really happens during sequential extractions? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Annual Meeting, v. 31, n7, p. A409.

Rowe, C.E., Mahoney, J.B., Hooper, R.L., and Morrison, J.M., 1999, Heavy Metal Partitioning and Transport in the Coeur d’Alene River Valley, Northern Idaho, Geological Society of America Abstracts, Annual Meeting, v. 31, n7, p. A410.

Hooper, R.L., and Mahoney, J.B., 2000, Constraining Contaminant Transport : Lead and Zinc Speciation in Fluvial Subenvironments, Lower Coeur d’Alene River Valley, Idaho. Geological Society of America Abstracts, Annual Meeting, v. 32, n7, p. A125.

Thornburg, K.L., Syverson, K.M., and Hooper, R.L., 2000, Clay Mineralogy of Glacial Till Units in Western Wisconsin, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Annual Meeting, v. 32, n7, p. A270.

Thornburg, K.L., Hooper, R.L., and Syverson, K.M., 2000, Clay mineralogy of pre-Late Wisconsinan till units, western Wisconsin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 4, p. A-65.

Thornburg, K.L., and Hooper, R.L., 2001, Transmission Electron Microscopy of Grain and Biocoatings from Lead and Zinc Contaminated Sediments in the Lower Coeur d’Alene River Valley, GSA Abstracts with Programs, Rocky Mountain Section .

Hooper, R.L., 2003, Building a Geoscience Program in an Adverse Fiscal Climate: Keys to Success, Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46).

Plathe, K.L., Hooper, R.L., Mahoney, J.B and Strumness, L.A., 2004, Arsenic Metal Speciation in Mine Contaminated Lacustrine Sediment Using TEM/ HR-ICPMS and Calibrated Sequential Extraction. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(17), Jt. Assem.

Strumness, L.A., Hooper, R.L. and Mahoney, J.B., 2004, Contaminant Pathways and Metal Sequestration Patterns in the Lower Coeur d'Alene River Valley, Idaho: Mechanics of Trace Metal Mobility. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(17), Jt. Assem.

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