J. Christopher Hepburn
earth and environmental sciences
J. Christopher Hepburn, Professor
Ph.D. Harvard University (1972)
A.B. Colgate University
Regional Geology and Tectonics, Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry
Current Graduate Students and Projects
Tracey Arvin The bedrock geology and fracture characterization of the Maynard Quadrangle of eastern Massachusetts.
Andrew Kay Sm-Nd isotopic composition and evolution of the Nashoba Terrane and Newbury Volcanics, eastern Massachusetts.
Jesse Powers Geologic map of the Burlington Mylonite Zone, Eastern Massachusetts.
M.S. Alumni and Projects
Temporal and directional constraints on a major shear zone in eastern Massachusetts: monazite dating of the Assabet River Fault Zone. (2007)
Road salt effect on the hydrochemistry of a small drainage basin in southeastern Massachusetts. (2005)
A study of the mafic plutons along the Bloody Bluff Fault in northeastern Massachusetts: placing constraints on the tectonic environment using geochemical and petrological analysis. (2003)
The origin of the costal volcanic belt, easternmost maine: a petrological and geochemical study. (2002)
Geology of the blackstone series in the Pawtucket Quadrangle, Rhode Island. (1993)
Permo-Carboniferous magmatic activity in the Cantabrian Zone (N.E. Iberian Massif, Asturias, NW Spain). (1993)
Metamorphism of the Nashoba Terrane and the Tadmuck Brook schist, east central Massachusetts. (1990)
An investigation of the influence of detrital muscovite on illite crystallinity measurements of shales. (1989)
Geochemistry of the Middlesex Fells Volcanic Complex (mafic member) and Brighton volcanics, Boston-Avalon Zone, eastern Massachusetts. (1987)
The stratigraphy and petrography of the Brighton volcanics in the Boston Basin, Massachusetts. (1979)
Surficial geology of the Marblehead North Quadrangle and review of bedrock geology. (1979)
Rare earth element analysis of small anorthositic masses of the Adirondacks, New York. (1977)
Paul Banks Jr.
A Geologic analysis of the side looking airborn radar imagery of southern New England. (1975)
Hepburn, J. C. and Bailey, Richard, H. (1998). THE AVALON AND NASHOBA TERRANES OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS, in Murray, Daniel P. (ed.), Guidebook to Field Trips in Rhode Island and Adjacent Regions of Connecticut and Massachusetts, 90th New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, University of RI, Kingston RI, pp. C3-1 to C3-24.
Skehan, James W., Rast, Nicholas, Kohut, Edward, Hepburn, J. C. and Grimes, Stephen, W. (1998). PRECAMBRIAN AND PALEOZOIC MYLONITES OF THE BOSTON AVALON, in Murray, Daniel P. (ed.), Guidebook to Field Trips in Rhode Island and Adjacent Regions of Connecticut and Massachusetts, 90th New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, University of RI, Kingston, RI, pp. A3-3 to A3-24.
Karabinos, Paul, Samson, Scott D., Hepburn, J. C. and Stoll, Heather M. (1998). TACONIAN OROGENY IN THE NEW ENGLAND APPALACHIANS: COLLISION BETWEEN LAURENTIA AND THE SHELBURNE FALLS ARC, Geology, Geological Society of America, v.26, pp. 215-218.
Thompson, Jr., J.B.; Rosenfeld, J.L.; Hepburn, J. C.; and Trzcienski, W.E. (1997) in Grove, T.W.; Mango, H.N.; and Hasenohr, E.J. (eds) Guidebook for Field Trips in Vermont and Adjacent New Hampshire and New York, HOW DOES NEW HAMPSHIRE CONNECT TO VERMONT?, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 89th Annual Meeting, p. C1-1 to C1-17.
Goldstein, A. and Hepburn, J. C. (1997) Ludman, A. (editor) The Norumbega Fault, POSSIBLE CORRELATIONS OF THE NORUMBEGA FAULT ZONE WITH FAULTS IN SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND, Geological Society of America, Special Paper.
Karabinos, P.; Samson, S.D.; Hepburn, J. C.; and Stoll, H.M., (1997) Geology, THE TACONIAN OROGENY IN WESTERN NEW ENGLAND, USA: COLLISION BETWEEN LAURENTIA AND THE SHELBURNE FALLS ARC, Geological Society of America.
Hepburn, J. C. , Dunning, G.R. Hon, R. (1995) Geochronology and Regional Tectonic Implications of Silurian Deformation in the Nashoba Terrane, Southeastern New England, USA, Geological Association of Canada, Special Paper, New Perspectives in the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen.
Hepburn, J. C.; Trask, N.J.; Rosenfeld, J.L. and Thompson, Jr., J.B. (1989). Geology of the Brattleboro Quandrangle, Vermont-New Hampshire, Vt. Geological Survey Bulletin #32, p.162
Hepburn, J. C.; Hon, R. and Hill, M. (1989), Tectonomagmatic Provinces Within the Eastern Marginal Zone of the Appalachian-Caledonide orogen, Southeastern New England, In Restombes, J., (editor) L'Orogene Caledonien, PICG Project No. 27, Le Maroc et L'Orogene Paleozoique, Notes et Memoires du Service Geologique du Maroc, #335, p.145-158.
Hepburn, J. C. (1988). The Connecticut Valley-Gaspe Synclinorium in Southeastern Vermont, In Bothner, W.A., (editor) Guidebook for Field Trips in Southwestern New Hampshire, Southeastern Vermont and North-central Massachusetts, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 256-267.
Hepburn, J. C.; Hill, M. and Hon, R. (1987), The Avalon and Nashoba Terranes, Eastern Massachusetts, USA: An Overview, Maritime Sediments and Atlantic Geology, Special Issue, The Avalon Terrane of the Northern Appalachian Orogen, v. 23, pp. 1-12.
Hepburn, J. C. and Munn, B. (1984). A Geologic Traverse Across the Nashoba Block, Eastern Massachusetts, In Hanson, L., (editor), Geology of the Coastal Lowlands Boston, Massachusetts to Kennebunk, Maine, New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, 76th Ann. Mtg., Salem, Massachusetts, p. 103-123.