I am studying the Eocene Volcanics in the Centennial and Henrys Mountains of Eastern Idaho to understand their petrogenesis and to illuminate that nature of magmatism between the Challis and Absaroka volcanic fields during the Eocene.
I am also studying the Miocene to present Volcanics in the Eastern Snake River Plain to understand the petrogenesis of individual volcanic centers and their relationship to the petrogenesis of the Yellowstone Snake River Provice.
I am studying the point defect concentrations of geologic materials in an effort to understand their link to petrogenetic variables. Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy and other analytical techniques are used to identify the point defect characteristics. Cold-seal hydrothermal experiments are used to understand the link between point defect concentrations and petrogenetic parameters.
Logical Structure / Philosophy of Geology
I am exploring the logical structure of geology in an effort to understand its philosophical foundations.
Education and Experience:
Chairman, Department of Geology, BYU-Idaho, 2007 - present
Professor ofGeology, BYU-Idaho, 2001 - present
Assistant to the Executive Director, American Geophysical Union, 1997 - 2001
Ph.D, 1997, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Geology
Doctoral thesis: O-diffusion in Rutile from 750 to 1000 °C and 0.1 to 1000 MPa. Measured O diffusion rates in rutile under geologic conditions and applied the data to metamorphic environments using finite difference modeling.
M.Sc., 1993, Brigham Young University, Geology
Master's thesis: Oligocene East Tintic Volcanic Field, Utah: Geology and Petrogenesis. Developed a petrogenetic model and magmatic history for magmas associated with an Oligocene composite volcanic complex. This project involved geologic mapping of a complex igneous terrain, laboratory petrography, x-ray fluorescence analysis, and petrogenetic modeling.
Jordan, B.R., Embree, G. F., Moore, D. K., Ard, M., Sant, C. J., 2009, Petrology of Basaltic Pillow Lavas in Teton Canyon, Idaho, U.S.A., Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, Volume 41:110.
Keith, J.D., Tingey, D.G., Moore, D.K., Hannah, J.L., Nelson, S.T., Cannan, T.M., Macbeth, A., Pulsipher, T., 2008, Geologic Map of the Tintic Mountain Quadrangle, Utah, Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigation Series: Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Geological Survey.
Jordan, B., Embree, G., Moore, D., 2008, Lava Dams and the Formation of Pillow Lavas near the mouth of Teton Canyon, Idaho, U.S.A., IAVCEI General Assembly: Reykjavik, Iceland, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, p. 33.
Moore, D.K., 1998, Oxygen diffusion in rutile from 750 to 1000 degrees C and 0.1 to 1000 MPa, American Mineralogist, 83:700-711.
Moore, D.K., 1997, Oxygen diffusion in rutile under geologic conditions: Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [Ph.D. Thesis].
Moore, D.K., Cherniak, D. J., Watson, E. B., 1996, Oxygen diffusion in rutile and corundum, Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Volume 77:280.
Keith, J.D., Christiansen, Eric H., Best, Myron G., Barr, Deborah L., Moore, Daniel K., Waite, Kimberly A., Tingey, David G., Whitney, James A., Kim, Choon-Sik, 1995, The role of mafic alkaline magmatism in formation of porphyry-and vein-type mineralization; examples from the Bingham and Tintic mining districts, Utah, USA, Program with Abstracts - Geological Association of Canada; Mineralogical Association of Canada: Joint Annual Meeting, 20:52.
Keith, J.D., Moore, D. K., Tingey, D. G., Barr, D. L., Christiansen, E. H., Whitney, J. A., Cannan, T., 1993, The role of mafic alkaline magmas and magmatic sulfides in ore genesis; examples from the Bingham District and the East Tintic Mountains, Utah, Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, 25:61.
Moore, D.K., 1993, Oligocene East Tintic Volcanic Field, Utah- Geology and Petrogenesis: Provo, UT, Brigham Young University [M.Sc. Thesis].
Keith, J.D., Whitney, James A., Kim, Choon-Sik, Cannan, Teresa M., Moore, Daniel K., Tingey,
David G., 1992, Magmatic sulfides in intermediate rocks: their potential role in hydrothermal ore deposits, International Geological Congress: Kyoto, Japan, Society of Resource Geology, 29:200.
Moore, D.K., Keith J.D., Christiansen E.H., 1992, Igneous Rocks of the East Tintic Mountains, Utah: Geology and Petrogenesis, Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 73:657.