UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Sean Gaynor


Email: 
sgaynor at email.unc.edu
Office: Mitchell Hall 319

B.S., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
M.S., Geological Sciences, New Mexico State University, 2013
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, current

I’m a Ph.D student working with Drew Coleman on better understanding the geochronology, geochemistry and structure of Climax-Type Mo Porphyry systems. This project will be based out of Questa, NM, working with Chevron Mining Inc.

Outside of academics, I try to spend as much time as possible rock climbing, hiking and watching football.

Abstracts

Gaynor, S., Glazner, A.F., 2016, Did the Johnson Granite Porphyry Erupt?: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 4.

Frazer, R.E., Gaynor, S., Coleman, D.S., 2016, Implications of a 102 Ma Alabama Hills Granite for Dextral Offset in Owens Valley, CA and the Organization of Sierran Magmatism: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 4.

Gaynor, S., Coleman, D.S., Rosera, J.M., 2015, Determining the Magma Genesis of Mo Porphyry Deposits, Abstract V53C-3139, Presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 14-18 Dec.

Gaynor, S., and Amato, J.M., 2013, Proterozoic zoned intrusive suites: Determining the surficial relationships and emplacement mechanisms of the Burro Mountain Intrusive Suite: New Mexico Geology, v. 35, p. 50.

Dimitroff, C., Gaynor, S., and Amato, J.M., 2013, Structural analysis of 1.1 Ga diabase intrusions: Burro Mountains, New Mexico: New Mexico Geology, v. 35, p. 50.

Williams, R.A., Amato, J.M., and Gaynor, S., 2013, Field mapping of the Redrock area, Burro Mountains, southwest New Mexico, and U-Pb dating of 1.2 Ga magmatism and contact metamorphism of Paleoproterozoic metasedimentary rocks: New Mexico Geology, v. 35, p. 62.

Gaynor, S., and Amato, J.M., 2012, The Burro Mountain plutonic complex: evaluating emplacement mechanisms of a 1.4 Ga A-type granitoid pluton in southwest New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 6, p. 93.

Amato, J.M., Gaynor, S., Rioux, M., and Bowring, S., 2012, Precise dating of the Burro Mountain Granite and associated metamorphism, southern New Mexico; Syn-deformational magmatism and rapid cooling of a gneiss dome: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, no. 6, p. 9 

Gaynor, S., Glazner, A.F., and Law, B.R., 2011, Evaluating the eruptive nature of the Johnson Porphyry Granite; A geochemical analysis: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 4, p. 67.

Benton, T., Gaynor, S., and Glazner, A.F., 2011, Testing composite dike intrusion models with chemical analysis: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 4, p. 68.

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