Early Earth & Zircon Research- Reprints

John W. Valley
Charles R. Van Hise Professor
Stable Isotope Geochemistry and Metamorphic Petrology
(608) 263-5659
Email: valley@geology.wisc.edu
Office: 345 Weeks Hall

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University of Wisconsin
Zircon Studies:  Early Earth

Early Earth & Zircon Research – UW-Madison (March 2014)

Cavosie AJ, Valley JW, Wilde SA(2019) The Oldest Terrestrial Mineral Record: Thirty Years of Research on Hadean Zircon From Jack Hills, Western Australia. In: Earth’s Oldest Rocks. MJ Van Kranendonk (ed.), Elsevier, p 255-278.  doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63901-1.00012-5


Lepot K, Williford KH, Philippot P, Thomazo C, Ushikubo T, Kitajima K, Mostefaoui S, Valley JW (2019) Extreme 13C-depletions and organic sulfur content argue for S-fueled anaerobic methane oxidation in 2.72 Ga old stromatolites. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 244: 522-547.


Chapman JB, Dafov MN, Gehrels G, Ducea MN, Valley JW, Ishida A (2018) Lithospheric architecture and tectonic evolution of the southwestern U.S. Cordillera: constraints from zircon Hf and O isotopic data. GSA Bull, 130: 2031-2046.   doi.org/10.1130/B31937.1.


Rehman HU,Kitajima K, Valley JW, Chung S-L, Lee H-Y, Yamamoto H,Khan T (2018) Low-d18O mantle-derived magma in Panjal Traps overprinted by hydrothermal alteration and Himalayan UHP metamorphism: revealed by SIMS zircon analysis. Gondwana Res. 56:  12-22. doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2017.12.004.


Saxey DW, Moser DE, Piazolo S, Reddy SM, ValleyJW (2018) Atomic worlds: current state and future of atom probe tomography in geoscience. Scripta Materialia 148: 115-121, doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.11.014


Blum TB, Reinhard DA, Chen Y, Prosa TJ, Larson DJ, Valley JW (2018) Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis for Spatial and Spectral Processing of Pb Isotopes in Zircon by Atom Probe Tomography. In: Microstructural Geochronology: Planetary Records Down to Atom Scale, Eds: D Moser, F Corfu, J Darling, S Reddy and K Tait.  AGU Geophysical Monograph 232: 327-350.


Cui H, Kitajima K, Spicuzza MJ, Fournelle JH, Ishida A, DennyA, Zhang F, Valley JW (2018) Questioning the Biogenicity of Neoproterozoic Superheavy Pyrite by SIMS. Am. Mineral. 103, 1362–1400.  https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2018-6489


Cui H, Kitajima K, SpicuzzaMJ, Fournelle JH, Ishida A, Brown PE, Valley JW (2018) Searching for the Great Oxidation Event in North America: A Reappraisal of The Huronian Supergroup by SIMS Sulfur Four-Isotope Analysis. Astrobiology, 18 (5): 519-538, DOI: 10.1089/ast.2017.1722


Cammack JN, Spicuzza MJ, Cavosie AJ, Van Kranendonk MJ, Hickman AH, Kozdon R, Orland IJ, Kitajima K, Valley JW (2018) SIMS Microanalysis of the Strelley Pool Formation Cherts and the Implications for the Secular-Temporal Oxygen-isotope Trend of Cherts.  Precambrian Research 304: 125-139.


Schopf JW, Kitajima K, Spicuzza M, Kudryavtsev A, Valley JW(2018) SIMS Analyses of the Oldest Known Assemblage of Microfossils Document Their Taxon-Correlated Carbon Isotope Compositions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 115: 53-58. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1718063115


Decker M, Schwartz JJ, Stowell HH, Klepeis KA, Tulloch AJ, Kitajima K, Valley JW, Kylander-Clark A (2017) Slab-Triggered Arc Flare-up in the Cretaceous Median Batholith and Growth of Lower Arc Crust, Fiordland, New Zealand. J Petrol. 58: 1145-1171.    DOI: 10.1093/petrology/egx049


Schopf JW,Kudryavtsev AB,Osterhout JT,Williford KH,Kitajima K,Valley JW,Sugitani K (2017) An anaerobic ~3400 Ma shallow-watermicrobialconsortium: presumptiveevidenceofEarth’sPaleoarcheananoxicatmosphere. Precamb Res. 299: 309-318. DOI.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2017.07.021


Morag N, Williford KH, Kitajima K, Philippot P, Van Kranendonk MJ, Lepot K, Thomazo C, Valley JW (2016) Microstructure-specific carbon isotopic signatures of organic matter from ~3.5 Ga cherts of the Pilbara Craton support a biologic origin, PreCamb Res, DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.01.014


Williford KH, Ushikubo T, Lepot K, Kitajima K, Hallmann C, Spicuzza MJ, Kozdon R, Eigenbrode JL, Summons RE, Valley JW (2016) Isotopic signatures of ancient life and environment at the microbial scale: Neoarchean shales and carbonates. Geobiology, 14: 105-128, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12163


Blum TB, KitajimaK, NakashimaD, StricklandA, SpicuzzaMJ, Valley JW(2016) Oxygen isotope evolution of the Lake Owyhee volcanic field, Oregon, and implications for low-δ18O magmatism of the Snake River Plain – Yellowstone hotspot and other low-δ18O large igneous provinces, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171:92, 23p, DOI 10.1007/s00410-016-1297-x.


Nasdala, L., Corfu, F., Valley, J.W., Spicuzza, M.J., Wu, F.-Y., Li, Q.-L., Yang, Y.-H., Fisher, C., Münker, C., Kennedy, A.K., Reiners, P.W., Kronz, A., Wiedenbeck, M., Wirth, R., Chanmuang, C., Zeug, M., Váczi, T., Norberg, N., Häger, T., Kröner, A. & Hofmeister, W. (2016) Zircon M127 – a homogeneous reference material for SIMS U–Pb geochronology combined with Hf-, O-, and potentially Li-isotope analysis. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. 40: 457-475. doi: 10.1111/ggr.12123


Hertwig A, McClelland WC, Kitajima K, Schertl H-P, Maresch WV, Stanek K, Valley JW and Sergeev SA (2016) Inherited igneous zircons in jadeitite predate high-pressure metamorphism and jadeitite formation in the Jagua Clara serpentinite mélange of the Rio San Juan Complex (Dominican Republic), Contr Min Pet. 171 p 1-26. Doi 10.1007/s00410-016-1256-6


Ibanez-Mejia M, A Pullen, J Arenstein, GE Gehrels, JW Valley, MN Ducea, AR Mora, M Pecha, J Ruiz (2015) Unraveling crustal growth and reworking processes in complex zircons from orogenic lower-crust: The Proterozoic Putumayo Orogen of Amazonia. Precambrian Research; 267:285-310.


Schopf JW, Kudryavtsev AB, Walter MW, Van Kranendonk MJ, WillifordKH, KozdonR, Valley JW, GallardoVA, EspinozaC, Flannery DT(2015) A fossil sulfur-cycling microbiota from the 1.8 Ga Duck Creek Formation provides promising evidence of evolution’s null hypothesis. PNAS. 112 (20) E2560,doi:10.1073/pnas.1419241112.


Valley JW, Reinhard DA, Cavosie AJ, Ushikubo T, Lawrence DF, Larson DJ, Kelly TF, Snoeyenbos D, Strickland A (2015) Nano- and Micro-geochronology in Hadean and Archean Zircons by Atom-Probe Tomography and SIMS: New Tools for Old Minerals. Am. Mineral, 100: 1355-1377. doi.org/10.2138/am-2014-5134.


Ushikubo T, Williford KH, Farquhar J, Johnston D, Valley JW (2014) In situ sulfur four-isotope analysis of detrital pyrite from the Paleoproterozoic Turee Creek Group, Western Australia. Chem. Geol. 383: 86-99.


Wang X-L, Coble MA, Valley JW, Shu X-J, Kitajima K, Spicuzza MJ, Sun T (2014) Influence of radiation damage on late Jurassic zircon from southern China: Evidence from in situ measurement of oxygen isotopes, laser Raman, U-Pb ages, and trace elements. Chem. Geol., 389: 122-136.


Schwartz JJ, Johnson K, Mueller P, Valley JW, Strickland A,and Wooden JL (2014) Time scales and processes of Cordilleran batholith construction and high-Sr/Y magmatic pulses: Evidence from the Bald Mountain batholith, northeastern Oregon. Geosphere, 10 (6) 1456-1481, doi:10.1130/GES01033.1


Page FZ, Essene EJ, Mukasa SB, Valley JW (2014) A garnet-zircon oxygen isotope record of subduction and exhumation fluids from the Franciscan Complex, California. J Petrol,55:103-131. doi:10.1093/petrology/egt062


Valley JW, Cavosie AJ, Ushikubo T, Reinhard DA, Lawrence DF, Larson DJ, Clifton PH, Kelly TF, Wilde SA, Moser DE, Spicuzza MJ (2014) Hadean age for a post-magma-ocean zircon confirmed by atom-probe tomography. Nature Geosci, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2075


Valley JW, Spicuzza MJ, Ushikubo T (2014) Correlated d18O and [Ti] in Lunar Zircons: A Terrestrial Perspective for Magma Temperatures and Water Content on the Moon. Contr Min Petrol, vol 167: doi:10.1007/s00410-013-0956-4.


Lepot K, Williford KH, Ushikubo T, Sugitani K, Mimura K, Spicuzza MJ, Valley JW (2013) Biogenicity of 3.4 Gyr old carbon indicated by texture-specific isotopic compositions. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 112: 66-86. doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.03.004.


Williford KH, Ushikubo T, Schopf JW, Lepot K, Kitajima K, Valley JW (2013) Preservation and detection of microstructural and taxonomic correlations in the carbon isotopic compositions of individual Precambrian microfossils, Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 104: 165-182.


Kitajima K, Ushikubo T, Kita NT, Maruyama S and Valley JW (2012) Trace elements and oxygen isotope ratios of zircon from Archean rhyolite, Panorama Formation, North Pole Dome, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Chem. Geol., v 332-333, p 102-115.


Cunningham LC, Page FZ, Simonson BM, Kozdon R, and Valley JW (2012) Ion microprobe analyses of δ18O in early quartz cements from 1.9 Ga granular iron formations (GIFs): a pilot study. Precamb. Res., v 214-215, 258-268.


Bouvier A-S, Ushikubo T, Kita NT, Cavosie AJ, Kozdon R, Valley JW (2012) Li isotopes and trace elements as a petrogenetic tracer in zircon: insights from Archean TTG’s and sanukitoids. Contr. Min. Pet. 163: 745-768.


Heck PR, Huberty JM, Kita NT, Ushikubo T, Kozdon R, Valley JW (2011) High-Precision Silicon and Oxygen Isotope SIMS analyses of Quartz in Archean and Paleoproterozoic Banded Iron Formations. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 75: 5879-5891


Williford2011MeteoriteBoreWilliford KH, Van Kranendonk MJ, Ushikubo T, Kozdon R, Valley JW(2011) Sulfur three-isotope micro-distribution in pyrite deposited during Paleoproterozoic atmospheric oxygenation in glaciogenic sediments of the Turee Creek Group, Western Australia. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 75: 5686-5705. doi;10.1016/j.gca.2011.07.010.


Hazen RM, Bekker A, Bish DL, Bleeker W, Downs RT, Farquhar J, Ferry JM, Grew ES, Knoll AH, Papineau D, RalphJP, Sverjensky DA, Valley JW (2011) Needs and opportunities in mineral evolution research. Am Mineral. 96:953-963.


Grimes CB, Ushikubo T, John BE, Valley JW (2011) Uniformly mantle-like δ18O in zircons from oceanic plagiogranites and gabbros, Contr. Min. Pet, DOI 10.1007/s00410-010-0519-x. 161:13-33.


Cavosie, AJ, Kita NT, and Valley JW (2009) Primitive oxygen isotope ratio recorded in magmatic zircons from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Am. Mineral. 94: 926-934.


Hofmann AE, Valley JW, Watson EB, Cavosie, AJ, Eiler JM (2009) Sub-micron scale distributions of trace elements in zircon. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. DOI 10.1007/s00410-009-0385-6, 158: 317-335.


Peck, WH, and Valley, JW (2008) Archean Environments, In: Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (V. Gornitz, ed.). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, p. 34-38.


Valley, J.W. (2008) The Origin of Habitats. Geology, 36:911-912.



Ushikubo T, Kita NT, Cavosie AJ, Wilde SA, Rudnick RL, and Valley JW (2008) Lithium in Jack Hills zircons: Evidence for extensive weathering of Earth’s earliest crust. Ear. Plan. Sci. Lett., 272: 666-676.


Cavosie AJ, Valley JW, Wilde SA (2007) The oldest terrestrial mineral record: A review of 4400 to 4000 Ma detrital zircons from the Jack Hills, Western Australia. In: MJ van Kranendonk, RH Smithies, VC Bennett (eds). Earth’s Oldest Rocks. Devel Precam Geol 15: 91-111.


Valley JW (2006) Urerde- Sauna oder Glutholle? Spektrum der Wissenschaft. p. 70-81.


Cavosie AJ, Valley JW, Wilde SA, EIMF (2006) Correlated microanalysis of zircon: Trace element, d18O, and U-Th-Pb isotopic constraints on the igneous origin of complex >3900 Ma detrital grains. Geochim Cosmochim Acta 70: 5601-5616.


Valley JW (2006) Early Earth. Elements 2:201-204.


Valley JW, Cavosie AJ, Fu B, Peck WH, Wilde SA (2006) Comment on “Heterogeneous Hadean Hafnium: Evidence of Continental Growth at 4.4 to 4.5 Ga”. Science 312:1139a.


Valley JW (2005) A Cool Early Earth? Scientific American, October 2005, 58-65.


Valley JW, Lackey JS, Cavosie AJ, Clechenko CC, Spicuzza MJ, Basei MAS,
Bindeman IN, Ferreira VP, Sial AN, King EM, Peck WH, Sinha AK, Wei CS (2005) 4.4 billion years of crustal maturation: Oxygen isotopes in magmatic zircon. Contr. Mineral. Petrol. 150:561-580.


Cavosie AJ, Valley, JW, Wilde, SA (2005) Magmatic d18O in 4400-3900 Ma detrital zircons: A record of the alteration and recycling of crust in the Early Archean. Ear. Plan. Sci. Lett. 235:663-681.


Cavosie AJ, Wilde SA, Liu D, Valley JW, Weiblen PW (2004) Internal zoning and U-Th-Pb chemistry of the Jack Hills detrital zircons: a mineral record of early Archean to Mesoproterozoic (4348-1576 Ma) magmatism. Precambrian Research, 135:231-279.


Valley, JW (2003) Oxygen isotopes in zircon. In: Hanchar, JM and Hoskin, PWO (eds) Zircon. Rev. Mineral. Geochem. 53: 343-385.


Valley, JW, Peck, WH, King, EM, Wilde, SA (2002) A cool early Earth. Geology 30: 351-354.


Wilde, S.A., Valley, J.W., Peck, W.H., and Graham, C.M. (2001) Evidence from detrital zircons for the Existence of continental crust and oceans on the Earth 4.4 Gyr ago. Nature, 409, 175-178.


Other Zircon Studies

Konstantinou A, Valley J, Strickland A, Miller EL, Fisher C, Vervoort J, Wooden J (2013) Geochemistry and geochronology of the Jim Sage volcanic suite, southern Idaho: Implications for Snake River Plain magmatism and its role in the history of Basin and Range extension. Geosphere 9: doi:10.1130/GES00948.1

Konstantinou A, Valley JW, Strickland A, Miller EL, Fisher C, VervoortJ, Wooden J (2013) Syn-extensional magmatism leading to crustal flow in the Albion – Raft-River – Grouse Creek metamorphic core complex, northeastern Basin and Range. Tectonics, 32: 1-20. Doi:10.1002/tect.20085

Grimes CB, Ushikubo T,  Kozdon R, and Valley JW   (2013) Perspectives on the origin of plagiogranite in ophiolites from oxygen isotopes in zircon. Lithos. 179: 48-66

Strickland A, Wooden JL, Mattinson CG, Ushikubo T, Miller DM, Valley, JW (2013) Proterozoic evolution of the Mojave crustal province as preserved in the Ivanpah Mts, SE California. Precamb. Res. 224: 222-241.

Kitajima K, Ushikubo T, Kita NT, Maruyama S and Valley JW (2012) Trace elements and oxygen isotope ratios of zircon from Archean rhyolite, Panorama Formation, North Pole Dome, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Chem. Geol., v 332-333, p 102-115.

Bowman JR, Moser DE, Valley JW, Wooden, JL, Kita NT, and Mazdab F (2011) Zircon U-Pb isotope, d18O and trace element response to 80 m.y. of high temperature formation. Am J Sci, doi 10.2475/04.2011.00, 311: 719-772.

Strickland A, Miller EL, Wooden JL, Valley JW (2011) Syn-extensional plutonism and peak metamorphism in the Albion-Raft-River-Grouse Creek metamorphic core complex. Am J Sci, 311: 261-314.

Cavosie AJ, Valley JW, Kita NT, Spicuzza MJ, Ushikubo T, Wilde SA (2011) The origin of high δ18O zircons: Marbles, megacrysts, and metamorphism. Contr Min Pet, 162: 961-974

Fu B., Valley J. W., Kita N. T., Spicuzza M. J., Paton C., Tsujimori T., Bröker M., and Harlow G. E. (2009) Origin of zircons in jadeitite. Contrib. Min. Pet., DOI 10.1007/s00410-009-0453-y

Valley JW and Kita NT (2009) In situ Oxygen Isotope Geochemistry by Ion Microprobe, In: Fayek M. (ed) MAC Short Course: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences, v 41, 19-63

Be-eri-Shlevin Y, Katzir Y, Valley JW (2009) Crustal evolution and recycling in a juvenile continent: Oxygen isotope ratio of zircon in the Arabian Nubian Shield. Lithos, 107: 169-184.

Liu D, Wilde SA, Wan Y, Wang S, Valley JW, Kita N, Dong C, Xie H, Yang C, Zhang Y and Gao L (2009). Combined U-Pb, hafnium and oxygen isotope analysis of zircons from meta-igneous rocks in the southern North China Craton reveal multiple events in the Late Mesoarchean-Early Neoarchean. Chemical Geology, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2008.10.041

Bowman JR, Valley JW, Kita NT (2009) Constraints on mechanisms of oxygen isotopic exchange and isotopic evolution of 18O/16O-depleted periclase zone marbles in the Alta aureole, Utah—Insights from ion microprobe analysis of calcite.  Contr. Min. Petrol. 157: 77-93.

Fu B, Mernagh TP, Kita NT, Kemp AIS and Valley JW (2009). Distinguishing magmatic zircon from hydrothermal zircon: a case study from the Gidginbung high-sulphidation Au-Ag-(Cu) deposit, SE Australia. Chemical Geology 259: 131-142.

Lancaster PJ, Fu B, Page FZ, Kita NT, Bickford ME, Hill BM, McLelland JM, Valley JW (2009) Genesis of metapelitic migmatites in the Adirondack Mts., New York, J Meta Geol, 27: 41-54.

King EM, Trzaskus AP, Valley JW (2008) Oxygen isotope evidence for magmatic variability and multiple alteration events in the Proterozoic St. Francois Mountains, Missouri. Precam. Res., 165: 49-60.

Steinitz, A, Katzir, Y, Valley, JW, Be’eri, Y, Spicuzza, MJ (2008) The origin, cooling and alteration of A-type granites in southern Israel (northernmost Arabian-Nubian Shield): a multi-mineral oxygen isotope study.  Geol. Mag., doi:10.1017/S0016756808005566.

Nasdala L, Hofmeister W, Norberg N, Mattinson J, Corfu F, Dorr W, Kamo S, Kennedy A, Kronz A, Reiners P, Frei D, Kosler J, Wan Y, Gotze J, Hager T, Kroner A, Valley JW (2008) Zircon M257- A homogeneous natural reference material for the ion microprobe U-Pb analysis of zircon. Geostand Geoanal Res 32: 247-265.

Lackey JS, Valley JW, Chen JH, Stockli DF (2008) Dynamic Magma Systems, Crustal Recycling, and Alteration in the Central Sierra Nevada Batholith: The Oxygen Isotope Record. J Petrol. Doi:10.1093/petrology/egn030, 49:1397-1426.

Wilde SA, Valley JW, Kita NT, Cavosie AJ, Liu D (2008) SHRIMP U-Pb and CAMECA 1280 oxygen isotope results from ancient detrital zircons in the Caozhuang quartzite, Eastern Hebei, N. China Craton: Evidence for crustal reworking 3.8 Ga ago. Am. J. Sci. 308:185-199.

Fu B, Page FZ, Cavosie AJ, Fournelle J, Kita NT, Lackey JS, Wilde SA, Valley JW (2008) Ti-in-zircon thermometry: applications and limitations. Contr. Min. Petrol. 156:197-215.

Bindeman IN, Fu B, Kita NT, Valley JW (2008) Origin and evolution of silicic magmatism at Yellowstone based on Ion microprobe analysis of isotopically zoned zircons. J Pet 49: 163-193.

Moser DE, Bowman JR, Wooden J, Valley JW, Mazdab F, Kita N (2008) Creation of a Continent recorded in zircon zoning. Geology 36:239-242.

Katzir Y, Litvinovsky BA, Jahn BM, Eyal M, Zanvilevich AN, Valley JW, Vapnik Y, Beeri Y, Spicuzza MJ (2007) Interrelations between coeval mafic and A-type silicic magmas from composite dikes in bimodal suite of southern Isr
ael. Lithos 97: 336-364.

Page FZ, Ushikubo T, Kita NT, Riciputi LR, Valley JW (2007) High precision oxygen isotope analysis of picogram samples reveals 2-mm gradients and slow diffusion in zircon. Am. Mineral. 92:1772-1775.

Katzir Y, Eyal M, Litvinovsky BA, Jahn BM, Zanvilevich AN, Valley JW, Beeri Y, Pelly I, Shimshilashvili E (2007) Petrogenesis of A-type granites and origin of vertical zoning in the Katharina pluton, Gebel Musa (Mt Moses) area, Sinai, Egypt. Lithos, 95: 208-228

Page FZ, Fu B, Kita NT, Fournelle J, Spicuzza MJ, Schulze DJ, Viljoen V, Basei MAS, Valley JW (2007) Zircons from kimberlites: New insights from oxygen isotopes, trace elements, and Ti in zircon thermometry. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71:3887-3903.

King EM, Beard BL, Valley JW (2007) Strontium and oxygen isotopic evidence for strike/slip movement of accreted terranes in the Idaho Batholith. Lithos, 96:387-401.

Utsunomiya S, Valley, JW, Cavosie AJ, Wilde SA, Ewing RC (2007) Radiation damage and alteration of zircon from a 3.3 Ga porphyritic granite from the Jack Hills, Western Australia. Chem. Geol. 236: 92-111.

Bindeman IN, Schmidt AK, Valley JW (2006) U-Pb geochronology of silicic tuffs from Timber Mt./Oasis Valley caldera complex, Nevada: rapid generation of large volume magmas by shallow-level remelting. Contr. Min. Pet. 152:649-665.

Lackey JS, Valley JW, Hinke HJ (2006)  Deciphering the source and contamination history of peraluminous magmas using d18O  of accessory minerals: examples from garnet bearing plutons of the Sierra Nevada batholith. Contr. Mineral. Petrol. 151: 20-44.

Lackey JS, Valley JW, Saleeby JB (2005) Supracrustal input to magmas in the deep crust of the sierra Nevada batholith: Evidence from high d18O  zircon. Ear. Plan. Sci. Lett. 235:315-330.

Utsunomiya S, Palenik CS, Valley JW, Cavosie AJ, Wilde SA, Ewing RC (2004) Nanoscale occurrence of Pb in an Archean zircon. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 68:4679-4686.

Peck WH, Valley JW, Corriveau L, Davidson A, McLelland J, Farber DA (2004) Oxygen-isotope constraints on terrane boundaries and origin of 1.18-1.13 Ga granitoids in the southern Grenville Province. Geol. Soc. Am. Mem. 197: 163-182.

Wiedenbeck M, Hanchar JM, Peck WH, Sylvester P, Valley J, Whitehouse M, Kronz A, Morishita Y, Nasdala L (2004) Further characterization of the 91500 zircon crystal. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 28: 9-39.

Bindeman IN, Ponomareva VV, Bailey JC, Valley JW (2004) Volcanic arc of Kamchatka: a province with high d18O magma sources and large-scale 18O/16O depletion of the upper crust. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 68:841-865.

Black LP, Kamo SL, Allen CM, Davis DW, Aleinikoff JN, Valley JW, Mundil R, Campbell IH, Korsch RJ, Williams IS, Foudoulis C (2004) Improved 206Pb/238U microprobe geochronology by the monitoring of a trace-element related matrix effect; SHRIMP, ID-TIMS, ELA-ICP-MS, and oxygen isotope documentation for a series of zircon standards. Chemical Geology, 205, 115-140.

King, EM, Valley, JW, Stockli, DF, and Wright, JE (2004) Oxygen isotope trends of granitic magmatism in the Great Basin: Location of the Precambrian boundary as reflected in zircons. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 116: 451-462.

Ferreira, VP, Valley, JW, Sial, AN, Spicuzza, MJ (2003) Oxygen isotope compositions and magmatic epidote from two contrasting metaluminous granitoids, NE Brazil. Contr. Min. Pet. 145: 205-216.

Valley, JW, Bindeman, IN, Peck, WH (2003) Empirical calibration of oxygen isotope fractionation in zircon (2003) Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 67: 3257-3266.

Peck, WH, Valley, JW, Graham, CM (2003) Slow oxygen diffusion rates in igneous zircons from metamorphic rocks. Am. Mineral. 88: 1003-1014.

Bindeman, IN, Valley, JW (2003) Rapid generation of high- and low- d18O , in large-volume silicic magmas at the Timber Mountain/oasis Valley caldera complex, Nevada. GSA Bulletin 115: 581-595.

Bindeman, IN, Valley, JW (2002) Oxygen isotope study of the Long Valley magma system, California: isotope thermometry and convection in large silicic magma bodies. Contr Min Petrol 144: 185-205.

Bindeman, IN, Vinogradov, VI, Valley, JW, Wooden, JL, Natal’in, BA (2002) Archean protolith and accretion of crust in Kamchatka: SHRIMP dating of zircons from Sredinny and Ganal massifs. J. Geol. 110: 271-289.

Wei, CS, Zheng, YF, Zhao, ZF, Valley, JW (2002) Oxygen and neodymium isotope evidence for recycling of juvenile crust in Northeast China. Geology 30: 375-378

King EM, Valley JW (2001) Source, magmatic contamination, and alteration of the Idaho batholith. Contrib. Mineral Petrol. (2001) 142:  72-88.

Bindeman IL, Fournelle JH, Valley JW (2001) Low-d18O tephra from a compositionally zoned magma body: Fisher caldera, Unimak Island, Aleutians. J. Volcan. Geotherm. Res. 111:35-53.

King, E.M., Valley, J.W., Davis, D.W. Kowalis, B.J. (2001) Empirical determination of oxygen isotope fractionation factors for titanite with respect to zircon and quartz. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65:3165-3175.

Bindeman, I.N, Valley, J.W. (2001) Low d18O rhyolites from Yellowstone: magmatic evolution based on analysis of zircons and individual phenocrysts. J. Petrol. 42:1491-1517.

Bindeman, I.N., Valley, J.W., Wooden, J.L., Persing, H.M. (2001) Post-caldera volcanism: in situ measurement of U-Pb age and oxygen isotope ratio in Pleistocene zircons from Yellowstone caldera. Earth and Planetary Science  Letters 189:197-206.

Wei, C.S., Zheng, Y., Zhao, Z., Valley, J.W. (2001) Oxygen isotope Evidence for two-stage water-rock  interactions of the Nianzishan a-type granite in NE China. Chinese Sci. Bull. 46: 727 731.

Monani, S, Valley JW.  (2001) Oxygen isotope ratio of zircon:  magma genesis of low d18O granites from the British Tertiary Igneous Province, western Scotland.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 184, 377-392.

Peck, W.H., King, E.M., and Valley, J.W. (2000) Oxygen isotope perspective on Precambrian crustal growth and maturation.  Geology, 28, 4, 363-366.

Bindeman, I.N. and Valley, J.W. (2000) Formation of low-d18O rhyolites after caldera collapse at Yellowstone, Wyoming, USA.  Geology, 28, 719-722.

King, E.M., Valley, J.W., and Davis, D.W. (2000) Oxygen isotope evolution of volcanic rocks at the Sturgeon Lake volcanic complex, Ontario.  Can. J. Earth Sci., 37, 39-50.

King, E.M., Valley, J.W., Davis, D.W., and Edwards, G.R. (1998) Oxygen isotope ratios of Archean plutonic zircons from granite-greenstone belts of the Superior Province; Indicator of magmatic source.  Precambrian Research, 92, 4, 365-387.

Valley, J. W., Kinny, P. D., Schulze, D. J., and Spicuzza, M. J. (1998) Zircon Megacrysts from Kimberlite: Oxygen isotope heterogeneity among mantle melts.  Contr. Min. Petrol., 133, 1-11.

King, E. M., Barrie, C. T., and Valley, J. W.  (1998) Hydrothermal alteration of oxygen isotope ratios in quartz phenocrysts, Kidd Creek mine, Ontario: Magmatic values preserved in zircons: Comment and Reply.  Geology, 763-764.

Gilliam, C. E. and Valley, J. W. (1997) Low d18O magma, Isle of Skye, Scotland: Evidence from Zircons. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 61, 4975-4981.

King, E. M., Barrie, C. T., and Valley, J. W. (1997) Hydrothermal alteration of oxygen isotope ratios in quartz phenocrysts, Kidd Creek mine, Ontario: Magmatic values are preserved in zircon. Geology, 25, 1079-1082.

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