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Christopher  Gammons,  Ph.D

Chris GammonsProfessor
Ph.D., Geochemistry & Mineralogy, Penn State University, 1988

B.Sc., Geology, Bates College, 1980

Research:  Aqueous geochemistry at high and low temperatures, economic geology, acid mine drainage, stable isotopes » see also Dr. Gammons' current & former students' research projects

Teaching: Physical Geology, Metallic Ore Deposits, Field Geology, Field Hydrogeology, Acid Mine Drainage, Hydrogeochemistry, Montana Geology, Geothermal Systems

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Student Opportunities: TBA


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Recent Publications (2010-present) student authors underlined

White J., Gammons C.H., Zieg G.A. (2013) Paragenesis of cobalt and nickel in the Black Butte shale-hosted copper deposit, Belt Basin, Montana, USA.  Mineralium Deposita, DOI: 10.1007/s00126-013-0492-1.

Parker S.R., Darvis M.N., Poulson S.R., Gammons C.H., Stanford J.A. (2013) Dissolved oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon stable isotope composition and concentration fluxes across several shallow floodplain aquifers.  Biogeochemistry, DOI:10.1007/s10533-013-9899-0.

Gammons C.H., Pape B.L., Parker S.R., Poulson S.R., Blank C. (2013) Geochemistry, water balance, and stable isotopes of a “clean” pit lake at an abandoned tungsten mine, Montana, USA.  Applied Geochemistry 36, 57-69.

Shaw G.E. White E., Gammons C.H. (2013) Characterizing groundwater-lake interactions and its impact on water quality. Journal of Hydrology 492, 69-78. 

Gammons C.H., Brown A., Poulson S.R., and Henderson T. (2013) Using stable isotopes (S, O) of sulfate to track contamination of the Madison karst aquifer, Montana, from coal mine drainage. Applied Geochemistry 31, 228-238.  

Parker S. R., C. H. Gammons, M. G. Smith, S. R. Poulson (2012) Behavior of stable isotopes of dissolved oxygen, dissolved inorganic carbon and nitrate in groundwater at a former wood treatment facility containing hydrocarbon contamination.  Applied Geochemistry 27, 1101-1110.   

Smith M.G., Parker S.R., Gammons C.H., Poulson S.R.. Hauer F.R. (2011) Tracing dissolved O2 and dissolved inorganic carbon stable isotope dynamics in the Nyack aquifer: Middle Fork Flathead River, Montana, USA. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 5971-5986. 

Nimick D.A., Gammons C.H. (2011) Diel biogeochemical processes in terrestrial waters:  Preface to the Special Issue.  Chemical Geology, 283, 1-2.

Nimick D.A., Gammons C.H., Parker S.R. (2011) Diel biogeochemical processes and their affect on the aqueous chemistry of streams: A review.  Chemical Geology, 283, 3-17.

Gammons C.H., Babcock J., Parker S.R., Poulson S.R. (2011) Diel cycling and stable isotopes of dissolved oxygen, dissolved inorganic carbon, and nitrogenous species in a stream receiving treated municipal sewage.  Chemical Geology, 283, 44-55.

Gammons C.H., Sotendahl J., and Everett D. (2010) Secondary enrichment of copper at the Madison Gold skarn deposit, Silver Star district, Montana.  Northwest Geology, v. 39, 15-24.

Parker S.R., Gammons C.H., Poulson S.R., DeGrandpre M.D., Weyer C.L., Smith M.G., Babcock J.N., Oba Y. (2010) Diel behavior of stable isotopes of dissolved oxygen and dissolved inorganic carbon in rivers over a range of trophic conditions, and in a mesocosm experiment. Chemical Geology 269, 22-32.  

Gammons C.H., Duaime T.E., Parker S.R., Poulson S.R., Kennelly P. (2010) Geochemistry and stable isotope investigation of acid mine drainage associated with abandoned coal mines in central Montana, USA. Chemical Geology 269, 100-112.