Trail Lab

Early Earth and Experimental Geochemistry

Publications (underline = student author)


18. Trail, D., Cherniak, D.J., Watson E.B., Harrison, T.M., Weiss, B.P.,  Szumila, I. (2016) Li zoning in zircon as a potential geospeedometer and peak T indicator Contrib Mineral Petrol 171:25DOI 10.1007/s00410-016-1238-8

17. Weiss, B.P.,  Maloof A.C., Tailby, N.,  Ramezani, J.,  Fu R.R., Hanus V., Trail, D.,  Watson, E.B., Harrison, T.M., Bowring S.A.,  Kirschvink, J.L.,  Swanson-Hysell, N.L.,  Coe, R.S. (2015) Pervasive Remagnetization of Detrital Zircon Host Rocks in the Jack Hills, Western Australia and Implications for Records of the Early Geodynamo. Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 430, 115-128.

16. Burcar, B.,  Barge, L., Trail, D., Watson, E.B., Russell, M., McGown, L. (2015) RNA Oligomerization in Laboratory Analogues of Alkaline Hydrothermal Vent Systems Astrobiology, 15,  509-522.

15. Trail, D., Tailby, N.D., Sochko, M., Ackerson, M.R. (2015) Possible biosphere-lithosphere interactions preserved in igneous zircon and implications for the Hadean Earth.  Astrobiology, 15, 575-586. 

14. Trail, D., Tailby, N.D.,  Lanzirotti, A., Newville, M., Thomas, J.T., and Watson, E.B.  (2015) Magma redox evolution of silicic magmas: insights from high spatial resolution Ce4+/Ce3+ measurements of single Bishop Tuff zircons. Chemical Geology, 402, 77-88.

13. De Hoog, J.C.M. Lissenberg, C.J. Brooker, R.A., Hinton, R., Trail, D., Hellebrand E.W.G., and E.M.I.F. (2014) Hydrogen incorporation and charge balance in natural zircon. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 141, 472-486.

12. Mojzsis, S.J., Cates, N.L., Caro, G., Trail, D., Abramov, O., Guitreau, M., Blichert-Toft, J., Hopkins, M.D., Bleeker, W.  (2014) Component geochronology in the polyphase ca. 3920 Ma Acasta Gneiss. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 133, 68-96.

11. Müller, T.H., Watson,  E.B., Trail, D.,  Wiedenbeck,  M., Van Orman, J.A., Hauri, E. (2014) Diffusive fractionation of carbon isotopes in γ-Fe: experiments, models and implications for early solar system processes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 127, 57-66.

10. Xing, L.,  Trail, D., and Watson, E.B. (2013)  Th  and U partitioning between monazite and felsic melt. Chemical Geology, 358, 46-53.

9. Boehnke, P., Watson, E.B., Trail, D., Harrison, T.M., and Schmitt, A.K. (2013) Zircon saturation re-revisited. Chemical Geology, 351, 324-334.

8.Trail, D., Watson, E.B., and Tailby, N.D. (2013) Insights into the Hadean Earth from zircon experimental studies. (invited review) Journal of the Geological Society of India, 81 595-626.

7. Maier, A.C., Cates, N.L., Trail, D., and Mojzsis, S.J. (2012) Geology and geochemistry of Hadean bearing supracrustal rocks from Quad Creek, eastern Beartooth mountains. Chemical Geology, 312, 47–57.

6. Trail, D., Watson, E.B., and Tailby, N.D. (2012) Ce and Eu anomalies in zircon as proxies for the oxidation state of magmas. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 97, 70-87.

5. Trail, D., Watson, E.B., and Tailby, N.D. (2011) The oxidation state of Hadean magmas and implications for early Earth’s atmosphere. Nature, 480, 79-82.

4. Trail, D., Thomas, J.B., and Watson, E.B. (2011) The incorporation of hydroxyl into zircon. American Mineralogist, 96, 60-67.

3. Trail, D., Bindeman, I.N., Watson, E.B., and Schmitt, A.K. (2009) Experimental calibration of oxygen isotope fractionation between quartz and zircon. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73, 7110-7126.

2. Trail, D., Mojzsis, S.J., and Harrison, T.M. (2007) Thermal events documented in Hadean zircons by ion microprobe depth profiles. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71, 4044-4065.

1. Trail, D., Mojzsis, S.J., Harrison, T.M., Schmitt, A.K., Watson, E.B., and Young, E.D. (2007) Constraints on Hadean zircon protoliths from oxygen isotopes, Ti-thermometry, and rare earth elements. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 8, Q06014, 1-22.