MBMG Staff

Contact information:


Jesse Mosolf
Assistant Research Geologist,
Rock Lab Manager


Professional Experience

2012present: Assistant Research Geologist & Rock Lab Manager, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Montana Tech, Butte.

20072012: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth Science,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Winters 2008, 2009, & 2011: Field Research, central Andes, Chile.

Summer 2009: Student Intern, BHP-Billiton, Houston, Texas.

Spring 2008: Field Assistant, Antares Minerals Inc., Haquira, Peru.

Fall 2007: Field Assistant, Geological Consulting, Sonora, Mexico.

20052007: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth and Space Sciences,
University of California, Los Angeles.
Summer 2006: Field Research, Eastern Cordillera & Yungas, Bolivia.

 

Education

Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Dissertation: "Stratigraphy, structure, and geochronology of the Abanico Formation in the Principal Cordillera, central Chile: Evidence of protracted volcanism and implications for Andean tectonics."
Advisors: Phillip Gans and Andre Wyss

M.S. Geology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
Thesis: "The detrital record of rapid Neogene exhumation of the Cordillera Real, Bolivia"
Advisor: Brian Horton

B.S. Chemistry, Montana State University, Bozeman, 2004
Advisor: Trevor Douglas

 

Teaching experience

Summer 2011: Instructor of Record, Geological Catastrophes, Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2007-2011: Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2005-2007: Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Professional Affiliations

Tobacco Root Geological Society - President

Geological Society of America - Member

American Geophysical Union - Member

 


 

 

 

Outside Publications

Mosolf, J.G., and McDonald, C., eds., 2015, Geology of the Elliston Area, Montana and other papers: Northwest Geology, v. 44, 245 p.

McDonald, C., Mosolf, J., Vuke, S., and Lonn, J., 2015, Geologic summary of the Elliston 30' x 60' quadrangle, west-central Montana: Northwest Geology, v. 44, p. 9-18.

Mosolf, J., 2013, Stratigraphy, structure, and geochronology of the Abanico Formation in the Principal Cordillera, central Chile: Evidence of protracted volcanism and implications for Andean tectonics: Santa Barbara, University of California, Ph.D. dissertation, 279 pp.

Mosolf, J., 2013, Linkages between Andean arc tectonics in central Chile and the development of petroleum systems in the Neuquen basin of western Argentina, 35 degrees S: American Association of Petroleum Geologist Bulletin, v. 97, no. 1, p. 165.

Mosolf, J., Horton, B., Heizler, M., Matos, R., 2011, Unroofing the core of the central Andean fold-thrust belt during focused late Miocene exhumation: Evidence from the Tipuani-Mapiri wedge-top basin, Bolivia: Basin Research, v.23, p. 346-360.

Klem, M., Mosolf, J., Young, M., Douglas, T., 2008, Photomineralization of europium, titanium, and iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles in the ferritin protein cage: Inorganic Chemistry, v. 47(7), p. 2237-2239.

Mosolf, J., 2007, The detrital record of rapid Neogene exhumation of the Cordillera Real, Bolivia: Los Angles, University of California, MS Thesis, 66 pp..

Wiedenheft, B., Mosolf, J., Willits, D., Yeager, M., Dryden, K., Young, M., Douglas, T., 2005, An archaeal anitoxidant: Characterization of a Dps-like protein from Sulfolobus solfataricus: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 102, p. 10551-10556.

Allen, M., Willits, D., Mosolf, J., Young, M., Douglas, T., 2002, Protein cage constrained synthesis of ferromagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles: Advanced Materials, v. 14, p. 1562-1565.

Field guides

Mosolf, J., 2015, Geologic field guide to the Tertiary volcanic rocks in the Elliston 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, west-central Montana: Northwest Geology, v. 44, p. 213.

McDonald C., Lonn, J., Vuke, S., and Mosolf, J., 2015, Field trip to the Nevada Lake breccias, Powell County, Montana: Northwest Geology, v. 44, p. 137.

Conference proceedings (* denotes student advisee)

Mosolf, J., Gans, P., Wyss, A., Cottle, J., 2015, Building the Andes at 35 degrees S: Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic volcanism and transpressive shortening: Abstract T23A-2920 presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 14-18 Dec.

Knatterud*, L., Speece, M. A., Mosolf, J., McDonald, C., and Zhou, X., 2015, Using gravity data to decipher the structural setting of the Avon Valley in west-central Montana: Northwest Geology, v. 44, p. 5.

Knatterud*, L., Mosolf, J.G., Speece, M. A., and Zhou, X., 2014, Geophysical investigation of the Avon Valley, west-central Montana, using gravity and seismic reflection profiling: Abstract T43C-4752 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec.

Mosolf, J. G., McDonald, C., Cottle, J. M., & Kylander-Clark, A., 2014, New age and geochemical constraints on the Eocene Garnet Range volcanic field, west-central Montana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 5, p. 73.

Rutherford*, B. S., Speece, M. A., Stickney, M. C., and Mosolf, J. G., 2014, Geophysical evidence for the tectonic development of the Swan Range and adjacent basins, northwestern Montana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 5, p. 10.

Mosolf, J. G., Crowley, J., McDonald, C., and Thale, P., 2014, Melding traditional and modern techniques to create and distribute digital geologic maps in Montana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 2, p. 74.

Mosolf, J., McDonald, K., and Vuke, S., 2013, Detailed geologic mapping in the Elliston 30’ x 60’ quadrangle, west-central Montana: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 5, p. 36.

Rutherford*, B. S., Speece, M. A., Stickney, M. C., and Mosolf, J. G., 2013, Crustal shortening followed by extensional collapse of the Cordilleran orogenic belt in northwestern Montana: Evidence from vintage seismic reflection profiles acquired in the Swan Range and Swan Valley: Abstract T11B-2439 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec.

Mosolf, J., Gans, P., Wyss, A., and Cottle, J., 2011, Detailed geologic field mapping and radiometric dating of the Abanico Formation in the Principal Cordillera, central Chile: Evidence of protracted volcanism and implications for Cenozoic tectonics: Abstract V13C-2623 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.

Mosolf, J., Horton, B., and Matos, R., 2009, Tertiary exhumation of the Cordillera Real: Linkages with sedimentation and shortening in the advancing Andean fold-thrust belt, Bolivia: American Association of Petroleum Geologist Search and Discovery, Denver CO, Article #90090.

Mosolf, J., Horton, B., Wilson, L., and Matos, R., 2006, Detrital record of rapid Neogene exhumation in the Cordillera Real, Bolivia: Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52) Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T33C-0529.