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Henry Chafetz

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Professor of Geology, Carbonate Petrology

Ph.D., Geology, University of Texas at Austin, 1970
M.S., Geology, Michigan State University, 1967
B.S., Geology, City College of New York, 1963

Office: 221 SR1
Office Hours: M/W | 3:00p - 4:30p / Appointment
Phone: (713) 743-3227
hchafetz@uh.edu

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Research Interests

Origin & Diagenesis of Marine and Non-Marine Carbonates:
Deposition and diagenesis of marine carbonates will always be a part of my research interests. For example, we have conducted fairly extensive analyses of a large suite of modern through pre-Pleistocene carbonates from the Arabian Gulf in addition to a number of studies of marine strata from the U.S. However, I have been mainly involved with the study of non-marine carbonates, travertines, caliches, speleothem deposits, etc., for a number of years. These investigations have provided insights into paleoclimates, carbonate geochemistry, diagenesis, etc. In addition to obtaining a better understanding of these accumulations, these data have provided valuable insights into processes that commonly occur much more slowly in marine strata (e.g., precipitation of cements), and therefore, are considerably more difficult to study in the marine deposits.

Travertines
All aspects of travertine accumulations are of research interest, such as formation of deposits, overall patterns of accumulation, petrography and geochemistry, and diagenesis. Of specific interest are differences between abiotic and biotically induced precipitates, for example, do they display differences in their aggregate morphology, crystal habit, trace element, and/or stable isotope signatures. Additionally, can we use travertines or speleothem deposits as valid proxies for paleoclimatic conditions?

Caliches (pedogenic carbonates):
Origin of caliches, what can their gross accumulations, mineralogy, geochemical signatures tell us about climate.

Current Research Projects

In the last few years most of my research has been focused on:

  1. Bacterially induced precipitates of minerals: This research has demonstrated the variety and facility with which bacteria can induce the precipitation of calcite and aragonite. Present studies are geared toward bacterially induced precipitation of other minerals, e.g., dolomite, siliceous hot spring deposits, Mn- and Fe-rich oxides. For example, we have been able to differentiate abiotic from biotically induced Mn-oxide precipitates that formed in hot springs in Yellowstone National Park. Presently we are attempting to find a geochemical signature to distinguish between these biotically and abiotically precipitated Mn-oxides. Another study is attempting to precipitate dolomite under laboratory conditions. A general aspect of these studies is to establish criteria by which we can recognize bacterially induced precipitates in the rock record. This is of special interest in connection with the search for extraterrestrial life, e.g., how can we best recognize evidence for previous life on Mars and other extraterrestrial bodies.
  2. Origin and diagenesis of large (up to 40m high) lacustrine Pleistocene tufa mounds, in Searles Lake, California.
  3. Deposition and diagenesis of Jurassic and older carbonate and evaporate strata from the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming.

Courses Taught During the Past 5 Years

Undergraduate level
Historical Geology
Environmental Geology
Introduction to Depositional Models

Graduate level
Petrography of Carbonates
Petrography of Sandstones
Depositonal Models
Carbonate Sedimentology

Selected Publications

  • Chafetz, H.S., and Folk, R.L., 1984, Travertines: Depositional morphology and the bacterially-constructed constituents: Journal Sedimentary Petrology, 54:289-316.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1986, Marine peloids: A product of bacterially induced precipitation of calcite: Journal Sedimentary Petrology, 56:812-817.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Wu, Z., Lapen, TJ., and Milliken, K.L., 2008, Geochemistry of preserved Permian aragonitic cements in the tepees of the Guadalupe Mountains, West Texas and New Mexico; Journal Sedimentary Research, v. 78, p. 187-198.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Buczynski, C., 1992, Bacterially induced lithification of microbial mats: Palaios, 7:277-293.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Rush, P.F., 1995, Two-phase diagenesis of Quaternary carbonates, Arabian Gulf: Insights from δ13C & δ18O data: Journal Sedimentary Research, A65: 294-305.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Guidry, S.A., 1999, Bacterial shrubs, crystal shrubs, and ray-crystal crusts: Bacterially induced vs abiotic mineral precipitation, Sedimentary Geology, v. 126, p. 57-74.
  • Guidry, S.A. and Chafetz, H.S., 2003, Depositional facies and diagenetic alteration in a relict siliceous hot spring accumulation: Examples from Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A., Journal Sedimentary Research, v. 73, p. 806-823.
  • Wu, Y., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, 13C-enriched carbonate in Mississippian mud-mounds, Alamogordo Member, Lake Valley Formation, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, Journal Sedimentary Research, v. 72, p. 138-145.
  • Rush, P. F., and Chafetz, H.S., 1990, Fabric-retentive, non-luminescent brachiopods as indicators of original δ13C and δ18O composition; A test: Journal Sedimentary Petrology, 60: 968-981.
  • Geeslin, J.H., and Chafetz, H.S., 1982, Ordovician Aleman Ribbon cherts: An example of silicification prior to carbonate lithification: Journal Sedimentary Petrology, 52:1283-1293.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1978, A trough cross-stratified glaucarenite: A Cambrian tidal inlet accumulation: Sedimentology, 25:545-559.

Complete Publications

Papers

  • Chafetz, H.S., 1969, Carbonates of the Lower and Middle Ordovician in central Pennsylvania: Penn. Geol. Surv., Gen. Geol. Rept., G 58, 39p.
  • Chafetz, H. S., 1972, Surface diagenesis of limestone: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 42:325-329.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1973, Morphological evolution of Cambrian algal mounds in response to a change in depositional environment: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 43:435-446.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1978, A trough cross-stratified glaucarenite: A Cambrian tidal inlet accumulation: Sedimentology, 25:545-559.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1978, Reprint of "Morphological evolution of Cambrian algal mounds in response to a change in depositional environment: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 43:435-446"; Reprinted in Sedimentary Processes: Depositional Processes in Ancient Carbonates, J.M. Cys and S.J. Mazzullo, eds., S.E.P.M., Reprint series #7, pp. 124-135.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1979, Petrology of carbonate nodules from a Cambrian tidal inlet accumulation, central Texas: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 49:215-222.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1980, Evidence for an arid to semi-arid climate during deposition of the Cambrian System in central Texas, U.S.A.: Palaeogeog., Palaeoclim., and Palaeoecol., 30:83-95.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Butler, J.C., 1980, Petrology of recent caliche pisolites, spherulites (after Microcodium), and speleothem deposits: Sedimentology, 27:497-518.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Kocurek, G., 1981, Coarsening-upward sequences in beach cusp accumulations: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 51:1157-1161.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1982, The Upper Cretaceous Beartooth Sandstone of southwestern New Mexico: A transgressive deltaic complex on silicified paleokarst: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 52:157-169.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Butler, J.C., 1982, Reply to discussion by M. Esteban of "Petrology of recent caliche pisolites. . ." Sedimentology, 29:441-445.
  • Geno, K.R., and Chafetz, H.S., 1982, Petrology of recent fluvial low-magnesian calcite coated grains from central Texas: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 52:833-842.
  • Geeslin, J.H., and Chafetz, H.S., 1982, Ordovician Aleman Ribbon cherts: An example of silicification prior to carbonate lithification: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 52:1283-1293.
  • King, D.T., and Chafetz, H.S., 1983, Sedimentary facies representing tidal flat to shallow shelf environments in the Cap Mountain Limestone Member of the Riley Formation, Upper Cambrian of central Texas: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 53:261-273.
  • Folk, R.L., and Chafetz, H.S., 1983, Pisoliths (pisoids) in Quaternary travertines of Tivoli, Italy: In: Peryt, T.M., ed., Coated Grains, Springer-Verlag, p. 474-487.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Meredith, J.C., 1983, Recent travertine pisoliths (pisoids) from southeastern Idaho, U.S.A.: In: Peryt, T.M., ed., Coated Grains, Springer-Verlag, p. 450-455.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Folk, R.L., 1984, Travertines: Depositional morphology and the bacterially-constructed constituents: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 54:289-316.
  • Folk, R.L., Chafetz, H.S., and Tiezzi, P.A., 1985, Bizarre forms of depositional calcite in hot-spring travertines, central Italy: In: Schneidermann, N., and Harris, P.M., eds., Carbonate cements, Spec. Pub. S.E.P.M. #36, p. 349-369.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Wilkinson, B.H., and Love, K.M., 1985, Morphology and composition of non-marine carbonate cements in near-surface settings: In: Schneidermann, N., and Harris, P.M., eds., Carbonate cements, Spec. Pub. S.E.P.M. 36, p. 337-347.
  • Love, K.M., Chafetz, H.S., Bruno, L., and Buczynski, C., 1985, Bay margin sand distribution, north Texas coast: A model for sediment distribution in microtidal bays and lagoons: Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Soc. Trans., 35:439-443.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Meredith, J.C., and Kocurek, G., 1986, The Cambro-Ordovician Bliss Formation: Progradational sequences on a mixed siliciclastic and carbonate shelf: Sed. Geol., 49:201-221.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1986, Marine peloids: A product of bacterially induced precipitation of calcite: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 56:812-817.
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1987, Siliciclastic grain breakage and displacement due to carbonate crystal growth: An example from the Lueders Formation (Permian) of north-central Texas: Sedimentology, 34:837-843.
  • Love, K.M., and Chafetz, H.S., 1988, Diagenesis of laminated travertine crusts, Arbuckle Mountain, Oklahoma: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 58:441-445.
  • Chafetz, H.S., McIntosh, A.G., and Rush, P. F., 1988, Freshwater phreatic diagenesis in the marine realm of recent carbonates from the Arabian Gulf: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 58:433-440.
  • Schoderbek, D., and Chafetz, H.S., 1988, Sedimentological and stratigraphical relationships of the Panther Seep Formation, (Virgilian, Pennsylvanian) southern San Andres Mountains, New Mexico: In: Robichaud, S.R., and Gallick, C.M., eds., Basin to shelf facies transition of the Wolfcampian stratigraphy of the Orogrande Basin; 1988 Permian Basin Section - S.E.P.M. Annual Field Seminar, Publ. No. 88-28, p.89-96.
  • Bruno, L. and Chafetz, H.S., 1988, Depositional environment of the Cable Canyon Sandstone: A mid-Ordovician sandwave complex from southern New Mexico: New Mexico Geological Society 39th Annual Field Conference, p.127-134.
  • Srdoc, D., Chafetz, H.S., and Utech, N., 1989, Radiocarbon dating of travertine deposits, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma: Radiocarbon, 31:619-626.
  • Love, K.M., and Chafetz, H.S., 1990, Petrology of the Turner Falls travertine accumulation: In Herman, J., and Hubbard, D.A., (eds.), Travertine-Marl: Stream deposits in Virginia, publ. Va. Div. Min. Res. Publ. #101, p.65-78.
  • Graber, K.K., and Chafetz, H.S., 1990, Petrography and origin of bedded barite and phosphate in the Devonian Slaven Chert of central Nevada: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 60: 897-911.
  • Rush, P. F., and Chafetz, H.S., 1990, Fabric-retentive, non-luminescent brachiopods as indicators of original 13C and 18O composition; A test: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 60: 968-981.
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1991, Habit of bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate and the influence of medium viscosity on mineralogy: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 61: 226-233.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Rush, P.F., and Utech, N.M., 1991, Microenvironmental controls on mineralogy and habit of CaCO3 precipitates: An example from an active travertine system: Sedimentology, 38: 107-126.
  • Rush, P.F., and Chafetz, H.S., 1991, Skeletal mineralogy of Devonian Stromatoporids: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 61:364-369.
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1991, Reprint of "Siliciclastic grain breakage and displacement due to carbonate crystal growth: An example from the Lueders Formation (Permian) of north-central Texas: Sedimentology, 34:837-843": reprinted in Calcretes, Wright, V.P., and Tucker, M.E., eds., International Association of Sedimentologists Reprint Series #2, p. 279-285.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Utech, N.M., and Fitzmaurice, S.P., 1991, Differences in the 13C and 18O signatures of seasonal laminae comprising travertine stromatolites: Jour. Sed. Petrol., 61: 1015-1028.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Buczynski, C., 1992, Bacterially induced lithification of microbial mats: Palaios, 7:277-293.
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1993, Habit of bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate: Examples from laboratory experiments and recent sediments: in Rezak, R., and Lavoie, D., (eds.), Carbonate Microfabrics, Springer-Verlag, 105-116.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Rush, P.F., and Schoderbek, D.A., 1993, Occult aragonitic fabrics and structures within microbiolites, Pennsylvanian Panther Seep Formation, San Andres Mountains, New Mexico, U.S.A.: Carbonates and Evaporites, 8:123-134.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Rush, P.F., 1994, Diagenetically altered sabkha-type Pleistocene dolomite from the Arabian Gulf: Sedimentology, 41: 409-421.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Srdoc, D., and Horvatincic, N., 1994, Early diagenesis of Plitvice waterfall and barrier travertine deposits: Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, 48: 247-255.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Lawrence, J.R., 1994, Stable isotopic variability within modern travertines: Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, 48: 257-273.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1994, Bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate and lithification of microbial mats, in, Krumbein, W.E., Paterson, D.M., and Stal, L.J., eds., Biostabilization of Sediments, Universitat Oldenburg, p. 149-163.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Rush, P.F., 1995, Two-phase diagenesis of Quaternary carbonates, Arabian Gulf: Insights from 13C & 18O data: Journal Sedimentary Research (Petrology), A65: 294-305.
  • Jaynes, S., and Chafetz, H.S. 1997, A petrologic analysis of caliche within the central Texas region: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 47, p. 239-249.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Akdim, B., Julia, R., and Reid, A., 1998, Mn- and Fe-rich black travertine shrubs: Bacterially (and nanobacterially) induced precipitates: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 68, p. 404-412.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Zhang, J., 1998, Authigenic megaquartz crystals in a Quaternary dolomite: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 68, p. 994-1000.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Imerito-Tetzlaff, and Zhang, J., 1999, Stable-isotope and elemental trends in Pleistocene sabkha dolomites: Descending meteoric waters vs. sulfate reduction: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 69, p. 268-278.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Guidry, S.A., 1999, Bacterial shrubs, crystal shrubs, and ray-crystal crusts: Bacterially induced vs abiotic mineral precipitation, Sedimentary Geology, v. 126, p. 57-74.
  • Folk, R.L., and Chafetz, H.S., 2000, Bacterially induced microscale and nanoscale carbonate precipitates: in, Riding, R., and Awramik, S.M., eds., Microbial Sediments, p. 40-49.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Reid, A., 2000, Syndepositional, shallow water precipitation of glauconitic minerals: Sedimentary Geology, v. 136, p. 29-42.
  • Allen, C.C., Albert, F.G., Chafetz, H.S., Combie, J., Graham, C.R., Kieft, T.L., Kivett, S.J., McKay, D.S., Steele, A., Taunton, A.E., Taylor, M.R., Thomas-Keprta, K.L., and Westall, F., 2000, Microscopic physical biomarkers in carbonate hot springs: Implications in the search for life on Mars: Icarus, v. 147, p. 49-67.
  • Westall, F., Steele, A., Toporski, J., Walsh, M., Allen, C., Guidry, S., McKay, D.S., Gibson, E., and Chafetz, H.S., 2000, Polymeric substances and biofilms as biomarkers in terrestrial materials: Implications for extraterrestrial samples. Journal Geophysical Research – Planets, v. 105, No. E10, p. 24511-24527.
  • Wu, Y., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, 13C-enriched carbonate in Mississippian mud-mounds, Alamogordo Member, Lake Valley Formation, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, J. Sed. Research, v. 72, p. 138-145.
  • Wu, Y., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Stable isotopic signature of a palaeoaquifer, Mississippian Alamogordo Member, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, USA.: Sedimentology, 49, p. 227-235.
  • Taylor, M.P., Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Petrology and geochemistry of calcite precipitates and water from surface and spelean environments, central Texas: Analogs for non-marine carbonate cements: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 52:935-939.
  • Guidry, S.A. and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Factors governing subaqueous siliceous sinter precipitation: Examples from Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A.: Sedimentology, vol 49, p. 1253-1267.
  • Guidry, S.A. and Chafetz, H.S., 2003, Anatomy of siliceous hot springs: Examples from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.; Sedimentary Geology, v. 157, p. 71-106
  • Guidry, S.A. and Chafetz, H.S., 2003, Depositional facies and diagenetic alteration in a relict siliceous hot spring accumulation: Examples from Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A., Journal Sedimentary Research, v. 73, p. 806-823.
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 2003, Siliceous shrubs in hot springs from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A., Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 40, p. 1571-1583.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Guidry, S.A., 2003, Deposition and diagenesis of Mammoth Hot Springs travertine accumulation, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A., Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 40, p. 1515-1529.
  • Taylor, P., and Chafetz, H.S., 2004, Floating rafts of calcite crystals in cave pools, central Texas: Crystal habit vs. saturation state, Journal Sedimentary Research, v. 74, p. 328-341.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2007, Paragenesis of the Morgan Creek Limestone, Late Cambrian, central Texas: Constraints on the formation of glauconite; Deep Sea Research, Part II, v. 54, p. 1350-1363.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Wu, Z., Lapen, TJ., and Milliken, K.L., 2008, Geochemistry of preserved Permian aragonitic cements in the tepees of the Guadalupe Mountains, West Texas and New Mexico; Journal Sedimentary Research, v. 78, p. 187-198.
  • Petrovic, A., Khan, S.D., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, Remote detection and geochemical studies for finding hydrocarbon-induced alterations in Lisbon Valley, Utah, Marine Petroleum Geology, v. 25, 696-705.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2009, Topographic control on distribution of modern microbially induced sedimentary structures (MISS): A case study from the Texas coast, Sedimentary Geology, v. 213, p. 136-149.
  • Zhou, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2009, The genesis of late Quaternary caliche nodules in Mission Bay, Texas: stable isotope compositions and palaeoenvironmental interpretation: Sedimentology, v.56, p. 1392-1410.
  • Strasen, J.L., Chafetz, H.S., and Khan, S.D., 2009, Discrete lithofacies discrimination of Jurassic strata using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer data, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA: Sedimentology, v. 56, p. 1535-1551.
  • Zhou, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2009, Biogeneic caliches in Texas: The role of organisms and effect of climate: Sedimentary Geology, v. 222, p. 207-225.
  • Zhou, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2010, Pedogenic carbonates in Texas: Stable-isotope distributions and their implications for reconstructing region-wide paleoenvironments: Journal Sedimentary Research, v. 80, p. 136-150.
  • Guo, X., and Chafetz, H.S., 2012, Large tufa mounds, Searles Lake, California: Sedimentology, v. 59, p. 1509-1535.
  • Noffke, N., and Chafetz, H.S., 2012, Introduction: in Microbial Mats in Siliciclastic Depositional Systems Through Time, SEPM Spec. Publ. # 101, p. 1.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2012, Morphology and distribution of MISS: A comparison between modern siliciclastic and carbonate settings: in Microbial Mats in Siliciclastic Depositional Systems Through Time, SEPM Spec. Publ. # 101, p. 3-14.
  • Zhou, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2012, Caliche crusts: Microbially induced sedimentary structures on siliceous substrates: in Microbial Mats in Siliciclastic Depositional Systems Through Time, SEPM Spec. Publ. # 101, p. 191-198.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2013, Porosity in bacterially induced carbonates: Focus on microspores: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Bulletin, v. 97, p. 2103-2011.
  • Guo, X., and Chafetz, H.S., 2014, Trends in 18O and 13C values in lacustrine tufa mounds: Paleohydrology of Searles Lake, California: Sedimentology, v. 61, p. 221-237.
  • Barth, J.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 2015, Cool water geyser travertine: Crystal Geyser, Utah, U.S.A., Sedimentology, v. 62, p. 607-620.
  • Villareal, N.M., Chafetz, H.S., and Meredith, J., 2015, The Diagenesis of shell middens along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Florida: Journal of Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 4, p. 29-42.
  • Chen, Y., Chafetz, H.S., Andreasen, R., and Lapen, T.J., 2016, Silicon isotope compositions of euhedral authigenic quartz crystals: Implications for abiotic fractionation at surface temperatures: Chemical Geology, v. 423, p. 61-73.
  • Priewisch, A., Crossey, L.J., Karlstrom, K.E., Chafetz, H.S., and Cook, M.A., 2016, Geochronology and geochemical analysis of Quaternary travertine deposits at the Belen quarries of Mesa Aparejo, NM: Evaluation of travertine facies for paleohydrology and paleoenvironmental studies: New Mexcio Geological Society Guidebook, 67th Field Conference, p. 405-418.
  • Chen, Y., Lapen, T.J.. and Chafetz, H.S., 2016, Accurate and precise silicon isotope analysis of sulfur- and iron-rich samples by MC-ICP-MS: Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. p. 1-9, Doi: 10.1111/ggr.12158
  • Cook, M., and Chafetz, H.S., 2017, Sloping fan Travertines, Belen, New Mexico, USA: Sedimentary Geology, v. 352, p. 30- 44.

Papers In Press

Papers Under Review

Abstracts

  • Chafetz, H.S., 1972, Morphological evolution of Cambrian algal mounds, Texas, with changing depositional environment (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol., Bull., 56:608.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1973, Paragenesis of the Morgan Creek Limestone, Upper Cambrian of central Texas (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 5:3:251.
  • Kramer, F., and Chafetz, H.S., 1973, Diagenesis of unconsolidated sediments from the Persian Gulf (abst.): Texas Academy of Science, Houston.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1976, Depositional environment and diagenesis of carbonate lenses in the Lion Mountain Sandstone, Riley Formation (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 8:1:12-13.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and King, D.T., 1976, Depositional environments of the Cambrian System of central Texas (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 8:1:13.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1976, Beartooth Sandstone, an Upper Cretaceous deltaic deposit, Silver City Range, southwestern New Mexico (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 8:15:574.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1977, Textures and structures exhibited by carbonate cave deposits, Edwards Formation, Travis County, Texas (abst.): Texas Academy of Science, Waco.
  • Kocurek, G., and Chafetz, H.S., 1977, Environment of deposition of the Percha Shale, southwestern New Mexico (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 9:1:30-31.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Butler, J.C., 1977, Petrology of recent pisolites, Edwards Formation, Cretaceous of central Texas (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs 9:7:924.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1978, Carbonate nodules cemented by length-fast and length-slow fascicular-optic, radiaxial, and planar cross-twin lamellae sparry calcite (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 10:7:378.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Butler, J.C., 1979, Single crystals of calcite exhibiting radial and concentric structure: Spherulites after Microcodium (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 11:7:400.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Kocurek, G., 1980, Genesis of inverse graded beds by beach cusp migration (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 12:7:400.
  • Folk, R.L., and Chafetz, H.S., 1980, Quaternary travertine of Tivoli (Roma), Italy: Bacterially constructed carbonate rock (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 12:7:428.
  • Geno, K.R., and Chafetz, H.S., 1980, Recent fluvial ooids and pisolites in central Texas (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 12:7:433.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Meredith, J.C., and Kocurek, Gary, 1981, Regressive sedimentological patterns, Upper Cambrian Bliss Sandstone, Silver City Range, southwestern New Mexico (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 13:7:425.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Geeslin, J.H., 1982, Ordovician Aleman ribbon cherts and dolomite: Silicification prior to carbonate lithification (abst.): 11th Internat. Cong. Sedimentology, I.A.S. Abstracts of papers, p. 11.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Folk, R.L., 1982, Travertine: Significance of bacterially precipitated calcite, constituent morphology, and depositional environments (abst.): 11th Internat. Cong. Sedimentology, I.A.S. Abstracts of papers, p. 156.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Wilkinson, B.H., 1983, Freshwater carbonate cements (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol., Bull., 67:438.
  • Folk, R.L., and Chafetz, H.S., 1983, Diagenetic calcite varieties from travertines of central Italy (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol., Bull., 67:461.
  • Love, K.M., and Chafetz, H.S., 1984, The effects of freshwater diagenesis on laminated travertine crusts, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 16:578-579.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and McIntosh, A.G., 1984, Deposition and diagenesis of recent carbonate sediments from the Arabian Gulf (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 16:467.
  • Love, K.M., and Chafetz, H.S., 1985, Morphological variations of calcite crystals in waterfall travertine deposits, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol., Bull., 69:281.
  • Bruno, L., and Chafetz, H.S., 1985, Cable Canyon Sandstone: A paleo-sand wave field, Ordovician of southern New Mexico (abst.): S.E.P.M. Annual Meetings, Abstracts, 2:14-15.
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1985, Early dolomitization of marine carbonates in the Lueders Formation (Lower Permian), Baylor County, Texas (abst.): S.E.P.M. Annual Meetings, Abstracts, 2:15.
  • Love, K.M., Chafetz, H.S., Bruno, L., and Buczynski, C., 1985, Bay margin sand distribution in Christmas Bay and West Bay, upper Texas coast: A predictive tool for sediment distribution in microtidal lagoons (abst.): Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Soc.-S.E.P.M. Trans.
  • Chafetz, H. S., 1985, Peloids: A bacterially induced origin (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 17:451-452.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Rush, P.F., and Schoderbek, D., 1987, Black stromatolites of Pennsylvanian age: An ancient analogue to the Mn-rich sub-recent stromatolites from the Dead Sea (abst.): S.E.P.M. Annual Meeting, Abstracts, 4:15.
  • Rush, P.F., and Chafetz, H.S., 1988, Diagenetically altered stable isotope values from petrographically pristine brachiopods: Lower Devonian Helderberg Group, New York State (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 72:243.
  • Graber, K., and Chafetz, H.S., 1988, Barite and phosphate deposits within the Devonian Slaven Chert: Accumulation in an oxygen minimum zone (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 72:191.
  • Rush, P.F., and Chafetz, H.S., 1988, HMC precursor mineral for stromatopoids: Evidence from diagenetic fabrics in Lower Devonian Helderberg Group, New York State (abst.): S.E.P.M. Annual Meetings, Abstracts, 5:47.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Rush, P.F., and Schoderbek, D.A., 1988, Occult aragonitic fabrics and structures within the black stromatolites of the Panther Seep Formation, San Andres Mountains, New Mexico (abst.): S.E.P.M. Annual Meetings, Abstracts, 5:10.
  • Srdoc, D., Chafetz, H.S., and Utech, N., 1988, Radiocarbon dating of Travertine deposits, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma (abst.): 13th Intern. Radiocarbon Conf., Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, p. 174.
  • Rush, P., Chafetz, H.S., and Utech, N., 1989, Petrographic and chemical characteristics of altered LMC from a submarine artesian aquifer extending for 10km beneath the Arabian Gulf (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 73:408.
  • Graber, K.K., and Chafetz, H.S., 1989, Barite nodules in bedded barite within the phosphatic Devonian Slaven Chert, Toquima Range, central Nevada (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 73:358
  • Chafetz, H.S., Rush, P.F., and Utech, N.M., 1989, Carbonate precipitation from moderately to extremely supersaturated waters: An example of the significance of microenvironmental parameters (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 73:342.
  • Utech, N.M., and Chafetz, H.S., 1989, Geochemical and petrographic analysis of travertine precipitating waters and travertine deposits, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma (abst.): Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., 73:421.
  • Fitzmaurice, S.P., and Chafetz, H.S., 1989, Petrology of non-marine carbonate deposits, Palm Park Formation (Eocene), Caballos Mountains, New Mexico (abst.): Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 5:78
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1989, Bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate from algal tidal flats: Internat. Stromatolite Field Conf., Austin, Texas, 1989, p. 44.
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1990, Habit of bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate and the influence of medium viscosity on mineralogy: 13th Internat. Sedimentological Congress, Nottingham, England, p.81-82.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Srdoc, D., and Horvatincic, N., 1990, Pervasive sparmiciritization of waterfall and barrier travertines, Plitvice National Park, Croatia, Yugoslavia: 13th Internat. Sedimentological Congress, Aug. 1990, England, p. 82.
  • Buczynski, C., and Chafetz, H.S., 1990, Habit of bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate: Examples from laboratory experiments and recent sediments: Internat. Carbonate Microfabrics Symposium, College Station, Texas, p. 20.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Utech, Nancy M., and Fitzmaurce, S.P., 1990, Contrasting stable isotopic signatures of seasonal laminae comprising travertine stromatolites: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, 22:7, p. 87-88.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Buczynski, C., 1991, Bacterially induced preciptates of calcium carbonate: "The Inorganic-Organic Interface - Geological, Chemical and Biological Potential", Loch Lomond, Scotland.
  • Horvatincic, H., Srdoc, D., Pezdic, J., Chafetz, H.S., Sliepcevic, A., and Krajcar Bronic, I., 1991, Determining the origin of geothermal waters in northwestern Yugoslavia by isotopic methods: 14th Internat. Radiocarbon Conf., Tucson, Arizona.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Rush, P.F., 1991, Thick, diagenetically altered sabkha-type Pleistocene dolomite from the Arabian Gulf: Dolomieu Conference on Carbonate Platforms and Dolomitization, The Dolomites, Italy, p. 48-49.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Buczynski, C., 1991, Bacterially induced lithification of cyanobacterial mats into stromatolites: Laboratory and field evidence: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, v. 23, p. A228.
  • Chafetz, H.S. 1992, Bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate: laboratory, modern accumulations, and the rock record: British Sedimentological Research Group, The Geological Society, London, England, p. 11.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Rush, P.F., 1993, Multistage diagenesis of a Pleistocene limestone from the Arabian Gulf: American Association Petroleum Geologists, p. 83.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1993, Bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate and lithification of microbial mats: invited, Symposium on "Stabilization of sediments by microbial mats" Oldenburg, Germany, p. 9-10.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1993, Ambient and hot water travertines: Constituents and geochemistry: invited, 3rd Internat. Geomorphology Conf., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, p. 119.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1994, Bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate: habit and mineralogy: in, Sasowsky, I.D., and Palmer, M.V., eds., Breakthroughs in karst geomicrobiology and redox geochemistry, Spec. Publ. 1, Karst Waters Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado, p. 9-10.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1994, Bacterial shrubs - modern forms of Epiphyton & Renalcis?Death Valley International Stromatolite Symposium, Abstracts, p. 18-19.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Tetzlaff, A.A., 1995, Stable isotope record of multiple sea-level oscillations in Pleistocene dolomite, Arabian Gulf: 1st SEPM Congress Sedimentary Geology, p. 37-38.
  • Schwehr, K., Lawrence, J.R., Chafetz, H.S., and Sheldon, W.R., 1996, Changes in the amount of tropical rainfall due to ENSO events during the last few centuries from oxygen isotopic analysis of selected Soda Straw Cave deposits: Abstracts with programs, Geological Society of America, v. 28, #1, p. 62.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Reid, A., 1996, Syndepositional, shallow water precipitation of glauconite: The present is not the key to the past: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, v. 28, No. 7, p. A 275.
  • Allen, C.C., Thomas-Keprta, K.L., McKay, D.S., and Chafetz, H.S., 1997, Nanobacteria in carbonates: Lunar and Planetary Science XXVIII Conference, p. 29-30.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Akdim, B., Julia, R., and Reid, A., 1997, Bacterially (and nanobacterially) induced Mn-rich shrubs in travertines: CSPG-SEPM 1997 Joint Convention, Program with Abstracts, p. 59.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1997, Microbial induced precipitation in continental environments: Travertines: keynote address @ “Microbial mediation in carbonate diagenesis” workshop, International Sedimentological Congress, Chichilianne, France, p. 19-20.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 1998, Pleistocene sabkha dolomites from the Arabian Gulf: Bacterially induced precipitates. Abstracts, 15th International Sedimentological Congress, Alicante, Spain, p. 248.
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 1999, Preservation of microbes in geyserite and siliceous sinter: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (abst.); 30th Lunar & Planetary Science Conf., L.P.I., abstract on CD (no hard copy).
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 1999, Biologic constituents in siliceous sinter and geyserite: Cistern Spring and Pork Chop Geyser, Norris Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (abst): A.A.P.G.-S.E.P.M., v. 8, p. A51.
  • Westall, F., de Wit, M.J., Walsh, M.M., Folk, R.L., and Chafetz, H.S., 1999, An Early Archean organic carbon-rich microbialite (3.3-3.4 GA) from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa; 12th International Conf. of the International Society for the Study of Origin of Life, San Diego, July 1999.
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  • Guidry, S.A., Chafetz, H.S., and Morris, P.A., 1999, Microbial preservation in hotspring siliceous sinter: Cistern Spring, Pork Chop Geyser, and cores, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with Programs, v.31, # 7, p. A-322.
  • Allen, C.C., Albert, F.G., Combie, J., Chafetz, H.S., Graham, C.R., Kivett, S.J., McKay, D.S., Steele, A., Westall, F., and Taunton, A.E., 1999, Physical biomarkers in carbonate thermal springs: Implications for Mars exploration: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with Programs, v.31, # 7, p. A-379.
  • Guidry, S.A., Chafetz, H.S., Steele, A., and Toporski, J.K.W., 2000, A preliminary TOF-SIMS assessment of preservation potential of organic biomarkers in modern siliceous sinter and core, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: 31st LPSC Program, p. 93, abst. # 1100.
  • Allen, C.C., Albert, F.G., Chafetz, H.S., Combie, J., Graham, Kieft, T., C.R., Kivett, S.J., McKay, D.S., Steele, A., Taunton, A.E., Taylor, M., Thomas-Keprta, K., and Westall, F., 2000, The search for signs of ancient Martian microbes: Physical biomarkers in carbonate thermal springs: 31st LPSC Program, p. 82, abst # 1257.
  • Wu, Y., and Chafetz, H.S., 2000, Fractionation of 13C values between the carbonate and mud-mounds and the coeval adjacent limestone: Evidence of microbes (?):31st LPSC Program, p. 93, abst. # 1106
  • Westall, F., Steele, A., Toporski, J., Walsh, M., Allen, C., Guidry, S., McKay, D., Gibson, E., and Chafetz, H.S., 2000, A 3.8 b.y. history of bacterial biofilms and their significance in the search for extraterrestrial life: 31st LPSC Program, p. 82.
  • Westall, F., Steele, A., Toporski, J., Walsh, M.M., Allen, C.C., Guidry, S., McKay, D. S., Gibson, E.K., and Chafetz, H.S., 2000, Biofilms: A robust biomarker, 1st Astrobiology Science Conference, NASA, Ames Research Center, p. 279.
  • Allen, C, Albert, F., Chafetz, H., Combie, J., Graham, C, Kieft, T., Kivett, S., McKay, D., Steele, A., Taunton, A., Taylor, M., Thomas-Keprta, K., Westall, K., 2000, Searching for signs of ancient Martian microbes: Physical biomarkers in carbonate thermal springs: 1st Astrobiology Science Conference, NASA, Ames Research Center, p. 259.
  • Guidry, S.A., Chafetz, H.S., Steele, A., and Toporski, J.K.W., 2000, Preservation of microboes in Yellowstone hotsprings: Integrating morphological and organic biomarkers, 1st Astrobiology Science Conference, NASA, Ames Research Center, p. 368.
  • Wu, Y., and Chafetz, H.S., 2000, Distinctive geochemistry of the carbonate mud-mounds in the Alamogordo Member, Lower Mississippian Lake Valley Formation, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, SEPM-IAS Permo-Carboniferous Carbonate Platforms and Reefs Research Conference, El Paso, Texas, May, 2000
  • Guidry, S.A., Chafetz, H.S., 2000, Microbial fossilization in silicieous hotspring environments: An evaluation of morphologic and biochemical preservation: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, v. 32, p. A19-0.
  • Wu, Y., and Chafetz, H.S., 2000, Stable isotopic signature of Alamogordo Member limestones, Mississippian Lake Valley Formation, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, v. 32, p. A278.
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 2001, Geometries and Facies Distributions in Yellowstone's Siliceous Hotsprings: Implications for Martian Exploration: 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1083.
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., and Westall, F., 2001, Microfabrics in Siliceous Hotsprings: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1082.
  • Taylor, P., and Chafetz, H.S., 2001, Floating rafts of calcite crystals in cave pools, central Texas: Crystal habit vs. saturation state: Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, v. 33, A.
  • Cirilo, L., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Transgressive Estuarine Fill of an Incised Paleovalley, Upper Mississippian Chesterian Series, Shuck Field Area, Seward County, Kansas: A.A.P.G.-S.E.P.M., Houston, Texas, v. 11, p. A 32.
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Siliceous Cements: Geochemical Constraints on the Precipitation Process: A.A.P.G.-S.E.P.M., Houston, Texas, v. 11, p. A 68.
  • Taylor, P., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Stable isotopic variability in travertine-depositing streams: Implications for paleoclimate interpretations: A.A.P.G.-S.E.P.M., Houston, Texas, v. 11, p. A 174.
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Petrography and stable isotopic trend associated with Mammoth Hot Spring travertine, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: 33nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1149.
  • Chafetz, H.S., and Guidry, S.A., 2002, Hot springs: poor sites to seek relict organic matter: 34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly (Comm. on Space Research), abstract COSPAR02-A-02185
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Modern siliceous hot spring precipitates: Possible analogs for ancient cherts : Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, v. 34, p. 553.
  • Taylor, P.M., Chafetz, H.S, and Guidry, S.A., 2002, Oxygen isotope values of modern spelean carbonates and source waters: Non-equilibrium deposition is status quo, Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, v. 34, p. 162.
  • Taylor, P., and Chafetz, H.S., 2002, Petrology and geochemistry of calcite precipitates and water from surface and spelean environments, central Texas: Analogs for non-marine carbonate cements: Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Soc.-S.E.P.M. Trans.
  • Guidry, S.A., and Chafetz, H.S., 2003, Siliceous shrubs in Yellowstone’s hot springs: Implication for exobiological investigations, 34th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1091.
  • Chafetz, H.S. and Guidry, S.A., 2003, Deposition and diagenesis of Mammoth Hot Spring travertine accumulation, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A., Bathurst Conference, Durham England.
  • Chafetz, H.S., Folk, R.L., and Milliken, K.L., 2004, Carbonate and Mn- and Fe-rich hot spring deposits, Belen (New Mexico, USA), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, USA), and northeastern Morocco; 32nd Internat. Geol. Congr. 8/04 Florence, Italy (abstract published, presentation not given due to family health problems).
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2004, Keynote address for travertine symposium: Travertines, biotic and abiotic precipitates. 32nd Internat. Geol. Congr. 8/04 Florence, Italy (presentation not given due to family health problems).
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2004, Bacterially induced precipitates in hot spring settings, Geol. Soc. Amer., Abstracts with programs, p. 137.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2005, Microbially induced precipitates: Examples from CO3-, Si-, Mn-, and Fe-rich deposits, 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract # 1084.
  • Long, Ma, and Chafetz, H.S., 2006, Microbially mediated dolomite associated with the oil shales of the lacustrine Green River Formation, Green River, Uinta, And Piceance Creek Basins, A.A.P.G.-S.E.P.M., Houston, Texas, v.
  • Petrovic, A., Khan, S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2006,Finding hydrocarbon-induced alterations in Lisbon Valley, Utah: hyperspectral remote sensing and geochemical studies, A.A.P.G.-S.E.P.M., Houston, Texas, v.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2006, Recognition of bacterially induced mineral precipitates: Examples from carbonate, silicate, and Mn- and Fe-rich deposits, 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract # 1844.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2006, Permian age aragonite cements in the tepees of the Guadalupe Mountains, West Texas & New Mexico: Geological Society of America, Abstracts. with Program. p. 89.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2007, Bacterially induced Mn-oxides: Mn+4 a biosignature: 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #1365
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2007, Recognition of Biotically Induced Precipitates and a Proposed Geochemical Biosignature: A.A.P.G.-S.E.P.M., Abstract volume p. 23.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2007, Microbial structures in siliciclastic: An indicator of depositional environment: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program. v. 39, no. 3, p.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2007, Hot spring deposits: Proximate biotic and abioitic precipitates: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program. 11-6, p. 140.
  • Guo, X., and Chafetz, H.S., 2007, Tufa mounds, Searles Lake, California: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program. 11-7, p. 140.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2007, Microbial mat induced sedimentary structures: A comparison between siliciclastic and carbonate depositional settings: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program. 235-24, p. 253.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, Microbial mat induced sedimentary structures (MMISS): An indicator of topography: Houston Geological Society Bulletin, extended abstract: v. 50, #5, pgs. 30, 35 and 37.
  • Bose, S. and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, A quantitative approach to define the potential of Microbial Mat Induced Sedimentary Structures as an indicator of depositional setting: American Association of Petroleum Geology, Abst # 90078.
  • Zhou, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, The genesis of Late Quaternary caliche nodules in Mission Bay, Texas: Faithfulness of stable isotopic compositions of caliches for paleoclimates: American Association of Petroleum Geology, Abst # 90078.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, Microbially induced carbonate precipitation within the siliciclastic tidal flats on Follets Island, northeast Texas Gulf Coast: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 215-4.
  • Casillas, M.B., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, From pristine to diagenetically altered skeletal material: Examples from the south Texas Gulf Coast: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 304-5.
  • Strasen, J.S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, Rare carbonate eolianites in the Middle Jurassic Lower Sundance Formation, bighorn Basin, north-central Wyoming: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 124-10.
  • Taylor, P., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, Oxygen and carbon isotope values of modern spelean carbonates and source waters: Is non-equilibrium deposition is status quo: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 166-8.
  • Zhou, J, and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, The characteristic and origins of biogenic caliches in Texas: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 57-1.
  • Zhou, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2008, Stable isotope compositions of caliches in Texas and their paleoenvironmental implications: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 299-17.
  • Zhou, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2009, Revisit of caliche profile classification: Case studies from Texas: American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Petrovic, A., Kahn, S.D., Chafetz, H.S., Dupre, W., 2009, Geochemical and sedimentological analyses of altered Wingate Sandstone and its possible relationship with leaking hydrocarbons in Lisbon Valley, Utah: American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S. 2010, Subtle topographic variations detecctyed by measurable changes in MISS (microbially induced sedimentary structures): SEPM Field Conference 2010, Microbial mats in siliciclastic sediments from the Archean to Today, Denver, May, 2010.
  • Bose, S., and Chafetz, H.S. 2010, Topographic control on distribution of Microbially Induced Sedimentary Structures (MISS) in siliciclastic and carbonate tidal flats: SEPM Field Conference 2010, Microbial mats in siliciclastic sediments from the Archean to Today, Denver, May, 2010.
  • Guo, X., and Chafetz, H.S., 2011, Tufa facies and their stable isotope record of lake paleohydrological changes, Searles Lake, California: American Association of Petroleum Geology, 19E.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2011, Bacterial shrubs and ray crystal deposits: TOTAL workshop on lacustrine and travertine deposits, Pao, France.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2011, Bacterially induced precipitates of minerals, Boise, Idaho, Karst Waters Institute conference: Carbonate Geochemistry: Reactions and processes in aquifers and reservoirs.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2012, Bacterially induced spherulites: Examples from Hot Springs, Cold Springs, and Pedogenic environments: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Long Beach, Calif., April, 2012.
  • Krimmel, J.S., and Chafetz, H.S., 2012, The role of sulphate-reducing bacteria and unconsolidated organic matter in the formation of primary dolomite: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Long Beach, Calif., April, 2012.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2012, Travertine: Macro- and micro-porosity: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Hedberg Conference, Houston, Texas, June, 2012.
  • Owens, J., and Chafetz, H.S., 2012, Paleoenvironments and petrology: Virgelle Member, Eagle Formation of the Elk Basin (Wyoming and Montana). Rocky Mountain Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2013, Spherulites of bacterial origin: hot spring, cold spring, caliche, lacustrine, stromatolites, and reefs. Microbial Days conference, Pau, France, Feb. 2013.
  • Cook, M., and Chafetz, H.S., 2014, Transitional terraced mound to sloping mound facies relationships of a Quaternary travertine quarry in Belen, New Mexico: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston, Texas, April, 2014.
  • Chen, X., Chafetz, H.S., Lapen, T., Andreasen, R., Petrologic and geochemical constrains on the origin of Authigenic euhedral quartz crystals in Edwards Formation, central Texas: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston, Texas, April, 2014.
  • Chen, X., T.J. Lapen, R. Andreasen, M. Righter, A.J Irving, and H.S. Chafetz, 2016, Silicon isotope composition of ungrouped Achondrite, northwest Africa 7325. the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract
  • Chen, X., T.J. Lapen, R. Andreasen, and H.S. Chafetz, 2016, Silicon isotope analysis in sulfur and iron-rich samples by MC-ICP-MS., the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract.
  • Priewisch, A., Crossey, L.J., Karlstrom, K.E., Chafetz, H.S., and Cook, M.A., 2016, Geochronology and geochemical analysis of Quaternary travertine deposits at the Belen quarries of Mesa Aparejo, NM: Evaluation of travertine facies for paleohydrology and paleoenvironmental studies: New Mexcio Geological Society Guidebook, 67th Field Conference, p. 405-418.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2017, Pre-Salt Spherulites: Bacterially induced initiation of precipitation. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston, April, 2017.
  • Chafetz, H.S., 2017, Travertines associated with mantle derived fluids and gases. Goldschmidt Conference, Paris, August, 2017.

Graduate Dissertations and Theses Previously Supervised/Advisor's Alumnae Locator

Completed Theses Supervised

  • Taber, Edward C., 1971, Clay diagenesis and Holocene sediments of Galveston Bay and adjacent continental shelf, 74p.
  • Ladle, Garth Harrison, 1972, The sedimentary petrography and sedimentation of the Deadwood Formation in the Black Hills, South Dakota, 179p.
  • Piety, William Duncan, 1972, Surface sediment facies and physiography of a recent tidal delta, Brown Cedar Cut, central Texas coast, 208p.
  • Baker, Ben A., 1975, Stratigraphy and depositional environments of Lower Pliocene strata from the Ventura Avenue Field, California, 123p.
  • Vance, George Finger, 1976, Holocene sediments of Mission Bay, Texas 112p.
  • Robinson, Bob Russell, 1976, Stratigraphy and environment of deposition of member 9 of the Rawls Formation, Persidio County, Texas, 151p.
  • King, David T., 1976, Stratigraphy an petrology of the upper part of the Riley Formation, Upper Cambrian of central Texas, 263p.
  • Creger, Robert Bruce, 1977, Stratigraphic analysis of the New Bielau - 7500 foot Wilcox Field, western Colorado Country, Texas, 190p.
  • Kocurek, Gary, 1977, Petrology and environment of deposition of the Percha Formation, Upper Devonian, southwestern New Mexico, 137p.
  • Dean, Johnny R., 1977, Recent sedimentary environments and diagenesis of marine carbonates from the Persian Gulf, 102p.
  • Robinson, Barbara Spense, 1978, Stratigraphy and petrography of the Persidio Formation, Persidio County, Texas, 118p.
  • Adedokun, Oluwatele A., 1979, Genesis and environmental analysis of reservoir sands of Ossu-Izombe oil field of the Niger Delta, 208p.
  • Geno, Kirk R., 1980, Coated Grains in recent fluvial carbonate sediments of central Texas, 126p.
  • Geeslin, Jill H., 1980, The cherty Aleman dolomite Member of the Montoya Formation, 144p.
  • Meredith, John C., 1980, Diagenesis of Holocene-Pleistocene(?) travertine deposits: Fall Creek, Bonneville County, and Fritz Creek, Clark County, Idaho, 263p.
  • Herlinger, David L., 1981, Petrology and petrogenesis of the Fall Creek travertines, Bonneville County, Idaho, 172p.
  • Myers, Keith, 1983, Petrology and depositional environments of the Lake Valley Formation, lower Mississippian, southwestern New Mexico, 166p.
  • McIntosh, Allene G., 1983, The depositional environments and diagenesis of sediments from the Arabian Gulf, 209p.
  • Buczynski, Chris, 1985, The sedimentology and diagenesis of the Lueders Formation (Permian) of Baylor County, Texas, 227p.
  • Love, Karen M., 1985, Petrology of Quaternary travertine deposits of the Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, 240p.
  • Bruno, Lawrence, 1987, Depositional environments and diagenesis of the Cable Canyon Sandstone and Upham Dolomite, Ordovician of southern New Mexico, 278p.
  • Graber, Karen K., 1988, Stratigraphy and petrography of bedded barite in phosphatic Devonian Slaven Chert, Toquima Range, Nye County, central Nevada, 321p.
  • Utech, Nancy M., 1988, Geochemical and petrographic analyses of travertine precipitating waters and associated travertine deposits, Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma, 367p.
  • Baerenwald, Paul D., 1989, Marginal sediment distribution in a microtidal lagoon: East Matagorda Bay, Texas, 157p.
  • Stevens, Gregory A., 1990, The petrography, diagenesis, and depositional environment of carbonate mud mounds of the Strawn Formation (Pennsylvanian), Northwest Shelf of the Permian Basin, southeastern New Mexico, 154p.
  • Pollard, Nick B., 1990, Depositional environments, diagenesis, and regional paleogeography for the Upper Glen Rose "D" (Lower Cretaceous) interval, Leon and Houston Counties, Texas, 248p.
  • Pierce, Duane B., 1990, Petrography and provenance of siliciclastic sands from a carbonate environment, Arabian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, 216p.
  • Fitzmaurice, Sean P., 1990, The petrography, geochemistry, and depositional environments of travertines, Palm Park Formation (Eocene), Caballo Mountains, New Mexico, 316p.
  • Schoderbek, David A., 1991, Environments of deposition and patterns of cyclicity of Panther Seep Formation, San Andres Mountains, New Mexico, 319p.
  • Imerito-Tetzlaff, Alicia Angelica, 1995, Diagenesis in Quaternary carbonates offshore Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia, 250p.
  • Guidry, Sean, 1996, Diagenesis beneath paleosurfaces of exposure: three examples from the Paleozoic, 236p.
  • Jaynes, Russell Scott, 1997, A petrologic analyses of caliche within the central Texas region, 286p.
  • Zhang, Jilin, 1997, Isotopic and trace elemental analyses, and description of authigenic quartz for Pleistocene dolomite, Al Jubayl, Saudi Arabia, 247p.
  • Cirilo, Les, 2002, Transgressive estuarine fill of an incised paleovalley, Upper Mississippian Chesterian Series, Shuck Field area, Seward County, Kansas.
  • Wu, Zhoudan, 2006 The cementation of tepee structures in the Permian Reef Complex, western Texas and New Mexico: fluid source, 102 p.
  • Casillas, Megan Brock, 2009, Diagenesis of shell along central Padre Island, south Texas Gulf Coast.

Completed Plan II Research Supervised
Whaley, Kenneth R., 1981, Petrology of the Bliss Sandstone, New Mexico.

Completed Dissertation Supervised

  • Rush, Patrick F., 1989, Diagenesis of the Lower Devonian, Helderberg Group in New York State and the chemical alteration of petrographically pristine brachiopods, 321p.
  • Buczynski, Chris, 1990, Characteristics of bacterially induced precipitates of calcium carbonate from the laboratory, and from cyanobacterial mats of Baffin Bay, Texas, and Andros Island, Bahamas, 157p.
  • Kim, Kyou, 1998, Integrated analyses and interpretations of the early diagenetic records imprinted on the uplifted Pleistocene coral reef limestones, Bonaire, Netherland Antilles, 466p.
  • Yongqiang Wu, 2001, Petrography, geochemistry, and diagenesis of Mississippian carbonate mud-mounds inter-mound limestones from the Alamogordo Member of the Lake Valley Formation, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico, 158p.
  • Guidry, Sean A., 2001, Depositional and diagenetic facies in siliceous hotsprings: Examples from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A., 216p.
  • Long Ma, 2006, Origin of dolomites within the Eocene Green River Formation.
  • Strasen, James L., 2008, Depositional environments of the Middle Jurassic Lower Sundance Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, 289p.
  • Zhou, Jie, 2008, The characteristics and genesis of caliches in Texas and the controlling factors, 353p.
  • Bose, Sushanta, 2008, Microbially induced sedimentatry structures (MISS) in siliciclastic sediments, 168p.