compiled by Dennis Trombatore, revised 10/2010, 4/2011
For citations or access to articles on the geology of the Llano uplift, consult GeoRef , the Bibliography and Index of Geology and/or the Bibliography and Index of Texas Geology. GeoRef access is restricted to UT students, staff, and faculty.
Rob Reed's Granite Page has lots of information on the Llano Uplift, including a great color geologic map.
Virtual Landscapes of Texas (*VLT) . Many of the print resources below are also located in this historical, geological database. Look for *VLT next to citations below.
Bureau of Economic Geology, Texas.
Basement Rocks of Texas and Southeast New Mexico. 1956. *VLT
P.T. Flawn. University of Texas Publication 5605
QE 167 U558 no.5605
The Carboniferous Rocks of the Llano Region of Central Texas. 1943. *VLT
F.B. Plummer. University of Texas Publication 4329
QE 167 U558 no.4329 Geology Library
Edwards Group, Surface and Subsurface, Central Texas. 1972. *VLT
P.R. Rose. Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations 74
QE 167 T42 no.74 Geology Library
Enchanted Rock: A Natural and Human History. 2009
Lance Allred. Austin : University of Texas Press.
QH 105 T4 A45 2009
Evaluation of Water Resources in Bell, Burnet, Travis, Williamson and Parts of Adjacent Counties, Texas. 1991
Texas Water Development Board. Report 326
TD 224 T4 A333 no.326 Geology Library
The Geology of Texas, v.2: Structural and Economic Geology. 1934. *VLT
E.H. Sellards. University of Texas Bulletin 3401
QE 167 U558 no.3401 Geology Library
Precambrian rocks of the Southeastern Llano Region, Texas. 1979. *VLT
R.V. McGehee. Bureau of Economic Geology Geological Circular GC 79-3
TN 24 T4 T38 79-3 Geology Library
Soil Survey of Llano County, Texas. 2000
U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Cooperative Soil Survey.
S 591 A22 Texas Llano County 2000 Geology Library & PCL
Texas Granites. 1917
J.P. Nash. University of Texas bulletin no.1725.
QE 167 U558 NO.1725 Geology Library
Water Supply and Demand Assessment of Burnet County. 1992
Lower Colorado River Authority. Water and Wastewater Utilities Program
TC 424 T4 W3841 1992 Geology Library
Badu Feldspar Deposit, Llano County, Texas. 1947
G.W. Huseman, et al. U.S. Bur. Mines, Rept. Inv. 4102
TN 23 U43 no.4102 Geology Library
Building Stones of Central Texas. 1942. *VLT
V.E. Barnes. University of Texas Publication 4246
QE 167 U558 no.4246 Geology Library
Central Texas (Llano) Iron Deposits Llano and Mason Counties. 1947
A. M. Evans. U.S. Bur. Mines Rept. Inv. 4045
TN 23 U43 no.4045 Geology Library
Iron Ore in the Llano Region, Central Texas. 1949
V.E. Barnes. Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations 5
QE 167 T42 no.5 Geology Library
Phosphorite in Eastern Llano Uplift of Central Texas. 1954
V.E. Barnes. Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations 23
QE 167 T42 no.23 Geology Library
Utilization of Texas Serpentine. 1950
V.E. Barnes. University of Texas Publication 5020
QE 167 U558 no.5020 Geology Library
Cambrian Field Trip - Llano Area. 1954.
V. Barnes & W. Bell, San Angelo Geological Society 1954 Fieldtrip
QE 167 S26 1954 Geology Library
DNAG Centennial Field Guide, v.4. 1988.
Geological Society of America, South-Central Section
QE 77 C46 v.4 Geology Library
Dome Driver's Manual: a climber's guide to Enchanted Rock. 1990.
GV 199.422 T4 E53 1990 Geology Library, & PCL
Early and Late Paleozoic Conodont Faunas of the Llano Uplift Region, Central Texas -- Biostratigraphy, Systemic Boundary Relationships and Stratigraphic Importance. 1987.
Geological Society of America, South-Central Section
QE 899 E275 1987
Economic Geology of the Central Mineral Region of Texas. 1974
Southwestern Association of Student Geological Societies Spring 1974 Field Trip
TN 24 T4 T5 Geology Library
Enchanted Rock. LBJ School of Public Affairs. 1979. *VLT
Natural Area Survey no.14
QH 76.5 T4 N37 Geology Library, Public Affairs, & Life Sciences Libraries
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: a guide to the landforms. 1984. Petersen, J.F.
QE 462 G7 P47 1984 Geology Library
Field Excursion: Geology of Llano Region and Austin Area. 1963.
Bureau of Economic Geology Guidebook No.5 (see also B.E.G. Guidebook no.13 below)
QE 167 T4245 No.5 Geology Library
Fractures Caused by North-South Compression, Eastern Llano Uplift, Central Texas; a Field Guide. GCAGS Meeting Guidebook, Masbury, D., Hickerson,R., and Haenggi, W. 1994. *VLT
QE 79.5 G95 1994C Geology Library
Geologic Excursion of Central Texas: The Llano Uplift through the Austin Cretaceous
Southwestern Association of Student Geological Societies Spring 1978 Field Trip
QE 79.5 F534 1978 Spring Geology Library
Geologic Field Guide to the Llano Uplift and Surrounding Area. 1994. Wilson, M. H.. MA Thesis, Baylor.
QE 35 B38 1994 W55
Geology and Historical Mining, Llano Uplift Region, Central Texas. 2000. Caran, C., Helper, M., and Kyle, R.
Austin Geological Society Guidebook 20
QE 168 L572 G46 2000
Geology, Frontier History, and Selected Wineries of the Hill Country Appellation, Central Texas. 1999. Rose, Peter R. and C.M. Woodruff. Austin Geological Society Guidebook 25. *VLT
QE 168 H55 R67 1999
Geology of Central Texas West and Northwest of San Antonio. 1982.
Southwestern Association of Student Geological Societies fall 1982 field trip.
QE 79.5 F534 1982 Fall Geology Library
Geology of the Austin-Llano Area, Central Texas. 1966
Corpus Christi Geological Society. (Supplement to B.E.G. Guidebook 5 above)
QE 168 C7 C677 1966 Geology Library
Geology of the Llano Region and Austin Area Field Excursion. 1972. *VLT
Bureau of Economic Geology Guidebook no.13 (based on 1971 Shreveport guidebook below / updates B.E.G. Guidebook 5 above)
QE 167 T4245 no.13 Geology Library
Geology of the Llano Region and Austin Area, Texas. 1971
Shreveport Geological Society 1971 guidebook
QE 118 G853 1971 25th Geology Library
Geology of the Llano Region, Central Texas. 1980
West Texas Geological Society, Publication 80-73.
QE 167 W4486 no.80-73 Geology Library
Geology of the Llano Uplift Central Texas and Geological Features of the Uvalde Area. 1982
Corpus Christi Geological Society 1982 fieldtrip guidebook
QE 168 C7 C677 1982 Geology Library
Geology of the Precambrian Rocks of the Llano uplift, Central Texas: field trip notes. 1984.
Austin Geological Society Guidebook no.5
QE 655 G37 1984 Geology Library
Geomorphic features of Pedernales Falls State Park and Enchanted Rock, Central Texas. 1976
Sigma Gamma Epsilon Fall 1976 Guidebook, V. Baker & E. Kastning, Leaders.
GB 428 T4 B321 Geology Library
Geomorphology, Quaternary Stratigraphy, and Paleoecology of Central Texas. 1989
Friends of the Pleistocene South Central Cell, 7th annual meeting guidebook
GB 428 T4 G466 1989
Groundwater, Granite and Gypsum - Economic Geology of the Fredericksburg Area, Central Texas. 1993
Austin Geological Society Guidebook no.15
TN 24 T4 G768 1993 Geology Library
Guide to the Precambrian Geology of the Eastern Llano Uplift. 1995
12th International Basement Tectonics Symposium Fieldtrip Guide
QE 653 G8397 1995 Geology Library
Guide to the Precambrian Geology of the Eastern Llano Uplift. 1996
30th Annual South-Central GSA Meeting Fieldtrip Guide (essentially the same as above)
QE 653 G8398 1996 Geology Library
Llano Uplift and Hill Country : a Geologic Excursion into Central Texas... Guidebook, Sesquicentennial Geologic Field Trip. 1985.
QE 168 C46 W662 1985 Geology Library
Origin of the Precambrian Granites and Associated Metamorphic Rocks of the Llano Uplift, Texas. 1986.
Geological Society of America, 1986 field trip no.13
QE 77 G46 1986 1986 Field trip no.13 Geology Library
Paleozoic Buildups and Associated Facies, Llano Uplift, Central Texas. 1987.
Austin Geological Society Guidebook no.10
QE 654 R869 1987 Geology Library
Tectonic History of Southern Laurentia: A Look at Mesoproterozoic, Late Paleozoic, and Cenozoic Structures in Central Texas. 2004
Austin Geological Society Guidebook no. 24
QE 606.5 T4 T43 2004 Geology Library
Volcanic Rocks of the Balcones Igneous Province Texas Fieldtrip Guide. 2005.
Geological Society of America South Central Section Meeting Fieldtrip
QE 461 G467 2005 Geology Library
Wineries, Geology and Frontier History of the Llano Uplift, Central Texas. 1992.
Soc. of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, Austin Chapter. Guidebook
QE 168 L779 R67 1992 Geology Library
Geologic Atlas of Texas: 1:250,000 . Texas Water Development Board.
Austin Sheet, 1981 (rev.)
Llano Sheet, 1981
* Geology Library, Tobin Map Room (filing cabinets, west wall)
Geologic Quadrangle Maps: (most at 1:24,000)
GQ41 Kingsland Quad,1976
GQ43 Click Quad, 1978
GQ44 Dunman Mtn. Quad, 1978
GQ45 Cap Mtn. Quad, 1978
GQ46 Howell Mtn. Quad, 1978
GQ47 Round Mtn. Quad,1978
GQ48 Marble Falls Quad,1982
GQ52 Purdy Hill Quad,1982
SEE ALSO: GQ1-20, 25, 27, 29, 31 for related quads in Gillespie & Blanco Counties mapped by V.E. Barnes prior to 1967.
* Geology Library, Tobin Map Room (filing cabinets, west wall)
UT Austin geosciences graduate works are shelved by author's last name in the Theses and Dissertations section of the Walter Geology Library. Non-UT theses and dissrtations are shelved in the stacks by call number.
Cap Mountain limestone member of the Riley formation, Upper Cambrian, in south-central Mason County and northeast Llano County, Texas. 2004. Cynthia Kay Crain. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 168 M37 C735 2004
Deformation and metamorphism of the Red Mountain area, Llano County, Texas. 1985. Karen Eileen Carter. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1985 C245
Deformation and metamorphism of the Rough Ridge Formation, Llano County, Texas. 1984. Mary Karen Nelis. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1984 N322
Deformational History of the Valley Spring Domain of the Northeastern Llano Uplift, Devil's Waterhole, Inks Lake State Park, Burnet County, Texas. 2000. April Michele Hoh. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 2000 H68
Delineation of a Mesoproterozoic magmatic arc in Llano Uplift, central Texas : evidence from Nd isotopes. 1987. Christopher Peter Whitefield. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1997 W586
Eclogite Remnants in Purdy Hill Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas : P- T Implications for the Llano Uplift. 1987. Amy Wilkerson. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1987 W652
Emplacement and Deformation of Late Syn-Orogenic, Grenville-Age Granites in the Llano Uplift, Central Uplift. 1999. Robert Mark Reed. PhD, UT Austin.
DISS 1999 R251
Enchanted Rock Pluton, Llano and Gillespie Counties, Texas. 1953. Robert M. Hutchinson. PhD, UT Austin.
DISS 1953 H974
Evaluation of the pressure dependence of rare-earth-element concentrations in garnets from the Llano Uplift. 2003. Lane, Edward David. MS, UT Austin.
THESIS 2003 L241
Evaluation of quartz-inclusion barometry by laser Raman microspectrometry : a case study from the Llano Uplift of central Texas. 2010. Emily Allen McDowell. MS, UT Austin.
THESIS 2010 M1482
Garnetiferous Metagabbro Near Babyhead, Llano County, Texas. 1970. Michael Andrew Jordon. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1970 J765
Geochemistry and Metamorphic History of the Whitt Metagabbro, Llano County, Texas. 1977. Marianne Grey Moseley. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1977 M852
Geologic Field Guide to the Llano Uplift and Surrounding Area. 1994. Michelle Hollon Wilson. MA, Baylor University.
QE 35 B38 1994 W55
Geological and geochemical studies of the Rode Ranch pegmatite area, Llano County, Texas. 1965. Michael Lee Wood. MS, Texas Christian University.
QE 462 P4 W66 1965A
Geology and Fracture Patterns of North-Central Burnet County, Texas. 1967. Richard H. Groshong. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1967 G912
Geology of the Goldmine Creek Area, Llano County, Texas. 1971. Arla Jo Payne Anderton. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1971 AN25
Geology of the Green Mountain Area, Llano County, Texas. 1960. Jay Earl Anderson. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1960 AN235
Geology of the Honey Creek Area, Llano County, Texas. 1962. Donald Neal Blount. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1962 B623
Geology of the Middle Proterozoic, stratiform, manganese, barium and small-iron mineralizations, Llano Uplift, Central Texas. 1993. Mark D. Hess. MS Thesis, Stephen F. Austin State University.
QE 653.5 H47 1993 TEXT & MAPS
Geology of the Northern and Northwestern Parts of the Grit Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. Le, Canh Thang. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 168 M37 L4 1993
Geology of the Northern Part of the Turtle Creek Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. 1995. Alexander Paul Schoellkopf. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 168 M37 S36 1995
Geology of the Northern Portion of the Panther Creek Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. 1988. Jesse Garvin Spencer. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 167 S64 1988
Geology of the Northwest Portion of the Loyal Valley Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. 1988. Andrew Patrick Zdinak. MA, UT Permian Basin.
QE 167 Z35 1988
Geology of the Red Mountain Area, Llano, Gillespie and Blanco Counties, Texas. 1961. Seth Charles Burnitt. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1961 B9353
Geology of the Southern Half of the Katemcy Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. 1995. T.D. Sheffield. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 168 M37 S544 1995
Geology of the Southern Half of the Spy-Rock Quadrangle, Mason and McCulloch Counties, Texas. 1988. W.F. Lydecker. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 167 L93 1988
Geology of the Western Portion of the Art Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. 1991. M.W. Gray. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 168 M37 G73 1991
Ground-Water Resources of the Crystalline Rocks, Llano Area, Texas. 1972. Ronald Alfred Landers. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1972 L233
High-pressure metamorphism in the western Llano Uplift recorded by garnet-clinopyroxenites in Mason County, Texas. 2001. Anderson, Susan Denise. MS, UT Austin.
THESIS 2001 AN24
Hydrogeology of the Hickory Sandstone Aquifer, Upper Cambrian Riley Formation, Mason and McCulloch Counties, Texas. 1988. Curtis Wendell Black. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1988 B562
Llanite, a Hypabyssal Rhyolite Porphyry from Llano County, Texas. 1966. Russell Frederick Burmester. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1966 B929
Major and trace element relationships within coexisting minerals of the Enchanted Rock batholith, Llano Uplift, Texas.1963. G. K. Billings. PhD, Rice University.
QE 375.5 T4 B555 1963A
Mesoproterozoic Structural Evolution and Lithologic Investigation of the Western Llano Uplift, Mason County, Central Texas. 2000. Brian Butler Hunt. MS, UT Austin.
THESIS 2000 H911
Metamorphic rocks of the Fly Gap Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. 1978. Marvin Jackson Droddy. PhD, UT Austin.
DISS 1978 D834
Morgan Creek Limstone Member of the Wilberns Formation, upper Cambrian, in south-central Mason County, Texas. 2000. Thomas Carl Larson. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 168 M37 L37 2000
Origin of fluorite in the Llano Uplift. 1973. Gerard N. Schank. BS, Baylor University.
TN 948 F6 S33 1973
Petrogenesis of the Llano granites, Central Texas : formation mechanisms and tectonic implications of radiogenic isotopes . 2004. Roller, Elizabeth Ann. MS, UT Austin.
THESIS 2004 R549
Petrography and petrology of granitic rocks of the Llano Uplift, Texas. 1978. Sirot Salyapongse, MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1978 SA39
Petrography and Structure of the Smoothingiron Mountain Area Northwestern Llano County, Central Texas. 1976. B. Rafipour. MS Thesis, SMU.
QE 168 L536 R34 1976a
Petrology and geochemistry of nepheline trachytes and phonolites in the Black Hills area, Brewster County, Trans-Pecos Texas. 1984. Dahl, David Alvin. MS, Texas Christian University.
TN 948 N4 D348 1984
Petrology and Geochemistry of the Precambrian Coal Creek Serpentinite Mass and Associated Metamorphosed Basaltic and Intermediate Rocks, Llano Uplift, Texas. 1979. James Roy Garrison. PhD, UT Austin.
DISS 1979 G193
Point Peak Member of the Wilberns Formation, Upper Cambrian, in South-Central Mason County, Texas. 2000. Debrah Sue Gann. MS, UT Permian Basin.
QE 168 M37 G36 2000
Polyphase deformation and metamorphism of the middle Proterozoic and Coal Creek Serpentinite, Gillespie County, Texas. 1989. Gretchen Marie Gillis. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1989 G416
Polymetamorphism in the Llano Uplift : evidence from geothermobarometry and compositional zoning in garnet. 1990. Elizabeth T. Schwarze. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1990 SCH96 V.1-2
Precambrian Geology of the Southeastern Llano Uplift, Texas. 1963. Richard V. McGehee. PhD, UT Austin.
DISS 1963 M172
Rb-Sr ages of the Red Mountain and Big Branch gneisses, Llano uplift, Central Texas. 1977. Debra Louise Richmann. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1977 R413
Stratigraphic Sequence and Structure of Precambrian Metamorphic Rocks in Purdy Hill Quadrangle, Mason County, Texas. 1972. Emilio Mutis-Duplat. PhD, UT Austin.
DISS 1972 M984
Structural analysis and detrital zircon provenance in the western Llano Uplift : implications for a southern collider. 2005. Levine, Jamie Sloan Fentiman. MS, UT Austin.
THESIS 2005 L578
Tidally Influenced Deposits of the Hickory Sandstone, Cambrian, Central Texas. 1975. Frank Gary Cornish. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1975 C816
Uranium in the Oatman Creek Granite of Central Texas and its Economic Potential. 1982. Curtis Paul Conrad. MS, Texas A&M.
QD 181 U7 C65 1982
Weathering of Granite, Llano Region, Central Texas. 1978. Elsie Alkin Begle. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1978 B394
Wollastonite in Regionally Metamorphosed Rocks, Blount Mountain, Llano County, Texas. 1968. William Edward Workman. PhD, UT Austin.
DISS 1968 W892
Zoned Feldspars from the Town Mountain Granite, Llano Region, Central Texas. 1970. Wayne Travis Jolly. MA, UT Austin.
THESIS 1970 J685