Llano Uplift, Central Texas- compiled by Dennis Trombatore,  revised 10/2010, 4/2011

For citations or access to articles on the geology of the Llano uplift, consult GeoRef <http://lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.php?id=158>, 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.


Online Resources

Rob Reed's Granite Page has lots of information on the Llano Uplift, including a great color geologic map.
<http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~rmr/index.html>

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.
<http://www.lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.php?id=369>


Agencies

Bureau of Economic Geology, Texas.
<http://www.beg.utexas.edu/>

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
<http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/>


General

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


Economic Geology

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


Fieldguides

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.
Crump, James
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.
Woodruff, C.M.
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


Maps

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)


Graduate Research

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

Map of the Llano Uplift

Source: Nelis, Mosher, & Carlson, 1989; GSA Bulletin v.101 #6, p.876-883