Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center

Handcart Gulch — Integrated Headwaters Research on Hydrogeologic and Geochemical Processes and Monitoring of Environmental Change

Products, Publications, and Presentations

Abstracts, Presentations, and Posters

Bove, D.J., Lowers, H.A., Blum, A.E., and Plumlee, G.S., 2005, In-situ acid weathering reactions in areas affected by large-scale and pervasive hydrothermal alteration in the southern Rocky Mountains: Implications regarding acid-producing mine dump stability: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 394. View 2005 Bove GSA abstract.

Caine, J.S., 2005, Faulting Styles, Fracture Networks, Paleo and Present-Day Fluid Flow Along the Margin of the Questa Caldera, Red River Valley, New Mexico: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 168. View 2005 Caine GSA abstract.

Caine, J.S., Bove, D.J., Manning, A.H., and Verplanck, P.L., 2004, Preliminary Characterization of Geological Controls on Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport in an Alpine Hydrothermal Metal Deposit: Handcart Gulch, Montezuma Mining District, Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 5, p. 539. View 2004 Caine GSA abstract.

Caine, J.S., Manning, A.H., Verplanck, P.L., Bove, D.J., and Landis, G.P., 2004, Preliminary Results of Ground Water Investigations in an Alpine Watershed Containing an Unmined Metal Deposit, Handcart Gulch, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey National Ground Water Meeting, June 21 to June 23, Denver, Colorado.

Kahn, K.G., Caine, J.S., Ge, S., 2005, Estimating hydraulic properties of complexly fractured and metallically mineralized bedrock in an alpine watershed: Handcart Gulch, Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 504. View 2005 Kahn GSA abstract.

Kellogg, K.S., Cole, J.C., Caine, J.S., Klein, T. L., Bryant, B., Premo, W.R., Shroba, R.R., and Bohannon, R.G., 2004, Geologic mapping for land-use planning-the U.S. Geological Survey's Central Colorado Assessment Project: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 7, p. 580. View 2004 Kellogg GSA abstract.

Manning, A.H., 2007, Buffering of recharge temperature response to climate Change in an intermountain basin, New Mexico, USA, in J. Lippmann-Pipke and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, eds., 4th Mini Conference on Noble Gases in the Hydrosphere and in Natural Gas Reservoirs, Abstract Volume, GFZ Potsdam, Germany, doi: 10.2312/GFZ.mga.014 [PDF file, 208 kb].

Manning, A.H., Bove, D.J., and Verplanck, P.L., 2009, The role of ground-water recharge processes in the formation of natural acid-rock drainage in mineralized mountain watersheds: Eos Trans. AGU, 90 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31C-0801.

Manning, A.H., Caine, J.S., and Landis, G.P, 2004, New Approaches to Investigating Mountain-Block Recharge: U.S. Geological Survey National Ground Water Meeting, June 21-23, Denver, Colorado.

Manning, A.H., Caine, J.S., Verplanck, P.L., Bove, D.J., and Landis, G.P., 2004, Insights Into Ground-Water Flow in an Alpine Watershed Provided by a Coupled Heat, Mass, and Fluid Transport Model, Handcart Gulch, Colorado: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 7, p. 539. View 2004 Manning GSA abstract.

Manning, A.H., Solomon, D.K., Caine, J.S., and Landis, G.P., 2005, Utility of 3H/3He ages: Well-head protection, conceptual model development, and model calibration: Invited poster presented at the 2005 National Ground Water Association Theis Conference, Tahoe City, CA, September.

Plumlee, G.S., Ludington, S., Verplanck, P.L., Vincent, K., and Nordstrom, D.K., 2006, Extreme natural acid weathering, physical erosion, sediment transport, and associated debris-flow hazards in or below scar areas developed on hydrothermally-altered rocks near Questa, New Mexico: 7th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry, Beijing, China.

Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.K., Walton-Day, Katherine, and Verplanck, P.L., 2006, Use of reactive transport modeling to evaluate remedial options for an acid mine drainage stream, with emphasis on prediction uncertainty: Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41D-0431.

Verplanck, P.L., Bove, D.J., Plumlee, G.S., Nordstrom, D.K., and Wanty, R.B., 2005, Controls of surface and ground-water chemistry in mineralized but unmined areas, Southern Rocky Mountains: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 395. View 2005 Verplanck GSA abstract.

Verplanck, P.L., Nordstrom, D.K., Manning, A.H., Caine, J.S., Plumlee, G.S., Hunt, A.G., and Bove, D.J., 2004, Linking geochemical and hydrologic models of ground water in two Rocky Mountain catchments: Straight Creek, NM and Handcart Gulch, CO: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, no. 7, p. 539. View 2004 Verplanck GSA abstract.

Verplanck, P.L., Nordstrom, D.K., Plumlee, G.S., Wanty, R.B., Bove, D.J., and Caine, J.S., 2006, Hydrogeochemical controls of surface and ground water chemistry in naturally acidic, porphyry-related mineralized areas, Southern Rocky Mountains: 7th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry, Beijing, China.

Reports, Journal Articles, Review Volumes, and Theses

Caine, J.S., 2006, Questa Baseline and Pre-Mining Ground-Water Quality Investigation 18. Characterization of Brittle Structures in the Questa Caldera and Their Potential Influence on Bedrock Ground-Water Flow, Red River Valley, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 2006-1729, 44 p.

Caine, J.S., Manning, A.H., Verplanck, P.L., Bove, D.J., Kahn, K.G., and Ge, S., 2008, Chapter I: U.S. Geological Survey Research in Handcart Gulch, Colorado—An alpine watershed affected by metalliferous hydrothermal alteration, in Verplanck, P.L., ed., Understanding contaminants associated with mineral deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1328, pp. 50-57.

Caine, J.S., Manning, A.H., Verplanck, P.L, Bove, D.J., Kahn, K.G., and Ge, S., 2006, Well construction information, lithologic logs, water level data, and overview of research in Handcart Gulch, Colorado: An alpine watershed affected by metalliferous hydrothermal alteration: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1189, 14 p.

Gleeson, T., and Manning, A.H., 2008, Regional groundwater flow in mountainous terrain: Three-dimensional simulations of topographic and hydrogeologic controls: Water Resouces Research, vol. 44, W10403, doi:10.1029/2008WR006848.

Kahn, K.G., 2005, Analysis of the shallow groundwater system in an alpine basin: Handcart Gulch, Colorado: Master of Science Thesis, University of Colorado, Boulder, 148 p.

Kahn, K.G., Ge, S., Caine, J.S., and Manning, A., 2008, Characterization of the shallow groundwater system in an alpine watershed: Handcart Gulch, Colorado, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, 16 (1), pp. 103-121.

Manning, A.H., and Caine, J.S., 2008, Chapter J: Developing a conceptual model of ground-water flow in an alpine watershed, in Verplanck, P.L., ed., Understanding contaminants associated with mineral deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1328, pp. 58-63.

Manning, A.H., and Caine, J.S., 2007, Groundwater noble gas, age, and temperature signatures in an alpine watershed: Valuable tools in conceptual model development: Water Resources Research, 43, W04404, doi:10.1029/2006WR005349.

Manning, A.H., Caine, J.S., Verplanck, P.L., Bove, D.J., and Kahn, K.G., 2009, U.S. Geological Survey research in Handcart Gulch, Colorado: An alpine watershed with natural acid-rock drainage, in Webb, R.M.T., and Semmens, D.J., eds., Planning for an uncertain future—Monitoring, integration, and adaptation: Proceedings of the Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5049, pp. 97-102.

Manning, A.H., and Solomon, D.K., 2005, An integrated environmental tracer approach to characterizing groundwater circulation in a mountain block: Water Resources Research, v. 41, W12412, doi:10.1029/2005WR004178.

Manning, A.H., and Solomon, D.K., 2003, Using noble gases to investigate mountain-front recharge: Journal of Hydrology, 275 (3-4), pp. 194-207.

Manning, A.H., Solomon, D.K., and Thiros, S.A., 2005, 3H/3He age data in assessing the susceptibility of wells to contamination: Ground Water 43 (3), pp. 353-367.

Runkel, R.L., Kimball, B.A., Walton-Day, K., and Verplanck, P.L., 2007, A simulation-based approach for estimating premining water quality: Red Mountain Creek, Colorado: Applied Geochemistry, 22 (9), pp. 1899-1918.

Sanford, W.E., Caine, J.S., Wilcox, D.A., McWreath, H.C., Nicholas, J.R., 2006, Research opportunities in interdisciplinary ground-water science in the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1293, 21 p.

Verplanck, P.L., Manning, A.H.. Kimball, B.A., McCleskey, R.B., Runkel, R.L., Caine, J.S., Adams, M., Gemery-Hill, P.A., and Fey, D.L., 2008, Ground- and surface-water chemistry of Handcart Gulch, Park County, Colorado, 2003-2006: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1020, 31 p.

Verplanck, P.L., Nordstrom, D.K., Bove, D.J., Plumlee, G.S., and Runkel, R.L., 2009, Naturally Acidic Surface and Ground Waters Draining Porphyry-Related Mineralized Areas of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado and New Mexico: Applied Geochemistry, v. 22, p. 1899-1918.

Verplanck, P.L., ed., 2008, Understanding contaminants associated with mineral deposits: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1328, 96 p.

Workshops Delivered

Manning and Caine, 2004, Convening of Geological Society of America Topical Session T7 "The Occurrence, Storage, and Flow of Groundwater in Mountainous Terrane" at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Program information for GSA Session No. 233.

Other Products

Caine and Manning, 2005, Generation of new and extensive geological, geophysical, hydrological, geochemical, and mineralogical data sets from WP 1, the watershed at large, and recovered drill core: U.S. Geological Survey.

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