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Determining the stratigraphic provenance of ex-situ fossils using portable X-Ray Fluorescence technology: a case study from the middle Cambrian of western Utah, U.S.A.

Semester: Spring 2024


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Recently, the Natural History Museum of Utah curated over 2,250 Cambrian fossils from the House Range in western Utah with unknown provenance information. Portable X-Ray Fluorescence technology was utilized to non-destructively analyze the elemental composition and abundances of these rock matrix samples, as well as those from fossil specimens collected in the field. Then, multivariate statistical analyses were implemented to infer the provenance of fossils with limited stratigraphic data.

Presenter Name: Emma Boeman

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #B31
College: Mines & Earth Sciences
School / Department: Geology and Geophysics
Research Mentor: Randall Irmis
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 10:45 AM