E. Ray Garton Resume and Publications
PO Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559 - 304/366-1818, 304/366-8019 fax
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EDUCATION

1978 graduate of West Virginia University. Major in Geology. Completed 45 undergraduate hours in such topics as: physical and historical geology, map interpretation, photo geology, structural geology, mineralogy, geomorphology, glacial geology, invertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, stratigraphy and sedimentation, hydrology and geologic problems.

15 hours graduate studies at West Virginia University in such topics as: groundwater hydrology, advanced topics in groundwater hydrology and advanced topics and general problems in geology.

PRESENT RESPONSIBILITIES

1982-Present. As founder and president of Mammoth Geophysical, Inc. Mr. Garton's experience covers over two decades. He is responsible for data collection, interpretation and report preparation in all geologic fields including: oil and gas exploration, remote sensing, lineament and natural fracture mapping and interpretation, geophysical research, geologic mapping, investigation of geologic and hydrogeologic conditions as they apply to ground water supply, subsurface pollution migration, soil mapping, slope stability, land use planning, site suitability, speleology, paleontology and management of the company's day to day long range business needs and plans.

Mr. Garton is a co-developer of the Tri-Potential method of Earth Resistivity Profiling Surveys (ERPS) used for the detection and delineation of natural fracture zones. He is also author, co-author, editor and co-editor of over 50 published papers, including 2 books, covering topics ranging from vertebrate paleontology to geophysics to speleology.

2001-Present. Corporate sponsor of Prehistoric West Virginia a web-based educational and informational site devoted to the dissemination of information on all aspects of West Virginia paleontology. This also includes the collection, study, preservation of significant fossils found in West Virginia. (www.prehistoricplanet.com/wv)

2000-Present. Corporate sponsor of Prehistoric Planet a web-based educational and informational site devoted to providing the latest information, links and archives of news stories on new fossil discoveries from around the world. (www.prerhistoricplanet.com)

1999-Present. Research Associate, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Section of Vertebrate Fossils. The primary areas of interest in this research position include all aspects of paleontology research in West Virginia but specifically Paleozoic and Pleistocene vertebrates.

1999-Present. Principal Investigator with Dr. Greg McDonald, Hagerman National Fossil Beds, Hagerman, ID, in conducting Gamma Ray radiation studies (Potassium 40, Uranium 214, Thorium 208) on fossil bone and surrounding matrix. Preliminary results indicate that fossil bone can be detected and mapped insitu to a depth of 1 meter. This study may lead to a swift fossil bone prospecting and detection tool. A similar study on Hell Creek Formation fossil dinosaur bones will be conducted in January 2000.

1999-Present. President of the 6000+ member Robertson Association.

1999-Present. Curator and founder of PaleoClones a www-based company devoted to providing museum quality castings and reproduction of vertebrate and invertebrate fossils. Everything from Tyrannosaurus rex to trilobites. (www.paleoclones.com)

1997-Present. West Virginia Cave Conservancy, (WVCC) Director. As one of 12 elected directors Mr. Garton is responsible for the acquisition, development, and management of WVCC cave and cave biota preserves located in West Virginia. WVCC is dedicated to the acquisition, management and preservation of West Virginia caves, karst and associated biota.

1995-Present. The Robertson Association (TRA) life Trustee. As one of 18 Trustees Mr. Garton is responsible for development and management of a 24 acre campground and preserve located in Randolph County, WV. TRA is devoted to promoting technology transfer, idea exchange and fellowship among over 2000 attendees at the annual Old Timers Reunion, which is the largest gathering of speleologists and cavers in the world.

1993-Present. Curator & Cooperating Geologist with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey. Responsibilities include paleontology, speleology and radon research. Curator responsibilities include collection, identification, cataloging, preparation, storage and public display of fossil, rock and mineral specimens.

1976-1978 As a Field Associate to the Section of Vertebrate Fossils for Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Garton is working on location and study of fossil vertebrate in West Virginia and has assisted in the recovery of dinosaur and fossil fish specimens Montana.

1971-Present. As Permanent Director of the West Virginia Speleological Survey, Mr. Garton is responsible for management of locating, exploration, mapping, study and publication of information on West Virginia caves and karst.

PAST EXPERIENCE

1995-1996. Chairman, annual meeting of The Robertson Association, Old Timers Reunion. A 5 day international meeting of over 2000 cave exploration and cave science enthusiasts.

1986-1987. U.S. Department of Energy and the BDM Corporation. Duties includes remote sensing natural fracture mapping, geologic mapping and Earth Resistivity Profiling Surveys for an experimental horizontal Devonian Shale well.

1975-1982. As co-founder of Environmental Exploration, Inc. Mr. Garton's duties included data collection, evaluation and report preparation in all areas of the company's business including: oil and gas evaluations, geophysical studies, hydrological studies, Speleological studies, paleontological studies as well as management of the company's day to day and long range plans. Mr. Garton sold his portion of the business in 1982, to start Mammoth Geophysical, Inc.

1979-1980. As an instructor at Salem College in Salem, WV, Mr. Garton was responsible for student instruction in speleology and cave exploration.

1979-1981. Research Assistant, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Assisted in research and development of Tri-Potential Earth Resistivity Handbook on natural fracture mapping and subterranean void detection.

1977-1978. Field Associate with Allen D. McCrady field party from Carnegie Museum of Natural History to collect Triceratops cranial and post cranial material from the Cretaceous, Hell Creek Formation of Garfield County, Montana.

1977. Vertebrate paleontology preparator at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This position included collection, cleaning, labeling, and casting of the museums vertebrate fossils.

1976. Field Associate to Dr. Richard Lund, Adelphi University and Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Responsibilities included collection of Mississippian fossil fishes and invertebrates from the Bear Gulch Limestone of Fergus County, Montana.

1975. Consultant and Principal Investigator to the Bowden National Fish Hatchery (U.S. Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service) to investigate the effects of highway construction on the hatchery's water supplies.

1974-1990. Field Associate to John E. Guilday and Harold Hamilton at the New Paris Field Station, Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Duties included construction of matrix wash stations, washing and picking of Pleistocene bone bearing matrix from cave sites throughout the central Appalachians.

1968-1978. Student, Fairmont State College, Fairmont, WV and West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

1965-1969. AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observers) Solar Division sunspot observer, counter, and standard reporter. Made daily telescopic observations of the sun on all clear days to sketch and count sunspots. Make monthly reports to the AAVSO Solar Division. Reports were used to aid in predictions of the effects of sunspots and solar activity on communications systems.

1965-1968. Lunar Occultation Observer. Observed and precisely timed grazing lunar occultation's of stars and planets. This data was submitted and compiled with observations of others in efforts to more accurately locate the moon in space which helped lead to greater accuracy in unmanned and manned space flights to the moon.

AWARDS

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Award for outstanding service to Speleology and caving, Fellow of the National Speleological Society, Life Director of the West Virginia Speleological Survey, and Best Paper Award in Geology at the 1978, annual meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science. Eagle Scout.

TRADE MARKS & PATENTS

Mr. Garton and Mammoth Geophysical jointly hold registered trade marks for the following trade names: (ERPS), (Earth Resistivity Profiling Survey), (KUTT), and (KUTT Radiometric Survey).

SOCIETIES AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Association of Petroleum Geochemical Explorationists, West Virginia Academy of Science life member, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, National Speleological Society life member, West Virginia Geological Survey, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, West Virginia Cave Conservancy.

PUBLICATIONS

The following list of publications were written in whole or in part by E. Ray Garton.

2002. New localities for the trilobite Kaskia chesterensis from the upper Mississippian of West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". abstracts.

2002. The first record of Petalodus (Condrichthyes) shark from the Ames Formation, Conemaugh, Pennsylvanian of West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". abstracts.

2001. Pendleton County's Saltpeter Caves and their Role in the Civil War. "The Caves and Karst of Pendleton County" West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 15. p.70-73.

2001. Pendleton County Cave Invertebrate List. "The Caves and Karst of Pendleton County" West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 15. p.75-76.

2001. Pendleton County Cave Vertebrate List. "The Caves and Karst of Pendleton County" West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 15. p.76-78

2001 The Pleistocene Faunas of the Guilday Cave Preserve, Pendleton County, West Virginia. "The Caves and Karst of Pendleton County" West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 15. p.89-93

2001 Paleozoic Fossils from Pendleton County Caves. "The Caves and Karst of Pendleton County" West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 15. p.94-95.

2001. The First Record of Devonaster eucharis Hall (fossil starfish) from West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". abstracts.

2001. The First Record of Hydnoceras walcotti Clarke (fossil sponge) from West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". abstracts.

2001. Hughes River Flint: Its Occurrence, Distribution and Use by Prehistoric Peoples in West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". abstracts.

2000. Pleistocene Bone Sites In West Virginia Caves. "2000 NSS Convention Guidebook. West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 14". p. 209-211.

2000. The Pleistocene Faunas of the Guilday Cave Preserve, Pendleton County, West Virginia. Paleontology and Historic Field Trip of the John Guilday Cave Preserve" "2000 NSS Convention Guidebook. West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 14". p. 241-244.

2000. The Pleistocene peccary Platygonus vetus from Poorfarm Cave, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. "Journal of Cave and Karst Studies of the National Speleological Society". Volume 62, No 1, April, 2000. p. 41.

2000. Fossils and Bones from Thorn Mountain Cave, Pendleton County, West Virginia. "Journal of Cave and Karst Studies of the National Speleological Society". Volume 62, No 1, April, 2000. p. 41.

1999. The Pleistocene peccary Platygonus vetus from Poorfarm Cave, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 71, No 1, p. 13-14.

1999. The West Virginia Geological Survey Museum of Geology & Natural History, its establishment and mission. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 71, No 1, p. 13.

1998. The Pleistocene Faunas of the Guilday Cave Preserve, Pendleton County, West Virginia. West Virginia Caver, Volume 16, Number 6, December, 1998, p3-7.

1998. Pleistocene Vertebrates from Tennessee Caves. in 1998 NSS Convention Guidebook. p. 168-170.

1998. The Pleistocene Badger Taxidea taxus from 5 West Virginia Caves. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 70, No 1, p. 16.

1997. Potassium 40 Surveys Find Oil In Kentucky. "Hart's Petroleum Engineer International", Volume 70, Number 6, June, 1997. p. 59-62.

1997. Catalog of Specimens in the Collections of the Geology & Natural History Museum, West Virginia Geological Survey. Open File Report, 100 pages.

1996. In Search of the West Virginia Cave from which President Thomas Jefferson Described the Bones of a Pleistocene Age, extinct ground sloth Megalonyx. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 68, No 1, p. 17-18.

1996. A Second Record of the Extinct Armadillo, Daspus bellus, from West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 68, No 1, p. 18.

1995. Caves and Karst Of Randolph County. "West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 13. 250 pages.

1995. The Pleistocene Faunas of the Guilday Cave Preserve, Pendleton County, West Virginia. SVP '95 Field Trip Guidebook, October 31, 1995. 12 pages.

1994. "Caverns Of West Virginia". William E. Davies, West Virginia Geological Survey Volume XIXA, Second Printing, 416 Pages. Wrote New Forward Material.

1994. Vertebrate Fauna. "The Caves and Karst of the Buckeye Creek Basin" West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 12. p. 43-44.

1994. Pleistocene Mammals from Buckeye Creek and Rapps Cave. "The Caves and Karst of the Buckeye Creek Basin" West Virginia Speleological Survey Bulletin 12. p. 48-50.

1994. The Pleistocene Peccaries Platygonus vetus and Platygonus compressus from West Virginia Caves. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 64, No 1, p. 24.

1994. Results of sub-slab passive Radon venting at the National Aero Space Education Center and Fairmont State College. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 64, No 1, p. 24.

1994. The Vertebrate Fauna of West Virginia Caves, Final Report. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 64, No 1, p. 24.

1993. Oil production versus lineament proximity in North Central Tennessee. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 64, No 1, p. 24.

1993. Sub-slab passive radon venting at Fairmont State College. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 65, No 1, p. 24.

1993. Late Pleistocene Caribou Rangifer tarandus from West Virginia Caves. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 65, No 1, p. 24.

1993. The Vertebrate Fauna of West Virginia Caves. Bulletin 11. West Virginia Speleological Survey. 108 pages.

1992 Stretch your exploration $$$ and reduce risk with remote sensing. Appalachian Pipeline magazine Techline. December, 1992, p17.

1992. Pre-construction radon soil gas measurements at the Education and Health Careers building site at Fairmont State College. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 64, No 1, p. 28.

1992. Cass Cave mastodon Mammut americanum sets range and elevation records for West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science". Volume 64, No 1, p. 43.

1990. Horizontal finds toehold in Appalachia. The American Oil & Gas Reporter, October, 1990. p. 64-66.

1989. Fossils in Caves. NSS Caving Information Series, Paleontology Section.

1988. The vertebrate cave fauna of West Virginia: Progress report. N.S.S. Bulletin Volume 50, No. 1, p. 29.

1988. The Quaternary vertebrates of West Virginia: Progress report. N.S.S. Bulletin Volume 50, No. 1, p. 33.

1988. Mastodon, Mammut americanum, remains recovered from Big Springs Cave, Tucker County, West Virginia. N.S.S. Bulletin, Volume 50, No. 1. p. 33.

1987. Mammoth Geophysical, Inc. Completes Project for BDM Corporation. "Northeast Oil World", February, 1987, p. 23.

1987. The Quaternary Vertebrates of West Virginia: Progress Report. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Volume 59, No. 1, p. 28.

1987. The Saltpetre Caves of West Virginia: Progress Report. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Volume, 59, No. 1, p. 27.

1987. The Paleozoic Vertebrates of West Virginia: Progress Report. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Volume 59, No. 1, p. 27-28.

1987. Mastodon, Mammut americanum, Remains Recovered From Big Springs Cave, Tucker County, West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Volume 59, No. 1, P. 29.

1987. The Vertebrate Cave Fauna of West Virginia: Progress Report. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Volume 59, No. 1, p. 38.

1986. Speleo Digest-1982 National Speleological Society. Editor, 382 pages.

1983. 1983 NSS Convention Guidebook. "Guidebook for the 1983 National Speleological Society Convention, Elkins, West Virginia", pages 52, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60.

1983. The John Guilday Cave Preserve (Trout Rocks): Management Goals. National Speleological Society Convention Program. abstract page 63-64.

1983. West Virginia Vampires, Saber-Tooths, Elephants, and Things That Go Bump in the Night. National Speleological Society Convention Program. abstract page 64-65.

1983. Well Site Location by Combined Data Analysis, Photolineament Mapping, and Earth Resistivity Profiling Surveys. "Program and Abstracts The Fourteenth Annual Appalachian Petroleum Geology Symposium".

1983. ERPS Can Pinpoint Drilling Sites. "Northeast Oil Reporter", July, 1983.

1983. West Virginia's Trout Rock Caves Purchased by the NSS. NSS News, April, 1983. page 128-131.

1982. Assessing the Geological, Paleontological, Archeological, Recreational, Mineral, and Water Resources of the Northwest Subregion of the Potomac River Basin. Final Report to Library of Congress Congressional Research Service. 465 pages.

1982. Speleo Digest-1979 a publication of the National Speleological Society. Editor, 350 pages.

1981. Handbook of Geophysical Cavity Locating Techniques with Emphasis on Electrical Earth Resistivity. "U.S. Department of Transportation", co-author, 145 pages.

1981. The Collard Lemming Dicrostonyx hudsonius (Pallas) >From a Pleistocene Cave Deposit in West Virginia. "Proceedings of the Eight International Congress of Speleology", Volume 1, 1981, p. 279-281.

1980. Pleistocene Fauna From New Trout Cave. "Capital Area Cavers Bulletin 1", p. 62-69.

1980. Preliminary Report on Photolineaments and their Relation to Cave Entrance Location, Tucker County, West Virginia. "Speleo Digest-1978", p. 181-182.

1980. Effects of Highway Construction on Karst Springs-An Example from Randolph County, West Virginia. "Program Abstracts 1980 Association of American Geographers", p. 111.

1979. The Pleistocene Fauna of New Trout Cave, Pendleton County, West Virginia. "Program of the 1979 National Speleological Society Convention", p. 50-51.

1979. Fossil Vertebrates of the Pennsylvanian System of West Virginia. "Proposed Pennsylvanian System Stratotype Virginia and West Virginia", Field Trip No. 1, Ninth International Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, p. 105-107.

1978. Rescue From Twigg's Cave. NSS News, March, 1978. p. 45-47.

1978. The WVASS Story. NSS News, April, 1978. p. 75-76.

1978. Pleistocene Mammals of West Virginia. Open file report West Virginia Geological Survey, 30 pages.

1978. Fossil Fishes from the Grayden Shale of Fayette County, West Virginia. "GEO2", newsletter of the National Speleological Society Section of Cave Geology and Geography., Feb-June, p. 22.

1978. Tri-Potential Resistivity Investigation Near Bowden, West Virginia. "GEO2", newsletter of the National Speleological Society Section of Cave Geology and Geography., Feb-June, p. 22.

1978. Preliminary Report on Photo Lineaments and their Relation to Cave Entrance Location, Tucker County, West Virginia. "Speleo Digest 1978"; 181-182.

1977. The A,B,C's of Finding and Delineating Caves with Apparent Resistivity Measurements. "Hydrologic Problems in Karst Regions", Western Kentucky University, p. 92-95.

1977. The Effects of Highway Construction On the Hydrogeologic Environment at Bowden, West Virginia. "Hydrologic Problems in Karst Regions", Western Kentucky University, p. 121-132.

1977. Late Pleistocene and Recent Mammal Remains from Two Caves at Bowden, West Virginia. "Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Volume 49, No. 2,3,4, p. 110-116.

1976. Cornwell Cave. NSS News, Volume 34, Number 5, May, 1976, p84-86.

1976. Cover Photo. NSS News, Volume 34, Number 5, May, 1976.

1976. Caves of North Central West Virginia, Bulletin 5 of the West Virginia Speleological Survey, 108 pages.

1976. 1976 Annual Convention Guidebook, National Speleological Society, editor and contributor, 117 pages.

1973. New Speleothem-Gypsum Transistorite Crystals. "Speleo Digest-1973", p. 185-188.

1971. Caves of Randolph County, Bulletin 1 of the West Virginia Speleological Survey. pages 27, 30-45, 38-63, 64, 139, 142-145, 171.

1971. Mastodon Tooth Found in West Virginia Cave. "Karst Kaver", Volume 5, No. 1, p. 41-44.

 

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