Rachel enjoys doing research with undergraduates, and strongly encourages students to contact her if they are interested in participating in paid summer research fellowships or senior honors research projects.
Supervolcanoes (NSF award 1250259)
American Mineralogist notable paper (lead author Karina Graeter '14; New Zealand based research)
Scanning Electron Microscope (NSF awards1530963, 0320871, 9951390)
Tapping Into the Secrets of Maine's Coast
Casco Bay Project (NSF award 0126234)
Selected publications. Full list is in C.V. *undergraduate author
Deering, C., Keller, B., Schoene, B., Bachmann, O., Beane, R. and Ovtcharova, M., 2016. Zircon Record of the Plutonic-Volcanic Connection and Protracted Rhyolite Melt Extraction. Geology v. 44, p. 267-270.
Graeter, K.*, Beane, R., Deering, C., Bachmann, O., and Gravley, D., 2015. Formation of rhyolite at the Okataina Volcanic Complex, New Zealand: New insights from analysis of quartz clusters in plutonic lithics. American Mineralogist: Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials v. 100, p. 1778-1789.
Beane, R.J. and Wiebe, R. A., 2012, Origin of quartz clusters in Vinalhaven granite and porphyry, coastal Maine. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology v. 163, p. 1069-1082.
Sullivan, W.A., Beane, R.J., Beck, E.N.* and Roberts-Pierel, A.M.*, 2011, Testing the transpression hypothesis in the western part of the Cheyenne belt, Medicine Bow Mountains, southeastern Wyoming. Rocky Mountain Geology v. 46, p. 111-135
Sullivan, W.A. and Beane, R.J., 2010. Asymetrical quartz crystallographic fabrics formed during constrictional deformation. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 32 , p. 1430-1443.
Beane, R.J. and Field, C., 2007. Kyanite deformation in whiteschist of the UHPM Kokchetav Massif, Kazakhstan. Journal of Metamorphic Geology v. 25, p. 117-128.
Beane, R. and Leech, M., 2007. The Maksyutov Complex: The first UHP terrane 40 years later. In Cloos, M., Carlson, W.D., Gilbert, M.C., Liou, J.G., and Sorensen, S.S., eds., Convergent Margin Terranes and Associated Regions. Geological Society of America Special Paper 419, ch. 8, p. 153-170.
Beane, R. J., 2004. Using the scanning electron microscope for discovery based learning in undergraduate courses. Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 52, p. 250-253.
Van Vleck, H. E*. and Beane, R. J., 2001. Geochemical comparison of mafic, felsic and ultramafic rocks in the Hurrican Mountain Melange to the Boil Mountain Ophiolite Complex, west-central Maine. Atlantic Geology, v. 37, issue 1, p. 3-15.
Beane R. J. and Connelly J. N., 2000. 40Ar/39Ar, U-Pb, and Sm-Nd constraints on the timing of metamorphic events in the Maksyutov Complex, southern Ural Mountains. Journal of the Geologic Society, London, v. 157, p. 811-822.
Beane R. J. and Wobus R. A., 1999. Petrogenesis of the Sugarloaf Syenite, Pikes Peak Batholith, Colorado. Rocky Mountain Geology, v. 34, p. 313-324.
Smith D. R., Noblett J., Wobus R. A., Unruh, D., Douglass, J., Beane R. J., Davis, C., Goldman, S., Kay, G., Gustavson, B., Saltoun, B. and Stewart, J., 1999. Petrology and geochemistry of late-stage intrusions of the A-type, mid-Proterozoic Pikes Peak Batholith (Central Colorado, USA): implications for petrogenetic models. PreCambrian Research, v. 98, p. 271-305.