Session No. 186 Thursday, November 8, 2001

1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Hynes Convention Center: 100
T27. Evaporite Systems II: The Geology, Paleontology, and Biology of Evaporite and Near-Evaporite Systems in Both Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Environments
Susan J. Wentworth and Penny A. Morris, Presiding
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186-01:30 PM MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF MICROBIAL DIVERSITY IN HYPERSALINE PONDS, SAN SALVADOR ISLAND, BAHAMAS: TURICH, Courtney Hanna, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State Univ, 310 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802,, FREEMAN, Katherine, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State Univ, Deike Building, University PArk, PA 16802, and BRUNS, Mary Ann, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, Pennsylvania State Univ, Agricultural Sciences Building, University Park, PA 16802
186-01:45 PM CONTROLS ON LITHIUM ISOTOPE FRACTIONATION IN EVAPORITE SYSTEMS: TOMASCAK, Paul B., Department of Geology, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742,, HEMMING, N. Gary, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY 10964, and HEMMING, Sidney R., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY 10964-8000
186-02:00 PM SUPRA-GLACIAL SULPHUR SPRINGS AND ASSOCIATED BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY: GRASBY, Stephen E., Geological Survey of Canada, Nat Rscs Canada, 3303 33rd St. NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2A7, Canada,, ALLEN, Carlton C., NASA Johnson Space Ctr, Houston, TX 77058, LONGAZO, Teresa G., Hernandez Engineering, Houston, TX 77058, and LISLE, John T., Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Houston, TX 77058
186-02:15 PM Paper Withdrawn
186-02:30 PM UNIQUE EVAPORITES IN CAVES: COMPARISON TO SURFACE-DERIVED DEPOSITS: BOSTON, Penelope J.1, SPILDE, Michael N.2, NORTHUP, Diana E.1, and MELIM, Leslie A.3, (1) Biology Dept, Univ of New Mexico, Castetter Hall, Albuquerque, NM 87131,, (2) Institute of Meteoritics, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (3) Geology Department, Western Illinois Univ, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455
186-02:45 PM COMPARATIVE SEDIMENTOLOGY APPLIED TO EXTREMELY ACIDIC SALINE SYSTEMS: BENISON, Kathleen C.1, HEIN, Matthew C.2, and LACLAIR, Deidre A.2, (1) Department of Geology, Central Michigan Univ, 314 Brooks Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859,, (2) Department of Geology, Central Michigan University, 314 Brooks Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
186-03:00 PM MICROBES WITHIN DEAD SEA SEDIMENTS: THEIR CHEMICAL SIGNATURES AND MODES OF FOSSILIZATION: MORRIS, Penny A.1, WENTWORTH, Susan J.2, THOMAS-KEPRTA, Kathie2, ALLEN, Carlton C.3, and MCKAY, David S.3, (1) Dept. Natural Science, Univ of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX 77002,, (2) Lockheed Martin, 2101 NASA Rd. 1, Houston, TX 77058, (3) NASA/Johnson Space Ctr, 2101 NASA Rd. 1, Houston, TX 77058
 3:15 PM Poster Viewing:
186-04:15 PM A POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN A ZEOLITE AND FOSSIL BACTERIA IN AN ANCIENT ALKALINE SALINE LAKE DEPOSIT: JANUSZ, Robert E. and BIRNBAUM, Stuart J., Earth & Environmental Science, Univ of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249-0663,
186-04:16 PM CARBON AND HYDROGEN ISOTOPE SIGNATURES OF BIOMARKERS IN A MODERN STROMATOLITE FROM THE SOLAR LAKE, SINAI PENINSULA: KOIZUMI, Takayuki1, NARAOKA, Hiroshi1, ISHIWATARI, Ryoshi1, and KRUMBEIN, Wolfgang2, (1) Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ, 1-1 Minami-Ohsawa, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192-0397, Japan,, (2) Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
186-04:17 PM COMPOSITION OF PERMIAN SEAWATER: RESULTS OF STUDY OF FLUID INCLUSIONS IN HALITE: PERYT, Tadeusz M.1, KOVALEVYCH, Volodymyr2, SYDOR, Daria2, and VOVNYUK, S. V.2, (1) Panstwowy Instytut Geologiczny, Rakowiecka 4, Warszawa, 00-975, Poland,, (2) Institute of Geology and Geochemistry NANU, Naukova 3A, Lviv, 79053, Ukraine
186-04:19 PM BACTERIAL FOSSILS FROM CRETACEOUS METHANE-SEEP CARBONATES: SHAPIRO, Russell S., Department of Geoscience, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154, and GALE, Christopher N., Department of Geology, The Colorado College, 14 E. Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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