W.R. Van Schmus

Emeritus Professor
Union Pacific Resources Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
(785) 864-2727


Ph.D., UCLA, 1964.

Research: Geochemistry and regional geology with emphasis on geochronology of Early Proterozoic orogenic belts. Proterozoic basement of North America, and the Precambrian shields of Brazil and western Africa

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