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Kim A. Cone

  • Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • Geology PhD, Colorado School of Mines (current)
  • Geology MS, Colorado School of Mines, Magna Cum Laude
  • Mathematics AS, Northern Virginia CC, VA, Summa Cum Laude
  • Geology BS, George Mason University, VA, Summa Cum Laude
  • Psychology BA (concentration: biological basis of behavior), minor: Women's Studies (member of the Teaching Collective), Albany State, NY


  • Lunar Petrology
  • Planetary Geology and Petrology
  • Volcanology
  • Crystal Size Distribution Theory and Textural Analysis
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  • PhD advisor: Dr. Richard M. Palin
  • MS advisor: Dr. Richard F. Wendlandt
  • BS advisor: Dr. Richard Diecchio


  • Igneous petrology, plagioclase crystallization
  • Lunar geology
  • Terrestrial geology
  • Textural analysis, crystal size distributions
  • Teaching, pedagogy