Profile: John Puffer

Professor Emeritus

Faculty
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Field of specialization:  Petrology, Geochemistry and Ore Deposits

Current Research Interests:

  • Mesozoic magmatism, particularly flood basalt.
  • Environmental impact of asbestos bearing rocks.
  • Ore deposits, particularly pegmatites, titanium and iron
  • Education

    BS, Michigan State University

    MS, Michigan State University

    Ph.D., Stanford University
    THESES
    Puffer, J. H., Petrology of the Mellon Gabbro and adjacent formations, Mellon, Wisconsin. Michigan State University, MS thesis, 150 p. (supervised by Drs. J. Zinn, H. Stonehouse, and J. Trow)
    Puffer, J. H., Magnetite and ilmenite in the granitic rocks of the Pegmatite Points Area, Colorado. Stanford University, PhD thesis, 160 p. (supervised by Drs. R. Jahns, F. Tuttle, and C. Park)

  • Publications

         Current Research (in press, in revision, or in preparation):

    • Whalen, L.; Gazel, E.; Vidito, C.; Caddick, M.J.; Puffer, J.H.; Bizimis, M.; and  Henika W. (in press) The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province and its Relationship to the Break-up of Pangea: Supercontinental Inheritance and its Influences on Plate Tectonics. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (G3).

    • Laskowich, C. and Puffer, J.H. (in press) Prehnite and zeolites in the volcanic structures of the Orange Mountain Basalt, Paterson, New Jersey. The Mineralogical Record.

    • Germine, M., and J.H. Puffer, (in press) Analytical transmission electron microscopy of amorphous silica coated amphibole fibers from the lungs of asbestos mine workers. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health.

    • Germine, Mark, and Puffer, J.H., (in prep.) Asbestiform tremolite cleavage fragments: their occurrence, origin, and their exclusion from regulation.

    • Germine, Mark, and Puffer, J.H., (in prep.) Sub-nanometer particles and the carcinogenicity of amphibole fibers.

    • Puffer, J.H., Block, K., and Laskowich, C. (in prep.) Basin brine contamination of the Orange Mountain Basalt: Deuteric and hydrothermal processes.

    • McLimas, Roger; Lloyd, Felicity; Puffer, John H. (in prep.) Provenance of titanium minerals concentrated in the Lakehurst area, New Jersey.

    • Steiner, Jeff; Puffer, John; Brock, Karin; and Steiner, Nickolas, (in prep.) Cryptic layering near the base of the Orange Mountain Basalt, New Jersey.

     

    Journal Articles, and Book Chapters (1968-2015)

    • Block, K.A; Steiner, J.C.; Puffer, J.H.; Jones, K.M.; and Goldstein, S.L., 2015.  Evolution of late stage differentiates in the Palisades Sill, New York and New Jersey. Lithos v. 230, p. 121-132.

    • Merle, R., Marzoli, A., Reisberg, L., Bertrand, H., Nemchin, A., Chiaradia, M., Callegaro, S., Jourdan, F., Bellieni, G., Kontak, D., Puffer, J., and McHone, G., 2014. Sr, Nd, Pb and Os Isotope Systematics of CAMP Tholeiites from Eastern North America (ENA): Evidence of a Subduction-enriched Mantle Source. Journal of Petrology. v. 55, p. 133-180.

    • Blackburn, T.J., Olsen, P., Bowring S.A., Mclean, N., Kent, D., Puffer, J.H., McHone, G., Rasbury, T., and El-Touhami, M., 2013.  Zircon U-Pb Geochronology Links the End-Triassic Extinction with the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province.  Science. v. 340, p. 941-945. With supplementary materials pp. 1-15, references, and tables.

    • Puffer, J.H., and Benimoff, A., 2013. The CAMP Magma Source, LIP of the Month, (R.E. Ernst, editor), Large Igneous Provinces Commission, International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior. Largeigneousprovinces.org.

    • Germine, Mark. and Puffer, J. H., 2013. The Manhattan New York Serpentinite Suite, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis: In  Benimoff, A.I. (editor) Igneous Processes during the Assembly and Breakup of Pangaea: Northern New Jersey and New York City. Geological Association of New Jersey, Annual Conference and Fieldtrip at the College of Staten Island, p. 36-48.

    • Puffer, J.H., 2013. Igneous Processes During the Asembly and Breakup of Pangaea: Northern New Jersey and New York City: In  Benimoff, A.I. (editor) Igneous Processes during the Assembly and Breakup of Pangaea: Northern New Jersey and New York City. Geological Association of New Jersey, Annual Conference and Fieldtrip at the College of Staten Island, p. 2-35.

    • Puffer, J.H. and Laskowich, Chris, 2013. The Lower New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey: A Re-Interpretation: In  Benimoff, A.I. (editor) Igneous Processes during the Assembly and Breakup of Pangaea: Northern New Jersey and New York City. Geological Association of New Jersey, Annual Conference and Fieldtrip at the College of Staten Island, p. 74-81.

    • Benimoff, A.I. and Puffer, J.H. 2013. Overview of the Staten Island Serpentinite: In  Benimoff, A.I. (editor) Igneous Processes during the Assembly and Breakup of Pangaea: Northern New Jersey and New York City. Geological Association of New Jersey, Annual Conference and Fieldtrip at the College of Staten Island, p. 82-90.

    • Steiner, J.C., Block, K.A., Steiner, N.C., Puffer, J.H., and Sviridov, Lev, 2013. Unraviling Pangaea Flood Basalts from the Bottom Up: In  Benimoff, A.I. (editor) Igneous Processes during the Assembly and Breakup of Pangaea: Northern New Jersey and New York City. Geological Association of New Jersey, Annual Conference and Fieldtrip at the College of Staten Island, p. 91-102.

    • Puffer, J.H. and Laskowich, C., 2012, Volcanic diapirs in the Orange Mountain flood basalt: New Jersey, USA. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 237-238, p. 1-9.

    • Puffer, J.H., 2012, Geology along the trail across Mount Paul Memorial County Park, Chester, New Jersey in Alexander, Jane (editor) Geology of Public Lands, Geological Association of New Jersey, Great Swamp Environmental Education Center, Lord Stirling Park, Bernards Twp. New Jersey, v. 29, p. xx

    • Marzoli, A., Jourdan F., Puffer J.H., Cupone, T., Tanner L. H., Weems, R.E., Bertrand H., Cirilli, S., Bellieni G., and De Min A., 2011, Timing and duration of the Central Atlantic magmatic province in the Newark and Culpeper basins, eastern U.S.A. , Lithos, v. 122, p. 175-188.

    • Puffer, J.H., Benimoff, A.I., and Steiner, J.C., 2010, Geochemical Characterization of New York City Schist Formations., New York State Geological Association, 82nd Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook, p. 163-182.

    • Puffer, J. H., Steiner, J. C., Block, K.A., and Benimoff,  A., 2010, The Timing, Layering, Comagmatic Basalt Flows, Granophyres, Trondhjemites, and Magma Source of the Palisades Intrusive System., New York State Geological Association, 82nd Annual Meeting, Field Trip Guidebook, p. 85-100.

    • Puffer, J. H., Block, K.A., and Steiner, J.C., 2009, Transmission of flood basalts through a shallow crustal sill and the correlation of sill layers with extrusive flows: The Palisades Intrusive System and the basalts of the Newark Basin, New Jersey, USA, The Journal of Geology, v. 17, p. 139-155. 

    • Puffer, J. H., Smith, D.N., and Germine Mark, 2006, Asbestiform minerals in the bedrock of the New Jersey Highlands: Geology and Environmental Health Implications: in Macaoay, S. and Montgomery W. (editors), Environmental Geology of the Highlands,  Geological Association of New Jersey Proceedings, v. 23, p. 61-79.

    • Puffer, J. H. and Graham, G. E., 2005, Genetic classification of Mesozoic copper deposits of New Jersey using contemporary USGS and CGS criteria: in Gates, A. E.  (editor), Newark Basin – View From the 21st Century, Geologic Association of New Jersey Field Guide and Proceedings, v. 22, p. 13-38.

    • Benimoff, A., and Puffer, J. H., 2005, Tri-modal fusion of meta-argillites along margins of early Jurassic diabase intrusions, New Jersey and New York. Northeastern Geology & Environmental Sciences, v. 27, p. 265-275.

    • Puffer, J.H. and Gorring. M.L., 2005, The Edison magnetite deposits in the context of pre-, syn-, and post-orogenic metallogenesis in the Grenville Highlands of New Jersey, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 42, p. 1735-1748.

    • Lindburg, S. R. and Puffer, J. H. 2004, The Sterling Hill Zinc Mine, Ogdensburg, New Jersey: in Gates, A. E., (editor), 2004 NAGT-ES Conference Field Trip Guide, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, p. 103-114. 

    • Benimoff, A., and Puffer, J. H., 2004, Migmatites formed by fusion of metasediments intruded by Cortland Complex, Stony Point, New York: in Puffer, J. H. and Volkert R. A. (editors), Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic, and Mesozoic Intrusive Rocks of Northern New Jersey and Southeastern New York, Geologic Association of New Jersey Field Guide and Proceedings, v. 21, p. 80-92

    • Puffer, J. H., 2004, Contrasting geochemistry, tectonic settings, and environmental impacts of Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic, and Mesozoic dike swarms of Northern New Jersey and their correlatives: in Puffer, J. H. and Volkert R. A. (editors), Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic, and Mesozoic Intrusive Rocks of Northern New Jersey and Southeastern New York, Geologic Association of New Jersey Field Guide and Proceedings, v. 21, p. 6-26.

    • Puffer, J. H. and Volkert R. A. (editors), 2004, Neoproterozoic, Paleozoic, and Mesozoic intrusive rocks of Northern New Jersey and Southeastern New York, Geologic Association of New Jersey Field Guide and Proceedings, v. 21, 118 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H., 2003, A reactivated back-arc source for CAMP Magma: in Hames, W. E., McHome, J. G., Renne, P. R., and Ruppel, C. (editors) The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights From Fragments of Pangea: American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 136, p. 151-162.

    • Olsen, P. E., Kent, D. V., Et-Touhami, M., and Puffer, J. H., 2003, Cyclo- magneto- and bio-stratigraphic constraints on the duration of the CAMP event and its relationship to the Triassic-Jurassic boundary: in Hames, W. E., McHome, J. G., Renne, P. R. and Ruppel, C. (editors) The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Insights From Fragments of Pangea: American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 136, p. 7-32.

    • Puffer, J.H., 2003, Geochemistry of Pangean and Rodinian continental flood basalts: in LeTourneau, P. M. and Olsen, P. E., (editors), The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, Volume 1, Tectonics, Structure, and Volcanism: New York, Columbia University Press, Chapter 11. p. 155-171.

    • McHone, J.G. and Puffer, J.H., 2003, Flood basalt provinces of the Pangean Atlantic Rift: Regional extent and environmental significance: in LeTourneau, P. M. and Olsen, P. E., (editors), The Great Rift Valleys of Pangea in Eastern North America, Volume 1, Tectonics, Structure, and Volcanism: New York, Columbia University Press, Chapter 10. p. 141-154.

    • Puffer, J. H., 2002, A late Neoproterozoic, Eastern Laurentian superplume: location, size, chemical composition, and environmental impact. American Journal of Science, v. 302, p. 1-27.

    • Puffer, J.H., 2001, Contrasting HFSE contents of plume sourced and reactivated arc-sourced continental flood basalts: Geology, v. 29, p. 675-678.

    • Puffer J.H., and Volkert, R. A., 2001, Pegmatoid and gabbroid layers in Jurassic Preakness and Hook Mountain Basalts, Newark Basin, New Jersey:  The Journal of Geology, v. 109, p. 585-601.

    • Puffer, J. H., 2001, Origin of five types of magnetite deposits in the New Jersey Highlands: in Slack, J. F., (editor), Proterozoic iron and zinc mines of the Adirondack Mountains and New Jersey Highlands: Society of Economic Geologists, Field Trip Guidebook Series, v. 35, pt.I., p. 103-110.

    • Volkert,R. A., and Puffer, J. H., 2001, Road log for the Sulfur Hill and Andover iron mines, New Jersey: in Slack, J. F., (editor),  Proterozoic iron and zinc mines of the Adirondack Mountains and New Jersey Highlands: Society of Economic Geologists, Field Trip Guidebook Series, v. 35, pt.I., p.99-102.

    • Zdenek, K. A., Tudek, J. K., Clavel, N. M., Germine, M. and Puffer, J. H., 2001, Crocidolite proto-mylonite of India Brook, New Jersey: water supply and other environmental implications: in Lacombe, P. and Harper, D. (editors) Geology in the service of public health hydrogeologic framework development for groundwater investigation, Geologic Association of New Jersey / American Water Research Association Conference Proceedings v. 28, p. 77-91.

    • Benimoff, A. I., and Puffer, J. H., 2001, The chemical uniformity of CAMP diabase types and the near absence of wall rock contamination in diabase from the Northern New Jersey and Staten Island, New York area: in Gates, A. E., (editor) Geology of the Lower Hudson Valley, New York State Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, v. 73, p. 4-58.

    • Benimoff, A. and Puffer, J. H., 2000, Syenitic and trondhjemitic fusion at Mesozoic diabase intrusion contacts with sedimentary rocks of northern New Jersey and Staten Island: Field-trip Guidebook, 35th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section, Geological Society of America, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 46 pp. 

    • Puffer, J.H., l999, editor, New Jersey Beaches and Coastal Processes From Geologic and Environmental Prospectives, Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, 159 pp.

    • Puffer, J.H., l999, Magnetite spherules as a measure of particulate air pollution influx into the beaches of New Jersey: in Puffer, J. H. (editor), New Jersey Beaches and Coastal Processes From Geologic and Environmental Prospectives, Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Geological Association of New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, p. 10-20.

    • Puffer, J.H., 1998, (editor) The Economic Geology of Central New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fifteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, October 16 & 17, Quality Inn, Somerset, NJ., 169 pp.

    • Puffer, J.H., l998, Origin of the Mesozoic red-bed copper deposits of New Jersey: in Puffer, J.H., (editor) Economic Geology of Central New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fifteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 67-86.  

    • Puffer, J.H. and L. Mullikin, 1998, Titanium rich sands of the Lakehurst Area, New Jersey: in Puffer, J.H., (editor) Economic Geology of Central New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fifteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 141-156.

    • Hover, V.C. and Puffer, J.H., l998, Road Log of the Economic Geology of Central New Jersey Field-Trip: in Puffer, J.H., (editor) Economic Geology of Central New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fifteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 157-167.  

    • Cattafi, P.P; Mahon, J.C.; Shaw, M.F.; Stefanik A.; Syred, T.A.; Villacis, J.P.; and Puffer, J.H., l998, The American Mine copper deposit of New Jersey: in Puffer, J.H., (editor) Economic Geology of Central New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fifteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 50-66.

    • Puffer, J.H. and Benimoff, A.I., l997, Fractionation, hydrothermal alteration, and wall-rock contamination of an early Jurassic diabase intrusion: Laurel Hill, New Jersey: Journal of Geology, v. 105, p. 99-110.

    • Benimoff, A.I. and Puffer, J.H., l997, The Economic Geology of Northern New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fourteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, 128 pp. 

    • Puffer, J. H., l997, Genesis of the New Jersey Highlands magnetite deposits on the basis of geochemical and structural evidence, in Benimoff, A.I. and Puffer, J.H. (editors), The Economic Geology of Northern New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fourteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 71-96.

    • Volkert, R.A., Benimoff, A.I., Puffer, J.H., Metsger, R., and Cummings, W., l997, Road Log of the Economic Geology of Northern New Jersey Field Trip: in Benimoff, A.I. and Puffer, J.H. (editors), The Economic Geology of Northern New Jersey, Field Guide and Proceedings, Fourteenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 117-128.

    • Panganamamula, R.V. and Puffer, J.H., l996, Geochemistry, petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Proterozoic mafic dike swarms, Eastern Dharwar Craton, India: Journal of the Geological Society of India, v. 47, p. 165-174.

    • Mancuso, C.I.; Gates, A.E; and Puffer, J.H., l996, Geochemical and petrologic evidence of Avalonian arc to rift transition from granitoids in Southeastern Rhode Island: in Nance, D.R., and Thompson, M.D., (editors), Avalonian and Related Peri-Gondwanan Terranes of the Circum-North Atlantic:  Geological Society of America, Special Paper 304, pp. 193-206.

    • Puffer, John H., and Jonathan Hush, l996, Early Jurassic diabase sheets and basalt flows, Newark Basin, New Jersey: An updated geological summary and field guide: in Benimoff, A.I. and Ohan, A.A., (editors), Field Trip Guide for the 68th Annual Meeting, New York State Geological Association, The College of Staten Island/CUNY, Staten Island, NY, p. 157-176.

    • Puffer, J.H., l996, Serpentinites of New York City and vicinity: in Benimoff, A.I. and Ohan, A.A., (editors), Field Trip Guide for the 68th Annual Meeting, New York State Geological Association, The College of Staten Island/CUNY, Staten Island, NY, p. 1-52.

    • Cadmus, D.; Hodgson, R.; Gatto, L. M.; and Puffer, J. H., 1996, Geochemical Traverse across Cameron’s Line, Boro Hall Park, Bronx, New York, in Hanson, G.N., (editor), Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, Long Island Geologists, SUNY Stony Brook, p. 26-32.

    • Volkert, R.A. and Puffer, J.H., l995, Late Proterozoic diabase dikes of the New Jersey Highlands - A remnant of Iapetan rifting in the North-Central Appalachians: United States Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1565-A, 22 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Ageitos, D. M.; Buehler, S. C.; Eicher, J. C.; Kaplan, C. H.; and Seeber, F. C., l994, Geochemistry of the schists of Central Park, New York City: in Hanson, G.N., (editor), Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, Long Island Geologists, SUNY Stony Brook, New York, p 86-92.

    • Eicher, J. C.; Ageitos, D. M.; Seeber, F. C.; Kaplan, C. H.; Buehler, S. C., and Puffer, J. H., l994, Geochemistry of the amphibolites of Central Park, New York City: in Hanson, G.N., (editor), Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, Long Island Geologists, SUNY Stony Brook, p. 44-45.

    • Puffer, J. H., l994, Initial and secondary Pangean Basalts: in Beauchamp, B; Embry, A.F.; and Glass, D., (editors), Pangea: Global Environments and Resources: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 17, p. 85-95.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Germine, M., l994, The Staten Island Meta-Peridotite: in Benimoff, A.I., (editor), Geology of Staten Island, New York, Field Guide and Proceedings, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 1-25.

    • Benimoff, A.I.; Merguerian, Charles; Sanders, J.E.; Puffer, J.H.; Germine, Mark; Pagano, T.S.; and Itturino, Norma, l994, Guide to Field Stops and Road Log for the Geology of Staten Island: in Benimoff, A.I., (editor), Geology of Staten Island, New York, Field Guide and Proceedings, Geological Association of New Jersey, p. 275-296.

    • Puffer, J. H. and Horter, D. L., l993, Origin of pegmatitic segregation veins within flood basalt: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 105, no. 6, p. 738-748.

    • Puffer, J. H., l993, (editor) Geologic Traverse Across the Precambrian Rocks of the New Jersey Highlands: Field Guide and Proceedings: Tenth Annual Meeting, Geological Association of New Jersey, Ledgewood, New Jersey, p. 1-211.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Panganamamula, R. V.; and Davin, M. T., 1993, Proterozoic iron deposits of the New Jersey Highlands: in Puffer, J. H., (editor) Geologic Traverse across the Precambrian Highlands of New Jersey: Geological Association of New Jersey, Ledgewood, New Jersey, p. 56-96.

    • Puffer, J. H. and Osian, E., 1993, Amphibolites and pyroxenites of the New Jersey Highlands: in Puffer, J. H., (editor) Geologic Traverse across the Precambrian Highlands of New Jersey: Geological Association of New Jersey, Ledgewood, New Jersey, P. 96-117.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Gates, A. E.; Gillespie, T. D.; and Costa, R., 1993, Field Guide to a geologic traverse across the Precambrian Highlands of New Jersey: in Puffer J. H., (editor) Geologic Traverse across the Precambrian Highlands of New Jersey, Geological Association of New Jersey, Ledgewood, New Jersey, P. 1-23.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Ragland, P. C., (editors), l992, Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism: Special Paper 268, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, 406 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H., l992, Eastern North American flood basalts in the context of the incipient breakup of Pangea: in Puffer, J. H., and Ragland, P. C., (editors) Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism: Geological Society of America, Special Paper 268, p. 95-119.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Student, J. J., l992, The volcanic structure and eruptive style of the Watchung Basalts, New Jersey: in Puffer, J. H. and Ragland, P. C., (editors) Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism: Geological Society of America, Special Paper 268, p. 261-279.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Husch, J. M.; and Benimoff, A. I., l992, The Palisades Sill and Watchung Basalt flows, northern New Jersey and southeastern New York: a Geological Summary and Field Guide: New Jersey Geological Survey, Open File Report OFR92-1, 27 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Volkert, R. A., l991, Generation of trondhjemite from partial melting of dacite under granulite facies conditions; An example from the New Jersey Highlands, USA: Precambrian Research, v. 51, p. 115-125.

    • Laskowich, C., and Puffer, J. H., l990, Volcanic diapers of the Orange Mountain Basalt, New Jersey: The Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Science, v. 35, p. 1-9.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Hush, J. M.; and Benimoff, A. I., l989, The Palisades Sill and Watchung Basalt flows of northern New Jersey and Southeastern New York: 24th Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Field Guide, 81 pp.

    • Manspeizer, W.; DeBoer, J. Z; Costain, J. K.; Froelich, A. J.; Coruh, C.; Olsen, P. E.; McHone, J. G.; Puffer, J. H.; and Powell, D., l989, Post-Paleozoic activity through the Appalachians: in Hatcher, R. D., Jr.; W.; Thomas, W. A. and Viele, G. (editors), The Appalachian/Ouachita Orogen in the United States: Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America v. F-2, p. 319-374.

    • Puffer, J. H., l989, The Watchung Basalts of Northeastern New Jersey: in Weis D. (editor) 61st Annual Meeting, New York State Geological Association, Field Trip Guidebook, Middletown, New York, p. 153-176.

    • Puffer, J. H., l989, Geology of Northeastern New Jersey: in Baskerville, C. A., (editor) Geology and Engineering Geology of the New York Metropolitan Area: 28th International Geological Congress, Field Trip 1361, p. 26-38.

    • Baskerville, C.A.; Coch, N.K.; Horenstein, S.; Prinz, M.; Puffer, J.H.; Roberts-Dolgin, G.R.; and Weiss, D. (editors) 1989, Geology and Engineering Geology of the New York Metropolitan Area, Field Trip Guidebook, v. T361, 59 pp. AGU, Washington. D.C., doi:10.1029/FT361.

    • Germine, M., and Puffer, J. H., l989, Origin and development of flexibility in asbestiform fibers: Mineralogical Magazine, v. 53, p. 327-335.

    • DeBoer, J. Z.; McHone, J. G.; Puffer, J. H.; Ragland, P. C.; and Whittington, D., l988, Mesozoic and Cenozoic magmatism: in Sheridan, R. E., and Grow, J. A., (editors), The Geology of North America, v. 1-2, The Atlantic Continental Margin, U.S.A: Geological Society of America, p. 217-241.

    • Puffer, J. H., l988, The Watchung Basalts Revisited: in Husch J. M. and Hozik, M. J., (editors) Geology of the Central Newark basin, Geological Association of New Jersey, Fifth Annual Field Conference, p. 83-106.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Philpotts, A. R., l988, Eastern North American quartz tholeiites: geochemistry and petrology, in Manspeizer, W. (editor) Triassic-Jurassic Rifting, Continental Breakup and the Origin of the Atlantic Ocean, Developments in Geotectonics, v. 22, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Amsterdam, p. 579-606.

    • Hurtubise, D. O., Puffer, J. H., and Cousiminer, J. H., l987, An offshore Mesozoic igneous sequence, Georges Bank Basin, North Atlantic: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 98, p. 430-438.

    • Puffer, J. H., l987, Copper mineralization of the Mesozoic Passaic Formation, northern New Jersey: in Vassiliou, A. H. (editor), Process Mineralogy VII, The Metallurigical Society of AIME-SEM, p. 303-313.

    • Puffer, J. H., l987, The Palisades Sill and Watchung Basalt flows, northern New Jersey: in Roy, D. C., (editor) Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide - Northeastern Section, p. 91-96.

    • Talkington, R., Gottfried, D., Lipin, B. R., Raitt, N., Puffer, J. H., and Shirley, D., l987, The distribution of the platinum-group-elements in the Palisades Sill, New Jersey:  in Prichard, H. M., Potts, P.J., Bowles, J. F. W., and Cribb S. J.: Proceedings of the symposium Geo-Platinum 87,  The Open University, Milton Keynes, England, p. 255-256.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Asemota, I., l986, Sulfide mineral distribution of northern New Jersey rock formations and their surface and groundwater induced acid generating capacity: in Epstein, C. M. (editor) Geological Investigations of the Coastal Plain of Southern New Jersey, Geological Association of New Jersey, Second Annual Meeting, Part 2, 30 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Asemota, I., l986, Distribution of sulfides in northern New Jersey and their acid generating capacity: Division of Water Resources, Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies, Rutgers, New Brunswick, 33 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H., Germine, M., and Maresca, G. P., l986, Rutile fibers in surface waters of northern New Jersey: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, v. 16, p. 103-109.

    • Vassiliou, A. H., and Puffer, J. H., l985, Uranium, rare earth and iron mineralization in pegmatite at the Bemco Mine prospect, Cranberry Lake, New Jersey, in Hausen, D. M., and Kopp, O. C., eds., Mineralogy – Applications to the minerals industry: New York, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Paul F. Kerr Memorial Symposium Volume, p. 71-87.

    • Puffer, J. H., l985, Comment and Reply on "Proterozoic anorogenic two-mica granites: Silver Plume and St. Vrain batholiths of Colorado: Geology, v. 13, p. 746-748.

    • Puffer, J. H. (editor), l984, Igneous rocks of the Newark Basin: Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Deposits, and Guide to Field Trip: Geological Association of New Jersey, 1st Annual Field Conference, l82 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H., l984, Early Jurassic eastern North American tholeiites: in Puffer J. H. (editor) Igneous Rocks of the Newark Basin: Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Deposits, and Guide to Field Trip: Geological Association of New Jersey, 1st Annual Field Conference, p. 1-15.

    • Puffer, J. H., l984, Relationships among ENA tholeiites: in Puffer J. H. (editor) Igneous Rocks of the Newark Basin: Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Deposits, and Guide to Field Trip: Geological Association of New Jersey, 1st Annual Field Conference, p. 16-44.

    • Puffer, J. H., l984, Volcanic rocks of the Newark Basin: in Puffer J. H. (editor) Igneous Rocks of the Newark Basin: Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Deposits, and Guide to Field Trip: Geological Association of New Jersey, 1st Annual Field Conference, p. 45-60.

    • Puffer, J. H., Geiger, F. J., and Caamano, E. J., l984, The Palisades diabase intrusive: in Puffer J. H. (editor) Igneous Rocks of the Newark Basin: Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Deposits, and Guide to Field Trip: Geological Association of New Jersey, 1st Annual Field Conference, p. 61-80.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Laskovich, C., l984, Secondary mineralization of Paterson area trap-rock quarries: in Puffer J. H. (editor) Igneous Rocks of the Newark Basin: Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Deposits, and Guide to Field Trip: Geological Association of New Jersey, 1st Annual Field Conference, p. 103-126.

    • Puffer, J. H., l984, Copper mineralization of the Newark Basin, New Jersey: in Puffer J. H. (editor) Igneous Rocks of the Newark Basin: Petrology, Mineralogy, Ore Deposits, and Guide to Field Trip: Geological Association of New Jersey, 1st Annual Field Conference, p. 127-136.

    • Maresca, G. P., and Puffer, J. H., and Germine, M., l984, Asbestos in lake and reservoir waters of Staten Island, New York: Source, concentration, mineralogy, and size distribution: Environmental Geology and Water Science, v. 6, p. 201-210.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Maresca, G.; and Germine, M., l983, Asbestos in water supplies of the northern New Jersey area: Division of Water Resources, Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, 88 pp.

    • Puffer, J. H., Germine, M., and Maresca, G. P., l982, Asbestos foes: Geotimes, v. 27, p. 12.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Cousminer, J. L., l982, Factors controlling the accumulation of titanium-iron oxide rich sands in the Cohansey Formation of the Lakehurst area, New Jersey: Economic Geology, v. 77, p. 370-382.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Germine, M. l982, bedrock-derived asbestos in ground-water from Mendhan, New Jersey: Preliminary studies: Proceedings of University Seminar on Pollution and Water Resources, Columbia University Press, v. 15, p. 67-94.

    • Puffer, J. H.,, Geiger, F. J., and Caamano, E. J., l982, The geochemistry of the Mesozoic igneous rocks of Rockland County, New York: Northeastern Geology, v. 4, p. 121-130.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Germine, M.; Hurtubise, D. O.; Mrotek, K. A.; and Bello, D. M., l981, Asbestos distribution in the Central Serpentine District of Maryland and Pennsylvania: Environmental Research, v. 23, p. 233-246.

    • Puffer, J. H., Hurtubise, D. O., Geiger, F. J., and Lechler, P. l981, Chemical composition and stratigraphic correlation of Mesozoic basalt units of the Newark Basin, New Jersey and the Hartford Basin, Connecticut: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 92, part 1, p. 155-159, part 11, p. 515-553.

    • Germine, M., and Puffer, J. H., l981, Distribution of asbestos in the bedrock of the northern New Jersey area: Environmental Geology, v. 3, p. 337-351.

    • Puffer, J. H., l980, Iron ore deposits of the New Jersey Highlands: in Manspeizer, W. (editor) Field Studies of New Jersey Geology and Guide to Field Trips: 52nd Annual Meeting, New York State Geological Association, Rutgers, University, Newark, New Jersey, p. 202-209.

    • Puffer, J. H., l980, Precambrian rocks of the New Jersey Highlands: in Manspeizer, W. (editor) Field Studies of New Jersey Geology and Guide to Field Trips: 52nd Annual Meeting, New York State Geological Association, Rutgers, University, Newark, New Jersey, p. 42-53.

    • Puffer, J. H., l980, Toxic Minerals: The Mineralogical Record, v. 11, p. 5-11.

    • Puffer, J. H.; Rampino, M. R.; and Russell, E. W., B., l980, Distribution and origin of magnetite spherules in air, water, and sediments of the New York City area and the North Atlantic Ocean: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 50, p. 247-256.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Lechler, P. l980, Geochemical cross-sections through the Watchung Basalts of New Jersey: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 91, part 1, p. 7-10, part 11, p. 156-191.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Lechler, P. l979, The geochemistry of Cushetunk Mountain, New Jersey: The New Jersey Academy of Science Bulletin, v. 24, p. 1-6.

    • Puffer, J. H., l979, Classroom dangers of toxic minerals: Journal of Geologic Education, v. 27, p. 150-153.

    • Puffer, J. H., l977, Geologic History of Berkeley Heights: in H. Desmond (editor) From the Passaic to the Watchungs, Redwood Press, Inc., Summit, New Jersey, p. 1-15.

    • Manspeizer, W.; Puffer, J. H.; and Cousminer, J. H., l976, The separation of Morocco and Eastern Northern America: A Triassic-Jurassic stratigraphic record: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 80, p. 901-920.

    • Puffer, J. H., l975, The Kramer borate mineral assemblage, Boron, California: The Mineralogical Record, v. 6, p. 84-91.

    • Puffer, J. H., l975, Some North American iron-titanium oxide bearing pegmatites: American Journal of Science, v. 275, p. 708-730.

    • Haji-Vassiliou, A, and Puffer, J. H., l975, A macrocrystalline attapulgite-palygorskite occurrence in calcite veins: The American Mineralogist, v. 60, p. 328-330.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Cohen, R. S., l975, Field determination of sodium and potassium in feldspars by ion-selective electrodes: Chemical Geology, v. 15, p. 217-222.

    • Cohen, R. S.; Hemmes, P.; and Puffer, J. H., l975, M-Benzene-Disulfonic-Acid (BDS) as a superior accompanying acid for routine silicate rock analysis: Chemical Geology, v. 16, p. 307-309.

    • Buscemi, P. A., and Puffer, J. H., l975, Chemico-trophic attributes of detrital aggregates in a New Mexico alkaline reservoir: Verh. Internat. Verin, Limnology, v. 19, p. 358-366.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Peters, J. J., l974, Magnetite veins in diabase of Laurel Hill, New Jersey: Economic Geology, v. 69, p. 1294-1299.

    • Puffer, J. H., l974, Magnetite spherules in Miocene versus Recent sands of New Jersey: Meteoritics, v. 9, p. 281-288.

    • Puffer, J. H., l972, Iron bearing minerals as indicators of intensive variables pertaining to granitic rocks from the Pegmatite Points area, Colorado: American Journal of Science, v. 272, p. 273-289.

    • Puffer, J. H., l970, Exsolution in magnetite and ilmenite from granite and pegmatite: International Metallographic Society Proceedings, v. 3, p. 141-150.

    Published Abstracts

    • Benimoff A.I. and Puffer J.H., 2013, Mantle Potential Temperature Trend, Goldschmidt
    2013 Conference in Florence Italy. Mineralogical Magazine 77(5) p. 686.*

    • Puffer, J.H., and Benimoff, A. I., 2013, The CAMP magma source: GSA Northeastern Section Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, Number 1, p. 126.

    • Steiner, J., Sviridov, L., Puffer, J.H., Block, K.A., and Steiner, N., 2013, The Orange Mountain Flow, New Jersey: A stratigraphically zoned decompressed-melt composite basalt: GSA Northeastern Section Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, Number 1, p. 127.

    • Block, K.A., Steiner, J., Puffer, J.H., and Steiner, N., 2013, Unraviling the complex textural heredity of melanogranophyres in the Palisades Sill, NY and NJ: GSA Northeastern Section Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, Number 1, p. 127.

    • Puffer, J.H., Steiner, J., Steiner, N., and Block, K.A., 2013, Sodium contamination of Newark Basin Basalts: GSA Northeastern Section Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, Number 1, p. 127.

    • Alexander, J., Puffer, J.H., and Benimoff, A.I., 2013, New evidence of volcanic ash in the Lockatong Formation of the Newark Basin: GSA Northeastern Section Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, Number 1, p. 127.

     Puffer, J. H., and Laskowich, C., 2009, Volcanic diapirs: Evidence of volatile driven convection within Jurassic flood basalt flows, Paterson, New Jersey: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Abstract V11B-1936.

    • Steiner, J. C., Block, K. A., and Puffer, J. H., 2009, Correlations of the Palisades intrusive conduit with the Orange Mountain Basalt, New Jersey: American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Abstract V51C-1710.

    • Germine, M. Trent, T.  Abraham, J.L., Puffer, J. H., and Benimoff A., 2009, Exposure to tremolite fibers of natural origin in the El Dorado Hills area, California: A case study of in vivo alteration, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, Abstracts with Program, v. 41, No 6,

    • Puffer, J.H.; Benimoff, A.; and Steiner, J.C., 2009, Geochemical characterization of the Manhattan Schist and its distribution throughout Manhattan, New York: Geol. Soc. America, Northeastern Section, Portland, Maine. Abstracts with Program, v. 41, No 1,

    • Benimoff, Alan I. and Puffer, J.H. 2008, Sediment fusion in the Palisades dolerite and Karroo dolerite: A comparison. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, Abstracts with Program, v. 40, No 6, p. x.

    • Benimoff, A. I., and Puffer, J.H., 2007, Effects of metasomatism and host rock fusion on the chemistry of early Jurassic Palisades diabase in the Newark Basin. Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Duram, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Program, v. 39, No 1, p. 94.

    • Puffer, J. H., Block, Karin A., and Steiner, Jeffrey C., 2007, Correlation of four Palisades magmas with overlying basalt flows, Newark Basin, New Jersey and New York, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Duram, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Program, v. 39, No 1, p. 94.

    • Steiner, J. C.; Steiner, N.; Block, Karin A.; and Puffer, J. H., 2007, Interactive data language mapping for quantitative petrographic characterization: Palisades ferro-basalts and granophyres, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Duram, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Program, v. 39, No 1, p. 93.

    • Block, Karin A.; Steiner, J. C.; Steiner, N.; and Puffer, J. H., 2007, Iron enrichment in basaltic rocks of the Newark Basin: Crystallization in an open system, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Duram, New Hampshire, Abstracts with Program, v. 39, No 1, p. 93.

    • Puffer, J.H., 2007, Supertoxic flood basalts: the CAMP – Siberian Trap connection, EOS Transactions of the AGU, v. 88, No 52, Fall Meeting, Supplement, Abstract T11C-0735.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Gorring, M. L., 2004, The Edison Iron Mine, New Jersey: A middle Proterozoic metarhyolite hosted Appalachian magnetite deposit, Geological Society of America, Northeastern/Southeastern Section, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Abstracts with Program, v. 36, No. 2, p. 145.

    • Benimoff, A. I., and Puffer, J. H., 2003, Bi-modal (trondhjemitic/granitic) fusion of sedimentary rocks along margins of early Jurassic diabase intrusions, New Jersey and New York: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Abstracts with Program, v. 35, No. 3, p. 88.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Benimoff, A. I., 2003, The widespread uniform rift-related extrusives, and some local diverse intrusives, of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Abstracts with Program, v. 35, No. 3, p. 89.

    • Puffer, J. H., Kowbecker, A.; Dundas, M.; Sandeep, S.; and Villacis, L. 2003, A large pure graphic-granite pegmatite, The fusion Product of meta-rhyolite at the zero fault, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Abstracts with Program, v. 35, No. 3, p. 5.

    • Et-Touhami, M., Olsen P. E., Kent, D. V., and Puffer J. H., 2002, Lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, and magnetic evidence for brief and synchronous early Mesozoic basalt eruption over Morocco immediately after the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. International Geologic Correlation Programme Project 458: Triassic/Jurassic Boundary Events: Mass Extinction, Global Environmental Change, and Driving Forces, Abstracts with Program, p. 10.

    • Manspeizer, W. and Puffer, J. H., 2002, Comparison of the continental syn-basalt (CAMP) earliest Jurassic age strata of eastern North America rift basin with coeval continental to marine strata of Morocco, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Abstracts with Program, v. 34, No. 3. p. x.

    • Germine, M. and Puffer, J. H., 2001, Winchite and crocidolite asbestos in a historical sample of the Libby Montana vermiculite product: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Asbestos Health Effects Conference, May 25, Oakland California.

    • Germine, M., Trent, T., Abraham, J. L., and Puffer, J. H., 2001, Exposure to tremolite fibers of natural origin in El Dorado County, California: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Asbestos Health Effects Conference, May 25, Oakland California. p. x

    • Et-Touhami, M., Olsen P. E., and Puffer, J. H., 2001, Lithostratigraphic and biostyratigraphic evidence for brief and synchronous Early Mesozoic basalt eruption over the Maghreb (Northwest Africa). Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Supplement, v. 82, no. 20, p. S276.

    • Olsen, P.E., Kent, D. V., Et-Touhami, M., and Puffer, J. H., 2001, Cyclo-magneto-and bio-stratigraphic constraints on the duration of the CAMP, event and its relationship to the Triassic-Jurasic Boundary: AGU, v. x, p. x.

    • Benimoff, A. I., and Puffer, J. H., 2001, S-type granitoids produced by sediment fusion in the thermal aureole of Early Jurassic diabase in the Newark Basin. Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass, v. 32, No. 1, p. x.

    • Benimoff, A.I., Puffer, J.H., and Sclar, C.B., 2000, Fusion of Lockatong Argillite at the base of the Palisades Sill, Fort Lee, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, New Brunswick, New Jersey, v. 31, p. A-5.

    • Puffer, J. H., 2000, Location and size of Rodinian Superplume based on regional variations in chemical composition of Eastern North American flood basalts and related dike swarms: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, New Brunswick, New Jersey, v. 31, p. A-67.

    • Manspeizer, W. and Puffer, J. H., 2000, Oldest Atlantic MORB extrusion records early ridge event on the passive margin of Morocco: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, New Brunswick, New Jersey, v. 31, p. A-57.

    • Benimoff, A.I., Puffer, J.H., and Sclar, C.B., 2000, Partitioning of elements between trondhjemite melt and residual hornfels: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, v. 31, p. x.

    • Puffer, J.H., l999, Tectonic Controls on the Geochemistry of Continental Flood Basalts: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Spring Meeting, Boston, Mass., v. 80, No. 17, April 27, 1999 Supplement, p. S-317.

    • Benimoff, A.I., Puffer, J.H., and Sclar, C.B., 1998, REE Geochemical Study of the Alkalic Syenite at Brookville, NJ: 11. Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Portland Maine, v. 30, p. A-5.

    • Puffer, J.H., and Volkert, R.A. 1998, Thick basaltic pegmatite and gabbroid bodies in Preakness Basalt, Newark Basin, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Portland Maine, v. 30, p. A-67.

    • Benimoff, A.I., Puffer, J.H., and Sclar, C.B., 1998, A geochemical study of trondhjemite intrusion into the early Jurassic Palisades Sill: Derived by fusion of Lockatong Argillite, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, v. 30, p. A-259.
     
    • Benimoff, A.I., Puffer, J.H., and Sclar, C.B., l997, Petrology of the Alkalic Syenite at Brookville, New Jersey: 11. Mineral Chemistry: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, King of Prussia, Penn., v. 29, p. x.

    • Puffer, J.H., l997, High-Field-Strength Element Content of Continental Flood Basalts as a Basis for Determining Magma Source: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, King of Prussia, Penn., v. 29, p. x.

    • Benimoff, A.I., Puffer, J.H., and Sclar, C.B., l996, Origin of Alkalic (Nepheline-Normative) Syenite by Fusion of Lockatong Argillite in the Thermal Aureole of a Diabase Sill at Brookville, N.J.: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Buffalo, N.Y., v. 28, p. 39.

    • Puffer, J.H., l996, Geochemistry of Pangean and Rodinian Continental Flood Basalts: in LeTorneau, P.M. and Olsen, P.E. (editors), Aspects of Triassic-Jurassic Rift Basin Geoscience Abstracts: Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill CT, State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut Miscellaneous Reports 1., p. 39. 

    • McHone, J.G. and Puffer, J.H., l996, Hettangian Flood Basalts across the Initial Pangaean Rift: in LeTorneau, P.M. and Olsen, P.E. (editors), Aspects of Triassic-Jurassic Rift Basin Geoscience Abstracts: Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill CT, State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut Miscellaneous Reports 1., p. 29.

    • Benimoff, A.I., Sclar, C.B., and Puffer, J.H., l995, Geochemical aspects of the Trondhjemitic-syenitic dikes of the injection zone at the contact of intrusive diabase, Laurel Hill (Snake Hill), Secaucus, N.J.: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Cromwell, Connecticut, v. 27, p. 29.

    • Puffer, J.H., Sclar, C.B., and Benimoff, A.I., l995, Reduction and hydrothermal transport of iron in the thermal aureole of the Laurel Hill (Snake Hill) intrusive Diabase, Secaucus, NJ: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Cromwell, Connecticut, v. 27, p. 75.

    • Laskowich, Chris, and Puffer, J.H., l995, Secondary mineralization of large vugs in basaltic diapirs of Orange Mountain Basalt, New Jersey, l995, Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Cromwell, Connecticut, v. 27, p. 63.

    • Zega, T.J., Nielson, K.E., Gedal, Daniel, Marcassoli, C.M., and Puffer, J.H., l995, The Byram and Lake Hopatcong granites of the New Jersey Highlands: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Cromwell, Connecticut, v. 27, p. 94.

    • Puffer, J. H., Beminoff, A. I., and Sclar C. B., l994, Generation of microsyenite by melting of Passaic siltstone at the contact with intrusive diabase, Laurel Hill (Snake Hill), Secaucus, N.J.: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section Binghampton, New York, Abstracts with program v. 26, p. 67.

    • Puffer, J. H., l994, Normal and enriched continental flood basalts: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Binghamton, New York, Abstracts with Program, v. 26, p. 67.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Proctor, Theodor, l994, Distribution of copper in the Orange Mountain Basalt, Related Diabase Dikes, and Underlying Passaic Formation, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, Abstracts with Program, v. 26, p. A-402.

    • Mancuso. C. I., and Puffer, J. H., l993, Geochemical characteristics of the Bulgarmarsh Granite of the Fall River Pluton in the Avalonian Superterrane of southeastern New England: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Burlington, Vermont, v. 25, p. 36.

    • Puffer, J. H., Benimoff, A. I., and Sclar, C. B., l993, Thermal metamorphism of sediments at the basal contact of the Orange Mountain Basalt, Paterson, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Burlington, Vermont, v. 25, p. 72.

    • Imfeld, K. L.; Kaplan, C. H.; Kosinski, J. S.: Seeber, F. C.; and Puffer J. H., l993, Serpentinites of Staten Island, New York and Castle Point, New Jersey: Petrology:  The Bulletin New Jersey Academy of Science, v. 38, p. 17.

    • Ageitos, D. M.; Buehler, S. C.; Eicher, J. C.; Rodda, T. D.; and Puffer, J. H., l993, Serpentinites of Staten Island, New York and Castle Point, New Jersey: Geochemistry:  The Bulletin New Jersey Academy of Science, v. 38, p. 17.

    • Puffer, J. H., l993, Early Jurassic Basalts of the Algarve Basin, Portugal: Carboniferous to Jurassic Pangea, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Program and Abstracts, Calgary, Canada, p. 254.

    • Puffer, J. H., l993, Geochemistry of the Initial extrusions of Flood Basalt onto Pangean Rift Basins:  Carboniferous to Jurassic Pangea, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Program and Abstracts, Calgary, Canada, p. 253.

    • Puffer, J. H. and Germine, Mark, and Panganamamula, R. V., l993, Distribution of asbestos in the Serpentinite of Staten Island, New York and Castle Point, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Boston, Mass. Abstracts with program v. 25, no 6, p. A-350.

    • Puffer, J. H., Abrams, E. J., Kidd, J. F., and Lasher, L. M., l992, Petrology of the Laurel Hill Diabase Intrusion, Secaucus, New Jersey and its Geogchemical Correlation with the Early Jurassic Watchung Flood Basalts: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, v. 24, p. 69.

    • Puffer, J. H., Pamganamaula, R. V., Davin, M. T., Bross, J. J., Fox, G. E., and Klewsaat, D. R., l992, The origin of the Edison Magnetite ore Deposits in the Proterozoic Highlands of New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, v. 24, p. 69.

    • Puffer, J. H., l992, The geochemical effects of weathering, contamination, hydrothermal activity and metasomatism on Early Jurassic HTQ-type Eastern North American flood basalts: Geological Association of Canada, Annual Meeting, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Abstracts, v. 17, p. 93.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Proctor, Theodor, l992, Copper mineralization at the base of the Orange Mountain Basalt, Newark Basin, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Cincinnati, Ohio, v. 24, p. A23.

    • Panganamamula, R. V., and Puffer, J. H., l992, Proterozoic tholeiitic mafic dike swarms of the Eastern Dharwar Craton, India: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Cincinnati, Ohio, v. 24, p. A260.

    • Hassinan, W. T., and Puffer, J. H., l992, Contamination of New Jersey Beach Sand with Magnetite Spherules from Industrial Air Pollution: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Cincinnati, Ohio, v. 24, p. A33.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Horter, D. L., l991, Basaltic pegmatites of the Lolo Basalt, Washington and the Watchung Basalts, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Northeastern/Southeastern Section, Baltimore, Maryland, Abstracts with Program, v. 23, p. 118.

    • Puffer, J. H., Volkert, R. A., and Hozik, M. J., l991, Probable Late Proterozoic mafic dikes in the New Jersey Highlands: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Baltimore, Maryland, v. 23, p. 118.

    • Germine, M., and Puffer, J. H., l990, Geochemistry of the New York Group Serpentinite.  Empire State Geogram, abstract, v. 26, p. 16.

    • Germine, M., and Puffer, J.H., l990, Asbestos content of the Staten Island Serpentinite.  Empire State Geogram, abstract, v. 26, p. 6.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Volkert, R. A., l990, Geochemistry of a Middle Proterozoic Tonalite/Trondhjemite suite from the New Jersey Highlands: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Syracuse, NY, Abstracts with Program v. 22, p. 63.

    • Benimoff, A. I., Puffer, J. H., and Sclar, C. B., l989, A Trondhjemite dike in the Palisades Sill at the western end of the I-95 cut: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, v. 21, p. 4.

    • Puffer, J. H., l989, The Watchung Basalts, New Jersey: A reinvestigation: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, v. 21, p. 59.

    • Germine, M. and Puffer, J. H., l989, Mineralogical definition of asbestos: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, v. 21, p. 17-18.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Volkert, R. A., l989, The Losee Gneiss, A proterozoic trondhjemite, Reading Prong, New Jersey, USA: Symposium on Precambrian Granitoids, Geological Survey of Finland, University of Helsinki, Finland, Special Paper 8, p. 104.

    • Hull, J., Puffer, J. H., and Koto, R., l988, Ordovician "Group 4" Magmatism, in the North-Central Appalachians: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Portland, Maine, v. 20, p. 29.

    • Puffer, J. H., l987, Mesozoic copper deposits of eastern North America: TMS-AIME Annual Meeting Program, Denver, Colorado, p. 33.

    • Talkington, R. W.; Gottfried, D.; Lipin, B. R.; Rait, N.; Puffer, J. H.,; and Shirley, D. N., l987, The distribution of the Platinum-Group-Elements in the Palisades Sill, New Jersey: in Geology of the Early Mesozoic Basins of North America Workshop, May 11-14, United States Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, p. 32.

    • Puffer, J. H., l986, Intravolcanic relationships within the Culpeper Basin, Virginia: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Southeastern Section, v. 18, No. 3, p. 260.

    • Hurtubise, D. O. and Puffer, J. H., l985, Nephline normative alkalic dolerite of the Georges Bank Basin, North Atlantic: Part of an Early Cretaceous eastern North American alkalic province: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, v. 17, p. 25.

    • Vassiliou, A. H., and Puffer, J. H., l985, Uranium, rare earth and iron mineralization in pegmatite at the Bemco Mine Prospect, Cranberry Lake, New Jersey, TMS-AIME Annual Meeting Program, Paul F. Kerr Memorial Symposium, New York, p. 44.

    • Leavy, B. D., and Puffer, J. H., l983, Physical and chemical characteristics of four Jurassic basalt units in the Culpeper Basin, Virginia: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Southeastern Section, Tallahassee, Florida, v. 15, No. 2, p. 92.

    • Hurtubise, D. O., and Puffer, J. H., l983, Geochemistry and petrology of the Pomperaug Basin Basalt, Connecticut: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Southeastern Section, Tallahassee, Florida, v. 15, No. 2, p. 91.

    • Puffer, J. H., Pestana, E. M., and Theokritoff, G., l983, Geochemical characteristics of rift related volcanic rocks in the Appalachian Orogen: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Kiamesha Lake, New York, v. 15, No. 3, p. 184.

    • Maresca, G. P., Puffer, J. H., and Germine, M. l983, Chrysotile, asbestos content of Silver Lake Reservoir, Staten Island, New York: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Kiamesha Lake, New York, v. 15, No. 3, p. 138.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Hurtubise, D. O., l983, Eastern North American Jurassic Basalts: An inter-basin petrologic model: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, Abstracts with Program, v. 15, No. 6, p. 665.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Hurtubise, D. O., l982, Early Jurassic basalt of Fundy Basin, Nova Scotia: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern-Southeastern Section, Washington, DC, v. 14, p. 74.

    • Puffer, J. H., DiPlacido, A., Hurtubise, E., and Leavy, B. D., l981. Chemical composition of the igneous flow units of the Culpeper Basin, Virginia: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Southeastern Section, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, v. 13, p. 33.

    • Germine, M. Puffer, J. H., and Maresca, G. P., l981, Water supply contamination from bedrock asbestos in the northern New Jersey area: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, v. 13, No, 7. p. 458.

    • Puffer, J. H., Hurtubise, D., Geiger, F., and Lechler, P., l980, Geochemical comparison of the Mesozoic basalt of the Hartford Basin Connecticut and the Newark Basin, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, v. 12, p. 78.

    • Geiger, F. S., Puffer, J. H., and Lechler, P.S., 1980, Geochemical and petrographic evidence of the former extent of the Watchung Basalts of New Jersey and of the eruption of the Palisades Magma onto the floor of the Newark Basin:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania v. 12, p. 37.

    • Manspeizer, W., and Puffer, J. H., l976, Subduction rifting and sea floor spreading: A volcanic record in Morocco and Eastern North America: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern and Southeastern Sections,  Arlington, Virginia, v. 8, p. 224-225.

    • Manspeizer, W., and Puffer, J. H., l974, Basalt geochemistry: Sea-Floor spreading, North Africa and North America: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 55, No. 4, p. 460.

    • Manspeizer, W., and Puffer, J. H., l974, Triassic Basalts: Morocco and North America: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Baltimore, Maryland, v. 6, p. 50.

    • Haji-Vissiliou, A., and Puffer, J. H., l974, Uranium-rare earth mineralization at Charlotte Mine prospect near Cranberry Lake, New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Northeastern Section, Baltimore, Maryland, v. 6, p. 33.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Cousminer, J. L., l974, Titanium-iron oxide, rich sands of the Kirkwood and Cohansey Formations, central New Jersey: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, Annual Meeting, Boulder Colorado, v. 6, p. 917-918.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Cousminer, J. L., l974, Titanium-iron oxide rich sands of the Kirkwood and Cohansey Formations, central New Jersey: Economic Geology, v. 69, p. 1185.

    • Peters, J. J., and Puffer, J. H., l973, Magnetite veins in diabase of Snake Hill, Secaucus, New Jersey: New Jersey Academy of Science Bulletin, v. 18, No. 1, p. 22.

    • Miller, B. B., and Puffer, J. H., l972, The cordierite zone of hornfels near the base contact of the Palisades Sill at Weehawken, New Jersey, New Jersey Academy of Science Bulletin, v. 17, p. 46.

    • Puffer, J. H., l971, Magnetite and hematite bearing pegmatites of the New Jersey Highlands: New Jersey Academy of Science, Princeton, Univ. New Jersey, Annual Meeting Program, p. 1.

    • Puffer, J. H., and Buscemi, P. A., l970, The mineralogy of ditritus and residue from Almogordo and Ute Reservoirs, New Mexico: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Meeting Program, Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division, Las Vegas, New Mexico, p. 14.

    • Buscemi, P. A., and Puffer, J. H., l970, Detrital distribution patterns and consumer pyramids in a high plains alkaline reservoir: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Meeting Program, Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division, Las Vegas, New Mexico, p. 31.

    • Puffer, J. H., l970, Iron rich zone of Kingman, Arizona pegmatites: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, Abstracts with Program, p. 658-659.

    • Puffer, J. H., l969, Biotite from Colorado granite and its water fugacity of formation: Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Abstracts with Program, p. 183-184.

    • Puffer, J. H., l968, Magnetite and ilmenite in granite and pegmatite from Pegmatite Points, Colorado: Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, Abstracts with Program, p. 243.