MHornMarty Horn
Acting Assistant Director
Email: mhorn@lsu.edu
Telephone: 225-578-2681

Marty Horn joined the Louisiana Geological Survey as an assistant professor of research in January 2007. He had previously been employed at LSU since 2002 as an instructor in the LSU Department of Geology and Geophysics, where he also served as the field camp director.Horn earned a B.S. in Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma in 1982, an M.S. in Geology at the Arizona State University in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences & Geology at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996. After graduation he taught courses in Mineralogy, Petrology, Volcanology, and Field Geology at UTA as an adjunct professor.While at UTA Horn also worked as a geologist for Snyder Oil Company, where he primarily focused on the Hosston and Cotton Valley trends of north Louisiana. At the LGS he has returned to full-time research on north Louisiana oil and gas reserves.

 

Recent Publications:

Geology of the Silver Cliff – Rosita Hills Mining District and Spanish Peaks Area, Paul Krutak, John Barwin, and Marty Horn, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Field Trip # [403], 2004.

Preliminary Geologic Map of the Ojitos Frios Quadrangle, San Miguel County, New Mexico, Horn, Marty and Michael J. Timmons, New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources map OFGM-130, 2006

Reference Logs for Cotton Valley and Louark Stratigraphic Groups, North Louisiana: A Pilot Study, Horn, M., Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Houston, TX, October, 2008.

Bossier-Haynesville Shale North Louisiana Salt Basin: Geological & Geochemical Characterization, Goddard, D. A., E. A. Mancini, S. C. Talukar, M. Horn, in “Bossier-Haynesville Shale, North Louisiana Salt Basin: Geological & geochemical Characterization”, PTTC and Shreveport Geological Society Workshop, Shreveport, Louisiana, September, 2008.

Hydrocarbon Generating Potential: Jurassic Cotton Valley – Bossier Group, North Louisiana Salt Basin, Goddard, Donald A., Ernest Mancini, Marty R. Horn, and Suhas C. Talukdar, Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Houston, TX, October, 2008.

Reference Sections for Jurassic Cotton Valley & Louark Groups, North Louisiana Subsurface, Horn, M., South-Central Section Geological Society of America, Dallas, TX, March 2009.

Toward a Better Definition of Haynesville Formation, Northern Louisiana Subsurface, Horn, M., AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, CO., June 2009.

Stratigraphic Relationships and Nomenclature of the Cotton Valley and Louark Groups, Northwest Louisiana Subsurface, Horn, M., Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, p. 353, 2009.

Geology of Grindstone Bluff, A Thalweg Exposure of Wilcox Group Near Shreveport, Louisiana, Horn, Marty, Paul Heinrich, and Richard McCulloh, NewsInsights, v. 19, no. 2, Louisiana Geological Survey, 2009.

Problems and Progress in Defining Louark Group Lithostratigraphic Boundaries: Results from Examination of Well Samples and Recent Geophysical Well Logs, Horn, M., Transactions of the 60th Annual GCAGS Convention, San Antonio, TX, October 2010.

Has Water Demand Associated with Haynesville Hydrofracturing Activity Impacted Wilcox Aquifer Water Quality?, Carlson, Douglas, Thomas Van Biersel, and Marty Horn, Geol. Soc. Amer. South-Central Mtg., New Orleans, March, 2011.

Initial Examination of Chemical Variability within Atchafalaya Basin During Spring-Summer Flood of 2011, Carlson, Douglas A. and M. Horn, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition Program, 9-12 October, 2011.

Examination of Factors Influencing Methane Concentration Within Wilcox Aquifer in Northwest Louisiana, Carlson, Douglas A. and M. Horn, GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition Program, 9-12 October, 2011.

Leesville, Louisiana 30 X 60 Minute Quadrangle Geologic Map, Louisiana Geological Survey, LGS Open File Map 2011-01, July 2012.

Winnfield, Louisiana 30 X 60 Minute Quadrangle Geologic Map, Louisiana Geological Survey, LGS Open File Map 2011-02, July 2012.

Impact of Seasons, Nutrient Pulse, and Mississippi River Flood of the Spring-Summer of 2011 on Water Quality in Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, Carlson, Douglas and M Horn, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Proceedings, October 21-24, 2012.

Evidence that Old Oil and Gas Fields Influence Chemistry of Overlying Wilcox Aquifer, Carlson, Douglas and M. Horn, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Proceedings, October 21-24, 2012.

Wilcox Aquifer, Northwest Louisiana: Influences on Groundwater Chemistry as Determined from Chloride and Bromide Concentrations, Horn, M. and Douglas Carlson, Geological Society of America, South-Central Mtg., Austin, TX, Abstracts with Program, p.26, 2013.

Geophysical Study of an Archeological Site near Buras, Louisiana, Horn, M., Project Report submitted to R. Goodwin & Associates, New Orleans, Louisiana, 36 pp. 2014.

Geophysical and Geological Investigation of Bishop Cemetery, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Horn, M., Report submitted to Marathon Petroleum Company, Garyville, Louisiana, LSU-SPS #43433, 27 p. + Appendix.

Trials of Near-Surface Geophysics at Archeological Sites in SE Louisiana, Gregory, B., M. Horn, and Brooks Ellwood, Gulf Coast Associations of Geological Societies Proceedings, Houston, TX, September, 2015.

Final Report on Stream Gaging and Rating Curve Study of Fifty-One Louisiana Streams, Carlson, Douglas, Marty Horn, Reed Bourgeois, Riley Milner, Brian Harder, Patrick O’Neil, Chacko John, and Robert Paulsell, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Interagency Agreement 2215-13-02, 2015.

Coal Bed Atlas of Louisiana, Horn, M., John E. Johnston, and Warren Schulingkamp, NCRDS Report, US Geological Survey Contract # G10AC000456, 15p + plates, 2015.

LGS Finishes Coal-Bed Methane Study under National Resources Data System (NCRDS), Horn, M. (not credited), NewsInsightsOnline, La. Geol. Surv., v. 25, p. 7, 2015.

Geophysical Investigation of Bishop Cemetery, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, Horn, M. (not credited), NewsInsightsOnline, La. Geol. Surv., v. 25, pp. 8 – 9, 2015.

Electrical and Magnetic Geophysical Surveys at Highland Cemetery, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Horn, M., La. Geol. Surv. Rept. of Invest., 2016, in prep.

The 2016 Texas State Archaeological Field School at the Cross Bar Ranch, Bousman, Britt, Marty Horn, Robert Z. Selden, Chris Lintz, Chris Jurgens, Mike Mudd, and Caitlin Gulihur, Texas Arch. Soc. 87th Ann. Mtg., Oct. 28-30, 2016, Nacogdoches, TX, 2016.

Preliminary Geophysical Investigations of Chalmette Battlefield and Chalmette National Cemetery, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, Horn, M., La. Geol. Surv. Rept. of Invest., 2016, in prep.