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Marti L. Miller

Title: Geology Office Chief/Research Geologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7437
Fax: (907) 786-7401
Email: mlmiller@usgs.gov

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Education and/or Training

M.S.1980Stanford University, California Geology
B.S.1976Stanford University, California

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Research on the geology, tectonics, and mineral resources of southwestern Alaska and Prince William Sound

Professional Experience

2003-presentProject Chief, Regional Geologic and Mineral Deposit Data for Alaska's Economic Development. This umbrella project focuses on various parts of Alaska where collection and interpretation of new geologic, geochemical, and (or) geophysical data help define undiscovered metallic resources. The current focus areas are southwest Alaska and Seward Peninsula.
1998-2002Leader, Kuskokwim Mineral Belt Study. Evaluated the lithologic, geochemical, structural, and tectonic controls of mineralization in the 190,000-km2 Kuskokwim Mineral Belt.
1995-1996Team Leader and Principal Investigator, Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Calista Native Corporation to study the geology and metallic resources of the Stuyahok area, Holy Cross quadrangle.
1993-1995Team Leader, Sleetmute Quadrangle Mineral/Environmental Study.
1984-1992Team Leader, Mineral Resource Assessment of the Iditarod quadrangle, west-central Alaska.

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Alaska Geological Society
Alaska Miners Association
American Geophysical Union
Geological Society of America
Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
Alaskan Geology, Inc., Non-profit, President

Honors and/or Awards

Star Awards, 1998, 2001, 2002
Special Act Service Award, 1997

Publications

Total pubs: 26

Bradley, D., W. C. McClelland, R. M. Friedman, P. B. O'Sullivan, P. W. Layer, M. L. Miller, J. A. Dumoulin, A. B. Till, J. L. Wooden, and J. G. Abbott. 2014. Proterozoic geochronological links between the Farewell, Kilbuck and Arctic Alaska Terranes. Journal of Geology 122. doi:10.1086/675663 [Details] [Full Publication]

Karl, S. M., R. B. Blodgett, K. A. Labay, S. E. Box, D. C. Bradley, M. L. Miller, W. K. Wallace, and J. F. Baichtal. 2011. Fossil locations and data for the Taylor Mountains, and parts of the Bethel, Goodnews, and Dillingham quadrangles, southwestern Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 2011-1065, 2 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Hudson, T. `., M. L. Miller, E. P. Klimasauskas, and P. W. Layer. 2010. Reconnaissance study of the Taylor Mountains pluton, southwestern Alaska. US Geological Survey 2010-1776A, 13 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Schmidt, J. M., T. D. Light, L. J. Drew, F. H. Wilson, M. L. Miller, and R. W. Saltus. 2007. Undiscovered locatable mineral resources in the Bay Resource Management Plan Area, southwestern Alaska: A Probabilistic Assessment. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5039, 50 p . [Details]

Bradley, D. C., R. M. Friedman, P. W. Layer, P. J. Haeussler, A. B. Till, S. M. Roeske, and M. L. Miller. 2006. Far-field effects of early Tertiary ridge subduction in Alaska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs Specialty Meeting No 2:91. [Details] [Full Publication]

Miller, M. L., T. K. Bundtzen, and J. E. Gray. 2005. Mineral resource assessment of the Iditarod quadrangle, west-central Alaska. USGS Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2219-B, maps and pamphlet. [Details]

Edelson, N., R. A. Ayuso, M. L. Miller, S. W. Ebert, E. E. Marsh, S. A. Petsel, L. D. Miller, D. C. Bradley, C. Johnson, and W. C. McClelland. 2004. The Late Cretaceous Donlin Creek gold deposit, southwestern Alaska: Controls on epizonal ore formation. Economic Geology 99(4):643-671. [Details]

Bradley, D. C., T. Kusky, P. J. Haeussler, R. J. Goldfarb, M. L. Miller, J. A. Dumoulin, S. W. Nelson, and S. M. Karl. 2003. Geologic signature of early Tertiary ridge subduction in Alaska. Geological Society of America Special Paper 371:19-49. [Details]

Wilson, F. H., T. L. Hudson, D. J. Grybeck, D. B. Stoeser, C. C. Preller, D. P. Bickerstaff, K. A. Labay, and M. L. Miller. 2003. Preliminary geologic map of the northeast Dillingham quadrangle (D-1, D-2, C-1, and C-2), Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 03-105, 13 p., scale 1:100,000. [Details]

Haeussler, P. J., D. C. Bradley, R. E. Wells, and M. L. Miller. 2003. Life and death of the Resurrection plate: evidence for its existence and subduction in the northeastern Pacific in Paleocene-Eocene time. Geological Society of America Bulletin 115(7):867-880. [Details]

Miller, M. L., D. C. Bradley, T. K. Bundtzen, and W. C. McClelland. 2002. Late Cretaceous through Cenozoic strike-slip tectonics of southwestern Alaska. Journal of Geology 110:247-270. [Details]

Haeussler, P. J., D. C. Bradley, R. E. Wells, and M. L. Miller. 2002. Life and death of the Resurrection Plate. Newsletter of the Alaska Geological Society 31:1. [Details]

Haeussler, P. J., D. C. Bradley, R. E. Wells, D. B. Rowley, M. L. Miller, A. Otteman, and K. A. Labay. 2001. Life and death of the Resurrection plate: evidence for an additional plate in the NE Pacific in Paleocene-Eocene time. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 82(47):F1118. [Details]

Miller, M. L., R. D. Tucker, P. W. Layer, and T. K. Bundtzen. 2000. Isotopic ages from intrusive rocks near the Stuyahok gold placer deposits, south-central Holy Cross quadrangle, Alaska. in Kelley, K. D., and Gough, L. P., (eds.). Geologic Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1998. USGS Professional Paper 1615:179-188. [Details]

Haeussler, P. J., D. C. Bradley, M. L. Miller, and R. E. Wells. 2000. Life and death of the Resurrection plate: evidence for an additional plate in the NE Pacific in Paleocene-Eocene time. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 32(7):A382. [Details]

Nelson, S. W., M. L. Miller, P. J. Haeussler, L. W. Snee, P. J. Phillips, and C. Huber. 1999. Preliminary geologic map of the Chugach National Forest Special Study Area, Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 99-362, scale 1:63,360, 1 sheet. [Details] [Full Publication]

Bundtzen, T. K. and M. L. Miller. 1997. Precious metals associated with Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary igneous rocks of southwestern Alaska. Economic Geology Monograph 9:242-286. [Details]

Nelson, S. W., M. L. Miller, and J. A. Dumoulin. 1989. The Resurrection Peninsula ophiolite. Alaska Geological Society:10-21. [Details]

Nelson, S. W., M. L. Miller, and J. A. Dumoulin. 1987. Resurrection Peninsula and Knight Island ophiolites and recent faulting on Montague Island, southern Alaska. Geological Society of America, DNAG Cordilleran Field Guide:433-438. [Details]

Nelson, S. W., J. A. Dumoulin, and M. L. Miller. 1985. Geologic map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska. USGS Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 1645-B, 16 p. of text with interpretations, 1 pl., scale 1:250,000. [Details]

Plafker, G., G. Keller, S. W. Nelson, J. A. Dumoulin, and M. L. Miller. 1985. Summary of data on the age of the Orca Group, Alaska. USGS Circular 967, Accomplishments during 1984:74-76. [Details]

Dumoulin, J. A. and M. L. Miller. 1984. The Jeanie Point complex revisited. USGS Circular 868, Accomplishments during 1981:75-77. [Details]

Miller, M. L., J. A. Dumoulin, and S. W. Nelson. 1984. A transect of metamorphic rocks along the Copper River, Cordova and Valdez Quadrangles, Alaska. USGS Circular 939, Accomplishments during 1982:52-57. [Details]

Nelson, S. W., M. L. Miller, D. F. Barnes, J. A. Dumoulin, R. J. Goldfarb, R. A. Koski, C. G. Mull, W. J. Pickthorn, U. Jansons, R. B. Hoekzema, J. M. Kurtak, and S. A. Fechner. 1984. Mineral Resource Potential Map of the Chugach National Forest, Alaska. USGS Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 1645-A, 24 p. of text with interpretations. [Details]

Winkler, G. R., M. L. Miller, R. B. Hockzema, and J. A. Dumoulin. 1984. Guide to the Bedrock Geology of a traverse of the Chugach Mountains from Anchorage to Cape Resurrection. AGS Field Trip Guidebook. [Details]

Goldfarb, R. J., S. W. Nelson, J. A. Dumoulin, and M. L. Miller. 1984. Data report and statistical summary for samples of moraine and stream sediment, nonmagnetic heavy-mineral concentrate, and rock from the Chugach National Forest, Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 84-355. [Details]

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