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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

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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

Significant Recent Publications

Miller, M.L., Bundtzen, T.K., and Gray, J.E., 2005, Mineral resource assessment of the Iditarod quadrangle, west-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2219-B, maps and pamphlet.

Goldfarb, R.J., Ayuso, Robert, Miller, M.L., Ebert, S.W., Marsh, E.E., Petsel, S.A., Miller, L.D., Bradley, D.C., Johnson, Craig, and McClelland, William, 2004, The Late Cretaceous Donlin Creek gold deposit, southwestern Alaska: Controls on epizonal ore formation: Economic Geology, v. 99, no. 4, p. 643-671.

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

Miller, M.L., Tucker, R.D., Layer, P.W., and Bundtzen, T.K., 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: U.S. Geological Professional Paper 1615, p. 179-188.

Bundtzen, T.K., and Miller, M.L., 1997, Precious metals associated with Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary igneous rocks of southwestern Alaska, in Goldfarb, R.J., and Miller, L.D., eds., Mineral deposits of Alaska: Economic Geology Monograph 9, p. 242-286.

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