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Alison B. Till

Title: Research Geologist
Address: 4210 University Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508-4626
Phone: (907) 786-7444
Fax: (907) 786-7401

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Education and/or Training

Ph.D.1994University of Washington, Seattle WAGeology
M.S.1980University of Washington, Seattle WAGeology
A.B.1976University of California, Santa Cruz CAGeology

Areas of Specialization and/or Research Interests

Metamorphic petrology and structural geology; tectonics; thermochronology.

Current research projects (task leader):
1) Investigation of the syngenetic massive sulfide (Pb-Zn-Cu) potential of the Nome Group, an extensive metamorphic unit on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, and
2) Reconstruction of the Late Proterozoic and Paleozoic continental margin protolith of the Nome Group and its likely geologic context Results of these related investigations will be presented in a multi-chapter volume with papers on geology, stratigraphy, economic geology, stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and U-Pb zircon geochronology and detrital geochronology
3) Late Proterozoic to Devonian paleogeograpy of Arctic Alaska (abstract presented at 2010 GSA Annual Meeting and Alaska Geological Society December luncheon)

Professional Experience

2001 - presentResearch Geologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage AK
1996 - 2001Supervisory Geologist, USGS, Anchorage AK
1980 - 1996Research Geologist, USGS, Anchorage AK

Significant Recent Publications

Till, Alison B., Dumoulin, Julie A., Werdon, Melanie B., and Bleick, Heather A., 2010, Preliminary Bedrock Geologic Map of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, and Accompanying Conodont Data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1254, 2 plates, scale 1:500,000, 1 pamphlet, 54 p., and database.

Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Harris, A.G., Moore, T.E., Bleick, H.A., and Siwiec, B.R., 2008, Bedrock geologic map of the southern Brooks Range, Alaska, and accompanying conodont data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1149, 1 pamphlet, 71p., 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000 [digital data release:].

Till, A.B., Roeske, S.M., Bradley, D.C., Friedman, R., and Layer, P.W., 2007, Early Tertiary transtension-related deformation and magmatism along the Tintina fault system, Alaska, in Till, A.B., Roeske, S.M., Foster, D.A., and Sample, J., eds., Exhumation and continental strike-slip fault systems: Geological Society of America Special Paper 434, p. 233-264.

Till, A. B., Roeske, S. M., Foster, D.A., and Sample, J., editors, 2007, Exhumation and continental strike-slip fault systems, Geological Society of America Special Paper 434, 270 p.

Till, A.B., Harris, A.G., Wardlaw, B.R., and Mullen, M., 2007, Upper Triassic continental margin strata of the central Alaska Range: implications for paleogeographic reconstruction, in Ridgway, K.D., Trop, J.M., Glen, J.M.G., and O'Neill, J.M., eds., Tectonic growth of a collisional continental margin crustal evolution of southern Alaska: Geological Society of America Special Paper 431, p. 191-205.

Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Phillips, J.D., Stanley, R.G., and Crews, J., 2006, Generalized Bedrock Geologic Map, Yukon Flats region, East-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1304, 1 sheet, scale 1:500,000 [digital data release:]

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