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Marti L. Miller

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

orcid.org/0000-0003-0285-4942

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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: 56

Bradley, D. C., M. L. Miller, R. M. Friedman, P. W. Layer, H. A. Bleick, J. V. Jones, III, S. E. Box, S. M. Karl, N. B. Shew, T. S. White, A. B. Till, J. A. Dumoulin, T. K. Bundtzen, P. B. O'Sullivan, and T. Ullrich. 2017. Regional patterns of Mesozoic-Cenozoic magmatism in western Alaska revealed by new U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar ages. In Dumoulin, J.A., ed., Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, vol. 15. USGS Professional Paper 1814-D, 48 p. doi:10.3133/pp1814D [Details] [Full Publication]

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]

Graham, G. E., R. J. Goldfarb, M. L. Miller, K. Gibler, and M. Roberts. 2013. Tectonic evolution and Cretaceous gold metallogenesis of southwestern Alaska. pages in: M. Colpron, T. Bissig, B. G. Rusk and J. F. H. Thompson (eds.), Tectonics, Metallogeny, and Discovery: The North American Cordillera and Similar Accretionary Settings. Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication 17 [Details]

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]

Goldfarb, R. J., E. E. Marsh, C. J. R. Hart, J. L. Mair, M. L. Miller, and C. Johnson. 2010. Geology and origin of epigenetic lode gold deposits, Tintina gold province, Alaska and Yukon. Pages A-1-13 in Gough, L.P. and Day, W.C. (eds.), Recent U.S. Geological Survey studies in the Tintina Gold Province, Alaska, United States, and Yukon, Canada - Results of a 5-Year Project. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5289 [Details] [Full Publication]

Miller, M. L., D. C. Bradley, R. J. Goldfarb, and T. K. Bundtzen. 2007b. Tectonic setting of Late Cretaceous gold and mercury metallogenesis, Kuskokwim Mineral Belt, southwestern Alaska. Pages 683-686 in Andrew, C.J., et al. (eds.), Digging Deeper. Irish Association for Economic Geology, Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, 20th-23rd August 2007 v. 1 Dublin, Ireland. [Details]

Miller, M. L., D. C. Bradley, T. K. Bundtzen, R. B. Blodgett, E. A. Pessagno, Jr, R. D. Tucker, and A. G. Harris. 2007a. The restricted Gemuk Group, a Triassic to Lower Cretaceous succession in southwest Alaska. Pages 273-306 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 [Details]

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] [Full Publication]

Bradley, D. C., W. C. McClelland, J. L. Wooden, A. B. Till, S. M. Roeske, M. L. Miller, S. M. Karl, and J. G. Abbott. 2007. Detrital zircon geochronology of some Neoproterozoic to Triassic rocks in interior Alaska. Pages 155-190 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 [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]

Bradley, D. C. and M. L. Miller. 2006. Field guide to south-central Alaska's accretionary complex, Anchorage to Seward. Alaska Geological Society. [Details]

Miller, M. L., E. A. Bailey, G. A. Beischer, D. C. Bradley, T. K. Bundtzen, R. J. Goldfarb, S. M. Karl, R. W. Saltus, and B. Wang. 2006. USGS mineral resource studies in the Taylor Mountains quadrangle, southwestern Alaska - new "AMRAP". Journal of the Alaska Miners Association 34(2):1, 6-7, 10, 12-15. [Details]

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, 96 p., scale 1:250,000. [Details] [Full Publication]

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]

Goldfarb, R. J., 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]

Bundtzen, T. K., M. L. Miller, and C. C. Hawley. 2004. Alaska Resources Data File (ARDF) for the Iditarod quadrangle. USGS Open-File Report 2004-1311, 373 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

Bundtzen, T. K. and M. L. Miller. 2004. Alaska Resources Data File (ARDF) for the Sleetmute quadrangle. USGS Open-File Report 2004-1310, 159 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

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. Pages 19-49 in Sisson, V.B., Roeske, S.M., and Pavlis, T.L., (eds.), Geology of a transpressional orogen developed during ridge-trench interaction along the North Pacific margin: Boulder, Colorado. Geological Society of America Special Paper 371 [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] [Full Publication]

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. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(2003)115<0867:LADOTR>2.0.CO;2 [Details] [Full Publication]

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]

Hart, C. J. R., R. J. Goldfarb, Y. Qui, L. W. Snee, L. D. Miller, and M. L. Miller. 2002. Gold deposits of the northern margin of the North China Craton - Multiple late Paleozoic-Mesozoic mineralizing events. Mineralium Deposita 37:326-351. [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]

Goldfarb, R. J., C. J. R. Hart, M. L. Miller, L. D. Miller, G. L. Farmer, and D. J. Groves. 2000. The Tintina Gold Belt --A Global Perspective. Pages 5-34 in The Tintina Gold Belt: Concepts, Exploration, and Discoveries: Special Volume 2. Vancouver. British Columbia and Yukon Chamber of Mines, Vancouver [Details] [Full Publication]

Nelson, S. W. and M. L. Miller. 2000. Assessment of mineral resource tracts in the Chugach National Forest, Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 00-026, 22 p. [Details] [Full Publication]

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]

Miller, M. L., T. K. Bundtzen, and W. J. Keith. 1998. Geology and gold resources of the Stuyahok area, Holy Cross quadrangle, southwestern Alaska. USGS Professional Paper 1595:31-49. [Details]

Miller, L. D., R. J. Goldfarb, F. Nie, C. J. R. Hart, M. L. Miller, Y. Yang, and Y. Liu. 1998. North China gold - A product of multiple orogens. Society of Economic Geologists(33):1 and 6-12. [Details]

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

Miller, M. L. 1997. To shoot or not to shoot. Pages 58-70 in Kaniut, Larry, Some Bears Kill. Safari Press, Inc., Long Beach, CA, USA. [Details]

Miller, M. L., T. K. Bundtzen, W. J. Keith, E. A. Bailey, and D. P. Bickerstaff. 1996. Geology and mineral resources of the Stuyahok area, part of Holy Cross A-4 and A-5 quadrangles, Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 96-505-A, 30 p., scale 1:63,360. [Details]

Miller, M. L. and T. K. Bundtzen. 1994. Generalized geologic map of the Iditarod quadrangle, Alaska showing potassium-argon, major oxide, trace element, fossil, paleocurrent, and archaeologic sample localities. USGS Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2219-A, 48 p., interpretive text and tables, scale 1:250,000. [Details]

Nelson, S. W., M. L. Miller, R. J. Goldfarb, L. W. Snee, G. Sherman, C. Roe, and M. D. Balin. 1994. Mineral resource assessment of the Chugach National Forest special study area in northern Prince William Sound, Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 94-272, 22 p. [Details]

Bundtzen, T. K., M. L. Miller, G. M. Laird, and K. F. Bull. 1992. Geology and mineral resources of Iditarod mining district, Iditarod B-4 and eastern B-5 quadrangles, southwestern Alaska. Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys Professional Report 97, 46 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360 and ~1:780 to 1:3,500 (miscellaneous prospect sketches). [Details]

Miller, M. L., J. Y. Bradshaw, D. L. Kimbrough, T. W. Stern, and T. K. Bundtzen. 1991. Isotopic evidence for Early Proterozoic age of the Idono Complex, west-central Alaska. Journal of Geology 99:209-223. [Details]

Bundtzen, T. K. and M. L. Miller. 1991. Geology and metallogeny of Cretaceous-early Tertiary volcanic and plutonic rocks, Kuskokwim mineral belt, southwest Alaska. Circum-Pacific Council, Earth Science Series, 1989 symposium 14 p. Khabarovsk [Details]

Miller, M. L. 1990. Mafic and ultramafic rocks of the Dishna River area, north-central Iditarod quadrangle, west-central Alaska. In Dover, J.H., and Galloway, J.P. (eds.), Geologic Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1989. USGS Bulletin 1946:44-50. [Details]

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

Miller, M. L., H. E. Belkin, R. B. Blodgett, T. K. Bundtzen, J. W. Cady, R. J. Goldfarb, J. E. Gray, R. G. McGimsey, and S. L. Simpson. 1989. Pre-field study and mineral resource assessment of the Sleetmute quadrangle, southwestern Alaska. USGS Open-File Report 89-363, 115 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000. [Details]

McGimsey, R. G. and M. L. Miller. 1988. Lahar deposit in the Iditarod Volcanics, southwestern Iditarod quadrangle. In Galloway, J.P., and Hamilton, T.D. (eds.), Geologic Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1987. USGS Circular 1016:95-98. [Details]

Miller, M. L. and T. K. Bundtzen. 1988. Right-lateral offset solution for the Iditarod-Nixon Fork fault, western Alaska. In Galloway, J.P., and Hamilton, T.D. (eds.), Geologic Studies in Alaska by the U.S. Geological Survey during 1987. USGS Circular 1016:99-103. [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. Pages 433-438 in Hill, M.L. (ed.), Centennial Field Guide, v. 1, Cordilleran Section. Geological Society of America [Details]

Goldfarb, R. J., D. L. Leach, M. L. Miller, and W. J. Pickthorn. 1986. Geology, metamorphic setting, and genetic constraints of epigenetic lode-gold mineralization within the Cretaceous Valdez Group, south-central Alaska. Pages 87-105 in Keppie, J.D., Boyle, R.W., and Haynes, S.J. (eds.), Turbidite-hosted gold deposits. Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 32 [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]

Miller, M. L. and T. K. Bundtzen. 1985. Metamorphic rocks in the western Iditarod quadrangle, west-central Alaska. Pages 24-28 in Bartsch-Winkler, S., and Reed, K.M. (eds.), The United States Geological Survey in Alaska--Accomplishments during 1983. USGS Circular 945 [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]

Miller, M. L. 1984. Geology of the Resurrection Peninsula. Pages 25-34 in Winkler, G.L., Miller, M.L., Hoekzema, R.B., and Dumoulin, J.A., Guide to the bedrock geology of a traverse of the Chugach Mountains from Anchorage to Cape Resurrection. Alaska Geological Society [Details]

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