This page is intended to provide the membership with a single source for information about new publications related to Lake Superior geology. Where possible we have included links to the relevant journals, whether or not you can access the PDFs will depend on whether or not you, or your institution, subscribes to the journal in question. If you cannot access the PDF then try contacting the authors directly.
If you are aware of any books or articles published in the last year or so please contact the ILSG Secretary to have them added to this page.
Dick Ojakangas, has recently published his new book Roadside Geology of Minnesota. According the the publisher (Mountain Press Publishing Company) this latest addition to the acclaimed Roadside Geology series, will steer you over glacial moraines and till plains to some of the state’s unparalleled geologic features, such as the Morton Gneiss, once thought to be the oldest rock on Earth; the St. Peter Sandstone, one of the purest sandstones in the world; the banded iron-formation, the source of iron for the Great Lakes steel industry; and the ancient shorelines of Glacial Lake Agassiz, one of the largest glacial lakes that ever existed in North America.
Two papers on the Animikie Red Ace Pegmatite in Wisconsin have recently been published. The first, published in Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology by Mona-Liza C. Sirbescu, Emily E. Hartwick and James J. Student dealt with the "Rapid crystallization of the Animikie Red Ace Pegmatite, Florence county, northeastern Wisconsin: inclusion microthermometry and conductive-cooling modeling" whereas the second was published in Canadian Mineralogist by Mona-Liza C. Sirbescu, Mark A. Leatherman, James J. Student, and Alison R. Beehr and discussed "Apatite textures and compositions as records of crystallization processes in the Animikie Red Ace pegmatite dike, Wisconsin, USA".
The October, 2009 issue of Nature Geoscience includes a paper by Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, Adam C. Maloof, Benjamin P. Weiss & David A. D. Evans entitled "No asymmetry in geomagnetic reversals recorded by 1.1-billion-year-old Keweenawan basalts".
The January, 2010 issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta includes a paper by Johanna Marina, Marc Chaussidona and François Robert entitled "Microscale oxygen isotope variations in 1.9 Ga Gunflint cherts: Assessments of diagenesis effects and implications for oceanic paleotemperature reconstructions".
The August, 2009 issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters includes a paper by Noah Planavsky, Olivier Rouxel, Andrey Bekker, Russell Shapiro, Phil Fralick, and Andrew Knudsen entitled "Iron-oxidizing microbial ecosystems thrived in late Paleoproterozoic redox-stratified oceans".
Key Porter Books have recently published "Ghost Mountains and Vanishing Oceans: North America from Birth to Middle Age" by John Wilson and Ron Clowes. According to the publisher "Geologists John Wilson and Dr. Ron Clowes narrate the tale of earth’s coming-of-age in Ghost Mountains and Vanishing Oceans: North America from Birth to Middle Age. The vast jigsaw puzzle of geological plates that drifted together to form today’s continents have not done with floating just yet. They also tell the story of Lithoprobe, created in Canada early 1980s, as part of an international program and seen as the best project in earth sciences' field. It combines multidisciplinary studies of the Canadian landmass and surrounding offshore margins to determine how the northern North American continent has formed over geological time from 4,000 million years ago to the present". The book is widely available through Amazon.
The November 2009 issue of Geology includes a paper by John Slack and Bill Cannon entitled "Extraterrestrial demise of banded iron formations 1.85 billion years ago"
The January 2009 issue of Precambrian Research is a special issue on the Superior Province edited by Greg Stott and Wulf Mueller. The volume is titled "Superior Province: The nature and evolution of the Archean continental lithosphere, Superior Province: Nature, evolution and mineral resources of the Archean continental lithosphere". Volume 168 (1-2) includes papers on geochemistry, volcanology, structural geology and sediment geochemistry.
The June 2008 issue of Precambrian Research includes a paper by Elena Drugueta, Dyanna M. Czeckb, Jordi Carrerasa and Lina M. Castaño entitled "Emplacement and deformation features of syntectonic leucocratic veins from Rainy Lake zone (Western Superior Province, Canada)". There is also a related article in the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences by Dyanna M. Czeck, Stephanie M. Maes, Claire L. Sturm, and Elizabeth M. Fein entitled "Assessment of the relationship between emplacement of the Algoman plutons and regional deformation in the Rainy Lake region, Ontario
The July 2008 issue of the Journal of Sedimentary Research includes a paper by Steven G. Driese and L. Gordon Medaris, Jr. entitled "Evidence for Biological and Hydrological Controls on the Development of a Paleoproterozoic Paleoweathering Profile in the Baraboo Range, Wisconsin, U.S.A".
The April 2007 issue of Exploration and Mining Geology includes a paper by A.H.Mumin, S.D.Scott, A.K.Somarin and K.S.Oran entitled "Structural Controls on Massive Sulfide Deposition and Hydrothermal Alteration in the South Sturgeon Lake Caldera, Northwestern Ontario".
The May 2008 issue of Precambrian Research includes a paper by Halls, Davis, Stott, Ernst and Hamilton entitled "The Paleoproterozoic Marathon Large Igneous Province: New evidence for a 2.1 Ga long-lived mantle plume event along the southern margin of the North American Superior Province".
The August 2007 issue of Precambrian Research is a Special Issue on the "Proterozoic tectonic and crustal evolution of the Upper Great Lakes region, North America". Volume 157 includes articles on geochronology, tectonics, metamorphism and sedimentology.
The August 2007 issue of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences is a Special Issue on the results of the Lake Nipigon region Geoscience Initiative. Volume 44, No. 8 includes articles on geochronology, geochemistry of the sills, sedimentology of Sibley Group, Quaternary geology and a review of the mineral deposit
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