Publication List (last updated January 2018)

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Articles and Reports

Weiblen, P.W., Day, W.C., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 1980, Significance of major and minor element variations in plagioclase in sodic ferrogabbro and breccia matrix  in lunar highlands sample 67915: Proceedings of the 11th Lunar & Planetary Science Conference, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, Suppl. 12, p. 591-610.

Miller, J.D., Jr., 1980, Petrogenesis of leopard rock diabase dikes, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming: Earth Sci. Bulletin, Wyoming Geol. Association, v. 13-14, p. 187-215.

Miller, J.D., Jr., and Weiblen, P.W., 1990, Anorthositic rocks of the Duluth Complex:  Examples of rocks formed from plagioclase crystal mush:  Journal of Petrology, v. 31, p. 295–339. (pdf)

Paces, J.B., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 1993, Precise U-Pb ages of Duluth Complex and related mafic intrusions, northeastern Minnesota: New insights for physical, petrogenetic, paleomagnetic and tectono-magmatic processes associated with the 1.1 Ga Midcontinent Rift system. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 98, no. B8, p. 13,997-14, 013. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., Chandler, V.W., Green, J.C., and Witthuhn, K., 1995, The Finland tectono-magmatic discontinuity­ A growth fault marking the western margin of the Portage Lake Volcanic Basin of the Midcontinent Rift System. in Basement Tectonics 10, Ojakangas, R.J. (editor), Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 35-40.

Miller, J.D., Jr., and Ripley, E.M., 1996, Layered intrusions of the Duluth Complex, Minnesota, USA. in Cawthorne, R.G. (ed.), :Layered Intrusions: Amsterdam, Elsevier, p. 257-301. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., and Chandler, V.W., 1997, Geology, petrology, and tectonic significance of the Beaver Bay Complex, northeastern Minnesota. in  Ojakangas, R.J., Dickas, A.B., Green, J.C. (editors), Middle Proterozoic to Cambrian Rifting, Central North America: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 312, p. 73-96. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr. 1999, Geochemical evaluation of platinum group element (PGE) mineralization in the Sonju Lake intrusion, Finland, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Information Circular 44, 32 p. (pdf)

Miller, J.D. Jr.,  Green, J.C., Severson, M.J., Chandler, V.W., Hauck, S.A., Peterson, D.E., and Wahl, T.E., 2002, Geology and mineral potential of the Duluth Complex and related rocks of northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Report of Investigations 58, 207p. w/ CD-ROM (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., 2004, Petrology and PGE potential of the Greenwood Lake Intrusion, Central Duluth Complex, Lake County, Minnesota.  Minnesota Geological Survey Report of Investigations 62, 93p. (pdf)

Park, Y-R., Ripley, E.M., Miller, J.D., Li, C., Mariga, J., and Shafer, P., 2004, Stable isotopic constraints on fluid-rock interaction and Cu-PGE-S redistribution in the Sonju Lake Intrusion, Minnesota. Economic Geology, v. 99, no. 2, p. 325-338.

Jirsa, M.A., Miller, J.D., Jr., Severson, M.J., and Chandler, V.W., 2006, Final report on the geology, geochemistry, and geophysical attributes of mafic to ultramafic intrusions in Minnesota, excluding the Duluth Complex.  Minnesota Geological Survey Open-file Report OF-06-3; on-line report (pdf)

Maes, S.M., Tickoff, B. Ferre, Brown, P.E., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 2007, The Sonju Lake layered intrusion, northeastern Minnesota: Internal structure and emplacement history inferred from magnetic fabrics. Precambrian Research, v. 157, p. 269-288.

Li, C., Ripley, E.M., Oberthür, T., Miller, J.D., Jr., and  Joslin, G.D., 2007, Textural, mineralogical and stable isotope studies of hydrothermal alteration in the main sulfide zone of the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe and the precious metals zone of the Sonju Lake Intrusion, Minnesota, USA. Miner Deposita, v. 42. (pdf)

Holm, D.K., Anderson, R., Boerboom, T.J., Cannon, W.F., Chandler, V.W., Jirsa, M.A., Miller, J.D., Schneider, D.A., Schulz, K.J., Van Schmus, W.R., 2007, Reinterpretation of Paleoproterozoic accretionary boundaries of the north-central United States based on a new aeromagnetic-geologic compilation. Precambrian Research, v. 157, p. 71-79. (pdf)

Jirsa, M.A., Miller, J.D., Jr., and Morey, G.B., 2008, Geology of the Biwabik Iron Formation. Regulartory Toxicology and Pharmacology v. 52, p. S5-S10. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., and Nicholson, S.E, 2013, Geology and mineral deposits of the 1.1 Ga Midcontinent Rift in the Lake Superior Region – An Overview. In J. Miller, editor, Field Guide to the Copper-Nickel-Platinum Group Element Deposits of the Lake Superior Region,  Duluth, MN,  Precambrian Research Center Guidebook 2013-01, p. 1-50. (pdf)

Djon, M.L., Olivo, G.R., Miller, J.D., Peck, D.C., Joy, B., 2017, Stratiform platinum-group element mineralization in the layered Northen Ultramafic Center of the Lac des Iles Intrusive Complex, Ontario, Canada. Ore Geology Reviews, 26p. (http://dx.doi.org./10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.03.011)

Djon, M.L., Miller, J.D., Olivo, G.R., and Peck, D.C., 2017, Petrogenesis of cyclic units in the Northern Ultramafic Center of the Lac des Iles Complex, Ontario, Canada, The Canadian Mineralogist, v. 55, pp. 349-374.

Geologic Maps

Miller, J.D., Jr., 1988, Geologic map of the Silver Bay and Split Rock Point NE quadrangles, Lake County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-65, 1:24,000 scale. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., Green, J.C., and Boerboom,T.J., 1989, Geologic map of the Illgen City quadrangle, Lake County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-66, 1:24,000 scale. (pdf)

Chandler, V.W., Miller, J.D., Jr., and Venzke, E. A., 1991, Central Dululth Complex drilling project; MGS open file report 91-4 (2 sheets with text).

Miller, J.D., Jr., Green, J.C., Chandler, V.W., and Boerboom, T.J., 1993, Geologic map of the Finland and Doyle Lake quadrangles, Lake County, Minnesota.  Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map Series M-72, 1:24,000 scale.(pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., Green, J.C., and Chandler, V.W, 1993, Preliminary geologic map of the Duluth Complex in the Duluth area, St. Louis County, Minnesota.  MGS open-file report 93-1.

Miller, J.D., Jr., Boerboom, T.J., and Jerde, E.A., 1994, Bedrock geologic map of the Cabin Lake and Cramer quadrangles, Lake County, Minnesota.  Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map Series M-82, 1:24,000 scale. (pdf)

Boerboom, T.J., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 1994, Bedrock geologic map of the Silver Island Lake, Wilson Lake and western Toohey Lake quadrangles, Lake and Cook counties, Minnesota.  Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map Series, M-81, 1:24,000 scale.(pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., Wahl, T.E., and Bauer, E.A., 1994, Digitization of geologic data from 1985-1993 COGEOMAP Program area, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-5; 9 Sheets & digital tape. 

Severson, M.J., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 1998, Bedrock geologic map of the Allen quadrangle, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map Series, M-91, 1:24,000 scale. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., Green, J.C., Severson, M.J., Chandler, V.W., and Peterson, D.E., 2001, Geologic map of the Duluth Complex and related rocks, northeastern Minnesota. Miscellaneous Map Series, M-119, scale 1:200,000, 2 sheets. (pdf-sheet 1) (pdf-sheet 2)

Boerboom, T.J., Green, J.C., and Miller, J.D., Jr, 2003, Bedrock geology of the Two Harbors quadrangle, Lake County, Minnesota.  Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-139, scale 1:100,000. (pdf)

Jirsa, M.A., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 2004, Bedrock geology of the Ely and Basswood Lake 30’ x 60’ quadrangles, northeast Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-148, scale 1:100,000. (pdf)

Severson, M.J. and Miller, J.D., Jr., 2005, Bedrock geology of the Babbitt quadrangle, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-159, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., Severson, M.J. and  Foose, M.P., 2005, Bedrock geology of the Babbitt Northeast quadrangle, St. Louis and Lake Counties, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-160, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr. and Severson, M.J., 2005, Bedrock geology of the Babbitt Southwest quadrangle, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-161, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., 2005, Bedrock geology of the Babbitt Southeast quadrangle, St. Louis and Lake Counties, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-162, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., Green, J.C., and Jerde, E.A., 2006, Bedrock geology of the Little Marais quadrangle, Lake and Cook Counties, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-172, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Boerboom, T.J., Green, J.C., Albers, P.A. and Miller, J.D., Jr., 2006, Bedrock geology of the Tofte quadrangle, Cook County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-171, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., and Green, J.C., 2008, Bedrock geology of the Duluth Heights and eastern portion of the Adolph quadrangles, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-181, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Green, J.C., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 2008, Bedrock geology of the Duluth quadrangle, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-182, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., Jr., and Green, J.C., 2008, Bedrock geology of the West Duluth and eastern portion of the Esko quadrangles, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Minnesota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Map M-183, scale 1:24,000. (pdf)

Leu, A. and Miller, J., 2012, Bedrock geology map of the Wilder Lake Intrusion, Lake County, northeastern Minnesota. Precambrian Research Center Map Series, PRC/MAP2012-4, 1:12,000 scale. (pdf)

Brooker, B.P. and Miller, J.D., 2013, Bedrock geologic map of the Sawbill Lake intrusion, Cook County, Minnesota. Precambrian Research Center Map Series, PRC/MAP2013-01, 1:24,000 scale. (pdf)

Field Guidebooks

Miller, J.D., Jr., Morey, G.B., and Weiblen, P.W., 1987, Seagull Lake - Gunflint Lake area: A classical Precambrian stratigraphic sequence in northeastern Minnesota: in Biggs, D.L. (ed.), North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Centennial Field Guide Volume 3, p. 47-52.

Miller, J.D., Jr., 1987, Geology of the Keweenawan (Upper Precambrian) Beaver Bay Complex in the vicinity of Silver Bay, Minnesota: Minnesota Geological Survey Guidebook Series, no. 17, p. 43-54.

Weiblen, P.W., Saini-Eidukat, B., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 1989, Duluth Complex and associated rocks of the Midcontinent Rift System. 28th International Geological Congress Field Trip Guidebook T345, 43p.

Miller, J.D., Jr., Green, J.C., and Chandler, V.W., 1993, The Duluth Complex at Duluth. Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Vol. 39, Part 2 - Field Trips, p. 131-157.

Miller, J.D., Jr., Smyk, M., Sage, R.P., and Green, J.C., 1995, Geology, petrology and metallogeny of intrusive igneous rocks of the Midcontinent Rift system. in Miller, J.D., Jr. (ed.), Field trip guidebook for the geology and ore deposits of the Midcontinent rift in the Lake Superior region. Minnesota Geological Survey Guidebook Series 20 p. 121-216.

Miller, J.D., Jr., and Severson, M.J., 2001, Geology and Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization of the Duluth Complex and related intrusions. Canadian Institute of Mining Geological Society Field Conference.  Thunder Bay, Ontario. 64p.

Miller, J.D., Jr., Smyk, M.C., Severson, M.J., Lavigne, M.J., and Middleton, R.S., 2002, Guidebook for Pre-symposium Field Trip No. 3 – PGE Occurrences in mafic intrusions around western Lake Superior, USA and Canada. 9th International Platinum Symposium, Billings, Montana, 135p.

Boerboom, T.J., Miller, J.D., Jr., and Green, J.C., 2004, Geologic highlights of new mapping in the southwestern sequence of the North Shore Volcanic Group and in the Beaver Bay Complex.  Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Vol. 50, Part 2 - Field Trip Guidebook, p. 45-85.

Severson, M.J., and Miller, J.D., Jr., 2004, Geology and mineralization of the western contact of the Duluth Complex, Partridge River and South Kawishiwi intrusions, northeastern Minnesota. .  Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Vol. 50, Part 2 - Field Trip Guidebook, p. 227-258.

Jirsa, M.A. and Miller, J.D., Jr., 2005, Classic Precambrian geology of northeastern Minnesota. in Robinson, L. (ed.) Field trip guidebook for selected geology in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Minnesota Geological Survey Guidebook Series 21, p. 8-33.

Miller, J.D., Jr., and Jerde, E.A., 2007, Igneous stratigraphy of the Poplar Lake Intrusion (formerly Nathan’s Layered Series). Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Proceedings Vol. 53, Part 2 - Field Trip Guidebook, p. 1-23.

Boerboom, T.J., Miller, J.D., Jr., and Green, J.C., 2007, Geological highlights of new mapping in the upper southwestern to northeastern sequence of the North Shore Volcanic Group and Beaver Bay Complex. Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Proceedings Vol. 53, Part 2 - Field Trip Guidebook, p. 109-142.

Miller, J.D., Jr., 2009, Geology of the Lake One Troctolite by Canoe – Field Trip 6. 55th Annual Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Part 2 – Field Trip Guidebook, Ely, MN,  p. 156-177.

Miller, J.D., Jr, Smyk, M.C., and Hollings, P.N., eds., 2010, Guidebook on Cu-Ni-PGE Deposits in Mafic Intrusions of the Lake Superior Region.  11th International Platinum Symposium, Sudbury, ON

Miller, J.D., 2011, Igneous stratigraphy of the Layered Series at Duluth – Type intrusion of the Duluth Complex.  Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Proceedings Vol. 57, Part 2 - Field Trip Guidebook, p. 3-29. (pdf)

Miller, J.D., 2011, Layered Intrusions of the Duluth Complex. In Miller, J.D., Hudak, G.H., Wittkop, C., and McLaughlin, P.I., eds., Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America: Geological Society of America Field Guide 24, p. 171-201.

Miller, J.D., Editor, 2013, Field Guide to the Copper-Nickel-Platinum Group Element Deposits of the Lake Superior Region,  Duluth, MN,  Precambrian Research Center Guidebook 2013-01, 250 p.

Miller, J.D., 2016, Geology of the Endion Sill along the Duluth Lakewalk. Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Proceedings Vol. 627, Part 2 - Field Trip Guidebook, p. 80-101.