Research Interests


Oxide deposits in mafic and ultramafic rocks.

PGE and Ni-Cu deposits and their relationship to ultramafic rocks.

Chemistry of disseminated chromite and its relation to Ni-Cu ores. Formation of ultramafic rocks.


Representative Publications:

Hauck, S., Severson, M., Zanko, L., Barnes, S-J, Morton, P., Alminas, H., Foord, EE, Dahlberg, E.H., A review of Sulfide, 1995, Platinum Group element and oxide Mineralization along the Western Contact of the Duluth Complex: As related to Structural Development. R. W. Ojakangas et al., (eds.), Basement Tectonics 10, 47-54, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Hauck, S. A., Severson, M., Zanko, L., Morton, P.,Barnes, S.J., Alminas,H., Foord, E., and Dahlberg, H., 1997. An overview of oxide, sulfide, and platinum group elements, and oxide mineralization along the western and northern contacts of the Duluth Complex, Geological Society of America Special Paper 312, pp 137-186.

Morton, P., and Hauck, S.A., 1987. PGE, Au and Ag contents of Cu-Ni Sulfides Found at the Base of the Duluth Complex, Northeastern Minnesota, Technical Report NRRI/GMIN-TR-87-04, NRRI-UMD, 85 pp.

Morton, P., and Hauck, S.A., 1991. A Review of the Significance of the Duluth Complex. In Precambrian Geology of the Southern Canadian Shield and the Eastern Baltic Shield, R.W.Ojakangas Ed., Minnesota Geological Survey Information Circular 34, pp 73-82.

Schaefer, S., and Morton, P. 1991, Two komatiitic pyroclastic units, Superior Province, NW Ontario: their geology, petrography and correlation. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, V 28: 1455-70.