2014 Field Camp Staff


Up to nine instructors will participate in the six week Precambrian field camp. The diverse staff includes UMD faculty, field geologists from Minnesota Geological Survey and the Natural Resources Research Institute, and several faculty from other geology departments. All have considerable field experience in various aspects of bedrock and surficial mapping, mineral prospecting, and field acquisition of geophysical data in Precambrian terranes of the Lake Superior region and elsewhere. Three staff (Hudak, Miller, and Peterson) will be involved in all six weeks of the camp, while other staff will be involved in projects that focus on their specialties. Some background information on each of the Precambrian field camp staff are given in the table below.

STAFF SPECIALTY AFFILIATION FIELD EXPERIENCE CONTACT INFO
Terry Boerboom Precambrian Geology Minnesota Geological Survey Bedrock geologic mapping of various MN Precambrian terranes since 1983; most recently Keweenawan volcanic and intrusive rocks along the north shore of Lake Superior email
George Hudak Volcanology/
Economic Geology
UMD Natural Resources Research Inst.
Precambrian Research Center
Bedrock geologic mapping and mineral prospecting of Archean greenstone belts in northern MN and Ontario since 1985 www,email
Mark Jirsa Precambrian Geology/
Structural Geology

Minnesota Geological Survey Bedrock geologic mapping of various MN Precambrian terranes since 1975 www,email
Phil Larson Quaternary Geology/
Economic Geology
Duluth Metals Ltd
Glacial till mapping and mineral exploration in various terranes in MN, Alaska, and Canada

email
Jim Miller Igneous Petrology/
Economic Geology

UMD Dept. of Geological Sciences
Precambrian Research Center
Bedrock geologic mapping and mineral prospecting of 1.1 Ga Midcontinent Rift igenous terranes of NE MN since 1978 www,email
Marsha Patelke Sedimentology UMD Natural Resources Research Inst.
Precambrian Research Center
Sedimentology and stratigraphy of Mesabi-type iron formations

email
Dean Peterson Economic Geology
Duluth Metals Ltd.
Precambrian Research Center
Bedrock geologic mapping and mineral prospecting of various Precambrian terranes in MN, Ontario, and western US since 1986 www,email
Mark Severson Economic Geology UMD Natural Resources Research Inst. Bedrock geologic mapping and mineral prospecting of various Precambrian terranes in Lake Superior area and western US since 1978 www,email
Christian Schardt Economic Geology UMD Dept. of Geological Sciences Field studies and modelling of hydrothermal ore deposits email
Nigel Wattrus Geophysics

UMD Dept. of Geological Sciences Field acquisition and modelling of geophysical data in MN since 1982 www,email