M. A. Hamilton

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts 1993

mahamilton@geology.utoronto.ca

Office ES1061
Phone 416-946-7424

 
 
Zoned iridescent plagioclase, Labrador
 
 

Research Interests

Active ongoing research currently focuses on the following topics of interest (see Recent Publications list further below for a more comprehensive summary):

U-Th-Pb geochronology (ID-TIMS, SIMS) of accessory minerals,
Paleo- and Mesoproterozoic geology of Laurentia (esp. NE Laurentia), and Laurentia-Baltica correlations,
Archean geology of the North Atlantic craton,
U-Pb geochronology and paleomagnetism of mafic dyke swarms for the purposes of plate reconstructions (Superior craton; Laurentia, Siberia),
Age and origin of mafic layered intrusions & Proterozoic massif anorthosites,
Paleogene evolution of the North Atlantic region,
Geochronology of diamond inclusions (e.g. zircon, perovskite, sulfide) and MARID suite xenoliths,
Zircon provenance of ancient eolian siltstone (loessite) as a proxy for paleoatmospheric circulation and paleoclimate information, and testing of Pangean climate models.

Recent Publications

2005:

Journal publications (published/in press)

Clarke, D.B., Henry, A.S., and Hamilton, M.A. (in press, 2005) Composition, age, and origin of granitoid rocks in the Davin Lake area, Rottenstone Domain, Trans-Hudson Orogen, northern Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (“Lewry volume”).

Dahl, P.S., Hamilton, M.A., Jercinovic, M.J., Terry, M.P., Williams, M.L. and Frei, R., (2005) Comparative isotopic and chemical geochronometry of monazite, with implications for U-Th-Pb dating by electron microprobe: an example from metamorphic rocks of the eastern Wyoming Craton (USA). American Mineralogist, 90, 619-638.

Dostal, J., Keppie, J.D., Hamilton, M.A., Aarab, E.M., LeFort, J.P., and Murphy, J.B. (in press, 2005) Crustal xenoliths in Triassic lamprophyre dikes in western Morocco: tectonic implications for the Rheic Ocean suture. Tectonophysics.

Hulbert, L., Hamilton, M.A., Horan, M., and Scoates, J. (2005) U-Pb zircon and Re-Os isotope geochronology of mineralized ultramafic intrusions and associated nickel ores from the Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba, Canada. Economic Geology, 100, 29-41.

Ross, G.M., Patchett, P.J., Hamilton, M., Heaman, L., Decelles, P.G., , Rosenberg, E., and Giovanni, M.K. (2005) Evolution of the Cordilleran orogen (southwestern Alberta, Canada) inferred from detrital mineral geochronology, geochemistry, and Nd isotopes in the foreland basin. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117, 747-763.

Samson, S.D., D’Lemos, R.S., Miller, B.V. and Hamilton, M.A. (2005) Neoproterozoic paleogeography of the Cadomia and Avalon terranes: constraints from detrital zircon U-Pb ages. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 162, p. 65-71.


Journal publications (submitted/in review/in revision)

Moses, A.M., Soreghan, G.S., Soreghan, M.J., Hamilton, M.A., Fanning, C.M. and Link, P.K. (in review, 2005) Loessitic origin, detrital zircon provenance and paleoclimatic significance of siltstone within the Pennsylvanian-Permian Earp Formation and equivalents, Arizona. Geological Society of America Bulletin.

Journal publications (in preparation)

Hamilton M. A. (in prep.) U-Pb geochronology of Paleoproterozoic magmatic arc evolution and accretion, Ketilidian orogen, south Greenland. Intended for Bulletin of the Greenland Geological Survey.

Hamilton, M.A. and Brooks, C.K. (in prep.) A precise U-Pb zircon age for the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland: constraints on the Tertiary evolution of the East Greenland margin.

Hamilton, M.A. and Emslie, R.F. (in prep.) Detailed emplacement chronology of the Nain Plutonic Suite, Labrador. Intended for Lithos special issue on Anorthosites: Searching for the Root of the Problem.

Hamilton, M.A., Garde, A.A., and others (in prep.) Timing and relationship of rapakivi and earlier anatectic granites developed in Paleoproterozoic forearc setting, Ketilidian orogen, S. Greenland. Intended for Lithos special issue on Granites and Crustal Anatexis.

Hamilton, M.A. and Pearson, D.G. (in prep.) A precise U-Pb baddeleyite age for the Great Whin Dolerite Complex, N.E. England. Intended for The Journal of the Geological Society of London.

Soreghan, M.J., Soreghan, G.S., and Hamilton, M.A. (in prep.) Evidence for glacial-interglacial shifts in atmospheric circulation of western tropical Pangaea. Intended for Geology.


Conference abstracts

Bingen, B., Stein, H.J., Corfu, F., Hamilton, M.A., Hannah, J.L., Henderson, I.H.C. (2005) Molybdenite deposits: time markers for orogenic processes, example from SW Scandinavia. Goldschmidt 2005, May 20-25, Moscow, Idaho.

Peloquin, A.S., Piercey, S.J., and Hamilton, M.A. (2005) The Ben Nevis Rhyolitic Complex in the Context of Blake River Group Stratigraphy: Volcanism, Geochronology and Mineralization Style. CIM – Mining Industry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, April 24-27, 2005.

2004:

Journal publications (published/in press)


Gates, A.E., Valentino, D.W., Chiarenzelli, J.R., Solar, G.S. and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Exhumed Himalayan-type syntaxis in the Grenville orogen, northeastern Laurentia. Journal of Geodynamics, 37, 337-359.

Gibson, H. D., Carr, S. D., Brown, R. L. and Hamilton, M. A. (2004) Correlations between chemical and age domains in monazite, and metamorphic reactions involving major pelitic phases: an integration of ID-TIMS and SHRIMP geochronology with Y-Th-U X-ray mapping. Chemical Geology, 211, 237-260.

Hamilton, M. A. and Murphy, J.B. (2004) Tectonic significance of a Llanvirn age for the Dunn Point volcanic rocks, Avalon terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada: implications for the evolution of the Iapetus and Rheic Oceans. Tectonophysics, 379, 199-209.

Hamilton, M.A., McLelland, J., and Selleck, B. (2004) SHRIMP U-Pb zircon geochronology of the anorthosite-mangerite-charnockite-granite (AMCG) suite, Adirondack mountains, New York: ages of emplacement and metamorphism. In, Tollo, R.P, Corriveau, L., McLelland, J., and Bartholomew, M.J. (eds.), Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Memoir 197, p.337-355.

Irving, E., Baker, J., Hamilton, M.A. and Wynne, P.J. (2004) Early Proterozoic geomagnetic field in western Laurentia: implications for paleolatitudes, local rotations and stratigraphy. Precambrian Research, 129, 251-270.

McCaffrey, K.J.W., Grocott, J., Garde, A.A., and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Attachment formation during partitioning of oblique convergence in the Ketilidian orogen, south Greenland. In, Grocott, J., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Taylor, G., and Tikoff, B. (eds.), Vertical Coupling and Decoupling in the Lithosphere: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 227, 231-248.

McCombs, J. A., Dahl, P. S. and Hamilton, M. A. (2004) U-Pb ages of Neoarchean granitoids from the Black Hills, South Dakota, USA: implications for crustal evolution in the Archean Wyoming province. Precambrian Research, 130, 161-184.

McLelland, J.M., Bickford, M.E., Hill, B.M., Clechenko, C.C., Valley, J.W. and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Direct dating of Adirondack massif anorthosite by U-Pb SHRIMP analysis of igneous zircon: Implications for AMCG complexes. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 116, 1299-1317.

Schneider, D.A., Holm, D.K., O’Boyle, C., Hamilton, M.A., and Jercinovic, M.J. (2004) Paleoproterozoic development of a gneiss dome corridor in the southern Lake Superior region, USA. In, Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C., and Siddoway, C.S., eds., Gneiss domes in orogeny: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 380, p.339-378.

Selleck, B., McLelland, J. and Hamilton, M.A., (2004) Magmatic-hydrothermal leaching and origin of late to post-tectonic quartz-rich rocks, Adirondack Highlands, New York. In, Tollo, R.P, Corriveau, L., McLelland, J., and Bartholomew, M.J., eds., Proterozoic tectonic evolution of the Grenville orogen in North America: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Memoir 197, p.379-390.

Slagstad, T., Hamilton, M.A., Jamieson, R.A. and Culshaw, N.G. (2004) Timing and duration of melting in the mid orogenic crust: Constraints from U-Pb (SHRIMP) data, Muskoka and Shawanaga domains, Grenville Province, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 41, 1339-1365.

Thomas, W.A., Becker, T.P., Samson, S.D. and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Detrital zircon evidence of a recycled orogenic foreland provenance for Alleghanian clastic-wedge sandstones. Journal of Geology, 112, 23-37.

Whitney, D.L. and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Timing of high-grade metamorphism in central Turkey and the assembly of Anatolia. J. Geol. Soc. Lond., 161, 823-828.

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Non-refereed reports/publications

Bateman, R., Ayer, J.A., Barr, E., Dubé, B. and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Discover Abitibi. Gold Subproject 1. Protracted structural evolution of the Timmins-Porcupine gold camp and the Porcupine-Destor Deformation Zone. In: Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2004, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6145, p.41-1 to 41-10.

Hathway, B., Hudak, G., and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Discover Abitibi. Base Metal Subproject 1. Geological setting of volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization in the Kamiskotia area. In: Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2004, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6145, p.38-1 to 38-8.

Macdonald, P.J., Piercey, S.J., and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) Discover Abitibi. Gold Subproject 3. Regional geological assessment of porphyry intrusions spatially associated with gold deposits along the Porcupine-Destor Deformation Zone, western Abitibi subprovince, Timmins, Ontario. In: Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2004, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6145, p.43-1 to 43-7.

Piercey, S.J., Hamilton, M.A., Péloquin, A.S. and Chaloux, E. (2004) Discover Abitibi. Intrusion Subproject. Updates on studies of the Clifford Stock and Blake River Group, Clifford Township. In: Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2004, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6145, p.44-1 to 44-14.


Conference abstracts

Buchan, K. L., Goutier, J., Hamilton, M.A., Ernst, R. E. and Matthews, W. (2004) Paleomagnetism and U-Pb geochronology of Lac Esprit dykes of Quebec and implications for Paleoproterozoic deformation of the Superior Province. AGU-CGU Joint Assembly, 17-21 May, Montreal, Canada. Eos Trans. AGU, 85 (17), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract GP33B-03.

Garde, A.A., Hamilton, M.A., Chadwick, B., Grocott, J. and McCaffrey, K.J.W. (2004) ‘Anorogenic’ granites in a convergent plate-tectonic setting: a review of the Palaeoproterozoic rapakivi suite in South Greenland. Goldschmidt 2004, June 5-11, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hamilton, M.A. and Brooks, C.K. (2004) A precise U-Pb zircon age for the Skaergaard intrusion: magmatic cooling history refinement and Palaeogene igneous correlations, East Greenland. AGU-CGU Joint Assembly, 17-21 May, Montreal, Canada. Eos Trans. AGU, 85 (17), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract V41A-03.

Hamilton, M.A. and Brooks, C.K. (2004) A precise U-Pb zircon age for the Skaergaard intrusion. Goldschmidt 2004, June 5-11, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Hamilton, M. A., Buchan, K. L., Garde, A.A. and Connelly, J.N. (2004) U-Pb age and preliminary paleomagnetism of a Melville Bugt diabase dyke, west Greenland, and implications for mid-Proterozoic Laurentia-Baltica reconstructions. AGU-CGU Joint Assembly, 17-21 May, Montreal, Canada. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(17), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract GP31B-03.

McLelland, J.M., Bickford, M.E. and Hamilton, M.A. (2004) SHRIMP U-Pb dating of Adirondack massif anorthosite and associated granitoids: implications for AMCG genesis. AGU-CGU Joint Assembly, 17-21 May, Montreal, Canada. Eos Trans. AGU, 85 (17), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract V52A-01.

Murphy, J. B., Fernandez-Suarez, J., Keppie, J. D., Hamilton, M. A., and Jeffries, T.E. (2004) Contiguous rather than discrete Paleozoic histories for the Avalon and Meguma terranes based on detrital zircon data. Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section (39th Annual) and Southeastern Section (53rd Annual) Joint Meeting, March 25-27, Tysons Corner, VA. Abstracts with Programs, 36 (2), p. 130.

Soreghan, G.S., Hamilton, M.A., Fanning, C.M., Soreghan, M.J., Link, P., Tramp, K.L., and Elmore, R.D. (2004) The age of the Maroon loessite (Colorado), and implications for resolving high-frequency climate change in the late Paleozoic icehouse: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (Rocky Mountain-Cordilleran Section), 36 (4), p. 66.

2003:

Journal publications (published/in press)

Crowley J. L., Ghent E. D., Carr S. D., Simony P. S., and Hamilton M. A. (2003) Multiple thermotectonic events in a continuous metamorphic sequence, Mica Creek area, southeastern Canadian Cordillera. American Mineralogist, 88, 930.

Rämö, O. T., McLemore, V. T., Hamilton, M.A., Kosunen, P. J., Heizler, M. and Haapala, I. (2003) Intermittent 1630-1220 Ma magmatism in central Mazatzal province: New geochronologic piercing points and some tectonic implications. Geology, 31, 335-338.

Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C., Fayon, A.K., Hamilton, M.A. and Heizler, M. (2003) Tectonic controls on metamorphism, partial melting, and intrusion: timing and duration of regional metamorphism and magmatism in the Nigde Massif, Turkey. Tectonophysics, 376, 37-60.


Conference abstracts

Becker, T.P., Thomas, W.A., Samson, S.D. and Hamilton, M.A. (2003) Detrital zircon evidence of proximal sources for the Alleghanian clastic wedge in eastern Tennessee. Joint Meeting: Geological Society of America – 37th South-Central Section and 52nd Southeastern Section, March 12-14, 2003, Memphis, Tennessee.

Bingen, B., Davis, W.J., Hamilton, M.A., Osmundsen, P.-T. and Nordgulen, Ø. (2003) Monazite and titanite U-Pb dating of Caledonian high-grade metamorphism in the Mid-Scandinavian Caledonides, Norway: a combined SHRIMP and ID-TIMS approach. EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France, April 6-11, 2003. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 5, 03123.

Clechenko, C.C., Valley, J.W., Hamilton, M.A. and Emslie, R.F. (2003) Contamination of the Nain Anorthosite: an oxygen isotope perspective. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Nov. 2-5, 2003. Abstracts with Programs, 35 (6), p. 630.

Dahl, P.S., Hamilton, M.A., Wooden, J.L., and Frei, R. (2003) Evidence for 2480 Ma rifting in the Black Hills, S. Dakota: U-Pb ages of sphene and zircon from the Blue Draw metagabbro sill, and their tectonic significance. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Nov. 2-5, 2003. Abstracts with Programs, 35 (6), p. 506.

Hamilton, M. A. and Murphy, J.B. (2003) U-Pb zircon age for the Dunn Point volcanics, Arisaig, Nova Scotia: Implications for the drift of Avalonia and the evolution of the Iapetus and Rheic Oceans. Joint Meeting: Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section - Atlantic Geoscience Society, March 27-29, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hamilton, M.A., Sobolev, N.V., Stern, R.A. and Pearson, D.G. (2003) SHRIMP U-Pb dating of a perovskite inclusion in diamond: evidence for a syneruption age for diamond formation, Sytykanskaya kimberlite pipe, Yakutia region, Siberia. Eighth International Kimberlite Conference, 22-27 June, 2003, Victoria, British Columbia.

Karabinos, P., Hamilton, M. A. and Morris, D.J. (2003) Taconic versus Middle Proterozoic anatexis and deformation in the Berkshire massif, western New England. Joint Meeting: Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section - Atlantic Geoscience Society, March 27-29, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Meighan, I.G., Hamilton, M.A., Gamble, J.A., Ellam, R.M., and Cooper, M.R. (2003) The Caledonian Newry complex, NE Ireland: new U-Pb ages, a subsurface extension and magmatic epidote. Joint Meeting: Geological Society of America - Northeastern Section - Atlantic Geoscience Society, March 27-29, 2003, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Moses, A.M., Soreghan, G.S., Soreghan, M.J., and Hamilton, M.A. (2003) Loessitic origin, provenance, and paleoclimatic significance of the Pennsylvanian-Permian Earp Formation siltstone, Arizona. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 12, Extended Abstracts.

Ross, G.M., Hamilton, M.A. and Patchett, P.J. (2003) U-Pb geochronology of detrital zircon and monazite in the foreland basin of Alberta: reconstructing wedge evolution from provenance patterns. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, Nov. 2-5, 2003. Abstracts with Programs, 35 (6), p. 390.

Schneider, D. A., Holm, D. K., O’Boyle, C., Hamilton, M., and Jercinovic, M. (2003) Paleoproterozoic development of a gneiss dome corridor in the southern Lake Superior region, USA. Institute on Lake Superior Geology, 49th Annual Meeting, Proceedings and Abstracts, 49, p.69-70.