Index of Proceedings Volumes and Field Trip Guidebooks

of the Institute on Lake Superior Geology
1955-2011


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MTU Archives & Copper Country Historical Collections
J. Robert Van Pelt Library
Michigan Technological University
Houghton MI 49931
Phone: 906-487-2505
e-mail: copper@mtu.edu
Photocopies of most back volumes can be ordered from the MTU Archives at the prevailing copy rate. Some guidebooks were published separately by the Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS), and Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), as indicated below; however, many are no longer available.
(Each italicized item is a separate bound document) Vol. Year Location
  1. 1955 Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Program and Abstracts PDF
    (contains no record of field trips)

  2. 1956 Houghton, Michigan
    Geological Exploration (A collection of twelve papers and three panel discussions) PDF

  3. 1957 East Lansing, Michigan
    Program and Abstracts PDF

  4. 1958 Duluth, Minnesota
    Program and Abstracts PDF

  5. 1959 Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Program and Abstracts PDF

  6. 1960 Madison, Wisconsin
    Program and Abstracts PDF

  7. 1961 Port Arthur, Ontario
    Program and Abstracts (misprinted label reads 6th annual meeting) PDF

  8. 1962 Houghton, Michigan
    Program and Abstracts PDF

  9. 1963 Duluth, Minnesota
    Program and Abstracts PDF
    Field Itinerary: Stratigraphy of the Biwabik Iron Formation

  10. 1964 Ishpeming, Michigan
    Program and Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip: Marquette iron-mining district and Republic trough PDF

  11. 1965 St. Paul, Minnesota
    Program and Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip Guide to the St. Cloud granite district, central Minnesota
    PDF

  12. 1966 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario PDF
    Program and Abstracts, includes field guides to:
    1. Regional geology of the Sault Ste. Marie area
    2. Geology and mineral deposits of the Manitouwadge Lake area, Ontario
    3. The relationship of mineralization to the Precambrian stratigraphy, Blind River area, Ontario
    4. Sudbury nickel irruptive tour, Ontario

  13. 1967 East Lansing, Michigan
    Program and Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip: Grenville Province of southeastern Ontario, Bancroft-Madoc area

  14. 1968 Superior, Wisconsin
    Technical Sessions and Abstracts PDF
    Guide for Field Trip in the Duluth Complex near Ely, Minnesota
    PDF

  15. 1969 Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Technical Sessions and Abstracts PDF
    Guidebook: Central Wisconsin volcanic belt
    PDF

  16. 1970 Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Technical Sessions, Abstracts and Field Guides PDF
      Field trips:
    1. Proterozoic formations in the Thunder Bay area
    2. Sturgeon River metavolcanic-metasedimentary formations in the Beardmore-Geraldton area
    3. The Port Coldwell alkalic complex
    4. Geology of the Atikokan area (title not exact)

  17. 1971 Duluth, Minnesota
    Technical Sessions, Abstracts and Field Guides PDF
      Field trips:
    1. North Shore Volcanic Group
    2. Precambrian rocks of northwestern Cook County as exposed along the Gunflint Trail
    3. Mesabi Range magnetite taconite
    4. Geology of the Vermilion metavolcanic-metasedimentary belt, northeastern Minnesota

  18. 1972 Houghton, Michigan
    Part I. Technical Sessions-Agenda and Abstracts (describes trips A-D) PDF
      Field Trips:
    1. Penokean Orogeny in the central and western Gogebic region, Wisconsin and Michigan PDF
    2. Guide to Penokean deformation style and regional metamorphism at the western Marquette Range, Michigan PDF

  19. 1973 Madison, Wisconsin
    Technical Program and Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip: Guidebook to the geology and mineral deposits of the central part of Jackson County and part of Clark County, Wisconsin (WGNHS)
    PDF
    Field Trip: Guidebook to the Precambrian geology of northeastern and north-central Wisconsin
    PDF
    Field Trip: Guidebook to the upper Mississippi Valley base-metal district (WGNHS Information circular No. 16)

  20. 1974 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario PDF
    Field Trip 1: Middle Keweenawan rocks of the Batchawana-Mamainse Point area
    Field Trip 2: unknown
    Field Trip 3: Precambrian igneous rocks of the north shore of Lake Huron region
    Field Trip 4: Stratigraphy and sedimentation of the Huronian Supergroup
    Field Trip 5: The Michipicoten greenstone belt


  21. 1975 Marquette, Michigan
    Proceedings PDF
    Includes the following field trip guides and a supplement by Burton Boyum containing color map of the Marquette Mineral District:
    1. Glacial geology (trip canceled, no guidebook)
    2. Greenstone
    3. The Jacobsville Sandstone: Evidence for a Lower-Middle Keweenawan age
    4. Marquette Iron Range
    5. The Empire Mine and Mill, Palmer, Michigan
    6. The Empire Mine and Mill, Palmer, Michigan (continued)

  22. 1976 St. Paul, Minnesota
    Proceedings includes abstracts and guide to trip B PDF
    Field Trip A: Minnesota River Valley field conference (no formal guidebook was printed)
    Field Trip B: Engineering and Pleistocene geology in the Twin Cities area

  23. 1977 Thunder Bay Ontario
    Proceedings PDF
    Field Trip A: Geology of the Coldwell alkaline Complex PDF
    Field Trip B: Proterozoic rocks of the Thunder Bay area, northwestern Ontario ("Proterozoic Trip")
    PDF
    Field Trip C: Archean metallogeny and stratigraphy of the South Sturgeon Lake area ("Mattabi Trip )
    PDF

  24. 1978 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    ProceedingsAbstracts and Proceedings PDF
    Field Trip I: Southwestern Wisconsin zinc-lead district (WGNHS Field Trip Guide Book Number 1)PDF
    Field Trip II: Mineral extraction and processing equipment manufacturers in the Greater Milwaukee area (no guidebook)
    Field Trip III: Precambrian rhyolite and granite inliers in south-central Wisconsin (WGNHS Field Trip Guide Book Number 2) PDF

    Bibliography of Current Research in the Lake Superior Region May 1976-May 1978  PDF 

      
  25. 1979 Duluth, Minnesota
    Technical Sessions and Abstracts Joint meeting with North-Central Section GSA. ) PDF
    Field Trip Guidebooks: some were published separately as MGS Guidebook Series referenced below, the remainder are apparently unavailable. A total of 8 trips were listed in GSA proceedings:
    1. Middle Precambrian volcanic and plutonic rocks of northern Wisconsin PDF
    2. Stratigraphy, structure and mineral resources of east-central Minnesota (MGS Field Trip Guidebook Series no. 9)
    3. Quaternary geology of the Duluth area
    4. Geology of the Mesabi Iron Range
    5. Geologic history and engineering geology of the western Lake Superior region
    6. Cambrian and Ordovician stratigraphy and paleontology of southeastern Minnesota
    7. Keweenawan (Upper Precambrian) North Shore Volcanic Group, Minnesota (MGS Field Trip Guidebook no. 11)
    8. Archean volcanism and sedimentation of the western Vermilion District, northeastern Minnesota (MGS Guidebook Series no. 10)

    Bibliography of Current Research in the Lake Superior Region May 1978-May 1979  PDF

       
  26. 1980 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    Proceedings and Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip 1 Precambrian geology of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin
    PDF
    Field Trip 2 Precambrian tectonic history of the Black River Valley
    PDF
    Field Trip 3 Petrology, geochemistry, and contact relations of the Wausau and Stettin syenite plutons, Central Wisconsin
    PDF
    Field Trip 4 Precambrian geology and tectonics of Marathon County, Wisconsin PDF

  27. 1981 East Lansing, Michigan
    Abstracts and Proceedings PDF
    Field Excursion Guide--The Huronian rocks between Sault Ste. Marie and Thessalon, District of Algoma, Ontario
    PDF

  28. 1982 International Falls, Minnesota
    Proceedings: Abstracts and Field Trips: (in one volume) PDF
    Field Trip I--Mineral deposits of the Fort Frances-Mine Centre area, Ontario
    Field Trip II--Archean geology of the International Falls-Kabetogama area, Minnesota

  29. 1983 Houghton, Michigan
    Volume I: Abstracts and Field Trip--Ropes gold mine and its geological setting PDF
    Volume II: Field guide to the geology of the Keweenaw Peninsula
    PDF

  30. 1984 Wausau, Wisconsin
    Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip 1 Guide to the geology of the Early Proterozoic rocks in northeastern Wisconsin
    PDF
    Field Trip 2 Early Proterozoic tectonostratigraphic terranes of the southern Lake Superior region
    PDF
    Field Trip 3 The Wausau Syenite Complex
    PDF

  31. 1985 Kenora, Ontario
    Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip Guidebook PDF
    1. The Cameron Lake Deposit
    2. Geologic setting and style of gold mineralization in the Lake of the Woods area
    3. Geological relationships in the vicinity of the Wabigoon-Winnipeg River subprovincial interface in the Kenora area
    4. A volcanic facies interpretation of the Berry River Formation
    5. Granitoid related mineralization in the Dryden area

  32. 1986 Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
    Abstracts PDF
    Field Trip I The Wolf River Batholith and Baraboo interval (published as Field Trip Guide Book Number 12, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey)
    PDF
    Field Trip II Penokean deformation and metamorphism in central Wisconsin: volcanic rocks and gneisses (published as un-numbered Field Trip Guide Book of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey) (compiler note: new reference designations were adopted to conform to ISSN standards in 1987)
    PDF

  33. 1987 Wawa, Ontario
    Part 1: Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Geology of the Wawa area and gold mineralization
    PDF
    Part 3: Geology and stratigraphy of the Michipicoten Iron-Formation
    Part 4: Geology of the Hemlo Deposit
    PDF
    Part 5: The Kapuskasing Uplift: Archean greenstones and granulites
    PDF

  34. 1988 Marquette, Michigan
    Part 1: Abstracts PDF
    Part 2:Field Trip Guidebooks
    PDF
    1. An introduction to Archean geology and precious metal mineralization of the Marquette Greenstone Belt, Michigan
    2. Marquette mineral district of Michigan, mining history and geology
    3. A structural traverse across a part of the Penokean orogen illustrating Early Proterozoic overthrusting in northern Michigan

  35. 1989 Duluth, Minnesota
    Part 1: Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook
    PDF
    1. North Shore rhyolites, Minnesota
    2. Penokean Structural Terranes in east-central Minnesota
    3. Mellen Complex, Wisconsin
    4. Archean gold occurrences and their structural settings (Virginia Horn)

  36. 1990 Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Part 1: Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook
    PDF
    1. Mafic intrusions, PGE mineralization, and granitoid rocks of Lac des Illes area
    2. Geology of the Shebandowan and Quetico Archean subprovinces,
    3. Granitoid-related mineral deposits in the western Lake Superior region
    4. Base metal mineralization in the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt)

  37. 1991 Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    Part 1: Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trips
    PDF
    1. Mountain Shear Zone-a post Penokean discrete ductile deformation zone
    2. Features and significance of the Precambrian-Cambrian contact in western Wisconsin
    3. Proterozoic volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of NW Wisconsin

  38. 1992 Hurley, Wisconsin
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trips
    PDF
    1. Archean and Early Proterozoic geology of the Gogebic District
    2. Evolution of the Keweenawan sedimentary sequence
    3. Geology of the Keweenawan Supergroup at Porcupine Mountains
    4. Geology of the Great Lakes Tectonic Zone-Marquette area-a late Archean paleosuture

  39. 1993 Eveleth, Minnesota
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trips:
    PDF
    1. Geology and taconite mines of the Mesabi range
    2. DNR Core Library (Biwabik Iron Formation, Partridge River and South Kawishiwi intrusions, Regolith in Rotasonic cores-northern Minnesota)
    3. Geology of Archean greenstone-granite terrane: Cook-Side Lake area
    4. Duluth Complex at Duluth

  40. 1994 Houghton, Michigan
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Self-guided geological field trip to the Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan
    PDF
    Part 3: Volcanic geology of eastern Isle Royale, Michigan
    PDF
    Part 4: Michigan kimberlites and diamond exploration techniques
    PDF
    Part 5: Lessons from mining case histories: West Menominee Range, Michigan
    PDF

  41. 1995 Marathon, Ontario
    Part 1. Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebooks (some may also be acquired from Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Field Services Section, Suite B 002, 435 South James Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, P7E6E3, Phone: 807-475-1331)
    2a. Alkalic rocks of the Midcontinent Rift PDF
    2b. Geology and base metal deposits of the Manitouwadge Greenstone Belt PDF
    2c. Geology of the Schreiber Greenstone assemblage and it gold and base metal mineralization PDF
    2d. Geology and gold deposits of the Hemlo area PDF
    2e. Kimberlite, base metal, and gold exploration using overburden, Wawa area PDF

  42. 1996 Cable, Wisconsin
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits of northern Wisconsin: a commemorative volume (and guide for tour of Flambeau Mine, Field Trip #3)
    PDF
    Part 3: Field Trip guidebook (#1 Glacial geology of northwestern Wisconsin, #2 Middle Proterozoic-Archean transect, #4 Early to Middle Proterozoic geology of the Lake Namekagon region, #5 Stratigraphy and structure of the Early Proterozoic Penokee Gap region)
    PDF

  43. 1997 Sudbury, Ontario
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: The Huronian Supergroup between Sault Ste. Marie and Elliot Lake
    PDF
    Part 3: New Developments in Grenville Front Geology, Sudbury Area, Ontario
    PDF
    Part 4: The Sudbury Structure with Emphasis on the Whitewater Group
    PDF
    Part 5: Magmatic Ore Deposits of the Sudbury Igneous Complex
    PDF
    Part 6: Alkalic rocks of the Sudbury Region
    PDF
    Part 7: Regreening of Sudbury
    PDF

  44. 1998 Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1-Early Proterozoic intrusive rocks of east-central Minnesota #2-Geology of the southeastern portion of the Midcontinent Rift #3-Glacial exotica of the Twin Cities area #4-Stratigraphy and hydrogeology of Paleozoic rocks of southeastern Minnesota #5-Minnesota River Valley and vicinity, southwestern Minnesota)
    PDF

  45. 1999 Marquette, Michigan
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1-Early Proterozoic strata of the Marquette Iron Range #2-Archean Ishpeming greenstone belt and gold mineralization #3-Tilden and Empire mines of the Marquette Iron Range #4-Paleozoic and glacial geology from Au Train to Grand Marais, Michigan)
    PDF

  46. 2000 Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Geology and stratigraphy of the Mesoproterozoic Sibley Group #2 Geology of the Lac des Iles PGE-Cu-Ni Mine #3 Geoarchaelogy and deglaciation history of the Thunder Bay area #4 Geology of the Paleoproterozoic Gunflint Formation #5 Glacial history and regional till sampling in the Archean Shebandowan greenstone belt #6 Geology of the Archean Steep Rock Lake-Finlayson Lake greenstone belt)
    PDF

  47. 2001 Madison, Wisconsin
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Sedimentologic, tectonic, and metamorphic history of the Baraboo interval: new evidence from investigations in the Baraboo Range, Wisconsin #2 Geology, ore deposits, and cultural history of the Upper Mississippi Valley zinc-lead district #3 Economic geology of the Baraboo and Waterloo Quartzites of southern Wisconsin) PDF

  48. 2002 Kenora, Ontario
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Tanco Rare-Element Pegmatite, Southeastern Manitoba #2 Quaternary Geology of Southeastern Manitoba #3 Structure and Sedimentology of the Seine Conglomerate, Mine Centre Area, Ontario #4 Industrial Minerals and Paleozoic Geology of Southeastern Manitoba #5 Separation Rapids Rare-Element Pegmatite Field, Ontario #6 Geology of the Red Lake Camp, Ontario)
    PDF

  49. 2003 Iron Mountain, Michigan
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (Overview-Paleoproterozoic stratigraphy and tectonics along the Niagara suture zone, Michigan and Wisconsin #1 Pembine-Wausau magmatic terrane #2 Menominee Iron District #3 Stratigraphy and structure of the Iron River-Crystal Falls basin #4 Life cycle of an iron deposit-the Republic Mine from ore genesis to mine restoration)
    PDF

  50. 2004 Duluth, Minnesota
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Volcanic Stratigraphy, Hydrothermal Alteration, and VMS Potential of the Lower Ely Greenstone, Fivemile Lake to Sixmile Lake Area #2 Geologic Highlights of New Mapping in the Southwestern Sequence of the North Shore Volcanic Group and in the Beaver Bay Complex #3 Late Wisconsinan Superior-Lobe Deposits in the Lake Superior Basin northeast of Duluth #4 Geology of the Eastern Mesabi Iron Range, Northeastern Minnesota #5 Classic Outcrops of Northeastern Minnesota #6 Glacial and Postglacial Landscape Evolution in the Glacial Lake Aitkin and Upham Basin, Northern Minnesota #7 Economic Geology of Archean Gold Occurrences in the Vermilion District, northeast of Soudan, Minnesota #8 Geology and Mineralization of the Western Contact of the Duluth Complex, Partridge River and South Kawishiwi Intrusions, Northeastern Minnesota)
    PDF

  51. 2005 Nipigon, Ontario
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Geology and gold mineralisation of the Beardmore-Geraldton greenstone belt #2 Quaternary geology of the Beardmore-Nipigon area #3 A stratigraphic transect across the northern flank of the Midcontinent Rift near Rossport #4 Geology and rare element pegmatites of the Quetico subprovince near Nipigon #5 Geology of the Black Sturgeon area)
    PDF

  52. 2006 Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Glacial Lakes Algonquin and Nipissing Shoreline Bedrock Features: Mackinac Island, Michigan
    PDF
    Part 3: Unusual Diamond-bearing Rocks of the Wawa Area
    PDF
    Part 4: The Huronian Supergroup between Sault Ste Marie and Elliot Lake
    PDF
    Part 5: Keweenawan Rocks of the Mamainse Point Area
    PDF
    Part 6: Geological guidebook to the Paleoproterozoic East Bull Lake intrusive suite plutons at East Bull lake, Agnew Lake and River Valley, Ontario (also published as OGS Open File Report 6135)
    PDF

  53. 2007 Lusten, Minnesota
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Igneous stratigraphy of the Poplar Lake intrusion #2 Geologic and cultural history of Grand Portage National Monument #3 Midcontinent Rift-related mafic intrusions north of the international border #4 Geology and Cu-Ni-PGE mineralization - Nickel Lake macrodike, South Kawishiwi intrusion #5 Geology of the North Shore from Little Marais to Grand Marais #6 Geology along the Gunflint Trail) PDF

  54. 2008 Marquette, Michigan
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Banded Iron formation of the Marquette District #2 Archean-Paleoproterozoic unconformity at Silver Lake #3 Geology of the Back Forty Project #4 & #8 Geology of the Eagle Project #5 The Sudbury impact layer at the McClure Locality #6 Sustainable recovery of the iron from the Marquette District #7 Geology of the Keweenawan BIC Intrusions) PDF

  55. 2009 Ely, Minnesota
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Cu-Ni deposits of the Duluth Complex, #2 Glacial geology of the Vermillion Moraine, #3 Soudan iron mine and physics lab tour, #4 pioneer Mine canoe excursion, #5 Geology and metamorphism of the Eastern Mesabi Range, #6 Geology of the Lake One troctoloite by canoe, #7 Architecture of an Archean greenstone belt) PDF

  56. 2010 International Falls, Minnesota
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Mineral deposits of the Rainy River area, #2 Geology of an Archean succesion at Atikokan, #3 Structural geology along the Quetico faults, #4 Archean geology of Voyageurs National Park and Little America gold mine, #5 Ash River neutrino detector laboratory and the Archean Vermilion granitic complex, #6 Transect through the Quetico-Wabigoo subprovince boundary, #7 Mineral deposits of the Mine Centre- Rainy Lake area, #8Geology and environmenatl issues of the Steep Rock Mine) PDF

  57. 2011 Ashland, Wisconsin
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 Igneous Stratigraphy of the Layered Series at Duluth, #2 Midcontinent Microcosm, #3 Geology of the Bayfield Peninsula, #4 Geology and Remediation at the Ashland/Northern States Power Site, #5 Bad River Watershed Culvert Restoration Program, #6 Geology of Copper Falls State Park, #7 Geology of the Montreal River Monocline, #8 The Archean/Paleoproterozoic unconformity near Denham, Minnesota, #9 Granitic, Gabbroic, and Ultramafic rocks of the Kewenanwan Mellen Intrusive Complex) PDF

  58. 2012 Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Part 1: Program and Abstracts PDF
    Part 2: Field Trip Guidebook (#1 & 13 Sudbury Impactoclastic debrisites at Thunder Bay, #2 Geology of the Sibley Peninsula, #3 Lac des Iles Mine, #4 Shebandowan Mine area, #5 Geology of the Thunder Bay area, #6 Thunder Bay amethyst mine, #7 Building stone tour of downtown Port Arthur, #8 Highway 527 transect, #9 Rehabilitation of the past-producing Shebandowan and North Coldstream mine sites, #10 Geoarchaeology of Thunder Bay, #11 Midcontinent Rift intrusions) PDF

    Special Publications of the Institute

    Institute on Lake Superior Geology Special Publication #1 - Field Trip Guidebook for the Slate Islands, Ontario
    Pete Hollings, Mark Smyk, Bill Addison and Phil Fralick
    PDF


    This list was originally compiled by Mark Jirsa and updated by Pete Hollings


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