GRAHAM WILSON - SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

A selection of public-domain titles in economic geology, mineral analysis,
precious metals, meteorites, archaeology & database applications,
plus WWW links and themes for public presentations:

Including:

WEB-BASED RESOURCES

Further information on Turnstone:
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The A.E. Lalonde AMS Laboratory at the University of Ottawa
(successor to the IsoTrace Laboratory at the University of Toronto):
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SELECTED PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS SINCE 1990

01 November 2016. Kawartha and Region Earth Sciences, Engineering and Metallurgy Network (KREEM), Peterborough, Ontario: "Keweenawan Midcontinent Rift Cu-Ni-PGE Metallogeny".

21 March to 17 May, 2016. China University of Geosciences, Beijing: Teaching ES 121 "Introduction to Earth Sciences" and SCBUS 122 "Management of Business Organizations" courses for the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Science and Business 2+2 Program. 28 lectures, 64 hours.

Thursday, 26 February 2015. OGS / MNDM Southern Ontario Seminar, Tweed, Ontario: "Holding mineral claims in Ontario: the balancing act".

Wednesday, 14 January 2015. The Probus Club, Campbellford, Ontario: "Life on the Rocks". [Essentially, what geologists actually do].

Tuesday, 09 June 2014. OGS / MNDM Southern Ontario Seminar, Actinolite, Ontario: "The 4th May 2014 fireball, and a basic field guide to meteorites".

Monday 14 April 2014, Trillium Research and Recovery Association, Peterborough, Ontario: "Spawn of the shooting star: a basic field guide to meteorites".

Friday 04 October 2013, Earth Science Colloquium, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario: "Chromite deposits and the natural history of chromium".

Friday 04 October 2013, CPSX (Planetary Science) Research Forum, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario: "The cosmos comes to visit - the diverse realm of meteorites".

Thursday 01 August 2013, 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Edmonton, Alberta: "A brief review of Canadian meteorites", poster, with Phil McCausland and Howard Plotkin.

Sunday 02 September-Sunday 30 September 2012, Grindhouse Café, Campbellford, Ont.: "Meteorites around the World"
[photographic exhibition of meteorites and representative localities, with a poster on Canadian meteorites].

Saturday 28 July 2012, Upper Stoney Lake Association, Crowe's Landing, Ont.: "Meteorite I.D. clinic".

Thursday 17 May 2012, ILSG 58, Travelodge Airlane, Thunder Bay:
Wilson,GC and McCausland,PJA (2012) "The curious meteorite harvest of the Lake Superior region I - overview".
Abs. 58th Annual Meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, vol.58 part 1, 102pp., 97-98, Thunder Bay, Ont.

Thursday 17 May 2012, ILSG 58, Travelodge Airlane, Thunder Bay:
Wilson,GC and Kissin,SA (2012) "The curious meteorite harvest of the Lake Superior region II - gems in the rough".
Abs. 58th Annual Meeting, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, vol.58 part 1, 102pp., 99-100, Thunder Bay, Ont.

Tuesday 10 May 2011, Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club, Peterborough, Ont.: "Chromite deposits and the natural history of chromium".

Wednesday 04 May 2011, Bancroft Rock & Mineral Club, Bancroft, Ont.: "Chromite deposits and the natural history of chromium".

Thursday 21 April 2011, Brampton Rock & Mineral Club, Brampton, Ont.: "Chromite deposits and the natural history of chromium".

Sunday 03 April-Saturday 30 April 2011, Grindhouse Café, Campbellford, Ont.: "Northern Forests & Southern Woodlands"
[photographic exhibition of woodland ecology north of Thunder Bay in northwest Ontario, and in Trent Hills, southeast Ontario].

Friday 14 January 2011, Willowdale Gem & Mineral Club, Toronto, Ont.: "Chromite deposits and the natural history of chromium".

Sunday 03 October 2010, Friends of Ferris Trails Fest, Campbellford, Ontario: "Guided nature tour".

Friday 11 December 2009, Willowdale Gem & Mineral Club, Toronto, Ont.: "Rocks, minerals, and mines around Lake Superior".

Sunday 04 October 2009, Friends of Ferris Trails Fest, Campbellford, Ontario: "Guided nature tour"

Thursday 19 March 2009, Brampton Rock and Mineral Club: "Meteorites and their Origins"

Tuesday 13 January 2009, Bancroft Rock and Mineral Club: "The Cosmos Comes to Visit: Tales Told by Meteorites" (2009 update: replaces earlier, snow-cancelled date)

2008 ---

Thursday 18 January 2007, Friends of Ferris, public show at the Aron Theatre, Campbellford, Ontario: Thin Skin on a Rocky Core: Geology and Natural History in Southeastern Ontario".

Monday 18 May 2006, Lakehead University Geology Department, Thunder Bay, Ontario: "Geology and Geoarchaeology of Tigrai, northern Ethiopia".

Friday 14 April 2006, Peterborough Astronomical Association at Orientation Centre, Peterborough Riverside Zoo: "The Cosmos Comes to Visit: Tales Told by Meteorites".

Tuesday 11 April 2006, Bancroft Rock and Mineral Club at North Hastings High School: "Geology and Geoarchaeology of Tigrai, northern Ethiopia".

Wednesday 05 April 2006, Scarborough Gem and Mineral Club at Knox Presbyterian Church: "The Cosmos Comes to Visit: Tales Told by Meteorites" [75-minute, digital format].

Monday 20 March 2006, Physics & Archaeology 3rd-year course, Department of Physics, University of Toronto: "Earth-Science Applications in Archaeology".

09 November 2005, Willowdale Gem & Mineral Club, Toronto, Ont.: The cosmos comes to visit: tales told by meteorites [75-minute, 35-mm format].

20 October 2005, Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee annual meeting, Thunder Bay, Ontario, public lecture sponsored by MIAC and the Canadian Institute for Mining & Metallurgy, Thunder Bay chapter: The cosmos comes to visit: tales told by meteorites [40-minute, digital format].

31 January 2005, University of Toronto: The applications of geology, mineralogy and geochemistry in archaeometry [2-part seminar].

26 November 2004, Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee of Canada annual meeting, Calgary, Alberta: Seven stones from Canada [overview of selected chondritic meteorites].

02 November 2004 Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club, Bancroft, Ontario: A Prehistoric whodunnit in chert, or, whence came the arrowhead?

18 October 2004, Lakefield College School: Meteorites and impacts.

23 February 2004, University of Toronto: Adventures in the material world: materials science in archaeology [2-part seminar].

07 November 2003, Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee to the Canadian Space Agency (MIAC), Regina, Sask.: A test of metal detectors' ability to resolve classes of `hot rocks', including meteorites.

15 September 2003, Trillium Research and Recovery Association, Peterborough, Ont.: Physical properties of common meteorites, metallic ores and slags.

01 May 2003, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto: The cosmos comes to visit: tales told by meteorites.

04 Apr 2003, Peterborough Astronomical Association, Peterborough, Ont.: Meteorites in science and history.

31 Mar 2003, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ROMCAAF lecture: Mineralogical and geochemical approaches to archaeological chert provenance.

15 Mar 2003, Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, USA: Provenance study of chert from Snyder County in central Pennsylvania.

15 Jan 2003, Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club, L'Amable, Bancroft, Ont.: Meteorites in science and history.

14 Jan 2003, Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club, Peterborough, Ont.: Meteorites in science and history.

25 Feb 2002, University of Toronto: The applications of mineralogy and geochemistry to archaeometrical problems.

10 Oct 2001, Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club, L'Amable, Bancroft, Ont.: Geology, scenery and minerals of the Lake Superior region.

11 Jun 2001, Ninth International PIXE Conference, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.: Applications of PIXE to mineral characterization.

27 Oct 2000, Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee of Canada, Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ont.: Examples of `meteorwrongs', with emphasis on fulgurites and other glassy materials.

01 Jul 2000, Kawartha Rock & Fossil Club, Annual Mineral & Fossil Show, Norwood, Ont.: Sky-born ---recognizing meteorites, impactites and fulgurites.

30 May 2000, Southeast Ontario Prospectors Association and Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Actinolite Hall, Ont.: The platinum group elements: a practical introduction [1-day short course].

1999 ---

07 Dec 1998, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ont.: Materials- science for archaeology: a geological perspective.

13 Oct 1998, Toronto Geological Discussion Group at the Ontario Club, Toronto, Ont.: The mineral potential of India.

07 Jan 1998, Mineralogical Society, London, UK: AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry) of mineral grains in rocks, ore deposits, and meteorites.

12 Dec 1997, Willowdale Gem & Mineral Club, Toronto, Ont.: From Baffin to Bangalore - exploring the deep crust.

12 Nov 1997, The Walker Club, Toronto, Ont.: Meteorites - the original space probes.

14 Jul 1997: Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA: AMS analysis of mineral grains in rocks, ore deposits, and meteorites.

27 Oct 1996, Society of Economic Geologists Short Course, Florissant, CO, USA: Economic applications of AMS.

02 Jan 1996, Scarborough Gem and Mineral Club, Toronto, Ont.: Meteorites: rocks from the sky.

1995 ---

28 Sep 1994: British Museum (Natural History), London, UK: Geological sleuthing: from diamonds and precious metals to meteorites and copper kettles.

06 Dec 1993, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.: Applied mineralogy for mineral exploration, from classical petrography to microprobe heaven.

06 May 1993, Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Eveleth, MN, USA: Precious-metal content and textural features of native copper and copper artifacts, Great Lakes region.

18 Nov 1992, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.: Computer databases in the Earth Sciences.

29-30 Aug 1992, International Mineralogical Association database workshop, 29th International Geological Congress, Kyoto, Japan: Computer databases in the Earth Sciences [3 reviews].

08 May 1992, Goldschmidt Conference, Reston, VA, USA: AMS of precious metals in single crystals.

27 May 1991, Geol.Assoc.Canada / Mineral.Assoc.Canada Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ont.: The MINLIB computer database.

21 Nov 1990, Geological Survey of India, Bangalore, Karnataka, India: Overview of PGE and gold geology and mineralogy, and exploration for PGE in Grenville mafic rocks.

23 Oct 1990, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal: Geology of PGE and gold [4-part minicourse].

20 Sep 1990, 3rd International Archaean Symposium, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia: AMS of gold and geology of carbonaceous gold ores, Timmins, Ontario.

SELECTED REFERENCES

PLATINUM-GROUP ELEMENTS AND MINERALS (includes accelerator mass spectrometry)

WILSON,GC and HARPER,G (2013) Nipigon Reefs project: a new look at the PGE-bearing Seagull mafic-ultramafic complex. In "Field Trip Guide to the Copper- Nickel- Platinum-Group Element Deposits of the Lake Superior Region", 246pp., chapter 9, 209-229, Precambrian Research Center Guidebook 13-01, University of Minnesota Duluth.

GOODGAME,VR, JOHNSON,JR, MacTAVISH,AD, STONE,WE, WATKINS,KP and WILSON,GC (2010) The Thunder Bay North deposit: chonolith hosted Pt-Pd-Cu-Ni mineralization related to the Midcontinent Rift. Abs. 11th International Platinum Symposium, Sudbury, Ontario, 4pp.

WILSON,GC, RUCKLIDGE,JC and CERMIGNANI,C (2002) Coarse-grained cabriite from Noril'sk, Russia. Can.Mineral. 40, 473-479.

SHARARA,NA, WILSON,GC and RUCKLIDGE,JC (1999) Platinum-group elements and gold in Cu-Ni mineralized peridotite at Gabbro Akarem, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Can.Mineral. 37, 1081-1097.

WILSON,GC (1998) Economic applications of accelerator mass spectrometry. In `Applications of Microanalytical Techniques to Understanding Mineralizing Processes' (McKibben,MA, Shanks,WC and Ridley,WI editors), Reviews in Economic Geology 7, 187-198.

WILSON,GC, KILIUS,LR, RUCKLIDGE,JC, DING,G-J and ZHAO,X-L (1997) Trace-element analysis of mineral grains using accelerator mass spectrometry - from sampling to interpretation. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B123, 579-582.

WILSON,GC, PAVLISH,LA, DING,G-J and FARQUHAR,RM (1997) Textural and in-situ analytical constraints on the provenance of smelted and native archaeological copper in the Great Lakes region of eastern North America. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B123, 498-503.

WILSON,GC, KILIUS,LR and RUCKLIDGE,JC (1995) Precious metal contents of sulfide, oxide and graphite crystals: determinations by accelerator mass spectrometry. Econ.Geol. 90, 255-270.

WILSON,GC (1994) Mafic-Ultramafic Intrusions, Base-Metal Sulphides, and Platinum Group Element Potential of the Grenville Province in Southeastern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 5880, 196pp.

WILSON,GC, KILIUS,LR and RUCKLIDGE,JC (1991) In situ analysis of precious metals in polished mineral samples and sulphide "standards" by accelerator mass spectrometry at concentrations of parts-per-billion. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 55, 2241-2251.

GOLD DEPOSITS

BARRETT,TJ, WILSON,GC, HAMILTON,MA, KONTAK,DJ, BURNS,M, AYER,JA and STOTT,GM (2012) The Montclerg gold deposit, Abitibi greenstone belt, East Timmins region, Ontario: stratigraphy, lithogeochemistry, mineralization and nature of vein fluids. OGS MRD 300, xii+199pp., incl. 2 appendices, plus 6 tables, on CD-ROM.

WILSON,GC, RUCKLIDGE,JC and KILIUS,LR (1990) Sulfide gold content of skarn mineralization at Rossland, British Columbia. Econ.Geol. 85, 1252-1259.

WILSON,GC and RUCKLIDGE,JC (1987) Mineralogy and microstructures of carbonaceous gold ores. Mineralogy and Petrology 36, 219-239.

MINERAL ANALYSIS (other methods such as EPM, PIXE and SIMS)

WILSON,GC, RUCKLIDGE,JC, CAMPBELL,JL, NEJEDLY,Z and TEESDALE,WJ (2002) Applications of PIXE to mineral characterization. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B189, 387-393.

WILSON,GC and LONG,JVP (1983) The distribution of lithium in some Cornish minerals: ion microprobe measurements. Mineral.Mag. 47, 191-199.

ENVIRONMENTAL MINERALOGY

XIAO,T, GUHA,J, LIU,C-Q, CHEN,J, ZHENG,B, WILSON,GC, NING,Z and HE,L (2007) Potential health risk in areas of high natural concentrations of thallium and importance of urine screening. Applied Geochemistry 22, 919-929.

XIAO,T, GUHA,J, BOYLE,D, LIU,C-Q, ZHENG,B, WILSON,GC, ROULEAU,A and CHEN,J (2004) Naturally-occurring thallium: a hidden geo-environmental health hazard? Environment International 30, 501-507.

WILSON,GC (2003) The value of applied mineralogy in the diagnosis of environmental problems. In `Strategic Management of Environmental and Socio-Economic Issues: a Handbook' (Liu,CQ, Zhao,Z, Xiao,T and Guha,J coordinators), Guizhou Science and Technology Publishing House, Guiyang, China, 146pp., 45-49.

METEORITES

PLOTKIN,H and WILSON,GC (2015) The historical Madoc, Ontario, iron meteorite. J.Roy.Astron.Soc.Canada 109 no.1, 15-18.

WILSON,GC and McCAUSLAND,PJA (2013) Canadian meteorites: a brief review. Can.J.Earth Sci. 50, 4-13.

McCAUSLAND,PJA, FLEMMING,RL, WILSON,GC, RENAUD,J, DILLON,D and HOLDSWORTH,RW (2013) The Wood Lake, Ontario, H4 ordinary chondrite, a new Canadian meteorite. Can.J.Earth Sci. 50, 32-43.

KISSIN,SA and WILSON,GC (2006) Toronto, a new Canadian meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 41, A245-248.

McCAUSLAND,PJA, BROWN,PG and WILSON,GC (2006) The Dresden (Ontario) H6 chondrite, part II: classification, estimated fireball trajectory, and possible origin. J.Roy.Astron.Soc.Canada 100 part 3, 104-113.

WILSON,GC (2004) Petrography and bulk chemistry of the Dresden (Ontario) H6 chondrite. IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, Tech.Rep., 16pp.

WILSON,GC and RUCKLIDGE,JC (2001) Mineralogy and classification of `Yafa', a recent chondrite fall in Yemen. IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, Tech.Rep., 10pp.

WILSON,GC and RUCKLIDGE,JC (1999) Mineralogy and classification of the Kitchener chondrite, a recent fall in southern Ontario. IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, Tech.Rep., 16pp.

WILSON,GC, RUCKLIDGE,JC, KILIUS,LR, DING,G-J and CRESSWELL,RG (1997) Precious metal abundances in selected iron meteorites: in-situ AMS measurements of the six platinum-group elements plus gold. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B123, 583-588.

WILSON,GC (editor) (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites, Royal Ontario Museum. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 106pp.

INDIA

PAVLISH,LA, WILSON,GC and NIJAGUNAPPA,R (2002) Toranagallu mound: provenance of unusual glassy materials. J.Geol.Soc.India 59, 503-515.

WILSON,GC and MENDELSOHN,J (1999) Coverage of Indian earth sciences in international bibliographic databases: GeoRef, GeoSEARCH and MINLIB. J.Geol.Soc.India 53, 17-26.

ROONWAL,GS and WILSON,GC (1998) India's mineral potential: present status and future trends. International Geology Review 40, 865-895.

AGID CANADA

WILSON,GC and WHITE,OL (1997) The AGID CANADA book and journal donation scheme. Geoscience and Development 4/5, 58-59.

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Document last revised 10 November 2016.


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