Malcolm Hill


PhD, Geology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1979.
BS, Geology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1973.

Area(s) of Expertise

Geochemistry, mineralogy, geographic information systems

Research Interests

My research projects have included:

  • Field study and geochemical investigation of the origin of metamorphosed volcanic rocks and igneous intrusions in the southwest Alaska accretionary prism, Kodiak Islands, Shumagin-Sanak Islands and the Alaska Peninsula; major and trace element study using XRF and neutron activation analysis; mass spectrometric study of strontium and neodymium isotope variations.
  • Field study and geochemical study of the zoned Eagle Peak Pluton, central Sierra Nevada, California; neutron activation trace element study, stable isotope (oxygen) and radiogenic isotope (strontium, neodymium) analyses.
  • Trace element geochemistry study of the Bushveld Granite, South Africa and Gaborone Granite, Botswana (neutron activation analysis), while on a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship with the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver.
  • Trace element geochemistry and strontium-neodymium isotope analyses of volcanic rocks from the H.S. Washington Collection, Barren Island and Narcondam Island, Indian Ocean.
  • Field and geochemical study of igneous and metamorphic rocks from eastern Massachusetts
  • Field and geochemical study of a gabbro-granite intrusive complex in the Coastal Maine Igneous Province, in the Calais, Maine region; contract from the Maine Geological Survey.


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