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D. Thorkelson, Citations by Year
Science Citation Index, Jan. 1, 2012

Selected Publications

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Total Citations: 864
Groome, W.G. and Thorkelson, D.J., 2009. The three-dimensional thermo-mechanical signature of ridge subduction and slab window migration. Tectonophysics, v. 464: 70-83. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.07.003.
Ickert, R.B., Thorkelson, D.J., Marshall, D.D., and Ullrich, T.D., 2009. Eocene adakitic volcanism in southern British Columbia: Remelting of arc basalt above a slab window. Tectonophysics, v. 464, pp. 164-185. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2007.10.007.
Breitsprecher, K., and Thorkelson, D.J., 2009. Neogene kinematic history of Nazca-Antarctic-Phoenix slab windows beneath Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Tectonophysics, v. 464, pp. 10-20. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.02.013.
Hunt, J.A., Baker, T., and Thorkelson, D.J., 2007. A review of iron oxide copper-gold deposits, with focus on the Wernecke Breccias, Yukon, Canada, as an Example of a Non-Magmatic End Member and Implications for IOCG Genesis and Classification. Exploration and Mining Geology, v. 16, pp. 209232. Winner of the 2009 Barlow Memorial Medal from the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Madsen, J.K., Thorkelson, D.J., Friedman, R.M., and Marshall, D.D., 2006. Cenozoic to Recent plate configurations in the Pacific Basin: ridge subduction and slab window magmatism in western North America. Geosphere, v. 2, pp. 1-34 (with additional multimedia) doi: 10.1130/GES00020.1. -- Winner of the 2007 Dave Elliot Best Paper Award from the Geological Association of Canada, http://www.gac.ca/awards/best_paper_prize.php.
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Hubbard, L., Marshall, D., Anglin, C.D., Thorkelson, D., and Robinson, M.H., 2006. Giant Mine: Alteration, mineralization, and ore-zone structures with an emphasis on the Supercrest zone. In: C.D. Anglin, H. Falck, D.F. Write and E.J. Ambrose (editors), Chapter 17, Gold in the Yellowknife greenstone belt, Northwest Territories: Results of the EXTECH III Multidisciplinary Research Project. Geological Association of Canada, Mineral Deposits Division, Special Paper, pp.197-212
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Thorkelson, D.J., Abbott, J.G., Mortensen, J.K., Creaser, R.A., Villeneuve, M.E., McNicoll, V.J., and Layer, P.W. 2005. Early and Middle Proterozoic evolution of Yukon, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 42, pp. 1045-1071.
Laughton, J.R., Thorkelson, D.J., Brideau, M-A., Hunt, J.A., and Marshall, D.D., 2005. Early Proterozoic orogeny and exhumation of Wernecke Supergroup revealed by vent facies of Wernecke Breccia, Yukon, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 42, pp. 10331044. doi: 10.1139/E04-085.
Evenchick, C.A. and Thorkelson, D.J., 2005 Geology of the Spatsizi River map area, north-central British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 577, 276 pp.
Hunt, J.A., Baker, T., and Thorkelson, D., 2005. Regional-scale Proterozoic IOCG-mineralized breccia systems: examples from the Wernecke Mountains, Yukon, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, DOI 10.1007/s00126-005-0019-5.
Thorkelson, D.J. and Breitsprecher, K., 2005. Partial melting of slab window margins: genesis of adakitic and non-adakitic magmas. Lithos, v. 79, pp. 25-41.
Schwab, D.L., Thorkelson, D.J., Mortensen, J.K., Creaser, R.A., and Abbott, J.G., 2004. The Bear River dykes (1265-1269 Ma): westward continuation of the Mackenzie Dyke Swarm into Yukon, Canada. Precambrian Research, v. 133, pp. 175-186.
Breitsprecher, K., Thorkelson, D.J., Groome, W.G., Dostal, J., 2003. Geochemical confirmation of the Kula-Farallon slab window beneath the Pacific Northwest in Eocene time. Geology, v. 31, pp. 351-354.
Dostal, J., Breitsprecher, K., Church, B.N., Thorkelson, D.J., Hamilton, T.S., 2003. Eocene melting of Precambrian lithospheric mantle: analcime-bearing volcanic rocks from the Challis-Kamloops Belt of south central British Columbia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 126, pp. 303-326.
Groome, W.G., Thorkelson, D.J., Friedman, R.M., Mortensen, J.K., Massey, N.W.D., Marshall, D.D., Layer, P.W., 2003. Magmatic and tectonic history of the Leech River Complex, Vancouver Island, British Columbia: evidence for ridge-trench intersection and accretion of the Crescent Terrane. In: V.B. Sisson, S. Roeske, T.L. Pavlis (Editors), Geology of a transpressional orogen developed during ridge-trench interaction along the North Pacific margin. Geological Society of America Special Paper 371, pp. 327-353.
Sisson, V.B., Pavlis, T.L., Roeske, S.M. and Thorkelson, D.J., 2003. Introduction: An overview of ridge-trench interactions in modern and ancient settings. In: V.B. Sisson, S. Roeske, T.L. Pavlis (Editors), Geology of a transpressional orogen developed during ridge-trench interaction along the North Pacific margin. Geological Society of America Special Paper 371, pp. 1-18.
Smith, A.D. and Thorkelson, D.J., 2001. Geochemical and Nd-Sr-Pb isotopic evidence on the origin and geodynamic evolution of mid-Cretaceous continental arc volcanic rocks of the Spences Bridge Group, south-central British Columbia, Geological Journal, v. 36, pp. 1-20.
Thorkelson, D.J., Mortensen, J.K., Davidson, G.J., Creaser, R.A., Perez, W. and Abbott, J.G., 2001. Early Mesoproterozoic intrusive breccias in Yukon, Canada: hydrothermal systems linking North America to Australia. In: Bartley, J.K. and Kah, L.C., editors. Rodinia and the Mesoproterozoic Earth Ocean System. Precambrian Research, special volume 111, pp. 31-56.
Thorkelson, D.J., Mortensen, J.K., Davidson, G.J., Creaser, R.A., Perez, W. and Abbott, J.G., 2001. Early Mesoproterozoic intrusive breccias in Yukon, Canada: hydrothermal systems linking North America to Australia. In: Bartley, J.K. and Kah, L.C., editors. Rodinia and the Mesoproterozoic Earth Ocean System. Precambrian Research, special volume 111, pp. 31-56.
Johnston, S.T. and Thorkelson, D.J. 2000. Continental Flood Basalts: Episodic magmatism above long-lived hotspots. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 175, p. 247-256.
Thorkelson, D.J. 2000. Geology and mineral occurrences of the Slats Creek, Fairchild Lake and "Dolores Creek" areas Wernecke Mountains, Yukon (106D/16, 106C/13, 106C/14). Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Exploration and Geological Services Division, Bulletin 10, 73 p.
Johnston, S.T. and Thorkelson, D.J., 1997. Cocos-Nazca slab window beneath Central America. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 146, pp. 465-474.
Johnston, S.T. and Thorkelson, D.J., 1997. Colour supplement.
Rainbird, R.H., McNicoll, V.J., Theriault, R.J., Heaman, L.M., Abbott, J.G., Long, D.G.F., and Thorkelson, D.J., 1997. Pan-continental river system draining Grenville orogen recorded by U-Pb and Sm-Nd Geochronology of Neoproterozoic quartzarenites and mudrocks, northwestern Canada. Journal of Geology, v. 105, pp. 1-17.
Wynne, P.J., Thorkelson, D.J., Kleinspehn, K.L., Maxson, J.A., and Irving, E., 1996. Paleomagnetism of the Upper Cretaceous strata of Mount Tatlow: Evidence for 3000 km of northward displacement of the eastern Coast Belt, British Columbia, Reply. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 101, p. 13801-13803.

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Thorkelson, D.J. 1996. Subduction of diverging plates and the principles of slab window formation. Tectonophysics, v. 255. p. 47-63.
Irving, E., Wynne, P.J., Thorkelson, D.J., and Schiarizza. P., 1996. Large (1000 to 4000 km) northward movements of tectonic domains in the northern Cordillera, 83 to 45 Ma. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 101, p. 17901-17916.
Thorkelson, D.J., Mortensen, J. K., Marsden, H., and Taylor, R. P., 1995. Age and tectonic setting of Early Jurassic episodic magmatism along the northeastern margin of the Hazelton Trough, northeastern British Columbia. In: Miller, D.M. and Busby, C., Jurassic Magmatism and Tectonics of the North American Cordillera. Geological Society of America Special Paper 299, p. 83-94.
Irving, E., Thorkelson, D.J., Wheadon, and Enkin, R. J., 1995. Paleomagnetism of the Spences Bridge Group and northward displacement of the Intermontane Belt, British Columbia: a second look. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. I 00. P. 6057-6071.
Thorkelson, D.J. 1994. Ridge subduction: kinematics and implications for the nature of mantle upwelling: Discussion. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 31, 1486-1489.
Marsden, H. and Thorkelson, D.J. 1992. Geology of the Hazelton volcanic belt in British Columbia: Implications for the Early to Middle Jurassic evolution of Stikinia. Tectonics, v. 11, pp. 1266-1287.
Irving, E., and Thorkelson, D.J. 1990. On determining paleohorizontal and latitudinal shifts: paleomagnetism of Spences Bridge Group, British Columbia. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 95, pp. 19213 - 19234.
Thorkelson, D.J. and Rouse, G.E. 1989. Revised stratigraphic nomenclature and age determinations for mid-Cretaceous volcanic rocks in southwestern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 26, pp. 2016-2031.
Thorkelson, D.J. and Smith, A.D. 1989. Arc and intraplate volcanism in the Spences Bridge Group: implications for Cretaceous tectonics in the Canadian Cordillera. Geology, v. 17, pp. 1093-1096.
Thorkelson, D.J., 1989. Eocene sedimentation and volcanism in the Fig Lake Graben, southwestern British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 26, pp. 1368-1373.
Thorkelson, D.J. and Taylor, R.P. 1989. Cordilleran slab windows. Geology, v. 17, pp. 833-836

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2007 Dave Elliot Best Paper Award from the Geological Association of Canada

2009 Barlow Memorial Medal from the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
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Xue, G., Marshall, D., Zhang, S., Ullrich, T.D, Bishop, T, Groat, L.A., Thorkelson, D.J., Giuliani, G. and Fallick, A.E., 2010. Conditions for Early Cretaceous Emerald Formation at Dyakou, China: Fluid Inclusion, Ar-Ar, and Stable Isotope Studies. Economic Geology, v. 105 , pp. 339349.
Thorkelson, D.J., Madsen, J.K. and Sluggett, C.L., 2011. Mantle flow through the Northern Cordilleran slab window revealed by volcanic geochemistry. Geology, v. 39, pp. 267-270, doi: 10.1130/G31522.1.
Hunt, J.A., Baker, T. and Thorkelson, D.J., 2010. Wernecke Breccia: Proterozoic IOCG Mineralised Breccia System, Yukon, Canada; in Porter, T.M., (ed.), Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, V3, Advances in the Understanding of IOCG Deposits; PGC Publishing, Adelaide, pp. 345-356, ISBN: 978-0-9871196-0-5.
Hunt, J.A., Baker, T., Cleverley, J., Davidson, G.J., Fallick, A.E., and Thorkelson, D.J., 2011. Fluid inclusion and stable isotope constraints on the origin of Wernecke Breccia and associated iron oxide copper gold mineralization, Yukon. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 48, pp. 1425-1445, doi: 10.1139/E11-044.
Milidragovic, D., Thorkelson, D.J., Davis, W.J., Marshall, D.D. and Gibson, H.D., 2011. Evidence for late Mesoproterozoic tectonism in northern Yukon and the identification of a Grenville-age tectonothermal belt in western Laurentia. Terra Nova, v. 23, pp. 307-313, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2011.01015.x.