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Dr. John M. Dixon,

Professor of Structural Geology

Office Bruce 320
Phone: 613-533-6172 (office)
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613-533-6000, ext 77358 (Experimental Tectonics Lab)

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613-533-6592 (Geology Dept. main office)
Email john.dixon@queensu.ca
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B11, Miller Hall

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Department of Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering

Miller Hall, Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario

K7L 3N6

Profile

Dr. John Dixon is a Professor of Structural Geology in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering.

Dr. Dixon was born and raised in Montreal. He earned a BSc (Hons.) in geological sciences at McGill University in Montreal (1970). His graduate work in structural geology and tectonics under the supervision of Professor Hans Ramberg at the University of Connecticut, USA, led to his MS and PhD degrees (1972, 1974). He worked as a visiting doctoral student in Professor Ramberg’s centrifuge lab at Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1973.

Dr. Dixon joined Queen’s University as an Assistant Professor in 1974 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1979 and Professor in 1986. He has enjoyed sabbatical leaves at Stanford University (California) in 1980-81 and the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 1991-92.

Dr. Dixon served as Head of the Department of Geological Sciences at Queen’s from 1986 to 1993 and was an Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts & Science from 1993 to 2000. He served in the university’s senior administration as Associate Vice-Principal (Academic & International) from April 2000 to June 2010, and as Vice-Provost (International) from July 2010 until June 2012. In this latter role he represented the University in matters relating to its international partnerships and initiatives, including establishment of academic and exchange agreements with overseas universities in order to expand the University’s international profile and opportunities for Queen’s students and faculty. He initiated the Queen’s China Liaison Office, which is located in Shanghai on the campus of Fudan University. He also played a central role in the process that led to establishment of the Matariki Network of Universities in 2010.

Following the completion of his term as Vice-Provost (International), Dr. Dixon returned to the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering where he is on administrative leave and engaged in research and writing in his field of experimental modeling in structural geology and tectonics.

Supervising Information

Dr. Dixon has supervised or co-supervised 27 MSc and PhD theses. Seven of his graduate students have won the Jack Henderson Prize for the best thesis (PhD/MSc) in their respective year from the Structural Geology and Tectonics Division of the Geological Association of Canada. One additional Master student received an Honourable Mention for this same award. One doctoral student won the Best Graduate Thesis Award (PhD category) from the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Thesis projects have involved field-based studies in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Canadian Shield, and modelling studies of the structural evolution of thrust-fold belts (e.g., the Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Himalayan foreland of Pakistan), and intrusive processes such as diapirism and laccolith intrusion. He is not currently supervising any graduate students.

Research Interests/Current Research

Dr. Dixon’s research involves the study of deformation of rocks in the earth’s crust by the use of scaled physical models that are deformed in a unique 20,000-g centrifuge in the Experimental Tectonics Laboratory. The focus is on the evolution of structures and structural relationships in fold-thrust belts. The modeling technique is used to investigate a range of topics, including the influence of stratigraphic features, such as competent strata and lateral facies changes, and structural heterogeneities, such as basement topography and basement structures and early normal (growth) faults, on the nucleation and propagation of folds and thrusts; the relationships between strike-length and displacement of thrusts; the influence of thrust ramp geometry on hanging-wall folds; and the distribution of strain within displacement-transfer zones.

Dr. Dixon was one of three Directors (with Dr. Don Lawton and Dr. Deborah Spratt, University of Calgary) of the Fold-Fault Research Project (FRP), a collaborative interdisciplinary research project combining field- and lab-based geophysics and geology and petroleum-industry exploration data to investigate the processes of folding and faulting with a focus on fold and thrust belts such as the Canadian Rocky Mountains foreland thrust-fold belt. The project ran from 1995 to 2009. It was supported by a consortium of about 20 Canadian and multi-national petroleum-industry firms, and in its first three years it also received a matching Collaborative Research and Development (CRD) Grant from NSERC. At any one time the FRP group comprised up to 20 trainees (Post-Doctoral, Doctoral, Master and Bachelor level) who were registered either at the University of Calgary or Queen’s University.

Professional Associations

Geological Association of Canada

Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union

Awards

  • Alberta Ingenuity Fund Research Excellence Award (Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta - APEGGA) for Fold-Fault Research Project 2003.
  • University-Industry Synergy Award (NSERC/Conference Board of Canada) for Fold-Fault Research Project, 2000.
  • Geological Association of Canada, Structural Geology & Tectonics Division Best Paper Award, 1983.
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa Honour Society (Epsilon of Connecticut Chapter), 1974.

Publications

Dr. Dixon has authored/co-authored about 90 research papers and reports and over 165 conference presentations.

Papers in refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings

Noble, T.E., and Dixon, J.M., 2011. Structural evolution of fold-thrust structures in analog models deformed in a large geotechnical centrifuge
 Journal of Structural Geology, v. 33, no. 2, pp. 62 – 77.

Cooley, M.A., Price, R.A., Dixon, J.M., and Kyser, T.K., 2011. Along-strike variations and internal details of chevron-style, flexural-slip thrust-propagation folds within the southern Livingstone Range anticlinorium, a paleohydrocarbon reservoir in southern Alberta Foothills, Canada. AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 11, pp. 1821– 1849.

Cooley, M.A., Price, R.A., Kyser, T.K., and Dixon, J.M., 2011. Stable-isotope geochemistry of syntectonic veins in Paleozoic carbonate rocks in the Livingstone Range anticlinorium and their significance to the thermal and fluid evolution of the southern Canadian foreland thrust and fold belt. AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 11, pp. 1851– 1882.

Hynes, G.F. & Dixon, J.M. 2005. Geological mapping and analog modeling of the Liard, Kotaneelee and Tlogotsho Ranges, NWT. Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology. v. 53, no. 1, pp. 67-83.

Dixon, J.M., 2004, Physical (centrifuge) modeling of fold-thrust shortening across carbonate bank margins: timing, vergence, and style of deformation, Chap. 12 in K.R. McClay, ed., Thrust Tectonics and Petroleum Systems: AAPG Memoir 82, p. 223-238.

Dixon, J.M., and Spratt, D.A., 2004, Deformation at lateral ramps and tear faults: centrifuge models and examples from the Canadian Rocky Mountain foothills, Chap. 13 in K.R. McClay, ed., Thrust Tectonics and Petroleum Systems: AAPG Memoir 82, p. 239-258.

Spratt, D.A., Dixon, J.M. and Beattie, T., 2004, Changes in structural style controlled by lithofacies contrast across transverse carbonate bank margins: Canadian Rocky Mountains and scaled physical models, Chap. 14 in K.R. McClay,ed., Thrust Tectonics and Petroleum Systems: AAPG Memoir 82, p.259-275.

Hynes, G., Dixon, J.M., & Lane, L.S., 2002. Structural geology of the northern Liard Range, Franklin Mountains, Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2002-A5, 9p.

Gale, D.F., Lucas, S.B., & Dixon, J.M. 1999. Structural relations between the poly-deformed Flin Flon Arc Assemblage and Missi Group sedimentary rocks, Flin Flon area, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 36: 1901-1915.

Dixon, J.M., 1996.  Physical-model investigation of the influence of early extensional (growth) faults on fold-thrust structures, with application to the Papuan Fold and Thrust Belt.  In: Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production in Papua New Guinea (ed. by P.G. Buchanan ). PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum. pp. 147-160.

Liu, S. & Dixon, J.M., 1995. Localization of duplex thrust-ramps by buckling: analog and numerical modelling. Journal of Structural Geology, 17:875-886.

Farrar, E. & Dixon, J.M., 1993. Ridge subduction: kinematics and implications for the nature of mantle upwelling.Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 30:893-907.

Wilson, B.C., Helmstaedt, H., and Dixon, J.M., 1992.  Deformation and intrusion in deeply-buried rocks: creep, high-angle ductile and brittle shear, and congruent shear arrays, in Mason, R., ed., Basement Tectonics 7: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Basement Tectonics, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 83-93.

Dixon, J.M., and Liu, S., 1992. Centrifuge modelling of the propagation of thrust faults, in McClay, K.R., ed., Thrust Tectonics, London: Chapman and Hall, pp. 53-70.

Liu, S., and Dixon, J.M., 1991. Centrifuge modelling of thrust faulting: structural variation along strike in fold-thrust belts. Tectonophysics, 188: 39-62.

Dixon, J.M., and Tirrul, R., 1991.  Centrifuge modelling of fold-thrust structures in a tripartite stratigraphic succession. Journal of Structural Geology, 13: 3-20.

Liu, S., and Dixon, J.M., 1990. Centrifuge modelling of thrust faulting: strain partitioning and sequence of thrusting in duplex structures, in Knipe, R.J., ed., Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics. Geological Society of London Special Publication No. 54, pp. 431-444.

Carbotte, S.M., Dixon, J.M., Farrar, E., Davis, E.E., and Riddihough, R.P. 1989. Geological and geophysical characteristics of the Tuzo  Wilson Knolls: implications for plate geometry in the vicinity of the Pacific-North America-Explorer triple junction.  Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 26, pp. 2365-2384.

Dixon, J.M. 1988.  Centrifuge modelling of fold-thrust mountain belts: thrust-ramp nucleation, pp. 553‑562 in Corte, J.-F., ed., Centrifuge'88, Proceedings of the International Conference on Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling, Paris, 25‑27 April, 1988.  Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 610 p.

Dixon, J.M., and Simpson, D.G., 1987. Centrifuge modelling of laccolith intrusion. Journal of Structural Geology, 9:87‑103.

Dixon, J.M., and  Summers, J.M., 1986. Another word on the rheology of silicone putty: Bingham. Journal of Structural Geology, 8:593‑595.

Dixon, J.M., and Summers, J.M., 1985. Recent developments in centrifuge modelling of tectonic processes: Equipment, model construction techniques and rheology of model materials. Journal of Structural Geology, 7:83‑102.

Farrar, E., and Dixon, J.M., 1984. Overriding of the Indian-Antarctic Ridge: origin of Emerald Basin and migration of Late Cenozoic volcanism in southern New Zealand and Campbell Plateau. Tectonophysics, 104:243‑256.

Rea, D.K., and Dixon, J.M., 1983. Late Cretaceous and Paleogene tectonic evolution of the North Pacific Ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 65:145‑166.

Dixon, J.M., and Summers, J.M., 1983. Patterns of total and incremental strain in subsiding troughs: experimental centrifuged models of inter-diapir synclines. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 20:1843‑1861. Recognized as Best Canadian Structural Geology paper of 1983 by Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, Geological Association of Canada.

Farrar, E., and Dixon, J.M., 1981. Early Tertiary rupture of the Pacific plate: 1700 km of dextral offset along the Emperor Trough-Line Islands lineament. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 53:307‑322.

Farrar, E., and Dixon, J.M., 1980. Miocene ridge impingement and the spawning of secondary ridges off Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Tectonophysics, 67:321‑348.

Dixon, J.M., and Farrar, E., 1980. Ridge subduction, eduction and the Neogene tectonics of southwestern North America. Tectonophysics, 67:81‑99.

Helmstaedt, H., and Dixon, J.M., 1980. Superposed crenulation cleavages resulting from progressive deformation.Tectonophysics, 66:115‑126.

Farrar, E., and Dixon, J.M., 1979. Subduction of the Kula Ridge at the Aleutian Trench: Discussion. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 90:699‑700.

Campbell, I.H., Roeder, P.L., and Dixon, J.M., 1978. Plagioclase buoyancy in basaltic liquids as determined with a centrifuge furnace. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 67:369‑377.

Roeder, P.L., Dixon, J.M., and Campbell, I.H., 1977. Plagioclase flotation and lunar crust formation: Comment. Geology, 5:712.

Roeder, P.L., and Dixon, J.M., 1977. A centrifuge furnace for separating phases at high temperature in experimental petrology. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 14:1077‑1084.

Dixon, J.M., 1976. Apparent 'double rotation' of porphyroblasts during a single progressive deformation.Tectonophysics, 34:101‑115.

Dixon, J.M., 1975. Finite strain and progressive deformation in models of diapiric ridges. Tectonophysics, 28:89‑124.

Dixon, J.M., 1974. A new method for the determination of finite strain in models of geological structures.Tectonophysics, 24:99‑114.

Dixon, J.M., and Philpotts, A.R., 1971. Composition of fluid phase solutes in a basalt-H2O-CO2 system: Discussion.Geological Society of America Bulletin, 82:2673‑2674.

 

Technical Research Reports – Fold-Fault Research Project

Faisal, S., and Dixon, J.M., 2008. Centrifuge modelling study of contrasting structural styles in Kohat and Potwar Plateaus, Northern Pakistan. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 14, pp. 15-1 to 15-4. 

Faisal, S., and Dixon, J.M., 2007. Evolution of fold-thrust structures in Kohat Plateau, NW Pakistan. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 13, pp. 12-1 to 12-24. 

Cooley, M.A., Price, R.A., Dixon, J.M. and Kyser, T.K., 2006. Isotope geochemistry of fault zone samples from the Livingstone Range anticlinorium and their significance to the thermal and fluid history of the southern Canadian Foreland Fold and Thrust Belt. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 12, pp. 4-1 to 4-7. 

Cooley, M.A., Price, R.A., Dixon, J.M. and Kyser, T.K., 2005. Structural geology and thermal constraints on deformation and fluid movement in the Livingstone Range anticlinorium: petroleum exploration significance. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 11, pp. 3-1 to 3-24.

Cooley, M.A., Price, R.A., Dixon, J.M. and Kyser, T.K., 2004. Fault-propagation fold mechanisms of the Centre Peak Anticline and isotopic geochemistry of vein calcite and dolomite, Livingstone Range of southern Alberta. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 10, pp. 1-1 to 1-11.

Noble, T.E., Dixon, J.M., Pfister, S., and Lawton, D.C, 2003. Structural evolution and seismic modelling of fold-thrust structures developed in analog (centrifuge) models. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 9, pp. 11-1 to 11-45.

Cooley, M.A., Price, R.A., Dixon, J.M., and Kyser, T.K., 2003. Fault-propagation folding in the Livingstone Range of southern Alberta: Faulting, folding and fluids in a hanging-wall ramp anticline. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 9, pp. 1-1 to 1-11.

Hynes, G.F., and Dixon, J.M. 2003. Geological mapping and analog modeling of the Liard, Kotaneelee and Tlogotsho Ranges, NWT. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 9, pp. 6-1 to 6-29.

Lucas, K., and Dixon, J.M., 2003. Physical modeling of primary stratigraphic and structural controls on the evolution of the Papuan Fold Belt, Papua New Guinea, with implications for hydrocarbon exploration. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, v. 9 pp 9-1 to 9-17.

Cooley, M.A., Price, R.A., Dixon, J.M., and Kyser, T.K., 2002. Architecture of a paleo-hydrocarbon reservoir; structural geology of the southern Livingstone Range anticlinorium.  Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 8, pp. 15-1 to 15-16

Deline, D.W., and Dixon, J.M., 2002. Seismic interpretation and physical analog modelling of a sub-surface lateral ramp in the southern Canadian Rocky Mountains (Crowsnest Pass area, S.W. Alberta).  Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 8, pp. 16-1 to 16-24

Hynes, G.F., Dixon, J.M. and Lane, L.S. 2002. Structural style of the Liard, Kotaneelee and Tlogotsho Ranges, SW Northwest Territories.  Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 8, pp. 14-1 to 14-20

Lucas, K., and Dixon, J.M., 2002. The Papuan Fold Belt, PNG: Proposal for a model study of primary stratigraphic and structural controls on fold-thrust deformation.  Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, v. 8 pp 13-1 to 13-14

Noble, T.E., Dixon, J.M., and Pfister, S., 2002. Dynamics of fold-thrust structures in physical models deformed in a large geotechnical centrifuge: Preliminary report.  Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 8, pp. 17-1 to 17-24

Cooley, M.A., Dixon, J.M., Price, R.A., and Kyser, T.K., 2001. Kinematics and relative ages of veins, fractures, faults and folds in thrust-related structures, southern Livingstone Range, Alberta.Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 7, pp. 1-1 to 1-7.

Deline, D., and Dixon, J.M., 2001. Structure of a sub-surface lateral ramp in the southern Canadian Rockies (Crowsnest Pass area, S.W. Alberta): 3-d seismic interpretation and analog modeling. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 7, pp. 7-1 to 7-18.

Hynes, G., Dixon, J.M., and Lane, L.S., 2001. Structural geology of the northern Liard Range, Franklin Mountains, Northwest Territories. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 7, pp. 5-1 to 5-17.

Cooley, M., Dixon. J.M., and Price, R.A. 2000. Mesoscale deformation fabrics in a fault-propagation fold, southern Livingstone Range, Alberta: preliminary results. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 6, pp. 12-1 to 12-8.

Deline, D., and Dixon, J.M. 2000. Investigation of a sub-surface lateral ramp in the southern Canadian Rockies of SW Alberta by 3-D seismic interpretation: a preliminary report. Fold-Fault Research Project, Research Report, U. of Calgary, Vol. 6, pp. 15-1 to 15-12.

Dixon, J.M., and Wardman, M. 1999.  Strain variation due to regional lithofacies gradients in fold-thrust models. Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 5, pp. 25-1 to 25-14.

Dixon, J.M., and Pfister, S. 1999.  Behavior of plasticine accretionary wedges: Experiments with strong and sloping décollements. Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 5, pp. 24-1 to 24-17.

Dixon, J.M., Dietrich, B., and Deline, D. 1999.  Mechanical coupling between thrust sheet and footwall in lateral-ramp and tear-fault models. Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 5, pp. 22-1 to 22-27.

Hodder, D.N., Spratt, D.A., and Dixon, J.M. 1999. Structural style of the northern Rocky Mountains of B.C. and southern Mackenzie and Franklin Mountains of the southern N.W.T. and Yukon Territory as developed in response to pre-Laramide structures. Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 5, pp. 21-1 to 21-21.

Spratt, D.A., and Dixon, J.M. 1999. Changes in structural style controlled by lithofacies contrast across oblique carbonate bank margins: Canadian Rocky Mountains and scaled physical models. Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 5, pp. 1-1 to 1-17.

Hodder, D.N., Spratt, D.A., and Dixon, J.M. 1998.  Physical modelling of fold and thrust belt evolution in the  Fort Liard area. Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 4, pp. 16-1 to 16-16.

Dixon, J.M., Blackburn, J., Oliphant, M., and Garneau, S. 1998.Physical modelling of thrust-sheet deformation at tear faults and lateral and oblique ramps.  Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 4, pp. 17-1 to 17-44.

Dixon, J.M., Garneau, S., and Blackburn, J. 1998. Accretionary wedge analysis of plasticine models of thrust belts.Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 4, pp. 18-1 to 18-18.

Mastromatteo, D., and Dixon, J.M. 1998.  Finite element simulation of detachment folding in physical analog models: Building and testing the FE model.   Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary. Vol. 4, pp. 19-1 to 19-26.

Dixon, J.M., and Wardman, M. 1998. Influence of regional lithofacies gradients on fold-thrust structures: A first look.Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 4, pp. 20-1 to 20-14.

Dixon, J.M., Oliphant, M., and Blackburn, J. 1997. Physical modelling of fold-thrust shortening across carbonate bank margins.  Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 3, pp. 1-1 to 1-29.

Dixon, J.M., Garneau, S., and Blackburn, J. 1997. Physical modelling of fault propagation in roll-over structures associated with extensional (growth) faults.  Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 3, pp. 2-1 to 2-17.

Mastromatteo, D., and Dixon, J.M. 1997.  Finite-element analysis of physical models of fold-thrust structures: rheology of the analog model materials.   Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary. Vol. 3, pp. 3-1 to 3-17.

Aydemir, E.O., and Dixon, J.M., 1997. 3-d seismic interpretation and physical modelling of a displacement-transfer zone: progress report on computer-graphics visualization and strain analysis.  Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 3, pp. 4-1 to 4-14.

Dixon, J.M., Blackburn, J., Garneau, S., and Oliphant, M., 1997.   Preliminary analysis of critical taper, ramp angles and properties of the basal decollement in physical models of fold-thrust belts.   Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 3, pp. 5-1 to 5-25.

Dixon, J.M., Blackburn, J., and Mastromatteo, D. 1996. Physical modelling of fold-thrust processes: reactivation of extensional (growth) faults, linkage of shortening between structural levels, and formation of pop-ups and triangle zones. Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 2, pp. 8-1 to 8-47.

Aydemir, E., and Dixon, J.M. 1996. Investigation of displacement transfer by 3-D seismic interpretation and physical (centrifuge) modelling.  Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 2, pp. 9-1 to 9-18.

Dixon, J.M., 1995.  Centrifuge modelling in the Foothills Research Project, 1995: Thrust reactivation of normal faults and facies boundaries.  Foothills Research Project, Research Report, University of Calgary, Vol. 1, pp. 3-1 to 3-22.

 

Technical Research Reports – Research projects supported by Geological Surveys

Gale, D., Lucas, S.B., and Dixon, J.M., 1996.  Structural geology of the Flin Flon area, Manitoba and Saskatchewan:Current Research 1996-C, Geological Survey of Canada. pp. 93-103.

Gale, D., Lucas, S.B., and Dixon, J.M., 1996.  Structural geology of the Flin Flon area, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Report on HBMS-GSC-Queen's University IPP Project #94-039, 17 p. and 17 figs.

Macfie, R.I., and Dixon, J.M., 1991. New information on tectonic relations among Parry Sound Domain and Seguin and Rosseau Subdomains, southwestern Grenville Province; in Geoscience Research Grant Program, Summary of Research 1990-91, Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Paper 156, p. 65-73.

Macfie, R.I., and Dixon, J.M., 1990. Tectonic relations among Parry Sound Domain and Seguin and Rosseau Subdomains. Geoscience Research Grant Program Summary of Research, 1989‑90, Ontario Geological Survey, Misc. Paper 150: 200-212.

Scammell, R.J., and Dixon, J.M., 1990. Preliminary results of geological mapping within the Kootenay Terrane north of LITHOPROBE Transect Line 19, southern Omineca Belt, British Columbia, in LITHOPROBE Cordilleran Workshop 1990, pp. 30-37.

Scammell, R.J., and Dixon, J.M., 1989.  Stratigraphy on the north flank of Frenchman Cap Dome, British Columbia.Geological Fieldwork, 1988, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Paper 1989‑1, pp. 55-60.

Helmstaedt, H.H., Mott, J.A., Hall, D.C., Schulze, D.J., and Dixon, J.M., 1988.  Stratigraphic and structural setting of intrusive breccia diatremes in the White River-Bull River area, southeastern British Columbia. Geological Fieldwork, 1987, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Paper 1988‑1:363‑368.

Mott, J.A., Dixon, J.M., and Helmstaedt, H., 1986. Ordovician stratigraphy and structural style at the Main Ranges-Front Ranges boundary near Smith Peak, B.C. (Kananaskis Lakes West-Half map sheet); in Current Research, Part B, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 86‑1B:457‑465.

Wilson, B.C., Helmstaedt, H., and Dixon, J.M., 1984. Shear fracturing, dyke and vein intrusion, and gold mineralization in the Red Lake belt, in Wood, J., White, O.L., Barlow, R.B., and Colvine, A.C., eds., Summary of Field Work, 1984, Ontario Geological Survey Miscellaneous Paper 119:177‑180.

Dixon, J.M., and Summers, J.M., 1983. Final Report: Centrifuged model study of the tectonic development of Archean greenstone belts (O.G.R.F. Grant # 68). Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 5473, 55 p.

Dixon, J.M., and Summers, J.M., 1981. A centrifuged model study of the tectonic development of Archean greenstone belts. Geoscience Research Grant Program Summary of Research, 1980‑81, Ontario Geological Survey MP  98:54‑66.

Dixon, J.M., and Summers, J.M., 1980. A centrifuge-model study of the tectonic development of Archean greenstone belts. Geoscience Research Grant Program Summary of Research, 1979‑80, Ontario Geological Survey MP  93:58‑71.

 

Other Publications

Dixon, J.M., 1987. "Mantled Gneiss Domes", pp. 398‑412 in Seyfert, C.K., ed., Encyclopedia of Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Stroudsburg, Pa., 876 p.

Dixon, J.M., and Summers, J.M., 1982. High-G centrifuge modelling of geologic structures, in Clark, G.B., ed.,Proceedings of Workshop on High Gravity Simulation for Research in Rock Mechanics, Colorado School of Mines, 13‑14 May, 1982, pp. 129‑151.

Schwerdtner, W.M., Hudleston, P.J., and Dixon, J.M. (Editors), 1980. Analytical Studies in Structural Geology, Special Symposium Issue of Tectonophysics, Vol. 66, nos. 1‑3, 299 pp.

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