Bruce W. Selleck,  H.O. Whitnall Professor  
Department of Geology Office: 315-228-7949
Colgate University  Fax: 315-228-7187 
13 Oak Drive Email: bselleck@colgate.edu
Hamilton, New York 13346 http://offices.colgate.edu/bselleck/

 

Professional Preparation: Colgate University, Geology, B.A., 1971 Rochester, Geology, M.S., 1973; Rochester, Geology, Ph.D., 1975

Appointments:

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014  Director, Colgate University Upstate Institute

71/2011 - 6/30/2012 Interim Dean of Faculty and Provost, Colgate University

8/1/03 - Present H.O. Whitnall Professor of Geology, Colgate University

8/1/06 - 7/31/10 Director, Picker Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, Colgate University

8/1/03 - 7/31/06  Chair, Department of Geology, Colgate University

8/1/86 - 7/31/03 Professor of Geology, Colgate University

7/1/90 - 6/30/94 Dean of Faculty and Provost, Colgate University

7/1/88 - 6/30/90 Associate Dean of Faculty, Colgate University

6/30/83 - 12/31/86 Chairman, Dept. of Geology, Colgate University

9/1/80 - 7/31/86 Associate Professor of Geology, Colgate University

6/20/82 - 7/15/86 Faculty Adjunct, University of Alaska Field Camp

9/1/74 - 7/31/80 Assistant Professor of Geology, Colgate University

Recent Publications:

McLelland, J. and Selleck, B. (2011) Megacrystic Gore Mountain-type garnets in the Adirondack Highlands:  Age, origin and tectonic implications; Geosphere,  v. 7 no. 5 p. 1194-1208

Wong, M., Peck, W., Selleck, B., Catalano, J., Hochman, S. and Maurer, J. (2011) The Black Lake Shear Zone: a boundary between terranes in the Adirondack Lowlands, Grenville Province; PreCambrian Research, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2011.04.001

Chiarenzelli, J., Regan, S., Peck, W., Selleck, B., Cousens, B., Baird, G. and Shrady, C. (2010)  Shawinigan arc magmatism in the Adirondack Lowlands as a consequence of closure of the Trans-Adirondack backarc basin: Geosphere, v. 6, no. 6, p. 900-916

McLelland, J.M., Selleck, B.W. Hamilton, M., and Bickford, M.E. (2010) Late- to post-tectonic setting of some major Proterozoic Anorthosite-Charnockite-Mangerite-Granite (AMCG) Suites; Canadian Mineralogist, v. 48

McLelland, J.M., Selleck, B.W. and Bickford, M.E. (2010) Review of the Proterozoic evolution of the Grenville Province, its Adirondack outlier, and the Mesoproterozoicnliers of the Appalachians, in Tollo, R.P., Bartholomew, M.J., Hibbard, J.P., and Karabinos, P.M., eds., From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region: Geological Society of America Memoir 206, p. 1–29

Bickford, M.E., McLelland, J.M., Selleck, B.W., Hill, Barbara M., and Heumann, M.J.(2008) Timing of anatexis in the eastern Adirondack Highlands:  Implications for tectonic evolution during ca. 1050 Ma Ottawan orogenesis;  Geol. Soc. America Bulletin, v. 120

Koff, A and Selleck, B. (2008) Stable isotope signature of Middle Devonian Seawater from Hamilton Group brachiopods, Central New York State; Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences, v. 30, no. 4, p. 330-343 (undergraduate student co-author)

Kaplan, J. and Selleck, B. (2008) Stable isotopic composition of the freshwater gastropod Viviparus Georgianus, central New York State:  Evaluation as a proxy for summer climate:  Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences, v. 30, no. 2, p. 130-139 (undergraduate student co-author)

Carr, P., Selleck, B., Stott, M., Williamson, P. (2008)  Native lead at Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia; Canadian Mineralogist, v. 46

Selleck, B., Carr, P. and Jones, B. (2007) Glendonites (pseudomorphs after ikaite) as coldwater indicators; a review and synthesis with new data from the Sydney Basin; Journal of Sedimentary Research, vol. 77, p. 980-991

Matthew J. Heumann, Marion Bickford, Barbara M. Hill, James McLelland, Bruce Selleck and M. J. Jercinovic (2006) Timing of anatexis in metapelites from the Adirondack lowlands and southern highlands: A manifestation of the Shawinigan orogeny and subsequent anorthosite-mangerite-charnockite-granite magmatism; Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 118, no. 8

Selleck, B., McLelland, J.M. and Bickford, M.E. (2005)  Granite emplacement during tectonic exhumation: The Adirondack example; Geology, v. 33, p. 781-784

Goldstein, A., Selleck, B. and Valley, J. (2005) Pressure, temperature, and composition history of syntectonic fluids in a low-grade metamorphic terrane; Geology, v.33, p. 421-424

Selleck, B., McLelland, J. and Hamilton, M. (2004) Magmatic-hydrothermal leaching and origin of late- to post-tectonic quartz-rich rocks, Adirondack Highlands, New York; in Tollo, R.P., Corriveau, L., McLelland, J., and Bartholomew, M. J., eds., Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America: Geological Society of America Memoir no. 197, p.379-390

Michael A. Hamilton, James McLelland, and Bruce Selleck (2004) SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology of the anorthosite-mangerite-charnockite-granite (AMCG) suite, Adirondack Mountains, New York: Ages of emplacement and metamorphism; in Tollo, R.P., Corriveau, L., McLelland, J., and Bartholomew, M. J., eds., Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America: Geological Society of America Memoir no. 197, p 337-356

Selleck, B. and Baran, J. (2003) Petrology and stable isotope geochemistry of Holocene and Pleistocene calcite cement in kame terrace gravel, central New York State; Northeastern Geology and Environmental Science, v. 25, no. 3, p. 186-196 (undergraduate student co-author)

Selleck, B. and Zangrilli, P. (2001) Fluid Inclusion and Stable Isotope Constraints on Temperature and Pressure of Vein Formation, Hudson Valley Fold-Thrust Belt, Catskill, N.Y.; Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences, V. 23, no. 1, p. 1-11 (undergraduate student co-author)

McLelland, J, Hamilton, M., Selleck, B., McLelland, J., Walker, D. Orrell, S. (2001) Zircon U-Pb geochronology of the Ottawan Orogeny, Adirondack Highlands, New York; regional and tectonic implications: Precambrian Research, v. 109, no. 1-2 (20010615): 39-72

McLelland, J., Morrison, J., Selleck, B., and others (2001) Hydrothermal alteration late- to post-tectonic Lyon Mountain Granitic Gneiss, Adirondack Mountains, New York: Origin of quartz-sillimanite segregations, quartz-albite lithologies and associated Kiruna-type low-Ti Fe-oxide deposits; Journal of Metamorphic Petrology, v. 19, p. 1-19.

Book Chapters

McLelland, J. and Selleck, B. W. Chapter 1, Geology, and Chapter 4, Mining; in: Light from the Adirondack Prism: The Great Experiment in Conservation; Porter, Erickson and Whaley, eds. Syracuse University Press, May 2009

Selected Fieldtrip Guidebook Articles:

Selleck, B.W (2008) Stratigraphy, sedimentology and diagenesis of the Potsdam Formation of the southern Lake Champlain Valley:; in NYSGA Fieldtrip Guidebook, 80th Annual Meeting, p. 144-156

Mehrtens, C. and Selleck, B.W. (2008) Depositional environments of the Ordovician section at Crown Point, New York;  in NYSGA Fieldtrip Guidebook, 80th Annual Meeting, p. 67-85

Johnson, E.L. and Selleck, B.W. (2005) The nature and significance of the Carthage-Colton Shear Zone and related late- to post-tectonic granites and ore deposits; Adirondack Mountains, New York;  Friends of the Grenville (FOG) Annual Field Trip Guidebook, 46 pp.

Selleck, B.W. (2005) Exploring the root zone of an ancient fault-driven hydrothermal system in the Adirondack Lowlands, New York; NYSGA Fieldtrip Guidebook, 77th annual meeting, pp. 12-31

Mehrtens, C. and Selleck, B.W. (2002) Middle Ordovician Section at Crown Point Peninsula; NEIGC/NYSGA Fieldtrip Guidebook, Trip B5, p. B5-1 - B5-16

Selleck, B.W (1997) Potsdam Sandstone of the southern Lake Champlain Valley: Sedimentary Facies, environments and diagenesis; in 1997 NEIGC Fieldtrip Guidebook, pp. C3-1 - C3-16

Selleck, B.W. (1989)  Sedimentary Sequences in a Foreland Basin: The New York System - Cambrian and Ordovician Strata in Northeastern New York;  28th Int. Geol. Congress Guidebook T156, p. 1-6

Selleck, B.W. and Linsley, R. L. (1988) Sedimentology and Faunal Assemblages, Hamilton Group, Central New York; NEGSA Guidebook, Trip b-9, pp. 220-236

Selleck, B.W. and Hall, R (1978) Sedimentology and Paleontology of Portions of the Hamilton Group in Central New York, NYSGA Guidebook, Trip B-8, p 1-23

Unpublished field guides:

River Summer Guide to Central Adirondacks (2007)

River Summer Guide to SE Adirondacks and Champlain Valley (2008)

Paleozoic Stratigraphy Field Guide Mohawk Valley (2010)

Recent abstracts and those with undergraduate student co-authors:

Allaz, J., Selleck, B., Williams, M. and Jercinovic, M. (2011) Dating fluid migration events through microprobe dating of detrital monazite from the Potsdam Formation, New York; GSA Absracts with Programs,Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 330

Wong, M., Peck, W. and Selleck, B. (2011) Structural analyses and geochronological results:  Black Lake shear zone, Adirondack Lowlands, Grenville Province, New York); GAC-MAC, Abstracts, Ottawa, 2011

Selleck, B. W., Colborne, J. and Michaels, J. (2011) Fractures, Veins, Fluid Migration and Hydrocarbon Generation in the Utica Shale, Northern Appalachian Basin, New York; AAPG Annual Meeting (link to extended abstract)

Selleck, B.W. (2011) Deformation in the Appalachian Foreland: Detachment Structures in the Basal Marcellus Shale, Central New York; AAPG Annual Meeting (link to extended abstract)

Macnamee, A., Baughman, J. and Selleck, B. (2011)  Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Devonian Strata: A Preliminary Study to Determine Possible Beneficial Use of Well Cuttings; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 1, p. 71

Selleck, B. W., Colborne, J. and Michaels, J. (2011) Fractures, Veins and Fluid Migration in the Utica Shale and Implications for Trenton-Black River Hydrothermal Dolomite Reservoirs, Northern Appalachian Basin, New York; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 1, p. 115

Selleck, B. and  and Bohan, D. (2011) Detachment Structures Document Widespread Foreland Basin Deformation in the Basal Marcellus Shale, Central New York State; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 1, p. 49 (includes link to .pdf of presentation)

Selleck, B., and and Clayton, P. (2011) Fracture Sidewall Cementation and Vein Carbonate: Tracking Vertical Migration and Oxidatin of Natural Gas in the Marcellus Formation, Central New York; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 1, p. 94 (includes link to .pdf of presentation)

Wong, M., Peck, W., and Selleck, B. (2011) A Structural, Geochronologic and Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) study of the Black Lake Shear Zone, Adirondack Lowlands (Grenville Province, New York); Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 1, p. 72

Selleck, B. W. (2010) Fractures, Fluids and Veins: Utica Shale, Hydrothermal Dolomite and Basement Faults, Central New York Mohawk Valley, NY; IOGA NY Annual Meeting (link to .pdf of presentation)

Meisner, K. and Selleck, B.W. (2010)  Carbon Sequestration Potential of Altered Proterozoic Basement Rocks, Northern Appalachian Basin, New York State; GSA Abstracts with Programs, V. 42, no. 1, p. 180

Selleck, B.W. (2008) Timing of metamorphism in the Adirondack Lowlands, New York: Constraints from U-Pb Zircon and Monazite Geochronolgy:  GSA Abstracts with Program, vol. 40, no. 7

McLelland, J. and Selleck, B. (2008) The role of fluids in the genesis of megacrystic Gore Mountain type garnet amphibolite, Adirondack Moutains, New York. GSA Abstracts with Program, vol. 40, no. 7

Selleck, B.W., Williams, M., and Jercinovic, M. (2008) In situ U-Th-Pb microprobe dating of authigenic monazite and xenotime in the Potsdam Sandstone, eastern New York: A new approach to dating hydrothermal fluid flow and dolomitization:  Eastern Section AAPG Abstracts, October, 2008

Selleck, B.W., Peck, W., McLelland, J., Bergman, M., Ellis, A., and Conti, C. (2008) Late Ottawan Hydrothermal Signatures in the Southeastern Adirondack Lowlands:  New Geochronological, Stable Isotope and Fluid Inclusion Results; GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vv. 40, #1

McLelland, J. and Selleck, B. (2008) Geological Synthesis and Tectonic Implications of the Southeastern Section of the Glens Falls, NY 2-Degree Sheet. GSA Abstracts with Programs, Vv. 40, #1

Blickwedel., R., Carrillow-Sheridan, M., Selleck, B.W., et al (2007) In-situ Alkalinity Stabilization Study, UNC Church Rock Site, Gallup, New Mexico; GSA Abstracts with Program, vol. 39, no. 7

Selleck, B. W. (2006) Hydrothermal Alteration of Proterozoic ‘Grenville’ Marble and Cambrian Potsdam Sandstone by Seismically-Pumped Fluids, Adirondack Lowlands of Northwestern New York State; Eastern Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists, October, 2006

Goldstein, Arthur G., Peck, William H., Selleck, Bruce W., King, Marylynn, Colaiacomo, Erika, Kita, Noriko T., and Valley, John W. (2006) High resolution stable isotope thermometry of Taconic strain fringes; GSA Abstracts with Program, vol. 38, no. 7

McLelland, James M., Selleck, Bruce, Peck William and Bickford, M.E. (2006)  Synthesis of Regional Ottawan Shear Zones in the Adirondack and Morin Terranes:  Towards a Unified Tectonic Model; GSA Abstracts with Program, vol. 38, no. 7

Chappell, Jessica Lee, Bickford, M.E., Selleck, Bruce W., Wooden, Joseph L., Mazdab, Frank and Heumann, Matthew L. (2006) High-temperature shearing and pegmatite formation during Ottawan Extensional Collapse, Northwestern Adirondack Mountains, New York, GSA Abstracts with Program, vol. 38, no. 7

Harwood, E., Selleck, B.W., West, N.,, Jarolimek, A., , Fisco, G., Tansey, E.,, King, M., and Smyth,R. (2006) Stable isotope variation in Ordovician brachiopods from the Trenton Group of Central New York:  Implications for geochemistry of Ordovician Seawater; GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38, No. 2

Kaplan, J. and Selleck, B.W. (2006) Stable Isotopic Record of seasonal drought in lake water and mollusk carbonate: Woodman Pond, Central New York State; GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38, No. 2

Kinsman, N., Goldstein, A., Peck, W. and Selleck, B. W. (2006) Stable Isotopes in Strain Fringes from Aptian Slates near Lourdes, France; GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38, No. 2

King, M.E., Colaiacomo, E., Goldstein, A., Peck, W. and Selleck, B.W. (2006) Stable Isotopes in Strain Fringes from the Taconic Mountains, Vermont; GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 38, No. 2

McLelland, James M., Bickford, M.E., Hill, Barbara H., and Selleck, Bruce W. (2005)  U-Pb Chronology of Detrital Zircons in the Irving Pond Quartzite, Adirondack Mountains, New York:  Implications for the Tectonic History of the Grenville Orogenic Cycle; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 7, p. 387

Selleck, B.W. (2005) Petrology and Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Calcite-Cemented Concretions in Neogene Terrestrial Sediments, South-central Alaska; Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 37, no. 7, p. 459

Carr, P., Jones, B and Selleck, B. (2005)  The father of mineralogy, his son and frozen prawns - the cool mineral collection:  Geological Society of Australia, Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, No. 76, p. 33-36

Selleck, B.W., McLelland, J.M. and Bickford, M.E. 2005, U-Pb SHRIMP geochronology of   synkinematic leucogranites in the Carthage-Colton Shear Zone, Northwest Adirondack Highlands: Implications for tectonic collapse of the Grenville Orogen; Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 1, p. 8

McLelland, J., Bickford, M. E. and Selleck, B. (2005) Shrimp U/PB study of detrital zircons from the Adirondacks and Adjacent Grenville Province of Canada; A Preliminary Report; Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 1, p. 21

Koff, D., Selleck, B.W., et al (2004) Stable Isotope Variation in Middle Devonian Brachiopods from the Hamilton Group of Central New York; Phyletic and Environmental Effects; NEGSA Abstracts with Programs

Olson, C. and Selleck, B.W. (2002) Stable Isotope Chemistry of Biogenic Carbonate and Lake Water, Central New York State; NEGSA Abstracts with Programs