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Jim Miller

Thunder Bay, ONT
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jim Miller

Jim (Ph.D., geology, University of Minnesota) is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Geology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Formerly, he was a Senior Geologist with the Minnesota Geological Survey (1983-2008). His research specialty is the geology and mineral deposits of northeastern Minnesota. He has conducted geological research and led field trips for geologists and non-geologists for over 35 years. He retired from UMD in 2016.

Current Courses Offered by Jim Miller

2½ Days
Teaser image for Geology Up the Trail: Exploring the Ancient History of the Gunflint Trail

Geology Up the Trail: Exploring the Ancient History of the Gunflint Trail

Head up the Trail and experience the unique and ancient geology of the Gunflint area. We are pleased to partner with Gunflint Lodge to offer students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich history of this special area using one of Minnesota's premier wilderness resorts as a home base…
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
Day 1: 7-9pm; Day 2: 8am-9pm; Day 3: 8am-1pm
Instructor: Jim Miller
2.5 Days
Teaser image for What's This Rock Three? Unraveling the Geological Story of Minnesota's Southern North Shore

What's This Rock Three? Unraveling the Geological Story of Minnesota's Southern North Shore

How many times have you walked along a cobbled beach or a rocky ledge along the North Shore and wondered, "What’s this rock? Where did it come from? Why is it here?” And Lake Superior agates—“What do they look like? Where do I find them? How do they form?" This…
Fri, Aug 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020
Day 1: 6:30-8:30pm; Day 2: 8:00am-4:30pm; Day 3: 8:00am-12:30pm
Instructor: Jim Miller

Past Courses Offered by Jim Miller

What's This Rock Too? Unraveling the Geologic Story of MN's Central North Shore

What’s This Rock? Unraveling the Geologic Story of Minnesota's North Shore