School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Dr Andrew Miles

PhD (Edin), MA, MSci (Cantab) FGS

Igneous Geochemistry


Welcome to my homepage. As of March 2013, I'm a lecturer in igneous petrology and geochemistry at Kingston University, London. My research focuses on using accessory mineral isotopic and trace element compositions to explore magmatic processes in silicic magmas, including granites. Granite is one of the primary constituents of the Earth's continental crust and its cargo of accessory minerals therefore preserve valuable chemical evidence about its evolution.

School of Geology, Geography and the Environment
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
KT1 2EE

email: Andrew.Miles@Kingston.ac.uk

Research group: Earth and Planetary Science


Publications

Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H., Soper, N.J., Brown, P.E., New Insights into the British Acadian from the Shap granite (in prep for Journal of the Geological Society)

Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H., Hawkesworth, C.J, Tectonic controls on post-collisional granite genesis and emplacement: the Late Caledonian suite of Britain and Ireland: Gondwana Research (accepted subject to minor corrections)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Hawkesworth, C.J., Gillespie, M.R., Hinton, R.W., 2014, Mn in apatite: A new redox proxy for silicic magmas?: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta v. 132, p. 101-119

Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Hawkesworth, C.J., Gillespie, M.R., Dhuime, B, Hinton, R.W., 2014, Using zircon isotope compositions to constrain crustal structure and pluton evolution: The Iapetus Suture Zone granites in northern Britain: Journal of Petrology v. 55(1), p. 181-207

Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Hawkesworth, C.J., Gillespie, M.R., Hinton, R.W., EIMF, 2013, Evidence for distinct stages of magma history recorded by the compositions of accessory apatite and zircon: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology v. 166, p. 1-19

Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Hawkesworth, C.J., Gillespie, M.R., Hinton, R.W., EIMF, 2012, Evidence for distinct stages of magma evolution recorded in the composition of accessory phases and whole-rocks in silicic magmas: Mineralogical Magazine (Abstract) v. 76(6), 2107

Miles, A.J., and Cartwright, J.A., 2010, Hybrid flow sills: A new mode of igneous sheet intrusion: Geology, v. 38, p. 343-346.

Herbert, S., Gibson, S.A., Norman, D.B., Geist, D.G., Estes, G., Grant, T and Miles, A.J., 2009, Into the field again: re-examining Charles Darwin's 1835 geological work on Isla Santiago (James Island) in the Galapagos Archipelago: Earth Sciences History, 28 (1). pp. 1-31

Imminent Publications

Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H. New insights into the chronology of late Caledonian deformation in northern Britain from zircon ages in Devonian plutons (in prep)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Gillespie, M.R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Hinton, R.W. The Timing of accessory mineral crystallisation in granitic rocks constrained by apatite compositions: a case study (in prep)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C.M., Gillespie, M.R., Hawkesworth, C.J., Hinton, R.W. Contrasting hydrothermal histories around the British Devonian and Tertiary granites: Insights from zircon, quartz and whole-rock oxygen isotope compositions: (in prep for Chemical Geology)


Abstracts and Conferences

Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H., Hawkesworth, C.J 2016 VMSG, Dublin, Tectonic controls on post-collisional granite genesis and emplacement: The late Caledonian suite of Britain and Ireland (presentation)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2015 EGU, Vienna, Austria, Apatite: A new redox proxy for silicic magmas? (presentation)

Miles, A.J., Woodcock, N.H., 2015 TSG, Edinburgh, Links Between Magmatism and Tectonics: Pluton Geochronology Across the Iapetus Suture (presentation)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2014 VMSG, Edinburgh, Apatite: A new redox proxy for silicic magmas? (presentation)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2013 Metamorphic Studies Group, Building Strong Continents Conference, Portsmouth, UK. Mn in apatite: A new redox proxy for silicic magmas (presentation)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2012 Goldschmidt, Montreal, Canada, Evidence for distinct stages of magma evolution recorded in the composition of accessory phases and whole-rocks in silicic magmas (presentation)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2012 VMSG, Durham University, Magma evolution recorded in the trace element record of apatite and zircon (poster)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2011 Volcanic and Igneous Processes Group Meeting, Durham University: 'The benefits and perils of using accessory mineral trace element patterns to track silicic magma evolution' (presentation).

Miles, A.J, 2011, Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Living with Minerals: Globalism to Localism, London, one of four University of Edinburgh representatives.

Miles, A.J., 2011, "The Story of Earth's Continents: Birth, Evolution and Preservation". University of Edinburgh Graduate School Conference (presentation and poster)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2011 VMSG, Queens' College, Cambridge: New Evolutionary Insights into Granite Genesis Preserved in the Trace Element Compositions of Apatite and Zircon (presentation)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2010, AGU, San Francisco, California, USA "New evolutionary insights into granite genesis preserved in the trace element compositions of apatite and zircon" (Poster)

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2010, On the origins of Scotland's granites. University of Edinburgh Graduate School Conference (poster)

Miles, A.J., 2009, On the origins of Scotland's granites. BUFI BGS conference, Nottingham

Miles, A.J., Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R., 2009, Granite genesis and crustal evolution across a suture zone. Janet Watson Meeting, Geological Society, London

Miles, A.J., and Cartwright, J.A., 2009, Hybrid flow sills: a new form of igneous intrusion. University of Edinburgh Graduate School Conference

Miles, A.J.,Graham, C, Hawkesworth, C, Gillespie, M., Hinton, R. 2009, Granite genesis and crustal evolution across a suture zone. School of GeoSciences Research conference, University of Edinburgh

Seminars/Invited talks

January 2008 - "Magmatic evolution on the periphery of the Galapagos plume" - University of Cambridge

May 2009 - "In Darwin's footsteps: A geological evolution of the Galapagos Islands" - Department seminar, University of Edinburgh

September 2010 - "The crustal secrets of accessory minerals in granites" - Department seminar, University of St Andrews

October 2010 - "The crustal secrets of accessory minerals" - Edinburgh University Geological Society

December 2010 - AGU - Invited speaker for the "175 Years of Geological Research in the Galapagos" session - San Francisco, USA (unable to attend session)

February 2011 - "New Evolutionary Insights into Granite Genesis Preserved in the Compositions of Apatite and Zircon" - Earth Sciences Symposium, University of St Andrews

April 2011 - "Changing Views on Continental Evolution" - Petrology, Volcanology and Geochemistry Research Group Seminar, University of Edinburgh

January 2013 - "New age constraints on Arcadian deformation in Northern Britain" in conjunction with Nigel Woodcock, Yorkshire Geological Society, University of Durham