Recent publication (2011)

Structural Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Sognefjord Transect, Caledonian Orogen, Southern Norway - A Field Trip Guide

Alan Geoffrey Milnes and Fernando Corfu

Geological Society of America, Field Guide 19                          

ISBN 978-08-13700199, 75 p., illustrated in color, price USD 35 (members 28), order from


Photos along the transect

At the east end of the Sognefjord Transect, Precambrian crystalline rocks of the Jotun nappe overlying strongly deformed Palaeozoic phyllites of the Main Caledonian Thrust Zone (200-300 km of displacement), Vang in Valdres (Stop 1.1), looking west

Outcrop of Precambrian migmatites about half way along Sognefjorden (ca. 60 km from the sea, at its deepset point, ca. 1300 m), near Saele (Stop 3.2), looking west 

At the western end of the Sognefjord Transect, coarse conglomerates of the Solund Devonian Basin overlying mylonitic rocks of the Nordfjord-Sogn Detachment Zone (normal displacement of around 50 km), from Hyllestad (Stop 4.3), west coast of Norway, looking west

Selection of earlier publications

Milnes, A.G., Stephens, M.B., Wahlgren, C.-H., Wikström, L., 2008: Geoscience and high-level nuclear waste disposal: the Nordic scene. Episodes, 31, 168-175.

Milnes, A.G., Aaltonen, I., Kemppainen, K., Mattila, J., Wikström, L., Paulamäki, S., Paananen, M., Front, K., Kärki, A., Gehör, S., Ahokas, T., 2007.  Geological data acquisition for site characterisation at Olkiluoto: a framework for the phase of underground investigations.  Posiva Oy, Working Report 2007-32.

Munier, R., Stenberg, L., Stanfors, R., Milnes, A.G., Hermansson, J., Triumf, C.-A., 2003.  Geological site descriptive model. A strategy for the model development during site investigations.  Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB), Rapport R-03-07.

Milnes, A.G., 2002.  Swedish deep repository siting programme.  Guide to the documentation of 25 years of geoscientific research (1976-2000). Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB), Technical Report TR-02-18. 

Milnes, A.G. & Koyi, H., 2000.  Ductile rebound of an orogenic root: case study and numerical model of gravity tectonics in the Western Gneiss Complex, Caledonides, southern Norway.  Terra Nova, 12, 1-7.

Milnes, A.G., 1998.  Alpine and Caledonide tectonics - a brief comparative study.  GFF, 120, 237-247.

Milnes, A.G., Gee, D.G. & Lund, C.-E., 1998.  Crustal structure and regional tectonics of SE Sweden and the Baltic Sea.  Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. (SKB), Technical Report TR-98-21.

Wennberg, O.P., Milnes, A.G., Winsvold, I., 1998.  The northern Bergen Arc Shear Zone - an oblique-lateral ramp in the Devonian extensional detachment system of western Norway.  Norsk Geol. Tidsskrift, 78, 169-184.

Milnes, A.G., 1998:  Alpine and Caledonide tectonics - a brief comparative study.  GFF, 120, 237-247.

Milnes, A.G., Wennberg, O.P., Skår, Ø., Koestler, A.G., 1997. Contraction, extension and timing in the South Norwegian Caledonides - the Sognefjord transect. In: Orogeny through Time (Burg, J.-P. & Ford, M., eds.), Geol. Soc. London, Special Publication 121, 123-148.

Koestler, A.G., Milnes, A.G. & Keller, P. 1995.  Quantification of fault/fracture systems for reservoir simulation - use of systematic data from field analogues.  In: PROFIT 1990-1994. Project Summary Reports: Reservoir Characterization, Near Well Flow.  Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (Stavanger), 23-41.

Koestler, A.G., Milnes, A.G. & Storli, A., 1992.  Complex hanging-wall deformation above an extensional detachment - example: Gullfaks Field, northern North Sea.  In: Structural and Tectonic Modelling and its Application to Petroleum Geology (Larsen, R.M. et al., eds.), Norwegian Petroleum Society, Spec. Publ. No. 1, Elsevier (Amsterdam, etc.), 243-251.

Milnes, A.G., Dietler, T. & Koestler, A.G., 1988:  The Sognefjord north shore log - a 25km depth section through Caledonized basement in western Norway.  Norwegian Geological Survey, Special Publication 3, 114-121.

Milnes, A.G., 1987.  Tectonic evolution of the Southern Andes, Tierra del Fuego: a summary.  In: Comparative Anatomy of Mountains Chains (Schaer, J.P. & Rodgers, J., eds.), Princeton University Press (Princeton), 173-177. 

Milnes, A.G.& Koestler, A.G., 1985:  Geological structure of Jotunheimen, southern Norway (Sognefjell-Valdres cross-section). In: The Caledonide Orogen - Scandinavia and Related Areas (Gee, D.G. & Sturt, B.A., eds.), Wiley (Chichester, etc.), 457-474.

Milnes, A.G., 1985: Geology and Radwaste.  Academic Press (London, etc.), 342 p..

Milnes, A.G., Greller, M. & Müller, R., 1981.  Sequence and style of major post-nappe structures, Simplon-Pennine Alps.  Jour. Struct. Geol., 3, 411-420.

Milnes, A.G. & Pfiffner, O.A., 1980.  Tectonic evolution of the Central Alps in the cross-section St. Gallen-Como.  Eclogae Geol. Helv., 73, 619-633.

Nelson, E.P., Dalziel, I.W.D. & Milnes, A.G., 1980. Structural geology of the Cordillera Darwin - collisional-style orogenesis in the southernmost Chilean Andes.  Eclogae Geol. Helv., 73, 727-751.

Milnes, A.G., Buser, M. & Wildi, W., 1980.  Endlagerungskonzepte für radioaktive Abfälle im Ueberblick.  Zeitschr. Deutsch. Geol. Gesell., 131, 359-385.

Milnes, A.G., 1979.  Albert Heim’s general theory of natural rock deformation (1878). Geology, 7, 99-103.

Milnes, A.G. & Schmutz, H.-U., 1978.  Structure and history of the Suretta nappe (Pennine zone, Central Alps) - a field study.  Eclogae Geol. Helv., 71, 19-33.

Milnes, A.G., 1978:  Structural zones and continental collision, Central Alps.  Tectonophysics, 47, 369-392.

Hambrey, M.J. & Milnes, A.G., 1977.  Structural geology of an Alpine glacier (Griesgletscher, Valais, Switzerland).  Eclogae Geol. Helv., 70, 667-684.

Milnes, A.G., 1974.  Post-nappe folding in the western Lepontine Alps.  Eclogae Geol. Helv., 67, 333-348.

Milnes, A.G., 1974.  Structure of the Pennine Zone (Central Alps) - a new working hypothesis.  Bull. Geol. Soc. America, 85, 1727-1732.

Milnes, A.G., 1974.  Geologische Aspekte der Endlagerung radioaktiver Abfälle in der Schweiz.  Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 9.9.1974.

Milnes, A.G., 1974.  Erdölverknappung - Engpass oder Dauerzustand?  Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14.1.1974.

Milnes, A.G., 1973.  Structural re-interpretation of the classic Simplon tunnel section of the Central Alps.  Bull. Geol. Soc. America, 84 269-274.

Milnes, A.G., 1965.  Structure and history of the Antigorio nappe (Simplon Group, northern Italy).  Schweiz. Mineral. Petrogr. Mitt., 45, 167-177.