Publications

Edited Books and Journals

Archibald, S.M., and Piercey, S.J., 2015.  Current Views on Zinc Deposits.  Irish Association for Economic Geology Special Publication, 251p. [see SEG review and review by Geological Society of London].

Piercey, S.J., Peter, J.M., and Mortensen, J.K., 2008.  Special issue of Economic Geology on Continental Margin Massive Sulfide Deposits and their Geodynamic Settings.  Economic Geology, v.103, #1.

Journal Articles – (since 2016 – HQP in bold and italics)

Carabalo, E., Beaudoin, G., Dare, S., Genna, D., Petersen, S., Relvas, J.M.R.S., Piercey, S.J., in review. Trace element composition of chalcopyrite from volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits: variation and implications for provenance recognition. Economic Geology [submitted September, 2022].

Denisova, N., and Piercey, S.J., accepted pending revisions. Evolution of the hydrothermal system associated with the ABM replacement-style volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Finlayson Lake district, Yukon, Canada [submitted June 2022].

Manor, M.J., Piercey, S.J., Murphy, D.C., and Wall, C.J., 2022. High-precision CA-ID-TIMS U-Pb zircon geochronology, chemostratigraphy, and tectono-magmatic framework of the Finlayson Lake volcanogenic massive sulfide district, Yukon-Tanana terrane, Yukon. Lithosphere, v.2022, 4584611, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2113/2022/4584611.

Denisova, N. and Piercey, S.J., 2022. Lithostratigraphy, lithogeochemistry and tectono-magmatic framework of the ABM replacement-style volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Finlayson Lake District, Yukon, Canada. Economic Geology, v.117, p. 1299-1236.

Manor, M.J., Piercey, S.J., Wall, C.J., and Denisova, N., 2022. High precision CA-ID-TIMS U-Pb zircon geochronology of felsic rocks in the Finlayson Lake VMS district, Yukon: Linking Paleozoic basin-scale accumulation rates to the occurrence of subseafloor replacement-style mineralization. Economic Geology, v. 117, p. 1173–1201 [PDF].

Doran, A.L., Hollis, S.P., Menuge, J.F., Piercey, S.J., Boyce, A.J., Johnson, S., Guven, J., and Turner, O., 2022. A distal, high-grade Irish-type orebody: petrographic, sulfur isotope, and sulfide chemistry of the Island Pod Zn-Pb orebody, Lisheen, Ireland. Economic Geology, https://doi.org/10.5382/econgeo.4882 [PDF].

Larson, K.P., Cottle, J.M., Camacho, A., Piercey, S.J., and Grujic, D., 2021. Anatexis, cooling and exhumation in the Khumbu Himal. International Geology Review, https://doi.org/10.1080/00206814.2021.1969524 [PDF].

Cloutier, J., Piercey, S.J., and Huntington, J., 2021. Mineralogy, mineral chemistry and SWIR spectral reflectance of chlorite and white mica. Minerals, v.11, http://doi.org/10.3390/min11050471 [PDF].

Cloutier, J. and Piercey, S.J., 2020. Tracing mineralogy and alteration intensity using the hyperspectral alteration index and depth ratios at the Northwest Zone of the Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland, Canada. Economic Geology, v.115, p.1055-1078. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5382/econgeo.4723 [PDF].

Byrne, K., Lesage, G., Gleeson, S.A., Piercey, S.J., Lypaczweski, P., Kyser, K., 2020. Linking mineralogy to lithogeochemical changes and C isotope composition in rocks around the Highland Valley Copper porphyry district– Implications for porphyry Cu footprints. Economic Geology, v. 115, p. 871-901, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5382/econgeo.4733 [PDF].

Lajoie, M.-E., Piercey, S.J., Conliffe, J., and Layton-Matthews, D., 2020. Geology, mineralogy, S and Sr isotope geochemistry, and fluid inclusion analysis of barite associated with the Lemarchant Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au-rich volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland, Canada: implications for the genesis of VMS-related barite. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v.57, p.133-166, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2018-0161 [PDF].

Valvasori, A., Hanchar, J.M., Fonkwe, M., and Piercey, S.J., 2019. The  origin  and  evolution  of  V-rich,  magnetite  dominated  Fe-Ti  oxide  mineralization;  Northwest  River  Anorthosite,  South-Central  Labrador,  Canada. Mineralium Deposita, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00126-019-00892-6 [PDF].

Campbell, R., Beranek, L.P., Piercey, S.J., and Friedman, R., 2019. Early Paleozoic post-breakup magmatism along the Cordilleran margin of western North America: new geochronological and geochemical results from the Kechika group, Yukon, Canada. Geosphere, v.15, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/GES02044.1 [PDF].

Pilote, J.-L., Piercey, S.J., Mercier-Langevin, P., 2019. Spatial and temporal controls on base and precious metals in the Cu-Au-(Zn-Ag) Ming VMS deposit, Newfoundland, Canada: Evidence from detailed reconstruction of the hydrothermal alteration architecture.  Mineralium Deposita, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00126-019-00899-z [PDF].

Piercey, S.J., and Kamber, B.S., 2019. Lead isotope geochemistry of shales from the Wolverine volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Yukon: implications for Pb isotope vectoring in exhalative ore systems. Economic Geology, v.114, p.47-66 [PDF].

MacDonald, P.J., and Piercey, S.J., 2019. Geology, lithogeochemistry and significance of porphyry intrusions associated with gold mineralization within the Timmins-Porcupine gold camp, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2018-0091 [PDF].

Gill, S.B., Piercey, S.J., Layne, G.D., and Piercey, G., 2019. Sulphur and lead isotope geochemistry of sulphide minerals from the Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland. Ore Geology Reviews, v.104, p. 422-435 [PDF] . 

Paulen, R.C., Day, S.J.A., King, R.D.Piercey, S.J., and Smith, I.R., 2018. New base metal mineral potential in southern Northwest Territories, Canada. Explore: Newsletter of the Association of Applied Geochemists, #181, 13p [PDF].

McDonald, M.J., Piercey, S.J., Layne, G.D., Pigage, L.C., and Piercey, G., 2018. Mineral assemblages, textures, and in situ sulphur isotope geochemistry of sulphide mineralization from the Cyprus-type Ice volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, Yukon, Canada. Minerals, v.8, 501 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/min8110501, 25 p. [invited] [PDF] .

Guffey, S.D.Piercey, S.J., Ansdell, K., Kyser, K., Kotzer, T., Quirt, D., and Zaluski, G., 2018. Geochemical footprint of the Millennium unconformity-type uranium deposit, Canada: implications for vectoring. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1144/geochem2018-036 [PDF].

Perrouty, S., Linnen, R.L., Lesher, C.M., Olivo, G.R, Piercey, S.J., Gaillard, N., Clark, J., and Enkin, R., 2018. Expanding the size of the multi-parameter metasomatic footprints in gold exploration: utilization of mafic dykes in the Canadian Malartic district, Quebec, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00126-018-0829-x [PDF].

Lacy, R., Gaulton, B., and Piercey, S.J., 2018. Inscriptions, Outcrops and XRF: Analysis of the Ferryland Gravestones. North Atlantic Archeology Journal,  v.5, p.91-110.

Pilote, J.-L., and Piercey, S.J., 2018. Geochemical evidence for slab melting: Controls on the genesis of the Ming volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit and geodynamic implications for the Taconic seaway, Newfoundland Appalachians, Canada. American Journal of Science, v. 318, p.40–683, DOI 10.2475/06.2018.02 [PDF].

Piercey, S.J., Squires, G.C., and Brace, T.D., 2018. Geology and lithogeochemistry of hydrothermal mudstones from the upper block near the Duck Pond volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland, Canada: evidence for low temperature venting into oxygenated mid-Cambrian seawater. Mineralium Deposita, v. 53, p.1167-1191 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00126-018-0795-3 [PDF].

D’Angelo, M., Alfaro, M., Hollings, P., Byrne, K., Piercey, S.J., and Creaser, R.A., 2017.  Petrogenesis and magmatic evolution the Guichon Creek Batholith: Implications for the Highland Valley porphyry Cu ± (Mo) district, southcentral British Columbia. Economic Geology, v.112, p.1857-1888. 

Pilote, J.-L., Piercey, S.J., Mercier-Langevin, P., 2017. Volcanic and structural reconstruction of the deformed and metamorphosed Ming volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit, Canada: implications on ore zones and metal distribution. Economic Geology, v.112, p.1305-1322 [PDF]

Larson, K.P., Piercey, S.J., and Cottle, J.M., 2017. Preservation of a Paleoproterzoic rifted margin in the Himalaya: insight from the Ulleri-Phaplu-Melung Orthogneiss. Geoscience Frontiers, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2017.05.010.

Lode, S., Piercey, S.J., Cloutier, J., 2017. Provenance of metalliferous mudstones associated with the Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, central Newfoundland, Canada: Insights from Nd isotopes and lithogeochemistry. Journal of Geological Society of London, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/jgs2017-008.

Hindemith, M., Indares, A.D., and Piercey, S.J., 2017. Hydrothermally altered volcanic rocks metamorphosed to granulite-facies conditions: an example from the Grenville Province. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2016-0146 (17p).

Cloutier, J., Piercey, S.J., Lode, S., Vande Guchte, M., and Copeland, D.A., 2017. Lithostratigraphic and structural reconstruction of the Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, Tally Pond group, central Newfoundland, Canada. Ore Geology Reviews, v. 84, p154-173.

Gill, S.B., Piercey, S.J., Layton-Matthews, D., 2016. Mineralogy and metal zoning of the Lemarchant Zn-Pb-Cu-Au-Ag volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland. The Canadian Mineralogist, v. 54, p. 1307-1344.

Pilote, J.-L., Piercey, S.J., Brueckner, S.M., and Grant, D., 2016. Resolving the relative timing of Au-enrichment in volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits using scanning electron microscopy (SEM)-mineral liberation analyzer (MLA): empirical evidence from the Ming deposit, Newfoundland, Canada. Economic Geology, v.111, p.1495-1508.

Piercey, S.J., Gibson, H.L., Tardif, N.P., and Kamber, B.S., 2016. Geology, lithofacies, and lithogeochemistry of shales from the Wolverine volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit: implications for ambient environment of deposit formation and hydrothermal activity. Economic Geology, v.111, p.1439-1463.

Lode, S., Piercey, S.J., Layne, G.D., and Piercey, G., 2016. Multiple sulphur and lead sources recorded in hydrothermal exhalites associated with the Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulphide deposit, central Newfoundland, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, DOI 10.1007/s00126-016-0652-1.

Buschette, M.B., and Piercey, S.J., 2016. Hydrothermal alteration and lithogeochemistry of the Boundary volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, central Newfoundland, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 53, p. 506-527.

Lode, S., Piercey, S.J., and Squires, G.D., 2016. Role of metalliferous mudstones and graphitic shales in the localization, genesis, and paleo-environment of volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits of the Tally Pond volcanic belt, central Newfoundland, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2015-0155.

Brueckner, S.M., Piercey, S.J., Pilote, J.-L., Layne, G.D., and Sylvester, P.J., 2016. Mineralogy and mineral chemistry of the metamorphosed and precious metal-bearing Ming deposit, Canada. Ore Geology Reviews, v. 72, 914-939.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters (since 2016)

Piercey, S.J., in press. Appendix I: Petrochemistry. In Writing Geochemical Reports: Guidelines for Geochemical Surveys. Edited by Lynda Bloom and Owen Lavin. Association of Applied Geochemists, Special Volume.

Huston, D.L., LaFlamme, C., Beaudoin, G., and Piercey, S.J., accepted pending revisions. Light stable isotopes in volcanic-hosted massive sulfide ore systems. Springer-Verlag Special Publication on Isotopes in Metallogeny and Exploration [submitted November 2021].

Lesher, M., Hannington, M., Galley, A., Ansdell, K., Astic, T., Banerjee, N., Beauchamp, S., Beaudoin, G., Bertelli, M., Beyer, S., Blacklock, N., Byrne, K., Cheng, L.-Z., Chouinard, R., Chouteau, M., Clark, J., D’Angelo, M., Darijani, M., Devine, M., Dupuis, C., El Goumi, N., Enkin, R., Farquharson, C., Fayol, N., Feltrin, L, Feng, J., Gaillard, N., Gleeson, S., Gouiza, M., Grenon, C., Guffey, S., Guilmette, C., Guo, K., Hart, C.J.R., Hattori, K., Hollings, P., Joyce, N., Kamal, D. , King, J., Kyser, K., Bérubé, C., Layton-Matthews, D., Lee, R., Lesage, G., Leybourne, M., Linnen, R., Lypaczewski, P., McGaughey, J., Mitchinson, D., Milkereit, B., Mir, R., Morris, W., Oldenburg, D., Olivo, G., Perrouty, S., Piercey, S.J., Piette-Lauzière, N., Raskevicius, T., Reman, A., Rivard, B., Ross, M., Samson, I., Scott, S., Shamsipour, P., Shi, D., Smith, R., Sundaralingam, N., Taves, R., Taylor, C., Valentino, M., Vallée, M., Wasyliuk, K., Williams-Jones, A., Winterburn, P., 2017. Integrated Multi-Parameter Exploration Footprints of the Canadian Malartic Disseminated Au, McArthur River-Millennium Unconformity U, and Highland Valley Porphyry Cu Deposits: Preliminary Results from the NSERC-CMIC Footprints Research Network. In Conference Proceedings for Exploration 17: Exploration in the New Millennium, Sixth Decentennial International Conference on Mineral Exploration (Toronto, Canada, October 22-25, 2017).  Edited by V. Tschirhart and M.D. Thomas, p. 325-347.

Hollis, S.P., Cooper, M.R., Earls, G., Roberts, S., Herrington, R.J., and Piercey, S.J., 2017. Enhanced targeting of volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) mineralisation in the Tyrone Igneous Complex using Tellus data. In Unearthed: Impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland, p.157-168 (DOI:10.3318/978-1-908996-88-6.ch12).

Government Articles and Open Files (since 2015)

Huston, D., Eglington, B., Pehrsson, S., Piercey, S.J., 2022. Global database of zinc-lead-bearing mineral deposits. RECORD 2022/010. Geoscience Australia, Canberra. http://dx.doi.org/10.11636/Record.2022.010.

Manor, M.J., and Piercey, S.J., 2021. Whole-rock lithogeochemistry, Nd-Hf isotopes, and in situ zircon geochemistry of VMS-related felsic rocks, Finlayson Lake VMS district, Yukon. In The Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5 Contributions to the Understanding of Base Metals Deposits in Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8755, p. 251-264, [DOI: https://doi.org/10.4095/328992%5D.

Mueller, C., Piercey, S.J., Babechuk, M.G., and Copeland, D.C., 2021. Stratigraphy and Lithogeochemistry of the Goldenville Horizon and Associated Rocks, Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland. In The Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5 Contributions to the Understanding of Base Metals Deposits in Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8755, p235-249 [DOI: https://doi.org/10.4095/328990%5D.

Mueller, C., Piercey, S.J., Babechuk, M.G., and Copeland, D.C., 2021. Stratigraphy and Lithogeochemistry of Rocks from the Nugget Pond Deposit Area, Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland. In The Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5 Contributions to the Understanding of Base Metals Deposits in Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8755, p.217-234 [DOI: https://doi.org/10.4095/328989%5D.

Piercey, S.J., and Pilote, J.-L., 2021. Nd-Hf Isotope Geochemistry and Lithogeochemistry of the Rambler Rhyolite, Ming VMS Deposit, Baie Verte Peninsula, Newfoundland: Evidence for Slab Melting and Implications for VMS Localization. In The Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5 Contributions to the Understanding of Base Metals Deposits in Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8755, p.201-215 [DOI: https://doi.org/10.4095/328988%5D.

Pilote, J.-L., Mercier-Langevin, P., Jackson, S.E., Dube, B., Petts, D., Layne, G, and Piercey, S.J., 2020. Insights into the composition, genesis, and metallogenic implications of argillite-hosted pyrite nodules at the LaRonde Penna Au-rich VMS deposit, Abitibi, Quebec. In The Targeted Geoscience Initiative 5 Contributions to the Understanding of Gold Deposits in Canada. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File. Edited by P. Mercier-Langevin, C.J. Lawley, and S. Castonguay. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8712, p. 75-91, https://doi.org/10.4095/323666.

King, R.D., Piercey, S.J., Paulen, R.C., Day, S.J.A., Smith, I.R., and Petrus, J.A., 2019. Isotopic and geochemical signatures of base-metal indicator minerals in the southern Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 107, 1 poster, https://doi.org/10.4095/315440.

King, R.D., Piercey, S.J., Paulen, R.C., and Petrus, J.A., 2019. Major-, minor-, and trace-element geochemistry of sulphide indicator minerals from surficial sediments, southwestern Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8547, 11p., https://doi.org/10.4095/314688.

Bordet, E., Crowley, J.L. and Piercey, S.J., 2019. Geology of the eastern Lake Laberge area (105E), south-central Yukon. Yukon Geological Survey, Open File 2019-1, 120 p.

Manor, M.J., and Piercey, S.J., 2019. Geochemistry of Devono–Mississippian volcanic and intrusive rocks of the Finlayson Lake district, Yukon-Tanana terrane, Yukon. In:  Yukon Exploration and Geology 2018, K.E. MacFarlane (ed.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 91–110.

Ryan, J.J., Zagorevski, A., Piercey, S.J., 2018. Geochemical data of Yukon-Tanana and Slide Mountain terranes and their successor rocks in Yukon and northern British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8500, 2018, 11 p., https://doi.org/10.4095/313250.

King, R.D., Piercey, S.J., and Paulen, R.C., 2018. In situ, microanalytical sulphur and lead isotopic compositions of sulphide indicator minerals from surficial sediments in southwestern Northwest Territories. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8449, 2018, 14 p., https://doi.org/10.4095/311247.

Manor, M.J., and Piercey, S.J., 2018. Re-evaluating the chronostratigraphic framework for felsic volcanic and intrusive rocks of the Finlayson Lake region, Yukon-Tanana terrane, Yukon, in MacFarlane, K.E. (ed), Yukon Exploration and Geology, 2017, p. 111-127. 

Piercey, S.J., Beranek, L.P., and Hanchar, J.M., 2017. Mapping magma prospectivity for Cordilleran volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposits using Nd-Hf isotopes: preliminary results, in MacFarlane, K.E., and Nordling, M.G., (eds.), Yukon Exploration and Geology 2016, Yukon Geological Survey, p.197-205.

Colpron, M., Carr, S.D., Hildes, D., and Piercey, S.J., 2017. Geophysical, geochemical and geochronological constraints on the geology and mineral potential of the Livingstone Creek area, south-central Yukon (NTS 105E/8), in MacFarlane, K.E., and Nordling, M.G., (eds.), Yukon Exploration and Geology 2016, Yukon Geological Survey, p.47-86.

Milidragovic, D., Ryan, J.J., Zagorevski, A., and Piercey, S.J., 2016. Geochemistry of Permian rocks of the Yukon-Tanana terrane, western Yukon: GEM 2 Cordillera project; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8170, 21 p., doi:10.4095/299484.

Beranek, L.P., Piercey, S.J., Campbell, R., and Wawrzonkowski, P., 2016. Paleozoic stratigraphy, tectonics and metallogeny of the Pelly Mountains, Quiet Lake and Finlayson Lake map areas (NTS 105 F & G), central Yukon: Project outline and preliminary field results. In Yukon Exploration and Geology 2015, K.E. MacFarlane and M.G. Nordling (eds.), Yukon Geological Survey, p. 17-28.

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