NI-43-101 Reports

Piercey, S.J., 2020. NI-43-101 Technical Report on the Sail Pond Project, Great Northern Penninsula, Newfoundland, Canada. Qualifying technical report for Altius Resources Inc. and Latin American Minerals Inc., September 2020, 327 p. [PDF].

Journal Articles

Manor, M.J., Piercey, S.J., and Wall, C.J., in review. Zircon and the role of magmatic petrogenesis in the formation of felsic-hosted volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits: A case study from the mid-Paleozoic Yukon-Tanana terrane, northern Canadian Cordillera [submitted December 2022].

Piercey, S.J., Hinchey, J.G., and Sparkes, G.W., in press. Volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits of the Dunnage Zone of the Newfoundland Appalachians: setting, styles, key advances, and future research. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences [invited paper for the 60th Anniversary of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences].

Cobbett, R.N, Beranek, L.P.,  Piercey, S.J., Crowley, J., and Colpron, M., in press. Early Ordovician seamounts preserved in the Canadian Cordillera: implications for the rift history of western Laurentia. Geosphere.

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

Kroeger, E., McLelland, W., Colpron, M., Piercey, S.J., and Gehrels, G., 2023. Detrital zircon U-Pb and Hf isotope signature of Carboniferous and older strata of the Yukon-Tanana terrane in Yukon, Canadian Cordillera: Implications for terrane correlations and the onset of Late Devonian arc magmatism. Geosphere, v19, DOI: https:// doi .org /10.1130 /GES02607.1, 25 p [PDF].

Denisova, N., and Piercey, S.J., 2023. Evolution of the hydrothermal system associated with the ABM replacement-style volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Finlayson Lake district, Yukon, Canada. Economic Geology, DOI: http://10.5382/econgeo.5004, 29 p. [PDF].

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: [PDF].

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 [PDF].

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, [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, [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, [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: [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]. 

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: [PDF].

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 [PDF].

Piercey, S.J., 2015. A semi-permeable membrane model for the genesis of subseafloor replacement-type volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. Economic Geology, v.110, pp. 1655-1660 [PDF].

Piercey, S.J., 2014.  A review of quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures for lithogeochemical data.  Geoscience Canada, v.41, [PDF] [invited].

Piercey, S.J., Squires, G.C., and Brace, T., 2014.  Lithostratigraphic, hydrothermal, and tectonic Setting of the Boundary volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, Newfoundland Appalachians, Canada: Evidence for formation by subseafloor replacement within a Cambrian rifted arc.  Economic Geology, v.109, 661-687 [PDF].

Piercey, S.J., and Devine, M.C., 2014. Analysis of powdered reference materials and samples by portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer: performance and application to lithogeochemistry.  Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, v.14, p.139-148 [PDF].

Piercey, S.J., 2011. The role of magmatism in the formation of volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. Mineralium Deposita, v. 46, p. 449-471 [PDF].

Piercey, S.J., 2010. An overview of petrochemistry in the regional exploration for volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, and Analysis (GEEA), v.10, p.119-136 [PDF] [invited].

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

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., in press. 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).

Piercey, S.J., Peter, J.M., and Herrington, R., 2015.  Zn-rich volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits.  In Current Perspectives on Zinc Deposits. Edited by Archibald, S.M. and Piercey, S.J.. Irish Association for Economic Geology Special Publication on Zinc Deposits, p.37-57 [PDF].  

Huston, D.L., Eglington, B.M., Pehrsson, S., and Piercey, S.J., 2015. The metallogeny of zinc through time: links to secular changes in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and the supercontinent cycle. In Current Perspectives on Zinc Deposits. Edited by Archibald, S.M. and Piercey, S.J.. Irish Association for Economic Geology Special Publication on Zinc Deposits, p.1-16 [PDF].

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