Dr. Stephen Piercey

Professor - Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Speaking at: The Geology of Zinc Deposits (MDRU) Roundup 2018 Theme Session – Think Zinc!

Stephen J. Piercey obtained BSc(Hons) and MSc degrees from Memorial University and a PhD from the University of British Columbia. From 2001-2008 he was Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University (where he is still and Adjunct Professor). From 2007-2009 he was a full-time consulting geologist and the principal of SJPGeoConsulting, and since 2009 he has been at Memorial University where he was previously the NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Deposits and currently holds the rank of Professor. His research, teaching, and consulting interests involve integrated field- and laboratory-based studies focused on the genesis of mineral deposits and the tectonic evolution of mountain belts, with emphasis on volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS), as well as orogenic Au and U deposits. In recent years his research on VMS deposits has focused on their larger-scale tectonic and magmatic setting, with an emphasis on their volcanic, sedimentary, and hydrothermal reconstruction, sources of metals, fluids, and sulfur, and their relationship to the evolution of the lithospheric, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. He serves on the editorial board of the journal Economic Geology and was recently a co-editor of a Special Publication for the Irish Association for Economic Geology on “Current Perspectives on Zinc Deposits”(2015).