Stephen J. Piercey (Steve) has BSc(Hons) and MSc degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) and a PhD from the University of British Columbia (Canada). From 2001-2008 he was Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and Mineral Exploration Research Centre at Laurentian University. From 2007-2009 he was a full-time consulting geologist and the principal of SJPGeoConsulting. Since 2009 he has been at Memorial University where he was previously the NSERC-Altius Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Deposits (2009-2016) and currently holds the rank of University Research 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) and orogenic Au deposits.
His recent and current research on VMS deposits has focused on their larger-scale tectonic and magmatic settings, with an emphasis on their volcanic, sedimentary, and hydrothermal reconstruction; sources of metals, fluids, and sulfur; isotopic tracer and mineral scale understanding of magmatism and its relationship to VMS deposit formation; and their relationship to the evolution of the lithospheric, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. He has previously been awarded the Lindgren Medal (SEG), Gross Medal (MDD-GAC), Past President’s Memorial Medal (CIM), Howard Street Robinson Medal (GAC), Hutchison Medal (GAC), Derry Medal (MDD-GAC), and is Fellow of Geoscientists Canada for his contributions to the geoscience profession in Canada. He is currently the President of the Society of Economic Geologists.
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