Steve Piercey, PhD, PGeo

Professor of Economic Geology


Welcome!  I completed a B.Sc.(Hons.) and M.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.  From 2001-2008 I held the positions of  Assistant Professor (2001-2004) and Associate Professor (2004-2008) in the Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) and Department of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University.  From 2007-2009 I was the principal of SJPGeoConsulting, a St. John’s-based consulting firm focused on the application of field and laboratory techniques to mineral exploration and development.  Since December 2009 I have been an Associate Professor (2009-2014) and Professor (2014-present) in the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University

My research is in the  in the application of field methods, lithogeochemistry, and isotopes to understanding mineral deposit genesis and exploration (see Research Interests and Publications) across numerous commodities, deposit types, and jurisdictions.  I also have a blog on Economic Geology that covers current research and ideas in Economic Geology, mineral exploration and mining.