Natural Resources

Alana Hinchey

Senior Geologist: Alana Hinchey
Regional Geology Section
Telephone: 709-729-7725
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects

Current

  • Source and provenance of continental shelf sediments that have fed the deep offshore basins in the Labrador Sea, in collaboration with Dr. Christian Knudsen of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).
  • Scientific advisor on various geoheritage projects in the Province.
  • Geology and tectonic evolution of the Silver Mountain area.
  • Timing and tectonic setting of the Proterozoic metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks of the Makkovik area.

Former

  • Timing of magmatism, granulite-facies metamorphism and deformation in the Archean metaplutonic rocks of the Boothia mainland area within the Rae domain, Northwest Churchill Province, Nunavut.
  • Thor-Odin dome: constraints on Paleocene-Eocene anatexis and deformation, leucogranite generation, and the tectonic evolution of the southern Omineca belt, Canadian Cordillera.
  • The Paleoproterozoic metaplutonic suite of Voisey’s Bay, Labrador: a geochemical, tectonic and metallogenic investigation.

Research Interests

  • Orogenic processes.
  • Crustal evolution.
  • Geochemistry and geochronology.
  • Geoscience outreach, geological heritage and geological tourism.

Other Activities

  • Provincial scientific advisor on Global Geopark initiatives.
  • President of the Geoscience Education Trust of Newfoundland and Labrador (formerly the St. John’s 88-01 Trust Fund Committee).
  • Treasurer of the Canadian Geological Foundation.
  • Adjunct Professor with the Department of Earth Sciences at Memorial University.

Selected Publications

  • Hinchey, A.M. and Davis, W.J.
    2013: New U-Pb zircon geochronology for the Measles Point Granite, Aillik domain, Makkovik Province, Labrador (NTS map area 13O/03). In Current Research. Newfoundland Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 13-1, pages 223-232.
  • Hinchey, A.M.
    2013: Geology of the Makkovik area, Labrador (NTS 13O/03 and parts of NTS 13O/02). Scale 1:50,000. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Map 2013-07, Open File 013O/03/0136.
  • LaFlamme, C., Sylvester, P.J., Hinchey, A.M. and Davis, W.J.
    2012: U-Pb age and Hf-isotope geochemistry of zircon from felsic volcanic rocks of the Paleoproterozoic Aillik Group, Makkovik Province, Labrador. Precambrian Research, Volume 224, pages 129-142.
  • Hinchey, A.M., Davis, W.J., Ryan, J.J. and Nadeau, L.
    2011: Neoarchean high-potassium granites of the Boothia mainland area, Rae Domain, Churchill Province: U-Pb zircon and Sm-Nd whole rock isotopic constraints. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 48, pages 247-279.
  • Hinchey, A.M.
    2010: Geology of the northern portion of the Silver Mountain map area (NTS 12H/11), southern Long Range Inlier, Newfoundland. In Current Research. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 10-1, pages 245-264.
  • Hinchey, A.M. and LaFlamme, C.
    2009: The Paleoproterozoic volcano-sedimentary rocks of the Aillik Group and associated plutonic suites of the Aillik domain, Makkovik Province, Labrador (NTS map area 13J/14). In Current Research. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 09-1, pages 159-182.
  • Hinchey, A.M. and LaFlamme, C.
    2009: Preliminary geology of the Monkey Hill map area (NTS 13J/14). Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Open File 13J/14/0272.
  • LaFlamme, C., Hinchey, A.M. and Sylvester, P.J.
    2009: Preliminary report on the lithology of volcanosedimentary rocks of the Aillik Group, Aillik domain, Makkovik Province. In Current Research. Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 09-1, pages 203-223.

      

 
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