Natural Resources

John Hinchey

Senior Geologist
Mineral Deposits Section
Telephone: 709-729-7976
Fax: 709-729-4270

Survey Projects

Current

  • Metallogenic studies in central Newfoundland.
  • Examination and promotion of the mineral potential of the province.

Former (Survey and Other)

  • The geology, and Pd mineralization of the Southern Roby, Twilight, and High Grade zones of the Lac des Iles Mine, western Superior Province of Canada.
  • Geology, geochemistry, and metallogenesis of the Powder Horn Intrusive Suite and the associated auriferous Lodestar Prospect, northern Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland.
  • Petrological and geochemical study of the magmatic sulphide-oxide mineralization in the Nain area, northern Labrador.
  • Geology, geochemistry, and metallogenesis of the Tulks and Long Lake volcanic belts, Victoria Lake supergroup, central Newfoundland.
  • Metallogenic study of sedimentary hosted copper mineralization, Avalon Zone, Newfoundland
  • Metallogenic study of Ti−V−Fe mineraliation, western Newfoundland

Research Interests

  • Economic geology, mineral deposits, geochemistry and igneous petrology.

Selected Publications

Hinchey, J.G.
2016: The Long Lake Group: An update on U-Pb geochronological studies. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 16-1, pages 27-38.

Hinchey, J.G.
2015: The geology and genesis of the Keating Hill Fe−Ti−V prospect, Main Gut intrusion (NTS map areas 12A/05 and 12B/08), western Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 15-1, pages 43-61.

Hinchey, J.G.
2014: The Long Lake Group: Preliminary U-Pb geochronology and lithogeochemistry, and implications for tectonostratigraphic architecture and VMS mineralization. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 14-1, pages 15-44.

Hinchey, J.G.
2013: The geology and genesis of the Silurian Portage Ni−Cu and Ordovician Range Cu−Co showings, southwestern Newfoundland (NTS map area 12A/05): Preliminary results. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 13-1, pages 99-116.

Hinchey, J.G.
2012: Preliminary insights into lithogeochemical signatures and possible provenance of reduced sedimentary units associated with copper mineralization – western Avalon Zone, Newfoundland. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 12-1, pages 1-20.

Hinchey, J.G.
2011: Visible/infrared spectroscopy (VIRS) of volcanogenic massive sulphide hydrothermal alteration products, Tulks Volcanic Belt, central Newfoundland: An additional exploration technique? In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 11-1, pages 97-108.

Hinchey, J.G.
2011: The Tulks Volcanic Belt, Victoria Lake supergroup, central Newfoundland – geology, tectonic setting and volcanogenic massive sulphide mineralization. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, St.John’s, Report 2011-02, 167 pages.

Hinchey, J.G.
2010: Neoproterozoic sedimentary hosted stratiform copper mineralization – Bonavista Peninsula, Avalon Zone, Newfoundland: Initial field and petrographic observations. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 10-1, pages 1-21.

Hinchey, J.G. and McNicoll
2009: Tectonostratigraphic architecture and VMS mineralization of the Southern Tulks Volcanic Belt: New insights from U-Pb geochronology and lithogeochemistry. In Current Research. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Natural Resources, Geological Survey, Report 09-1, pages 13-42.

Hinchey, J.G. and Hattori, K.H.
2006: Lead isotope study of the late Archean Lac des Iles palladium deposit, Canada: Enrichment of platinum group elements by ponded sulfide melt. Mineralium Deposita, Volume 42.

Hinchey, J.G. and Hattori, K.H.
2005: Magmatic mineralization and hydrothermal enrichment of the High Grade Zone at the Lac des Iles palladium mine, northern Ontario, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, Volume 40, pages 13-23.

Hinchey, J.G., Hattori, K.H. and Lavigne, M.J.
2005: Geology, petrology, and controls on PGE mineralization of the Southern Roby and Twilight zones, Lac des Iles mine, Canada. Economic Geology, Volume 100, pages 43-61.

Hinchey, J.G., Wilton, D.H.C. and Tubrett, M.N.
2003: A LAM-ICP-MS study of the distribution of gold in arsenopyrite from the Lodestar prospect, Newfoundland, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist, Volume 41, pages 353-364.

 
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