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C. Michael Lesher

Professor of Economic Geology; University Research Chair in Mineral Exploration

Telephone: 705-675-1151 ext 2276; Email: mlesher@laurentian.ca


Economic geology professor at Laurentian University since 1997, Michael was  Principal Investigator and Director of the recently-completed $13M NSERC-CMIC funded pan-Canadian "Integrated Multi-Parameter Footprints of Ore Systems" project, and is currently Co-Principal Investigator of the $104M CFREF-FedNor-NOHFC funded "Metal Earth" project. Other research focusses on the genesis of the Sudbury Igneous Complex and associated Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization, the Jinchuan intrusion and associated Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization in China, and the Black Thor Igneous Complex and associated Cr mineralization in the McFaulds Lake Greenstone Belt ("Ring of Fire" area) of northern Ontario.

 

Education

BSc, AM (Indiana), PhD (Western Australia)

Courses

GEOL 5606 - Exploration for Magmatic Ore Deposits
GEOL 5806 - Exploration Geochemistry

 

Research Interests

  • geology, geochemistry, and genesis of magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits
  • geology, geochemistry, and genesis of magmatic Cr deposits
  • physical volcanology, geochemistry, and petrogenesis of komatiites and geochemical composition and evolution of the Earth's mantle
  • geochemistry of felsic volcanic rocks associated with hydrothermal massive Cu-Zn-Pb sulphide deposits
  • geology and genesis of mesothermal lode Au deposits
  • mass-volume-mineralogical changes during hydrothermal alteration
  • geology and metallogenesis of Archean and Proterozoic volcanic belts
  • mineralogy and geochemistry of Precambrian banded iron formations

 

Research Themes

Mineralogy and Petrology
Ore Deposits and Mineral Exploration

 

Areas Of Expertise

Economic Geology, Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits, Igneous Geochemistry, Precambrian Geology

 

Current Research Projects

Dr. Lesher was  Principal Investigator and Director of the recently-completed $13M NSERC-CMIC funded pan-Canadian "Integrated Multi-Parameter Footprints of Ore Systems" project, and is Co-Principal Investigator of the $104M CFREF-FedNor-NOHFC funded "Metal Earth" project. Other research focusses on the genesis of the Sudbury Igneous Complex and associated Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization, the Jinchuan intrusion and associated Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization in China, and the Black Thor Igneous Complex and associated Cr mineralization in the McFaulds Lake Greenstone Belt ("Ring of Fire" area) of northern Ontario.

 

Available Projects

All funded projects for the next several years have been filled.

 

Current Ni-Cu-PGE Projects

Genesis and Localization of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the Sudbury Igneous Complex (Peters/Baurier/Seibel/Lesher), NSERC-Vale CRD, 05/2018-present

Ni-Cu-PGE Theme of Metal Earth (Kuster/Lesher/Houlé), CFREF/NOHFC and GSC TGI5, 09/16-present

Geochemical Discrimination between Raglan Formation and North Claim Sills, Cape Smith Belt, New Québec (McKevitt/Lesher/Houlé), NSERC Discovery, Glencore, and GSC TGI5, 09/2016-present

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Genesis of the Eagle's Nest Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposit, McFaulds Lake Greenstone Belt, Northern Ontario (Zuccarelli-Pegoraro/Lesher/Houlé), Noront , NSERC-CRD, and GSC TGI5, 09/2016-present

Genesis of Ni-Cu-PGE and PGE-(Cu)-(Ni) deposits in China (Lu/Lesher/Deng), China Scholarship Council and NSERC Discovery, 09/2015-present

Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Petrogenesis of Ultramafic Inclusions in Sublayer Norite, Sudbury Igneous Complex (Wang/Lesher/Lightfoot), China Scholarship Council and NSERC Discovery, 09/2014-present

Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Erosional Processes by Lava Flows (Cataldo/Williams/Lesher), NSF and NSERC Discovery, 09/2013-present

Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of the South Range Melanorite and Implications for the Crystallization History of the Sudbury Igneous Complex (Strongman/Walker/Baird/Lesher/Lightfoot/Golightly/Pattison), NSERC Discovery

 

Current Cr Projects

Cr Theme of Metal Earth (Kuster/Lesher/Houlé), CFREF/NOHFC/GSC TGI5, 08/19-present

Stratigraphy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of the Black Thor Mafic-Ultramafic Complex and Associated Cr and Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization, McFaulds Greenstone Belt, Ontario (Carson/Lesher/Houlé), NSERC-Noront CRD, 04/2012-present

Stratigraphy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of the Black Label Chromite Zone of the Black Label Mafic-Ultramafic Complex, McFaulds Greenstone Belt, Ontario (Mehrmanesh/Lesher/Houlé), NSERC-Noront CRD, 06/2013-present

Geology and Genesis of Mobilized Chromitite in the Black Label Zone of the Black Thor Mafic-Ultramafic Complex, McFaulds Greenstone Belt, Ontario (Spath/Lesher/Houlé), NSERC-Noront CRD, 05/2013-present

Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the Black Thor Mafic-Ultramafic Complex, McFaulds Greenstone Belt, Ontario (Farhangi/Lesher/Houlé), NSERC-Noront CRD, 01/2013-present

 

Current Petrological Projects

Geology, Geochemistry, and Metallogenesis of the Booth River Complex, Northwest Territories (Mealin-Gordon/Lesher/Bédard), GSC and NSERC Discovery, 01/2009-present

 

Recently-Completed Projects

Contact Metamorphism and Anatexis in the Footwall Aureole of the Sudbury Igneous Complex (Jorgensen/Tinkham/Lesher), CEMI and NSERC Discovery, 04/2010-04/2017

Genesis of Cu-PPGE-rich veins and Au-Pd-Pt-Ni-Te-rich disseminated footwall mineralization in the Levack-Morrison Deposit, Sudbury Igneous Complex (Nelles/Lesher/Lafrance), NSERC Discovery, 06/2009-08/2012

Pb isotopic variations in the Sudbury Igneous Complex (McNamara/Lesher/Kamber), NSERC Discovery, 07/2009-07/2011

Deformation and Mobilization of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the Garson Mine, Sudbury, Ontario (Mukwakwami/Lafrance/Lesher), NSERC Discovery, 05/2007-07/2012

Geology and genesis of Ni-Cu-(PGE) mineralization in the Jinchuan Ultramafic Complex, China (Tonnelier/Lesher/Arndt), NSERC Discovery, 09/2005-10/2010

Current PhD Students

Kuster, Klaus

BSc MSc Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, PhD in progress [Lesher/Houlé]
Petrogenesis and Metallogenesis of Polymetallic Cr-Ni-Cu-PGE Systems in the Superior Province, Canada
Supported by CFREF (Metal Earth), GAC GTI5, Vale, and Noront

Seibel, Henning

BSc MSc Freiberg, PhD in progress [Lesher]
Genesis and Localization of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in Offset Dikes of the Sudbury Structure
Supported by NSERC and Vale

Baurier, Sandra

BSc Honours Barcelona; MSc Huelva, PhD in progress [Lesher]
Genesis and Localization of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the South Range of the Sudbury Structure
Supported by NSERC and Vale

Peters, Dustin

BSc Leibniz Hannover, MSc Freiberg, PhD in progress [Lesher]
Genesis and Localization of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the North Range of the Sudbury Structure
Suppoprted by NSERC and Vale

McKevitt, Dylan

BSc Cedarville, MSc in progress Laurentian [Lesher/Houlé]
Geochemical Discrimination between Raglan Formation and North Claim Sills, Cape Smith Belt, New Québec
Supported by NSERC, GSC TGI5, Glencore, and Canadian Royalties

Lu, Yiguan

BSc MSc China U Geosciences, PhD in progress [Lesher/Deng]
Geology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of the Jinbaoshan Pt-Pd deposit, Baimazhai Cu-Ni deposit, and Mojiang Au-Ni deposit, Ailaoshan orogenic belt, Yunnan province, SW
Supported by China Scholarship Council, NSERC, and Society of Economic Geologists

Carson, Heather

MGeol 2012 Leicester, PhD in progress Laurentian [Lesher/Houlé]
Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of the Black Thor – Black Label Intrusion, McFaulds Greenstone Belt, Ontario
Supported by Cliffs Natural Resources, Noront, NSERC, GSC TGI4, and OGS

Gordon, Caroline

BSc Hons MSc Waterloo, PhD in progress Laurentian [Lesher/Bédard]
Geology, Geochemistry, and Metallogenesis of the Booth River Complex, Northwest Territories
Funded by GSC and NSERC PGS-D Scholarship

 

Current MSc Students

Silva, Renan

BSc Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Applied MSc in progress [Lesher]
Fractionation of Sulfide Melts in the Copper Cliff Offset, Sudbury
Supported by Metal Earth

Zuccarelli-Pegoraro, Natascia

BSc Toronto, MSc in progress Laurentian [Lesher/Houlé]
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Genesis of the Eagle's Nest Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposit, McFaulds Lake Greenstone Belt, Northern Ontario
Supported by NSERC-CRD, Noront, and GSC TGI5 (RAP)

Mehrmanesh, Kaveh

BMinEng Tehran, MSc in progress [Lesher/Houlé]
Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of Cr Mineralization in the Black Label Intrusion, McFaulds Greenstone Belt, Ontario
Supported by Cliffs Natural Resources, Noront, NSERC-CRD, and GSC TGI4 (RAP)

Farhangi, Naghmeh

BMinEng Tehran, MSc in progress [Lesher/Houlé]
Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the Black Label Intrusion, McFaulds Greenstone Belt, Ontario
Supported by Cliffs Natural Resources, Noront, NSERC-CRD, and GSC TGI4 (RAP)

 

Former PhD Students

Wang, Yujian

BSc MSc China U Geosciences, PhD 2020 Laurentian [Lesher]
Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of Ultramafic Inclusions in Sublayer Norite, Sudbury, Ontario
Supported by China Scholarship Council and NSERC

Jørgensen, Taus

BSc MSc Copenhagen, PhD 2017 Laurentian [Tinkham/Lesher]
Evolution of the Sudbury Igneous Complex Contact Metamorphic Aureole and Controls on Anatexis
Supported by CEMI-NSERC CRD

Mukwakwami, Joshua

BSc MPhil Zimbabwe, PhD Laurentian 2012 [Lafrance/Lesher]
Deformation and Mobilization of Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the Garson Mine, Sudbury, Ontario
Supported by NSERC, Vale, and SEG Canada Foundation

Houlé, Michel

BSc MSc Laval, PhD Ottawa 2008 [Lesher/Fowler]
Physical Volcanology and Metallogenesis of Komatiites in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario-Québec
Supported by Ontario Geological Survey and NSERC

Tonnelier, Nicolas

BSc Grenoble, MSc Orléans/UQAM, PhD 2010 [Lesher/Arndt]
Geology and Genesis of the Jinchuan Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposit, China
Supported by BHP-Billiton, NSERC, and SEG Canada Foundation Award

Sha, Peng

BSc 1987 Nanjing, MSc 1989 Nanjing, PhD 1993 Alabama [Lesher]
Geochemistry and genesis of sediment-hosted gold mineralization at the Gold Quarry Mine, Carlin Trend, Nevada
Awards: 1991-1992 UA Graduate Council Fellowship and 1993 UA College A&S Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

Williams, David A.

BSc Astrophysics & Geology 1991 Indiana, MSc 1993 Arizona State, PhD 1998 Alabama [Lesher]
Analytical and numerical models of thermal erosion by komatiite lava channels
Supported by NSF and University of Alabama (1995-1998 UA Graduate Council Fellowship) Awards: 1998 UA Outstanding PhD Student Award

 

Former MSc Students

Spath, Charles

BSc SUNY-Oswego, MSc in progress Laurentian [Lesher/Houlé]
Geology and Genesis of Hybridized Ultramafic Rocks in the Black Label Hybrid Zone of the Black Thor Intrusive Complex, McFaulds Lake Greenstone Belt, Ontario, Canada
Supported by Cliffs Natural Resources, Noront, NSERC-CRD, SEG Canada (Foundation Fellowship), and Province of Ontario (Graduate Fellowship)

McNamara, Galen

BSc Laurentian, MSc 2011 Laurentian [Lesher/Kamber]
Pb isotopic variations in the Sudbury Igneous Complex
Hosted by Vale and supported by NSERC and  SEG Canada Foundation Award

Nelles, Edward

BSc British Columbia, MSc 2010 Laurentian [Lesher]
Genesis of transitional Cu-PGE-rich footwall mineralization in the Levack deposit, Sudbury
Hosted by Quadra-FNX. Suppported by NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship and SEG Canada Foundation Fellowship

Bazilevskaya, Ekaterina

BSc Moscow State, MSc 2008 Laurentian
Petrogenesis of Disseminated Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization in the Katinniq (Québec) Deposit
Supported by NSERC and SEG Foundation Fellowship

Taranovic, Valentina

BSc Wayne State, MSc 2008 Laurentian [Lesher/Bédard]
Physical Volcanology and Metallogenesis of Komatiite-associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) Mineralization in the C-Zone, Bannockburn Township, Ontario
Supported by NSERC, SEG Foundation Fellowship), GSC TGI3 Program, and Mustang Minerals

Stout, Rianne

BSc Utrecht, MSc 2009 Laurentian [Lesher]
Geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of the 4475 and 4810 low-sulfide high-precious metal zones of the McCreedy East 153 deposit, Sudbury, Ontario
Hosted by Vale Inco; Supported by NSERC

Huminicki, Michelle

BSc Hons 2000 Manitoba, MSc 2003 Laurentian [Lesher], PhD 2008 Memorial
Geology of the Kelly Lake Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Sudbury, Ontario
Supported by Inco and NSERC. Awards: 1999-2000 OGSST-Tembec Scholarship, 2000-2002 NSERC PGS-A Scholarship, 2002-2005 NSERC PGS-B Scholarship.

Dessureau, Gilles

BSc Hons 2000 St. Mary’s, MSc 2003 Laurentian [Lesher]
Geochemistry and petrogenesis of felsic and mafic norite, Sudbury Igneous Complex, Ontario
Supported by Falconbridge and NSERC

Chisholm, Kevin M.

BSc Hons 1998 Laurentian, MSc 2002 Laurentian [Lesher/Fedorowich]
Nature and origin of ore-localizing embayments at the Katinniq Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulphide deposit, Cape Smith Belt, New Québec
Supported by Falconbridge and NSERC

Gregory, Steven

BSc Hons Carleton, MSc 2006 Laurentian [Lesher]
Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of transitional contact/footwall mineralization in the McGreedy East Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Sudbury Igneous Complex
Supported by Vale and NSERC

Layton-Matthews, Daniel

BSc Hons 1998 Manitoba, MSc 2001 Laurentian [Lesher], PhD Toronto
Metamorphic petrology of ultramafic intrusions in the Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba
Supported by NSERC-CRD Awards: 1999-2000 OGSST Scholarship, 2001 SEG Hugh E. McKinstry Student Research Grant, 2001-2003 Northern Scientific Training Program Research Grant, 2001-2003 NSERC PGS-B Scholarship, 2002 MDD-GAC Julian Boldy Award, 2002 & 2003 SEG Canada Foundation Award, 2002-2003 Mineralogical Association of Canada Foundation Scholarship, 2003-2004 OGS Scholarship

Stilson, Charles M.

BSc Geological Engineering & Geology 1997 Alabama, MSc Alabama 2000 [Lesher]
Physical volcanology and petrogenesis of the Boundary Complex, Cape Smith Belt, New Québec
Supported by Outokumpu, NSF, and Graduate Council Fellowship

Baird, Andrew M.

BSc 1995 Georgia, MSc 1999 Alabama [Lesher]
Geochemistry of chromites in intrusive and extrusive komatiites in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario
Supported by Falconbridge and NSF

Larson, Michelle S.

BSc Hons 1994 McMaster, MSc 1996 Alabama [Lesher]
Petrogenesis of komatiitic dunites, komatiitic peridotites, and komatiites in the Shaw Dome, Ontario
Supported by Outokumpu and NSF; 1996 UA Outstanding MSc Student Award

Davis, Paul C.

BSc 1990 Western Ontario, MSc 1997 Alabama [Lesher]
Volcanic stratigraphy in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Dundonald and Munro Townships, Ontario
Supported by NSF and Falconbridge

Gillies, Sally L.

BSc Hons 1989 Western Australia, MSc 1994 Alabama [Lesher]
Physical volcanology and genesis of the Katinniq peridotite complex and associated Fe-Ni-Cu sulfide mineralization, Cape Smith Belt, New Québec
Supported by NSF and Falconbridge

Thacker, Joseph L.

BSc 1989 Alabama, MSc 1995 Alabama [Lesher]
Geology of the 5-8 Peridotite Complex, Cape Smith Belt, New Québe
Supported by NSF and Falconbridge

Niu, Yaoling

BSc Hons 1986 Nanjing, MSc 1988 Alabama [Lesher], PhD Hawaii
Hydrothermal alteration of mafic metavolcanic rocks and genesis of Fe-Zn-Cu Sulfide deposits, Stone Hill District, northern Alabama Piedmont
Supported by SOMED

Tompa, Bradley S.

BSc 1984 Columbus College, MSc 1989 Alabama [Lesher]
Mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of tin-bearing pegmatites, Coosa County, Alabama
Supported by SOMED

 

Former Applied MSc Students

Flank, Steven

BSc Hons 2011 Lakehead, MSc Appl 2016 [Lesher]
Geology, Petrogenesis, and Metallogenesis of the Sunday Lake Intrusion, Jacques Township, Ontario

Carlson, Anders

BSc Hons 2006 Manitoba, MSc Appl 2016 [Lesher]
Geochemistry and Petrogenesis of Winnipegosis Komatiites, Manitoba

Guest, Nicolas

BSc EarthSci/Business 2010 St Francis Xavier, MSc Appl 2013 [Lesher/Gibson]
A geochemical study of the volcanogenic massive sulfide potential of the Wilberforce Lake area, Musselwhite gold mine, Northwestern Ontario

 

Former BSc Students

Strongman, Keaton

BSc Hons 2016 [Lesher/Lightfoot]
Stratigraphy of the South Range Norite, Sudbury Igneous Complex
Supported by NSERC and Vale

Mayer, Cedric

BSc Hons 2015 [Lesher/Azar]
Geology and Geochemistry of Linsey Bay Mafic-Ultramafic Intrusion, Luell Lake, Ontario
Supported by OGS and NSERC

Walker, Joseph

BSc Hons 2014 [Lesher/Lightfoot]
Orthopyroxene chemistry and petrogenesis of South Range melanorite, Sudbury Igneous Complex
Supported by NSERC and Vale

Raskevicius, Thomas

BSc Hons 2013 [Lesher]
Reaction between magmatic sulfide melts and wall rocks in the Sudbury Igneous Complex
Supported by NSERC and Vale

Baird, Shannnon

BSc Hons 2007 [Lesher/Lightfoot]
Genesis of the black norite phase of the Sudbury Igneous Complex
Supported by NSERC and Vale

Geddes, Paul

BSc Hons 2002 [Lesher/Lafrance]
Geology and genesis of polymetallic Ni-Co-Mo mineralization in the White River prospect, Hemlo, ON
Supported by NSERC

Chaloux, Eric

BSc Hons 1999 [Lesher/Rousell]
Geology and petrogenesis of the Black Crystal gabbro complex, Struthers Township, Ontario
Supported by NSERC

2009

Wardell Armstrong Prize, Institution of Materials Minerals and Mining (with SJ Barnes and RA Sproule)

2007

Duncan Ramsay Derry Medal, Mineral Deposits Division, Geological Association of Canada

2002

Julian Boldy Award, Mineral Deposits Division, Geological Association of Canada (with Daniel Layton-Matthews (MSc 2001) and Marcus Burnham (PDF 1995-2001)

1998-1999

Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer, Society of Economic Geologists

1998-1999

University Lecturer, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

(Students/PDFs/Research Scientists also highlighted)

 

Books/Special Issues Written/Edited

Lesher CM, Houlé MG, 2017, Physical Volcanology and Metallogenesis of the Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits of the Raglan Area in the Cape Smith Belt, Nunavik, Québec, Canada, Geological Survey of Canada Open File, 129 pp

Lesher CM, Lightfoot, PC (Guest Editors), 2012, Special Issue on Ni-Cu-(PGE) and PGE Deposits, Mineralium Deposita 47(1-2), 207 pp

Arndt NT, Lesher CM, Barnes SJ, 2008, Komatiite, Cambridge University Press, New York, 488 pp

Lesher CM, Thurston, PC (Guest Editors), 2002, Special Issue on Geology and Ore Deposits of the Sudbury District, Economic Geology 97(7), 250 pp

Keays RR, Lesher CM, Lightfoot PC, Farrow CEG (Editors), 1999, Dynamic Processes in Magmatic Ore Deposits and their Application to Mineral Exploration, Short Course Notes 13, Geological Association of Canada, 477 pp

Campbell IH, Lesher CM (Guest Editors), 1995, Special Issue on Picrites, Komatiites, their Ore Deposits, Lithos 34 (1-3), 252 pp

Lesher CM, Cook, RB, Dean, LS (Editors), 1989, Gold Deposits of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Bulletin 136, 205 pp

 

Journal Papers

Lesher CM, 2019, Up, down, or sideways: Emplacement of magmatic Ni-Cu ± PGE sulfide melts in Large Igneous Provinces, Canadian J Earth Sciences (Special Issue on Large Igneous Provinces) http://doi.org/10.1139/cjes-2018-0177  

Lu Y, Lesher CM, Deng J, 2019, Geochemistry and genesis of magmatic Ni-Cu±PGE and PGE deposits in China, Ore Geology Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.03.024

Lesher CM, Carson HJE, Houlé MG, 2019, Genesis of chromite deposits by dynamic upgrading of Fe ± Ti oxide xenocrysts, Geology 47 (3): 207-210 https://doi.org/10.1130/G45448.1

Perrouty S, Linnen RL, Lesher CM, Olivo GR, Piercey SJ, Gaillard N, Clark JR, Enkin RJ, 2019, Expanding the size of multi-parameter metasomatic footprints in gold exploration: utilization of mafic dykes in the Canadian Malartic district, Québec, Canada, Mineralium Deposita https://doi-org /10.1007/s00126-018-0829-x

Barnes SJ, le Vaillant M, Godel B, Lesher CM, 2019, Droplets and bubbles: solidification of sulfide-rich vapour-saturated orthocumulates in the Noril’sk-Talnakh Ni-Cu-PGE ore-bearing intrusions, J Petrology 60 (2): 269–300 https://doi.org/10.1093/petrology/egy114

Jørgensen RTC, Tinkham DK, Lesher CM, 2019, Low-pressure and high-temperature metamorphism of basalts: insights from the Sudbury impact melt sheet aureole and thermodynamic modelling, J Metamorphic Geology 37 (2): 271-313

Wang Y, Lesher CM, Lightfoot PC, Pattison EF, Golightly JP, 2018, Shock metamorphic features in mafic and ultramafic inclusions in the Sudbury Igneous Complex, Canada: Implications for their origin and depth of impact excavation, Geology 46 (2): 443-446 https://doi.org/10.1130/G39913.1

Jørgensen RTC, Tinkham DK, Lesher CM, 2018, Impact melt sheet induced anatexis of metabasalts: the formation of poikilitic zircon and Zr-Hf mobilization, Sudbury, Canada, Geology 46 (2): 159-162  https://doi.org/10.1130/G39590.1

Lesher CM, 2017, Roles of residues/skarns, xenoliths, xenocrysts, xenomelts, and xenovolatiles in the genesis, transport, and localization of magmatic Fe-Ni-Cu-PGE sulfides and chromite, Ore Geology Reviews 90: 465-484, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.08.008

McNamara GS, Lesher CM, Kamber BS, 2017, New feldspar lead isotope and trace element evidence from the Sudbury Igneous Complex indicate a complex origin of associated Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization involving underlying country rocks, Economic Geology 112 (3): 569-590

Barnes SJ, Mungall JE, Le Vaillant M, Godel B, Lesher CM, Holwell D, Lightfoot PC, Krivolutskaya N, Wei B, 2017, Sulfide-silicate textures in magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide ore deposits: 1. Disseminated and net-textured ores, American Mineralogist

Sappin A-A, Houlé MG, Lesher CM, McNicoll V, Vaillancourt C, Kamber BS, 2016, Age constraints and geochemical evolution of the Neoarchean mafic-ultramafic Wabassi Intrusive Complex in the Miminiska-Fort Hope greenstone belt, Superior Province, Canada, Precambrian Research 286: 101–125

Richan L, Gibson HL, Houlé MG, Lesher CM, 2015, Petrogenesis and mechanisms of eruption and emplacement of Archean komatiitic flows and pyroclastic rocks, Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, Canada, Precambrian Research 263: 174-196

Mukwakwami J, Lesher CM, Lafrance B, 2014, Geochemistry of deformed and hydrothermally-mobilized magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE ores at the Garson Mine, Sudbury, Economic Geology 109 (2): 367-386

Mukwakwami J, Lafrance B, Lesher CM, Tinkham D, Rayner N, Ames DE, 2014, Fabrics and textures of deformed and metamorphosed Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide ores at Garson Mine and their implications for sulfide mobilization processes, Mineralium Deposita 49(2): 175-198

Taranovic V, Lesher CM, Houlé MG, Bédard JH, 2012, Physical volcanology and metallogenesis of komatiite-associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) mineralization in the C Zone, Bannockburn Township, Ontario. Economic Geology 107(5): 835-857

Houlé, MG, Lesher CM, Davis PC, 2012, Thermomechanical erosion and genesis of komatiite-associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) mineralization at the Alexo Mine, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario. Mineralium Deposita 47(1-2): 105-128

Mukwakwami J, Lafrance B, Lesher CM, 2012, Structural geology of the Garson Mine, Sudbury, Ontario. Precambrian Research 196-197: 81-105

Su S, Lesher CM, 2012, Geochemistry and petrogenesis of the Wengeqi mafic-ultramafic complex and associated PGE mineralization, Guyang County, Inner Mongolia, China. Mineralium Deposita 47(1-2): 197-207

Williams DA, Kerr RC, Lesher CM, 2011, Mathematical modeling of thermomechanical erosion beneath Proterozoic komatiitic basaltic sinuous rilles in the Cape Smith Belt, New Québec, Mineralium Deposita 46(8): 943-958

Fiorentini M, Barnes SJ, Lesher CM, Keays RR, Burnham OM, 2010, PGE geochemistry of mineralized and non-mineralized komatiites and basalts. Economic Geology 105(4): 795-823

Houlé MG, Gibson HL, Lesher CM, Davis PC, Cas RAF, Beresford SW, Arndt NT, 2008, Komatiitic basalt sills and multi-generational peperite at Dundonald Beach, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario: Implications for the stratigraphic architecture of komatiite volcanoes and distribution of subseafloor and seafloor komatiite-associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits. Economic Geology 103(6): 1269-1284

Sproule RA, Sutcliffe R, Tracanelli H, Lesher CM, 2008, Palaeoproterozoic Ni-Cu-PGE mineralization in the Shakespeare Intrusion: A new style of Nipissing gabbro-hosted mineralization, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy 116(4): 188-200

Barnes SJ, Lesher CM, Sproule RA, 2008, Geochemistry and petrogenesis of komatiites and komatiitic basalts in the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Western Australia and the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada, and implications for the distribution of associated Ni-Cu-PGE deposits, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy 116(4): 167-187.

Herzberg C, Asimow PD, Arndt NT, Niu Y, Lesher CM, Fitton JG, Cheadle MJ, Saunders AD, 2007, Temperatures in ambient mantle and plumes: Constraints from basalts, picrites, and komatiites. Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems (G3) 8, Q02006, DOI 10.1029/2006GC001390

Huminicki MAE, Sylvester PJ, Cabri LJ, Lesher CM, Tubrett M, 2005, Quantitative mass balance of platinum-group elements and paragenesis of platinum-group minerals in the Kelly Lake Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Copper Cliff Offset, Sudbury. Economic Geology 100(8): 1631-1646

Sproule RA, Lesher CM, Houlé MG, Keays RR, Ayer J.A., Thurston, PC, 2005, Chalcophile element geochemistry, petrogenesis, and metallogenesis of komatiitic rocks in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada. Economic Geology 100(6): 1169-1190

Gangopadhyay A, Sproule RA, Walker RJ, Lesher CM, 2005, Re-Os systematics of komatiites and komatiitic basalts at Dundonald Beach, Ontario, Canada: Evidence for a complex alteration history and implications of a late-Archean chondritic mantle source. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 69(21): 5087-5098

Zhou M-F, Robinson PT, Lesher CM, Keays RR, Zhang C-Z, Malpas J, 2005, Geochemistry, petrogenesis and metallogenesis of the Panzhihua gabbroic layered intrusion and associated Fe–Ti–V oxide deposits, Sichuan Province, SW China. Journal of Petrology 46(11): 2253-2280

Arndt NT, Lesher CM, Houlé MG, Lacaze Y, 2004, Volcanic setting of a spinifex-textured komatiite sill in Dundonald Township, Ontario. Journal of Petrology 45(12): 2555-2571

Hart TR, Gibson HL, Lesher CM, 2004, Trace element geochemistry and petrogenesis of felsic volcanic rocks associated with volcanogenic Cu-Zn-Pb massive sulfide deposits. Economic Geology 99: 1003-1013

Zhou M-F, Lesher CM, Yang Z, Li J, Sun M, 2004, Geochemistry and petrogenesis of 270 Ma Ni–Cu–(PGE) sulfide-bearing mafic intrusions in the Huangshan district, Eastern Xinjiang, Northwest China: implications for the tectonic evolution of the Central Asian orogenic belt. Chemical Geology 209: 233-257

Puchtel IS, Humayun M, Campbell A, Sproule RA, Lesher CM, 2004, Platinum group element geochemistry of komatiites from the Alexo and Pyke Hill areas, Ontario, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68: 1361-1383

Williams, DA, Kadel SD, Greeley R, Lesher CM, 2004, Erosion by flowing lava: Geochemical evidence in the Cave Basalt, Mount St. Helens, Washington. Bulletin of Volcanology 66(2): 168-181

McCormick KA, Lesher CM, McDonald AM, James RS, Gibson HL, Fedorowich JS, 2002, Geochemical variations in the Footwall Breccia and F and Cl variations in the Sublayer norite in the Strathcona Embayment, Sudbury Structure, Ontario. Economic Geology 97(7): 1509–1519

Zhou M-F, Kennedy AK, Sun M, Malpas JM, Lesher CM, 2002, Neoproterozoic arc-related mafic intrusions in the northern margin of South China: Implications for accretion of Rodinia. Journal of Geology 110: 611-618

Sproule RA, Lesher CM, Ayer JA, Thurston PC, Herzberg CT, 2002, Spatial and temporal variations in the geochemistry of komatiitic rocks in the Abitibi greenstone belt. Precambrian Research 115: 153-186

Zhou M-F, Malpas JM, Song X-Y, Robinson PT, Sun M, Kennedy AK, Lesher CM, Keays RR, 2002, A temporal link between the Emeishan Large Igneous Province (SW China) and the end-Guadalupian mass extinction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 196: 113-122

Williams DA, Kerr, RC, Lesher CM, Barnes SJ, 2002, Analytical/numerical modeling of komatiite lava emplacement and thermal erosion at Perseverance, Western Australia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 110: 27-55

Lesher CM, Burnham OM, Keays RR, Barnes SJ, Hulbert L, 2001, Trace element geochemistry and petrogenesis of barren and ore-associated komatiites. Canadian Mineralogist 39: 673-696

Lesher CM, Burnham OM, 2001, Multicomponent elemental and isotopic mixing in Ni-Cu-(PGE) ores at Kambalda, Western Australia. Canadian Mineralogist 39: 421-446 

Menard T, Ridgway CK, Stowell HH, Lesher CM, 1999, Geochemistry and textures of metasomatic combs and orbicules in ultramafic rocks, Namew Lake, Manitoba. Canadian Mineralogist 39: 431-442

Williams DA, Kerr RC, Lesher CM, 1998, Emplacement and erosion by Archean komatiite lava flows: Revisited. Journal of Geophysical Research 103(B11): 27533-27549

Stone WE, Déloule E, Larson MS, Lesher CM, 1997, Evidence for hydrous high-Mg melts in the Precambrian. Geology 25: 143-146

Menard T, Lesher CM, Stowell HH, Price DP, Pickell JR, Hulbert L, 1996, Geology, genesis, and metamorphic history of the Namew Lake Fe-Ni-Cu-PGE deposit, Manitoba. Economic Geology 91: 1394-1413

Stowell HH, Lesher CM, Green NL, Sha P, Sinha, K, 1996, Metamorphism and gold mineralization in the Blue Ridge, southernmost Appalachians. Economic Geology 91: 1115-1144

Lesher CM, Arndt NT, 1995, Trace element and Nd isotope geochemistry, petrogenesis, and volcanic evolution of contaminated komatiites at Kambalda, Western Australia. Lithos 34: 127-157

Barnes SJ, Lesher CM, Keays RR, 1995, Geochemistry of mineralized and barren komatiites from the Perseverance nickel deposit, Western Australia. Lithos 34: 209-234

Lesher CM, Campbell IH, 1993, Geochemical and fluid dynamic modeling of compositional variations in Archean komatiite-hosted nickel sulfide ores in Western Australia. Economic Geology 88: 804-816

Arndt NT, Lesher CM, 1992, Fractionation of REE by olivine and the origin of Kambalda komatiites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 56: 4191-4204

Niu Y, Lesher CM, 1991, Hydrothermal alteration of mafic metavolcanic rocks and genesis of Fe-Zn-Cu sulfide deposits, Stone Hill district, Alabama. Economic Geology 86: 983-1001

Lesher CM, Gibson HL, Campbell IH, 1986, Composition-volume changes during hydrothermal alteration of andesite at Buttercup Hill, Noranda District, Québec. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 50: 2693-2705

Lesher CM, Goodwin AM, Campbell IH, Gorton MP, 1986, Trace element geochemistry of ore-associated and barren felsic metavolcanic rocks in Superior Province, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 23: 222-237

Groves DI, Korkiakoski, EA, McNaughton NJ, Lesher CM, Cowden A, 1986, Field evidence for thermal erosion by komatiites at Kambalda, Western Australia and the genesis of nickel ores. Nature 319: 136-139

Donaldson MJ, Lesher CM, Groves DI, Gresham JJ, 1986, A comparison between Archaean dunites and komatiites associated with nickel mineralization in Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita 21: 296-305

Campbell IH, Lesher CM, Coad P, Franklin JM, Gorton MP, Thurston PC, 1984, Rare earth element mobility in alteration pipes below massive Cu-Zn sulphide deposits. Chemical Geology 45: 181-202

Lesher CM, Lee RF, Groves DI, Bickle MJ, Donaldson MJ, 1981, Geochemistry of komatiites from Kambalda, Western Australia: I. Chalcophile element depletion - a consequence of sulfide liquid separation from komatiitic magmas. Economic Geology 76: 1714-1728

Lesher CM, 1978, Mineralogy and petrology of the Sokoman Iron-Formation near Ardua Lake, Québec. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 15: 480-500

 

Book Chapters

Houlé MG, Lesher CM, Préfontaine S, 2018, Physical Volcanology of Komatiites and Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits in the Southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Chapter 4 in Monecke T, Mercier-Langevin P, Dubé B (Editors), Archean Base and Precious Metal Deposits, Southern Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada, Reviews in Economic Geology 19: 103-132

Lesher M, Hannington M, Galley A, Ansdell K, Astic, T, Banerjee, N, Beauchamp S, Beaudoin G, Bertelli M, Bérubé C, Beyer S, Blacklock N, Byrne K, Cheng L-Z, Chouinard R, Chouteau M, Clark J, D'Angelo M, Darijani M, Devine M, Dupuis C, El Goumi N, Enkin R, Farquharson C, Fayol N, Feltrin L, Feng J, Gaillard N, Gleeson S, Gouiza M, Grenon C, Guffey S, Guilmette C, Guo K, Hart C, Hattori K, Hollings P, Joyce N, Kamal D, King J, Kyser K, Layton-Matthews D, Lee R, Lesage G, Leybourne M, Linnen R, Lypaczewski P, McGaughey J, Mitchinson D, Milkereit B, Mir R, Morris W, Oldenburg D, Olivo G, Perrouty S, Piercey S, Piette-Lauzière N, Raskevicius T, Reman A, Rivard B, Ross M, Samson I, Scott S, Shamsipour P, Shi D, Smith R, Sundaralingam N, Taves R, Taylor C, Valentino M, Vallée M, Wasyliuk K, Williams-Jones A, Winterburn P, 2017, Integrated Multi-Parameter Exploration Footprints of the Canadian Malartic Disseminated Au, McArthur River-Millennium Unconformity U, and Highland Valley Porphyry Cu Deposits: Preliminary Results from the NSERC-CMIC Mineral Exploration Footprints Research Network in Tschirhart V and Thomas MD (Editors), Proceedings of Exploration 17: Sixth Decennial International Conference on Mineral Exploration: 325-347

Arndt NT, Lesher CM, 2016, Komatiites, in Selley, RC, Cocks, L.R.M., Plimer, I.R. (Editors), Encyclopedia of Geology, Igneous Rocks, Elsevier, New York:  10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09579-8

Burrows D, Lesher CM, 2012, Copper-rich magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits in Hedenquist JW, Harris M, Camus F, (Editors), Geology and Genesis of Major Copper Deposits and Districts of the World, SEG Special Publication 16: 515-552

Houlé M, Lesher CM, 2011, Komatiite-associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) mineralization in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario. Reviews in Economic Geology 17: 89-121

Layton-Matthews DM, Lesher CM, Liwanag J Halden N, Burnham OM, Hulbert L, Peck DC, Keays RR, 2011, Mineralogy, geochemistry, and genesis of komatiite-associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) mineralization in the Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba. Reviews in Economic Geology 17: 123–143

Layton-Matthews DM, Lesher CM, Burnham OM, Hulbert L, Peck DC, Golightly JP, Keays RR, 2010, Exploration for Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits in the Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba. Society of Economic Geologists Special Volume 15: 513-538

Lesher CM, Barnes SJ, 2009, Komatiite-Associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits, in C Li and EM Ripley (Editors), Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits: Genetic Models and Exploration, Geological Publishing House of China: 27-101

Lesher CM, Barnes SJ, 2008, Chapter 10: Komatiite-Associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits, in NT Arndt, CM Lesher, SJ Barnes Komatiite, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 295-327.

Barnes SJ, Lesher CM, 2008, Chapter 9: Physical Volcanology, in NT Arndt, CM Lesher, SJ Barnes Komatiite, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 243-294

Lesher CM, 2007, Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits in the Raglan Area, Cape Smith Belt, New Québec, in Goodfellow, W.D. (Editor), Mineral Resources of Canada: A Synthesis of Major Deposit-types, District Metallogeny, the Evolution of Geological Provinces, and Exploration Methods, Geological Survey of Canada and Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada Special Publication 5: 351-386  [INVITED]

Layton-Matthews D, Lesher CM, Burnham OM, Liwiang J, Halden N, Hulbert L, Peck D, 2007, Magmatic Ni-Cu deposits of the Thompson Nickel Belt, in Goodfellow, W.D. (Editor), Mineral Resources of Canada: A Synthesis of Major Deposit-types, District Metallogeny, the Evolution of Geological Provinces, and Exploration Methods, Geological Survey of Canada and Mineral Deposits Division of the Geological Association of Canada Special Publication: 409-432

Arndt NT, Lesher CM, Czamanske GK, 2005, Mantle-derived magmas and magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits, 100th Anniversary Volume, Society of Economic Geologists: 5-23 

Arndt NT, Lesher CM, 2005, Komatiites, in Selley, RC, Cocks, L.R.M., Plimer, I.R. (Editors), Encyclopedia of Geology, Igneous Rocks, Elsevier, New York: 260-267

Lesher CM, Keays RR, 2002, Komatiite-Associated Ni-Cu-(PGE) Deposits: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Genesis, in L.J. Cabri (Editor), The Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Mineral Beneficiation of the Platinum-Group Elements, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Spec. Vol. 54: 579-617 

Zhou M-F, Yang Z-X, Song X-Y, Keays RR, Lesher CM, 2002, Magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) Sulfide Deposits in China, in L.J. Cabri (Editor), The Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, and Mineral Beneficiation of the Platinum-Group Elements, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Spec. Vol. 54: 619-636 

Lesher CM, Burnham OM, 1999, Mass balance and mixing in dynamic ore-forming magmatic systems, in Keays RR, Lesher CM, Lightfoot PC, Farrow, CEG (Editors), Dynamic Processes in Magmatic Ore Deposits and their Application to Mineral Exploration, Geological Association of Canada Short Course 13: 413-449

Lesher CM, Burnham OM, Keays RR, Barnes SJ, Hulbert L, 1999, Geochemical discrimination of barren and mineralized komatiites in dynamic ore-forming magmatic systems, in Keays RR, Lesher CM, Lightfoot PC, Farrow, CEG (Editors), Dynamic Processes in Magmatic Ore Deposits and their Application to Mineral Exploration, Geological Association of Canada Short Course 13: 451-477

Williams DA, Kerr, RC, Lesher CM, 1999, Thermal and fluid dynamics of komatiitic lavas associated with magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulphide deposits, in Keays RR, Lesher CM, Lightfoot PC, Farrow, CEG (Editors), Dynamic Processes in Magmatic Ore Deposits and their Application to Mineral Exploration, Geological Association of Canada Short Course 13: 367-412

Lesher CM, Stone WE, 1996, Exploration geochemistry of komatiites, in Wyman D (Editor), Igneous Trace Element Geochemistry: Applications for Massive Sulphide Exploration, Geological Association of Canada, Short Course Notes 12: 153-204

Lesher CM, Phillips GN, Groves DI, Campbell IH, 1991, Immobility of REE and most high field-strength elements and first transition series metals during Archaean gold-related hydrothermal alteration of metabasalts at the Hunt Mine, Western Australia, in Ladeira EA (Editor), Brazil Gold '91 — The Economics, Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis of Gold Deposits, AA Balkema, Rotterdam: 327-334

Lesher CM, Stowell HH, Green NL, 1990, Stable isotope geochemistry of lode gold deposits in the northern Alabama Piedmont, in Cook, RB (Editor), Economic Mineral Deposits of the Southeast: Metallic Ore Deposits, Georgia Geologic Survey Bulletin 117: 32-49

Sha P, Lesher CM, 1990, Microthermometry of fluid inclusions in auriferous quartz veins, Goldville district, Northern Piedmont, Alabama, in Cook, RB (Editor), Economic Mineral Deposits of the Southeast: Metallic Ore Deposits, Georgia Geologic Survey Bulletin 117: 18-31

Stowell HH, Lesher CM, 1990, Thermobarometry of syn-metamorphic gold deposits, Goldville district, Northern Piedmont, Alabama, in Cook, RB (Editor), Economic Mineral Deposits of the Southeast: Metallic Ore Deposits, Georgia Geologic Survey Bulletin 117: 1-17

Lesher CM, 1989, Komatiite-associated nickel sulfide deposits. Chapter 5 in Whitney JA and Naldrett, A.J. (Editors), Ore Deposition Associated with Magmas, Reviews in Economic Geology v. 4, Economic Geology Publishing Company, El Paso: 45-101

Stowell HH, Guthrie GM, Lesher CM, 1989, Metamorphism and gold mineralization in the Wedowee Group, Goldville district, Northern Alabama Piedmont. in Lesher CM, Cook, RB, Dean, LS (Editors), Gold Deposits of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Bulletin 136: 133-158

Guthrie GM, Lesher CM, 1989, Stratigraphic, metamorphic, and structural settings of lode gold deposits in the northern Alabama Piedmont. in Lesher CM, Cook, RB, Dean, LS (Editors), Gold Deposits of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Bulletin 136: 11-32

Lesher CM, Green NL, 1987, Alteration and gold mineralization, Hog Mountain pluton, Northern Alabama Piedmont, in Drummond MS, Green NL, Neilson MJ (Editors), The Granites of Alabama, 24th Annual Field Trip Guidebook, Alabama Geological Society: 13-22

Green NL, Lesher CM, 1987, Mineralogy and geochemistry of the Hog Mountain pluton, Northern Alabama Piedmont, in Drummond MS, Green NL, Neilson MJ (Editors), The Granites of Alabama, 24th Annual Field Trip Guidebook, Alabama Geological Society: 1-12

Lesher CM, Groves DI, 1986, Controls on the formation of komatiite-associated nickel-copper sulfide deposits, in Friedrich, G., Genkin, A.D., Naldrett, A.J., Ridge J.D., Sillitoe, R.H., Vokes, F.M. (Editors), Geology and Metallogeny of Copper Deposits. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg: 43-62 

Lesher CM, Arndt NT, Groves DI, 1984, Genesis of komatiite-associated nickel sulphide deposits at Kambalda, Western Australia: A distal volcanic model, in Buchanan, D.L., Jones, MJ (Editors), Sulphide Deposits in Mafic and Ultramafic Rocks. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London: 70-80 

Lesher CM, Keays RR, 1984, Metamorphically and hydrothermally mobilized Fe-Ni-Cu sulphides at Kambalda, Western Australia, in Buchanan, D.L., Jones, MJ (Editors), Sulphide Deposits in Mafic and Ultramafic Rocks. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London: 62-69   

Groves DI, Lesher CM, Gee RD, 1984, Tectonic setting of the sulphide nickel deposits of the Western Australian shield, in Buchanan, D.L., Jones, MJ (Editors), Sulphide Deposits in Mafic and Ultramafic Rocks. Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, London: 1-11

Lesher CM, Groves DI, 1984, Geochemical and mineralogical criteria for the identification of mineralized komatiites in Archaean greenstone belts of Australia. in Petrology: Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Proceedings of the 27th International Geological Congress, Volume 9. VNU Science Press, Utrecht: 283-302

Lesher CM, Groves DI, Donaldson MJ, 1982, Nickel deposits and their host rocks in the Norseman-Wiluna belt. Part B in Groves DI, Lesher CM (Editors), Regional Geology and Nickel Deposits of the Norseman-Wiluna Belt, Western Australia. University of Western Australia Department of Geology and Extension Service Publication 7: 1-63

Groves DI, Gee RD, Lesher CM, 1982, Regional geology, evolution and mineralization of the Norseman-Wiluna belt. Part A in Groves DI, Lesher CM (Editors), Regional Geology and Nickel Deposits of the Norseman-Wiluna Belt, Western Australia. University of Western Australia Department of Geology and Extension Service Publication 7: 1-35

 

Scientific Communications

Layton-Matthews D, Burnham OM, Lesher CM, 2003, Trace element geochemistry of ultramafic intrusions in the Thompson Nickel Belt: Relative roles of contamination and metasomatism, The Gangue, Geological Association of Canada 76(1): 4-10

Lesher CM, Campbell IH, 1987, Trace element geochemistry of ore-associated and barren felsic metavolcanic rocks in Superior Province, Canada: Reply. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 24: 1500-1501

 

Video Lectures and E-Posters

Lesher CM, 2015, High-Temperature Volcanism on Earth, SETI Institute, Microsoft Campus, Mountain View, CA, Video, ~62 minutes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgZXuhlOUoI

Lesher CM, 2013, Physical Transport and Localization of Magmatic Fe-Ni-Cu Sulfide Melts, in Conference Proceedings, SEG 2013: Geoscience for Discovery, Whistler BC, Society of Economic Geologists, E-Poster P1.12

Lesher CM, 2013, Application of mass-dependent and mass-independent S isotopes in the exploration for magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits, in Conference Proceedings, SEG 2013: Geoscience for Discovery, Whistler BC, Society of Economic Geologists, E-Poster P3.21

Hiebert RS, Bekker A, Houle MG, Wing BA, Lesher CM, 2013, Tracing S and Fe isotope variations at the Hart komatiite-hosted Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposit, Abitibi greenstone belt, Ontario, Canada, in Conference Proceedings, SEG 2013: Geoscience for Discovery, Whistler 2013, Society of Economic Geologists, E-Poster P1.22

Lesher CM, 1998, Genesis of Magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) Sulphide Deposits, Society of Economic Geologists Video Series 1, ~50 minutes

Lesher CM, 1998, Physical Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis of Komatiitic Basalt Lava Channels and Channelized Sheet Flows in the Cape Smith Belt, New Quebec, Society of Economic Geologists Society of Economic Geologists Video Series 1, ~50 minutes