High Temperature Isotope Geochemistry LaboratoryAntonio Simonetti






Corcoran L, Simonetti A (2020). Geochronology of uraninite revisited. Minerals, Special Issue: Nuclear Forensic Applications in Geoscience and Radiochemistry, 10: 205. Supplementary Information.

Lewis SR, Simonetti A, Corcoran L, Simonetti SS, Dorais C, Burns PC (2020). The role of continental crust in the formation of uraninite-based ore deposits. Minerals, Special Issue: Nuclear Forensic Applications in Geoscience and Radiochemistry, 10: 136. Supplementary Information.

Corcoran L, Simonetti A, Spano TL, Lewis SR, Dorais C, Simonetti S, Burns PC (2019). Multivariate analysis based on geochemical, isotopic, and mineralogical compositions of uranium-rich samples. Minerals, Special Issue: Nuclear Forensic Applications in Geoscience and Radiochemistry, 9: 537.

Dorais C, Simonetti A, Corcoran L, Spano TL, Burns PC (in press). Happy Jack uraninite: a new reference material for high spatial resolution analysis of U-rich matrices. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research.

Spano TL, Simonetti A, Corcoran L, Smith PA, Lewis S, Burns PC (2019). Comparative Chemical and Structural Analysis of Two Uranium Dioxide Fuel Pellets. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 518: 149-161.

Lewis SR, Simonetti A, Corcoran L, Spano TL, Chung BW, Teslich NE, Burns PC (2018). Characterization of uraninite using a FIB-SEM approach and its implications for LA-ICP-MS analyses. Journal of Radioanalytical Nuclear Chemistry, 318: 1389-1400.

Balboni E, Simonetti A, Spano TL, Cook ND, Burns PC (2017). Rare earth element fractionation in uranium ore and its U(VI) alteration. Applied Geochemistry, 87: 84-92.

Spano TL, Simonetti A, Wheeler T, Carpenter G, Freet D, Dorais C, Balboni E, Burns PC (2017). A novel nuclear forensic tool involving deposit type normalized rare earth element signatures. Terra Nova, 29: 294-305.

Spano TL, Simonetti A, Balboni E, Dorais C, Burns PC (2017). Trace element and U isotope analysis of uraninite and ore concentrate: Applications for nuclear forensic investigations. Applied Geochemistry, 84: 277-285.

Lussier AJ, Rouvimov S, Burns PC, Simonetti A (2017). Nuclear-blast induced nanotextures in quartz and zircon within Trinitite. American Mineralogist, 102: 445-460.

Koeman EC, McNamara BK, Smith FN, Simonetti A, Burns PC (2017). Developing methodologies for source attribution: Glass phase separation in Trinitite using NF3. Radiochimica Acta, 105: 417-430.

Donohue PH, Simonetti A (2016). Vesicle size distribution as a novel nuclear forensics tool. PLoS ONE. 11(9): e0163516. DOI:10.1371/journal. pone.0163516.

Balboni E, Jones N, Spano T, Simonetti A, Burns PC (2016). Chemical and Sr isotopic characterization of North American uranium ores: nuclear forensic applications. Applied Geochemistry, 74: 24-82.

Dustin MK, Koeman EC, Simonetti A, Torrano Z, Burns PC (2016). Comparative investigation between in-situ laser ablation- vs. bulk sample (solution mode)-ICP-MS analysis of Trinitite post-detonation materials. Applied Spectroscopy, 70: 1446-1455.

Koeman EC, Simonetti A, Burns PC (2015). Sourcing of copper and lead within red inclusions from Trinitite post-detonation material. Analytical Chemistry, 87: 5380-5386.

Donohue PH, Simonetti A, Koeman EC, Mana S, Burns PC (2015). Nuclear forensic applications involving high spatial resolution analysis of Trinitite cross-sections. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 306: 457-467.

Bellucci JJ, Simonetti A, Koeman EC, Wallace C, Burns PC (2014). A Detailed Geochemical Investigation of Post Nuclear Detonation Trinitite Glass at High Spatial Resolution: Delineating Anthropogenic vs. Natural Components. Chemical Geology, 365: 69-86.

Koeman EC, Simonetti A, Chen W, Burns PC (2013). Oxygen isotope composition of trinitite postdetonation materials. Analytical Chemistry, 85: 11913-11919.

Bellucci JJ, Simonetti A, Wallace C, Koeman EC, Burns PC (2013). The Pb Isotopic Composition of Trinitite Melt Glass: Evidence for the Presence of Canadian Industrial Pb in the First Atomic Weapon Test. Analytical Chemistry, 85: 7588-7593.

Simonetti A, Bellucci JJ, Wallace C, Koeman EC, Burns PC (2013). Nonproliferation and nuclear forensics: Detailed, multi-analytical investigation of trinitite post-detonation materials. 2013 Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course Series, Volume 43: 395-416.

Wallace C, Bellucci JJ, Simonetti A, Hainley T, Koeman EC, Burns PC (2013). A multi-method approach for determination of radionuclide distribution in trinitite. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 298: 993-1003.

Bellucci JJ, Simonetti A, Wallace C, Koeman EC, Burns PC (2013). Isotopic Fingerprinting of the World’s First Nuclear Device Using Post-Detonation Materials. Analytical Chemistry, 85: 4195-4198.

Bellucci JJ, Wallace C, Koeman EC, Simonetti A, Burns PC, Kieser J, Port E, Walczak T (2013). Distribution and Behavior of Some Radionuclides Associated with the Trinity Nuclear Test. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 295: 2049-2057.

Bellucci JJ, Simonetti A (2012). Nuclear forensics: searching for nuclear device debris in trinitite-hosted inclusions. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 293: 313-319.



Chen W, Liu H-Y, Lu J, Jiang S-Y, Simonetti A, Xu C, Zhang W (2020). The formation of the ore-bearing dolomite from the giant Bayan Obo REE-Nb-Fe deposit, Inner Mongolia: Insights from micron-scale geochemical data. Mineralium Deposita, 55:131–146.

Çimen O, Kuebler C, Simonetti SS, Corcoran L, Mitchell R, Simonetti A (2019). Combined Boron, Radiogenic (Nd, Pb, Sr), Stable (C, O) Isotopic and Geochemical Investigations of Carbonatites From the Blue River Region, British Columbia (Canada): Implications for Mantle Sources and Recycling of Crustal Carbon. Chemical Geology, 529: 119240.

Çimen O, Kuebler C, Monaco B, Simonetti SS, Corcoran L, Chen W, Simonetti A (2018). Boron, carbon, oxygen and radiogenic isotope investigation of carbonatite from the Miaoya complex, central China: Evidences for late-stage REE hydrothermal event and mantle source heterogeneity. Lithos, 322: 225-237.

Potter NJ, Kamenetsky VS, Simonetti A, Goemann K (2017). Different types of liquid immiscibility in carbonatite magmas: a case study of the Oldoinyo Lengai 1993 lava and melt inclusions. Chemical Geology, 455: 376-384.

Smart KA, Tappe S, Simonetti A, Simonetti SS, Woodland A, Harris C (2017). Tectonic significance and redox state of Paleoproterozoic eclogite and pyroxenite components in the Slave cratonic mantle lithosphere, Voyageur kimberlite, Arctic Canada. Chemical Geology, 455: 98-119.

Hulett SRW, Simonetti A, Rasbury ET, Hemming NG (2016). Recycling of subducted crustal components into carbonatite melts revealed by boron isotopes. Nature Geoscience, 9: 904-908.

Chen W, Zhang W, Simonetti A, Jiang SY (2016). Mineral chemistry of melanite from calcitic ijolite, the Oka carbonatite complex, Canada: Implications for multi-pulse magma mixing. Journal of Earth Science, 27: 599-610.

Vilalva FCJ, Vlach SRF, Simonetti A (2016). Chemical and O-isotope compositions of amphiboles and clinopyroxenes from A-type granites of the papanduva pluton, South Brazil: insights into late- to post-magmatic evolution of peralkaline systems. Chemical Geology, 420: 186-199.

Hui H, Peslier AH, Rudnick RL, Simonetti A, Neal CR (2015). Plume-cratonic lithosphere interaction recorded by water and other trace elements in peridotite xenoliths from the Labait volcano, Tanzania. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16: DOI:10.1002/2015GC005779.

Chen W, Simonetti A (2015). Isotopic (Pb, Sr, Nd, C, O) evidence for plume-related sampling of an ancient, depleted mantle reservoir. Lithos, 216-217: 81-92.

Chen W, Simonetti A (2014). Evidence for the multi-stage petrogenetic history of the Oka carbonatite complex (Quebec, Canada) as recorded by perovskite and apatite. Minerals, 4: 437-476.

Pirajno F, González-Álvarez I, Chen W, Simonetti A, leGrass M (2014). The Gifford Creek Ferrocarbonatite Complex, Gascoyne Province, Western Australia: Associated fenitic alteration and a putative link with the ~1075 Ma Warakurna LIP. Lithos, 202-203: 100-119.

Smart KA, Chacko T, Simonetti A, Sharp ZD, Heaman LM (2014). A record of Paleoproterozoic subduction preserved in the northern Slave cratonic mantle: Sr-Pb-O isotope and trace-element investigations of eclogite xenoliths from the Jericho and Muskox kimberlites. Journal of Petrology, 55: 549-583.

Chen W, Simonetti A, Burns PC (2013). A combined geochemical and geochronological investigation of niocalite from the Oka carbonatite complex, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 51: 785-800.

Chen W, Kamenetsky VS, Simonetti A (2013). Evidence for the alkaline nature of parental carbonatite melts at Oka complex in Canada. Nature Communications, 4:2687 doi: 10.1038/ncomms3687.

Vilalva FCJ, Vlach SRF, Simonetti A (2013). Nacarebiosite-(Ce) and Britholite-(Ce) in peralkaline granites from the Morro Redondo Complex, Graciosa Province, Southern Brazil: Occurrence and compositional data. Canadian Mineralogist, 51: 313-332.

Chen W, Simonetti A (2013). In-situ determination of major and trace elements in calcite and apatite, and U-Pb ages of apatite from the Oka carbonatite complex: insights into a complex crystallization history. Chemical Geology, 353: 151-172.

Bell K, Simonetti A (2010). Source of parental melts to carbonatites – critical isotopic constraints. Mineralogy and Petrology (Special issue on Flood Basaltic Magmatism and Associated Alkaline Complexes - dedicated to Keith Bell. Edited by LG Gwalani, KM Moore, A Simonetti). Mineralogy and Petrology, 98: 77-89.



Schrader SA, Buzon MR, Corcoran L, Simonetti A (2019). Intraregional 87Sr/86Sr variation in Nubia: New insights from the Third Cataract. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 24: 373-379.

Schurr MR, Donohue PH, Simonetti A, Dawson E (2018). Multi-Element and Lead Isotope Characterization of Early Nineteenth Century Pottery Sherds from Native American and Euro-American Sites. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 20: 390-399.

Buzon MR, Smith S, Simonetti A (2016). Entanglement and the Formation of Ancient Nubian Napatan State. American Anthropologist, 118: 284-300.

Buzon MR, Simonetti A (2013). Strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) variability in the Nile Valley: Identifying residential mobility during ancient Egyptian and Nubian sociopolitical changes in the New Kingdom and Napatan periods. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 151: 1-9.

Pestle WJ, Simonetti A, Curet LA (2013). 87Sr/86Sr variability in Puerto Rico: Geological complexity and the study of paleomobility. Journal of Archaeological Sciences, 40: 2561-2569.

Buzon MR, Conlee CA, Simonetti A, Bowen GJ (2012). The Consequences of Wari Contact in the Nasca region during the Middle Horizon: Archaeological, skeletal, and isotopic evidence. Journal of Archaeological Sciences, 39: 2627-2636.

Simonetti A, Buzon MR, Creaser RA (2008). In-situ elemental and Sr isotope investigation of human tooth enamel by laser ablation-(MC)-ICP-MS: Successes and pitfalls. Archaeometry, 50:371-385.

Buzon MR, Simonetti A, Creaser RA (2007). Migration in the Nile Valley during the New Kingdom Period: A preliminary strontium isotope analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34: 1391-1401.



Vilalva FCJ, Simonetti A, Vlach SRF (2019). Insights on the origin of the Graciosa A-type granites and syenites (Southern Brazil) from zircon U-Pb geochronology, chemistry, and Hf and O isotope compositions. Lithos, 340-341: 20-33.

Heilbron M, Olivera C, Lobato M, Valerian de Morisson C, Dussin I, Dantas E, Simonetti A, Bruno H, Corrales F, Socoloff E (2019). The Barreiro suite in the central Ribeira Belt (SE-Brazil): A late Tonian tholeiitic intraplate magmatic event in the distal passive margin of the São Francisco Paleocontinent. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 49(2): e20180129.

Çimen O, Göncüoğlu MC, Simonetti A, Sayıt K (2018). New zircon U-Pb LA-ICP-MS ages and Hf isotope data from the Central Pontides: Geological and Geodynamic constraints. Journal of Geodynamics, 116: 23-36.

Çimen O, Göncüoğlu MC, Simonetti A, Sayıt K (2017). Whole rock geochemistry, Zircon U-Pb and Hf isotope systematics of the Çangaldağ Pluton: Evidences for Middle Jurassic Continental Arc Magmatism in the Central Pontides, Turkey. Lithos, 290-291: 136-158.

Peixoto C, Heilbron M, Ragatkya D, Armstrong R, Dantas E, Valeriano C, Simonetti A (2017). Tectonic evolution of the juvenile Tonian Serra Da Prata magmatic arc in the Ribeira Belt, SE Brazil: Implications for early west Gondwana amalgamation. Precambrian Research, 302: 221-254.



Machado N and Simonetti A (2001, invited). U-Pb dating and Hf isotopic composition of zircon by laser ablation-MC-ICP-MS. In Laser Ablation-ICPMS in the Earth Sciences - Mineralogical Association of Canada Short Course Volume 29, 121-146.

Simonetti A, Heaman LM and Chacko T (2008, invited). Use of discrete-dynode secondary electron multipliers with Faradays – A 'reduced volume' approach for in-situ U-Pb dating of accessory minerals within petrographic thin section by LA-MC-ICP-MS (edited by P. Sylvester). 2008 V.M. Goldschmidt Laser Ablation Short Course Volume 40, 241-264.



Eccles DR, Payne JG, Simonetti A and Hood CTS (2006). Petrography and geochronology of crustal xenoliths from northern Alberta. Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, EUB/AGS Geo-note 2006-01, 18 p.

Eccles DR and Simonetti A (2008). A study of peridotitic garnet xenocryst compositions from selected ultramafic bodies in the northern Alberta kimberlite province: implications for mantle stratigraphy and garnet classification. Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, EUB/AGS Earth Science Report No. 2008-01, 40 p.

Moroskat M, Erdmer P, Simonetti A, and Jackson VA (2007). In-situ LA-MC-ICP-MS study of 'Mattberry' granite, Mattberry Lake, southern Wopmay Orogen, NWT. NWT Geoscience Office, NWT Open Report 2007-003, 13 p.