High Temperature Isotope Geochemistry LaboratoryAntonio Simonetti



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

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.



Olds TA, Plášil J, Kampf AR, Spano TL, Haynes P, Carlson SM, Burns PC, Simonetti A, Mills OP (in press). Leesite, K(H2O)2[(UO2)4O2(OH)5]·3H2O, a new K-bearing schoepite-family mineral from the Jomac mine, San Juan County, Utah, USA. American Mineralogist.

Olds TA, Plášil J, Kampf AR, Simonetti A, Sadergaski LR, Chen Yu-S, Burns PC (in press). Ewingite: Earth’s most complex mineral. Geology.

Meredith NA, Sigmon GE, Simonetti A, Burns PC (2015). Structural and morphological influence on neptunium incorporation in uranyl molybdates. Crystal Growth and Design, 15: 5293-5300.

Wu S, Chen F, Simonetti A, Albrecht-Schmitt TE (2013). Substitution of IO3-, IO4-, Se2O32-, and SeO42- for CO32- in Na4{UO2(CO3)3]. Radiochimica Acta, 101: 625-630.

Meredith N, Polinski M, Cross J, Villa E, Simonetti A, Albrecht-Schmitt T (2013). Synthetic Influences on Neptunium Incorporation in Naturally Occurring Copper Uranyl Phosphates. Crystal Growth and Design, 13: 386-392.

Meredith NA, Polinski MJ, Lin J, Simonetti A, Albrecht-Schmitt TE (2012). Incorporation of Neptunium(VI) into a Uranyl Selenite. Inorganic Chemistry, 51: 10480-10482.

Qiu J, Ling J, Sui A, Szymanowski JES, Simonetti A, Burns PC (2012). Time-resolved self-assembly of a fullerene-topology core-shell cluster containing 68 uranyl polyhedra. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134: 1810-1816.

Wang S, Diwu J, Simonetti A, Booth CH, Albrecht-Schmitt TE (2011). Interstitial Incorporation of Plutonium into a Low-Dimensional Potassium Borate. Environmental Science and Technology, 45: 9457-9463.

Wu S, Wang S, Simonetti A, Chen F, Albrecht-Schmitt TE (2011). Incorporation of iodate into uranyl borates and its implication for the immobilization of 129I in nuclear waste repositories. Radiochimica Acta, 99: 1-7.

Wu S, Chen F, Simonetti A, Albrecht-Schmitt T (2010). Incorporation of Neptunium(V) and Iodate into a Uranyl Phosphate: Implications for Mitigating the Release of 237Np and 129I in Repositories. Environmental Science and Technology, 44: 3192-3196.

Ling J, Wu S, Chen F, Simonetti A, Shafer JT, Albrecht-Schmitt TE (2009). Does iodate incorporate into layered uranyl phosphates under hydrothermal conditions? Inorganic Chemistry, 48: 10995-11001.

Sigmon GE, Unruh DK, Ling J, Weaver B, Ward M, Pressprich L, Simonetti A, Burns PC (2009). Symmetry vs. Minimal Pentagonal Adjacencies in Uranium-Based Polyoxometalate Fullerene Topologies. Angewandte Chemie, 48: 2737-2740.



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.

Alves A, Janasi V, Neto M, Heaman L, Simonetti A (2013). U-Pb geochronology of the granite magmatism in the Embu Terrane: implications for the evolution of the Central Ribeira Belt, SE Brazil. Precambrian Research, 230: 1-12.

Hunt L, Stachel T, Grütter H, Armstrong J, McCandless TE, Simonetti A, Tappe S (2012). Small Mantle Fragments from the Renard Kimberlites, Quebec: Powerful Recorders of Mantle Lithosphere Formation and Modification Beneath the Eastern Superior Craton. Journal of Petrology, 53: 1597-1635.

Tappe S, Smart KA, Pearson DG, Steenfelt A, Simonetti A (2011). Archean refractory eclogites from Greenland provide evidence for early continental growth in subduction zones. Geology, 39: 1103-1106.

Simonetti A, Neal CR (2010). In-situ chemical, U-Pb dating, and Hf isotope investigation of megacrystic zircons, Malaita (Solomon Islands): evidence for multi-stage alkaline magmatic activity beneath the Ontong Java Plateau. Earth Planetary Science Letters, 295: 251-261.

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.

Alves A, Janesi V, Simonetti A, Heaman LM (2009). Microgranitic enclaves as products of self-mixing events: a study of open-system processes in the Mauá pluton, São Paulo, Brazil, based on in situ isotopic and trace elements in plagioclase. Journal of Petrology, 50: 2221-2247.

Smart KA, Heaman LM, Chacko T, Simonetti A, Kopylova M, Mah D, Daniels D (2009). The origin of high-MgO diamond eclogites from the Jericho kimberlite, Canada. Earth Planetary Science Letters, 284: 527-537.

Tappe S, Steenfelt A, Heaman LM, Simonetti A (2009). The newly discovered Tikiusaaq carbonatite-aillikite occurrence, West Greenland, and some remarks on carbonatite-kimberlite relationships. Lithos, 112S: 385-399.

Creighton S, Stachel T, McLean H, Muehlenbachs K, Simonetti A, Eichenberg D and Luth R (2008). Diamondiferous peridotitic microxenoliths from the Diavik Diamond Mine, NT. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 155: 541-554.

Schmidberger SS, Simonetti A, Heaman LM, Creaser RA, Whiteford S (2007). Lu-Hf, in-situ Sr and Pb isotope and trace element systematics for mantle eclogites from the Diavik diamond mine: Evidence for Paleoproterozoic subduction beneath the Slave craton, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 254: 55-68.

Schmidberger SS, Heaman LM, Simonetti A, Creaser RA, Cookenboo HO (2005). Formation of Paleoproterozoic eclogitic mantle, Slave Province (Canada): Insights from in-situ Hf and U-Pb isotopic analyses of mantle zircons. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 240: 621-633.

Schmidberger SS, Simonetti A, Francis D (2003). Small-scale Sr isotope investigation of clinopyroxenes from peridotite xenoliths by laser ablation-MC-ICP-MS – implications for mantle metasomatism. Chemical Geology, 199: 317-329.

Bizzarro M, Simonetti A, Stevenson RK, Kurszlaukis S (2003). In situ 87Sr/86Sr investigation of igneous apatites and carbonates using laser ablation MC-ICP-MS. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67:289-302.

Bizzarro M, Simonetti A, Stevenson RK, David J (2002). Hf isotope evidence for a hidden mantle reservoir. Geology, 30:771-774.

Schmidberger SS, Simonetti A, Francis D, Gariépy C (2002). Probing Archean lithosphere using the Lu-Hf isotope systematics of peridotite xenoliths from Somerset Island kimberlites, Canada. Earth Planetary Science Letters, 197:245-259.

Schmidberger SS, Simonetti A, Francis D (2001). Sr-Nd-Pb isotope data of mantle xenoliths from Somerset Island kimberlites: evidence for lithosphere stratification beneath Arctic Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65:4243-4255.

Simonetti A, Goldstein SL, Schmidberger SS, Viladkar SG (1998). Geochemical and Nd, Pb, and Sr Isotope Data of Deccan Alkaline Complexes - Inferences on Mantle Sources and Plume-Lithosphere Interaction. Journal of Petrology- special issue on carbonatites (K. Bell, B. Kjarsgaard & A. Simonetti, guest eds.), 39:1847-1864.

Bell K, Kjarsgaard BA, Simonetti A (1998). Carbonatites- into the twenty-first century. Journal of Petrology- special issue on carbonatites (K. Bell, B. Kjarsgaard & A. Simonetti, guest eds.), 39:1839-1845.

Bikerman M, Prellwitz HS, Dembosky J, Simonetti A, Bell K (1997). New phlogopite K-Ar dates and the age of southwestern Pennsylvania kimberlite dikes. Northeastern Geology and Environmental Sciences, 19:302-308.

Simonetti A, Bell K, Shrady C (1997). Trace and rare-earth-element geochemistry of the June 1993 natrocarbonatite lavas, Oldoinyo Lengai (Tanzania): Implications for the origin of carbonatite magmas. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 75:89-106.

Bell K, Simonetti A (1996). Carbonatite magmatism and plume activity: implications from the Nd, Pb and Sr isotope systematics of Oldoinyo Lengai. Journal of Petrology, 37:1321-1329.

Simonetti A, Shore M, Bell K (1996). Diopside phenocrysts from nephelinite lavas, Napak volcano, eastern Uganda: Evidence for magma mixing. Canadian Mineralogist, 34:411-422.

Simonetti A, Bell K (1995). Nd, Pb, and Sr isotope systematics of fluorite mineralization associated with the Cretaceous Amba Dongar carbonatite complex, west-central India: Evidence for a hydrothermal origin involving crustal interaction. Economic Geology, 90:2018-2027.

Simonetti A, Bell K (1995). Nd, Pb, and Sr isotopic data from the Tertiary Mount Elgon volcano, western Kenya-eastern Uganda: Implications for the origin and evolution of nephelinitic melts. Lithos, 36:141-153.

Simonetti A, Bell K, Viladkar SG (1995). Isotopic data from the Amba Dongar carbonatite complex, West-central India: Evidence for an enriched mantle source. Chemical Geology- Isotope Geoscience Section, 122:185-198.

Simonetti A, Bell K (1994). Isotopic and geochemical investigation of the Chilwa Island carbonatite complex, Malawi: Evidence for a depleted mantle source region, liquid immiscibility, and open system behaviour. Journal of Petrology, 35:1597-1621.

Simonetti A, Bell K (1994). Nd, Pb and Sr isotopic data from the Napak carbonatite-nephelinite centre, eastern Uganda: An example of open-system crystal fractionation. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 115:356-366.

Simonetti A, Bell K (1993). Isotopic disequilibrium in clinopyroxenes from nephelinitic lavas, Napak volcano, eastern Uganda. Geology, 21:243-246.



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.

Andrushko VA, Buzon MR, Gibaja AM, McEwan GF, Simonetti A, Creaser RA (2011). Investigating a Child Sacrifice Event from the Inca Heartland. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38: 323-333.

Conlee CA, Buzon MR,Gutierrez AN, Simonetti A, Creaser RA (2009). Identifying foreigners versus locals in a burial population from Nasca, Peru: An investigation using strontium isotope analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36: 2755-2764.

Andrushko VA, Buzon MR, Simonetti A, Creaser RA (2009). Strontium isotope evidence for prehistoric migration at Chokepukio, Valley of Cuzco, Peru. Latin American Antiquity, 20: 57-75.

Haverkort CM, Weber A, Katzenberg MA, Goriunova OI, Simonetti A, Creaser RA (2008). Hunter-gatherer mobility strategies and resource use based on strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) analysis: a case study from Middle Holocene Lake Baikal, Siberia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35: 1265-1280.

Cooper HK, Duke MJM, Simonetti A, Chen G (2008). Trace Element and Pb Isotope Provenance Analyses of Native Copper in Northwestern North America: Results of a Recent Pilot Study Using INAA, ICP-MS, and LA-MC-ICP-MS. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35: 1732-1747.

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.



Çimen O, Göncüoğlu MC, Simonetti A, Sayıt K (in press). 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.

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.

Moroskat M, Gleeson SA, Sharp RJ, Simonetti A, Gallagher CJ (2015). The geology of the carbonate-hosted Blende Ag–Pb–Zn deposit, Wernecke Mountains, Yukon, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, 50: 83-104.

Mirnejad H, Simonetti A, Molasalehi F (2015). Origin and formational history of some Pb-Zn deposits from Alborz and Central Iran: Pb isotope constraints. International Geology Review, 57: 463-471.

Fagan AL, Neal CR, Simonetti A, Donohue PH, Sullivan KM (2013). Distinguishing between Apollo 14 impact melt and pristine mare basalt samples by geochemical and textural analyses of olivine. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 106: 429-445.

Gromek P, Gleeson SA, Simonetti A (2012). A basement interacted fluid in the N81 deposit, Pine Point Pb-Zn District, Canada: Sr isotope analyses of single dolomite crystals. Mineralium Deposita, 47: 749-754.

Riches AJV, Day JMD, Walker RJ, Simonetti A, Liu Y, Neal CR, Taylor LA (2012). Rhenium-osmium isotope and highly-siderophile-element abundance systematics of angrite meteorites. Earth Planetary Science Letters, 353-354: 208–218.

Tappe S and Simonetti A (2012). Combined U-Pb geochronology and Sr-Nd isotope analysis of the Ice River perovskite standard, with implications for kimberlite and alkaline rock petrogenesis. Chemical Geology, 304-305: 10-17.

Donohue PH, Simonetti A, and Neal CR (2012). Chemical Characterization of Natural Ilmenite – Possible New Reference Material. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 36: 61-73.

Nicholson KN, Maurizot P, Cluzel D, Black PM, Picard C, Simonetti A, Stewart A, and Alexander A (2011). Geochemistry and age of the Noumea Basin lavas, New Caledonia: Evidence for Cretaceous subduction beneath the eastern Gondwana margin. Lithos, 125: 659-674.

Mirnejad H, Simonetti A, and Molasalehi F (2011). Pb isotopic compositions of some Zn-Pb deposits and occurrences from Urumieh-Dokhtar and Sanadaj-Sirjan Zones in Iran. Ore Geology Reviews, 39: 181-187.

Clark B, Vandemeer B, Simonetti A, and Buka I (2010). Is lead a concern in autistic children? Paediatrics and Child Health, 15: 17-22.

Michelutti N, Simonetti A, Briner JP, Funder S, Creaser RA, and Wolfe AP (2009). Temporal trends of pollution Pb and other metals in east-central Baffin Island inferred from lake-sedimentary geochemistry. Science of the Total Environment, 407: 5653-5662.

Banic C, Leaitch WR, Strawbridge K, Tanabe R, Wong HK, Gariépy C, Simonetti A, Nejedly Z, Campbell JL, Lu J, Skeaff J, Paktunc D, MacPherson JI, Daggupaty S, Gonac'h H, Chatt A and Lamoureux M (2006). The physical and chemical evolution of aerosols in smelter and power plant plumes: an airborne study. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 6: 111-120.

Simonetti A, Gariépy C, Banic C, Tanabe R and Wong HK (2004). Pb isotopic characterization of aircraft-sampled emissions from the Horne smelter at Noranda (Québec) – implications for atmospheric pollution in northeastern North America. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68:3285-3294.

Simonetti A, Gariépy C and Carignan J (2003). Tracing sources of atmospheric pollution in western Canada using the Pb isotopic composition and heavy metal abundances of epiphytic lichens. Atmospheric Environment, 37:2853-2865.

Kosler J, Simonetti A, Sylvester P, Cox R, Tubrett M, Wilton D (2003). Laser ablation ICP-MS measurements of Re/Os ratios in molybdenite and implications for Re-Os geochronology. Canadian Mineralogist (H. Longerich, special volume), 41:307-320.

Carignan J, Simonetti A, Gariépy C (2002). Dispersal of atmospheric lead in northeastern North America as recorded by epiphytic lichens. Atmospheric Environment, 36:3759-3766.

Simonetti A, Gariépy C, Carignan J (2000). Pb and Sr isotopic evidence for sources of atmospheric heavy metals and their deposition budgets in northeastern North America. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 64:3,439-3,452.

McLennan SM, Simonetti A, Goldstein SL (2000). Nd and Pb isotopic evidence for provenance and post-depositional alteration of the Paleoproterozoic Huronian Supergroup, Canada. Precambrian Research, 102: 263-278.

Simonetti A, Gariépy C, Poissant L, Carignan J (2000). Isotopic Evidence of Trace Metal Sources and Transport in Eastern Canada as Recorded From Wet Deposition. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmosphere, 105 (D10):12,263-12,279.

Simonetti A, Gariépy C, Carignan J (2000). Pb and Sr isotopic compositions of snowpack from Québec, Canada: inferences on the sources and deposition budgets of heavy metals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 64:5-20.

Albarède F, Simonetti A, Vervoort JD, Blichert-Toft J and Abouchami W (1998). A Hf-Nd isotopic correlation in ferromanganese nodules. Geophysical Research Letters, 25:3895-3898.

Simonetti A, Bell K and Hall GEM (1996). Pb isotopic ratios and elemental abundances for selective leachates from near-surface till: implications for mineral exploration. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 11:721-734.



Waldron J, Schofield D, DuFrane SA, Floyd J, Crowley Q, Simonetti A, Dokken R, Pothier H (2014). Ganderia-Laurentia collision in the Caledonides of Great Britain and Ireland. Journal of the Geological Society, 168: 83-98.

Lin S, Parks J, Heamn LM, Simonetti A, Corkery MT (2013). Diapirism and sagduction 1 as a mechanism for deposition and burial of “Timiskaming-type” sedimentary sequences, Superior Province: Evidence from detrital zircon geochronology and implications for the Borden Lake conglomerate in the Kapuskasing uplift. Precambrian Research, 238: 148-157.

Heilbron M, Tupinamba M, de Morisson Valeriano C, Armstrong R, Guilherme do Eirado Siva L, Seibel Melo R, Simonetti A, Soarese ACP ,Machado N (2013). The Sierra Da Boliva Complex: The record of a new Neoproterozoic arc-related unit at Ribeira Belt. Precambrian Research, 238: 158-175.

Calderon M, Prades CF, Hervé F, Avendaño V, Fanning CM, Massonne H, Theye T, Simonetti A. (2013). Petrological vestiges of the Late Jurassic–Early Cretaceous transition from rift to back-arc basin in southernmost Chile: new age and geochemical data from the Capitán Aracena, Carlos III, and Tortuga ophiolitic complexes. Geochemical Journal, 47: 201-217.

Henrique-Pinto R, Janasi V, Simonetti A, Tassinari CCG, Heaman LM (2012). Paleoproterozoic source contributions to the São Roque Group sedimentation: LAMC-ICPMS U-Pb dating and Sm-Nd systematics of clasts from metaconglomerates of the Boturuna Formation. Geologia USP-Série Científica, 12: 21-32.

Sobrinho JMA, Janasi VA, Simonetti A, Heaman LM, Santoro J, Diniz HN (2011). The Ilha Anchieta quartz monzonite (SP): southernmost expression of the ~500 Ma magmatism in the Ribeira Belt. Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 83: 891-906.

Valeriano C, Tupinamba M, Simonetti A, Heilbron M, Almeida J, Eirado L (2011). U-Pb LA-MC-ICPMS geochronology of Cambro-Ordovician post-collisional granites of the Ribeira Belt, southeast Brazil: terminal Brasiliano magmatism in central Gondwana supercontinent. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 32: 416-428.

Fliegel D, Wirth R, Simonetti A, Schreiber A, Furnes H, Muehlenbachs K (2011). Tubular textures in pillow lavas from a Caledonian West-Norwegian Ophiolite: a combined TEM, LA-ICP-MS and STXM study. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 12: Q02010, doi:10.1029/2010GC003255.

Fassett JE, Heaman LM, Simonetti A (2011). Direct U-Pb Dating of Cretaceous and Paleocene Dinosaur Bones, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. Geology, 39: 159-162.

Lemieux Y, Hadlari T, Simonetti A (2011). Detrital zircon geochronology and provenance of Devono-Mississippian strata in the northern Canadian Cordilleran miogeocline. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 48: 515-541.

Davies T, Richards JP, Creaser RA, Heaman LM, Chacko, Simonetti A (2010). Paleoproterozoic Age Relationships in the Three Bluffs Archean Iron Formation-Hosted Gold Deposit, Committee Bay Greenstone Belt, Nunavut, Canada. Exploration and Mining Geology, 19: 55-80.

Fliegel D, Kosler J, Simonetti A, McLoughlin N, de Wit M, Wirth R, Furnes H (2010). In-situ dating of the Earth's oldest trace fossil at 3.34 Ga. Earth Planetary Science Letters, 299: 290-298.

Fliegel D, Wirth R, Simonetti A, Furnes H, Staudigel H, Hanski E, and Muehlenbachs K (2010). Septate tubular textures in 2.0 Ga pillow lavas from the Pechenga Greenstone Belt, a nano- spectroscopic approach to investigate their biogenicity. Geobiology, 8: 372-390.

Morelli RM, Bell CC, Creaser RA, Simonetti A (2010). Constraints on the genesis of gold mineralization at the Homestake gold deposit, Black Hills, South Dakota, from rhenium-osmium sulfide geochronology. Mineralium Deposita, 45: 461-480.

Heilbron M, Duarte B, Valeriano C, Simonetti A, Machado N, Nogueira JR (2010). Evolution of reworked Paleoproterozoic basement rocks within the Ribeira belt (Neoproterozoic), SE-Brazil, based on U-Pb geochronology: implications for paleogeographic reconstructions of the São Francisco-Congo paleocontinent. Precambrian Research, 178: 136-148.

McLoughlin N, Fliegel DJ, Furnes H, Staudigel H, Simonetti A, Zhao GC, Robinson PT (2010). Assessing the biogenicity and syngenicity of candidate bioalteration textures in pillow lavas of the ~2.52 Ga Wutai Greenstone Terrane of China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55: 188-199.

Doornbos C, Heaman L, Doupé J, England J, Simonetti A, Lajeunesse P. (2009). The first integrated use of in situ U-Pb geochronology and geochemical analyses to determine long-distance transport of erratics, Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 46: 101-122.

Waldron JWF, White CE, Barr SM, Simonetti A, Heaman LM (2009). Provenance of the Meguma terrane: rifted margin of Early Paleozoic Gondwana. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 46: 1-8.

Lorenz H, Gee DG, Simonetti A (2008). Detrital zircon ages and provenance of the Late Neoproterozoic and Palaeozoic successions on Severnaya Zemlya, Kara Shelf: a tie to Baltica. Norwegian Journal of Geology, 88: 235-258.

Waldron JWF, Floyd JD, Simonetti A, Heaman LM (2008). Ancient Laurentian detrital zircon in the closing Iapetus Ocean, Southern Uplands Terrane, Scotland. Geology, 30: 527-530.

Oliveros V, Aguirre L, Morata D, Simonetti A, Vergara M, Belmar M, Calderón, S (2008). Geochronology of very low-grade Mesozoic Andean metabasites. An approach through the K-Ar, 40Ar/39Ar and U-Pb LA-MC-ICP-MS methods. Journal of the Geological Society, 165: 579-584.

Lemieux Y, Thompson RI, Erdmer P, Simonetti A, Creaser RA (2007). Detrital zircon geochronology and provenance of late Proterozoic and mid-Paleozoic successions outboard of the miogeocline, southeastern Canadian Cordillera. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 44: 1675-1693.

Schultz MEJ, Chacko T, Heaman LM, Sandeman HA, Simonetti A, Creaser RA (2007). The Queen Maud Block: A newly recognized Paleoproterozoic (2.4 – 2.5 Ga) terrane in northwest Laurentia. Geology, 35:707-710.

Banerjee NR, Simonetti A, Furnes H, Muehlenbachs K, Staudigel H, Heaman LM, Van Kranendonk MJ (2007). Direct dating of Archean microbial ichnofossils. Geology, 35: 487-490.

Veiga-Pires C, Moura D, Rodrigues B, Machado N, Campo L, Simonetti A (2007). Provenance of Quaternary sands in the Algarve (Portugal) revealed by U-Pb ages of detrital zircon. Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists No. 38. Sedimentary Processes, Environments and Basins: A Tribute to Peter Friend, eds. G Nichols, E Williams and C Paola, 327-340.

Hartlaub RP, Heaman LM, Simonetti A, Böhm CO (2006). Relicts of Earth's earliest crust: U-Pb, Lu-Hf, and morphological characteristics of >3.7 Ga detrital zircon of the western Canadian shield. Geological Society of America Special Paper 405 – Processes on the early Earth (eds. Wolf Reimold and Roger Gibson), 75-90.

Simonetti A, Heaman LM, Chacko T and Banerjee N (2006). In-situ petrographic thin section U-Pb dating of zircon, monazite, and titanite using laser ablation-MC-ICP-MS. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 253: 87-97.

Hartlaub RP, Chacko T, Heaman LM, Creaser RA, Ashton KE and Simonetti A (2005). Ancient (Meso- to Paleoarchean) crust in the Rae Province, Canada: evidence from Sm-Nd and U-Pb constraints. Precambrian Research, 141: 137-153.

Simonetti A, Heaman LM, Hartlaub RP, Creaser RA, McHattie TG and Böhm C (2005). U-Pb dating of zircon by laser ablation-MC-ICP-MS using a new multiple ion counting-faraday collectory array. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy, 20: 677-686.

Valeriano CM, Machado N, Simonetti A, Valladares CS, Seer HJ and Simões LSA (2004). U-Pb geochronology of the southern Brasilia belt (SE-Brazil): sedimentary provenance, Neoproterozoic orogeny and assembly of west-Gondwana. Precambrian Research, 130:27-55.

Simonetti A and Doig R (1990). U-Pb and Rb-Sr geochronology of Acadian plutonism in the Dunnage zone of the southeastern Quebec Appalachians. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 27:881-892.



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.