Dr. Zurevinski

Dr. Shannon Zurevinski

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
Undergraduate Coordinator

Email: 
shay@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8015
Office Location: 
CB 4007
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

University of Alberta
Ph.D., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences,  2009

Date joined Lakehead: 
August, 2013
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • Mineralogy GEOL 2210/2217
  • Ore Petrology GEOL 3216
  • Introductory Geology for Engineers GEOL 3015
  • Basic Scientific Methods in Geology GEOL 4015
  • Geochemistry GEOL 2219
  • Crust of the Earth GEOL 1130/1131 ENST 1131/1132
  • Advanced Igneous Petrology GEOL 4215
  • Field School GEOL 4161
Research Interests: 

1) Mineralogical and petrological characterizations of rare earth metals in carbonatite-hosted deposits
2) Isotope geochemistry of carbonatites and kimberlites- investigating the origins and sources of continental alkaline
    magmas
3) Mineralization in rare metal granites and pegmatites

Professional Affiliations

  • Northwestern Ontario Prospector’s Association (NWOPA) Board of Director (since 2014)
  • Mineralogical Association of Canada Member

Publications

Li, D., Hollings, P., Chen, H., Sun, X., Tan, C., and Zurevinski, S.E. 2020. Zircon U-Pb and Lu-Hf systematics of the major terranes of the Western Superior Craton, Canada: Mantle-crust interaction during cratonization of the Canadian Shield. Gondwana Research 78:261-277.

Tappert, R., Foden, J., Heaman, L., Tappert, M.C., Zurevinski, S.E. and K. Wills. 2019. The petrology of kimberlites from South Australia: Linking olivine macrocrystic and micaceous kimberlites. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 373:68-96.

Yang, W., Niu, H., Hollings, P., Zurevinski, S.E., and Ning, L. 2017. The role of recycled oceanic crust in the generation of alkaline A-type granites. Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JBO14921.

Zurevinski, S.E., Hollings, P., Zhou, T.F., and Wang, S.W. 2017. Exploring the links between granitic magmas and mineralization: Key concepts and critical features. Acta Petrologica Sinica, 33 (5):1541-1553.

Zurevinski, S.E., Mitchell, R.H. 2015. Petrogenesis of orbicular ijolites from the Prairie Lake complex, Marathon, Ontario: Textural evidence from rare processes of carbonatitic magmatism. Lithos 239: 234-244.

Zurevinski, S.E., Heaman, L.M., Creaser, R.A. 2011. The origin of Eastern North American kimberlite magmatism, constraints from Sr-Nd isotopic analysis of kimberlitic perovskite. Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems, 12: 1-19. DOI: 10.1029/2011GC003659

Zurevinski, S.E., Mitchell, R.H. 2010. Highly evolved hypabyssal kimberlite sills from Wemindji, Quebec, Canada: Insight into the process of flow differentiation in kimberlite magmas. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. DOI 10.1007/s00410-010-0561-8.

Zurevinski, S.E., Heaman, L.M., Creaser, R.A., and Strand, P.  2007.  Mineralogy and geochronology of magmatic kimberlite, Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada.  The Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 45:1-29.

Zurevinski, S.E., and Mitchell, R. H.  2004.  Extreme compositional variation of Pyrochlore-group minerals at the Oka carbonatite complex, Quebec: Evidence of magma mixing?  Canadian Mineralogist, 42: 1119-1128.

Technical Reports

Zurevinski, S.E. and Crabtree, D.C. 2013. Mineralogical analyses of ijolites and related rocks, Mesoproterozoic Prairie Lake Carbonatite Complex, northwestern Ontario; Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release – Data 310.

Stainton, T.M., Hollings, P., Zurevinski, S.E. and R.M. Cundari. 2013.  Zircon Lutetium-Hafnium Systematics of Granites Across the Uchi Domain-North Caribou Terrane Boundary: A preliminary report; in Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2013, Ontario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6290, p. 9-1 to 9-4.

Conference Proceedings

Arnold, K., Hollings, P., Magnus, S., Zurevinski, S.E., and R. Creaser. 2019. Geology and geochemistry of the Terrace Bay batholith, N. Ontario. In; Puumala. M. (Ed.) Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings, 65th Annual Meeting, Terrace Bay, ON, Part 1-Abstracts and Proceedings. V.65, part 1, 4-5.

Campbell, D., Zurevinski, S.E., and Elliot, B. 2019. Geochemistry and glacial dispersal patterns of kimberlite indicator minerals in the Slave Province, NWT. 2019 Annual GAC/MAC meeting, Quebec City, Quebec.

Arnold, Kira., Hollings, P., Magnus, S. Zurevinski, S.E., Creaser, R. 2018. Geology and geochemistry of the Terrace Bay Batholith, N. Ontario. 64th Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings v64, Part 1: Programs and Abstracts, Iron Mountain, Michigan, p3.

Smith, V. and Zurevinski, S.E. 2018. Petrology and 11B isotope composition of tourmaline within the 2685 Ma Ghost Lake Batholith and Mavis Lake Pegmatites. 64th Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings v64, Part 1: Programs and Abstracts, Iron Mountain, Michigan, p99.

Cleaver, A., Mitchell, R.H., and Zurevinski, S.E. 2017. The mineralogy and petrology of the Good Hope carbonatite, Marathon, Ontario. 63rd Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings, v. 63. Part 1- Programs and Abstracts, p. 23-24. Poster.

Campbell, D., Zurevinski, S.E., and Wahl, R. 2017. Investigations of Target 6: A new potential kimberlite in the Marathon area. 63rd Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings, v. 63. Part 1- Programs and Abstracts, p. 17-18. Poster.

Kozlowski, A., and Zurevinski, S.E. 2016. Mineralogy and petrology of the diamondiferous Madonna Dyke, Marathon, Ontario. 62nd Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings v. 62, Part 1- Program and Abstracts, pp. 79-80. ISSN 1042-99.

Nikkila, D., Mitchell, R.H., and Zurevinski, S.E. 2016. Investigations of the Layered Series Nepheline Syenite within Center II of the Coldwell Complex, Marathon, Ontario. 62nd Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings v. 62, Part 1- Program and Abstracts, pp. 107-108. ISSN 1042-99.

Smith, V., and Zurevinski, S.E. 2016. The mineralogy and petrology of the Anderson Lake Pegmatite Occurrence, Thunder Bay, Ontario. 62nd Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings v. 62, Part 1- Program and Abstracts, pp. 137-138. ISSN 1042-99.

Arnold, K., and Zurevinski, S.E. 2016. An investigation of the Ney’s Lookout Lamprophyric Dyke, Marathon, Ontario. 62nd Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings v. 62, Part 1- Program and Abstracts, pp.4-5. ISSN 1042-99.

Metteer, S. and Zurevinski, S.E. 2016. Mineralogy and Petrology of the Rabbit Foot Dyke, White River, Ontario. 62nd Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings v. 62, Part 1- Program and Abstracts, p. 98. ISSN 1042-99.

Nikkila, D., Mitchell, R.H., and Zurevinski, S.E. 2016. The mineralogy and petrology of the layered nepheline syenite within Center II of the Coldwell Complex, Marathon, Ontario. 2016 GAC-MAC Annual Meeting, Whitehorse, YT.

Nikkila, D. and Zurevinski, S.E. 2015. The mineralogy and petrology of a newly-discovered REE occurrence within the Coldwell Complex near Marathon, Ontario. In; Smyk, M, (Ed.), Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings, 61st Annual Meeting, Dryden, Ontario, Part 1- Proceedings and Abstracts, v.61, part 1, 56. ISSN 1042-9964.

Zurevinski, S.E. and Mitchell, R.H. 2015. Mineralogy of the Clay-Howells magnetite carbonatite: An A-type granite-related ‘carbonatite’. 2015 GAC-MAC-AGU Joint Assembly Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

Zurevinski, S.E. and Mitchell, R.H. 2014. The orbicular ijolites of the Prairie Lake carbonatite complex: unique magma systematics. GSA Vancouver 2014 Abstracts.

Zurevinski, S.E. and Mitchell, R.H. 2014. Mineralogy and petrology of orbicular ijolite from the Prairie Lake carbonatite complex, Marathon, Ontario. Fredericton 2014 Abstracts, GAC-MAC-SEG Fredericton 2014 Annual General Meeting. Abstract SS23-70.

Zurevinski, S.E. and Smyk, M. 2013.  Rare Metal Mineralization in Carbonatitic and Alkaline Intrusions of the Lake Superior Region, Canada.  7th Annual Precambrian Research Group Professional Workshop “Cu-Ni-PGE Deposits of the Lake Superior Region” University of Minnesota Duluth, USA.

Zurevinski, S.E., Heaman, L.M., Creaser, R. and Eichenberg, D. 2008. The geochemistry of the Diavik kimberlites, Lac de Gras, NWT. Canada. 9th International Kimberlite Conference Extended Abstract # 00180, Frankfurt, Germany.

Zurevinski, S.E., Heaman, L.M., Creaser, R., and Strand, P. 2008. The newly discovered Churchill kimberlite field, Canada: Petrography, mineral chemistry and geochronology. 9th International Kimberlite Conference Extended Abstract # 00084, Frankfurt, Germany.

Zurevinski, S.E., Heaman, L.M., Creaser, R. and Strand, P. 2006. Mineralogy and geochronology of hypabyssal kimberlite, Churchill Province, Nunavut, Canada. Montreal 2006 Abstracts, GAC-MAC-SEG Montreal 2006 Annual General Meeting, Montreal, Quebec. Abstract SS4-06, ISSN: 0701-8738, ISBN: 0-919216-95-1.

Hay, S.E., Heaman, L.P., and Strand, P. 2004. The Churchill Kimberlites: A newly-discovered diamondiferous kimberlite province in Nunavut, Canada. St. Catherines 2004 Abstracts, GAC-MAC-SEG St. Catherines 2004 Annual General Meeting, St. Catherines, ON. Abstract SS14-06, ISSN: 0701-87328, ISBN: 0-919216-95-1.

Hay, S.E. 2003. The niobium mineralization of the Oka Carbonatite Complex, Oka, Quebec. Vancouver 2003 Abstracts, CD-ROM, GAC-MAC-SEG Vancouver 2003 Annual General Meeting, vol. 28, 223, ISSN 0701-8738, ISBN: 0-919216-86-2


Field Guides

Zurevinski, S.E., Campbell, D. and M. Puumala. 2019. Midcontinent Rift-related carbonatites and diatremes. In; MacTavish, A. and Hollings, P. (Eds.) Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings, 65th Annual Meeting, Terrace Bay, Ontario, Part 2-Field Trip Guidebook, v. 65, part 2, 3-13.

Zurevinski, S.E. 2015. The Ghost Lake Batholith and related pegmatites. In; MacTavish, A. and Hollings, P., (Eds.), Institute on Lake Superior Geology Proceedings, 61st Annual Meeting, Dryden, Ontario, Part 2- Field Trip Guidebook, v.61, part 2, 112-115. ISSN 1042-9964.


Lakehead University Mineralogy Research Group

Bailey Drover M.Sc. (2019-present)
The geochemistry of hydrothermal alteration and replacement minerals associated with regional metamorphism of Archean granitoids of the Wabigoon Subprovince.

Dana Campbell M.Sc. (2018-present)
Geochemistry and glacial dispersal patterns of kimberlite indicator minerals in the South Slave province, NWT.

Maddison Hodder H.B.Sc. (2020)
The mineralogy and geochemistry of the Revell North granitoid rocks, Ignace, Ontario.

Tommy Clark H.B.Sc. (2019)
The petrology of the Hintikka Breccia, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Vittoria Smith M.Sc. (2019)
The mineralogy, petrology and B isotope geochemistry of the Ghost Lake Batholith and related Mavis Lake Pegmatite group.

Ethan Beardy H.B.Sc. (2018)
Pyrite characterization at Musselwhite mine.

Dom Veneruz H.B.Sc. (2018)
Biotite characterization at Musselwhite mine.

Spencer Killins H.B.Sc. (2018)
Indicator mineral chemistry of kimberlite DO-18, NWT.

Doug Nikkila M.Sc. (2018)
The mineralogy and petrology of the layered series nepheline syenite within the Center II of the Coldwell Complex.

Dana Campbell H.B.Sc. (2017)
Investigations of Target #6: a potential new kimberlite in the Marathon area, Ontario.

Andrew Graba H.B.Sc. (2017)
The mineralogy and petrology of the Chipman Lake carbonatite, Marathon, Ontario.

Amy Cleaver H.B.Sc. (2017)
The mineralogy and petrology of the Good Hope carbonatite, Marathon, Ontario

Ryan Hrkac H.B.Sc. (2016)
Mineralogy and petrology of the Pidgeon Mo occurrence, NW Ontario.

Alex Kozlowski H.B.Sc.  (2016)
The mineralogy and petrology of the diamondiferous Madonna dyke, Marathon, Ontario.

Vittoria Smith H.B.Sc. (2016)
The mineralogy and petrology of the Anderson Lake pegmatite occurrence, Ontario.

Kira Arnold H.B.Sc. (2016)
An investigation of the Ney’s lookout lamprophyric dyke at Marathon, Ontario.

Samuel Metteer H.B.Sc. (2016)
Mineralogy and petrology of the Rabbit Foot dyke, White River, Ontario.

Robin Super H.B.Sc. (2016)
Nickel and copper beneficiation of Samapleu ore: a comparison of process geology of two metallurgical processes.

Matt Arges  H.B.Sc. (2015)
Mineralogy and petrology of the Spodumene-rich pegmatites and associated veinlets from the Rock Tech. Li project, Georgia Lake Area, Quetico Subprovince.

Doug Nikkila H.B.Sc. (2015)
The mineralogy and petrology of a newly discovered REE occurrence within the Coldwell Complex near Marathon, Ontario.

Allen Wywrot H.B.Sc. (2015)
The mineralogy and petrology of a paralamproite occurrence near Marathon, Ontario.