S.D. Scott Publications

  Selected Publications

The following are selected publications from 2004-2013

C.J. Yeats, R.A. Binns, J.M. Parr, J.B. Gemmell and S.D. Scott (2014) The
SuSu Knolls hydrothermal field, eastern Manus Basin, Papua New Guinea: an
active submarine high-sulfidation copper-gold system: Economic Geology (in
press for December issue)

S.D. Scott volume editor (2013) Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits: Treatise on Geochemistry, (Second Edition) v. 13, 649 pp., Elsevier.

G. Dong, M. Santosh, S. Li, J. Shen, X. Mo, S. Scott, K. Qu and X. Wang (2013) Mesozoic magmatism and metallogenesis associated with the destruction of the North China Craton: Evidence from U-Pb geochronology and stable isotope geochemistry of the Mujicun porphyry Cu-Mo deposit: Ore Geology Reviews (in press). 

D. Layton-Matthews, M. I. Leybourne, J.M. Peter, S. D. Scott, B. Cousens, and B. Eglington (2013) Multiple sources of selenium within an ancient seafloor hydrothermal system: Geochemical and isotopic evidence from the Finlayson Lake District, Yukon, Canada: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 117, p. 313-331.

A. F. A. Marques, S. D. Scott and R. N. S. Sodhi (2013) Time of flight SIMS (ToF-SIMS) analyses of melt inclusions: Canadian Mineralogist, v. 50, p. 1305-1320. 

S.D. Scott (2012) Marine minerals: Rhodes Academy, University of Virginia Law School, Rhodes, Greece.

Steven Scott (2012) Mining the oceans: Mining Magazine, December 2012, p. 28-36 (invited). 

Steven Scott (2012) Deep ocean mining: the dawning of new and reborn industries: Sea Technology, invited editorial, September issue, p. 7.

R. E. James, S. D. Scott, D. Fortin, I. D. Clark and F. G. Ferris (2012) Regulation of Fe3+ -oxide formation among Fe2+ -oxidizing bacteria: Geomicrobiology Journal, v. 29, p. 537-543.

S. D. Scott (2012) Present and future mines on the ocean floor: MassMin Conference, Sudbury. 

A. G. Conly, S. D. Scott and H. Bellon (2011) Metalliferous manganese oxide mineralization associated with the Boléo Cu-Co-Zn District, Mexico: Economic Geology, v. 106, p. 1173-1196. 

A.F.A. Marques, S. D. Scott and M. Guillong (2011) Magmatic degassing of ore metals at Menes Gwen: input from the Azores plume into an active Mid-Atlantic Ridge seafloor hydrothermal system: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 310, p. 145-160.

A. F. Marques and S.D. Scott (2011) Seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) exploration in the Azores: Society of Mining Engineers Annual Meeting, Denver, Preprint 11-306, 3 pp.

S.D. Scott (2011) Marine minerals: Their occurrences, exploration and exploitation – Introduction to Session 6.8 Marine Resources: Conference Proceedings Marine Technical Society / Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Oceans ’11, Kona, Hawaii, 8 pp. 

A. F. Marques and S.D. Scott (2011) Azores Sea: Seafloor hydrothermal systems, VMS deposits and new exploration targets: Conference Proceedings Marine Technical Society / Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Oceans ’11, Kona, Hawaii, 2 pp. 

A.F.A. Marques, S.D. Scott and R.N.S. Sodhi (2011) Determining major and trace element compositions of exposed melt inclusions in minerals using ToF-SIMS: Surface and Interface Analysis, v. 43, p. 436-442 [Wiley Interscience on-line (2010), www.interscience.wiley.com, DOI 10.1002/sia.3594.

C.B. Kennedy, A.G. Gault, D. Fortin, I.D. Clark, K. Pedersen, S.D. Scott and F.G. Ferris (2010) Carbon isotope fractionation by circumneutral iron oxidizing bacteria: Geology, v. 38, no. 12, p. 1087-1090, DOI: 10.1130/G30986.1

Y. Beaudoin and S.D. Scott (2009) Pb in the PACMANUS seafloor hydrothermal system, eastern Manus Basin: Numerical modeling of a magmatic versus leached origin: Economic Geology, v. 104, p. 749-758.

A.F.A. Marques, S.D. Scott, M.P. Gorton, F.J.A.S. Barriga and Y. Fouquet (2009) Pre-eruption history of enriched MORB basalts from the Lucky Strike (37º17’N) and Menez Gwen (37º50’N) areas, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Evidence from plagioclase phenocrysts: Lithos, v. 112, p. 18-39.

Y. Fouquet and S.D. Scott (2009) The science of seafloor massive sulfides (SMS) in the modern ocean – a new global resource for base and precious metals: Ocean Technology Conference, Houston, USA, Paper no. OTC-19849-PP, 13 pp.

Steven Scott (2008) The future of undersea mining: China Mining Conference Proceedings, p. 167-170 (invited).

S.D. Scott (2008) Melt inclusions and vesicles as indicators of metal-rich ore fluid generation in modern and ancient hydrothermal systems (invited keynote): Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on Thermobarogeochemistry and IVth APIFIS Symposium, v. 1, p. 26-28.

S.D. Scott (2008) Volcanogenic massive sulfides: lessons from land and sea: metallogeny of Modern and Ancient Oceans – 2008, Scientific edition, Miass, IMin UB RAS, p. 16-19 (in Russian).

D. Layton-Matthews, J.M. Peter, S.D. Scott and M.I. Leybourne (2008) Distribution, mineralogy, and geochemistry of selenium in felsic volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits of the Finlayson Lake District, Yukon Territory, Canada: implications for source, transport, and depositional controls: Economic Geology Special Issue: Continent Margin Massive Sulfide Deposits (VMS-SEDEX) and Their Geodynamic Environment(s), v. 103, p. 61-88.

A.F.A. Marques, F.J.A.S. Barriga and S.D. Scott (2007) Sulfide mineralization in an ultramafic-rock hosted seafloor system: From serpentinization to the formation of Cu-Zn-(Co)-rich massive sulfides: Marine Geology, v. 245, p. 20-39.

Y. Beaudoin, S.D. Scott, M.P. Gorton, Z. Zajacz and W. Halter (2007) Effects of hydrothermal alteration on Pb and other trace elements in the active Pacmanus hydrothermal field, ODP leg 193, Manus Basin, Papua New Guinea; a LA-ICP-MS study: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 71, p. 4256-4278.

Y. Beaudoin, S.D. Scott, M.P. Gorton, Z. Zajacz and W. Halter (2007) Pb and other metal budgets in modern seafloor tectonic environments: evidence from melt inclusions: Marine Geology, v. 242, p. 271-289.

H. Mumin, S.D. Scott, A.K. Somarin and K. Oran (2007) Structural controls on massive sulfide deposition and hydrothermal alteration in the south Sturgeon Lake caldera, northwestern Ontario: Exploration and Mining Geology, v. 16, p. 83-107.

A.F.A. Marques, S.D. Scott, F.J.A.S. Barriga and Y. Fouquet (2007) Plagioclase-phyric basalts of Menez Gwen and Lucky Strike (Mid-Atlantic Ridge): pre-eruptive history from melt inclusion studies: in, C.J Andrew et al., editors, Digging Deeper, Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial SGA (Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits) Meeting, Dublin, v. 2, p. 1033-1036.

E. Hrischeva and S.D. Scott (2007) Metalliferous sediments and Fe-Si oxyhydroxide deposits from the Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge: Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, v. 71, p. 3476-3497.

S.D. Scott (2007) The dawning of deep sea mining of metallic sulfides: the geologic perspective: The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), Proceedings of the 7th (2007) ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium (CD), p. 6-11.

C.W. Devey, C.R. Fisher and S.D. Scott (2007) Responsible science at hydrothermal vents: Oceanography, v. 20, no. 1, p. 162-171.

E. Hrischeva, S.D. Scott and R. Weston (2007) Origin of metalliferous sediments associated with volcanogenic massive sulfides: example from the SuSu Knolls hydrothermal site, Eastern Manus Basin: Economic Geology, v. 102, p. 55-73.

K. Yang and S.D. Scott (2006) Magmatic fluids as a source of metals in arc/back-arc hydrothermal systems: evidence from melt inclusions and vesicles: in, D.M. Christie, C.R. Fisher and S-M Lee, editors, Back Arc Spreading Systems: Geological, Biological, Chemical and Physical Interactions: American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph 166, p. 163-184.

A.G. Conly, G. Beaudoin and S.D. Scott (2006) Isotopic constraints on fluid evolution and precipitation mechanisms for the Boléo Cu-Co-Zn deposit, Mexico: Mineralium Deposita, v. 41, p. 127-151.

S.D. Scott and K. Yang (2006) Magmatic fluids and “giant” volcanogenic massive sulfides: Understanding the Genesis of Ore Deposits to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century, IAGOD 12th Quadrennial Conference, Moscow, CD-ROM.

J.M. Peter, D. Layton-Matthews, G.D. Bradshaw, A. Boulton, P. Macrobbie, J.K. Dunning, S.J. Piercey, S. Paradis, B.E. Taylor, M.I. Leybourne, S.D. Scott and S.M. Rowins (2006) Geology, geochemistry and genesis of polymetallic volcanogenic sulphide deposits of the Finlayson Lake District, Yukon Territory, Canada: Understanding the Genesis of Ore Deposits to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century, IAGOD 12th Quadrennial Conference, Moscow, CD-ROM. 

S.D. Scott (2006) Resource potential of base and precious metal sulfides on the deep ocean floor and environmental considerations for their recovery: Minerals of the Ocean – 3 – Future Developments, International Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, p. 133-136.

S.D. Scott and E. Hrischeva (2006) Metalliferous sediment (‘metsed’) as an exploration guide to modern and ancient seafloor massive sulfide deposits: Minerals of the Ocean – 3 – Future Developments, International Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, p. 136-138.

S. D. Scott and K. Yang (2006) Evidence from melt inclusions for magmatic fluid in modern and ancient seafloor hydrothermal systems: Minerals of the Ocean – 3 – Future Developments, International Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, p. 138-140.

D. Layton-Matthews,M. I. Leybourne, J. M. Peter, and S. D. Scott (2006) Determination of selenium isotopic ratios by continuous-hydride-generation dynamic-reaction-cell inductively-coupled-plasma mass-spectrometry: Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, v. 21, p. 41-49.

K. Yang and S.D. Scott (2005) Vigorous exsolution of volatiles in the magma chamber beneath a hydrothermal system on the modern sea floor of the eastern Manus back-arc basin, western Pacific: Evidence from melt inclusions: Economic Geology, v. 100, p. 1085-1096.

K. Yang and S.D. Scott (2005) Magmatic sources of volatiles and base metals for volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits on modern and ancient seafloors: evidence from melt inclusions: in, J. Mao and F.P. Berlein, editors, Mineral Deposits Research: Meeting the Global Challenge, Springer, v. 1, p. 715-718.

D. Layton-Matthews, S.D. Scott, J.M. Peter and M.I. Leybourne (2005) Transport and deposition of selenium in felsic volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposits of the Finlayson Lake District, Yukon Territory, Canada: in, J. Mao and F.P. Berlein, editors, Mineral Deposits Research: Meeting the Global Challenge, Springer, v. 1, p. 643-646.

A.M.M. Pinto, J.M.R.S. Relvas, F.J.A.S. Barriga, J. Munhá, N. Pacheco and S.D. Scott (2005) Gold mineralization in recent and ancient volcanic-hosted massive sulphides: the PACMANUS field and Neves Corvo deposit: in, J. Mao and F.P. Berlein, editors, Mineral Deposits Research: Meeting the Global Challenge, Springer, v. 1, p. 683-686.

Q. Xu and S.D. Scott (2005) Spherulitic pyrite in seafloor hydrothermal deposits: products of rapid crystallization from mixing fluids: in, J. Mao and F.P. Berlein, editors, Mineral Deposits Research: Meeting the Global Challenge, Springer, v. 1, p. 711-714.

A.G. Conly, J.M. Brenan, H. Bellon and S.D. Scott (2005) Arc to rift transitional volcanism in the Santa Rosalía region, Baja California Sur, Mexico: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 142, p. 303-341.

C.B. Kennedy, S.D. Scott and F.G. Ferris (2004) Hydrothermal phase stabilization of 2-line ferrihydrite by bacteria: Chemical Geology, v. 212, p. 269-277.

S. Katsouri, S.D. Scott, M.P. Gorton, A. Magganas, E. Valsami-Jones, E. Baltatzis and M. Kati (2004) Formation of hydrothermal sulphides in active shallow water systems: the role of freshwater vs seawater: In: J. Muhling et al. (Editors), SEG 2004: Predictive Mineral Discovery Under Cover: The University of Western Australia, Centre for Global Metallogeny, Perth, Australia, p.220-223 (invited).

D. Layton-Matthews, J. Peter, S.D. Scott and M.I. Leybourne (2004) Residence of selenium in ancient and modern seafloor sulfides: distribution and implications for mineral exploration. In: J. Muhling et al. (Editors), SEG 2004: Predictive Mineral Discovery Under Cover: The University of Western Australia, Centre for Global Metallogeny, Perth, Australia, p. 246. 

D.A. Vanko, W. Bach, S. Roberts, C.J. Yeats and S.D. Scott (2004) Fluid inclusion evidence for subsurface phase separation and variable fluid mixing regimes beneath the deep-sea PACMANUS hydrothermal field, Manus Basin back-arc rift, Papua New Guinea: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 109, B03201, p. 1-14

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