School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
+61 8 6488
Research Output / Publications
Chris received his PhD from the Memorial University of
Newfoundland where he worked on laser ablation ICMPS method development of a
wide range of accessory minerals and their application to granitic magmatism.
Since that time he has continued to focus on the use of a wide range of
accessory minerals that provide important geologic constraints from U-Pb
geochronology, tracer isotopic systematics (Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf, Rb-Sr), and trace
element contents. He is currently applying
these techniques to understand the origin and evolution of the very oldest
Archean complexes, including southern West Greenland, the Acasta Gneiss
complex, as well as Eoarchean rocks in northeast Labrador.
Archean geology, crustal growth and evolution; accessory
minerals, tracer radiogenic isotopes (Pb, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf); U-Pb geochronology;
Fisher, C.M., Bauer, A.M., Luo, Y, Sarkar, C., Hanchar, J.M,
Vervoort, J.D, Tapster, S.R, Matt Horstwood, M., and Pearson, D.G, 2020, Laser
Ablation Split-Stream analysis of the Sm-Nd and U-Pb isotope compositions of
monazite, titanite, and apatite – improvements, potential reference materials,
and application to the Archean Saglek Block gneisses, In Press Chemical
Fisher, C.M., Bauer, A.B., and Vervoort, J.D., Disturbances
in the Sm-Nd isotope system in the Acasta Gneiss complex—implications for the
Nd isotopic record of the early Earth, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,
Fisher, C.M. and Vervoort, J.D., 2018, Using the magmatic
record to constrain the growth of continental crust- The Eoarchean zircon Hf
record of Greenland, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 488, 79-91.
Fisher, C.M., Paton, C., Pearson, D.G., Sakar, C., Luo, Y.
and Tersmette, D., 2017, Data reduction of Laser Ablation Split-Stream (LASS)
analyses using newly developed features within Iolite – with applications to
Lu-Hf + U-Pb in detrital zircon and Sm-Nd +U-Pb in igneous monazite, Geochemistry.
Geophysics, and Geosystems, 18 (12), 4604-4622.
Fisher, C.M., Hanchar, J., Miller, Phillips*, S., Vervoort,
J. and Whitehouse, M., 2017, Combining Nd isotopes in monazite and Hf isotopes
in zircon to understand complex open-system processes in granitic magmas,
Geology, 45 (3), 267-270.
Fisher, C.M., Vervoort, J.D. and DuFrane, S.A., 2014,
Accurate Hf isotope determinations of complex zircons using the “laser ablation
split stream” method. Geochemistry,
Geophysics, Geosystems, 15: doi: 10.1002/2013GC004962.
Fisher, C.M., Vervoort, J.D, Hanchar, J.M., 2014, Guidelines
for reporting zircon Hf isotopic data by LA-MC-ICPMS and potential pitfalls in
the interpretation of these data. Chemical Geology, 363: 125-133; doi:
Fisher, C.M., Hanchar, J.M., Sampson, S.D., Dhuime, B.,
Blichert-Toft, J., Vervoort, J.D. and Lam, R.L, 2011, Synthetic zircon doped
with hafnium and rare earth elements: a reference material for in situ hafnium
isotope analysis, Chemical Geology, 286: 32-47, doi:
Fisher, C.M., McFarlane, C.R.M., Hanchar, J.M., Schmitz,
M.D, Sylvester, P.J, Lam, R.L. and Longerich, H.P., 2011, Sm–Nd isotope
systematics by laser ablation-multicollector-inductively coupled plasma mass
spectrometry: Methods and potential natural and synthetic reference materials,
Chemical Geology, 284: 1-20, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.01.012.
Fisher, C.M., Longerich, H.P., Jackson, S.E. and Hanchar,
J.M., 2010, Data Acquisition and Calculation of U-Pb isotopic analyses using
laser ablation (single-collector) inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry,
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Journal of Analytical Atomic
Spectrometry, 25: 1902-1920.
Fisher, C.M., Loewy, S.L., Berquist, P.J., Miller, C.F.,
Hatcher, R.J., Van Schmus, W.R., Fullagar, P.D. and Wooden, J., 2010, Whole
rock Sm-Nd and Pb isotopic constraints on the growth of southeastern Laurentia
during Grenvillian orogenesis, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122: