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Researcher: Bull, SW (Dr Stuart Bull)

Fields of Research

Ore Deposit Petrology
Exploration Geochemistry
Sedimentology
Geochemistry
Palaeontology (incl. Palynology)
Inorganic Geochemistry
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Basin Analysis
Structural Geology
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Tectonics
Geophysics
Hydrogeology
Geochronology
Geology
Volcanology
Stratigraphy (incl. Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy)
Microbial Ecology

Research Objectives

Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Copper Ore Exploration
Zinc Ore Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Stone and Clay Exploration
Aluminium Ore Exploration
Management of Gaseous Waste From Mineral Resource Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences

Career Best Publications

Distinguishing base surge deposits and volcaniclastic fluviatile sediments: an ancient example from the Lower Devonian Snowy River Volcanics, southeastern Australia; Sedimentology
Factors controlling free thermal convection in faults in sedimentary basins: implications for the formation of zinc-lead mineral deposits; Geofluids
Hydrothermal fluid flow models of stratiform ore genesis in the McArthur Basin, Northern Territory, Australia; Geofluids
Mass flow sedimentology within the HYC Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, Northern Territory, Australia: evidence for syn-sedimentary ore genesis; Mineralium Deposita
Numerical investigation of salinity in controlling ore-forming fluid transport in sedimentary basins: example of the HYC deposit, Northern Australia; Mineralium Deposita

Research Publications

A Carbonaceous sedimentary source-rock model for carlin-type and orogenic gold deposits; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
A comparison of gold and trace metals in pyrite from shale hosted orogenic gold deposits and pyrite from modern anoxic sedimentary basins; SEG 2010 Conference
A genetic model for the HYC deposit, Australia: based on regional sedimentology, geochemistry and sulphide-sediment relationships; Economic Geology
A new look at the geology of the Zambian Copperbelt; Economic Geology
Accumulation of trace elements into black shale - how to identify a viable source rock for orogenic and Carlin-style gold deposits; PACRIM 2015 Congress
Age constraints on the hydrothermal history of the Prominent Hill iron oxide copper-gold deposit, South Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Age, origin and significance of nodular sulfides in 2680 Ma carbonaceous black shale of the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia; Precambrian Research
Application of a technology driven approach to defining targets for Cu-Co deposits associated within the Neoproterozoic Tapley Hill formation, South Australia
Basin-scale modeling to test the role of buoyancy-driven fluid flow and heat transfer in the formation of stratiform Zn-Pb-Ag deposits in the Northern Mount Isa Basin; Economic Geology
Brine chemistry and the spectrum of stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits; Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing
Brine chemistry and the spectrum of stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits; 5th Biennial SGA Meeting and 10th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium
Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Halo in Carbonates Related to the McArthur River (HYC) Zn-Pb-Ag Deposits, North Australia: Implications for Sedimentation, Ore Genesis, and Mineral Exploration; Economic Geology
Carbonate evaporite sediments in the McArthur River area: revision of middle McArthur Group lithofacies and recognition of key surfaces
Controls on copper mineralising processes in the central McArthur Basin, NT, and its implication for the metallogeny of extensional basins: Coppermine Creek case study
Controls on the formation of giant stratiform sediment-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits: with particular reference to the north Australian Proterozoic; Giant Ore Deposits: characteristics, genesis and exploration
Distinguishing base surge deposits and volcaniclastic fluviatile sediments: an ancient example from the Lower Devonian Snowy River Volcanics, southeastern Australia; Sedimentology
Early Archean hot springs above epithermal veins, North Pole, Western Australia: New insights from fluid inclusion microanalysis; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Evidence for an intrabasinal source and multiple concentration processes in the formation of the carbon leader reef, Witwatersrand Supergroup, South Africa; Economic Geology
Facies architecture of the Lewis Ponds carbonate and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits, central western New South Wales; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Factors controlling free thermal convection in faults in sedimentary basins: implications for the formation of zinc-lead mineral deposits; Geofluids
Formation of sedimentary rock-hosted stratiform copper deposits through Earth history; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Four cycles of oxygenation in the phanerozoic; Goldschmidt 2013
Gold accumulation in diagenetic framboidal pyrite from the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania; 11th SGA Biennial Meeting
Gold and trace element zonation in pyrite using a laser imaging technique: Implications for the timing of gold in orogenic and Carlin-style sediment-hosted deposits; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Ground selection for stratiform zinc deposits in North Australian Proterozoic basins: sources, aquifers, seals, faults and haloes; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Groundwater flow modelling of SEDEX-type ore genesis in the McArthur Basin, northern Australia; Summit 2000
Hydrothermal fluid flow models of stratiform ore genesis in the McArthur Basin, Northern Territory, Australia; Geofluids
K metasomatism and base metal depletion in volcanic rocks from the McArthur Basin, Northern Territory - implications for base metal mineralisation; Economic Geology
K-metasomatism and Cu-Pb-Zn depletion in the Tawallah Group Volcanics, McArthur Basin - implications for base metal mineralisation; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Katangan Basin evolution and architecture: controls on ore location in the world's premier sedimentary copper province; Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Biennial Meeting 2014
Lewis Ponds, a hybrid carbonate and volcanic-hosted polymetallic massive sulphide deposit, New South Wales, Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Lithogeochemical halos and geochemical vectors to stratiform sediment hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits. Part 2: HYC Deposit, McArthur River, Northern Territory; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Lithogeochemistry and isotope chemostratigraphy of the Barney Creek Formation, McArthur Basin
Mass flow sedimentology within the HYC Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, Northern Territory, Australia: evidence for syn-sedimentary ore genesis; Mineralium Deposita
Multiple syngenetic metalliferous horizons enriched in V, As, Mo, Se, Ni, Ag, Zn and Au in the Northern Carlin Trend: Implications for the genesis of world class gold-arsenic deposits; 6th Geological Society of Nevada Symposium
New evidence of large Permo-Triassic dicynodonts (Synapsida) from Australia; Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Numerical investigation of salinity in controlling ore-forming fluid transport in sedimentary basins: example of the HYC deposit, Northern Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Paragenesis and composition of ore minerals in the Randalls BIF-hosted gold deposits, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: implications for the timing of deposit formation and constraintson gold sources; Precambrian Research
Possible rifting events in the Paradise Creek high strain zone - Lady Loretta region, Mt Isa
Processes of ore formation in the stratiform sediment-hosted Zn-Pb deposits of Northern Australia: testing the Century model; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Progress Report: Sedimentology of the Lower McNamara Group, Riversleigh Fold Zone, northwestern Queensland
Proterozoic Stratiform Sediment-hosted Zinc-Lead-Silver Deposits of Northern Australia; Sediment-hosted Lead-Zinc Sulfide Deposits
Pyrite and pyrrhotite textures and composition in sediments, laminated quartz veins, and reefs at Bendigo Gold Mine, Australia: Insights for ore genesis; Economic Geology and the Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Recognition and significance of an early compressional deformation event in the Tawallah Group, McArthur Basin, NT; MIC'96: New developments in metallogenyic research
Regional scale potassic alteration of volcanics in the McArthur Basin, Australia - implications for SSHMS and MVT-style mineralization; International Field Conference on Carbonate-hosted lead-zinc deposits
Review of genetic models at HYC; MIC'96
Salt as a fluid driver, and basement as a metal source, for stratiform sediment-hosted copper deposits; Geology (Boulder)
Sediment-hosted base metal deposits - synopsis
Sedimentology and volcanology of the Tawallah Group
Sedimentology of the Palaeoproterozoic Barney Creek Formation in DDH BMR McArthur 2, southern McArthur Basin, Northern Territory; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Sedimentology of the Torpedo Creek Quartzite in the Lady Loretta area: implications for the tectono-sedimentary setting of the Pb-Zn deposits
Sequence and carbon isotopic stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Roan Group strata of the Zambian copperbelt; Precambrian Research
Sequences, synsedimentary structures, and sub-basins: the where and when of SEDEX Zinc Systems in the Southern McArthur Basin, Australia; The challenge of finding new mineral resources: global metallogeny, innovative exploration and new discoveries
Setting the Stage for the Genesis of the Giant Bendigo Ore System; Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Stratiform and strata-bound Zn-Pb-Ag deposits in Proterozoic sedimentary basins, Northern Australia; Economic Geology
Structural configuration of the Central African Copperbelt: roles of evaporites in structural evolution, basin hydrology, and ore location; Metals, Minerals, and Society: Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication
Tectono-sedimentary setting of the Paleoproterozoic Zawar Pb-Zn deposits, Rajasthan, India; Precambrian Research
The Central African Copperbelt: diverse stratigraphic, structural, and temporal settings in the world's largest sedimentary copper district; Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication 16
The importance of oxidized brines for the formation of Australian Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn (Sedex) deposits; Economic Geology
The Kamarga deposit: A large, low grade, stratabound zinc resource in the proterozoic 'Carpentaria Zinc Belt' of northern Australia; Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing
The Kamarga deposit: a large, low grade, stratabound zinc resource in the Proterozoic 'Carpentaria Zinc Belt' of northern Australia; Fifth biennial SGA Meeting and tenth quadrennial IAGOD Symposium
The pre-Carboniferous geology of Tasmania; Episodes
The trace element composition of sedimentary pyrite and variations in trace element content with pyrite textures; Ore genesis
Trace element content of pyrite from the Kapai Slate, St. Ives Gold District, Western Australia; Economic Geology
Trace element content of sedimentary pyrite as a new proxy for deep-time ocean-atmosphere evolution; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Trace element content of sedimentary pyrite in black shales; Economic Geology
Tupilakosaur-like vertebrae in Bothriceps australis, an Australian Brachyopid Stereospondyl; Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Variations in pyrite textures with proximity to gold deposits at St Ives: how this effects the pyrite trace metal content; AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference 2012

Research Projects

Application of New Technologies to Gold Deposits - P1041 (formerly P923A); AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Chemistry of Magmatic Gases Involved in the Formation of Barite Hosting Early Life Structures; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Fluid Flow Modelling in the Mt Isa and McArthur Basins; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Genesis of the Rosebery Copper-zinc-lead Massive Sulfide Deposit, Western Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geology and Geochemistry of Proterozoic Sedimentary Copper Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geology and geochemistry of sedimentary base metal deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Gold-rich Volcanic Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Origin and Setting of Congolese-type Cu Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
P872 - Cu-Co Mineralisation in the Congolese, Zambian and Central Australian Basin Systems; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Phases 1, 2 and 3 - Geochemistry of Shales and LQ Veins at Bendigo: A New Approach to Assist Selection of Drill Targets; Bendigo Mining Limited (BML)
Seed funds for Zambian Copperbelt SPIRT Project; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Volcano-sedimentary and Chrono-stratigraphic Architecture for the Host Rock Succession at Prominent Hill, South Australia; Oz Minerals Limited (OzMLtd)
Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au deposits in Bergslagen, Sweden; Boliden AB (BAB)
CODES/Earth Sciences 2007 Student Research Income [non scholarship funding]
Controls on copper mineralising processes in the McArthur Basin, NT, and its implications for the metallogeny of extensional basins

Research Candidate Supervision

Banded Iron Formations, Pyritic Black Shale, and Gold Deposits- A Re-Evaluation
Controls on copper mineralising processes in the central McArthur Basin, NT (Redbank Package), and its implication for the metallogeny of extensional basins
Diagenesis of the McCarthur Group, Southern McCarthur Basin, NT.
Genesis of the Rosebery Massive Sulphide Deposit, Western Tasmania, Australia
Geology and genesis of the Lewis Ponds carbonate and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits, New South Wales, Australia
Numerical Simulation of the Ore Forming Fluid Migration in the Sediment-hosted Stratiform Copper Deposit, Zambian Copperbelt
Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Basin Evolution of the Soldiers Cap Group, Eastern Succession, Mt Isa Inlier, Northwest Queensland, Australia
Sedimentology, mineral paragenesis and geochemistry of the Konkola North copper deposit, Zambia
Sedimentology, volcanology & geodynamics of the Redbank package, Northern Australia
Structure and Sedimentology of the Curdimurka Subgroup, Northern Adelaide Fold Belt, South Australia
The Geological Evolution of the NOrseman Area, Western Australia
The Lady Loretta Formation- Sedimentology and Stratifiform Sediment-Hosted Base Metal Mineralisation
The Trace Element Composition of Sedimentary Pyrite- Factors Effecting Uptake and Uses of the Data for Determining Paleo-Ocean Conditions