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Researcher: Davidson, GJ (Dr Garry Davidson)

Fields of Research

Ore Deposit Petrology
Geochemistry
Exploration Geochemistry
Inorganic Geochemistry
Isotope Geochemistry
Structural Geology
Hydrogeology
Geochronology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Palaeontology (incl. Palynology)
Plant Pathology
Seismology and Seismic Exploration
Mechanical Engineering
Geology
Geophysics
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Sedimentology
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Management
Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
Magnetism and Palaeomagnetism
Volcanology
Organic Geochemistry
Microbial Ecology
Quaternary Environments
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Technologies
Soil Sciences
Bacteriology
Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)

Research Objectives

Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Copper Ore Exploration
Iron Ore Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Mining Land and Water Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Mining Environments
Energy Exploration
Zinc Ore Exploration
Aluminium Ore Exploration
Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources
Land and Water Management of environments
Passenger Water Transport
Horticultural Crops
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Softwood Plantations
Management of Gaseous Waste From Mineral Resource Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Mining and Extraction of Precious (Noble) Metal Ores
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Environmental Health
Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Mining and Extraction of Copper Ores
Concentrating Processes of Base Metal Ores (excl. Aluminium and Iron Ores)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Environmental Education and Awareness
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Scientific Instruments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Non-Cereal Crops for Silage/Green Feed
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities

Career Best Publications

Early mesoproterozoic intrusive breccias in Yukon, Canada: the role of hydrothermal systems in reconstructions of North America and Australia; Precambrian Research
Geochemical Anatomy of Silica Iron Exhalites: Evidence for Hydrothermal Oxyanion Cycling in Response to Vent Fluid Redox and Thermal Evolution (Mt. Windsor Subprovince, Australia); Economic Geology
Isotopic composition of gypsum in the Macquarie Island ophiolite: Implications for the sulfur cycle and the subsurface biosphere in oceanic crust; Geology
Metal leaching and inorganic sulfate reduction in volcanic-hosted massive sulfide mineral systems: Evidence from the Paleo-Archean Panorama district, Western Australia; Geology
Structural controls on sulphide deposition at the dyke-lava boundary, slow-spreading ocean crust, Macquarie Island; Terra Nova

Research Publications

A carbonate-dominated copper-cobalt Breccia-Vein system at the great Australia deposit, Mount Isa Eastern succession; Economic Geology
A Late Early Cambrian trilobite faunule from the Gnalta Group, Mt Wright, NSW; Transactions of the Royal Scoiety of South Australia
A review of volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) mineralization in the Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: tectonic, stratigraphic and geochemical associations; Precambrian Research
Age and paragenesis of mineralisation at Coronation Hill uranium deposit, Northern Territory, Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Age constraints on the hydrothermal history of the Prominent Hill iron oxide copper-gold deposit, South Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Alkali alteration styles and mechanisms and their implications for a 'brine factory' source of base metals in the rift-related McArthur Group, Australia; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Architecture of the Neoarchaean Jaguar VHMS deposit, Western Australia: implications for prospectivity and the presence of depositional breaks; Precambrian Research
Barren alteration systems: example -Gydgie Central, Mt Windsor Volcanic Belt, north Queensland
Bimodal distribution of gold in pyrite and arsenopyrite: Examples from the Archean Boorara and Bardoc shear systems, Yilgarn craton, Western Australia; Economic Geology
Carbon and oxygen isotope constraints on fluid sources and fluid-wallrock interaction in regional alteration and iron-oxide-copper-gold mineralisation, eastern Mt Isa Block, Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Characteristics and origin of the Oak Dam East breccia-hosted, iron oxide-Cu-U-(Au) deposit: Olympic Dam region, Gawler Craton, South Australia; Economic Geology
Contracted research outputs from the Kansanshi Gold Project for 2015
Early mesoproterozoic intrusive breccias in Yukon, Canada: the role of hydrothermal systems in reconstructions of North America and Australia; Precambrian Research
Early Proterozoic magmatism in Yukon, Canada: constraints on the evolution of northwestern Laurentia; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Feldspar metasomatism along a Proterozoic rift-basin margin - 'Smoke' around the base metal 'fire' (HYC deposit, Australia) or a product of background diagenesis?; Geological Society of America Bulletin
Ferruginous thermal spring complexes, northwest Tasmania: evidence that far-field stresses acting on a fracture mesh can open and maintain vertical fluid flow in carbonate terrains; Hydrogeology Journal
Fluid evolution and origins of iron oxide Cu-Au prospects in the Olympic Dam district, Gawler craton, south Australia ; Economic Geology
Fluid inclusion and stable isotope constraints on the origin of Wernecke Breccia and associated iron oxide-copper-gold mineralization, Yukon; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Genesis of Neoproterozoic Au-bearing volcanogenic sulfides and quartz veins in the Ar Rjum goldfield, Saudi Arabia; Ore Geology Reviews
Geochemical Anatomy of Silica Iron Exhalites: Evidence for Hydrothermal Oxyanion Cycling in Response to Vent Fluid Redox and Thermal Evolution (Mt. Windsor Subprovince, Australia); Economic Geology
Geochemically discrete fluid bodies formed by convection at the heated edge of porous seafloor aquifer; Beyond 2000: New Frontiers in Isotope Geoscience
Geological and geochemical characteristics of siliceous 'cap rocks', Myra Falls VHMS Camp, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada; Volcanic Environments and Massive Sulfide Deposits
Gold deposits of the Bardoc Tectonic Zone: a distinct style of orogenic gold in the Archaean Eastern Goldfields Province, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Hydrothermal contributions to global biogeochemical cycles: Insights from the Macquarie Island ophiolite; Lithos
Hydrothermal fluid processes and evolution of the Giant Serra Norte Jaspilite-hosted iron ore deposits, Carajas mineral province, Brazil; Economic Geology
Ideas framework, and the next six months
Impurity mapping in sulphide minerals using Time-resolved Ion Beam Induced Current imaging; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B. Beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms
Influence of structural setting on sulphur isotopes in Archean orogenic gold deposits, Eastern Goldfields Province, Yilgarn, Western Australia; Mineralium Deposita: International Journal of Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
Initial results of the sulfur isotope halo study at Hellyer and Que River
Iron-silica exhalites as windows to massive sulfide infancy: Mt Windsor Volcanic Subprovince, Australia; Volcanic Environments and Massive Sulfide Deposits
Isotope geochemistry of the Northeast zone, Mount Polley alkalic Cu-Au-Ag porphyry deposit, British Columbia: a case for carbonate assimilation; Economic Geology
Isotopic composition of gypsum in the Macquarie Island ophiolite: Implications for the sulfur cycle and the subsurface biosphere in oceanic crust; Geology
Lithogeochemical and stable isotopic insights into submarine genesis of pyrophyllite-altered facies at the Boco Prospect, western Tasmania; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Local and regional mass transfer during thrusting, veining, and boudinage in the genesis of the giant shale-hosted Paracatu Gold Deposit, Minas Gerais, Brazil; Economic Geology
Metal leaching and inorganic sulfate reduction in volcanic-hosted massive sulfide mineral systems: Evidence from the Paleo-Archean Panorama district, Western Australia; Geology
Mid-Palaeozoic orogenesis, magmatism and mineralisation; Geological Evolution of Tasmania: Geological Society of Australia Special Publication
Monakoff - S isotope geochemistry and descriptive structural geology
New Developments in Broken Hill Type deposits - CODES Special Publication 1; New Developments in Broken Hill Type Deposits
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
Petrographic and geochemical characteristics of alteration from the Hall Rivulet canal - Mt Read - Red Hills - Anthony Dam traverse, Mt Read Volcanic belt
Petrographic, geochemical, and fluid inclusion evidence for the origin of siliceous cap rocks above volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits at Myra Falls, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; Economic Geology
Possible submarine advanced argillic alteration at the Basin Lake prospect western Tasmania, Australia; Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
Progress in determining the primary oxygen composition of Mt Read Volcanics in igneous rocks
Proterozoic copper-gold deposits; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
Raman spectroscopy enables the classification of molybdenite phases in the presence of carbonaceous material from Merlin Mo-Re deposit, Australia; Vibrational Spectroscopy
Regional metamorphism of the Mathinna Group, northeast Tasmania; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Reply to Discussion by Sadegh Mohseni and Alijan Aftabi of 'Significance of apatite REE depletion and monazite inclusions in the brecciated Se-Chahun iron oxide-apatite deposit, Bafq district, Iran: Insights from paragenesis and geochemistry' by Bonyadi, Z., Davidson, G.J., Mehrabi, B., Meffre, S., Ghazban, F. [Chemical Geology 281 (2011) 253-269]; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Report 1: Exhalite geochemistry: a preliminary geochemical documentation of two barren ferruginous chert bodies in the Mt Windsor Volcanics
Significance of apatite REE depletion and monazite inclusions in the brecciated Se-Chahun iron oxide-apatite deposit, Bafq district, Iran: Insights from paragenesis and geochemistry; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Soldiers Cap Group iron-formations, Mt Isa Inlier, Australia, as windows into the hydrothermal evolution of a base-metal-bearing Proterozoic rift basin; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Stable isotope evidence for thermochemical sulfate reduction in the Dugald River (Australia) strata-bound shale-hosted zinc-lead deposit; Chemical Geology
Structural and geochemical constraints on the emplacement of the Monakoff oxide Cu-Au (-Co-U-REE-Ag-Zn-Pb) deposit, Mt Isa Inlier, Australia; Hydrothermal iron oxide copper-gold & related deposits: a global perspective
Structural controls on sulphide deposition at the dyke-lava boundary, slow-spreading ocean crust, Macquarie Island; Terra Nova
Styles and timing of iron enrichment in the Mt Isa Eastern Succession; MIC'96
The chemistry of BHY ore formation - one of the keys to understanding the differences between SEDEX and BHT deposits; New Developments in Broken Hill Type Deposits
The geological framework, distribution and controls of Fe-oxide Cu-Au mineralisation in the Gawler Craton, South Australia. Part II- alteration and mineralisation; Hydrothermal Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective
The geology and mineralisation at the Golden Pride gold deposit, Nzega Greenstone Belt, Tanzania; Mineralium Deposita: International Journal of Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
The ocean crust dyke/basalt hydrothermal sulfur anomaly - insights into its growth and geometry during crustal extension on Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean; 15th Australian Geological Convention
The shallow to mid-crustal family of iron oxide copper-gold deposits: size, alteration and mechanisms of formation; Giant Ore Deposits: characteristics, genesis and exploration
The Spectrum of Ore Deposit Types, Volcanic Environments, Alteration Halos, and Related Exploration Vectors in Submarine Volcanic Successions: Some Examples from Australia; Economic Geology
Timing of iron oxide Cu-Au-(U) hydrothermal activity and Nd isotope constraints on metal sources in the Gawler craton, south Australia; Economic Geology
Timing of orogenic gold mineralisation in northeastern Tasmania: implications for the tectonic and metallogenetic evolution of Palaeozoic SE Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Variation in Copper-gold styles through time in the Proterozoic Cloncurry goldfield, Mt Isa Inlier: a reconnaissance view; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences

Research Projects

2012: 34th International Geological Convention; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
An Electron Probe Microanalysis System to Replace an Existing 14 year old Instrument; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An x-ray Fluorecence Analysis System to Replace an Existing 16 year old Instrument; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Basin configuration, volcanology/sedimentology, and pre-deformational alteration of the Toole Creek Volcanics, Mt Isa Inlier, Queensland; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Bicentennial Gold 88 Endowment - Year 2004 Awards; The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Education Endowment Fund (AusIMM)
Collaboration towards an APA(I) application; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Copper-Gold metallogeny in the Eastern succession, NW Queensland; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Cracking the Sulfate Isotopic Composition Determination Problem in Ancient Hydrothermal Systems: A Pilot Assessment of the Use of the Carbonate-Associated Sulfate (CAS) Method; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Cracking the Sulfate Isotopic Composition Problem in Ancient Hydrothermal Systems: Application of the Carbonate-Associated Sulfate (CAS) Method; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Electrical and electromagnetic properties of ore deposits and their host rock sequences; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
First application of high-resolution CA-ID-TIMS U-Pb zircon dating to resolve the timing of the H-W and L-M-P ore horizons of the Myra Falls VHMS district; Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation (SEGCF)
Genesis of Platinum Group Element-rich, Unconformity-style, Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits,as Inferred from a Northern Territory Example; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genesis of the Cannington Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, and implications for Broken Hill-style ores.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genetic and Chemical Characterisation of the Pristine Archean Jaguar Base-Metal Deposit, to Improve Local and Global Prospectivity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geology & Geochemistry of the; Boliden Westmin Resources Ltd - Canada (BWR)
Geophysical Imaging, Structural Analysis, and Alteration Geochemistry of the Macquarie Island Crust to Constrain the Tectonic and Hydrothermal History of the Ocean Floor; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Groundwaters in Wet, Temperate, Sulfide Mining Districts: Delineation of Modern Fluid Flow, and Predictive Modelling to Improve Management after Mine Closure (Rosebery, Tasmania); Australian Research Council (ARC)
Isotopic and rare earth element geochemistry of ores and their host-rocks; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Isotopic Response of Fluid Flow in Submarine Volcanic Hosted Hydrothermal Systems and Implications for Prospectivity: Mt Read Volcanics Case Study; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Macquarie Island glasses and melt inclusions; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Microbes and the geochemical anatomy of a cambrian iron-silica deposit, Mt Windsor Volcanic belt, Queensland; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Mt Woods Inlier Project; Primary Industry and Resources, South Australia (PIRSA)
Providing Geological Constraints for a High Resolution Magnetic Interpretation of Ocean Crust: Macquarie Island, Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
SHRIMP SI - Microscale Stable-isotope Analysis in the Earth Sciences; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Stable isotope behaviour in hydrothermal systems; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Sulfur isotope patterns of oceanic crust on Macquarie Island - implications for global sulfur cycling; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Sulphur and Oxygen Isotopes; Geoscience Australia (GA)
Sulphur geochemistry of hydro thermally altered terrains.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Supplementary funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Support for Blackwell Singoy's PhD Project; Newcrest Mining Limited (NEWCREST)
Tectonic, Magmatic and Hydrothermal Evolution of Ocean Floor Spreading at Macquarie Island; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The sulphur geochemistry of hydrothermally altered oceanic crust-a view from Macquarie Island; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Trace Element Analysis of Sulfides by LA-ICPMS ; AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited (ANGLO)
Tracing the interaction of seawater with the ocean crust during mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal alteration: Unique opportunities from exposed oceanic basement on Macquarie Island; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Volcano-sedimentary and Chrono-stratigraphic Architecture for the Host Rock Succession at Prominent Hill, South Australia; Oz Minerals Limited (OzMLtd)
What Controls Trace Element Levels in Ore Sulfides? A Laser-ICPMS Perspective; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Carbonate formation and gold, Sunrise Dam: a stable isotope perspective
CODES 2007 Student Research Income [non scholarship funding]
CODES 2008 Student Research Income [non scholarship funding]
CODES 2010 Student Income for Dan Macklin - Internal Structure & Genesis of the Teutonic Bore Alteration Zone, WA
CODES/ES 2009 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
Determination of the temporal relationship between the pyrite-silica-sericite alteration, and spatially associated uranium mineralisation, at Angularli Deposit, East Arnhem Land
Development and Application of a Yilgarn Pyrite and Magnetite Fingerprint Database
Evaluation of links between Merlin-style Mo-Re mineralisation and magmatism in the Cloncurry fold belt, Queensland: implications for exploration
Geochemical Controls on Gold, Sunrise Dam
Geology and Genesis of the Mineral Deposits of the Myra Falls VHMS District, Canada
Kansanshi Gold Project

Research Candidate Supervision

Banded Iron Formations, Pyritic Black Shale, and Gold Deposits- A Re-Evaluation
Breccia-Hosted Chemical and Mineralogical Zonation Patterns of the Northeast Zone, Mt. Polley Cu-Ag-Au Alkalic Porphyry Deposit, British Columbia, Canada
Controls on copper mineralising processes in the central McArthur Basin, NT (Redbank Package), and its implication for the metallogeny of extensional basins
Evaluation of links between Merlin-style mineralisation and magmatism in the Cloncurry fold beld, Queensland- implications for exploration.
Focussed Hydrothermal Alteration in Upper Crustal Oceanic Faults on Macquarie Island
Genetic and Chemical Characterisation of the Host Succession to the Archean Jaguar VHMS Deposit
Geodynamic evolution and genesis of the Cannington Broken Hill-type Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Mount Isa Inlier, Queensland
Geology & Geochemistry of Caprocks above VHMS deposits, Myra Falls, B.C.
Geology of the Didipio region & paragenesis of the Dinkidi Cu-Au porphyry deposit
Geology of the Teresa de Colmo Fe-Cu Breccia Deposit, Northern Chile
Gold Mineralisation at Kansanshi Copper Mine, Zambia. Formation, Association, and implications for Ore Zone Delineation
Groundwaters in Wet, Temperate, Mountainous, Sulphide-mining Districts- Delineation of Modern Fluid Flow and Predictive Modelling for Mine Closure (Rosebery, Tasmania)
Groundwaters in wet, temperate, sulphide mining districts- delineation of modern fluid flow, and predictive modelling to improve management after mine closure (Rosebery, Tasmania).
Identifying and Managing Soil Salinity at Mutiple Spatial Scales on King Island, Tasmania
Iron Oxide Cu-Au related alteration history of the Mt Woods Inlier, South Australia, with special emphasis on the Prominent Hill prospect
Paragenesis and trace element geochemistry of hydrothermal geochemistry
Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Volcanology and Basin Evolution of the Soldiers Cap Group, Eastern Succession, Mt Isa Inlier, Northwest Queensland, Australia
Structural and Geochemical Evolution of the Rosario Copper-Molybdenum Porphyry Deposit and related Copper-Silver Veins, Collahuasi District, Northern Chile
The geology and geochemistry of granitoides in the Chilara Region, Western Gawler Craton, South Australia- implications for the Proterozoic Tectonic history of the Western Gawler Craton, and development of lode-style gold mineralisation at Tunkillia
The Geology of the DeGrussa Volcanic Massive Sulphide. Implications for Ore Genesis and Exploration
The paragenesis of the Iron Oxide associated Cu-Au mineralisation at Cairn Hills prospect, Coober Pedy
Unravelling the hydrothermal history of Macquarie Island ocean crust by integrating magnetic and field based observations.
Uranium distribution at Olympic Dam
What controls trace element levels in distal alteration zone sulphide and oxide minerals