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Researcher: Halpin, JA (Dr Jacqueline Halpin)

Fields of Research

Tectonics
Geochronology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Ore Deposit Petrology
Marine Geoscience
Structural Geology
Inorganic Geochemistry
Isotope Geochemistry
Exploration Geochemistry
Basin Analysis
Sedimentology
Geology
Geothermics and Radiometrics
Geochemistry
Volcanology
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Copper Ore Exploration
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Mineral Exploration
Iron Ore Exploration
Oil and Gas Exploration
Titanium Minerals, Zircon, and Rare Earth Metal Ore (e.g. Monazite) Exploration

Career Best Publications

Authigenic monazite and detrital zircon dating from the Proterozoic Rocky Cape Group, Tasmania: links to the Belt-Purcell Supergroup, North America; Precambrian Research
Decoding near-concordant U-Pb zircon ages spanning several hundred million years: recrystallisation, metamictisation or diffusion?; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Gold in the oceans through time; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Mesoproterozoic Tasmania: witness to the East Antarctica-Laurentia connection within Nuna; Geology
Spatially-focussed melt formation in aluminous metapelites from Broken Hill, Australia; Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Trace element content of sedimentary pyrite as a new proxy for deep-time ocean-atmosphere evolution; Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Research Publications

A new heat flux model for the Antarctic Peninsula incorporating spatially variable upper crustal radiogenic heat production; Geophysical Research Letters
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 from the Rocky Cape Group: putting Tasmania on the Mesoproterozoic map; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
An interdisciplinary approach to constructing models of the lithosphere across the Australia-Antarctica conjugate margin; Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC 2016)
An interdisciplinary approach to constructing models of the lithosphere and asthenosphere of Antarctica; EGU General Assembly 2015
Authigenic monazite and detrital zircon dating from the Proterozoic Rocky Cape Group, Tasmania: links to the Belt-Purcell Supergroup, North America; Precambrian Research
Basin analysis in polymetamorphic terranes: An example from east Antarctica; Precambrian Research
Central Vietnam: crustal architecture and tectonic setting
Contrasting P-T-t paths for Neoproterozoic metamorphism in MacRobertson and Kemp Lands, east Antarctica; Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Contrasting Rayner Structural Episode metamorphism in Kemp and MacRobertson Lands: evidence for a Neoproterozoic terrane boundary?; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference
Correlating the Late Mesoproterozoic Unkar Group, Grand Canyon, Arizona with the upper Rocky Cape Group, western Tasmania: a sedimentary record of a southwest Laurentia-East Antarctica connection in Rodinia; 19th EGU General Assembly (EGU2017)
Cycles of nutrient trace elements in the Phanerozoic ocean; Gondwana Research
Cycles of nutrient trace elements in the Phanerozoic Ocean and relationship to atmosphere-ocean oxygenation; AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly
Decoding near-concordant U-Pb zircon ages spanning several hundred million years: recrystallisation, metamictisation or diffusion?; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Deposit types and metallogeny
Detrital zircons from the Lufilian Arc
Detrital zircons from the Lufilian Arc
Detrital zricon geochronology of Palaeozoic strata from the Carlin District
Discovery of a microcontinent (Gulden Draak Knoll) offshore Western Australia: implications for East Gondwana reconstructions; Gondwana Research
Earliest Paleoproterozoic high-grade metamorphism and orogenesis in the Gawler Craton, South Australia: the southern cousin in the Rae family?; Precambrian Research
Early oxidation events in the Neoarchean as determined by whole rock geochemistry, LA-ICPMS and S isotopes; 2014 Geological Society of America Annual General Meeting
Eastern Indian Ocean microcontinent formation driven by plate motion changes; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Evidence for melt migration enhancing recrystallization of metastable assemblages in mafic lower crust, Fiordland, New Zealand; Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Exhumation of the Dayman dome metamorphic core complex, eastern Papua New Guinea; Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Four cycles of oxygenation in the phanerozoic; Goldschmidt 2013
Geochemical signature of PTB sediments in the Perth Basin reveals a toxic ocean at the end of Permian and anoxic ocean in Early Triassic; Goldschmidt 2014
Geological evolution and metallogeny of Vietnam
Geological framework for ore deposits in Laos PDR
Geological setting and mineralisation characteristics of the Bong Mieu gold mine, central Vietnam
Geology and mineralisation of the Phuoc Son gold deposits, central Vietnam; 13th Quadrennial Symposium of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IOGAD)
Geology and mineralisation of the Phuoc Son gold deposits, central Vietnam
Gold in the oceans through time; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
High-T-low-P thermal anomalies superposed on biotite-grade rocks, Wongwibinda Metamorphic Complex, southern New England Orogen, Australia: heat advection by aqueous fluid?; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
In-situ U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotope analyses of the Rayner Complex, east Antarctica; 15th Annual V.M Goldschmidt Conference
In-situ U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotope analyses of the Rayner Complex, east Antarctica; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Insights into geometry and structural evolution of the Central African Copperbelt from zircon provenance analysis
Intrusion-related deposits of Cambodia and their regional perspective in southern Indochina
IODP Expedition 347 (Baltic Sea): a high resolution test of the pyrite trace element seawater proxy; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
Mesoproterozoic Tasmania: witness to the East Antarctica-Laurentia connection within Nuna; Riding the Wave: GSA Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Conference
Mesoproterozoic Tasmania: witness to the East Antarctica-Laurentia connection within Nuna; Geology
Mesoproterozoic Tasmania: witness to the East Antarctica-Laurentia connection within Nuna; Geology
Metallogeny of SE Asia
Metastable persistence of pelitic metamorphic assemblages at the root of a Cretaceous magmatic arc - Fiordland, New Zealand; Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Metastable persistence of pelitic metamorphic assemblages during high-P granulite facies metamorphism of intermediate-mafic orthogneiss, Fiordland, New Zealand; Geosciences 09 Conference, Oamaru, New Zealand
Metastable persistence of pelitic metamorphic assemblages during high-P granulite facies metamorphism of intermediate-mafic orthogneiss, Fiordland, New Zealand; Granulites and Granulites Conference
Micro-continents offshore Western Australia: implications for East Gondwana reconstructions; European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014
Micro-continents offshore Western Australia: insights into the make-up and break-up of East Gondwana; XII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science (ISAES 2015)
Microcontinents offshore Western Australia: insights into the make-up and break-up of East Gondwana; Riding the Wave: GSA Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Conference
Naturaliste Plateau, offshore Western Australia: A submarine window into Gondwana assembly and breakup; Geology
Nature of the Phuoc Son - Tam Ky suture in central Indochina and tectonic and metallogenic implications
Nature of the Phuoc Son - Tam Ky suture in central Indochina and tectonic and metallogenic implications
Nature of the Phuoc Son-Tam Ky Suture in Central Vietnam and Implications for Gold Mineralisation; 10th Biennial SGA Meeting
P-T-t analysis of metamorphic rocks from Nawa and Fowler domains (western Gawler Craton)
P-T-t analysis of Mulgathing Complex gneisses from the northwest Gawler craton
Phanerozoic atmosphere oxygen cycles revealed by trace elements in marine pyrite; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Phanerozoic O2 cycles; Goldschmidt 2014
Release of trace elements through the sub-greenschist facies breakdown of detrital rutile to metamorphic titanite in the Otago Schist, New Zealand; The Canadian Mineralogist
Rock and deposit atlases of SE Asia
Secular trends in the global ocean revealed through trace elements in sedimentary pyrite; Goldschmidt 2013
Sediment-hosted, orogenic and skarn gold mineralisation of Phuoc Son and Bong Mieu deposits of central Vietnam
Severe selenium depletion in the oceans in the Phanerozoic as a plausible factor in three major mass extinction events; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
Severe selenium depletion in the Phanerozoic oceans as a factor in three global mass extinction events; Gondwana Research
Solid geology of the Stillwell Hills, Antarctica (map)
Spatially-focussed melt formation in aluminous metapelites from Broken Hill, Australia; Journal of Metamorphic Geology
Structural and geochronological setting of Phu Kham Cu-Au deposit, Laos PDR
Structural and metamorphic history of the Domes Region NW Zambia; Implications for the tectonic setting and structural evolution of the Central African Copperbelt
Structural studies and results of recent U-Pb zircon age dating at Phu Kham Cu-Au deposit, Laos PDR
Tasmania in Nuna: witness to a ~1.4 Ga East Antarctica-Laurentia connection; AGU 2015 Fall Meeting
Tectonic drivers and the influence of the Kerguelen plume on seafloor spreading during formation of the early Indian Ocean; Gondwana Research
Tectonic Evolution and Continental Fragmentation of the Southern West Australian Margin; West Australian Basins Symposium 2013
Tectonic evolution of SE Asia
Tectonic evolution of SE Asia
Tectonic evolution of the Ailaoshan fold belt and its SE Asia connection; Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
Tectonic history of the Domes Region, NW Zambia: implications for setting and structural evolution of CACB
Tectonic reconstructions of SE Asia
The Ailaoshan fold Belt, Yunnan, China
The Central Ailaoshan ophiolite and modern analogs; Gondwana Research
The chemical conditions of the late Archean Hamersley basin inferred from whole rock and pyrite geochemistry with Δ33S and δ34S isotope analyses; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
The configuration of Greater Gondwana-Evidence from LA ICPMS, U-Pb geochronology of detrital zircons from the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic of Southeast Asia and China; Gondwana Research
The early Palaeozoic to early Mesozoic tectonic history of eastern Indochina and the southern south China margin
The early palaeozoic to early Mesozoic tectonic history of eastern Indochina and the southern south China margin
The forgotten component of sub-glacial heat flow: upper crustal heat production and resultant total heat flux on the Antarctic Peninsula; 19th EGU General Assembly (EGU2017)
The geology of the Ailaoshan fold belt and its SE Asia connection
The Mesoproterozoic sedimentary record of the long-term Australian/Antarctic, Laurentian connections; Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2016
The metamorphic sole of the western Tasmanian ophiolite: new insights into the Cambrian tectonic setting of the Gondwana Pacific margin; Riding the Wave: GSA Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Conference
The metamorphic sole of the western Tasmanian ophiolite: new insights into the Cambrian tectonic setting of the Gondwana Pacific margin; Gondwana Research
The Neoproterozoic East Gondwana suture: reconciling geological and geophysical evidence; Riding the Wave: GSA Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Conference
The occurrence of ophiolite-style assemblages along Sino-Vietnam border, Northeastern Vietnam and its implication to the tectonic evolution of Northeastern Indochina; International Conference on Geology, Geotechnology, and Mineral Resources of Indochina (GEOINDO 2011)
The Proterozoic P-T-t Evolution of the Kemp Land Coast, East Antarctica; Constraints from Si-saturated and Si-undersaturated Metapelites; Journal of Petrology
The Tam Ky-Phuoc Son Shear Zone in central Vietnam: tectonic and metallogenic implications; Gondwana Research
The trace element composition of sedimentary pyrite and variations in trace element content with pyrite textures; Ore genesis
The ups and downs of Africa's largest copper deposit: The structural and metamorphic history at Lumwana, Mwombezhi Dome, NW Zambia; Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology, Cause and effects of deformation in the lithosphere
The Western Ailaoshan Volcanic Belts and their SE Asia connection: a new tectonic model for the Eastern Indochina Block; Gondwana Research
Thermal gradient and timing of high-T--low-P metamorphism in the Wongwibinda Metamorphic Complex, Southern New England Orogen, Australia; Journal of Metamorphic 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
Trace elements in sedimentary pyrite through time: application to understanding temporal changes in ocean oxygenation and ore deposit cycles in marine basins; 12th Biennial Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Meeting 2013
Unraveling the unusual morphology of the Cretaceous Dirck Hartog extinct mid-ocean ridge; AGU 2015 Fall Meeting
Unravelling a protracted history in the hot seat: Charnockitic magmatism in the Proterozoic Rayner Orogen, east Antarctica; Granulites and Granulites Conference
UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research for the Trace Elements in Past Oceans (TEPO) project
U–Pb zircon geochronology and geochemistry from NE Vietnam: A ‘tectonically disputed’ territory between the Indochina and South China blocks; Gondwana Research

Research Projects

American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
East Tasman Plateau - Key to unravelling the onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
East Tasman Plateau - key to unravelling the onset of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current ; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
Geochemical affinity of dredged rocks from the Perth Abyssal Plain; University of New England (UNE)
Keystone of East Gondwana: Unravelling the tectonic and geodynamic evolution of' Gulden Draak Ridge; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Pyrite: a deep-time capsule of ocean chemistry and atmosphere oxidation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Reconstructing East Antarctica in Gondwana: ground-truthing a new tectonic model; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Reconstructing the submarine and subglacial East Gondwanan mountain chain; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Response of the Totten Glacier to past climate warming; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The Perth Abyssal Plain: Understanding Eastern Gondwana Break-up; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Antarctic / Indian Ocean Geophysics Research
Metamorphic architecture of the central-northern Gawler Craton

Research Candidate Supervision

A geochemical and geochronological study of mineralised and unmineralised black shales using LA-ICPMS techniques, with a focus on trace elements (including PGE) concentration, sulphur and lead isotopes in pyrites
From Rodinian break up to Tyennan Reassembly; A critical examination of the early tectonic history of Tasmania