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Researcher: Falloon, TJ (Dr Trevor Falloon)

Fields of Research

Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Inorganic geochemistry
Volcanology
Resource geoscience
Marine geoscience
Structural geology and tectonics
Geochronology
Geochemistry
Isotope geochemistry
Mineralogy and crystallography
Geodynamics
Exploration geochemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Copper ore exploration
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Energy exploration

Career Best Publications

Experimental tests of low degree peridotite partial melt compositions: implications for the nature of anhydrous near-solidus peridotite melts at 1 GPa; Earth and Planetary Sciences
Melting of refractory mantle at 1.5, 2 and 2.5 GPa under anhydrous and H2O-undersaturated conditions: Implications for the petrogenesis of high-Ca boninites and the influence of subduction components on mantle melting; Journal of Petrology
Peridotite melting at 1.0 and 1.5 GPa: an experimental evaluation of techniques using diamond aggregates and mineral mixes for determination of near-solidus melts; Journal of Petrology
Peridotite Melting at 1Gpa: Reversal Experiments on Partial Melt Compositions Produced by Peridotite-Basalt Sandwich Experiments; Journal of Petrology

Research Publications

A review of the petrology of harzburgites at Hess Deep and Garrett Deep: implications for mantle processes beneath segments of the East Pacific Rise; Geological Society Special Publication
An experimental study of liquid compositions in equilibrium with plagioclase + spinel lherzolite at low pressures (0.75 GPa); Journal of Petrology
Anhydrous partial melting of a fertile and depleted peridotite from 2 to 30 kb and application to basalt petrogenesis; Journal of Petrology
Anhydrous partial melting of MORB pyrolite and other peridotite compositions at 10 kbar: implications for the origin of primitive MORB glasses; Mineralogy and Petrology
Anhydrous partial melting of peridotite from 8 to 35kb and the petrogenesis of MORB; Journal of Petrology
Basalts erupted along the Tongan fore arc during subduction initiation: Evidence from geochronology of dredged rocks from the Tonga fore arc and trench; G3: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
Boninites and adakites from the northern termination of the tonga trench: Implications for adakite petrogenesis; Journal of Petrology
Calcic melt inclusions in primitive olivine at 43oN MAR: evidence for melt - rock reaction/melting involving clinopyroxene-rich lithologies during MORB generation; Earth and Planetary Sciece Letters
Classification, Petrogenesis and Tectonic Setting of Boninites; Boninites: And related Rocks
Cretaceous fore-arc basalts from the Tonga arc: geochemistry and implications for the tectonic history of the SW Pacific; Tectonophysics
Crustal origin for coupled 'ultra-depleted' and 'plagioclase' signatures in MORB olivine-hosted melt inclusions: evidence from the Siqueiros Transform Fault, East Pacific Rise; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Crystallization temperatures of tholeiite parental liquids: Implications for the existence of thermally driven mantle plumes; Plates, Plumes and Planetary Processes
Dredged igneous rocks from the northern termination of the Tofua magmatic arc, Tonga and adjacent Lau Basin; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Early Cretaceous mantle upwelling and melting of juvenile lower crust in the Middle-Lower Yangtze River Metallogenic Belt: Example from Tongshankou Cu-(Mo-W) ore deposit; Gondwana Research
Expedition 345 summary; Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Experimental study of the influence of water on melting and phase assemblages in the upper mantle; Journal of Petrology
Experimental tests of low degree peridotite partial melt compositions: implications for the nature of anhydrous near-solidus peridotite melts at 1 GPa; Earth and Planetary Sciences
Forearc peridotites from Tonga record heterogeneous oxidation of the mantle following subduction initiation; Journal of Petrology
Formation of Denchai gem sapphires, northern Thailand: mineral chemistry and fluid/melt characteristics; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Get out your arc umbrellas; Nature
Glass inclusions in magnesian olivine phenocrysts from Tonga: evidence for highly refractory parental magmas in the Tongan arc; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Glasses in mantle xenoliths from western Victoria, Australia, and their relevance to mantle processes; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
H2O abundance in depleted to moderately enriched mid-ocean ridge magmas, Part I: Incompatible behaviour, implications for mantle storage, and origin of regional variations; Journal of Petrology
Heard Island and the McDonald Islands - Outstanding Questions; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
High-Mg adakites from Kadavu Island Group, Fiji, southwest Pacific: Evidence for the mantle origin of adakite parental melts; Geology
In situ location and U‐Pb dating of small zircon grains in igneous rocks using laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-quadrupole mass spectrometry; Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
InterRidge: Correspondent's Report, Australia; InterRidge News
Macquarie Island: Its Geology, Structural History, and the Timing and Tectonic Setting of its N-MORB to E-MORB Magmatism; Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust: New Insights from Field Studies and the Ocean Drilling Program
Magmagenesis within the Hunter Ridge Rift Zone resolved from olivine-hosted melt inclusions and geochemical modelling with insights from geodynamic models; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Mantle dynamics and mantle melting beneath Niuafo'ou Island and the northern Lau back-arc basin; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Mantle-Derived Magmas - Roles of Variable Source Peridotite and Variable C-H-O Fluid Compositions; Magmatic Processes: Physicochemical Principles
Mantle-derived magmas: intraplate, hot-spots and mid-ocean ridges; Science Bulletin
Melt Inclusions in Olivine Phenocrysts: Using Diffusive Re-equilibration to Determine the Cooling History of a Crystal, with Implications for the Origin of Olivine-phyric Volcanic Rocks; Journal of Petrology
Melting of plagioclase + spinel lherzolite at low pressures (0.5 GPa): an experimental approach to the evolution of basaltic melt during mantle refertilisation at shallow depths; Lithos
Melting of refractory mantle at 1.5, 2 and 2.5 GPa under anhydrous and H2O-undersaturated conditions: Implications for the petrogenesis of high-Ca boninites and the influence of subduction components on mantle melting; Journal of Petrology
Middle and Late Ordovician magmatic evolution of the Macquarie Arc, New South Wales; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Multiple mantle plume components involved in the petrogenesis of subduction-related lavas from the northern termination of the Tonga Arc and northern Lau Basin: evidence from the geochemistry of arc and backarc submarine volcanics; Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
Noble gases in submarine pillow basalt glasses from the Lau Basin: detection of a solar component in backarc basin basalts; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
North Tongan high-Ca boninite petrogenesis: the role of the Samoan plume and subduction zone - transform fault transition; Journal of Geodynamics
Origin of high-An (An>90) plagioclases in high-Ca boninites; Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting
Origin of high-An plagioclase in Tongan high-Ca boninites: implications for plagioclase - melt equilibria at low P(H2O); Canadian Mineralogist
Partial melting of lower oceanic crust gabbro: constraints from poikilitic clinopyroxene primocrysts; Frontiers in Earth Science
Peridotite melting at 1.0 and 1.5 GPa: an experimental evaluation of techniques using diamond aggregates and mineral mixes for determination of near-solidus melts; Journal of Petrology
Peridotite Melting at 1Gpa: Reversal Experiments on Partial Melt Compositions Produced by Peridotite-Basalt Sandwich Experiments; Journal of Petrology
Petrogenesis of high-Mg and associated lavas from the North Tonga Trench; Boninites: And related Rocks
Petrology and geochemistry of back-arc basin basalts from Lau Basin spreading ridges at 15°, 17° and 19°S; Mineralogy and Petrology
Petrology and geochemistry of gabbroic and related rocks from site 894, Hess Deep; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Petrology of Fresh Submarine Lavas from Recent Phonolitic Volcanism on the Central Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean; American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2019
Petrology of selected Leg 147 basaltic lavas and dykes; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Primary magmas and mantle temperatures; European Journal of Mineralogy
Primary Magmas at Mid-Ocean Ridges, 'Hotspots,' and Other Intraplate Settings: Constraints on Mantle Potential Temperature; Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms
Primitive layered gabbros from fast-spreading lower oceanic crust; Nature
Propagation of back-arc extension into the arc lithosphere in the southern New Hebrides volcanic arc; Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Pyrite trace element geochemistry of mafic granulite xenoliths from Xikeer: implications for the source of Cu in the exotic sediment-hosted mineralization in the northwest Tarim Basin (Northwest China); Mineralium Deposita: International Journal of Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
Pyrolite: A Ringwood concept and its current expression; The Earth's Mantle: Structure, Composition and Evolution
Quest for low-degree mantle melts; Nature
Refractory magmas in backarc basin settings - experimental constraints on the petrogenesis of a Lau Basin example; Journal of Petrology
Revisiting the Australian-Antarctic ocean-continent transition zone using petrological and geophysical characterization of exhumed subcontinental mantle; Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
Sodium partitioning between clinopyroxene and silicate melts; Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth
Solidus of carbonated fertile peridotite under fluid-saturated conditions; Geology (Boulder)
Subduction initiation terranes exposed at the front of a 2 Ma volcanically-active subduction zone; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
SW Pacific arc and backarc lavas and the role of slab-bend serpentinites in the global halogen cycle; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The application of olivine geothermometry to infer crystallization temperatures of parental liquids: implications for the temperature of MORB magmas; Chemical Geology
The composition of near-solidus partial melts of fertile peridotite at 1 and 1.5 GPa: Implications for the petrogenesis of MORB; Journal of Petrology
The H2O content of basalt glasses from Southwest Pacific back-arc basins; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The mantle origins of Karoo picrites; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The origin of island arc high-alumina basalts; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
The petrogenesis of high-calcium boninite lavas dredged from the northern Tonga ridge; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The solidus of carbonated, fertile peridotite; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The Tasmantid Seamounts: shallow melting and contamination of an EM1 mantle plume; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Ultramafic reference material from core 147-895D-10W; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Westward migration of oceanic ridges and related asymmetric upper mantle differentiation; Lithos
Whole-rock geochemistry of the Hili Manu peridotite, East Timor: implications for the origin of Timor ophiolites; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Widespread Neogene volcanism on Central Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences

Research Projects

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)
Australian Membership of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Basaltic magnatism of the ocean floors; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Basaltic Magnatism of the ocean floors; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Constraints on the composition and P-TfO2-fH2O-fCO2 petrogenetic conditions of primary magmas derived from the suboceanic mantle; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Experimental investigation of melting in the earth's upper mantle; Australian National University (ANU)
Hot Subduction - The Nature and Origin of Magmatic Products in a Dynamic SW Pacific Setting; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Mantle Melting at Mid-Ocean Ridges; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Structure and geochemistry of Macquarie Island oceanic crust; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
The composition of low pressure mantle melts and the origin of mid-ocean ridge magmas; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The geological evolution of Heard Island, Australian Antarctic Territory; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The nature and formation of oceanic crust at fast spreading ridges; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
The re-awakening of a mantle plume - the nature and petrogenesis of Neogene volcanism on the Central Kerguelen Plateau; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Origin and distribution of corundum from intraplate alkali basaltic province in Thailand- evidence from field and inclusion studies
The Behaviour of Metals During Differentiation of Subduction-related Lavas- A Case Study of Active Submarine Volcanoes on the Hunter Ridge, SW Pacific
The Petrogenesis and Ni-Cu-PGE Potential of the Dido Batholith, North Queensland, Australia