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Researcher: Cracknell, M (Dr Matthew Cracknell)

Fields of Research

Geophysics
Exploration Geochemistry
Environmental Management
Tectonics
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Geology
Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering
Ore Deposit Petrology
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Structural Geology
Geodynamics

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Mineral Exploration
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources
Copper Ore Exploration
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Uranium Exploration

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

3D modelling of granite intrusions in northwest Tasmania using petrophysical and residual gravity data; Society of Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition and 86th Annual Meeting
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
An objective and repeatable method for the construction of Hydrogeological Landscape Units; Fourth Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association Conference
Annual report: South Australian pyrite, hematite and magnetite fingerprint database
Big Data Techniques for Applied Geoscience: Compute and Communicate; 25th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Catchment-based gold prospectivity analysis combining geochemical, geophysical and geological data across northern Australia; Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
Catchment-scale gold prospectivity analysis from the National Geochemical Survey of Australia; Goldschmidt 2016
Combining machine learning and geophysical inversion for applied geophysics; 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Construction and analysis of Hydrogeological Landscape units using Self-Organising Maps; Soil Research
Data Driven Knowledge Discovery for Earth Sciences: Aims and Actions; Australian Earth Sciences Convention
Estimating bedding orientation from high-resolution digital elevation models; IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Expansion of landscape characterisation methods within the Hydrogeological Landscape Framework: application in the Australian Capital Territory; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Geological knowledge discovery and minerals targeting from regolith using a machine learning approach; 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Geological mapping using remote sensing data: a comparison of five machine learning algorithms, their response to variations in the spatial distribution of training data and the use of explicit spatial information; Computers and Geosciences
Identifying common protoliths for altered rocks using clustering and classification of geochemical data at the Minto Copper-Gold Mine, Yukon, Canada; Gold'17
Insights into the continental structure of southeast Australia and Tasmania from passive seismic and magnetic datasets; 24th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Investigating the Moho beneath onshore and offshore Tasmania using the complete Bouguer anomaly; Australian Earth Sciences Convention
Lithological mapping via Random Forests: Information Entropy as a proxy for inaccuracy; 25th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Mapping geology and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide alteration in the Hellyer–Mt Charter region, Tasmania, using Random ForestsTM and Self-Organising Maps; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Multiple influences on regolith characteristics from continental-scale geophysical and mineralogical remote sensing data using Self-Organizing Maps; Remote Sensing of Environment
National Virtual Core Library HyLogging data and Ni-Co laterites: a mineralogical model for resource exploration, extraction and remediation; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Phase 1 report of trace elements in titanite, hematitic sediments, magnetite and chlorite vectoring study
Sampling forest canopy arthropod biodiversity with three novel minimal-cost trap designs; Australian Journal of Entomology
Spatial-contextual supervised classifiers explored: a challenging example of lithostratigraphy classification; IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
Structural interpretation of high resolution Digital Elevation Models derived from LiDAR remote sensing; Riding The Wave: Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology
Summary report on South Australia pyrite and magnetite geochemistry studies (including Mineral Systems Drilling Program pyrite project)
Summary report on South Australia pyrite and magnetite geochemistry studies (including Mineral Systems Drilling Program pyrite project)
Supervised and unsupervised classification of near-mine soil Geochemistry and Geophysics data; 23rd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
The upside of uncertainty: Identification of lithology contact zones from airborne geophysics and satellite data using random forests and support vector machines; Geophysics
The use of automated core logging technology to improve estimation of fracture mineralogy and weathering for geotechnical index calculations; AIG Drilling for Geology II
Towards user friendly data-driven minerals exploration: lithological mapping in an orogenic gold setting; SEG 2015 Conference
Unsupervised clustering of continental-scale geophysical and geochemical data using Self-Organising Maps; 3rd Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association Conference
Uranium prospectivity mapping across the Australian continent via unsupervised cluster analysis of integrated remote sensing data; SEG 2015 Conference

Research Projects

Ore deposits and tectonic evolution of the Lachlan Orogen, SE Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision