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Researcher: Selley, D (Dr David Selley)

Fields of Research

Resource geoscience
Structural geology and tectonics
Geochronology
Sedimentology
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Exploration geochemistry
Geology
Inorganic geochemistry
Geochemistry

Research Objectives

Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Copper ore exploration
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Zinc ore exploration
Aluminium ore exploration
Management of gaseous waste from mineral resource activities (excl. greenhouse gases)
Mining and extraction of copper ores

Career Best Publications

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
Measurement of fold axes in drill core; Journal of Structural Geology
Vein mineralization at the Damang Gold Mine, Ghana: controls on mineralization; Journal of Structural Geology

Research Publications

A new look at the geology of the Zambian Copperbelt; Economic Geology
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
Detrital zircons from the Lufilian Arc
Detrital zircons from the Lufilian Arc
Detrital zricon geochronology of Palaeozoic strata from the Carlin District
Evidence for solution collapse of a magmatic-hydrothermal breccia complex at the Lihir gold deposit, Papua New Guinea; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015
Evolution of pyrite trace element compositions from porphyry-style and epithermal conditions at the Lihir gold deposit: implications for ore genesis and mineral processing; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Formation of sedimentary rock-hosted stratiform copper deposits through Earth history; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Geology and mineralization of the Cu-rich Mumbwa district, a potential IOCG-type system at the eastern margin of the Pan-African Hook batholith, Zambia; Journal of African Earth Sciences
Hydrothermal alteration, mineralization, and structural geology of the Zijinshan high-sulfidation Au-Cu deposit, Fujian Province, Southeast China; Economic Geology
Infrared imaging of geothermal activity within the Lienetz open-pit, Lihir Au mine, PNG; influence of faults and porphyry- and epithermal-style breccias on modern-day high-temperature fluid flow; SEG 2015 Conference
Insights into geometry and structural evolution of the Central African Copperbelt from zircon provenance analysis
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
Lihir Alkalic Epithermal Gold Deposit, Papua New Guinea; Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication Number 23: Geology of the World’s Major Gold Deposits and Provinces
Lithochemistry
Lithogeochemistry: report 2
Measurement of fold axes in drill core; Journal of Structural Geology
Salt as a fluid driver, and basement as a metal source, for stratiform sediment-hosted copper deposits; Geology (Boulder)
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
Stretched to the limit: an extensional detachment setting for the Gosowong epithermal goldfield, Halmahera, Indonesia; SEG 2015 Conference
Structural and metamorphic history of the Domes Region NW Zambia; Implications for the tectonic setting and structural evolution of the Central African Copperbelt
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
Structural evolution and internal kinematics of anhydrite veins at Ladolam, Lihir Island; a dissected volcanic edifice and giant epithermal Au deposit; Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Biennial Meeting 2014
Structural evolution from porphyry to epithermal conditions recorded by anhydrite veins and cemented breccias at the Lihir Au deposit, PNG; The Society of Economic Geologist 2014 Conference
Tectonic history of the Domes Region, NW Zambia: implications for setting and structural evolution of CACB
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 sediment-hosted stratiform copper ore system; Economic Geology
The structure and significance of anhydrite-bearing vein arrays, lienetz orebody, lihir gold deposit, Papua New Guinea; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
The structure of anhydrite veins and cemented breccias at the giant Lihir epithermal gold deposit, Papua New Guinea; Annual Meeting of The Geological Society of America 2014
Trace element characteristics of sulfides and oxides in the Kitumba-Kayoma-Kakozhi IOCG district, Zambia
Vein mineralization at the Damang Gold Mine, Ghana: controls on mineralization; Journal of Structural Geology

Research Projects

Controls on Mineralization, including Sulphide Mineralogy, at the CSA Mine, Cobar NSW; Cobar Consolidated Resources Limited (COBAR)
Exploring the Porphyry Environment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geology and Geochemistry of Proterozoic Sedimentary Copper Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
P872 - Cu-Co Mineralisation in the Congolese, Zambian and Central Australian Basin Systems; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
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

Controls on copper mineralising processes in the central McArthur Basin, NT (Redbank Package), and its implication for the metallogeny of extensional basins
Genesis and Structural Architecture of the CSA Cu-Ag (Pb-Zn) Mine, Cobar, New South Wales
Geological, geochemical and genetic significance of the anhydrite seal, Ladolam gold deposit, Lihir, PNG
Structure and Sedimentology of the Curdimurka Subgroup, Northern Adelaide Fold Belt, South Australia
The Geology of the Nkana-Mindola Sediment-hosted Copper-Cobalt Deposit, Zambian Copperbelt, Zambia