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Researcher: Steadman, JA (Mr Jeffrey Steadman)

Fields of Research

Exploration geochemistry
Resource geoscience
Mineralogy and crystallography
Inorganic geochemistry
Isotope geochemistry
Structural geology and tectonics
Earth system sciences
Chemical oceanography
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Marine geoscience
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)

Research Objectives

Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Copper ore exploration
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Mineral exploration
Zinc ore exploration
Mining and extraction of precious (noble) metal ores
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Understanding climate change
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Concentrating processes of base metal ores (excl. aluminium and iron ores)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison of random forests and cluster analysis to identify ore deposits type using LA-ICPMS analysis of pyrite; 15th SGA Biennial Meeting
Age, origin and significance of nodular sulfides in 2680 Ma carbonaceous black shale of the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia; Precambrian Research
Anoxic photochemical weathering of pyrite on Archean continents; Science Advances
Assessment of magmatic fertility using pXRF on altered rocks from the Ordovician Macquarie Arc, New South Wales; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Atmosphere oxygen cycling through the Proterozoic and Phanerozoic; Mineralium Deposita
Controls on copper mineralising processes in the central McArthur Basin, NT, and its implication for the metallogeny of extensional basins: Coppermine Creek case study
Distinguishing ore deposit type and barren sedimentary pyrite using laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry trace element data and statistical analysis of large data sets; Economic Geology
Evidence for elevated and variable atmospheric oxygen in the Precambrian; Precambrian Research
Evidence that the GOE was a prolonged event with a peak around 1900 Ma; Geosystems and Geoenvironment
Final Report - Power of Pyrite project
Final report on pyrite geochemistry at Kempfield (DDH AKDD159, 177, and 178)
Final report on pyrite‐marcasite‐arsenopyrite geochemistry at Kalpini South, plus pyrite analyses from ACDD‐12 (Acra) and pyrrhotite analyses from GRRC001D (Duplex Hill)
Final report on the Telfer pyrite project
Geochemical fingerprinting of enterprise pyrite - Borg, Beefwood and Azan prospects
Geochemical study of pyrite and pyrrhotite from select Golden Mile grab samples (DGN personal collection) and SE-18 (EIS 2014)
Geochemical study of pyrite from the Stavely district, Western Victoria (including Wickliffe, Thursday's Gossan, and Eclipse)
Geology and geochronology of the Two-Thirty prospect, Northparkes district, NSW; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Gold in the oceans through time; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Hyperspectral cathodoluminescence, trace element, and U-Pb geochronological characterization of apatite from the Ernest Henry iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) deposit, Cloncurry district, Queensland; Frontiers in Earth Science
Marcasite at the Permian-Triassic Transition: A Potential Indicator of Hydrosphere Acidification; Large Igneous Provinces: A Driver of Global Environmental and Biotic Changes
Metamorphosed proterozoic Zn-Pb-Ag mineralization in the Foster River area, Northern Saskatchewan, Canada; Economic Geology
Multi-stage enrichment processes for large gold-bearing ore deposits; Ore Geology Reviews
Multi-stage enrichment processes for large gold-bearing ore deposits; SEG 2015 Conference
Multistage pyrites in the Nibao disseminated gold deposit, southwestern Guizhou Province, China: insights into the origin of Au from textures, in situ trace elements, and sulfur isotope analyses; Ore Geology Reviews
Nb-Ta fractionation in peraluminous granites: a marker of the magmatic-hydrothermal transition; Geology
Nimbus LA-ICPMS images - September 2015
Ocean and atmosphere geochemical proxies derived from trace elements in marine pyrite: implications for ore genesis in sedimentary basins; Economic Geology
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
Porphyry fertility in the Northparkes district: indicators from whole-rock geochemistry; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Pyrite compositions from Orogenic Gold and VHMS deposits from Western Australia; SEG 2015 Conference
Pyrite compositions from VHMS and orogenic Au deposits in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: Implications for gold and copper exploration; Ore Geology Reviews
Pyrite nodules in black shales at the Golden Mile Gold Deposit, Kalgoorlie: their geochemistry, origin, and significance; Gold14@Kalgoorlie International Symposium
Pyrite nodules in black shales: recorders of craton-scale mineralization and basin fertility indicators, Eastern Goldfields, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia; SEG 2015 World Class Ore Deposits: Discovery to Recovery
Pyrite trace element behavior in magmatic-hydrothermal environments: an LA-ICPMS imaging study; Ore Geology Reviews
Report on RC drilling at Bono
Secular distribution of highly metalliferous black shales corresponds with peaks in past atmosphere oxygenation; Mineralium Deposita
Sedimentary sulfides; Elements
Sulfide geochemistry at the Petiknäs North VHMS deposit, Boliden District, Sweden
Summary and final report on pyrite, magnetite and hematite mineral geochemistry, South Australia
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)
Synsedimentary to early diagenetic gold in black shale-hosted pyrite nodules at the Golden Mile Deposit, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; Economic Geology
Synsedimentary, Diagenetic, and Metamorphic Pyrite, Pyrrhotite, and Marcasite at the Homestake BIF-Hosted Gold Deposit, South Dakota, USA: Insights on Au-As Ore Genesis from Textural and LA-ICP-MS Trace Element Studies; Economic Geology
Tennantite-tetrahedrite-series minerals and related pyrite in the Nibao Carlin-Type Gold Deposit, Guizhou, SW China; Minerals
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 fluid evolution of the Nimbus Ag-Zn-(Au) deposit: an interplay between mantle plume and microbial activity; Precambrian Research
Trace element characteristics of sulfides and oxides in the Kitumba-Kayoma-Kakozhi IOCG district, Zambia
Trace element content of pyrite from the Kapai Slate, St. Ives Gold District, Western Australia; Economic Geology
Trace element systematics of pyrite and marcasite from the Black Butte sediment-hosted Cu deposit, Montana
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
Trends in Ocean S-Isotopes May Be Influenced by Major LIP Events; Large Igneous Provinces: A Driver of Global Environmental and Biotic Changes
UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research for the Trace Elements in Past Oceans (TEPO) project
Using trace element chemistry of magnetite as an indicator mineral at the Starra iron-oxide copper gold deposits, Northwest Queensland; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021

Research Projects

Characterizing Pyrite Chemistry of Black Shales Hosting Stratiform Zn-Pb -Ag & Application to Mineral Exploration | Quantifying the link between changes in earth ocean chemistries to mass extinction..; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Evaluating epidote and chlorite mineral chemistry in the Temora area, NSW
Iron oxide copper-gold deposits: Geochemistry and Geometallurgy
Mineral chemistry research proposal for Battery Minerals
Mineral Geochemistry Vectoring uncovering North West Queensland's hidden potential
Ore deposits and Tectonics of SE Australia: Freeport-McMoRan
Peak Gold Project
Pyrite and Phrrhotite as Ore Vectors and Stratigraphic Markers for Orogenic Gold, Carlin Gold, VHMS, IOCG, Sediment-Hosted Copper, and Stratiform Zinc targets
South Australia Pyrite, hematite and magnetite Fingerprint Database

Research Candidate Supervision