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Researcher: Belousov, IA (Dr Ivan Belousov)

Fields of Research

Exploration geochemistry
Geochronology
Resource geoscience
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Inorganic geochemistry
Geochemistry
Analytical spectrometry
Volcanology
Mineral processing/beneficiation
Mineralogy and crystallography
Professional education and training
Structural geology and tectonics
Isotope geochemistry

Research Objectives

Copper ore exploration
Mining and extraction of copper ores
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Mineral exploration
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Iron ore exploration
Mining and extraction of precious (noble) metal ores
Mining and extraction of titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ores (e.g. monazite)
Aluminium ore exploration
Management of solid waste from mineral resource activities
Professional development and adult education

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

3D heat source regression modelling; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 4
A comparison of random forests and cluster analysis to identify ore deposits type using LA-ICPMS analysis of pyrite; 15th SGA Biennial Meeting
A microscale analysis of hydrothermal epidote: implications for the use of laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry mineral chemistry in complex alteration environments; Economic Geology
Ag and Co concentrations in sulphides from samples 743_3045 and 743_3046
Aitik deposit, Sweden: progress report; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 2
Alunite compositions determined by LA ICPMS
Alunite synthesis: a tool for vectoring and fertility assessments in lithocaps; AMIRA P1153 Sponsors Meeting 7
Apatite and zircon chemistry; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 4
Arsenic distribution in pyrite in 4 samples from batch MIN2605
Assessment of the mineral ilmenite for U–Pb dating by LA-ICP-MS†; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Batu Hijau - green rock (epidote) vectors; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3(2)
Batu Hijau: green rock (epidote) vectors; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
Central Chile; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
Central Chile epidote and chlorite
Chlorite and epidote chemistry BHP batch 12
Chlorite and epidote chemistry BHP batch 15
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 18 samples for CODELCO and a Chlorite vectoring assessmentP824
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 2 samples for TECK Chile, P850
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 4 samples for BHP-USA, P894
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 6 samples for First Quantum Minerals Ltd, P843
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 69 samples for Codelco and Coledlco vectoring report: P874
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 8 samples for First Quantum Minerals, P812
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 8 samples for the First Quantum Minerals Ltd, P817
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 80 samples for Codelco, P825
Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 9 samples for BHP, USA, P883
Chlorite and epidote chemistry in 2 samples for BHP, Ecuador, P859
Chlorite and epidote chemistry: report for BHP Billiton, July 2017-P424
Chlorite and epidote chemistry: report for BHP Billiton, June 2017-P394
Chlorite and epidote chemistry: Report for BHP USA, February 2018-P516
Chlorite and epidote chemistry: Report for BHP, April 2018- P538 & P549
Chlorite and epidote chemistry: report for BHP, April 2018- P552
Chlorite and epidote chemistry: Report for BHP, March 2018-P533
Chlorite and epidote chemistry: Report for Kincora Copper, December2017-P484 & 501
Chlorite mineral chemistry, Wainaulo, Namosi district, Fiji; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 2
Chlorite Synthesis
Christmas, Arizona, USA: site update; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
Christmas, Arizona, USA: site update; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3 (2)
CODELCO green rock blind test
Collahuasi district magnetite: reanalysis program
Comparison of ablation of different sulphides as a function of the type of nano-second pulse width laser ablation system; The 9th International Conference on the Analysis of Geological and Environmental Materials
Composition and Evolution of the Melts Erupted in 1996 at Karymskoe Lake, Eastern Kamchatka: Evidence from Inclusions in Minerals; Geochemistry International
Consequences of Channelized and Diffuse Melt Transport in Supra-subduction Zone Mantle: Evidence from theVoykar Ophiolite (Polar Urals); Journal of Petrology
Data analytics (or the art of trusting computers); AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
Discriminating between different types of hydrothermal epidote from the Yerington district, Nevada using X-ray fluorescence microscopy and LA-ICPMS; RFG2018
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
Epidote Synthesis
Epidote U-Pb isotope dating: workflow development and proof of concept
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry for provided samples from Sophia project (Chile)
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 10
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 11
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 13
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 14
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 16
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 17
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 7
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 8
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 9
Evidence for the Suprasubduction Origin of Mantle Section Rocks of Voykar Ophiolite, Polar Urals; Doklady Earth Sciences
Fimiston and Mt Charlotte, Western Australia; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3 (2)
From outcrop to laser spot: multi-scale geochemical and textural complexity in epidote form the Yerington district, Nevada; Gordon Research Conference
Geochemical domains in pyrite LA-ICPMS maps; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3(2)
Gold content in arsenopyrite in 1 sample from BFM Float Master Comp (MIN3094)
Gold content in pyrite and arsenopyrite in 1 sample
Gold content in pyrite and arsenopyrite in 3 sample from Con Comp 1, 2 and 3 (MIN3068 J1A, K1A and L1A)
Iron and lithium contents in spodumene for ALS, P821
Iron contents in spodumene, albite, alkali feldspar and mica, and fluorine contents in mica for ALS, P806
It's not easy being green - detecting arc-related mineral system fingerprints using mineral chemistry in 'propylitic alteration' in a Cambrian arc terrane Victoria, Australia; 15th SGA Biennial Meeting
LA ICPMS analysis of sulphides from Cowal mine
La Zanjadistrict, Peru - active exploration site
LA-ICP-MS analysis of apatite and monazite in samples 775-788 and 775-789
Laver porphyry Cu-Ag-Au deposit, Sweden: progress report; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 2
Magnetite and epidote chemistry and textures at Ferrobamba Cu-Au-Fe skarn
Magnetite syntheses
Mineral Chemistry of the HemloAu District
MLA analysis of samples 753-­3619: Ore Type 3 zinc composite 753-3620: Ore Type 3 copper composite 752-­3621: Ore Type 2 zinc composite 752-­3622: Ore Type 2 copper composite
Module 1: Epidote from Batu Hijau, Indonesia; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
Module 1: Epidote from Batu Hijau, Indonesia; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3 (2)
Module 3: greenfields prospectivity assessment tools (new and improved tools for identifying prospective magmatic belts); AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3 (2)
New calibration standard for LA-ICPMS analysis of sulphides; AGU
Ni concentrations in minerals from sample 741 determined by LA-ICP-MS
P1153 Explorer’s Toolbox: Workflow for green and white rock exploration
P1202 Module 1 green and white rocks program: introduction; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3 (2)
P1202 Module 1 Green Rocks Program: Introduction; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
P342 pyrite, chalcopyrite, chalcocite, sphalerite and galena composition in samples from Curtin University
P442 nickel content in pyrrhotite from 3 samples from Savannah Composite (+45 μM) – MIN 2931
P443 cobalt content in pyrite in 1 sample from Wemco Concentrate (-53/+38 μM) – MIN 2939 A1A
P451 Chlorite and epidote chemistry: report for BHP Billiton, September 2017
P459 Hematite chemistry: a report for Chalice Gold, September 2017
P463 gold content in pyrite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite and loellingite in 1 samples for ALS Global
P466 Chlorite and white mica chemistry: report for Newmont, December 2017
P475 Chlorite and epidote chemistry: report for BHP Billiton, November 2017
P481 ALS Global report - MIN3065
P594: Au deportment based on LA-ICPMS imaging and spot analyses of sulphide minerals
P594: Sulphide mineralogy report. Pani Project, Hypogene samples
P604: Sulphide mineralogy report. Newcrest, Fruta del Norte core samples
P605. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 16 samples for Teck
P618. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for eight samples for BHP, USA
P632. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for ten samples for BHP, USA
P643 Batch 1. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 14 samples for Teck Peru
P643 batch2. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for twenty three samples for TECK, Peru
P647. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for three samples for BHP, USA
P658. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for five samples for BHP, Ecuador
P662. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for six samples for Newcrest
P668. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 18 samples for Teck
P669. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for four samples for BHP, Chile
P677. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 13 samples for BHP
P686. Chlorite and epidote chemistry of twelve samples for First Quantum Minerals
P692. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for six samples for BHP, USA
P701. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 7 samples for TECK Chile
P707. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 3 samples for BHP USA
P714: Summary of Sulfide and Sulphosalt Chemistry in 6 samples for ALS Global
P718a: U-Pb zircon geochronology report for Anglo American Ecuador
P726. Gold contents in Pyrite and Arsenopyrite in sample
P727. Gold contents in Pyrite and Arsenopyrite in sample
P734. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 8 samples for First Quantum
P752. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 20 samples for BHP Ecuador
P775. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 12 samples for BHP Ecuador
P868. Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 4 samples for BHP, USA
Pemberton Hills, Vancouver Island, Canada; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
Pemberton Hills, Vancouver Island, Canada; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3 (2)
Phase relations of arsenian pyrite and arsenopyrite; Ore Geology Reviews
Polychronous formation of mantle complexes in ophiolites; Geotectonics
Potential for exploration vectoring and fertility assessments using epidote and stable isotopes at Las Bambas
Preparation of a borate glass calibration standard for LA-ICPMS analysis of sulphides; Goldschmidt 2014
Prolom, Serbia - An Active Exploration Site Test (May 2017)
Prolom, Serbia - An Active Exploration Site Test (November 2016)
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: 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 Synthesis
Pyrite textures, trace elements and sulfur isotope chemistry of Bijaigarh Shales, Vindhyan Basin, India and their implications; Minerals
Pyrite trace element compositions for ore deposits from Western Australia; Goldschmidt 2014
Pyroxenites from mantle section of Voykar Ophiolite (Polar Urals) – pathways for melt and fluid migration; Goldschmidt2013
Pyroxenites from mantle section of Voykar Ophiolite (Polar Urals) – pathways for melt and fluid migration; Goldschmidt 2013
Pyroxenites from mantle section of Voykar Ophiolite – melt/peridotite reaction and crystallization in SSZ mantle; Lithos
Quartz: A tool for vectoring and fertility assessments in magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposits
Random Forest classification of pyrite trace element composition to identify ore deposit type in far-field exploration and vectoring; Society of Economic Geologists Conference 2017
Reanalysis program: Cerro Colorado and Prolom magnetite
Reanalysis program: shebandowan and shabotik pyrite
Reanalysis: Ujina magnetite Epidote ICP-MS maps
Refractory gold content in pyrite, pyrrhotite and arsenopyrite in 1 sample from batch MIN2680
Report on pyrite analysis from sample MIN1669 A2A
Report on pyrite analysis from sample MIN1952A2A
Report on pyrite analysis from sample MMG GG; fraction -212 μm +150 μm
Report on pyrite analysis from samples A14240 Area 2 and A14240 Area 4
Report on pyrite and arsenopyrite analysis from sample MIN1916
Report on pyrrhotite and pentlandite analysis from sample MIN1731
Report on pyrrhotite compositions from samples MIN1902-A1B and MIN1902-B1B
Report on titanite compositions Batch 1 (samples F001502-F001524)
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: First Quantum Minerals (Zambia), P845
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: first quantum Minerals (Zambia), P887
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: First Quantum, P834
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Teck (Australia), P898
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Newmont Australia, P827
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Anglo American Zambia, P870
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: BHP (Chile), P710 batch 1
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: BHP (Chile), P710 batch 2
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: BHP Chile/Aurum, P822
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Codelco, and Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 129 samples for Codelco and Codelco vectoring report P896
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: First Quantum Minerals (Zambia), P770
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Rupert Resources, P805
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Teck (Australia), P753
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Teck (Australia), P787
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Teck (Australia), P789
Report on U-Pb zircon geochronology and trace elements: Teck (USA), P740
Revealing the multi-stage ore-forming history of a mineral deposit using pyrite geochemistry and machine learning-based data interpretation; Ore Geology Reviews
Rutile: Vectoring and Fertility Assessment Potential; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 2
STDGL3 - a new calibration standard for sulphide analysis by LA-ICP-MS; Goldschmidt 2015
Sweep-by-sweep epidote data from Batu Hijau: implications for epidote vectoring studies; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 4
Synsedimentary to early diagenetic gold in black shale-hosted pyrite nodules at the Golden Mile Deposit, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; Economic Geology
Testing LA-ICPMS geochemistry of pyrite as a fertility and vectoring tool in exploration for orogenic gold and VHMS deposits in Western Australia
The importance of geology in assessing by- and coproduct metal supply potential; a case study of antimony, bismuth, selenium, and tellurium within the copper production stream; Economic Geology
The P1202 explorer's toolbox: workflow for green and white rock exploration; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 2
Trace element analysis of apatite and monazite in samples 775-788 and 775-789
Trace element analysis of Arsenopyrite in 11 samples from batch MIN2416
Trace element analysis of pyrite and arsenopyrite in 2 samples from MIN2518
Trace element analysis of pyrite and arsenopyrite in samples MIN 2123 A1A
Trace element analysis of pyrite and arsenopyrite in samples MIN 2132 A4A and B4A
Trace element analysis of pyrite in 11 samples from batch MIN2416
Trace element analysis of pyrite in sample MIN2110
Trace element analysis of pyrite, arsenopyrite, and sphalerite in 5 samples from Alice Queen
Trace element analysis of pyrite, marcasite and chalcopyrite in sample OkTedi
U-Pb apatite geochronology report: BHP USA, Chlorite and epidote chemistry for 3 samples for BHP, USA ,P854
U-Pb epidote geochronology report: BHPUSA, P746
U-Pb epidote geochronology report: TeckChile, P701
U-Pb zircon and apatite geochronology report: Anglo American Ecuador, P842
U-Pb zircon and apatite geochronology report: Anglo American Peru, P840
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Peru, P793
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Peru, P828
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American UK, P835
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Argentina, P798
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Argentina, P731
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Argentina, P776
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Argentina, P777
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Brazil, P832
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P719
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P735
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P737
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P768
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P783
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P788
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P818
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Chile, P866
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Ecuador, P784
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Ecuador, P718b
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Ecuador, P751
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Ecuador, P763
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Ecuador, P772
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Ecuador, P833
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Peru, P691
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Anglo American Peru, P756
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: AngloGold Ashanti, P823
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Barrick, P816
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Chile, P754
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Chile/Aurum, P792
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P730
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P741
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P750
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P766
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP PERU, P773
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P791
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P819
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P839
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P847
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P848
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P855
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P856
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: BHP Peru, P864
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: First Quantum Minerals, P761
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: first quantum Peru, P875
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: First Quantum, P782
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Golden Hummer, P852
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Monzonite Metals, P873
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Nexa Resources, P830
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Stavely Minerals, P771
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Teck Chile, P884
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Teck Chile, P849
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Teck Peru, P846
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Teck Vancouver, P755
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Teck Vancouver, P762
U-Pb zircon geochronology report: Teck Vancouver, P853
Unsupervised clustering of LA-ICP-MS raster map data for geological interpretation: A case study using epidote from the Yerington district, Nevada; Applied Computing and Geosciences
Vanadium content in magnette, titanomagnetite, tatinite, ilmenite and chlorite from two samples
Vectors to the blind Resolution porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Superior district, Arizona
Yerington district, Nevada
Zircon and apatite geochemistry; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3
Zircon chemistry; AMIRA P1202 Sponsors Meeting 3 (2)

Research Projects

American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Building capacity in Regional Australia to enhance Australias Economy through research, training, and environmentally sustainable production of critical metals; Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)
Determination of magma ascent rates for a subduction zone volcano; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Determination of epidote and chlorite chemistry for porphyry vectoring
Development and Application of a Yilgarn Pyrite and Magnetite Fingerprint Database
Exploring, characterising and optimising complex orebodies- upscaling orebody knowledge to add value across the Mining Value Chain (P1249)
Pyrite and Phrrhotite as Ore Vectors and Stratigraphic Markers for Orogenic Gold, Carlin Gold, VHMS, IOCG, Sediment-Hosted Copper, and Stratiform Zinc targets
The tectonic significant of mafic/ultramafic igneous rocks in western Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision