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Researcher: Johnson, SC (Mr Sean Johnson)

Fields of Research

Ore Deposit Petrology
Chemical Oceanography
Palaeoclimatology
Magnetism and Palaeomagnetism
Isotope Geochemistry
Tectonics
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Marine Geoscience
Inorganic Geochemistry
Analytical Spectrometry
Organic Geochemistry

Research Objectives

Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Mining and Extraction of Zinc Ores
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A metamorphic mineral source for tungsten in the turbidite-hosted orogenic gold deposits of the Otago Schist, New Zealand; Mineralium Deposita
Arsenic distribution in pyrite in 4 samples from batch MIN2605
Do hyperenriched black shales correspond with periods of elevated atmospheric O2?; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts
Expedition 347 summary; Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Export production in the New-Zealand region since the Last Glacial Maximum; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
IODP Expedition 347 (Baltic Sea): a high resolution test of the pyrite trace element seawater proxy; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
IODP expedition 347: Baltic Sea basin paleoenvironment and biosphere; Scientific Drilling
Mineral magnetism identifies the presence of Pyrrhotite in the Navan Zn-Pb deposit, Ireland: implications for low temperature Pyrite to Pyrrhotite reduction, timing of mineralization and future exploration strategies; 12th Biennial Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Meeting 2013
Primary metal enrichment and metamorphism at the Talvivaara Ni-Zn-Cu-Co deposit, Finland; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits: Mineral resources in a sustainable world
Primary metal enrichment at the black-shale hosted Talvivaara Ni-Zn-Cu-Co-U deposit, Finland: links to Paleoproterozic seawater?; Society of Economic Geologists 2015 Abstracts
Rock magnetic detection of the pyrite-­to-pyrrhotite reduction: applications to hydrocarbon maturity, mineral resources, and biogeochemistry (Invited); American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2012
Rocks from the Cascade Seamount: an archive of the unzipping of Gondwana and the initiation of the ACC?; AGU Chapman Conference on Submarine Volcanism: New Approaches and Research Frontiers
Secular distribution of highly metalliferous black shales corresponds with peaks in past atmosphere oxygenation; Mineralium Deposita
Summary of sulfide chemistry in 2 samples from Garden Gully, WA
Summary of sulfide chemistry in sample TAL003-155.7 from the Allamber Prospect, WA
The biological and chemical evolution of the Baltic Sea Basin reflected in changing sulphide geochemistry. Initial results from IODP Exp. 347; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2016
The biological and chemical evolution of the Baltic Sea Basin reflected in changing sulphide geochemistry. Initial results from IODP Exp. 347; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2016
Trace element analysis of sulphide minerals from Garden Gully
Trace element partitioning during the pyrite to pyrrhotite reduction; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts
Trace metals and isotopes in Estonian black shales: Cambro-Ordovician shallow water anoxia on the Baltica shelf?; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts

Research Projects

High-resolution testing of the pyrite trace element proxy: geochemical cycles during the evolution of the Baltic Sea; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
The establishment of ocean anoxia and ocean acidification during the PETM: Understanding the biological and chemical response on a regional and global scale.; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
Development of fundamental aspects of laser-ablation analysis applied to geological problems

Research Candidate Supervision