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Researcher: Herrmann, W (Mr Walter Herrmann)

Fields of Research

Resource geoscience
Exploration geochemistry
Isotope geochemistry
Invertebrate biology
Mineralogy and crystallography
Structural geology and tectonics

Research Objectives

Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Copper ore exploration
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Energy exploration
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Alteration of Felsic Volcanics Hosting the Thalanga Massive Sulfide Deposit (Northern Queensland, Australia) and Geochemical Proximity Indicators to Ore; Economic Geology
Altered Volcanic Rocks - A guide to description and interpretation; Centre for Ore Deposit Research University of Tasmania
Evolution of the peak hill high-sulfidation epithermal Au-Cu deposit, eastern Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Geological context for isotopic work at the Boco alteration system
Hydrothermal Alteration and Volatile Element Halos for the Rosebery K Lens Volcanic-hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Western Tasmania; Economic Geology
Hydrothermal alteration types in the Peak Hill, Goonumbla and Lake Cowal districts, Origin and metallogenesis of Ordovician volcanic belts of central western NSW
Junee-Parkes-Narromine Belt: Fieldtrip Guide, Origin and metallogenesis of Ordovician volcanic belts of central western NSW
Ladolam gold deposit, Lihir Island, PNG (December)
Ladolam gold deposit, Lihir Island, PNG (June)
Lithogeochemical and stable isotopic insights into submarine genesis of pyrophyllite-altered facies at the Boco Prospect, western Tasmania; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
MINSQ - a least squares spreadsheet method for calculating mineral proportions from whole rock major element analyses; Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
Regional alteration assemblages and exploration vectors
Reproductive success of a colony of the introduced bumblebee Bombus terrestris (L.) (Hymenoptera : Apidae) in a Tasmanian National Park; Australian Journal of Entomology
Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) Spectral Analysis of Hydrothermal Alteration Zones Associated with Base Metal Sulfide Deposits at Rosebery and Western Tharsis, Tasmania and Highway-Reward, Queensland; Economic Geology
Short wavelength infrared spectral characteristics of the HW horizon: Implications for exploration in the Myra Falls volcanic-hosted massive sulfide camp, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada; Economic Geology
The origin of Chlorite-Tremolite-Carbonate Rocks Associated with the Thalanga Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, North Queensland, Australia; Economic Geology
The Spectrum of Ore Deposit Types, Volcanic Environments, Alteration Halos, and Related Exploration Vectors in Submarine Volcanic Successions: Some Examples from Australia; Economic Geology

Research Projects

Epithermal Gold-Silver Deposits: Geological, Geochemical and Isotopic Vectors to Target Major Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geochronology, Metalogenesis and Deposit Styles of Loei Foldbelt in Thailand and Laos PDR; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Honours Support Project; Pasminco Metals-EZ (EZ)
Isotopic Response of Fluid Flow in Submarine Volcanic Hosted Hydrothermal Systems and Implications for Prospectivity: Mt Read Volcanics Case Study; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Sunrise-Cleo Sulfide Trace-Element, SWIR and Volcanic Facies Vectors; AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited (ANGLO)
Mt Read Volcanics and Devonian Granite Aureoles

Research Candidate Supervision

Application of remote sensing for geological mapping in Western Tasmania
Geochemical and isotopic studies of the alteration zone associated with the Mt Lyell Cu-Au deposit, Western Tasmania