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Researcher: McGoldrick, PJ (Dr Peter McGoldrick)

Fields of Research

Ore Deposit Petrology
Sedimentology
Exploration Geochemistry
Geochemistry
Inorganic Geochemistry
Tectonics
Chemical Oceanography
Structural Geology
Isotope Geochemistry
Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Petroleum and Coal Geology
Marine Geoscience
Geology
Geochronology
Bacteriology

Research Objectives

Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Zinc Ore Exploration
Copper Ore Exploration
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Oil and Gas Refining
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences

Career Best Publications

A new look at the geology of the Zambian Copperbelt; Economic Geology
An Evaluation of Methods for the Chemical Decomposition of Geological Materials for Trace Element Determination Using ICP-MS; Geostandards Newsletter - The Journal of Geostandards and Geoanalysis
Proterozoic sedimentary exhalative (SEDEX) deposits and links to evolving global ocean chemistry; Evolution of the Early Earth's Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Biosphere - Constraints from Ore Deposits
Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
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
Stratiform and strata-bound Zn-Pb-Ag deposits in Proterozoic sedimentary basins, Northern Australia; Economic Geology
The importance of oxidized brines for the formation of Australian Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn (Sedex) deposits; Economic Geology
Widespread iron-rich conditions in the mid-Proterozoic ocean; Nature

Research Publications

A genetic model for the HYC deposit, Australia: based on regional sedimentology, geochemistry and sulphide-sediment relationships; Economic Geology
A new look at the geology of the Zambian Copperbelt; Economic Geology
Age constraints from the Rocky Cape Group: putting Tasmania on the Mesoproterozoic map; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
An Evaluation of Methods for the Chemical Decomposition of Geological Materials for Trace Element Determination Using ICP-MS; Geostandards Newsletter - The Journal of Geostandards and Geoanalysis
Authigenic monazite and detrital zircon dating from the Proterozoic Rocky Cape Group, Tasmania: links to the Belt-Purcell Supergroup, North America; Precambrian Research
Brine chemistry and the spectrum of stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits; 5th Biennial SGA Meeting and 10th Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium
Brine chemistry and the spectrum of stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits; Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing
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
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 Proterozoic primary CaCO3 precipitation from the McArthur Group of northern Australia; 9th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-9)
Evidence of Proterozoic primary CaCO3 precipitation from the McArthur Group of northern Australia; 9th International Symposium on Wate-Rock Interaction
Geologic and Geochemical Controls on Gold-Rich Stringer Mineralization in the Que River Deposit, Tasmania; Economic Geology
Geology and mineralisation in the Proterozoic 'Carpentaria Zinc Belt' of northern Australia; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Gold in Australian Late Paleoproterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted zinc-lead-silver deposits; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Ground selection for stratiform zinc deposits in North Australian Proterozoic basins: sources, aquifers, seals, faults and haloes; 15th Australian Geological Convention
IODP Expedition 347 (Baltic Sea): a high resolution test of the pyrite trace element seawater proxy; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
Lady Loretta stratiform sediment-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, NW Queensland: a microbial oasis in a Late Palaeoproterozoic shallow sea; Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Lithogeochemical halos and geochemical vectors to stratiform sediment hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits, 1. Lady Loretta Deposit, Queensland; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Lithogeochemical halos and geochemical vectors to stratiform sediment hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits. Part 2: HYC Deposit, McArthur River, Northern Territory; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Low mid-Proterozoic atmospheric oxygen levels and the delayed rise of animals; Science
New observations from the Lady Loretta Zn-Pb-Ag deposit: towards a new genetic model; MIC'96: New Developments in Metallogenic Research
Northern Australian 'Sedex' deposits: microbial oases in Proterozoic seas; Fifth biennial SGA Meeting and tenth quadrennial IAGOD Symposium
Northern Australian SEDEX deposits: microbial oases in Proterozoic seas; Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing
Precise and Accurate Pb Isotope Ratios in Geological Samples by Sector Field ICP-MS; 5th Australasian Symposium Applied ICP Mass Spectrometry
Precise lead isotope ratios in Australian galena samples by high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Precise measurement of lead isotope ratios in sulfides by quadrupole ICPMS; Beyond 2000: New Frontiers in Isotope Geoscience
Primary dispersion halos associated with the Mount Novit Zn-Pb-Ag mineralisation
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
Proterozoic sedimentary exhalative (SEDEX) deposits and links to evolving global ocean chemistry; Evolution of the Early Earth's Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Biosphere - Constraints from Ore Deposits
Proterozoic Stratiform Sediment-hosted Zinc-Lead-Silver Deposits of Northern Australia; Sediment-hosted Lead-Zinc Sulfide Deposits
Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
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
Review of genetic models at HYC; MIC'96
Routine quantitative multi-element analysis of sulphide minerals by laser ablation ICP-MS: Standard development and consideration of matrix effects; Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
Sediment-hosted base metal deposits - synopsis
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
Spatial Distribution Patterns of Sulfur Isotopes, Nodular Carbonate, and Ore Textures in the McArthur River (HYC) Zn-Pb-Ag Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia; Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
Stratiform and strata-bound Zn-Pb-Ag deposits in Proterozoic sedimentary basins, Northern Australia; Economic Geology
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
The importance of oxidized brines for the formation of Australian Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn (Sedex) deposits; Economic Geology
The Kamarga deposit: A large, low grade, stratabound zinc resource in the proterozoic 'Carpentaria Zinc Belt' of northern Australia; Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing
The Kamarga deposit: a large, low grade, stratabound zinc resource in the Proterozoic 'Carpentaria Zinc Belt' of northern Australia; Fifth biennial SGA Meeting and tenth quadrennial IAGOD Symposium
Trace element content of sedimentary pyrite as a new proxy for deep-time ocean-atmosphere evolution; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Trace metals and isotopes in Estonian black shales: Cambro-Ordovician shallow water anoxia on the Baltica shelf?; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts
Variation of carbon and oxygen isotopes in the alteration halo of the Lady Loretta deposit - implications for exploration and ore genesis; 9th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction
Variation of carbon and oxygen isotopes in the alteration halo to the Lady Loretta deposit - implications for exploration and ore genesis; 9th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-9)
Widespread iron-rich conditions in the mid-Proterozoic ocean; Nature

Research Projects

2012: Goldschmidt 2012, Canada; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
An Ultraclean Chemical Laboratory in CODES SRC/Dept of Geology for Preparation of samples requiring measurement of Geologically and Environmentally Important Elements at Ultra-low (ppb to ppt) levels; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Chemical composition of fluid inclusions and their bearing on genesis of sediment-hosted and VHMS deposits.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Geological and geochemical controls on proterozoic sediment-hosted base metal deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geology and Geochemistry of Proterozoic Sedimentary Copper Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geology and geochemistry of sedimentary base metal deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis of the Gunpowder Cu Deposit, Queensland; Western Metals Resourced Ltd (WM)
Gold, selenium and thallium distribution on the Lady Loretta lead-zinc-silver deposit and its host rocks: genetic implications; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Origin and Setting of Congolese-type Cu Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
P544 - Proterozoic Sediment - Hosted Copper Deposits; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
P872 - Cu-Co Mineralisation in the Congolese, Zambian and Central Australian Basin Systems; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Sediment-hosted, Structually-controlled Copper Deposits: Geology, Genesis and Exploration Implications; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Sedimentary setting of Proterozoic zinc-lead-silver deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Seed funds for Zambian Copperbelt SPIRT Project; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Geological Consulting Services in China
Understanding the geochemical signatures of hydrothermal/deep-burial dolomitisation

Research Candidate Supervision

Application of remote sensing for geological mapping in Western Tasmania
Development and Application of Inductively Coupled Plasma-mass Spectrometic Techniques for the Precise measurement of Trace Elements and Lead Isotopic Compositions in Geological Materials
Diagenesis of the McCarthur Group, Southern McCarthur Basin, NT.
Geology and Genesis of Nifty CU deposit, WA
Geology and Genesis of the Mammoth Cu Deposit, Mount Isa Inlier, Australia
Modelling Cosmic Ray Ground Level Enhancements and Relativistic Solar Proton Acceleration
Paragenesis and trace element geochemistry of hydrothermal geochemistry
Pyrite Trace Element Haloes to Northern Australian SEDEX Deposits
Sedimentology, mineral paragenesis and geochemistry of the Konkola North copper deposit, Zambia
Statistical Methodology for Tab Charts- Data Reduction Techniques in Laser Ablation Analyses
Study of volcanic and sedimentary host rock of base metal deposits in the Koongie Park area of Northwestern Western Australia
The Characteristics and Role of Colloidal Silica Fluids in the Formation of the Grieves Siding Pb-Zn Prospect, Western Tasmania
The Geological Evolution of the NOrseman Area, Western Australia
The Geology of the Nkana-Mindola Sediment-hosted Copper-Cobalt Deposit, Zambian Copperbelt, Zambia
The Lady Loretta Formation- Sedimentology and Stratifiform Sediment-Hosted Base Metal Mineralisation