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Researcher: Large, RR (Professor Ross Large)

Fields of Research

Resource geoscience
Exploration geochemistry
Structural geology and tectonics
Inorganic geochemistry
Mineralogy and crystallography
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Isotope geochemistry
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Chemical oceanography
Marine geoscience
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Mineral processing/beneficiation
Separation science
Earth system sciences
Invertebrate biology
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Inorganic materials (incl. nanomaterials)
Organic geochemistry

Research Objectives

Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Copper ore exploration
Mineral exploration
Zinc ore exploration
Iron ore exploration
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Mining and extraction of precious (noble) metal ores
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Aluminium ore exploration
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Mining and extraction of iron ores
Understanding climate change
Clinical health
Stone and clay exploration
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Natural hazards
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Bakery products
Other plant production and plant primary products
Horticultural crops
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Hardwood plantations
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Scientific instruments
Management of solid waste from mineral resource activities
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

A genetic model for the HYC deposit, Australia: based on regional sedimentology, geochemistry and sulphide-sediment relationships; Economic Geology
Australian Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposits: Features, Styles, and Genetic Models; Economic Geology
Chemical Evolution and Zonation of Massive Sulfide Deposits in Volcanic Terrains; Economic Geology
Multistage Sedimentary and Metamorphic Origin of Pyrite and Gold in the Giant Sukhoi Log Deposit, Lena Gold Province, Russia; Economic Geology
The importance of oxidized brines for the formation of Australian Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn (Sedex) deposits; Economic Geology

Research Publications

A basin system and fluid-flow analysis of the Zn-Pb-Ag Mount Isa-type deposits of northern Australia: Identifying metal source, Basinal Brine reservoirs, times of fluid expulsion, and organic matter reactions; Economic Geology
A Carbonaceous sedimentary source-rock model for carlin-type and orogenic gold deposits; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
A chemical model for the Devonian remobilisation process in the Cambrian volcanic-hosted massive sulphide Rosebery deposit, western Tasmania; Economic Geology
A chemical view of the controls on Cu-Au and Pb-Ag-Zn deposits in Proterozoic sedimentary basins; Metallogeny of Proterozoic Basins
A comparison of gold and trace metals in pyrite from shale hosted orogenic gold deposits and pyrite from modern anoxic sedimentary basins; SEG 2010 Conference
A comparison of random forests and cluster analysis to identify ore deposits type using LA-ICPMS analysis of pyrite; 15th SGA Biennial Meeting
A genetic model for the HYC deposit, Australia: based on regional sedimentology, geochemistry and sulphide-sediment relationships; Economic Geology
A metamorphic mineral source for tungsten in the turbidite-hosted orogenic gold deposits of the Otago Schist, New Zealand; Mineralium Deposita
A new look at the geology of the Zambian Copperbelt; Economic Geology
Accumulation of trace elements into black shale - how to identify a viable source rock for orogenic and Carlin-style gold deposits; PACRIM 2015 Congress
Age and pyrite Pb-isotopic composition of the giant Sukhoi Log sediment-hosted gold deposit, Russia; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Age, origin and significance of nodular sulfides in 2680 Ma carbonaceous black shale of the Eastern Goldfields Superterrane, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia; Precambrian Research
Altered Volcanic Rocks - A guide to description and interpretation; Centre for Ore Deposit Research University of Tasmania
Annual report: South Australian pyrite, hematite and magnetite fingerprint database
Anoxic photochemical weathering of pyrite on Archean continents; Science Advances
Application of a technology driven approach to defining targets for Cu-Co deposits associated within the Neoproterozoic Tapley Hill formation, South Australia
Application of nuclear microprobes towards understanding complex ore geo-electrochemistry; EPJ Web of Conferences
Application of pyrite trace element chemistry to exploration for SEDEX style Zn-Pb deposits: McArthur Basin, Northern Territory, Australia; Ore Geology Reviews
Architecture of the Neoarchaean Jaguar VHMS deposit, Western Australia: implications for prospectivity and the presence of depositional breaks; Precambrian Research
Atmosphere oxygen cycling through the Proterozoic and Phanerozoic; Mineralium Deposita
Australian Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposits: Features, Styles, and Genetic Models; Economic Geology
Banded sulfide–magnetite ores of Mauk copper massive sulfide deposit, Central Urals: composition and genesis; Geology of Ore Deposits
Barite-rich massive sulfides from the Semenov-1 hydrothermal field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 13°30.87′ N): evidence for phase separation and magmatic input; Marine Geology
Basin-scale modeling to test the role of buoyancy-driven fluid flow and heat transfer in the formation of stratiform Zn-Pb-Ag deposits in the Northern Mount Isa Basin; Economic Geology
Behavior of trace elements during oxidation of sphalerite of the Irinovskoe hydrothermal sulfide field (13°20' N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge); Geology of Ore Deposits
Biotic, geochemical and environmental changes through the early Sheinwoodian (Wenlock, Silurian) carbon isotope excursion (ESCIE), Buttington Quarry, Wales; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
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
Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Halo in Carbonates Related to the McArthur River (HYC) Zn-Pb-Ag Deposits, North Australia: Implications for Sedimentation, Ore Genesis, and Mineral Exploration; Economic Geology
Chemical Evolution and Zonation of Massive Sulfide Deposits in Volcanic Terrains; Economic Geology
Chimneys in Paleozoic massive sulfide mounds of the Urals VMS deposits: mineral and trace element comparison with modern black, grey, white and clear smokers; Ore Geology Reviews
Co-evolution of trace elements and life in Precambrian oceans: The pyrite edition; Geology
Comparison of metal enrichment in pyrite framboids from a metal-enriched and metal-poor estuary; American Mineralogist
Composition of fluid inclusions from the Hellyer and Mt Chalmers VHMS deposits, Australia: implications for source of ore-forming fluids; PACRIM'95
Computational modelling of hydrothermal ore-forming fluid migration in complex earth structures; Computer Applications in the Mineral Industries
Constraints on scheelite genesis at the Dabaoshan stratabound polymetallic deposit, South China; American Mineralogist
Controls on Heat Flow, Fluid Migration, and Massive Sulfide Formation of an Off-axis Hydrothermal System - the Lau Basin Perspective; American Journal of Science
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
Covellite of the Semenov-2 hydrothermal field (13°31.13′ N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge): enrichment in trace elements according to LA ICP MS analysis; Doklady Earth Sciences
Criteria for the detection of hydrothermal ecosystem faunas in ores of massive sulfide deposits in the Urals; Lithology and Mineral Resources
Cycles of nutrient trace elements in the Phanerozoic ocean; Gondwana Research
Cycles of nutrient trace elements in the Phanerozoic Ocean and relationship to atmosphere-ocean oxygenation; AGU-GAC-MAC-CGU Joint Assembly
Deconvolution of the composition of fine-grained pyrite in sedimentary matrix by regression of time-resolved LA-ICP-MS data; American Mineralogist
Design, calibration and geological application of the first operational Australian laser ablation sulphur isotope microprobe; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Diagenetic pyrite as a source for metals in orogenic gold deposits, Otago Schist, New Zealand; New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
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
Distribution of trace elements between carbonaceous matter and sulfides in a sediment-hosted orogenic gold system; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Do hyperenriched black shales correspond with periods of elevated atmospheric O2?; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts
Does pyrite act as an important host for molybdenum in modern and ancient euxinic sediments?; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Does tungsten availability control the presence of tungsten in turbidite-hosted orogenic gold mineralization? Evidence from the meguma and Bendigo-Ballarat Terranes; Canadian Mineralogist
Early oxidation events in the Neoarchean as determined by whole rock geochemistry, LA-ICPMS and S isotopes; 2014 Geological Society of America Annual General Meeting
Effects of oxidation and weathering on pyrite chemistry, and implications for evaluating regional gold fertility of the Selwyn Basin, Yukon; Whistler 2013: Geoscience for Discovery
Evaluation of the role of Cambrian granites in the genesis of world class VHMS deposits in Tasmania; Ore Geology Reviews
Evaluation of the role of Cambrian granites in the genesis of world-class VHMS deposits in Tasmania
Evidence for a two-stage process in the genesis of sediment-hosted gold-arsenic deposits; Gold Metallogeny: India and Beyond
Evidence for an intrabasinal source and multiple concentration processes in the formation of the carbon leader reef, Witwatersrand Supergroup, South Africa; 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
Evolution and source of ore fluids in the stringer system, Hellyer VHMS deposit, Tasmania, Australia: evidence from fluid inclusion microthermometry and geochemistry; Ore Geology Reviews
Evolution of the Renison hydrothermal system, Western Tasmania; 13th Geological Convention
Facies architecture of the Lewis Ponds carbonate and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits, central western New South Wales; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Factors controlling free thermal convection in faults in sedimentary basins: implications for the formation of zinc-lead mineral deposits; Geofluids
Ferruginous and manganiferous haloes around massive sulphide deposits of the Urals; Ore Geology Reviews
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
Fluid source and metal precipitation mechanism of sediment-hosted Chang'an orogenic gold deposit, SW China: constraints from sulfide texture, trace element, S, Pb, and He-Ar isotopes and calcite C-O isotopes; American Mineralogist
Four cycles of oxygenation in the phanerozoic; Goldschmidt 2013
Geochemical fingerprinting of enterprise pyrite - Borg, Beefwood and Azan prospects
Geochemical modeling of the zoned footwall alteration pipe to the Hellyer VHMS deposit, Western Tasmania, Australia; Volcanic Environments and Massive Sulfide Deposits
Geochemical Modeling of the Zoned Footwall Alteration Pipe, Hellyer Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Western Tasmania, Australia; Economic Geology
Geochemical signature of PTB sediments in the Perth Basin reveals a toxic ocean at the end of Permian and anoxic ocean in Early Triassic; Goldschmidt 2014
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)
Geochemistry of pyritic mudstones from the Singa formation, Malaysia: insights into gold potential, source of sulfur and organic matter; Geosciences
Geochemistry of shale and sedimentary pyrite as a proxy for gold fertility in the Selwyn basin area, Yukon; Mineralium Deposita
Geochemistry of Sphalerite from the Permian Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulphide (VHMS) Deposits in the Tasik Chini Area, Peninsular Malaysia: Constraints for Ore Genesis; Minerals
Geochemistry, geochronology, and tectonic setting of early Permian (~290 Ma) volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposits of the Tasik Chini district, Peninsular Malaysia; International Geology Review
Geochronological constraints on the Tropicana Gold Deposit and Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia; Economic Geology
Geochronology of the DeGrussa volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposit and associated mineralisation of the Yerrida, Bryah and Padbury Basins, Western Australia; Precambrian Research
Geolgocial, Tectonic and Metallogenic Relations of South China
Geolgoical tectonic and metallogenic relations of South China
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
Geology, geochemistry and metallogenesis of the Selinsing gold deposit, central Malaysia; Gondwana Research
Gold accumulation in diagenetic framboidal pyrite from the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania; 11th SGA Biennial Meeting
Gold accumulation in the Archaean Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa — evidence from concentrically laminated pyrite; Earth-Science Reviews
Gold and Arsenopyrite Exsolution and Limits of Arsenic Solubility in Pyrite Investigated by SEM, EPMA, and LA-ICPMS; Microscopy & Microanalysis
Gold and trace element zonation in pyrite using a laser imaging technique: Implications for the timing of gold in orogenic and Carlin-style sediment-hosted deposits; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Gold in the oceans through time; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Gold-and silver-rich massive sulfides from the semenov-2 hydrothermal field, 13°31.13'N, Mid-Atlantic ridge: a case of magmatic contribution?; Economic Geology
Ground selection for stratiform zinc deposits in North Australian Proterozoic basins: sources, aquifers, seals, faults and haloes; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Hydrosilicate liquids in the system Na2O-SiO2-H2O with NaF, NaCl and Ta: evaluation of their role in ore and mineral formation at high T and P; Petrology
Hydrothermal Alteration and Volatile Element Halos for the Rosebery K Lens Volcanic-hosted Massive Sulfide Deposit, Western Tasmania; Economic Geology
Hydrothermal fluid flow models of stratiform ore genesis in the McArthur Basin, Northern Territory, Australia; Geofluids
Implications of U–Pb detrital zircon geochronology analysis for the depositional age, provenance, and tectonic setting of continental Mesozoic formations in the East Malaya Terrane, Peninsular Malaysia; Geological Journal
Importance of scale and process in choosing the 'right ground'; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Impurity heterogeneity in natural pyrite and its relation to internal electric fields mapped using remote laser beam induced current; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
In situ Pb-isotope analysis of pyrite by laser ablation (multi-collector and quadrupole) ICPMS; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Invisible gold paragenesis and geochemistry in pyrite from orogenic and sediment-hosted gold deposits; Minerals
IODP Expedition 347 (Baltic Sea): a high resolution test of the pyrite trace element seawater proxy; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
LA-ICPMS and EPMA studies of pyrite, arsenopyrite and loellingite from the Bhukia-Jagpura gold prospect, southern Rajasthan, India: Implications for ore genesis and gold remobilization; Chemical Geology
Laser ablation ICPMS analysis of pyrite and U-Pb zircon dating of host rocks from the Tersang gold deposit, Malaysia; AIMS Geosciences
Laser ablation‑ICPMS analysis of trace elements in pyrite from the Tharsis massive sulphide deposit, Iberian Pyrite Belt (Spain); Journal of Iberian Geology
Lewis Ponds, a hybrid carbonate and volcanic-hosted polymetallic massive sulphide deposit, New South Wales, Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Linking gold mineralization to regional-scale drivers of mineral systems using in situ U-Pb geochronology and pyrite LA-ICP-MS element mapping; Geoscience Frontiers
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
Lithogeochemistry and isotope chemostratigraphy of the Barney Creek Formation, McArthur Basin
Manganese transport in sedimentary brines - chemical controls on McArthur-type and Broken Hill-type sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits
Marcasite at the Permian-Triassic Transition: A Potential Indicator of Hydrosphere Acidification; Large Igneous Provinces: A Driver of Global Environmental and Biotic Changes
Mass flow sedimentology within the HYC Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, Northern Territory, Australia: evidence for syn-sedimentary ore genesis; Mineralium Deposita
Mechanisms for cassiterite deposition at Renison, Western Tasmania; GSA Annual Meeting
Metal remobilization and ore-fluid perturbation during episodic replacement of auriferous pyrite from an epizonal orogenic gold deposit; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Microelectronic junctions in arsenian pyrite due to impurity and mixed sulfide heterogeneity; American Mineralogist
Microthermometric evidence for the formation of Permian VHMS deposits in Tasik Chini area, Central Belt of Peninsular Malaysia; Ore Geology Reviews: Journal for Comprehensive Studies of Ore Genesis and Ore Exploration
Microthermometry and chemical composition of fluid inclusions from the Mt Chalmers volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits, central Queensland, Australia: implications for ore genesis; Chemical Geology
Microthermometry and geochemistry of ore fluids bearing on the genesis of volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposits: water depth and source of metals; XVI ECROFI: European Current Research On Fluid Inclusions
Mineralisation and metallogenic zonation in the North Dundas Mineral Field, Western Tasmania; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Mineralogical features of ore diagenites in the urals massive sulfide deposits, Russia; Minerals
Mineralogy and trace-element geochemistry of sulfide minerals in hydrothermal chimneys from the Upper-Cretaceous VMS deposits of the eastern Pontide orogenic belt (NE Turkey); Ore Geology Reviews
Mineralogy of metal contaminated estuarine sediments, Derwent estuary, Hobart, Australia: implications for metal mobility; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
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
Multiple syngenetic metalliferous horizons enriched in V, As, Mo, Se, Ni, Ag, Zn and Au in the Northern Carlin Trend: Implications for the genesis of world class gold-arsenic deposits; 6th Geological Society of Nevada Symposium
Multistage Sedimentary and Metamorphic Origin of Pyrite and Gold in the Giant Sukhoi Log Deposit, Lena Gold Province, Russia; Economic Geology
New insights into the genesis of volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits on the seafloor from numerical modeling studies; Ore Geology Reviews: Journal for Comprehensive Studies of Ore Genesis and Ore Exploration
Nimbus LA-ICPMS images - September 2015
Numerical heat and fluid-flow modeling of the Panorama volcanic-hosted massive sulfide district, Western Australia; Economic Geology
Numerical investigation of salinity in controlling ore-forming fluid transport in sedimentary basins: example of the HYC deposit, Northern Australia; Mineralium Deposita
Ocean and atmosphere geochemical proxies derived from trace elements in marine pyrite: implications for ore genesis in sedimentary basins; Economic Geology
Optimisation of laser parameters for the analysis of sulphur isotopes in sulphide minerals by laser ablation ICP-MS; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Ore deposit research - an Australian perspective; AMIRA Technical Meeting - 1995
Ore-forming fluid source of the orogenic gold deposit: Implications from a combined pyrite texture and geochemistry study; Chemical Geology
Origin of Fe-Mn ± Si layers associated with the Permian volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposits in the Tasik Chini district, Peninsular Malaysia; Journal of Asian Earth Sciences
Overview of the lithogeochemical architecture of volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposits; 17th International Geochemical Exploration Conference
Palaeozoic volcanic-hosted massive sulphides; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
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
Pb‐isotope compositions of the Tasik Chini volcanic‐hosted massive sulfide deposit, Central Belt of Peninsular Malaysia: implication for source region and tectonic setting; Island Arc
Peak gold report
Petrological and geochemical characteristics of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulphide deposit, western Tasmania; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Petrological and geochemical significance of a Devonian replacement zone in the Cambrian Rosebery massive sulfide deposit, western Tasmania; Canadian Mineralogist
Petrology and geochemistry of sphalerite from the Cambrian VHMS deposits in the Rosebery-Hercules district, western Tasmania: Implications for gold mineralisation and Devonian metamorphic-metasomatic processes; Mineralogy and Petrology
Phanerozoic atmosphere oxygen cycles revealed by trace elements in marine pyrite; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Phanerozoic O2 cycles; Goldschmidt 2014
Phase 1 report of trace elements in titanite, hematitic sediments, magnetite and chlorite vectoring study
Phase relations of arsenian pyrite and arsenopyrite; Ore Geology Reviews
Pilot study on the use of trace elements in pyrite, magnetite, hematite and titanium-iron oxides as vectors to ore at the Degrussa VMS Deposit, WA
Practical uses of chemical modelling - defining new exploration targets in sedimentary basins; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
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
Processes of ore formation in the stratiform sediment-hosted Zn-Pb deposits of Northern Australia: testing the Century model; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Progress report on the utilisation of the Mt Read Volcanics database
Proterozoic copper-gold deposits; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
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
Pyrite and pyrrhotite textures and composition in sediments, laminated quartz veins, and reefs at Bendigo Gold Mine, Australia: Insights for ore genesis; Economic Geology and the Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
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 Synthesis
Pyrite textures, trace elements and sulfur isotope chemistry of Bijaigarh Shales, Vindhyan Basin, India and their implications; Minerals
Pyrite trace element behavior in magmatic-hydrothermal environments: an LA-ICPMS imaging study; Ore Geology Reviews
Pyrite trace element chemistry of the Velkerri Formation, Roper Group, McArthur Basin: evidence for atmospheric oxygenation during the Boring Billion; Precambrian Research
Pyrite trace element compositions for ore deposits from Western Australia; Goldschmidt 2014
Pyrite trace-element and sulfur isotope geochemistry of paleo-mesoproterozoic McArthur Basin: proxy for oxidative weathering; American Mineralogist
Pyrite varieties at Pobeda hydrothermal fields, mid-Atlantic ridge 17 degrees 07 '-17 degrees 08 ' N: LA-ICP-MS data deciphering; Minerals
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
Recent Developments in Geoscience Research and Professional Education to Meet the Demands of Australia's Mining Industry; Diversity, the Key to Prosperity
Recrystallization of metastable arsenian pyrite as a source of metals for metamorphic fluids; SEG 2015 Conference
Release of trace elements through the sub-greenschist facies breakdown of detrital rutile to metamorphic titanite in the Otago Schist, New Zealand; The Canadian Mineralogist
Report on titanite compositions Batch 1 (samples F001502-F001524)
Review of genetic models at HYC; MIC'96
Role of upper-most crustal composition in the evolution of the Precambrian ocean-atmosphere system; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Rosebery site study
Routine quantitative multi-element analysis of sulphide minerals by laser ablation ICP-MS: Standard development and consideration of matrix effects; Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
Salt as a fluid driver, and basement as a metal source, for stratiform sediment-hosted copper deposits; Geology (Boulder)
Se and In minerals in the submarine oxidation zone of a massive sulfide orebody of the molodezhnoe copper–zinc massive sulfide deposit, Southern Urals; Doklady Earth Sciences
Secular distribution of highly metalliferous black shales corresponds with peaks in past atmosphere oxygenation; Mineralium Deposita
Secular trends in the global ocean revealed through trace elements in sedimentary pyrite; Goldschmidt 2013
Sediment hosted lead-zinc deposits: A global perspective; Economic Geology
Sedimentary pyrite as a gold-source in sediment-hosted gold occurrences in the Selwyn basin area, eastern Yukon; Yukon Exploration and Geology
Sequence and carbon isotopic stratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Roan Group strata of the Zambian copperbelt; Precambrian Research
Setting the Stage for the Genesis of the Giant Bendigo Ore System; Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Severe selenium depletion in the oceans in the Phanerozoic as a plausible factor in three major mass extinction events; 22nd Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2014
Severe selenium depletion in the Phanerozoic oceans as a factor in three global mass extinction events; Gondwana Research
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
Stability and metastability of arsenian pyrite; Goldschmidt 2015
Stratiform and strata-bound Zn-Pb-Ag deposits in Proterozoic sedimentary basins, Northern Australia; Economic Geology
Sulfide breccias from the Semenov-3 hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Authigenic mineral formation and trace element pattern; Minerals
Sulfide geochemistry at the Petiknäs North VHMS deposit, Boliden District, Sweden
Sulfur isotope characteristics of the Permian VHMS deposits in Tasik Chini District, Central Belt of Peninsular Malaysia; Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences
Sulfur isotopes in sediment-hosted orogenic gold deposits: Evidence for an early timing and a seawater sulfate source; Geology
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)
Syngenetic gold in western Victoria: occurrence, age and dimensions; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
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
Tellurium-bearing minerals in zoned sulfide chimneys from Cu-Zn massive sulfide deposits of the Urals, Russia; Mineralogy and Petrology
Testing LA-ICPMS geochemistry of pyrite as a fertility and vectoring tool in exploration for orogenic gold and VHMS deposits in Western Australia
Texture and chemistry of pyrite at Chah Zard epithermal gold–silver deposit, Iran; Ore Geology Reviews
Textures and trace element composition of pyrite from the Bukit Botol volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposit, Peninsular Malaysia; Journal of Asian Earth Sciences
Textures and trace element geochemistry of pyrite from the St. Ives gold district, Western Australia; SEG 2012 Conference
The Alteration Box Plot: A Simple Approach to Understanding the Relationship Between Alteration Mineralogy and Lithogeochemistry Associated with Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposits; 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 boring billion, a slingshot for complex life of earth; Scientific Reports
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 chemistry of BHY ore formation - one of the keys to understanding the differences between SEDEX and BHT deposits; New Developments in Broken Hill Type Deposits
The dependency of Proterozoic stromatolite abundance on trace elements and temperature; Australian Geoscience Council Convention
The dependency of Proterozoic stromatolite abundance on trace elements and temperature; Australian Geoscience Council Convention: Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience
The Exe River Sn-Pb-Zn-(Cu) prospect, NW Tasmania - physico-chemical controls on ore deposition; 13th Australian Geological Convention
The formation mechanisms of sedimentary pyrite nodules determined by trace element and sulfur isotope microanalysis; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
The importance of oxidized brines for the formation of Australian Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn (Sedex) deposits; Economic Geology
The Rise and Fall of Stromatolites: the influence of trace elements and temperature; Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life
The significance of hybrid deposits in the continuum of VHMS-epithermal and porphyry systems: an example from the Mt Read Volcanics; Volcanic Environments and Massive Sulfide Deposits
The Spectrum of Ore Deposit Types, Volcanic Environments, Alteration Halos, and Related Exploration Vectors in Submarine Volcanic Successions: Some Examples from Australia; Economic Geology
The trace element composition of sedimentary pyrite and variations in trace element content with pyrite textures; Ore genesis
Trace element analysis of pyrite and pyrrhotite from Cannington Mine
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 content of sedimentary pyrite as a new proxy for deep-time ocean-atmosphere evolution; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Trace element content of sedimentary pyrite in black shales; Economic Geology
Trace element geochemistry of sulfides from the Ashadze-2 hydrothermal field (12° 58' N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge): Influence of host rocks, formation conditions or seawater?; Minerals
Trace element partitioning during the pyrite to pyrrhotite reduction; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts
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
Trace metals and isotopes in Estonian black shales: Cambro-Ordovician shallow water anoxia on the Baltica shelf?; Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts
Trends in metal enrichment in framboids from a metal-rich and a metal-poor estuary; Whistler 2013: Geoscience for Discovery
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 sedimentary pyrite chemistry to inform regional exploration for sediment-hosted gold deposits - a gold fertility case study from the Selwyn Basin Area, Yukon; PACRIM 2015 Congress
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)
Variations in pyrite textures with proximity to gold deposits at St Ives: how this effects the pyrite trace metal content; AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference 2012
Whole rock and discrete pyrite geochemistry as complementary tracers of ancient ocean chemistry: an example from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, China; Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Zn-Pb-Cu volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposits: criteria for distinguishing brine pool-type from black smoker-type sulphide deposition; Ore Geology Reviews

Research Projects

A state-of-the-art field emission electron microprobe for Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Alteration Relationships in the Smithton Basin; Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT)
An Electron Probe Microanalysis System to Replace an Existing 14 year old Instrument; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An x-ray Fluorecence Analysis System to Replace an Existing 16 year old Instrument; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Antapaccay Peru; BHP Minerals (BHPM)
Application of New Technologies to Gold Deposits - P1041 (formerly P923A); AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Application of Ore Genesis Research to the development of Improved Exploration Technologies; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Research Hub for Transforming the Mining Value Chain; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Centre for Ore Deposit Research.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
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)
Controls on the Formation and Sulfide Trace Element Signatures of Sediment-hosted Gold Deposits P923; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Copper-Gold metallogeny in the Eastern succession, NW Queensland; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Dinkidi project; Climax Arimco Mining (CAM)
Fluid Flow Modelling in the Mt Isa and McArthur Basins; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Genesis of the Cadia Porphyry Gold-Coper Deposit; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genesis of the Rosebery Copper-zinc-lead Massive Sulfide Deposit, Western Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geochemistry of the Hardpan Layers on Tailings Dams A, B & C; Renison Bell Ltd (Renison Bell)
Geological and geochemical controls on proterozoic sediment-hosted base metal deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geological and geochemical sediment hosted base metal deposits; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Geology and geochemistry of sedimentary base metal deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Gold and Organic Matter: Why are they Commonly Related?; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Gold-rich Volcanic Hosted Massive Sulfide Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
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)
Honours project at South Henty; Goldfields Exploration Pty Ltd (GE)
Isotopic Response of Fluid Flow in Submarine Volcanic Hosted Hydrothermal Systems and Implications for Prospectivity: Mt Read Volcanics Case Study; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Metal zonation and ore deposition around mesothermal granitoids; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Microanalysis of Fluids in the Crust: a State of the Art Facility to Characterise Fluids Involved in Ore Genesis; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Microanalysis of Fluids Involved in Genesis of Magmas and Ore Deposits: A State of the Art Facility; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Mineral Exploration at Tennant Creek; Northern Territory Government (NTG)
Mount Lyell PhD Research Project; Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT)
Origin and Setting of Congolese-type Cu Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
P872 - Cu-Co Mineralisation in the Congolese, Zambian and Central Australian Basin Systems; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Phases 1, 2 and 3 - Geochemistry of Shales and LQ Veins at Bendigo: A New Approach to Assist Selection of Drill Targets; Bendigo Mining Limited (BML)
PhD Support; CRA Exploration (CRAE)
Purchase of a multi-purpose Schottky field emission gun scanning electron microscope; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Pyrite: a deep-time capsule of ocean chemistry and atmosphere oxidation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Relationshiop of faulting to mineralisation in Western Tasmania; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Scanning Electron Microscope with System for Automated Mineral Mapping and Textural Analysis to Support New Geometallurgy Research Initiative; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Seed funds for Zambian Copperbelt SPIRT Project; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
SHRIMP SI - Microscale Stable-isotope Analysis in the Earth Sciences; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Stable isotope mass spectrometer (SIMS); Australian Research Council (ARC)
Structural Interpretation and Geochemistry of Hiltaba Suite Granite within the Yarlbrinda Shear Zone, Western Gawler Craton, South Australia; Acacia Resources Limited (ARL)
Structure and Litho-stratigraphy of the Hard Prospect, Little Broken Hill, New South Wales; Perilya Broken Hill Limited (PBHL)
Studies of VHMS-related alteration: Geochemical and mineralogical vectors to ore; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Sunrise-Cleo Sulfide Trace-Element, SWIR and Volcanic Facies Vectors; AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited (ANGLO)
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)
The Genesis and Metallogenic Context of the Cadia Porphyry Gold-Copper Deposit; Newcrest Mining Limited (NEWCREST)
The Relationship between Geological Structure and Tin Mineralisation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Structure and Deformational History of the Savage River Magnetite Orebodies; Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd (GRANGE)
Upgrade the existing Cameca Electron Probe Microanalyser (EPMA) and so extend the Instrument's useful life a further 8 years; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Upgrade the existing Cameca Electron Probe Microanalyser (EPMA) and so extend the Instrument's useful life a further 8 years; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
VHMS Deposits in the Que-hellyer Volcanics, W Tasmania; Bass Metals Ltd (BASSML)
X-ray fluorescence spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Application of a Technology Driven Approach to Defining Targets for Cu-Co Deposits Associated within the Neoproterozoic Tapley Hill Formation, South Australia
DeGrussa Vectoring Project
Development and Application of a Yilgarn Pyrite and Magnetite Fingerprint Database
Golden Grove
Iscor Rosh Pinah Sedex Deposit
Mt Read Volcanics and Devonian Granite Aureoles
Peak Gold Project
Premetamorphic Gold Enrichment in the Otago Schist
Pyrite and Phrrhotite as Ore Vectors and Stratigraphic Markers for Orogenic Gold, Carlin Gold, VHMS, IOCG, Sediment-Hosted Copper, and Stratiform Zinc targets
Pyrite Vectors for the Cobar Basin
South Australia Pyrite, hematite and magnetite Fingerprint Database
Yukon mineral chemistry

Research Candidate Supervision

A geochemical and geochronological study of mineralised and unmineralised black shales using LA-ICPMS techniques, with a focus on trace elements (including PGE) concentration, sulphur and lead isotopes in pyrites
A new methodology for the study of the magmatic-hydrothermal transition in felsic magmas- applications to berren and mineralised systems
A study of the Petrology and Petrophysics of the Black Swan Komatiite, Eastern Goldfields, Western Australia
Application of geographic information systems to mineral exploration in Western Tasmania
AU-Cu-Bi Mineralisation at Warrego Mine (Tennant Creek, Northen Territory)
Banded Iron Formations, Pyritic Black Shale, and Gold Deposits- A Re-Evaluation
Boyongan Porphyry Copper-Gold deposit, Suurigao Phillipines
Cambrian Granite-Related Hydrothermal Alteration and Cu-Au Mineralisation in the Souhern Mt Read Volcanics, Western Tasmaia, Australia
Development of Analytical Methods and Standard Reference Materials for the Determinisation of Trace Element Concentrations and Isotopic Ratios in Sulpher-rich Minerals
Discriminating Magmatic Source Rocks for Gold, Tellurium and Arsenic Deposits
Genesis of the Rosebery Massive Sulphide Deposit, Western Tasmania, Australia
Genetic and Chemical Characterisation of the Host Succession to the Archean Jaguar VHMS Deposit
Geochemical and isotopic studies of the alteration zone associated with the Mt Lyell Cu-Au deposit, Western Tasmania
Geochemical signature of syngenetic and diagenetic pyrite from marine sediments as a paleo-environmental tool
Geodynamic evolution and genesis of the Cannington Broken Hill-type Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Mount Isa Inlier, Queensland
Geological Setting and Genesis of the Antapaccay Porphyry Copper-Gold and Skarn Deposit, Peru
Geology and genesis of the Lewis Ponds carbonate and volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits, New South Wales, Australia
Geology and Genesis of the Tasik Chini Volcanic-hosted Massive Sulphide Deposit, Central Peninsular Malaysia
Geology and mineralisation of the southern Prince Lyell orebody deeps, Queenstown, Tasmania
Geology and Mineralisation of the Tala Hamza deposit, Algeria
Geology, Geochemistry and Metallogenesis of Selected Sediment-hosted Gold Deposits in the Central Gold Belt, Peninsular Malaysia
Geophysical and GIS applications to sediment-hosted Zn-Pb exploration
Geophysical Signatures of Copper-gold Porphyry and Epithermal Gold Deposits, and Implications for Exploration
Gold mineralisation and chemical sedimentology
Heat and Fluid Flow Simulations in submarine volcanic terrains and implications for the formation of massive sulfide deposits
Hydrothermal Alteration in the Que-Hellyer VHMS District, Tasmania- Implications for Exploration
Iron Oxide Cu-Au related alteration history of the Mt Woods Inlier, South Australia, with special emphasis on the Prominent Hill prospect
Mineralisation Characterisation of the DeGrussa Deposit- Implications for Mining, Milling and Exploration
Mineralogical, geochemical and textural changes related to metamorphism of stratiform Zn-Pb-Ag deposits. the metamorphism of stratiform Zn-Pb-Ag deposits.
Numerical Simulation of the Ore Forming Fluid Migration in the Sediment-hosted Stratiform Copper Deposit, Zambian Copperbelt
Ore Genesis of the Greens Creek VHMS Deposit, Alaska- Implications for Mining, Milling and Exploration
Paragenesis and trace element geochemistry of hydrothermal geochemistry
Pyrite Trace Element Haloes to Northern Australian SEDEX Deposits
Regional volcanic facies analysis of the Tyndall Group, Mount Read volcanics, Tasmaina
Structural and Geochemical Controls on Ore Formation at the New Occidental Gold Deposit, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Structural controls on the genesis of the Renison tin mineralisation
Structure, Volcanic Setting Hydrothermal Alteration and Genesis of the Thalanga Massive Sulphide Deposit
Study of geology and genesis of Menninne Dam Pb-Zn-Ag mineralisation with emphasis on the timing and mineralising fluid composition
Textural Evolution of the Hellyer Massive Sulphide Deposit
Textures and geochemistry of a volcanogenic massive sulphide mineral deposit
The effect of devonian metamorphism and metasomatsims on the mineralogy and geochemistry of the Cambrian VMS deposits in the Roseberry-Hercules disrict
The Geochemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of the Pyrite to Pyrrhotite Transformation / Greens Creek VMS
The Geology of the DeGrussa Volcanic Massive Sulphide. Implications for Ore Genesis and Exploration
The geology, genesis and exploration context of the Cadia gold-copper porphyry deposits, New South Wales, Australia
The Petrogenesis and Ni-Cu-PGE Potential of the Dido Batholith, North Queensland, Australia
The Structural Evolution of the Broken Hill Pb-Zn-Ag Deposit, New South Wales, Australia
The structure and geochemistry of gold mineralisation in the Mount Todd goldfield, Pine Creek Inlier, Northern Territory
The Trace Element Composition of Sedimentary Pyrite- Factors Effecting Uptake and Uses of the Data for Determining Paleo-Ocean Conditions
Title- The regional geophysical setting of gold mineralisation in northeast Tasmania
Trace Element Variation in Phanerozoic Siliciclastic Sediments and Granites in Malaysia- Implications for Gold Metallogeny of the Sibumasu Terrane
Volcanic facies architecture and massive sulfide mineralisaion in the Mount Windsor Volcanics, Queensland