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Researcher: McNeill, AW (Dr Andrew McNeill)

Fields of Research

Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Resource geoscience
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics
Structural geology and tectonics
Isotope geochemistry
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Exploration geochemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Mineral exploration
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Zinc ore exploration
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A late Middle Cambrian shallow-water trilobite fauna from the Mt Read Volcanics, northwestern Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Composition and crystallization temperatures of primary melts from Hole 896A basalts: evidence from melt inclusion studies; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Data Report: Major element chemistry of Hole 896A glass; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Experimental and petrological studies of melt inclusions in phenocrysts from mantle-derived magmas: an overview of techniques, advantages and complications; Chemical Geology
Geochronology of the Dovyren intrusive complex, northwestern Baikal area, Russia, in the Neoproterozoic; Geochemistry International
Geoelectric structure of Tasmania from multi-scale magnetotelluric data; Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021
High-precision U-Pb zircon chronostratigraphy of the Mount Read Volcanic belt in Western Tasmania, Australia: implications for VHMS deposit formation; Economic Geology
Melt inclusions in high-An plagioclase from MORB and high-Ca boninites; American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting
Mineralogy and formation of black smoker chimneys from brothers submarine volcano, Kermadec Arc; Economic Geology
Modeling solubility of fe-ni sulfides in basaltic magmas: The effect of nickel; Economic Geology
Petrology of chilled dyke margins recovered from hole 504B, Leg 140; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
Structures and magnetic fabrics from the Lower Sheeted Dyke Complex of Hole 504B reoriented using stable magnetic remanence; Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results
The composition of near-solidus partial melts of fertile peridotite at 1 and 1.5 GPa: Implications for the petrogenesis of MORB; Journal of Petrology
The Dovyren intrusive complex (northern Baikal region, Russia): Isotope-geochemical markers of contamination of parental magmas and extreme enrichment of the source; Russian Geology and Geophysics

Research Projects

Australian Membership of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Australian Research Council (ARC)
P962 Ni-PGE Potential of Mafic and Ultramafic Magmas; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Geology and Mineralisation of the Tala Hamza Pb-Zn Deposit, Algeria
Mineral Prospectivity and Geoconservation Assessment
Petrogenesis of Eastern Tasmanian Granites

Research Candidate Supervision

Geochemical Evolution of Brothers Submarine Volcano Hydrothermal System, Kermadec Arc.
Geology and Genesis of the Avebury Ni Deposit (the West Coast of Tasmania)
Geology and Mineralisation of the Tala Hamza deposit, Algeria
Hydrothermal Alteration in the Que-Hellyer VHMS District, Tasmania- Implications for Exploration
Numerical Modelling of Sulphide Precipitation From Mafic Magmas with Implications for the Formation of Layered Intrusions
Strato-tectonic Setting of Massive Sulfide Deposits- Mount Read Volcanics (Western Tasmania) and the Iberian Pyrite Belt