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Researcher: Cooke, DR (Professor David Cooke)

Fields of Research

Ore Deposit Petrology
Exploration Geochemistry
Geochemistry
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Geochronology
Structural Geology
Tectonics
Inorganic Geochemistry
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Geology
Volcanology
Isotope Geochemistry
Mineral Processing/Beneficiation
Sedimentology
Environmental Management
Hydrogeology
Basin Analysis
Endocrinology
Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution
Geodynamics
Microbial Ecology
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Agroforestry
Chemical Characterisation of Materials

Research Objectives

Copper Ore Exploration
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Mining and Extraction of Precious (Noble) Metal Ores
Mineral Exploration
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Energy Exploration
Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources
Mining Land and Water Management
Management of Solid Waste from Mineral Resource Activities
Rehabilitation of Degraded Mining Environments
Aluminium Ore Exploration
Titanium Minerals, Zircon, and Rare Earth Metal Ore (e.g. Monazite) Exploration
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Iron Ore Exploration
Zinc Ore Exploration
Mining and Extraction of Copper Ores
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Hardwood Plantations
Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management

Career Best Publications

Alkalic porphyry Au-Cu and associated mineral deposits of the Ordovician to Early Silurian Macquarie Arc, NSW; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Characteristics and genesis of epithermal gold deposits; Reviews in Economic Geology
Epithermal Au-Ag-Te Mineralisation, Acupan, Baguio District, Philippines: Numerical Simulations of Mineral Deposition; Economic Geology
Exploration tools for linked porphyry and epithermal deposits: example from the Mankayan intrusion-centered Cu-Au District, Luzon, Philippines; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Geology, mineralization, alteration, and structural evolution of the El Teniente porphyry Cu-Mo deposit; Economic Geology
Giant porphyry deposits: Characteristics, distribution, and tectonic controls; Economic Geology
Granites in the Sawuer region of the west Junggar, Xinjiang Province, China: Geochronological and geochemical characteristics and their geodynamic significance; Lithos
Mechanisms of arsenic attenuation in acid mine drainage from Mount Bischoff, western Tasmania; Science of the Total Environment
The importance of oxidized brines for the formation of Australian Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn (Sedex) deposits; Economic Geology

Research Publications

40Ar/39Ar and Re-Os Geochronology of Porphyry Copper- Molybdenum Deposits and Related Copper-Silver Veins in the Collahuasi District, Northern Chile; Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
A genetic model for the HYC deposit, Australia: based on regional sedimentology, geochemistry and sulphide-sediment relationships; Economic Geology
A magmatic origin for late-stage sericite-alunite alteration at the Endeavour 48 Cu-Au porphyry deposit, Goonumbla, NSW; 13th Australian Geological Convention
A model for carbonatite hosted REE mineralisation — the Mianning–Dechang REE belt, Western Sichuan Province, China; Ore Geology Reviews
A preliminary investigation and evaluation of the thallium environmental impacts of the unmined Xiangquan thallium-only deposit in Hexian, China; Environmental Geology
Aims and highlights of the 1999 NSW Ordovician SPIRT work program
Alkalic porphyry Au-Cu and associated mineral deposits of the Ordovician to Early Silurian Macquarie Arc, NSW; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Along-strike segmentation of the Abanico Basin, central Chile: new chronological, geochemical and structural constraints; Lithos
Alunite compositions determined by LA ICPMS
Alunite in the Pascua-Lama high-sulfidation deposit: Constraints on alteration and ore deposition using stable isotope geochemistry; Economic Geology
Applying the explorers’ toolbox to discover porphyry and epithermal Cu, Au and Mo deposits
Arc-oblique fault systems: their role in the Cenozoic structural evolution and metallogenesis of the Andes of central Chile; Journal of Structural Geology
Assessing geo-environmental risk using intact materials for early life-of-mine planning – a review of established techniques and emerging tools; From Start to Finish: a Life-of-Mine Perspective
Australian and western Pacific porphyry Cu-Au deposits; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
Bantug lithocap, Negros, Philippines
Batu Hijau - porphyry Cu-Au deposit
Bingham Canyon
Bingham Canyon - porphyry Cu-Mo-Au
Bingham Canyon - porphyry Cu-Mo-Au deposit
Bingham Canyon and Wasatch Mountains Update
Bingham Canyon Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Utah, USA
Bingham Canyon Sampling Program – September 2011
Bismoclite (BiOCl) in the San Francisco de los Andes Bi–Cu–Au Deposit, Argentina. First occurrence of a bismuth oxychloride in a magmatic–hydrothermal breccia pipe and its usefulness as an indicator phase in mineral exploration; Minerals
Blind test site – Anglo American
Breccias associated with epithermal and porphyry systems - towards a systematic approach to their description and interpretation; Gold in 2000
Brine chemistry and the spectrum of stratifonn sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits; Fifth biennial SGA Meeting and tenth quadrennial IAGOD Symposium
Brine chemistry and the spectrum of stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits; Mineral Deposits: Processes to Processing
Calcite synthesis
Carbonate geochemistry: a P1153 PhD thesis proposal
Central Chile
Central Chilean Andes
Cerro Casale Porphyry Cu-Au Deposit, Chile
Characteristics and genesis of epithermal gold deposits; Reviews in Economic Geology
Characteristics, timing and formation of diatreme breccias at Kelian gold deposit, east Kalimantan, Indonesia; International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining Around the Pacific Rim
Chlorite comes of age: a key tool for exploring in greenrocks
Cobre Panama Porphyry Cu-Au-Mo District, Panama
Contrasting mineralisation and alteration styles and a possible alkalic lithocap at the Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia; 33rd International Geological Congress
Controls on mineralization and alteration at the giant Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia; 34th International Geological Congress
Controls on mineralization and alteration at the giant Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia; Society of Economic Geologists, Integrated Exploration and Ore Deposits
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
Diatreme Breccias at the Kelian Gold Mine, Kalimantan, Indonesia: Precursors to Epithermal Gold Mineralization; Economic Geology
Distal Pb-Zn-Ag veins associated with the world-class Donggou porphyry Mo deposit, southern North China craton; Ore Geology Reviews
Do batholiths produce false positives? The case for green rock study of the Yerington district, Nevada
El Teniente – Quartz
Element Mobility Above, Below, and on the Sides of the Ann Mason Cu-Au-Mo Deposit, Nevada, USA; Gold' 17
Endeavour copper-gold porphyry deposits, North Parkes, New South Wales: intrusive history and fluid evolution; Economic Geology
Enhanced geochemical targeting in magmatic-hydrothermal systems
Epidote synthesis
Epidote synthesis
Epithermal Au-Ag-Te Mineralisation, Acupan, Baguio District, Philippines: Numerical Simulations of Mineral Deposition; Economic Geology
Epithermal cold mineralization, Acupan, Baguio district, Philippines: Geology, mineralization, alteration and the thermochemical environment of ore deposition; Economic Geology
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote and chlorite geochemistry for provided samples from Sophia project (Chile)
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 10
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 7
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 8
Evaluating porphyry Cu fertility using epidote geochemistry - batch 9
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 magmatic-hydrothermal fluids and ore-forming processes in epithermal and porphyry deposits of the Baguio District, Philippines; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Evidence for solution collapse of a magmatic-hydrothermal breccia complex at the Lihir gold deposit, Papua New Guinea; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015
Evidence for syngenetic gold mineralization overprinted by skarn at the Xinqiao Cu-S-Fe-Au deposit, Tongling Mineral District, China; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015
Evolution of the Renison hydrothermal system, Western Tasmania; 13th Geological Convention
Executive summary AMIRA project P1060: enhanced geochemical targeting in magmatic-hydrothermal systems
Exploration tools for linked porphyry and epithermal deposits: example from the Mankayan intrusion-centered Cu-Au District, Luzon, Philippines; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Exploring the porphyry environment: Cadia Valley green rock case study final report, March 2015
Feldspar chemistry and fluorescence at Batu Hijau
Feldspar chemistry and fluorescence at Batu Hijau
Five questions for fun and profit: A mineral systems perspective on metallogenic epochs, provinces and magmatic hydrothermal Cu and Au deposits; Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge
Fluid chemistry, structural setting, and emplacement history of the Rosario Cu-Mo porphyry and Cu-Ag-Au epithermal veins, Collahuasi district, northern Chile; Economic Geology
Form source to sinks in auriferous magmatic-hydrothermal porphyry and epithermal deposits; Elements
From crucible to graben in 2.3 Ma: A high-resolution geochronological study of porphyry life cycles, boyongan-bayugo copper-gold deposits, Philippines; Geology
Future Plans - Porphyry copper module
Genesis and exploration implications of epithermal gold mineralization and porphyry-style alteration at the Endeavour 41 Prospect, Cowal district, New South Wales, Australia; Economic Geology
Geochemical characteristics of the Shujiadian Cu deposit related intrusion in Tongling: Petrogenesis and implications for the formation of porphyry Cu systems in the Middle-Lower Yangtze River Valley metallogenic belt, eastern China; Lithos
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
Geochemistry and age of magmatic rocks in the unexposed Narromine, Cowal and Fairholme Igneous Complexes in the Ordovician Macquarie Arc, New South Wales; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Geochemistry of Porphyry Deposits; Treatise on Geochemistry
Geochemistry of Tertiary Igneous Rocks of Northern Luzon, Philippines: Evidence for a Back-Arc Setting for Alkalic Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposits anda Case for Slab Roll-Back; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Geochronology and significance of volcanic rocks in the Ning-Wu Basin of China; Science China - Earth Sciences
Geochronology of the diorite porphyrites in Ning-Wu basin and their metallogenic significances; Yanshi Xuebao (Acta Petrologica Sinica)
Geochronology of the volcanic rocks in the Lu-Zong basin and its significance; Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences
Geological and structural controls on gold mineralization in the Tanami District, Northern Territory; Mineralium Deposita
Geological controls on drainage water compositions across a granite-related zoned mineral field; (th Interantional Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction
Geological, geochemical characteristics and isotope systematics of the Longqiao iron deposit in the Lu-Zong volcano-sedimentary basin, Middle-Lower Yangtze (Changjiang) River Valley, Eastern China; Ore Geology Reviews: Journal for Comprehensive Studies of Ore Genesis and Ore Exploration
Geology and genesis of the Cerro la Mina porphyry-high sulfidation Au (Cu-Mo) Prospect, Mexico; Economic Geology
Geology of the Didipio Region and Genesis of the Dinkidi Alkalic Porphyry Cu-Au Deposit and Related Pegmatites, Northern Luzon, Philippines; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Geology, mineralisation and genesis of the alkaline Dinkidi Cu-Au porphyry, North Luzon, Philippines; International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining around the Pacific Rim
Geology, mineralization, alteration, and structural evolution of the El Teniente porphyry Cu-Mo deposit; Economic Geology
Geology, mineralization, alteration, and structural evolution of the El Teniente porphyry Cu-Mo deposit - A reply; Economic Geology
Giant Ore Deposit systems - Porphyry copper module - Progress Report 2000
Giant porphyry deposits: Characteristics, distribution, and tectonic controls; Economic Geology
Gold-rich weathering rinds around pyrite and arsenopyrite near a Mo-Cu porphyry deposit in the Copper Basin, Nevada: implications for supergene enrichment and possible relationships with Carlin-style mineralisation; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015
Granites in the Sawuer region of the west Junggar, Xinjiang Province, China: Geochronological and geochemical characteristics and their geodynamic significance; Lithos
Grasberg porphyry Cu-Au deposit Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Grasberg porphyry Cu-Au deposit: Study site update
Grasberg porphyry Cu-Au deposit: Study site update
Grasberg-Ertsberg mining district
Ground selection for stratiform zinc deposits in North Australian Proterozoic basins: sources, aquifers, seals, faults and haloes; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Haquira porphyry Cu-Mo-Au district, Peru
Hybrid phreatomagmatic and phreatic breccias at the Kelian gold deposit, East Kalimantan Indonesia - triggering mechanisms and implications for ore genesis in magmatic-hydrothermal systems; Summit 2000
Hydrothermal alteration, mineralization and breccias at the Zijinshan high sulfidation Cu-Au deposit, Fujian Province, China; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015
Hydrothermal Breccias and Veins at the Kelian Gold Mine, Kalimantan, Indonesia: Genesis of a Large Epithermal Gold Deposit; Economic Geology
Hydrothermal fluid sources in the development of shallow potassic-sodic alteration at the Cadia East alkalic porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW; 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
Igneous Geochemistry of Mineralized Rocks of the Baguio District, Philippines: Implications for Tectonic Evolution and the Genesis of Porphyry-Style Mineralization; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Importance and significance of the Bantug lithocap Negros, Philippines
Infrared imaging of geothermal activity within the Lienetz open-pit, Lihir Au mine, PNG; influence of faults and porphyry- and epithermal-style breccias on modern-day high-temperature fluid flow; SEG 2015 Conference
Introduction to the special issue devoted to alkalic porphyry Cu-Au and epithermal Au deposits; Economic Geology
Isotope geochemistry of the Northeast zone, Mount Polley alkalic Cu-Au-Ag porphyry deposit, British Columbia: a case for carbonate assimilation; Economic Geology
Junee-Parkes-Narromine Belt: Fieldtrip Guide, Origin and metallogenesis of Ordovician volcanic belts of central western NSW
K metasomatism and base metal depletion in volcanic rocks from the McArthur Basin, Northern Territory - implications for base metal mineralisation; Economic Geology
K-metasomatism and Cu-Pb-Zn depletion in the Tawallah Group Volcanics, McArthur Basin - implications for base metal mineralisation; 13th Australian Geological Convention
La Americana Cu-Mo deposit, Chile
LA-ICP-MS trace element analysis of pyrite from the Chang'an gold deposit, Sanjiang region, China: Implication for ore-forming process; Gondwana Research
LA-ICP-MS zircon U-Pb ages of the A-type granites in the Lu-Zong (Lujiang-Zongyang) area and their geological significances; Acta Petrologica Sinica
LA-ICPMS U-Pb age of zircon from basalt of Matoutan Group in Shilipo native copper area, eastern Tianshan, Xiniang; Acta Petrologica Sinica
LA-ICPMS zircon age of Tasite pluton in Sawuer region of west Junggar, Xinjiang; Acta Petrologica Sinica
Limits of porphyry deposit footprints in the Central Chilean Andes
Lithocap blind test site - Barrick
Lithofacies associations and evolution of the volcanic host succession to the Minifie ore zone: Ladolam gold deposit, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea; Economic Geology
Magmatic evolution and characteristics of magmatic fluid in the Qiagong porphyry system; Acta Geologica Sinica
Magmatic precursors of hydrothermal fluids at the Río Blanco Cu-Mo deposit, Chile: links to silicate magmas and metal transport; Economic Geology
Magnetite and epidote chemistry and textures at Ferrobamba Cu-Au-Fe skarn
Magnetite textures at Big Gossan, Ertsberg and Kucing Liar, Indonesia
Magnetite: pointing the way for porphyry explorers
Manganese transport in sedimentary brines - chemical controls on McArthur-type and Broken Hill-type sediment-hosted Pb-Zn deposits
Marine volcanosedimentary basins hosting porphyry Au-Cu deposits, Cadia Valley, New South Wales, Australia; Economic Geology
Mechanisms for cassiterite deposition at Renison, Western Tasmania; GSA Annual Meeting
Mechanisms of arsenic attenuation in acid mine drainage from Mount Bischoff, western Tasmania; Science of the Total Environment
Mesozoic iron oxide copper-gold mineralization in the Central Andes and the Gondwana supercontinent breakup; Economic Geology
Metal transport and ore deposition in porphyry copper ± gold ± molybdenum deposits - contrasting behaviour between deep and shallow environments; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015
Mineralisation and metallogenic zonation in the North Dundas Mineral Field, Western Tasmania; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Mineralization, U-Pb geochronology, and stable isotope geochemistry of the Lower Main zone of the Lorraine deposit, north-central British Columbia: A replacement-style alkalic Cu-Au porphyry; Economic Geology
Mineralogical and isotopic zonation in the Sur-Sur tourmaline breccia, Rio Blanco-Los Bronces Cu-Mo deposit, Chile: Implications for ore genesis; Economic Geology
Multimillion year thermal history of a porphyry copper deposit: application of U-Pb, Ar-40/Ar-39 and (U-Th)/He chronometers, Bajo de la Alumbrera copper-gold deposit, Argentina; Mineralium Deposita
Narromine intrusive complex - petrology, whole rock geochemistry, alteration mineralogy and oxygen isotope systematics, Origin and metallogenesis of Ordovician volcanic belts of central western NSW
New Advances in Detecting the Distal Geochemical Footprints of Porphyry Systems— Epidote Mineral Chemistry as a Tool for Vectoring and Fertility Assessments; Building Exploration Capability for the 21st Century
New analyses of old rocks: getting more out of the P765 - P765A - P1060 sample suites
New observations from the Lady Loretta Zn-Pb-Ag deposit: towards a new genetic model; MIC'96: New Developments in Metallogenic Research
Orientation survey: Gosowong epithermal Au-Ag and porphyry district, Indonesia
Orientation survey: Quebrada Blanca porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Chile
Overlaps between phreatic and phreatomagmatic brecciation - implications for the development of hydrothermal systems. A example from the Kelian gold mine, Kalimantan, Indonesia; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Oxidised magmas, oxidised fluids and their controls on alteration assemblages and metal distribution in the porphyry Cu-Au deposits of Goonumbla, NSW, Australia; Summit 2000
P1060 - achievements and explorers' toolbox
P1060 Field Guide - Intrusive and Magm atic-Hydrothermal Features of the Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah
P1060: Green Rock Study Site Overview
P1060: lithocap study site overview
Petrogenesis of volcanic and intrusive rocks of the Zhuanqiao stage, Luzong Basin, Yangtze metallogenic belt, east China: implications for ore deposition; International Geology Review
Petrogenetic-metallogenetic setting and temporal-spatial framework of the Yueshan district, Anhui Province, east-central China; International Geology Review
Philex (Santo Tomas II), Philippines
Philippine Porphyry and Epithermal Deposits: An Introduction; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Phreatic explosions, breccia deposits and gold mineralisation in low sulfidation epithermal environments; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Porphyry and Epithermal Deposits and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of the Baguio District, Philippines; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Porphyry Au-Cu mineralization controlled by reactivation of an arc-transverse volcanosedimentary subbasin; Geology
Porphyry Copper, Gold, and Molybdenum Deposits: A Compilation 1905-2012; Society of Economic Geologists
Porphyry-epithermal relationships in the Baguio district, Philippines - telescoping of low sulfidation mineralisation by transpressional uplift and erosion; GSA Annual Meeting
Practical uses of chemical modelling - defining new exploration targets in sedimentary basins; AGSO Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics
Preface to SEG Compilation 7: Porphyry Copper, Gold, and Molybdenum Deposits: 1905–2012
Processes of ore formation in the stratiform sediment-hosted Zn-Pb deposits of Northern Australia: testing the Century model; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Prolom, Serbia – An Active Exploration Site Test
Proterozoic Stratiform Sediment-hosted Zinc-Lead-Silver Deposits of Northern Australia; Sediment-hosted Lead-Zinc Sulfide Deposits
Quartz: a new tool for vectoring in green rock, lithocap and white rock environments
Regional alteration assemblages and exploration vectors
Regional geochemistry of Central Chile
Regional geochemistry of Tertiary igneous rocks in central Chile: Implications for the geodynamic environment of giant porphyry copper and epithermal gold mineralization; Economic Geology
Regional scale potassic alteration of volcanics in the McArthur Basin, Australia - implications for SSHMS and MVT-style mineralization; International Field Conference on Carbonate-hosted lead-zinc deposits
Review of genetic models at HYC; MIC'96
San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina
San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina
San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina (Rio Blanco-Los Bronces, Chile)
SEG release: a new compilation on porphyry deposits
Shoshonitic magmatism and the formation of the Northparkes porphyry Cu-Au deposits, New South Wales; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
Sn mineralisation-related slushy textures in the Heemskirk Granite in Western Tasmania, Australia; Future Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability.
Society of Economic Geologists Compilation, Volume 7
Spatial and temporal relationships between hydrothermal alteration assemblages at the Palinpinon geothermal field, Philippines: implications for porphyry and epithermal ore deposits; Volcanic, Geothermal, and Ore-forming Fluids: Rulers and Witnesses of Processes within the Earth
Stable isotopes and ore fluid chemistry of gold mineralisation at Waitangi deposit, Thames district, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand; International Congress on Earth Science, Exploration and Mining Around the Pacific Rim
Structural controls on the formation of the Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia; 34th International Geological Congress
Structural evolution and internal kinematics of anhydrite veins at Ladolam, Lihir Island; a dissected volcanic edifice and giant epithermal Au deposit; Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Biennial Meeting 2014
Structural evolution from porphyry to epithermal conditions recorded by anhydrite veins and cemented breccias at the Lihir Au deposit, PNG; The Society of Economic Geologist 2014 Conference
Structural evolution of the Rio Blanco-Los Bronces district, Andes of central Chile: controls on stratigraphy, magmatism, and mineralization; Economic Geology
Structural geology of the Andes of Central Chile: evolution, controls on magmatism and the emplacement of giant ore deposits and implications for exploration
Structural, geochronological and tectonic evolution of the Central Chile porphyry Cu belt – Rio Blanco to El Teniente
Study site: Las Bambas porphyry Cu-(Mo-Au) and Cu-skarn, district, Peru
Sulfur isotopic zonation in the Cadia district, southeastern Australia: exploration significance and implications for the genesis of alkalic porphyry gold - copper deposits; Mineralium Deposita
Supergene and hypogene halloysite in a porphyry-epithermal environment at Cerro La Mina, Chiapas, Mexico; Economic Geology
Tallberg Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Sweden
Tallberg Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Sweden
Tectonomagmatic controls on porphyry mineralization: Geochemical evidence from the Black Mountain porphyry system, Philippines; Tectonics, Metallogeny, and Discovery: The North American Cordillera and Similar Accretionary Settings
Telluride mineralisation in low sulfidation epithermal veins - contributions of magmatic volatiles; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Temporal-spatial framework of magmatic intrusions in Luzong volcanic basin in East China and their constrain to mineralizations; Yanshi Xuebao (Acta Petrologica Sinica)
Textures, trace elements, and Pb isotopes of sulfides from the Haopinggou vein deposit, southern North China Craton: implications for discrete Au and Ag-Pb-Zn mineralization; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
The Boyongan porphyry Cu-Au deposit: Repeated hydrothermal cycles tied to discrete intrusive events; Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge
The chlorite proximitor: a new tool for detecting porphyry ore deposits; Journal of Geochemical Exploration
The effects of hardpan layers on the water chemistry from the leaching of pyrrhotite-rich tailings material; Environmental Geology
The Exe River Sn-Pb-Zn-(Cu) prospect, NW Tasmania - physico-chemical controls on ore deposition; 13th Australian Geological Convention
The importance of oxidized brines for the formation of Australian Proterozoic stratiform sediment-hosted Pb-Zn (Sedex) deposits; Economic Geology
The intrusive history of the Endeavour porphyry Cu-Au deposits, Goonumbla district, NSW, Australia; Summit 2000
The lithocap at Bantug Negros, Philippines
The Macquarie Arc, Lachlan Orogen, New South Wales: its evolution, tectonic setting and mineral deposits; Episodes: International Geoscience Newsmagazine
The nature of magmatism at Palinpinon geothermal field, Negros Island, Philippines: implications for geothermal activity and regional tectonics; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
The Ridgeway Gold-Copper Deposit: A High-Grade Alkalic Porphyry Deposit in the Lachlan Fold Belt, New South Wales, Australia ; Economic Geology
The Ridgeway gold-copper deposit: A high-grade alkalic porphyry deposit in the Lachlan fold belt, New South Wales, Australia - A reply; Economic Geology
The Rosario porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, northern Chile: Hypogene upgrading during gravitational collapse of the Domeyko Cordillera; Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge
The sides of porphyry deposits: exploring in green and white rocks
The structure of anhydrite veins and cemented breccias at the giant Lihir epithermal gold deposit, Papua New Guinea; Annual Meeting of The Geological Society of America 2014
The Trace Metal Chemistry of Deep Geothermal Water, Palinpinon Geothermal Field, Negros Island, Philippines: Implications for Precious Metal Deposition in Epithermal Gold Deposits; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Timing of volatile and magma ascent in the formation of the Bajo de la Alumbrera porphyry Cu-Au deposit; Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge
Tourmaline as an indicator of hydrothermal fluid sources at the Cadia East alkalic porphyry Au-Cu deposit and comparisons with IOCG and other porphyry deposits; Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
Tourmaline cemented breccia: San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina Rio Blanco-Los Bronces, Chile
Trace-elements in sulfide minerals from eastern Australian volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposits .1. Proton microprobe analyses of pyrite, chalcopyrite, and sphalerite, and .2. Selenium levels in pyrite - comparison with delta-S-34 values and implications for the source of sulfur in volcanogenic hydrothermal systems; Economic Geology
U-Pb and Re-Os geochronologic evidence for two alkalic porphyry ore-forming events in the Cadia district, New South Wales, Australia; Economic Geology
Ultra-Deep Oxidation and Exotic Copper Formation at the Late Pliocene Boyongan and Bayugo Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposits, Surigao, Philippines: Geology, Mineralog, Paleoaltimetry, and their Implications for Geologic, Physiographic, and Tectonic Controls; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Using mineral chemistry to detect the location of concealed porphyry deposits - an example from Resolution, Arizona; 27th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2015
Using pyrite to vector towards porphyry and epithermal mineralisation
Vectoring techniques investigated using trace element chemistry of carbonates around the Baguio District
Vertical and lateral variation of mineralogy and chemistry in the Early Jurassic Mt. Milligan alkalic porphyry Au-Cu deposit, British Columbia, Canada; Economic Geology
Volatile exsolution in Western Tasmanian Sn granites: insights from mineral textures and stable isotopes; SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting
Volcanic-hydrothermal breccias at the Lihir alkalic gold deposit, Papua New Guinea; Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference 2015
Volcanotectonic setting of world-class alkalic porphyry and epithermal Au ± Cu deposits of the southwest Pacific; Tectonics, Metallogeny, and Discovery: The North American Cordillera and Similar Accretionary Settings
Whole rock geochemistry - lessons learned from exploration
Yeoval district, NSW
Yerington District, Nevada, USA
Yerington, Nevada, USA: untangling multiple generations of epidote
Yerington, Nevada, USA: Untangling multiple generations of epidote

Research Projects

A New Generation Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer Facility for Advanced Research in the Earth, Planetary and Environmental Sciences; Australian Research Council (ARC)
A state-of-the-art field emission electron microprobe for Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
AMIRA P1060 Enhanced Geochemical Targeting in Magmatic-Hydrothermal Systems; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
An x-ray Fluorecence Analysis System to Replace an Existing 16 year old Instrument; 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)
Boyongan Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposit, Surigao, Philippines - PhD project; Anglo American Exploration Philippines Inc (ANGLOA)
Breccia Book Seed Funding; Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AMEBC)
Caijiaying Zn-Au Deposit: Geological Characteristics and their Implications to Exploration; Hebei Hua-Ao Mining Devt Co. [subsidiary of Griffin Mining Ltd] (HHA-GFM)
Chemical and Minerological Zonation Patterns in Alkalic Mineral Systems: Implications for Ore Genesis and Mineral Exploration; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
Cracking the Sulfate Isotopic Composition Determination Problem in Ancient Hydrothermal Systems: A Pilot Assessment of the Use of the Carbonate-Associated Sulfate (CAS) Method; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Cracking the Sulfate Isotopic Composition Problem in Ancient Hydrothermal Systems: Application of the Carbonate-Associated Sulfate (CAS) Method; Australian Research Council (ARC)
District-to Deposit-scale Structural and Geochemical Study of the Cadia Porphyry Au-Cu Deposits; Newcrest Mining Limited (NEWCREST)
Events through time: eruptions, extinctions, impacts, ore bodies and orogenies-upgrading the national argon geochronology network; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Exploration Models and Genetic Models for Porphyry Cu-Au Mineralisation.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exploring the Porphyry Environment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genesis of the Cadia Porphyry Gold-Coper Deposit; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geological Setting, Geochemistry and Genesis of Carbonate-Base Metal-Enriched Epithermal Gold Mineralisation, Kelian Gold Mine, East Kalimantan, Indonesia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Geological Setting, Geochemistry and Genesis of the Sepon Mineral District, Laos; Oxiana Resources NL (ORNL)
Geology and Gold Mineralisation of the Cowal District, NSW; Barrick (Australia Pacific) PTY Limited (BAP)
Geology of the Escondida District, Chile; BHP Minerals (BHPM)
Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis of the Rasario Porphyry Copper Deposit and Related Epithermal Vein Mineralisation, Collahuasi District, Chile; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
Giant Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposits; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Giant Porphyry Copper-gold Deposits; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Gold and Organic Matter: Why are they Commonly Related?; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Groundwaters in Wet, Temperate, Sulfide Mining Districts: Delineation of Modern Fluid Flow, and Predictive Modelling to Improve Management after Mine Closure (Rosebery, Tasmania); Australian Research Council (ARC)
Honours Research Project at Peak Hill; Alkane Exploration NL (AE)
Industry funding support for CODES Hons - PhD Projects in 2006; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
Intrusive history and genesis of the Bayugo porphyry copper-gold deposit, Surigao del Norte, Philippines; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
Intrusive History and Volatile Evolution in the Goonumbla Porphyry Copper-Gold District; North Limited (NL)
Intrusive history and volatile evolution in the Goonumbla Porphyry Cu-Au district; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Magmatic-hydrothermal volatile exsolution and mineralisation in Tasmanian Sn granites; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
Metal zonation and ore deposition around mesothermal granitoids; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Micro-FTIR and EPMA comparison of hydrothermal and metamorphic muscovite.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Microanalysis of Fluids Involved in Genesis of Magmas and Ore Deposits: A State of the Art Facility; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Mineralisation and Alteration of the Kerikil and Serujan Lode Systems, Mt Mu Implications for Ore Genesis and Exploration; Aurora Gold, P.T. Indo Muro Kencana (AGPTIMK)
Ore deposits and tectonic evolution of the Lachlan Orogen, SE Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Origin and metallogenesis of Ordovician volcanic belts of Central Western NSW: a $10 billion resource; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Oxygen isotopic tracing of depositional processes in epithermal gold-silver tems: implications for ore genesis; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
P765 Transitions and Zoning in Porphyry-Epithermal Districts: Indicators, Discriminators, and Vectors; Australian Research Council (ARC)
P765A Geological and Geochemical Halos in Green Rocks and Lithocaps: The Explorer's Toolbox for Porphyry and Epithermal Districts; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Palmarejo Carbonate Base-metals Silver-Gold Epithermal Deposit, Chihuahua, Mexico; Coeur D'Alene (CDA)
Scanning Electron Microscope with System for Automated Mineral Mapping and Textural Analysis to Support New Geometallurgy Research Initiative; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Shallow and Deep-level Alkalic Mineral Deposits; University of British Columbia (UBC)
Studies of Sulfur Isotopes of Pyrite and Magnetite Chemistry: Clues to Redox History and Sources of Sulfur in Archean Gold Systems; CSIRO-Division of Exploration and Mining WA (CSIRO-ARRC)
Textural geochemical and C-) isotopic variations at Batu Hijau; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
The Genesis and Metallogenic Context of the Cadia Porphyry Gold-Copper Deposit; Newcrest Mining Limited (NEWCREST)
The Geology of the Kelian Gold Deposit; PT Rio Tinto Indonesia (PRTI)
The geology, mineralization, alteration and fluid evolution of Zijinshan ore field, Fujian Province, China; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
The Palinpinon Geothermal System - An Active Porphyry Copper System.; INMET Mining Corporation (INMET)
Trace element chemistry of epidote, chlorite and tourmaline in and around batholiths - implications for ore genesis and exploration; The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Education Endowment Fund (AusIMM)
Characteristics and Origins of Breccias in an Alkalic Epithermal Gold Deposit: Ladolam, Lihir Island, PNG [CODES student project]
Controls on Alteration & Mineralisation in the Cadia East Au-Cu Porphyry Copper Deposit, NSW, Australia [CODES student project]
Determination of epidote and chlorite chemistry for porphyry vectoring
Enabling blind exploration - identifying hidden structure with faults, fractals & geomorphology
Evaluation of links between Merlin-style Mo-Re mineralisation and magmatism in the Cloncurry fold belt, Queensland: implications for exploration
Geological and Geochemical Vectors to Epithermal Silver-Gold Mineralization, ARES Mine, Araquepa, PERU
Geology and Genesis of the Ridgeway Porphyry Au-Cu Deposit, NSW [CODES student project]
Geology and Genesis of the San Sebastian Vein System, Durango, Mexico
Geology and Geochemistry of the Kapit, Lienetz and Minifie Ore Zones, Ladloam Gold Deposit, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
Magnetite and epidote chemistry and textures at Las Bambas Cu-Au-Fe skarn, Peru: assessing district and deposit-scale fertilityimplications for ore genesis and exploration
Ore Characterisation at the Productora deposit, Chile
R&D in Mineral Deportment and Exploration Vectoring
Fluid mixing in hydrothermal systems

Research Candidate Supervision

Alteration Systematics and Mineralising potential of the palinpinon geothermal field, Negros Island, Philippines
Au-bearing Pyritic Ore of Lihir, Papua New Guinea- Its Physicochemical Character and Nature of the Causative Fluids
Bantug Lithocap, Negros Island, Philippines- Mineralogy, Textures, and Chemistry.
Boyongan and Bayugo Porphyry Copper-gold Deposits NE Mindanao, Philipines- Geology, Geochemistry, and Tectonic Evolution
Boyongan Porphyry Copper-Gold deposit, Suurigao Phillipines
Breccia-Hosted Chemical and Mineralogical Zonation Patterns of the Northeast Zone, Mt. Polley Cu-Ag-Au Alkalic Porphyry Deposit, British Columbia, Canada
Breccia-hosted copper-molybdenum mineralisation at Rio Blanco, Chile
Characteristics and Genesis of Gold in the Contrasting Wafi-Golpu Porphyry-Epithermal Deposity, Papua New Guinea
Characteristics and Origins of Breccias in a Volcanic-Hosted Alkalic Epithermal Gold Deposit, Ladolam, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
Controls on Alteration and Mineralisation at the Cadia East Alkalic Porphyry Au-Cu Deposit, NSW
Determining the Specification of Carbon and Sulfur in Sulfidic Rocks- New Testing Procedures and Protocols
Develop quantitative and predictive geometallurgical models through characterisation of the ore(s) and altered rocks at the Productora IOCG deposit, Chile, in order to facilitate modelling and prediction of processing behaviour.
El Teniente Porphyry Copper-Molybdenum Deposit, Central Chile
Evaluation of links between Merlin-style mineralisation and magmatism in the Cloncurry fold beld, Queensland- implications for exploration.
Genesis and chemical and kinematic evolution of the late proterozoic ridgeway gold deposit in the carolina terrane of the central south carolina piedmont, USA
Genesis and metallogenic context of the Cadia Au-Cu porphyry deposits, NSW
Geological Framework of the Mineral Deposits of the Collahuasi District, Region d Tarapaca, Chile
Geological Setting, Geochemistry and Genesis of the Sepon gold and copper deposits, Laos
Geological Setting, Mineralogy, Alteration, and Nature of Ore Fluid of the H Zone, the Chatree Deposit, Thailand
Geological, geochemical and genetic significance of the anhydrite seal, Ladolam gold deposit, Lihir, PNG
Geology and Genesis of the Kelian Gold Deposit, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Geology and Genesis of the Permata-Batu Badinding - Hulubai and Kerikil Au-Ag Low Sulfidation Epithermal Deposits, Mt Muro, Kalimantan, Indonesia
Geology and Genesis of the Ridgeway Porphyry Au-Cu Deposit, NSW
Geology and Mineralisation of the Endeavour 41 Gold Deposit, Cowal District NSW, Australia
Geology of the Didipio region & paragenesis of the Dinkidi Cu-Au porphyry deposit
Geology of the Kapit Ore Zone and Comparative Geochemistry with Minifie and Lienetz Ore Zones, Ladolam Gold Deposit, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea
Geology, Geochemistry and Genesis of the Namosi Porphyry Cu-Au Deposits, Fiji
Geology, Geochronology and Alteration of the Lorraine, Alkalic Porphyry Cu-Au Deposit, British Columbia, Canada
Geology, Geochronology and Structural Evolution of La Escondida Copper District, Northern Chile
Groundwaters in Wet, Temperate, Mountainous, Sulphide-mining Districts- Delineation of Modern Fluid Flow and Predictive Modelling for Mine Closure (Rosebery, Tasmania)
Groundwaters in wet, temperate, sulphide mining districts- delineation of modern fluid flow, and predictive modelling to improve management after mine closure (Rosebery, Tasmania).
Heat and Fluid Flow Simulations in submarine volcanic terrains and implications for the formation of massive sulfide deposits
Intrusive history and volatile evolution of the Endeavour porphyry Cu-Au deposits, Goonumbla district, NSW, Australia
Magmatic-Hydrothermal Volatile Exsolution and Mineralisation in Tasmanian Sn Granites
Numerical Simulation of the Ore Forming Fluid Migration in the Sediment-hosted Stratiform Copper Deposit, Zambian Copperbelt
Palmarejo Carbonate - Base Metal Epithermal Ag-Au District, Chihuahua, Mexico
Sedimentology, volcanology & geodynamics of the Redbank package, Northern Australia
Structual Geology of the Andes of Central Chile- Evolution, Controls on Magmatism and the Emplacement of Giant Ore Deposits and Implications for Exploration
Structural and Geochemical Evolution of the Rosario Copper-Molybdenum Porphyry Deposit and related Copper-Silver Veins, Collahuasi District, Northern Chile
Sulphur isotopoers & trace element geochemistry of sulfides as a discriminator of world-class Early Proterozoic Iode gold mineralisation
T.B.A.
The Cambrian Metamorphic History of Tasmania
The Geology and Genesis of the Kencana Epithermal Au-Ag Deposit, Gosowong Goldfield, Halmahera Island, Indonesia
The geology, genesis and exploration context of the Cadia gold-copper porphyry deposits, New South Wales, Australia
The Geology, Mineralization, Alteration and Fluid Evolution of Zijinshan Ore Field, Fujian Province
The Martabe Au-Ag High-Sulfidation Epithermal Deposits, Sumatra, Indonesia- Implications for Ore Genesis and Exploration
Tourmaline Breccia Pipes - Their Alteration and Mineralisation, Characteristics and Origins- Examples from Argentina and Chile
Volcanological and tectono-magmatic evolution of the cadia-Neville region, NSW