EGRU Seminars 2018

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EGRU Seminars 2018

EGRU Geoscience Seminar Series  2018

James Cook University
Townsville Campus
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08 November

Haddon Forrester King Lecture

David Cooke
Professor, University of Tasmania

Rapid changes in geodynamic environments and their consequences for porphyry ore formation, preservation and destruction - a case study from Boyongan and Bayugo, Philippines

4pm

017-101

Professor David Cooke’s main research theme is the geological, chemical and fluid processes that produce the world’s major copper–gold deposits, known as ‘porphyry copper deposits’. His recent research has focused on documenting changes in the chemistry of minerals surrounding these magmatic copper–gold deposits. Particular minerals retain trace elements in relative abundances which vary in patterns set by the temperature gradient and wall rock compositions. Systematic, rapid sampling of a prospective area can define mineral chemical vector techniques that companies can employ to assist targeting of drill holes designed to discover deeply buried deposits.
The importance of this work has been recognised by many companies that now employ the techniques as a routine procedure in exploration for magmatic copper–gold deposits. Professor Cooke’s other significant contribution has been the mentoring of a large number of PhD students who have gone on to fill important geoscience roles in many mineral exploration companies worldwide.


11 October

Duelling Dinosaurs

Eric Roberts
Assoc. Professor

4pm

034-127


27 September

Cliffs, bentonites and big volcanic mess - 2018 field season in the Kaiparowits Formation, Utah USA

Tegan Beveridge
Post-graduate student

4pm

034-127


10 September  (Monday)

SEG Distinguished Lecturer

Prof Christoph Heinrich

Mineral Resources, Dept. Earth Sciences
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

Fluid evolution and the selective metal enrichment in magmatic-hydrothermal Cu-Au ore systems

Porphyry Cu-Au systems result from a chain of processes at different spatial and time scales, from lithosphere interaction generating large ore provinces to the precipitation of minerals in distinct vein types. This talk will summarise recent research on physical modellling of magma chamber dynamics and high-precision geochronology and discuss how the pressure - temperature path of ascending fluids controls the efficiency of ore deposition and the metal ratios of the deposits. Although research progress was based on the development of sophisticated microanalytical tools and modelling methods, we  can now apply its results using rather simple observations like fluid inclusion petrography.

3pm

017-101


06 September

Can we predict a drought

Christa Placzek
Senior Lecturer

4pm

034-127


30 August

Constraining the provenance of turbidites and sand injectite complexes in the North Sea, using heavy mineralogy

Elliot Foley
Post-graduate student

4pm

034-127


23 August

Geology of the scallops!

Dr James Daniell
Lecturer

4pm

034-127


17 August

AusIMM Sir George Fisher Lecture

North Queensland’s Mining Heritage

Colin Hooper
Engineer, author and on a series of books on North Queensland deserted towns and camps

North Queensland Club
146 Denham Street  
TOWNSVILLE

Time: 6.30pm

Cost:
AusIMM Members, Member's Partners & Student Members - $65
Non-Members - $85

For more information and to register please click here


16 August

The tectonic setting of the world-class greenstone hosted Geita gold deposit, Tanzania, and why it does not resemble an orogenic gold deposit

Prof. Paul Dirks
Director, EGRU

4pm

034-127


09 August

Evolution of the Late Mesozoic drainage patterns in Central Africa: New insight and implications from detrital zircon analysis

Prince Owusu Agyemang
Post- graduate student

12 noon

034-127


14 June

Subduction complex development in the southern Mossman Orogen- Long life, questionable associations and abrupt demise

Bob Henderson
Emeritus Professor

4pm

034-127


11 June 

Pre-completion seminar

Hydrothermal alteration and gold mineralisation at the Geita Hill deposit, Tanzania

Matthew Van Ryt
Post-graduate student

10am

034-127


07 June 

In situ elemental and isotopic analysis of flourapatite from the Taocun magnetite apatite deposit, Eastern China: constraints on fluid metasomatism

Li-Ping Zeng
Visiting post-graduate student
China University of Geosciences

4pm

034-127


19 April 

Electrochemical analysis at nanointerfaces and environmental analysis for the mining industry

Yang Liu
Lecturer, Chemistry
James Cook University

4pm

034-127


12 April 

Pyrite and gold chemistry of Geita Hill, Tanzania

Matthew van Ryt
Post-graduate student

4pm

034-127


05 April

Fun with Raman

Jan Huizenga
Senior Lecturer

4pm

Room to be advised


29 March

Water-fluxed melting drives formation of new continental crust

Huiqing(Jeffrey) Huang
Laboratory and Technical Support Specialist

034-127

4pm


22 March

Pre-completion seminar

Geological characteristics and origin of the Watershed tungstan deposit, Northeast Queensland, Australia

Jaime Poblete
Post-graduate student

TBA


15 March

No Seminar


08 March

Pre-completion seminar

The origin and evolution of heavy rare earth element mineralisation in the Browns Range Area, northern Australia

Teimoor Nazari Dehkordi
Post-graduate student

034-127

4pm


01 March

Pyrite and gold chemistry at Geita Hill

Matthew Van Ryt
Post-graduate student

034-127

4pm


22 February

Iron oxide-apatite (IOA) deposits in the Middle and Lower Yangtze metalgenic belt, east China

Haolong Hong
Visiting post-graduate student

Heifei University of Technology, China

034-127

4pm