EGRU Seminars 2019
EGRU Geoscience Seminar Series 2019
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Transition Metal and Metal Isotopes Used in Mineral Exploration
Professor Ryan Mathur
Juniata College, Pennsylvania, USA
Location: Building 034, Room 011C
Time: 9am - 1pm
James Cook University
Free for EGRU Members, JCU Geoscience staff and students, EGRU Isotope Research Partners, Sn-W Conference delegates.
This half -day short course will review the current understandings of how metal isotope ratios in waters, soils and rocks can be used to identify buried ore targets. Isotopic analyses have also revealed interesting processes related to ore genesis.
The course will briefly cover the strategies and challenges of measuring metal isotope ratios, and will focus on how Cu, Zn, Ag and Sn isotope values have been and can be used in exploration. Case studies from various ore deposit types, along with experimental data, will be presented to illustrate how the isotopes can be used.
Tracking fluid sources for skarn formation using scapolite geochemistry: An example from the Jinshandian iron skarn deposit, Eastern China
Visiting scholar, CUG, Wuhan
Zircon U-Pb dating at JCU int he past, present and future
Tengger Caldera Volcanic Complex: Mineralogical and geochemical constraints on magmatic evolution
Microbialite morphology, distribution and environmental significance in the Cryogenian and Devonian carbonate reef complexes in Australian basins
University of Western Australia
Geological Risk in Mining is so Important that Everyone needs to know about it
Geological Information contributes to all stages of exploration, feasibility, development, mine operations and closure, including estimates of ore reserves and project capital/operating costs. This information is used by both technical and non-technical staff, company management and boards as well as external parties; but almost everything geologists deliver to their stakeholders are estimates and interpretations, rather than facts. SO... how do geologists effectively communicate the fundamental uncertainties and risks associated with their estimates and interpretations, and why are these risks so important?
Mark is a geologist with 40 years experience spanning exploration, feasibility and development, mine operations, management, research and development, and consulting
6 pm for 6.30 commencement
The Mariners Room
Townsville Yacht Club
1 Plume St South Townsville
Catering from 6pm.
Drinks available from cash bar.
Please Register by 23 April 2019
This event is supported by:
17 April - Note 2 seminars this day
New Sn-W exploration tool kit: chemistry of volcanic rocks, cassiterite and zircon
Earthquake Hazard Mapping and Modelling to Support Queensland’s Rail Infrastructure
Abstract: On the 18th of August 2016, the Bowen region experienced a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. This magnitude is moderate but may cause damage to structures. Clusters of small intraplate earthquakes occur in Queensland so as a part Queensland Rail’s routine inspections of their network, response to earthquakes could be more efficient if better information on the distribution, impact and likelihood of earthquakes was available.
This project aims to synthesise existing seismological, geological, geomorphological and infrastructure data using GIS to provide insights into the distribution, magnitude and potential impacts of earthquake activity in Queensland, with special reference to rail system infrastructure. The potential for soil liquefaction in Queensland could be significant; the influence of substrate on earthquake and earthquake-triggered landslide hazards in the Cairns region has also been investigated as part of the project scope.
The presentation is concentrating on aspects of the project relevant to civil engineering. Earthquake clusters have been identified via GIS and the impact of many notable historical earthquakes (pre-1958) have been researched.
04 April (Thursday)
Ta-Nb mineralisation in granites and pegmatites: insights into magmatic metasomatism
Professor Robert Linnen
Robert Hodder Chair in Economic Geology
Robert Linnen obtained a BSc from Queen’s University, then MSc and PhD degrees from McGill University, the latter involved Sn-W-Nb-Ta metallogeny in Thailand. After postdoctoral and research associate positions at CNRS at Orléans, France and the Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Germany, he took up an Associate Professor position at the University of Waterloo. In 2010 he moved to Western University at London Ontario, where he is the Robert Hodder Chair in Economic Geology. His research focuses on intrusion-related critical metal (Li, Ta, Nb, W and REE), and precious metal (Au and PGE) deposits. His research combines geological constrains from field studies with experiments on the behavior of metal to generate ore deposit models.
03 April (Wednesday)
Timing of skarn formation in the Mary Kathleen Syncline, Mount Isa Inlier: preliminary results
27 March (Wednesday)
The tectonic link to southwest Australia paleovalley evolution
20 March (Wednesday)
Moved to 10th April
13 March (Wednesday)
Geological setting of the Tick Hill Au Mine