News: Honours Projects - Alan Collins

Dating shales in the world’s oldest petroleum basin

Greater McArthur Basin

Honours project: An exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of a new dating technique with many industry applications in both minerals, petroleum and research.

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Dating the structural evolution of Pichi Richi

Pichi Richi Pass

Honours project: Help solve this missing part of the puzzle in the absolute timing of fault movements and landscape evolution of the southern Flinders Ranges.

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Depths of erosion

Rock Type Models within the Crust

This project will develop a model of igneous and sedimentary protoliths and produce a model of heat production variation.

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Exhuming ore deposits of the Altai (China, Mongolia)

Ore deposits Chinese Altai

Honours project: Apply multi-method apatite thermochronology and calcite dating to constrain the timing of formation and exhumation of the Altai ore provinces.

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Geological framework of the McArthur Basin zinc province

Lower McArthur Basin

Honours project: Unravel the stratigraphy and mineral prospectively of the McArthur Basin.

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Age & basin evolution of the wild Central Officer Basin: far west SA

South Australian Officer Basin

Honours project: Valuable drill core samples from the west of the state will be investigated for age and provenance information.

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Reconstructing past plate configurations using radiogenic heat production

Gondwana Heat Production

Honours project: Reconstruct the supercontinent Gondwana using geochemical, geophysical, structural and geochronologic data.

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