News: Honours projects - Geology

Fracture formation in heterogeneous sediments, Catherine Hill, Sydney Basin, NSW

Great Northern Coal Seam

This project involves mapping and quantifying fracture patterns to better understanding the role of fluid flow through the Earth’s subsurface.

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Is the mantle under SA primed & ready for copper deposits? Insights from Cu isotopes

Gawler Range Volcanics

Honours project: Gain knowledge and skills in digestion of rock samples for chemical analysis, column chemistry and mass spectrometry.

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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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There and back - how well do rocks record their journey deep into the Earth?

Honours project: Examine the pressure evolution recorded by granitic rocks in the western Gneiss Complex in Norway.

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What goes down, must come up? Tracking sediment input to subduction zone magmas using radiogenic and stable Sr isotopes

Volcan Villarrica

Honours project: Gain insights into the ‘recycling system’ of sediments/carbonates on Earth, with implications for the melt formation and also the deep carbon cycle on our planet. 

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Drainage landscapes of the Australian continental shelf

Terrestrial Drainage Network

Honours project: Explore the fluvial drainage networks that discharge at the coastline.

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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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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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Are subduction dynamics recorded by mafic rocks & their hosts?

Honours project: Explore the pressure-temperature-time conditions reached by the mafic rock vs the host metapelites.

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