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News: Honours projects - Geology

The Proterozoic Planetary Pivot: Oxygen, Snowballs and Metals

Kingsmill Creek Arkaroola from the air

Honours project: A MinEx CRC project looking at how sediments of the Adelaide Superbasin record the Neoproterozoic Oxygenation Event.

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Noble gases in ancient fluid droplets in minerals

Cornelia Wilkes honours project Noble gases in ancient fluid droplets in minerals

Honours projects: Extract rare noble gas isotopes from specific mineral phases such as quartz.

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ORE-SOME: OZ Minerals Carrapateena (Cu-Au) deposit projects

Rock core laid out

Honours project: Exciting new honours projects investigating the origin of copper and gold at South Australia's newest mine.

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Why are only some peraluminous granites hot?

Central Australian high heat producing granite

Honours project: Undertake U-Pb zircon dating and trace element analysis of accessory minerals at Adelaide Microscopy.

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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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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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