CODES – ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits

Tony Crawford

Tony Crawford

Professor Tony Crawford

Honorary Professor

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Geology/Geography
Room Reference 502
Telephone +61 3 6226 2490
Fax +61 3 6226 2547

Career Summary

Following a postdoctoral appointment with the Italian Council of Natural Research at UParma and UNapoli, Professor Tony Crawford commenced a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Tasmania with Professor DH Green in 1983. He was awarded a QEII Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on SW Pacific magmatism (1987-1989) and was the supervising scientist for the Ocean Drilling Program in Australia from 1988-1991. In 1992 he was awarded an ARC Professorial Fellowship working on W Pacific and fold belt magmatism and tectonics. In 1997 he joined the School of Earth Sciences (UTAS) profile staff, and commenced teaching undergraduate courses as well as doing research. At the same time, he joined CODES as Leader of Program 1 (at the time named Tectonics, Magmas and Fluids), a position he has held since that time. His research interests have involved magmatic-associated ore deposits and their tectonic setting and lithogeochemistry.

  • Federal President, Geological Society of Australia, 2003-2006
  • Selwyn Medal, Geological Society of Australia, 2005
  • Clive Lord Medal, Royal Society of Tasmania, 2007
  • Stillwell Award, Geological Society of Australia 2003 (with Nick Direen)

Research Activity

Tony's main research activity in recent years has involved lithogeochemistry of ore deposit host sequences, including the giant Broken Hill deposit, and ongoing research with Anglo American Exploration (Perth) on the petrology, geochemistry and mineralisation of the Giles Complex intrusions in the W Musgrave region, central Australia. He is also working up data from a marine geology cruise of the RV Southern Surveyor to the Naturaliste Plateau, offshore SW Western Australia, pertaining to the breakup history of this part of Gondwana, and the possible involvement of the Kerguelen Plume.

2012 PhD Supervision


New Project/s

  • Petrogenesis, age and origin of the Naturaliste Plateau, offshore WA

Research Project/s