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Michael Roach

Senior Lecturer

Room 336, Geology-Geography Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2474 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2547 (fax)

michael.roach@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Geophysics (040499)
  • Geology (040399)
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics (040401)
  • Magnetism and Palaeomagnetism (040406)
  • Ore Deposit Petrology (040307)
  • Structural Geology (040312)
  • Tectonics (040313)
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040699)
  • Seismology and Seismic Exploration (040407)
  • Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution (040601)
  • Artificial Life (080102)
  • Stratigraphy (incl. Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy) (040311)
  • Geochemistry (040299)
  • Sedimentology (040310)
  • Archaeological Science (210102)
  • Earth Sciences (049999)
  • Hydrogeology (040603)
  • Numerical and Computational Mathematics (010399)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) (849999)
  • Mineral Exploration (840199)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management (960901)
  • Mining Land and Water Management (960908)
  • Conserving the Historic Environment (950307)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Understanding Australia's Past (950503)
  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Iron Ore Exploration (840104)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)
  • Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources (840299)
  • Copper Ore Exploration (840102)
  • Mining and Extraction of Aluminium Ores (840201)
  • Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration (840105)
  • Superannuation and Insurance Services (900103)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961102)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Coal Mining and Extraction (850201)
  • Energy (859999)
  • Civil Construction Planning (870101)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Mining Environments (961205)
  • Aluminium Ore Exploration (840101)

Publications

Total publications

22

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2001Journal ArticleClose D, Roach MJ, Bishop J, Lewis RG, 'Electrical properties of porphyry mineralisation at the Cadia Ridgeway gold-copper deposit, NSW - implications for exploration', Exploration Geophysics, 32, (3-4) pp. 141-146. ISSN 0812-3985 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Journal ArticleHowlett A, Roach MJ, Reid JE, 'Geophysical characteristics of salinisation at Cape Portland, NE Tasmania', Exploration Geophysics, 32, (3) pp. 214-218. ISSN 0812-3985 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Howlett A; Reid JE

Journal Article

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Oliver TSN, Donaldson P, Sharples C, Roach M, Woodroffe CD, 'Punctuated progradation of the Seven Mile Beach Holocene barrier system, southeastern Tasmania', Marine Geology, 386 pp. 76-87. ISSN 0025-3227 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.02.014 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sharples C

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2015Patriat M, Collot J, Danyushevsky LV, Fabre M, Meffre S, et al., 'Propagation of back-arc extension into the arc lithosphere in the southern New Hebrides volcanic arc', Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, (9) pp. 3142-3159. ISSN 1525-2027 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005717 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Danyushevsky LV; Meffre S; Falloon T

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2013Cracknell MJ, Roach M, Green D, Lucieer A, 'Estimating bedding orientation from high-resolution digital elevation models', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, (5) pp. 2949-2959. ISSN 0196-2892 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2217502 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Cracknell MJ; Lucieer A

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2011Chang Z, Hedenquist JW, White NC, Cooke DR, Roach M, et al., 'Exploration tools for linked porphyry and epithermal deposits: example from the Mankayan intrusion-centered Cu-Au District, Luzon, Philippines', Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists, 106, (8) pp. 1365-1398. ISSN 0361-0128 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2113/econgeo.106.8.1365 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 43

Co-authors: Chang Z; White NC; Cooke DR; Deyell CL; Gemmell JB; Cuison AL

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2011Jutzeler M, Varley N, Roach M, 'Geophysical characterization of hydrothermal systems and intrusive bodies, El Chichon volcano (Mexico)', Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116, (B4) Article B04104. ISSN 2169-9313 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2010JB007992 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Jutzeler M

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2008Vatandoost A, Fullagar PK, Roach MJ, 'Automated multi-sensor petrophysical core logging', Exploration Geophysics, 39, (3) pp. 181-188. ISSN 0812-3985 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EG08020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Fullagar PK

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2001Close D, Roach MJ, Bishop J, Lewis RG, 'Electrical properties of porphyry mineralisation at the Cadia Ridgeway gold-copper deposit, NSW - implications for exploration', Exploration Geophysics, 32, (3-4) pp. 141-146. ISSN 0812-3985 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Howlett A, Roach MJ, Reid JE, 'Geophysical characteristics of salinisation at Cape Portland, NE Tasmania', Exploration Geophysics, 32, (3) pp. 214-218. ISSN 0812-3985 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Howlett A; Reid JE

1997Direen NG, Roach MJ, 'Geophysical indicators of controls on soil salinisation and implications, Longford Basin, Northern Tasmania', Exploration Geophysics, 28, (1-2) pp. 34-38. ISSN 0812-3985 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EG997034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Direen NG

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1997Gunn PJ, Mackey TE, Yeats AN, Richardson RG, Seymour DB, et al., 'The basement elements of Tasmania', Exploration Geophysics, 28, (1-2) pp. 225-231. ISSN 0812-3985 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EG997225 [eCite] [Details]

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1997Roach MJ, Lewis RJG, Jablonski W, 'Scale-dependent electrical properties of sulphide rocks - new methods and techniques', Exploration Geophysics, 28, (1-2) pp. 123-126. ISSN 0812-3985 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lewis RJG; Jablonski W

1995Roach MJ, Richardson RG, 'Regional geophysics of the Alberton-Mangana goldfield, Northeast Tasmania', Exploration Geophysics, 26, (2-3) pp. 92-99. ISSN 0812-3985 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EG995092 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Eshaghi E, Reading A, Roach M, Duffett M, Bombardieri D, et al., 'Investigating the Moho beneath onshore and offshore Tasmania using the complete Bouguer anomaly', Proceedings of Australian Earth Sciences Convention, 26-30 June 2016, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 126. ISSN 0729-011X (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Eshaghi E; Reading A; Bombardieri D; Cracknell M

2016Eshaghi E, Reading AM, Roach M, Cracknell MJ, Duffett M, et al., '3D modelling of granite intrusions in northwest Tasmania using petrophysical and residual gravity data', SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2016, 16-21 October 2016, Dallas, TX USA, pp. 1637-1642. ISSN 1949-4645 (2016) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1190/segam2016-13780273.1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Eshaghi E; Reading AM; Cracknell MJ

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2015Eshaghi E, Reading AM, Roach M, Cracknell MJ, Bombardieri D, et al., 'Insights into the continental structure of southeast Australia and Tasmania from passive seismic and magnetic datasets', ASEG-PESA 2015, 15-18 February 2015, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2015ab203 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Eshaghi E; Reading AM; Cracknell MJ

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2015Kuhn S, Cracknell MJ, Reading AM, Roach M, 'Towards user friendly data-driven minerals exploration: lithological mapping in an orogenic gold setting', SEG 2015 Conference, 27-30 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kuhn S; Cracknell MJ; Reading AM

2010Reading AM, Bodin T, Sambridge M, Howe Stephanie, Roach MJ, 'Down the borehole but outside the box: innovative approaches to wireline log data interpretation', Preview Journal, Number 147: ASEG 2010 Geophysical Conference Proceedings, 22-26 August 2010, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISSN 1836-084X (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/ASEG2010ab046 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Reading AM; Howe Stephanie

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1997Forghani A, Osborn JE, Roach MJ, 'An Image Interpretation Model to Support Integration of Image Understanding Techniques within a GIS: Delineation of Road Structures from Aerial Imagery', International GIS/GPS'97 Symposium, ISTANBUL-97, Instanbul, Turkey, September 15-19, 1997, pp. 10. (1997) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Osborn JE

1996Roach MJ, Leaman DE, 'The regional structure of northeast Tasmania - a geophysical perspective', 13th Australian Geological Convention, Canberra, Australia, pp. 366. (1996) [Conference Extract]

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1995Roach MJ, 'Digital geoscientific data in Tasmania - current status and future directions', National Forum on GIS in the Geosciences, Canberra, ACT, pp. 53-62. (1995) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1996Berry RF, Roach MJ, 'Geophysical data as a control on geological sections', AMIRA (P291A), 5 (1996) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Berry RF

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1994Roach MJ, 'The regional geophysical setting of gold mineralisation in northeast Tasmania' (1994) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

21

Total funding

$46,095,280

Projects

Australian Geology Collaborative Digital Visualisation Project (2015 - 2016)$137,500
Description
Additional funding from additional collaborators, further to the OLT grant project R23070 'Immersive Visualisation for Field-Based Sciences'. These funds will enable additional research to be carried out on the project. Each organisation that has signed up has the opportunity to upload imagery for UTas to process on the understanding that the resultant visualisations will be shared with all parties. The university partners will also receive password access to the educational resources that are developed to accompany the visualisations (the visualisations themselves will be freely available to all parties as Open Educational Resources). There will also be a series of workshops (for each sponsor) on geological visualisation methods.
Funding
Australian Science Teachers Association ($7,500); Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources ($20,000); Geological Survey of South Australia - a Division of the Department of State Development ($20,000); Geoscience Australia ($20,000); Macquarie University ($10,000); Mineral Resources Tasmania ($10,000); Monash University ($10,000); University of Adelaide ($10,000); University of New England ($5,000); University of Newcastle ($10,000); University of South Australia ($5,000); University of Wollongong ($10,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Period
2015 - 2016
Immersive Visualisation for Field-Based Sciences (2015 - 2016)$225,000
Description
This project will develop innovative immersive visualisations of geological field sites, accompanying educational resources and evaluate the effectiveness of these resources for undergraduate education. It is a collaborative project, investigating and testing the use of visualisation methods to augment fieldwork for students.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($225,000)
Scheme
Grant-Innovation and Development Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; George A; Cox Stephen; King P; Welsh K; Verdel C; McLaren S
Period
2015 - 2016
The Rapid Inversion of EM Data (P1022) (2010 - 2013)$432,000
Funding
AMIRA International Ltd ($432,000)
Scheme
Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; Schaa R
Period
2010 - 2013
Tasmania Lidar Data (2009)$2,500
Funding
Mineral Resources Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Year
2009
Increased Ore Grade Control at Savage River using Downhole Geophysical Techniques (2009)$11,000
Funding
Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd ($11,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Year
2009
Cave Rocks Geophysics- Stephen Kuhn (2008)$400
Funding
St Ives Gold Mine ($400)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Year
2008
Geothermal Exploration Methods and Results for NE Tasmania (2008)$3,200
Funding
Kuth Energy Limited ($3,200)
Scheme
Agreement-Student
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Year
2008
CODES 2007 Student Research Income [non scholarship funding] (2007)$10,470
Funding
Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc ($10,470)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Davidson GJ; Gemmell JB; Zaw K; Roach MJ
Year
2007
CODES/Earth Sciences 2007 Student Research Income [non scholarship funding] (2007)$25,570
Funding
Mineral Resources Tasmania ($4,000); St Ives Gold Mine ($6,570); ZZ Exploration Pty Ltd ($15,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; Bull SW; Selley D
Year
2007
Development of Geophysical Methods for the Study of Contaminant Transport in Frozen Ground (2006)$16,125
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($16,125)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Year
2006
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research (2005 - 2013)$44,620,846
Funding
Australian Research Council ($24,450,000)
Collaborators
AMIRA International Ltd ($10,504,870); ARC C of E Industry Partner $ to be allocated ($3,156,478); Anglo American Exploration Philippines Inc ($445,000); AngloGold Ashanti Australia Limited ($235,000); Australian National University ($435,000); BHP Billiton Ltd ($530,000); Barrick (Australia Pacific) PTY Limited ($235,000); CSIRO Earth Science & Resource Engineering ($770,000); Mineral Resources Tasmania ($512,000); Minerals Council of Australia ($445,000); Newcrest Mining Limited ($779,998); Newmont Australia Ltd ($385,000); Oz Minerals Australia Limited ($105,000); Rio Tinto Exploration ($295,000); St Barbara Limited ($197,500); Teck Cominco Limited ($235,000); University of Melbourne ($410,000); University of Queensland ($360,000); Zinifex Australia Ltd ($135,000)
Scheme
Grant-ARC Centres of Excellence
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Large RR; Gemmell JB; Crawford AJ; McPhie J; Cox SF; Cooke DR; Walters SG; Danyushevsky LV; Hergt JM; Kamenetsky VS; Harris AC; Bull SW; Davidson GJ; McGoldrick PJ; Roach MJ; Berry RF; Zaw K; Bye AR; Edraki M; Falloon TJ; Foster JG; Meffre SJM; Reading AM
Period
2005 - 2013
Grant Reference
CE0561595
Application of the Multichannel Self-Potential method to Detection of Seepage from Mine Tailings Impoundments (2003 - 2005)$69,099
Funding
Australian Research Council ($69,099)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1 APA(I)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Period
2003 - 2005
Grant Reference
LP0347632
Time-lapse Geophysical Monitoring of Acid Mine Drainage at Savage River Mine, North-western Tasmania (2003 - 2005)$91,799
Funding
Australian Research Council ($69,099)
Collaborators
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($7,700); Grange Resources (Tasmania) Pty Ltd ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1 APA(I)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; Hutchison B
Period
2003 - 2005
Grant Reference
LP0347533
Cainozoic Evolution of the Shallow Marine Environment of South-Eastern Tasmania (2003)$14,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; Quilty PG
Year
2003
Georange Project 89125 - Petrophysical Characterisation of Ore and Alteration Types in the Skellefte District, Sweden (2003)$35,512
Funding
Georange Project ($35,512)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Year
2003
Archaeological Geophysics at Port Arthur (2002 - 2004)$82,635
Funding
Australian Research Council ($67,635)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage APA(I)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Period
2002 - 2004
Grant Reference
LP0224971
Archaelogical Geophysics at Port Arthur (2001 - 2002)$12,385
Funding
Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority ($12,385)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; Reid JE
Period
2001 - 2002
Scale-Dependant Electrical Properties of Sulphide Rocks (1998 - 2000)$240,556
Funding
Australian Research Council ($148,057)
Collaborators
MIM Exploration ($22,500); Newmont Australia Ltd ($9,999); North Limited ($22,500); Rio Tinto Exploration ($22,500); Western Metals Resourced Ltd ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-SPIRT
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Period
1998 - 2000
Grant Reference
C39804833
The scale dependence of electrical properties of sulphide rocks (1996)$14,800
Funding
Australian Research Council ($14,800)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; Lewis RJG
Year
1996
Application of Geographic Information Systems to mineral exploration, with special reference to geophysics (1995 - 1997)$47,883
Funding
Geoscience Australia ($47,883)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ
Period
1995 - 1997
Electrical and electromagnetic properties of ore deposits and their host rock sequences (1994)$2,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,000)
Scheme
Grant-Collaborative
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Roach MJ; Lewis RJG; Davidson GJ
Year
1994

Research Supervision

Current

1

Completed

10

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDGeophysical Investigations of Tasmania at Multiple Scales2013

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDPetrophysical Characterization of Comminution Behavior
Candidate: Adel Vatandoost Kohnehshahri
2011
MastersGeophysical Signatures of Copper-gold Porphyry and Epithermal Gold Deposits, and Implications for Exploration
Candidate: Terence Graham Hoschke
2010
PhDRapid Approximate 3D Inversion of Transient Electromagnetic Data
Candidate: Ralf Schaa
2010
PhDThe Structural History of Tasmania from the Devonian to the Recent
Candidate: Andrew Robert Stacey
2009
PhDGeopysical Mapping of Subsurface Archaeological Features at the Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania, Australia
Candidate: Fiona Elizabeth Links
2008
PhDScale Dependent Electrical Properties of Sulphide Deposits
Candidate: Andrew David Fitzpatrick
2006
PhDGeophysical and GIS applications to sediment-hosted Zn-Pb exploration
Candidate: Mark Leslie Duffett
2000
PhDGeology & geophysics of the Koonenberry Belt, far western New South Wales, & Eastern Australian correlates: timing, development & prospectivity of a sector of the Palaeozoic Gondwana margin
Candidate: Nicholas Gerard Direen
1999
PhDA knowledge-based approach to mapping roads from aerial imagery using a GIS database geographic information system
Candidate: Ali Forghani
1998
MastersApplication of geographic information systems to mineral exploration in Western Tasmania
Candidate: Peter John Rice
1998