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Mike Baker

Senior Research Fellow, ARC TMVC Research Hub

Room 304, Physics Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7210 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2547 (fax)

bakermj@utas.edu.au

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Research Fields

  • Exploration Geochemistry (040201)
  • Ore Deposit Petrology (040307)
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (040304)
  • Geochemistry (040299)
  • Mineralogy and Crystallography (040306)
  • Sedimentology (040310)

Research Impact

  • Copper Ore Exploration (840102)
  • Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration (840105)
  • Iron Ore Exploration (840104)
  • Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) (849999)

Publications

Total publications

49

Journal Article

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Baker MJ, Hollings P, Thompson JA, Thompson JM, Burge C, 'Age and geochemistry of host rocks of the Cobre Panama porphyry Cu-Au deposit, central Panama: implications for the Paleogene evolution of the Panamanian magmatic arc', Lithos, 248-251 pp. 40-54. ISSN 0024-4937 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.01.014 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thompson JA; Thompson JM

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2015Wilkinson JJ, Chang Z, Cooke DR, Baker MJ, Wilkinson CC, et al., 'The chlorite proximitor: a new tool for detecting porphyry ore deposits', Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 152 pp. 10-26. ISSN 0375-6742 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.01.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Wilkinson JJ; Chang Z; Cooke DR; Wilkinson CC; Inglis S; Chen H; Gemmell JB

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2013Chen H, Cooke DR, Baker MJ, 'Mesozoic iron oxide copper-gold mineralization in the Central Andes and the Gondwana supercontinent breakup', Economic Geology, 108, (1) pp. 37-44. ISSN 0361-0128 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2113/econgeo.108.1.37 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Chen H; Cooke DR

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2013Xu D, Wang Z, Cai J, Wu C, Bakun-Czubarow N, et al., 'Geological characteristics and metallogenesis of the shilu Fe-ore deposit in Hainan Province, South China', Ore Geology Reviews, 53 pp. 318-342. ISSN 0169-1368 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2013.01.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21

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2012Chen H, Chen Y, Baker MJ, 'Evolution of ore-forming fluids in the Sawayaerdun gold deposit in the Southwestern Chinese Tianshan metallogenic belt, Northwest China', Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 49, (April) pp. 131-144. ISSN 1367-9120 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2011.05.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Chen H

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2012Chen H, Yang J, Baker M, 'Mineralization and fluid evolution of the Jiyuan polymetallic Cu-Ag-Pb-Zn-Au deposit, eastern Tianshan, NW China', International Geology Review, 54, (7) pp. 816-832. ISSN 0020-6814 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2011.581800 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Chen H

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2012Chen Hua-Yong, Chen Y-J, Baker Mike, 'Isotopic geochemistry of the Sawayaerdun orogenic-type gold deposit, Tianshan, northwest China: implications for ore genesis and mineral exploration', Chemical Geology, 310-311, (June) pp. 1-11. ISSN 0009-2541 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.03.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Chen Hua-Yong

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2010Baker MJ, Crawford AJ, Withnall IW, 'Geochemical, Sm-Nd isotopic characteristics and petrogenesis of Paleoproterozoic mafic rocks from the Georgetown Inlier, north Queensland: Implications for relationship with the Broken Hill and Mount Isa Eastern Succession', Precambrian Research, 177, (1-2) pp. 39-54. ISSN 0301-9268 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2009.11.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Crawford AJ

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Cooke DR, Baker M, Hollings P, Sweet G, Chang Z, et al., 'New Advances in Detecting the Distal Geochemical Footprints of Porphyry Systems Epidote Mineral Chemistry as a Tool for Vectoring and Fertility Assessments', Building Exploration Capability for the 21st Century, Colt Print Services, KD Kelley, HC Golden (ed), Colorado, USA, pp. 127-152. ISBN 978-1-629491-424 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Chang Z; Danyushevsky L; Gilbert S; White NC; Gemmell JB; Inglis S

2013Hollings P, Sweet G, Baker MJ, Cooke DR, Fiedman R, 'Tectonomagmatic controls on porphyry mineralization: Geochemical evidence from the Black Mountain porphyry system, Philippines', Tectonics, Metallogeny, and Discovery: The North American Cordillera and Similar Accretionary Settings, Society of Economic Geologists, Inc., M Colpron, T Bissig, BG Rusk, JFH Thompson (ed), Denver, USA, pp. 301-335. ISBN 978-1-629490-434 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR

Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Cooke DR, Wilkinson JJ, Baker M, Agnew P, Wilkinson CC, et al., 'Using mineral chemistry to detect the location of concealed porphyry deposits - an example from Resolution, Arizona', Proceedings of the 27th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2015, 20-24 April 2015, Arizona, USA, pp. 1-6. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Wilkinson JJ; Wilkinson CC; Chang Z; Chen H; Gemmell JB; Inglis SM; Danyushevsky L; Gilbert S

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(38 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Jimenez C, Cooke D, White N, Zhang L, Baker M, 'The lithocap at Bantug Negros, Philippines', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Jimenez C; Cooke D; White N; Zhang L

2015Baker M, Cooke DR, Chen H, Thompson J, Lounejeva E, 'Grasberg-Ertsberg mining district', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Chen H; Thompson J; Lounejeva E

2015Baker MJ, Cooke DR, Zhang L, Gemmell JB, 'Orientation survey: Gosowong epithermal Au-Ag and porphyry district, Indonesia', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Zhang L; Gemmell JB

2015Baker MJ, Zhang L, Cooke DR, 'Study site: Las Bambas porphyry Cu-(Mo-Au) and Cu-skarn, district, Peru', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zhang L; Cooke DR

2015Cooke DR, Baker MJ, 'Do batholiths produce false positives? The case for green rock study of the Yerington district, Nevada', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR

2015Cooke DR, Zhang L, Baker M, 'New analyses of old rocks: getting more out of the P765 - P765A - P1060 sample suites', AMIRA, Tasmania, Australia, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Zhang L

2015Garay A, Baker M, Cooke D, 'Magnetite textures at Big Gossan, Ertsberg and Kucing Liar, Indonesia', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke D

2015Baker MJ, Cooke DR, Wilkinson JJ, 'Orientation survey: Quebrada Blanca porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Chile', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Wilkinson JJ

2015Thompson JA, Cooke DR, Baker MJ, Chen H, Hollings P, et al., 'Carbonate geochemistry: a P1153 PhD thesis proposal', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Thompson JA; Cooke DR; Chen H; Hollings P; White N

2015Wilkinson JJ, Chang Z, Wilkinson CC, Bertini M, Baker MJ, et al., 'Batu Hijau - porphyry Cu-Au deposit', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilkinson JJ; Chang Z; Wilkinson CC; Cooke DR

2015Wilkinson JJ, Goodarzi P, Taylor J, Baker MJ, Wilkinson CC, et al., 'Bingham Canyon - porphyry Cu-Mo-Au deposit', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilkinson JJ; Wilkinson CC; Cooke DR

2015Wilkinson JJ, Wilkinson CC, Baker MJ, Cooke DR, Thompson J, et al., 'Bingham Canyon - porphyry Cu-Mo-Au', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilkinson JJ; Wilkinson CC; Cooke DR

2015Zhang L, Baker MJ, Hollings P, 'Hemlo gold deposit, Canada', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zhang L; Hollings P

2015Zhang L, Baker MJ, White N, Cobenas G, 'Haquira porphyry Cu-Mo deposit, Peru', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zhang L; White N; Cobenas G

2015Baker M, Cooke DR, Zhang L, 'Tallberg Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Sweden', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1153 (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Zhang L

2014Baker M, Hollings P, Thompson J, 'Cobre Panama porphyry', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Thompson J

2014Baker M, Hollings P, Thompson J, 'Shebandowan greenstone belt, Canada', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Thompson J

2014Baker M, Piquer J, Cooke DR, Hollings P, 'Central Chilean Andes', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Piquer J; Cooke DR

2014Baker M, Thompson J, 'El Teniente quartz', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Thompson J

2014Zhang L, White N, Thompson JA, Baker MJ, Cooke DR, et al., 'Lithocap blind test site - Barrick', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zhang L; White N; Thompson JA; Cooke DR; Chen H

2014Baker MJ, Cooke DR, Fox N, Zhang L, Wilkinson JJ, et al., 'Epidote synthesis', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Fox N; Zhang L; Wilkinson JJ; Thompson JA; Lounejeva E; Hollings P; Wilkinson CC; Thompson J; Goemann K; Feig ST

2014Baker MJ, Fox N, Lounejeva E, Thompson J, Gilbert SE, 'Eldorado gold: green rock blind test', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Fox N; Lounejeva E; Thompson J; Gilbert SE

2014Cooke DR, Gemmell JB, Wilkinson JJ, Hollings P, Baker MJ, et al., 'Executive summary AMIRA project P1060: enhanced geochemical targeting in magmatic-hydrothermal systems', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Gemmell JB; Wilkinson JJ; Hollings P; Zhang L; Fox N; White N; Chen H; Piquer J; Jimenez C; Testa FJ; Thompson JA; Lounejeva E; Wilkinson CC

2014Cooke DR, Wilkinson JJ, Zhang L, Baker MJ, Chen H, et al., 'The sides of porphyry deposits: exploring in green and white rocks', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Wilkinson JJ; Zhang L; Chen H; Thompson JA; Wilkinson CC; White N; Lounejeva E; Hollings P; Thompson J; Goemann K

2014Cooke DR, Zhang L, Chen H, Baker MJ, Wilkinson JJ, et al., 'Quartz: a new tool for vectoring in green rock, lithocap and white rock environments', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Zhang L; Chen H; Wilkinson JJ; Thompson JA; Chang Z; Lounejeva E; Thompson Jay; Hollings P; Goemann K

2014Fox N, Baker M, Wilkinson C, 'La Colosa porphyry Au deposit, Colombia', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Fox N

2014Fox N, Zhang L, Chen H, Thompson JA, Jimenez C, et al., 'Using pyrite to vector towards porphyry and epithermal mineralisation', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Fox N; Zhang L; Chen H; Thompson JA; Jimenez C; Cooke DR; Gemmell JB; White N; Wilkinson CC; Meffre SJM; Gilbert SE

2014Gemmell JB, Cooke DR, Wilkinson JJ, Hollings P, Baker MJ, et al., 'Enhanced geochemical targeting in magmatic-hydrothermal systems', AMIRA, Hobart, Tasmania, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Gemmell JB; Cooke DR; Wilkinson JJ; Hollings P; Zhang L; Fox N; White N; Chen H; Piquer J; Jimenez C; Testa FJ; Thompson JA; Lounejeva E; Wilkinson CC

2014Gemmell JB, Cooke DR, Wilkinson JJ, Hollings P, Baker MJ, et al., 'P1060 - achievements and explorers' toolbox', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Gemmell JB; Cooke DR; Wilkinson JJ; Hollings P; Zhang L; Fox N; White N; Chen H; Piquer J; Jimenez C; Testa FJ; Thompson JA; Lounejeva E; Wilkinson CC

2014Hollings P, Cooke DR, Baker MJ, Piquer J, Wilkinson JJ, et al., 'Whole rock geochemistry - lessons learned from exploration', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hollings P; Cooke DR; Piquer J; Wilkinson JJ; White N; Zhang L; Fox N; Chen H; Jimenez C; Testa FJ

2014Jimenez C, Zhang L, White N, Chen H, Cooke DR, et al., 'Bantug lithocap, Negros, Philippines', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Jimenez C; Zhang L; White N; Chen H; Cooke DR

2014Piquer J, Cooke DR, Berry RF, Scott R, Hollings P, et al., 'Structural geology of the Andes of Central Chile: evolution, controls on magmatism and the emplacement of giant ore deposits and implications for exploration', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Piquer J; Cooke DR; Berry RF; Scott R

2014Testa F, Cooke DR, Fox N, Baker M, Piquer J, 'La Americana Cu-Mo deposit, Chile', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Testa F; Cooke DR; Fox N; Piquer J

2014Testa F, Cooke DR, Zhang L, Fox N, Baker M, et al., 'San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Testa F; Cooke DR; Zhang L; Fox N; Jimenez C; Lounejeva E

2014Testa FJ, Cooke DR, Fox N, Zhang L, Baker MJ, et al., 'Tourmaline cemented breccia: San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina Rio Blanco-Los Bronces, Chile', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Testa FJ; Cooke DR; Fox N; Zhang L; Jimenez C; Wilkinson CC; Piquer J; Lounejeva E

2014Wilkinson JJ, Chang Z, Baker MJ, Cooke DR, Wilkinson CC, et al., 'Chlorite comes of age: a key tool for exploring in greenrocks', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilkinson JJ; Chang Z; Cooke DR; Wilkinson CC; Chen H; Fox N; Zhang L; Jimenez C; Thompson JA; Gemmell JB; Hollings P

2014Wilkinson JJ, Wilkinson CC, Bertini M, Baker MJ, Fox N, et al., 'Magnetite: pointing the way for porphyry explorers', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilkinson JJ; Wilkinson CC; Fox N; Zhang L; Cooke DR; Jimenez C; Hollings P

2014Baker MJ, 'The AMIRA P1060 whole rock and mineral chemistry database', AMIRA, Hobart, Australia, P1060 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$8,000

Projects

Magnetite and epidote chemistry and textures at Las Bambas Cu-Au-Fe skarn, Peru: assessing district and deposit-scale fertilityimplications for ore genesis and exploration (2016)$8,000
Description
The ultimate goal of this PhD project is to determine whether magnetite and/or epidote have potential for exploration vectoring and fertility assessment at Las Bambas. This goal will be achieved by addressing the following research questions and associated sub-questions (outcomes are italicized and stated in parentheses after each question). Note that if early investigation highlights fundamental barriers to the applicability of these phases, other minerals may be targeted:1) What is the spatial distribution and paragenesis of magnetite and epidote at Las Bambas? (maps, graphic logs and 3-D block models of magnetite abundance, modes of occurrence (vein, replacement, primary igneous, etc), relationships to mineralisation and alteration; protolith controls)2) What are the textural and chemical characteristics of magnetite and epidote at Las Bambas? (detailed images of magnetite and epidote textures generated via ore microscopy, SEM, LA-ICP-MS; chemical analyses and chemical maps generated using electron microprobe, SEM andMagnetite and epidote chemistry at Las Bambas Cu-Au-Fe skarn, Peru PhD Research Plan Page 11 of 13LA-ICP-MS; spatial assessments of geochemical dispersion patterns generated using IOGAS, Leapfrog, and other visualisation software)a. Can mapping of magnetite and/or epidote textures provide information regarding ore genesis and/or proximity to skarn and/or porphyry-style mineralisation?b. Can the trace element compositions of magnetite and/or epidote provide methods for assessing the fertility of discrete prospects and entire districts during reconnaissance sampling of outcropping skarns?c. Can trace element compositions of magnetite and/or epidote provide information regarding ore genesis, proximity to skarn and/or porphyry-style mineralisation?d. Does the trace element chemistry of magnetite and/or epidote provide exploration geochemistry data unobtainable by conventional analytical techniques? (e.g., a broader geochemical footprint than can be defined by whole rock geochemical analyses of rock chip and/or drill core samples)?3) What is the relationship between magnetite, mushketovite and hematite, and how does this affect applicability of mineral chemistry to exploration at Las Bambas (type section style petrographic and chemical analytical work on these phases, similar to (2) above)4) What are the conditions of magnetite and epidote formation? (stable isotopic and fluid inclusion datasets that help to constrain ore genesis at Las Bambas)5) How do the outcomes of this PhD study impact on our genetic and exploration models for Cu-Au-Fe skarns locally and globally? (new models for ore genesis and exploration developed from the detailed geological and geochemical data generated from Las Bambas)
Funding
Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($8,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooke DR; Baker MJ; Zhang L; Garay Maurerira MA
Year
2016

Research Supervision

Current

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDTourmaline Breccia Pipes - Their Alteration and Mineralisation, Characteristics and Origins: Examples from Argentina and Chile2012
PhDBantug Lithocap, Negros Island, Philippines: Mineralogy, Textures, and Chemistry2012
PhDMagnetite and Epidote Chemistry at Las Bambas Cu-Au-Fe Skarn, Peru: Implications for Ore Genesis and Exploration2015
PhDTrace Element Chemistry of Epidote, Chlorite and Tourmaline in and Around Breccia Pipes and Batholiths - Implications for Ore Genesis and Exploration2016