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Nathan Fox

Research Fellow

Room 303, Physics Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1735 (phone)

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Nathan.Fox@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Exploration Geochemistry (040201)
  • Ore Deposit Petrology (040307)
  • Geology (040399)
  • Inorganic Geochemistry (040202)
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (040304)
  • Geochemistry (040299)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Mineral Processing/Beneficiation (091404)
  • Mineralogy and Crystallography (040306)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)

Research Objectives

  • Mining Land and Water Management (960908)
  • Copper Ore Exploration (840102)
  • Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration (840105)
  • Mining and Extraction of Zinc Ores (840208)
  • Mineral Exploration (840199)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Management of Solid Waste from Mineral Resource Activities (849804)
  • Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources (840299)
  • Mining and Extraction of Copper Ores (840202)
  • Mining and Extraction of Precious (Noble) Metal Ores (840205)
  • First Stage Treatment of Ores and Minerals (840399)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)

Publications

Total publications

60

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Feig S, Goemann K, Huntington J, 'Applications of hyperspectral mineralogy for geoenvironmental characterisation', Minerals Engineering pp. 1-15. ISSN 0892-6875 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2016.11.008 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Feig S; Goemann K

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hill R, Ferguson T, Maynard B, 'Improved mine waste characterisation through static blended test work', Minerals Engineering pp. 1-11. ISSN 0892-6875 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mineng.2017.09.011 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

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2016van Veen EM, Lottermoser BG, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hunt J, 'A new test for plant bioaccessibility in sulphidic wastes and soils: a case study for the Wheal Maid historic tailings repository in Cornwall, UK', Science of The Total Environment, 563-564 pp. 835-844. ISSN 0048-9697 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

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2015Fox N, Cooke DR, Harris AC, Collett D, Eastwood G, 'Porphyry Au-Cu mineralization controlled by reactivation of an arc-transverse volcanosedimentary subbasin', Geology, 43, (9) pp. 811-814. ISSN 0091-7613 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G36992.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Cooke DR

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2014Harris AC, Percival IG, Cooke DR, Tosdal RM, Fox N, et al., 'Marine volcanosedimentary basins hosting porphyry Au-Cu deposits, Cadia Valley, New South Wales, Australia', Economic Geology, 109, (4) pp. 1117-1135. ISSN 0361-0128 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2113/econgeo.109.4.1117 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Harris AC; Cooke DR

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Chapter in Book

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Metal Mobility from Sulfidic Waste Rocks Using Micro-analytical Tools, Baal Gammon, Northern Australia', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 243-262. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_14 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Lottermoser B

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2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser B, 'Prediction of Metal Mobility from Sulfidic Waste Rocks Using Micro-Analytical Tools, Spray, Tasmania', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 263-277. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_15 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Lottermoser B

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2017Jackson LM, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Cooke DR, Harris AC, et al., 'Assessing geo-environmental risk using intact materials for early life-of-mine planning - a review of established techniques and emerging tools', From Start to Finish: a Life-of-Mine Perspective, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australia, pp. 1-18. ISBN 1-59140-557-2 (In Press) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Jackson LM; Parbhakar-Fox A; Cooke DR; Meffre S; Danyushevsky L; Goemann K; Rodemann T

2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Moltzen J, Lottermoser B, 'Chemical Staining Techniques for Drill Core Characterization', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 97-114. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Lottermoser B

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2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Hunt J, Lottermoser B, van Veen EM, Fox N, 'Prediction of Leachate Quality for a Gossan Dump, Angostura, Spain', Environmental Indicators in Metal Mining, Springer International Publishing, B Lottermoser (ed), Switzerland, pp. 221-241. ISBN 978-3-319-42729-4 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42731-7_13 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Lottermoser B

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2013Harris AC, Cooke DR, Blackwell JL, Fox N, Orovan EA, 'Volcanotectonic setting of world-class alkalic porphyry and epithermal Au Cu deposits of the southwest Pacific', 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, CO, pp. 337-359. ISBN 978-1-629490-434 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Orovan EA

Conference Publication

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Somers A, 'Microanalytical techniques for characterising critical metal deportment in mine materials', Process Mineralogy 17 Programme, 20-22 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 1-12. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hill R, Ferguson T, Maynard B, 'Improved mine waste characterisation through static blended test work', Process Mineralogy 17 Programme, 20-22 March 2017, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 1-23. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2016Clifton R, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Evaluating applications of bed and fly ash for controlling acid and metalliferous drainage - examples from Tasmanian mine wastes', Proceedings for the Life-of-Mine 2016 Conference, 28-30 September 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Clifton R; Parbhakar-Fox A

2016Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Lottermoser BG, 'Critical and deleterious metal deportment in sulfidic waste rocks, Baal Gammon, north Queensland', Proceedings of the 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016, 15-16 June 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 173-182. ISBN 9781925100457 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2016Fox N, Parbhakar-Fox A, Moltzen J, 'Applications of hyperspectral mineralogy for geoenvironmental characterisation', Sustainable Minerals 2016, 23-24 June 2016, Cornwall, United Kingdom, pp. 1-22. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Jackson L, 'Geometallurgical evaluations of mine waste - an example from the Old Tailings Dam, Savage River, Tasmania', Proceedings of the 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016, 15-16 June 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 193-204. ISBN 9781925100457 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Jackson L

2016van Veen E, Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Hunt J, Lottermoser BG, 'Fingerprinting environmental impacts of mining - a test for plant bioaccessibility', Proceedings of the 3rd AusIMM International Geometallurgy Conference 2016, 15-16 June 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 205-206. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2014Hong W, Cooke DR, Zhang L, Fox N, Fayek M, 'Volatile exsolution in Western Tasmanian Sn granites: insights from mineral textures and stable isotopes', SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting Abstracts, 26-31 October, Denver, CO, USA (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hong W; Cooke DR; Zhang L

2013Hong W, Cooke DR, Zhang L, Fox N, 'Sn mineralisation-related slushy textures in the Heemskirk Granite in Western Tasmania, Australia', Future Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability Abstracts, 2-5 June, Townsville, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hong W; Cooke DR; Zhang L

2012Fox N, Cooke DR, Harris AC, Faure K, 'Tourmaline as an indicator of hydrothermal fluid sources at the Cadia East alkalic porphyry Au-Cu deposit and comparisons with IOCG and other porphyry deposits', Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits Abstracts, 15-20 July, Andover, New Hampshire, USA (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR

2012Fox N, Harris AC, Cooke DR, Collett D, 'Structural controls on the formation of the Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia', 34th International Geological Congress Abstracts, 5-10 August, Brisbane, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR

2012Fox N, Harris AC, Cooke DR, Faure K, Collett D, 'Controls on mineralization and alteration at the giant Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia', Society of Economic Geologists, Integrated Exploration and Ore Deposits 2012 Conference Abstracts, 23-26 September, Lima, Peru (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR

2012Fox N, Harris AC, Cooke DR, Faure K, Collett D, 'Controls on mineralization and alteration at the giant Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia', 34th International Geological Congress Abstracts, 5-10 August, Brisbane, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR

2009Fox N, Harris AC, Cooke DR, Collett D, Faure K, 'Hydrothermal fluid sources in the development of shallow potassic-sodic alteration at the Cadia East alkalic porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW', Proceedings of 10th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, 17-20 August, Townsville, Australia, pp. 222-224. ISBN 978-0-9805-5868-5 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Harris AC; Cooke DR

2008Fox N, Harris A, Cooke D, Collett D, 'Contrasting mineralisation and alteration styles and a possible alkalic lithocap at the Cadia East porphyry Au-Cu deposit, NSW, Australia', 33rd International Geological Congress Programme, 6-14 August, Oslo, Norway (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Harris A; Cooke D

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(29 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Gilbert S, Goemann K, Fox N, 'Mineral characterization of Peruvian Blend zinc concentrate', Nystar, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Gilbert S; Goemann K

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains kinetic trials: interim report 1', CODES, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Kinetic trials of Scotia mine tailings: testing the application of a lime cover', CODES, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2016Parbhakar-Fox, Fox N, 'Geochemical and mineralogical characterisation of the abandoned Scotia mine, Northern Tasmania', CODES, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox

2016Goemann K, Fox N, Gilbert S, Meffre S, 'Repeat of mineral liberation analysis of cassiterite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, siderite, wolframite, and tourmaline in 9 samples', Bluestone Minerals, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Goemann K; Gilbert S; Meffre S

2015Fox N, Stepanov S, Danyushevsky L, Cooke DR, 'Exploring the porphyry environment: Cadia Valley green rock case study final report, March 2015', Newcrest Mining Limited (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Stepanov S; Danyushevsky L; Cooke DR

2015Goemann K, Danyushevsky LV, Gilbert SE, Fox N, 'Mineralogy of Rosebery Concentrate P300 and P75', Nyrstar, Hobart, TAS (2015) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Goemann K; Danyushevsky LV; Gilbert SE

2015Parbhakar-Fox AK, Aalders JG, Fox N, Jackson L, Lottermoser BG, 'Assessing acid rock drainage potential of footwall materials at the Rosebery Mine, Tasmania', MMG, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox AK; Aalders JG; Jackson L; Lottermoser BG

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: Baker MJ; Cooke DR; 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: Baker MJ; 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; Baker MJ; Zhang L; White N; Chen H; Piquer J; Jimenez C; Testa FJ; Thompson JA; Lounejeva E; Wilkinson CC

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: Baker M

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: Zhang L; Chen H; Thompson JA; Jimenez C; Cooke DR; Gemmell JB; White N; Baker MJ; 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; Baker MJ; Zhang L; 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; Baker MJ; Zhang L; 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; Baker MJ; Piquer J; Wilkinson JJ; White N; Zhang L; Chen H; Jimenez C; Testa FJ

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; Baker M; 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; Baker M; 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; Zhang L; Baker MJ; 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; Baker MJ; Cooke DR; Wilkinson CC; Chen H; 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; Baker MJ; Zhang L; Cooke DR; Jimenez C; Hollings P

2013Baker MJ, Fox N, Lounejeva E, Zhang L, 'Green rock blind test - BHP Billiton', AMIRA (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Baker MJ; Lounejeva E; Zhang L

2013Zhang L, Baker MJ, Fox N, Cooke DR, White N, 'Blind test site - Anglo American', AMIRA (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zhang L; Baker MJ; Cooke DR; White N

2012Cooke DR, Fox N, Thompson JA, Baker MJ, Zhang L, 'Epidote synthesis', AMIRA (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Thompson JA; Baker MJ; Zhang L

2012Cooke DR, Thompson JA, Fox N, Baker MJ, Wilkinson C, et al., 'Bingham Canyon', AMIRA (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cooke DR; Thompson JA; Baker MJ

2012Fox N, Baker MJ, Wilkinson CC, 'La Colosa porphyry-Au deposit, Colombia', AMIRA (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Baker MJ

2012Testa FJ, Cooke DR, Baker MJ, Zhang L, Fox N, et al., 'San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina (Rio Blanco-Los Bronces, Chile)', AMIRA (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Testa FJ; Cooke DR; Baker MJ; Zhang L; Jimenez C; Wilkinson CC

2011Baker MJ, Fox N, Wilkinson CC, 'La Colosa porphyry-Au deposit, Colombia Fieldwork report - October 2011', CODES ARC, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, AMIRA P1060 (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Baker MJ; Wilkinson CC

2011Testa FJ, Cooke DR, Baker MJ, Fox N, Jimenez C, et al., 'San Francisco de los Andes, Argentina', CODES ARC, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, AMIRA P1060 (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Testa FJ; Cooke DR; Baker MJ; Jimenez C

Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, Jackson L, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 4', ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Transforming the Mine Value Chain (TMVC), University of Tasmania, Australia, August, p. 1. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A; Jackson L

2017Parbhakar-Fox AK, Fox N, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 3', Transforming the Mining Value Chain, Hobart, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox AK

2017Parbhakar-Fox AK, Fox N, 'Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products', Transforming the Mining Value Chain, Hobart, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox AK

2016Parbhakar-Fox A, Fox N, 'Savage River Mine Long Plains Kinetic Trials: Interim Report 2', Grange Resources Ltd, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox A

2016Parbhakar-Fox AK, Fox N, 'Evaluation of NAG pH testing: Tracking reaction pathways and products', Transforming the Mining Value Chain, Hobart, Australia, p. 28. (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Parbhakar-Fox AK

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$588,254

Projects

Mineralogical and geochemical characterization of historical slag (2017)$4,715
Description
This project will examine slag materials from 2 sites in Tasmania and will use microanalysis and mineral chemistry techniques toexplore if there remain any recoverable metals, and if so, determine which processing methodologies are best suited. It will also simulate dust generation from these wastes to identify if there is preferential deportment of deleterious metals into finer particle size fractions.
Funding
Mineral Resources Tasmania ($4,715)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parbhakar-Fox AK; Fox N; Olin PH
Year
2017
Predictive geometallurgy controls on grade by size (2016 - 2019)$570,834
Description
Grade by size fractionation has been recognised in a number of deposits. The challenge is to recognise what aspects of ore mineralogy and texture lead to the development of significant grade by size fractionation. A predictive understanding of this process will significantly aid the recognition of suitable rock masses for grade engineering.The aim is to produce a predictive model for grade by size fractionation that reaches TRL 4.
Funding
CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction ($570,834)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fox N; Gemmell JB
Period
2016 - 2019
Site-based mineralogical and geochemical characterisation using portable laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) (2016)$7,000
Description
This project will utilise field portable laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to provide site-based mineralogical and geochemical characterisation of ore and waste materials to improve real-time decision making during mineral processing and mine waste disposal. In partnership with SciAps, a developer of field portable analytical instruments, this seed funding is designed to implement site-based workflows to target key areas of the mining cycle which require rapid mineralogical characterisation for grade control and penalty element determinations. Trace metal determinations of minerals also has important implications in exploration for new resources.
Funding
Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering ($7,000)
Scheme
Grant - Global Connections Fund Priming Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fox N; Somers A
Year
2016
Magmatic-hydrothermal volatile exsolution and mineralisation in Tasmanian Sn granites (2015)$5,705
Description
This PhD project is conducting a study of geoloical and geochemical speciality at mineralised and barren granites in Tasmania, and the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal tourmaline-rich textures in the Sn granites.It will refine a geological model of magmatic-hydrothermal melt-fluid-volatile evolution for the development of Sn mineralisation.
Funding
Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc ($5,705)
Scheme
Grant-Hugh McKinstry Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooke DR; Hong W; Zhang L; Fox N
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDomaining of acid rock drainage potential in drill core2015
PhDGeology and Genesis of the Mineral Deposits of the Myra Falls VHMS District, Canada2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDGeology, Geochemistry and Geometallurgy of the Productora Cu-Au-Mo Deposit, Chile
Candidate: Angela Jane Escolme
2017
PhDMagmatic-Hydrothermal Volatile Exsolution and Mineralisation in Tasmanian Sn Granites
Candidate: Wei Hong
2017