Our special publications, listed below, are the culmination of major research efforts of authors from CODES and the Discipline of Earth Sciences.
In addition, publications by authors with a strong association with CODES are also available. These publications are marked with an asterisk.
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Volcanic Textures provides a practical guide to the description and interpretation of important textures in lavas, syn-volcanic intrusions and a wide variety of volcaniclastic deposits. Many examples come from the Cambrian Mount Read Volcanics, the submarine volcanic host sequence to several world-class polymetallic massive sulfide ore deposits in western Tasmania. These are compared with younger analogues and contrasting subaerial sequences in the USA, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, Central America and South America.
The book contains 46 thematic plates comprising 330 colour photographs, each accompanied by a description and, where appropriate, an interpretation. The plates are complemented by text that reviews relevant genetic processes and facies relationships. Part 1 gives an introduction to terminology, field identification techniques and classification. Part 2 describes selected textures, components and structures in volcanic deposits. Part 3 focuses on lavas, shallow intrusions and related autoclastic deposits. Part 4 covers pyroclastic and other volcaniclastic deposits with emphasis on transport and depositional processes. Part 5 outlines the textual effects of hydrothermal alteration, especially in the vicinity of massive sulfide ore deposits, using examples from the Mount Read Volcanics.
Volcanic Textures is designed for use by exploration geologists, graduate students and other earth scientists with an interest in physical volcanology, especially those engaged in mapping and interpreting volcanic sequences.
Authors: J.McPhie, M. Doyle and R. Allen
Copies available at $AUD95.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST).
A follow-up to the highly successful "Volcanic Textures"
Altered volcanic rocks is designed to be a practical guide for systematically describing and interpreting altered volcanic rocks, and determining their significance in terms of mineral deposit prospectivity. It discusses the processes and products of the common alteration styles in submarine volcanic settings, including diagenetic alteration, burial metamorphism, hydrothermal alteration and mineralisation, and intrusion-related. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach combining alteration mineralogy, textures and intensity with lithogeochemistry to constrain the characteristics of different alteration styles. To emphasize the ore deposit context, the book includes a major chapter that uses innovative illustrated data sheets to describe the main alteration facies or zones associated with a variety of volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) deposits. The final chapter describes and presents examples of how altered rocks and their characteristics may be applied to exploration for volcanic-hosted deposits.
The book contains 127 figures and 66 full-page alteration data sheets, which include 274 colour photographs that illustrate the textural and mineralogical characteristics of different alteration intensities, facies and styles.
Authors: Cathryn Gifkins, Walter Herrmann and Ross Large
Copies available at $AUD135.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST). See order form for specials.
(Published Jun 2011)
This latest CODES publication by experienced geophysicist Terence Hoschke outlines and discusses the geophysical data from a number of porphyry and epithermal deposits from the Pacific rim, including Batu Hijau, Elang, Grasberg, Alumbrera, Martabe, Yanacocha, Pajingo and Waihi. It is a must-buy for geoscientists involved in porphyry or epithermal exploration.
46 pages, full colour | Author: Terence Hoschke
Copies available at $AUD35.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST).
This 660-page, full colour, soft-bound book (with a stitched binding) is the third compilation of the geological knowledge of Tasmania prepared as a volume sponsored by the Geological Society of Australia, Tasmania Division. Ten chapters in the volume have been arranged in such a way as to give the reader a reasonably chronological view of Tasmania’s geological evolution, with the major tectonic, magmatic and mineralisation events placed in their order of occurrence. In addition, a simplified account of the geology, and of the geological history, written for the interested layman, has been added to make the volume more accessible to the general reader. A DVD with appendices of representative major- and trace-element analyses, and a full catalogue of digital geological and geophysical maps of Tasmania is provided courtesy of Mineral Resources Tasmania.
Email Caroline.Mordaunt@utas.edu.au if more detailed information on postage and despatching is required. The books are also available through the Geological Society of Australia’s Sydney office (http://www.gsa.org.au/).
Editors: Keith D. Corbett, Patrick G. Quilty and Clive R. Calver (2014).
Copies are available at AUD$103.00 each (plus GST for Australian orders, and postage & packing).
Special GSA members price: GSA members base price is $90 (plus GST for Australian orders, and postage & packing).
Please note that there are two entries on the online order form – one for GSA members and one for non-GSA members.
This 2000 edition is a reprint of the 1994 edition, together with a supplementary chapter outlining recent progress in understanding the processes involved in the genesis of Australia's major mineral deposits. Particular attention has been paid to the sediment-hosted, stratiform lead-zinc and volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposits, but the review also includes discussions of Archaean ocean composition, orogenic lode gold deposits, Proterozoic Broken Hill-type and Cu and Au ores, and banded iron formations and their related iron ores. 1002 pages, hardbound.
Authors: M. Solmon and D. I. Groves
Copies available at a special price of $AUD99.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST). Usual price $AUD150.00.
CODES Special Publication 5This volume contains proceedings of the 24 Carat Gold Workshop, which was held in Hobart, Tasmania, on 14–16 June 2004. The workshop consisted of 13 one-hour keynote presentations from selected industry and academic specialists who, where possible, have addressed the following issues:
- Characteristics of a hydrothermal gold deposit type
- Anatomy of a giant gold deposit discovery
Seven of the papers contained within this volume summarise the characteristics and origins of gold deposits: lode gold (Robert), porphyry copper-gold (Cooke), low and intermediate sulfidation epithermal gold (Gemmell), volcanic-hosted massive sulfide gold (Hannington), high sulfidation epithermal gold (Hedenquist), gold skarns (Meinert) and Carlin-type gold (Cline).
There is also one overview paper on the structural architecture of porphyry and epithermal deposits (Tosdal). Five papers deal with the anatomy of giant ore deposit discoveries, and characteristics of those deposits (Tarkwa/Damang – Tunks; Oyu Tolgoi – Ivanhoe Mines; Kelian – Davies; La Ronde – Gosselin; Pueblo Viejo – Kesler). This volume also contains papers summarizing the characteristics of four deposits discussed in the exploration forums: Cadia Quarry (Wilson), Teresa and Victoria (Garcia), Golden Grove (Pring) and Martabe (Levet).
Edited: David R. Cooke, Cari Deyell and June Pongratz
Copies available at $AUD75.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST)
CODES Special Publication 2
Proceedings of an international conference held at CODES, University of Tasmania, in July 1998.
- New research developments on Northern Australian and Canadian SEDEX deposits
- The latest o Irish-style deposits
- Basin fluid chemistry and hydrological modelling
- Papers by Hanor, Garven, Hitzman, Goodfellow, McGoldrick, Large, Wallace, Rawlings, Cooke 'n' Bull
Edited by Oliver Holm, June Pongratz, Peter McGoldrick
Copies available at $AUD40.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST).
Program and Extracts
International conference and field meeting
November 2000, Tasmania, Australia
CODES Special Publication 3
This conference, attended by over 130 international participants, focused on current issues into volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) deposits and the physical volcanology of their host successions. Particular emphasis was placed on parallels between modern, active seafloor hydrothermal systems and their ancient analogs. This volume contains the extended abstracts, which are innovative and report new and significant data and results, of all oral and posters presented at the conference. Anyone interested in the tectonic setting, geology and genesis of VHMS deposits should purchase a copy.
View list of abstracts (PDF 44KB)
Edited by: J. Bruce Gemmell and June Pongratz
Copies available at $AUD45.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST).
The first of a new series on world-class ore deposits, published by CODES ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits.
- Author: A. (Tony) E. Webster
- 290 pages
- 79 colour figures featured in the book and in PDF format on the accompanying CD
Copies available at $AUD120.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST). See order form for specials.
CODES Special Publication 1
- S.G. Walters: An overview of Broken Hill type deposits
- B.H.J. Stevens: Regional geology of the Broken Hill and Euriowie Blocks
- R.H. Vernon: Structural evidence of parent rocks in high-grade metamorphic areas - especially Broken Hill
- W.P. Laing: Nappe interpretation, palaeo-geography and metallogenic synthesis of the Broken Hill-Olary Block
- W.P. Laing: Volcanic related origin of the Broken Hill Pb-Zn-Ag deposit, Australia
- W.P. Laing: The Diamantina orogen linking the Willyama and Cloncurry terranes, eastern Australia
- K. Ehlers et al.: New constraints on Broken Hill geology and mineralisation
- G. R. Carr and S.-S. Sun: Lead isotope models applied to Broken Hill style terrains - Syngenetic vs epigenetic metallogenesis
- I.R. Plimer: The Olary Block, South Australia - an insight into mineralisation in the adjacent Broken Hill Block
- A.E. Webster: A detailed description of the Broken Hill deposit - lessons from the ore fabrics
- R. Large et al.: The chemistry of BHT ore formation - one of the keys to understanding the differences between SEDEX and BHT deposits
- R.L. Allen: Identification of volcanic textures, felsic caldera volcanoes and synvolcanic ore genesis in Bergslagen, "Broken Hill-like", mining district, Sweden
- P.J. Williams et al.: Significance of late orogenic metasomatism in the Broken Hill-type deposits of the Cloncurry district, NW Queensland
- S.B. Bodon: Genetic implications of the paragenesis and rare-earth element geochemistry at the Cannington Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Mt Isa Inlier, northwest Queensland
- I.L. Willis: Exploration for Broken Hill-type Pb-Zn-Ag deposits
- R.J.W. Turner et al.: Sullivan stratiform lead-zinc deposit, British Columbia, Canada: rift setting, associated district-scale hydro-thermal field, and comparison to BHT deposits
Edited by: J. Pongratz and G.J. Davidson
Copies available at $AUD25.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST).
(Published April 2007)
This special issue focuses on the variety of mineral resources in the South China region located north of Myanmar, Lao PDR, and Vietnam, and includes Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Hunan, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Hubei, Fujian, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Tibet, part of Shandong Province, and the Guangxi District.
China is the driving force and powerhouse of a currently booming global metals industry and now attracts more foreign direct investment than any other country. The Special Issue includes papers on a diverse range of Chinese ore deposits and districts, including Palaeozoic VHMS deposits, skarn gold deposits, sediment-hosted gold deposits, porphyry Cu-Au, polymetallic Fe-Cu-Au deposits and sediment-hosted Zn-Pb-Ag deposits.
This timely publication is recommended to geo-scientists with an interest in the future of ore genesis and exploration in South China.
383 pages, including 29 in colour | Edited: Khin Zaw, Stephen Peters, Nigel Cook and Zengqian Hou
Copies available at $AUD70.00 each (see order form for specials, plus postage, packing and GST)
(Published November 2009)
Published to celebrate the CODES 20-year milestone, this volume showcases some of the contributions CODES has made to corporate mineral exploration programs. It highlights achievements in fundamental geoscience research, shows the impact that this research has had on the minerals industry and provides an excellent historical summary of CODES activities and people since its inception. 150 pages, full colour.
Copies available at $AUD50.00 each(plus postage, packing and GST)
Earth, Universe, Cosmos is a major work by one of the world's great tectonicians.
Each chapter makes departures from conventional theory. The origin of Banded Iron Formations is explained for the first time. A major revision of tectonics is necessary following Carey's explanation of orogenesis as non-compressed and vertical, driven by gravity.
Currently, American geologists attribute some meteorites to Mars, whereas their real source was the Mesozoic disruption of the asteroidal planet. Of course lead isotope ages of meteorites and of Moon rocks gives ages of four billion years, which is the age of formation of the asteroidal planet, not its disruption.
Carey explains how the major features of the earth can be explained by a high rate of earth expansion. He concludes with a tour de force discussion of cosmology. This book is a "must read" for all cosmologists and earth and planetary scientists.
Author: S. Warren Carey
Copies available at $AUD45.00 each (plus postage, packing and GST).
The Expanding Earth Papers from a 1981 symposium, convened by S. Warren Carey, the foundation Professor of Geology at the University of Tasmania.
For all those interested in tectonics and the evolution of concepts related to continental drift, plate tectonics and earth expansion. This a valuable collection of papers that provides an alternative to current ideas on subduction on a static earth.
423 pages | Editor: S. Warren Carey
Copies are available free of charge, although postage, packing and GST (where applicable) costs will still apply.
In this collection of 65 biographies of Australian geoscientists you will read that the discovery of buried minerals, often under arduous conditions, is an extremely complex science that requires knowledge, innovation, disciplined application of geological principles, persistence and an ounce of luck.
Professor Geoffrey Blainey has written in his foreword:
“Outstanding geoscientists resemble a first-class poet, painter, architect, mechanical inventor, medical scientist; all have creative minds, and are explorers. They have to explore, with their mind, a subterranean world that was slowly taking shape long before human beings existed. They have to work out how fire and water, land and sea, created or altered huge mineral deposits. They guide the expensive task of drilling deep holes to test whether their hypotheses are correct: often they are not. Failure is a memorable teacher.”
The highs and lows of discoveries, often in remote terrain, are detailed, along with the altering fortunes of the many mining companies that bankrolled this exploration.
As well as the biographies of 65 of the most outstanding Australian geoscientists working between 1950 and 2010, this volume lists all their important mine discoveries, and has a comprehensive index.
206 pages | 52 plates
Editors: John Hill, Tony Hope, Ross Large and David Royle
Copies available at $55 each (plus postage and packing), this is a pre-order price valid for orders up to November 30, 2020. Regular price from December 2020 will be $60 each (plus postage and packing)
This publication is sold by CODES on behalf of the Royal Society of Tasmania.