Indrani Mukherjee

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Indrani Mukherjee

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geochemistry

Room 108 , Physics Building

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Fields of Research

  • Exploration geochemistry (370301)
  • Geochemistry (370399)
  • Palaeontology (incl. palynology) (370506)
  • Inorganic geochemistry (370302)
  • Mineralogy and crystallography (370505)
  • Resource geoscience (370508)
  • Isotope geochemistry (370303)
  • Geology (370599)
  • Marine geoscience (370504)
  • Sedimentology (370509)
  • Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis) (370510)
  • Evolutionary biology (310499)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences (280107)
  • Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources) (259999)
  • Copper ore exploration (250302)
  • Zinc ore exploration (250308)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Understanding climate change (190599)


Total publications


Journal Article

(16 outputs)
2021Stueken EE, Gregory DD, Mukherjee I, McGoldrick P, 'Sedimentary exhalative venting of bioavailable nitrogen into the early ocean', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 565 Article 116963. ISSN 0012-821X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116963 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: McGoldrick P


2021Yang L, Wang Q, Large RR, Mukherjee I, Deng J, et al., 'Fluid source and metal precipitation mechanism of sediment-hosted Chang'an orogenic gold deposit, SW China: constraints from sulfide texture, trace element, S, Pb, and He-Ar isotopes and calcite C-O isotopes', American Mineralogist, 106, (3) pp. 410-429. ISSN 0003-004X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2138/am-2020-7508 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Large RR


2020Mukherjee I, Corkrey R, 'Abiotic Influences on the Early Evolution of Life', Life on Land pp. 1-13. ISSN 2523-7403 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71065-5_130-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Corkrey R


2020Mukherjee I, Deb M, Large RR, Halpin J, Meffre S, et al., 'Pyrite textures, trace elements and sulfur isotope chemistry of Bijaigarh Shales, Vindhyan Basin, India and their implications', Minerals, 10, (7) Article 588. ISSN 2075-163X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/min10070588 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Large RR; Halpin J; Meffre S; Belousov I


2020Mukherjee I, Large RR, 'Co-evolution of trace elements and life in Precambrian oceans: The pyrite edition', Geology, 48, (10) pp. 1018-1022. ISSN 0091-7613 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G47890.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Large RR


2020Steadman JA, Large RR, Blamey NJ, Mukherjee I, Corkrey R, et al., 'Evidence for elevated and variable atmospheric oxygen in the Precambrian', Precambrian Research, 343 Article 105722. ISSN 0301-9268 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2020.105722 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Steadman JA; Large RR; Corkrey R; Danyushevsky LV


2020Stepanov AS, Danyushevsky LV, Large RR, Mukherjee I, Zhukova IA, 'Deconvolution of the composition of fine-grained pyrite in sedimentary matrix by regression of time-resolved LA-ICP-MS data', American Mineralogist, 105, (6) pp. 820-832. ISSN 0003-004X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2138/am-2020-7202 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Stepanov AS; Danyushevsky LV; Large RR; Zhukova IA


2019Gregory D, Mukherjee I, Olson SL, Large RR, Danyushevsky LV, et al., 'The formation mechanisms of sedimentary pyrite nodules determined by trace element and sulfur isotope microanalysis', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 259 pp. 53-68. ISSN 0016-7037 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.05.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Large RR; Danyushevsky LV; Olin PH


2019Large RR, Mukherjee I, Gregory D, Steadman J, Corkrey R, et al., 'Atmosphere oxygen cycling through the Proterozoic and Phanerozoic', Mineralium Deposita, 54 pp. 485-506. ISSN 0026-4598 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00126-019-00873-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47

Co-authors: Large RR; Steadman J; Corkrey R; Danyushevsky LV


2019Mukherjee I, Large RR, Bull S, Gregory DG, Stepanov AS, et al., 'Pyrite trace-element and sulfur isotope geochemistry of paleo-mesoproterozoic McArthur Basin: proxy for oxidative weathering', American Mineralogist, 104, (9) pp. 1256-1272. ISSN 0003-004X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2138/am-2019-6873 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Large RR; Bull S; Stepanov AS; Corkrey R


2018Large RR, Mukherjee I, Zhukova I, Corkrey R, Stepanov A, et al., 'Role of upper-most crustal composition in the evolution of the Precambrian ocean-atmosphere system', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 487 pp. 44-53. ISSN 0012-821X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.01.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Large RR; Zhukova I; Corkrey R; Stepanov A; Danyushevsky LV


2018Mukherjee I, Large RR, Corkrey R, Danyushevsky LV, 'The boring billion, a slingshot for complex life of earth', Scientific Reports, 8, (1) Article 4432. ISSN 2045-2322 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-22695-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Large RR; Corkrey R; Danyushevsky LV


2017Large RR, Mukherjee I, Gregory DD, Steadman JA, Maslennikov VV, et al., 'Ocean and atmosphere geochemical proxies derived from trace elements in marine pyrite: implications for ore genesis in sedimentary basins', Economic Geology, 112 pp. 423-450. ISSN 0361-0128 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2113/econgeo.112.2.423 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Large RR; Gregory DD; Steadman JA; Meffre S


2017Mukherjee I, Large R, 'Application of pyrite trace element chemistry to exploration for SEDEX style Zn-Pb deposits: McArthur Basin, Northern Territory, Australia', Ore Geology Reviews, 81 pp. 1249-1270. ISSN 0169-1368 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 64

Co-authors: Large R


2016Mukherjee I, Large RR, 'Pyrite trace element chemistry of the Velkerri Formation, Roper Group, McArthur Basin: evidence for atmospheric oxygenation during the Boring Billion', Precambrian Research, 281 pp. 13-26. ISSN 0301-9268 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2016.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 41

Co-authors: Large RR


2015Large RR, Gregory DD, Steadman JA, Tomkins AG, Lounejeva E, et al., 'Gold in the oceans through time', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 428 pp. 139-150. ISSN 0012-821X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: Large RR; Gregory DD; Steadman JA; Lounejeva E; Danyushevsky LV; Halpin JA; Berry R


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2021Large RR, Steadman JA, Mukherjee I, Corkrey R, Sack P, et al., 'Trends in Ocean S-Isotopes May Be Influenced by Major LIP Events', Large Igneous Provinces: A Driver of Global Environmental and Biotic Changes, American Geophysical Union and John Wiley & Sons, Inc,, RE Ernst, AJ Dickson, & A Bekker (ed), United States, pp. 341-376. ISBN 9781119507451 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1002/9781119507444.ch15 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Large RR; Steadman JA; Corkrey R


Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
2019Corkrey R, Mukherjee I, Large R, Danyushevsky LR, 'The Rise and Fall of Stromatolites: the influence of trace elements and temperature', Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life, 23-24 March 2019, Hobart, Australia (2019) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Corkrey R; Large R; Danyushevsky LR

2018Corkrey R, Mukherjee I, Large R, Danyushevsky L, 'The dependency of Proterozoic stromatolite abundance on trace elements and temperature', Australian Geoscience Council Convention, 14-18 October 2018, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1-28. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Corkrey R; Large R; Danyushevsky L

2018Corkrey R, Mukherjee I, Large RR, Danyushevsky L, 'The dependency of Proterozoic stromatolite abundance on trace elements and temperature', Australian Geoscience Council Convention: Big Issues and Ideas in Geoscience, 14-18 October 2018, Adelaide, South Australia (2018) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Corkrey R; Large RR; Danyushevsky L

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
2018Mukherjee I, Large R, Cracknell M, Bull S, Bourne B, 'Application of a technology driven approach to defining targets for Cu-Co deposits associated within the Neoproterozoic Tapley Hill formation, South Australia', DGO Gold, Hobart, Tasmania, 05 October (2018) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Large R; Cracknell M; Bull S

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Characterizing Pyrite Chemistry of Black Shales Hosting Stratiform Zn-Pb -Ag & Application to Mineral Exploration | Quantifying the link between changes in earth ocean chemistries to mass extinction.. (2019 - 2020)$605,000
This project involves analysing the chemistry of sedimentary pyrite in black shales through time to determine a) nutrient levels in past oceans and how this relates to evolution of life, and b) sedimentary basins that host zinc and copper deposits and development of vectors to assist exploration
Ian Potter Foundation ($125,000)
Anglo American Exploration (Australia) ($60,000); First Quantum Minerals Ltd ($60,000); Geological Survey of Queensland - a division of Department of Mines and Energy ($30,000); Geological Survey of South Australia - a Division of the Department of State Development ($30,000); Mount Isa Mines ($60,000); Red Metal Limited ($60,000); Rio Tinto Exploration ($60,000); Sandfire Resoures NL ($60,000); Teck Resources Ltd ($60,000)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mukherjee I; Steadman JA; Large RR; Olin PH
2019 - 2020
Application of a Technology Driven Approach to Defining Targets for Cu-Co Deposits Associated within the Neoproterozoic Tapley Hill Formation, South Australia (2018)$110,000
The Tapley Hill Formation in South Australia has potential for sediment-hosted copper-cobalt ore bodies similar to those in the Central African Copper Belt. Although major worldclass deposits have not yet been discovered, there are moderate-grade deposits at Myall Creek, Mt Gunson, and Emmie Bluff that indicate significant Cu-Co hydrothermal systems were active during the Neoproterozoic in the Stuart Shelf region. Here we propose a 6 month project to inspect and sample previous drilling of the Tapley Hill Formation and associated carbonaceous shales and red beds across the Stuart Shelf and Adelaide Fold Belt.
DGO Gold Limited ($110,000)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Large RR; Mukherjee I