Ray Cas

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Ray Cas

Honorary Staff Member

Sandy Bay Campus

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Fields of Research

  • Volcanology (370512)
  • Mineralogy and crystallography (370505)
  • Sedimentology (370509)
  • Resource geoscience (370508)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences (280107)
  • Geothermal exploration (170202)
  • Mining and extraction of energy resources (170699)
  • Precious (noble) metal ore exploration (250305)
  • Copper ore exploration (250302)


Total publications


Journal Article

(8 outputs)
2021Giordano G, Cas RAF, 'Classification of ignimbrites and their eruptions', Earth-Science Reviews, 220 Article 103697. ISSN 0012-8252 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103697 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13


2019Hayman PC, Cas RAF, Squire RJ, Campbell IA, Chen M, et al., 'Emplacement origins of coarsely-crystalline mafic rocks hosted in greenstone belts: Examples from the 2.7 Ga Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia', Precambrian Research, 324 pp. 236-252. ISSN 0301-9268 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2019.01.023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Doutch D


2017Hollis SP, Mole DR, Gillespie P, Barnes SJ, Tessalina S, et al., '2.7 Ga plume associated VHMS mineralization in eastern goldfields superterrane, Yilgarn Craton: insights from the low temperature and shallow water, Ag-Zn-(Au) nimbus deposit', Precambrian Research, 291 pp. 119-142. ISSN 0301-9268 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2017.01.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 17


2017Simmons JM, Carey RJ, Cas RAF, Druitt TH, 'High magma decompression rates at the peak of a violent caldera-forming eruption (Lower Pumice 1 eruption, Santorini, Greece)', Bulletin of Volcanology, 79 Article 42. ISSN 0258-8900 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00445-017-1120-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Carey RJ


2017Simmons JM, Cas RAF, Druitt TH, Carey RJ, 'The initiation and development of a caldera-forming Plinian eruption (172 ka Lower Pumice 2 eruption, Santorini, Greece)', Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 341 pp. 332-350. ISSN 0377-0273 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.05.034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Carey RJ


2016Simmons JM, Cas RAF, Druitt TH, Folkes CB, 'Complex variations during a caldera-forming Plinian eruption, including precursor deposits, thick pumice fallout, co-ignimbrite breccias and climactic lag breccias: The 184 ka Lower Pumice 1 eruption sequence, Santorini, Greece', Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 324 pp. 200-219. ISSN 0377-0273 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2016.05.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 17


2016Van Otterloo J, Cas RAF, 'Low-temperature emplacement of phreatomagmatic pyroclastic flow deposits at the monogenetic Mt Gambier volcanic complex, South Australia, and their relevance for understanding some deposits in diatremes', Journal of the Geological Society, 173, (4) pp. 701-710. ISSN 0016-7649 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1144/jgs2015-122 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9


2015van Otterloo J, Cas RAF, Scutter CR, 'The fracture behaviour of volcanic glass and relevance to quench fragmentation during formation of hyaloclastite and phreatomagmatism', Earth-Science Reviews, 151 pp. 79-116. ISSN 0012-8252 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.10.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 40


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2015McPhie J, Cas R, 'Volcanic successions associated with ore deposits: facies characteristics and ore-host relationships', The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, Academic Press Ltd, H Sigurdsson, B Houghton, H Rymer, J Stix, S McNutt (ed), London, pp. 865-879. ISBN 9780123859389 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385938-9.00049-3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McPhie J


Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Exploration targeting from next-generation volcanic facies reconstruction (2019 - 2022)$629,824
The project aims to develop new approaches to reconstruct the architecture of the volcanic host in hydrothermal ore deposits. Fingerprinting of volcanic units will be achieved through using novel, automated techniques of image analysis in addition to classical facies analysis and rock and mineral chemistry. This project will enhance mineral discovery through basin-scale lithostratigraphic reconstructions. Application of the technique to younger, undeformed volcanic units in New Zealand will improve exploration strategies in the much older southeasternAustralian continental crust. This study will provide significant benefit to the mining industry by diversifying exploration strategies to locate and extract ore deposits in Australia.
Australian Research Council ($499,824)
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($10,000); Evolution Mining ($120,000)
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carey RJ; Cas R; Cooke DR; Meffre SJM; Bull KF; Rowland J; Heap M
2019 - 2022
Grant Reference

Research Supervision




PhDOrigin, Geochemistry, Stratigraphic and Structural Setting of the Archean Invincible Gold Deposit, St Ives Gold Camp, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia
Candidate: David Andrew Doutch