Tristan Wells

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Tristan Wells

PhD Student

Room 460 , Geo, L4

ext. 2317 (phone)

Supervisors: Assc Prof Sebastien Meffre, Prof David Cooke and Dr. Jeff Steadman,

Project: Geochemistry and cathodoluminescence of magmatic and hydrothermal apatite and zircon as vectors towards mineralised centres in the Lachlan Fold Belt NSW.

I am using Wholerock and mineral chemistry to assess porphyry fertility, and develop vectors to mineralisation in the Lachlan Fold Belt.

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Fields of Research

  • Exploration geochemistry (370301)
  • Resource geoscience (370508)

Research Objectives

  • Copper ore exploration (250302)
  • Precious (noble) metal ore exploration (250305)
  • Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences (280107)


Total publications


Journal Article

(4 outputs)
2021Steadman JA, Large RR, Olin PH, Danyushevsky LV, Meffre S, et al., 'Pyrite trace element behavior in magmatic-hydrothermal environments: an LA-ICPMS imaging study', Ore Geology Reviews, 128 Article 103878. ISSN 0169-1368 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2020.103878 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Steadman JA; Large RR; Olin PH; Danyushevsky LV; Meffre S


2020Wells TJ, Cooke DR, Baker MJ, Zhang L, Meffre S, et al., 'Geology and geochronology of the Two-Thirty prospect, Northparkes district, NSW', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences pp. 1-25. ISSN 0812-0099 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2021.1861095 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cooke DR; Baker MJ; Zhang L; Meffre S; Steadman J


2020Wells TJ, Meffre S, Cooke DR, Steadman J, Hoye JL, 'Assessment of magmatic fertility using pXRF on altered rocks from the Ordovician Macquarie Arc, New South Wales', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences pp. 1-13. ISSN 0812-0099 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2020.1782471 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Meffre S; Cooke DR; Steadman J


2020Wells TJ, Meffre S, Cooke DR, Steadman JA, Hoye JL, 'Porphyry fertility in the Northparkes district: indicators from whole-rock geochemistry', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences ISSN 0812-0099 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2020.1715477 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Meffre S; Cooke DR; Steadman JA


Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
2017Wells TJ, Cooke DR, Baker JMJ, Zhang L, Hoye J, 'Geochronological and geochemical evidence for two ore-forming events in the Northparkes district NSW', Abstracts from the FUTORES II Conference - Future Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability, 04-07 June 2017, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, pp. 127. (2017) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cooke DR; Baker JMJ; Zhang L