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Professor Dave Craw

Dave CrawBSc PhD (Otago) MSc (Calgary) FRSNZ

Office - Geology 2N2

Tel 64 3 479 7529
dave.craw@otago.ac.nz
 
 
 
 

Teaching

100-level

300 Level

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Research Interests

Links to additional pages

Major externally funded projects

  • South Island Precious Metals (FRST)
  • Fingerprinting Quartz (Marsden)

Postgraduate Student Supervision

PhD

  • Lauren Farmer - Investigating the temporal and spatial association between gold and tungsten at Macraes Mine, Central Otago
  • Gemma Kerr - Geochemical and mineralogical controls on mine discharge water composition, Macraes mine, Otago and Globe progress mine, Reefton

MSc

  • Kirstine Malloch- Rehabilitation of Alexander Mine, West Coast, NZ
  • Christine McLachlan - Characterisation of mine waste and water of historic and active gold mines
  • Tal Partridge -  The spatial and chemical controls on secondary mineralization at Echo coal mine near Reefton

Recent Students

  • Markham Phillips (MSc 2015)- Sams Creek gold prospect, Takaka valley, NW Nelson
  • Sam Yeo (MSc 2015)- Structurally-controlled hydrothermal system in the Manuherikia Fault zone, Alexandra, Central Otago
  • Joanna (Asia) Druzbicka (PhD 2014)-  Linking geology with the impact of mining on the environment
  • Sam Stephens (BSc(Hons) -2013) Combining geophysical data with gold exploration and mineralisation in the Old Man Range, Otago.
  • James Stewart (PGDipSci -2012) Characterisation of gold bearing quartz veins at the historic Garibaldi gold fields, Central Otago, New Zealand. 
  • Tim Blackler (PGDipSci) - Hydrothermal alteration and gold
  • Hugh Davies (MSc) – Environmental geology of coal mine discharge and remediation.
  • Donna Falconer (PhD- The genesis of gold and sulphide mineralisation associated with quartz pebble conglomerates in sediment-hosted gold deposits, Southern New Zealand
  • Laura Haffert (PhD) - Metal attenuation around historic mines.

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Publications

MacKenzie, D., Farmer, L., Moore, J., & Craw, D. (2017). Contrasting coeval paragenesis of gold and scheelite in an orogenic hydrothermal system, Macraes mine, New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 645-657. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.011

Stewart, J., Kerr, G., Prior, D., Halfpenny, A., Pearce, M., Hough, R., & Craw, D. (2017). Low temperature recrystallisation of alluvial gold in paleoplacer deposits. Ore Geology Reviews, 88, 43-56. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.04.020

Waters, J. M., & Craw, D. (2017). Large kelp-rafted rocks as potential dropstones in the Southern Ocean. Marine Geology, 391, 13-19. doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.07.016

Craw, D., Hesson, M., & Kerr, G. (2017). Morphological evolution of gold nuggets in proximal sedimentary environments, southern New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 784-799. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.028

Kerr, G., Malloch, K., Lilly, K., & Craw, D. (2017). Diagenetic alteration of a Mesozoic fluvial gold placer deposit, southern New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews, 83, 14-29. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.12.018

Authored Book - Research

Craw, D., & MacKenzie, D. (2016). Macraes orogenic gold deposit (New Zealand): Origin and development of a world class gold mine. Springer, 127p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-35158-2

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Chapter in Book - Research

MacKenzie, D., Stephens, S., & Craw, D. (2016). Gold-bearing faults of the Old Man Range, Central Otago. In A. B. Christie (Ed.), Mineral deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and research (Monograph 31). (pp. 175-181). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

MacKenzie, D., Cox, S. C., & Craw, D. (2016). Gold-bearing normal faults at Oturehua, Central Otago. In A. B. Christie (Ed.), Mineral deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and research (Monograph 31). (pp. 157-162). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

MacKenzie, D., Blakemore, H., & Craw, D. (2016). Paragenesis of orogenic mineralisation in the Reefton Goldfield, West Coast region. In A. B. Christie (Ed.), Mineral deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and research (Monograph 31). (pp. 125-132). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Allibone, A. H., & Craw, D. (2016). Lithospheric controls on the metallogeny of basement rocks in southern and western New Zealand. In A. B. Christie (Ed.), Mineral deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and research (Monograph 31). (pp. 71-82). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Craw, D., MacKenzie, D., & Ashley, P. (2016). Longwood Range platinum, Southland. In A. B. Christie (Ed.), Mineral deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and research (Monograph 31). (pp. 481-486). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

MacKenzie, D., Moore, J., Farmer, L., & Craw, D. (2016). Paragenesis of mineralisation in the Hyde-Macraes Shear Zone, East Otago. In A. B. Christie (Ed.), Mineral deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and research (Monograph 31). (pp. 191-198). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Mortimer, N., Craw, D., MacKenzie, D., Mortensen, J., & Pitcairn, I. (2016). Cretaceous tectonics and gold mineralisation in the Otago Schist. In A. B. Christie (Ed.), Mineral deposits of New Zealand: Exploration and research (Monograph 31). (pp. 133-140). Melbourne, Australia: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Falconer, D. M., & Craw, D. (2009). Supergene gold mobility: A textual and geochemical study from gold placers in southern New Zealand. In S. R. Titley (Ed.), Supergene environments, processes, and products [Special publication 14]. (pp. 77-93). Littleton, CO: Society of Economic Geologists.

Craw, D. (2006). Gold-bearing veins in the Southern Alps. In A. B. Christie & R. L. Brathwaite (Eds.), Geology and Exploration of New Zealand Mineral Deposits (Monograph 25). (pp. 285-290). Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Mitchell, M., Maw, L., Angus, P. V., & Craw, D. (2006). The Macraes gold deposit, east Otago. In A. B. Christie & R. L. Brathwaite (Eds.), Geology and Exploration of New Zealand Mineral Deposits (Monograph 25). (pp. 313-318). Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

MacKenzie, D. J., Youngson, J. H., & Craw, D. (2006). Taieri River mineralised vein swarm, east Otago. In A. B. Christie & R. L. Brathwaite (Eds.), Geology and Exploration of New Zealand Mineral Deposits (Monograph 25). (pp. 305-312). Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

MacKenzie, D. J., Corner, N. G., & Craw, D. (2006). Rise and Shine shear zone, central Otago. In A. B. Christie & R. L. Brathwaite (Eds.), Geology and Exploration of New Zealand Mineral Deposits (Monograph 25). (pp. 319-323). Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Begbie, M. J., & Craw, D. (2006). Gold mineralisation in the Shotover-Macetown area, northwest Otago. In A. B. Christie & R. L. Brathwaite (Eds.), Geology and Exploration of New Zealand Mineral Deposits (Monograph 25). (pp. 299-304). Victoria, Australia: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Webster-Brown, J., & Craw, D. (2005). Examples of trace metal mobility around historic and modern metal mines. In T. A. Moore, A. Black, J. A. Centeno, J. S. Harding & D. A. Trumm (Eds.), Metal contaminants in New Zealand: Sources, treatments, and effects on ecology and human health. (pp. 213-230). Christchurch, New Zealand: Resolutionz Press. Retrieved from http://www.resolutionz.com

Craw, D., Brown, K., & Webster-Brown, J. (2005). Metals derived from gold mining and geothermal sources. In T. A. Moore, A. Black, J. A. Centeno, J. S. Harding & D. A. Trumm (Eds.), Metal contaminants in New Zealand: Sources, treatments, and effects on ecology and human health. (pp. 231-246). Christchurch, New Zealand: Resolutionz Press. Retrieved from http://www.resolutionz.com

Falconer, D. M., & Craw, D. (2005). Fluvial quartz pebble conglomerates as a source of acid rock drainage and trace elements: A case study from Belle-Brook, Southland. In T. A. Moore, A. Black, J. A. Centeno, J. S. Harding & D. A. Trumm (Eds.), Metal contaminants in New Zealand: Sources, treatments, and effects on ecology and human health. (pp. 139-152). Christchurch, New Zealand: Resolutionz Press. Retrieved from http://www.resolutionz.com

Craw, D., & Norris, R. J. (2003). Landforms. In J. T. Darby, R. E. Fordyce, A. F. Mark, P. K. Probert & C. R. Townsend (Eds.), The natural history of Southern New Zealand. (pp. 17-34). Dunedin: University of Otago Press.

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Journal - Research Article

MacKenzie, D., Farmer, L., Moore, J., & Craw, D. (2017). Contrasting coeval paragenesis of gold and scheelite in an orogenic hydrothermal system, Macraes mine, New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 645-657. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.011

Kerr, G., Malloch, K., Lilly, K., & Craw, D. (2017). Diagenetic alteration of a Mesozoic fluvial gold placer deposit, southern New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews, 83, 14-29. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.12.018

Craw, D., Hesson, M., & Kerr, G. (2017). Morphological evolution of gold nuggets in proximal sedimentary environments, southern New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 784-799. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.028

Waters, J. M., & Craw, D. (2017). Large kelp-rafted rocks as potential dropstones in the Southern Ocean. Marine Geology, 391, 13-19. doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.07.016

Stewart, J., Kerr, G., Prior, D., Halfpenny, A., Pearce, M., Hough, R., & Craw, D. (2017). Low temperature recrystallisation of alluvial gold in paleoplacer deposits. Ore Geology Reviews, 88, 43-56. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.04.020

Cave, B. J., Pitcairn, I. K., Craw, D., Large, R. R., Thompson, J. M., & Johnson, S. C. (2017). A metamorphic mineral source for tungsten in the turbidite-hosted orogenic gold deposits of the Otago Schist, New Zealand. Mineralium Deposita, 52(4), 515-537. doi: 10.1007/s00126-016-0677-5

Malloch, K., Kerr, G., & Craw, D. (2017). Placer gold in the Cretaceous Blue Spur Conglomerate at Waitahuna, southern New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2017.1311931

Malloch, K. R., Craw, D., & Trumm, D. (2017). Arsenic mineralogy and distribution at the historic Alexander gold mine, Reefton goldfield, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2017.1292924

Goodwin, N. R. J., Burgess, R., Craw, D., Teagle, D. A. H., & Ballentine, C. J. (2017). Noble gases fingerprint a metasedimentary fluid source in the Macraes orogenic gold deposit, New Zealand. Mineralium Deposita, 52(2), 197-209. doi: 10.1007/s00126-016-0648-x

Kerr, G., Falconer, D., Reith, F., & Craw, D. (2017). Transport-related mylonitic ductile deformation and shape change of alluvial gold, southern New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology, 361, 52-63. doi: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2017.09.019

Kerr, G., & Craw, D. (2017). Mineralogy and geochemistry of biologically-mediated gold mobilisation and redeposition in a semiarid climate, southern New Zealand. Minerals, 7, 147. doi: 10.3390/min7080147

Hu, S.-Y., Evans, K., Craw, D., Rempel, K., & Grice, K. (2017). Resolving the role of carbonaceous material in gold precipitation in metasediment-hosted orogenic gold deposits. Geology, 45(2), 167-170. doi: 10.1130/G38462.1

Hamisi, J., MacKenzie, D., Pitcairn, I., Blakemore, H., Zack, T., & Craw, D. (2017). Hydrothermal footprint of the Birthday Reef, Reefton goldfield, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics, 60(2), 59-72. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1274332

Craw, D. (2017). Gold mobility and biology during tectonic evolution of southern New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2017.1345765

Craw, D., Upton, P., Waters, J., & Wallis, G. (2017). Biological memory of the first Pleistocene glaciation in New Zealand. Geology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1130/G39115.1

Craw, D. (2017). Placer gold and associated supergene mineralogy at Macraes Flat, East Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2017.1337644

Craw, D., McLachlan, C., Negrini, M., & Becker, N. (2017). Quantification and prediction of bulk gold fineness at placer gold mines: A New Zealand example. Minerals, 7(11), 226. doi: 10.3390/min7110226

Craw, D., & Kerr, G. (2017). Geochemistry and mineralogy of contrasting supergene gold alteration zones, southern New Zealand. Applied Geochemistry, 85, 19-34. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.08.005

Menzies, C. D., Wright, S. L., Craw, D., James, R. H., Alt, J. C., Cox, S. C., … Teagle, D. A. H. (2017). Carbon dioxide generation and drawdown during active orogenesis of siliciclastic rocks in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 481, 305-315. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.10.010

Craw, D., & Rufaut, C. (2017). Geochemical and mineralogical controls on mine tailings rehabilitation and vegetation, Otago Schist, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2017.1323765

Allibone, A., Jones, P., Moore, J., Craw, D., MacKenzie, D., & Blakemore, H. (2017). Kilometre-scale structural setting of ore shoots in the Frasers gold deposit, Macraes mine, New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.05.019

Malloch, K. R., & Craw, D. (2017). Comparison of contrasting gold mine processing residues in a temperate rain forest, New Zealand. Applied Geochemistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.05.027

Craw, D., Craw, L., Burridge, C. P., Wallis, G. P., & Waters, J. M. (2016). Evolution of the Taieri River catchment, East Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics, 59(2), 257-273. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2015.1126621

Allibone, A. H., MacKenzie, D., Turnbull, R., Tulloch, A., & Craw, D. (2016). Polymetallic mineralisation associated with Carboniferous I-type granitoids in central Stewart Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics, 59(3), 436-456. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1174946

Upton, P., & Craw, D. (2016). Coeval emplacement and orogen-parallel transport of gold in oblique convergent orogens. Tectonophysics, 693(Part B), 197-209. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.01.015

Hu, S.-Y., Evans, K., Fisher, L., Rempel, K., Craw, D., Evans, N. J., … Grice, K. (2016). Associations between sulfides, carbonaceous material, gold and other trace elements in polyframboids: Implications for the source of orogenic gold deposits, Otago Schist, New Zealand. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 180, 197-213. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.02.021

Craw, D., & Lilly, K. (2016). Gold nugget morphology and geochemical environments of nugget formation, southern New Zealand. Ore Geology Reviews, 79, 301-315. doi: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.06.001

Law, S., Rufaut, C., Lilly, K., & Craw, D. (2016). Geology, evaporative salt accumulation and geoecology at Springvale historic gold mine, Central Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics, 59(3), 382-395. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1160941

Allibone, A. H., MacKenzie, D., Turnbull, R., Craw, D., & Palin, M. (2016). Polymetallic mineralised veins in ferroan/A-type Cretaceous leucogranite, Stewart Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology & Geophysics, 59(3), 457-474. doi: 10.1080/00288306.2016.1174947

Menzies, C. D., Teagle, D. A. H., Niedermann, S., Cox, S. C., Craw, D., Zimmer, M., … Erzinger, J. (2016). The fluid budget of a continental plate boundary fault: Quantification from the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 445, 125-135. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.046

Tostevin, R., Craw, D., Van Hale, R. J., & Vaughan, M. (2016). Sources of environmental sulfur in the groundwater system, southern New Zealand. Applied Geochemistry, 70, 1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.05.005

Wallis, G. P., Waters, J. M., Upton, P., & Craw, D. (2016). Transverse Alpine speciation driven by glaciation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(12), 916-926. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.08.009

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