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Doug MacKenzie 2022 image 1xProfessional Practice Fellow

BSc(Toronto) MSc PhD(Otago) MAusIMM CP(Geo)

Office: Geology 2N3
Google Scholar: Doug MacKenzie
Tel +64 3 479 8023



200- and 300-level

Research interests

  • Economic geology, vein gold
  • Orogenic fluid flow and gold mineralisation
  • Structure and mineralisation in metamorphic belts

Past students


  • Lucy David (MSc, 2021), Geochemical characterization and mobilization of arsenic and heavy metals of surface waters associated with Nenthorn historic gold mine, Otago, New Zealand
  • Harry Davies (MSc, 2021), Expanding the target: Trace elements in sulphides as a vector to mesothermal gold mineralisation
  • Alastair King (MSc, 2018), An investigation into the paragenesis and structure of high-grade, high angle, gold veins at Macraes in the Hyde Macraes Shear Zone
  • Bryce Robinson (MSc, 2018), Mineralogy, structure, alteration footprints and paragenesis of the Waipori and surrounding Lake Mahinerangi gold deposits, Otago, New Zealand
  • Sam Yeo (MSc, 2015), Structurally-controlled hydrothermal system in the Manuherikia Fault zone, Alexandra, Central Otago
  • Markham Phillips (MSc, 2014), Sams Creek gold prospect, Takaka valley, NW Nelson


  • William Gray (PGDipSci, 2019), Structural controls and geochemical signature of mineralisation south of the Cap Burn Fault, Northern Rock and Pillars, East Otago
  • Gray MacDougall (PGDipSci, 2019), Trace elements in sulphides in and around the Macraes gold deposit of Otago
  • James Fleming (PGDipSci, 2015), Characterisation of gold bearing lithologies, Harbour Cone, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand
  • Daniel Pickering (BSc(Hons), Characterisation and paragenesis of scheelite at Golden Point, New Zealand
  • George Stick (BSc(Hons), 2015), A structural and paragenetic study of the Energetic Gold Mine, Reefton, New Zealand
  • Sam Stephens (BSc(Hons) 2013), Characterisation of Gold Mineralisation and Geophysical aided Geologic Mapping in the Old Man Range, Central Otago, New Zealand
  • James Stewart (PGDipSci, 2012), Characterisation of gold bearing quartz veins at the historic Garibaldi gold fields, Central Otago, New Zealand

Photo gallery


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 Journal - Research Article

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 Authored Book - Research

MacKenzie, D., Craw, D., & Finnigan, C. (2015). Lithologically controlled invisible gold, Yukon, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, 50(2), 141-157. doi: 10.1007/s00126-014-0532-5 Journal - Research Article

MacKenzie, D., Craw, D., Cooley, M., & Fleming, A. (2010). Lithogeochemical localisation of disseminated gold in the White River area, Yukon, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, 45(7), 683-705. doi: 10.1007/s00126-010-0301-z Journal - Research Article

MacKenzie, D. J., Craw, D., & Mortensen, J. (2008). Structural controls on orogenic gold mineralisation in the Klondike goldfield, Canada. Mineralium Deposita, 43(4), 435-448. doi: 10.1007/s00126-007-0173-z Journal - Research Article

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