A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Academic background
- Host campus
- Postgraduate Diploma, Honours
- Dr Marco Brenna, Professor James White, Dr Christian Ohneiser
The Port Chalmers Breccia exposed around Port Chalmers in the Dunedin Harbour has historically been interpreted as a massive vent filling deposit.
This project aims to better characterize structures and grading of the overall deposits in the Port Chalmers area.
The project will involve a significant component of detailed fieldwork to map geological relationships, measure structural and stratigraphic data, describe lithologies and collect samples, for detailed petrological characterization of the Port Chalmers Breccia and the rocks surrounding it.
The goal is to produce a revised and improved map of the Port Chalmers Breccia outcrops and to interpret its mode of emplacement.