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Wall-rock alteration in gold deposits in Westland, NZ

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Sciences
Host campus
Dunedin
Qualifications
Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Master’s, PhD
Department
Geology
Supervisor
Associate Professor James Scott

Overview

The alteration of the wallrock around the large mineralized shear zones at Globe-Progress (Reefton, Westland) is poorly documented but there are hints that there are pathfinder minerals present. The project would involve sampling existing drill cores from the mine sites and then looking in detail at the geochemistry and composition of the accessory minerals present. Analysis would be by scanning electron microscopy and then by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for trace elements. Radiogenic and stable isotopes would be used to characterise the deposit.

Contact

James Scott
Email   james.scott@otago.ac.nz