Date(s) - 19/02/2017 - 20/02/2017
Presented by David Cooke (University of Tasmania) and Stuart Simmons (Hot Solutions).
- Description of mineralisation, mineral donation, geochemical patterns in epithermal and porphyry deposits
- Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of gold and silver mineralisation
- Modern epithermal environments
- Processes, chemical and physical structure of hydrothermal systems & epithermal environments
- Gold transport and deposition, boiling zones and hydrothermal minerals
David Cooke, his students and postdoctoral researchers, have been researching porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum and epithermal gold-silver-copper deposits of the circum-Pacific region for almost 30 years. They have investigated the geodynamic environments of mineralisation, intrusive history and the magmatichydrothermal transition, fluid compositions, ore-forming processes and genetic associations between porphyry and epithermal systems. David and his team have been studying geochemical halos to porphyry and epithermal deposits, developing new exploration tools for the minerals industry. David is an associate editor of Economic Geology, Director of the TMVC Industrial Transformation Research Hub, and is Deputy Director of CODES, the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits. David was the Society of Economic Geologists Thayer Lindsley lecturer in 2005 and was awarded the Society of Economic Geologists’ Silver Medal in 2013.
Stuart Simmons has been investigating epithermal deposits, geothermal resources, and hydrothermal processes for over 30 years. Much of his work is based on studies of hydrothermal activity and precious metal transport-deposition in modern epithermal environments of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, but he has also worked on a number of projects around the Pacific rim both as a technical consultant and as researcher. His published work appears in leading journals including Economic Geology, Geology, Geothermics, Nature and Science. Stuart is currently a research professor at the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah, where he investigates geothermal resources in the western USA. He was the Society of Economic Geologists Regional VP Lecturer in 2008 and was recipient of the Society of Economic Geologists Silver Medal in 2014.