Evolution of Proterozoic multistage rift basins – key to mineral systems

  • Jessell, Mark (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Gorczyk, Weronika (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cruden, Sandy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rey, Patrice F (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lindsay, Mark (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Betts, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Salles, Tristan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Aitken, Alan Robert Alexander (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Keep, Myra (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lang, Simon (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Denyszyn, Steven (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gessner, Klaus (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Schmid, Susanne (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Occhipinti, Sandra (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Cameron, Graeme (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • McCuaig, Thompson (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • McCracken, Stuart (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Subramanya, Anil (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project will deliver a new quantitative and integrated exploratory framework for the mineral industry in
Australia’s frontier sedimentary basins by integrating the latest advances in laboratory experimental tectonics with
thermo-mechanical numerical, surface process and geophysical modelling. The project will use northern Australian basins as a natural laboratory to address the fundamental processes involved in the development of sedimentary ore systems. We will investigate how they can be detected by modern exploration techniques using a multidisciplinary approach with a team of experts with backgrounds in mineral and petroleum systems.
Short titleBasins - key to mineral systems
Effective start/end date22/07/2021/07/24


  • Basins
  • Mineral systems
  • Geophysics
  • analogue modelling
  • petroleum geology
  • mineral exploration