Platinum deposit genesis: A new way of thinking

  • Tomkins, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Mavrogenes, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Barnes, Sarah-Jane (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Magmatic sulfide ore deposits are our most important source of platinum-group-elements, yet we currently have only a poor understanding of processes that drive ore genesis. This is because these metals are dominantly contained in minerals with As, Bi, Sb and/or Te, and almost no research has been conducted on how these elements behave within magmatic systems or how they control PGE distribution. This study will use experiments backed up by field-based research to solve these key problems, thereby revolutionising our understanding of PGE deposit genesis. This research will influence mining and mineral exploration strategies globally.
    Effective start/end date4/01/101/01/14


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$200,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU)