Dr. Robin Armit - Honours Projects

Structural Geophysics in the Yilgarn, Western Australia

Supervisor: Robin Armit and Laurent Ailleres
Field of Study: Structural geophysics, structural analysis, gold mineralisation
Support Offered: All travel, field, analytical & thesis-preparation costs
Collaborating Organisation: Northern Star Resources
Preferred Program: Honours (2 projects)

The two proposed honours project will involve integrating geochemical interpretations from the recent drill results into structural interpretations based on geophysical data and field mapping in the Kundana region of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. The projects are supported by Northern Star Resources and will require fieldwork based in Kalgoorlie during the first half of the honours year. The projects will include field mapping across outcrop areas and integration with high resolution geophysical datasets and available drill core logging to provide an understanding of the structural evolution of the region and implications for Au mineralisation.

Please contact Robin Armit or Laurent Ailleres for further information.

Structural and sedimentary analysis of sub-basin architecture in the southern McArthur Basin, Northern Territory

Supervisor: Robin Armit and Pete Betts
Field of Study: Structural geology, Structural Geophysics, Sedimentology, geochronology, Zn mineralisation
Support Offered: All travel, field, analytical & thesis-preparation costs
Collaborating Organisation: Teck Resources
Preferred Program: Honours (1 project)

The two proposed honours project will involve integrating geochemical interpretations from the recent drill results into structural interpretations based on geophysical data and field mapping in the Kundana region of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. The projects are supported by Northern Star Resources and will require fieldwork based in Kalgoorlie during the first half of the honours year. The projects will include field mapping across outcrop areas and integration with high resolution geophysical datasets and available drill core logging to provide an understanding of the structural evolution of the region and implications for Au mineralisation.

For further details contact: Robin Armit or Pete Betts

Interpretation of the structural evolution of the Neoproterozoic Dom Feliciano belt, Southern Brazil from airborne magnetic and radiometric data

Supervisor(s): Robin Armit and Roberto Weinberg
Field of study: Geophysics, Structural geology
Projects available: 1

This study will use airborne magnetic and radiometric data to interpret the distribution and structural evolution of Neoproterozoic granitic magmatism and overprinting shear zones in the Dom Feliciano belt of southern Brazil. Limited outcrops has led to inaccurate geological mapping in the region. This project aims at producing a map of the different granite types and shear zones, clearly visible in the geophysical images, and derive their geological history: their temporal evolution and the kinematics of the shear zones.

For further details contact: Robin Armit

Geotrace for Geophysics

Supervisor(s): Steven Micklethwaite (EAE), Lachlan Grose, Samuel Thiele, Robin Armit
Field of Study: Potential field geophysics, GIS, image analysis
Support Offered: Supervision in geophysical interpretation, GIS and Python

Geotrace is a tool developed at Monash University that maps faults, fractures and geological boundaries quickly and efficiently in the open source geographic information software QGIS. This project will explore applications of the tool to potential field geophysical data from the Mount Isa Inlier – one of the world’s premier mineralised districts. Experiments will be derived that assess the efficacy of the tool for geophysical interpretation and its ability to synthesise multiple datasets, quantify feature support and characterise spatial precision. New interpretations of a small portion of the Mount Isa Inlier will then be compared against existing interpretations to assess the power of this approach for prospectivity analyses and interpretation of the regional geology.

For further information, contact Steven Micklethwaite