Ph.D. candidate, James Cook University, Australia M.Sc. Geology (2012) Queen's University, Canada B.S. Geology (2009) New Mexcio Tech, USA
PhD Project “Evolution and origin of the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex: Understanding Rare Earth Element Mobility in the Continental Crust”
I am studying the Yangibana rare earth element (REE) mineral deposit, hosted in the Proterozoic Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex (GCCC) of the Gascoyne Province, Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia. The current focus of my research is on the age, mineralogy, and REE-chemistry of the carbonatite intrusions related to the “ironstone” mineral prospects within the GCCC. Ultimately, the aims are to determine the mechanisms and processes that produced the REE-mineralising fluid, to quantify and qualify the controls on REE fluid mobility, and to place these event(s) in geologic context within the Gascoyne Province.
Publications Slezak, P., Olivo, G.R., Oliveira, G.D., and Dardenne, M.A., 2014, Geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry of the Vazante Northern Extension zinc silicate deposit, Minas Gerais, Brazil: Ore Geology Reviews 56, 234–257.
Slezak, P., Olivo, G.R., Oliveira, G.D., and Dardenne, M.A., 2011, Hypogene zinc-silicate mineralization in the Northern Extension of the Vazante Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil: SGA Biennial Meeting on Ore Deposits, 11th, Antofagasta, Chile, 26 – 29 September 2011, Proceedings, 897–899.
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Sedimentary Geology Research Group James Cook University Townsville, Australia