Porphyry Cu Deposits and the Tectonic Framework of the Balkans, Eastern Europe


This presentation will give a general overview of the Porphyry Cu deposits, including their tectonic context, global distribution, alteration and mineralisation styles. The Balkans region will be used as an example of a region prospective for Porphyry Cu and related deposits.


Graduated with a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Queensland in 2006. Over the last 13 years has worked as an exploration geologist on gold, gemstone and copper projects in Australia, Tanzania, Brazil and Namibia. Completed a Master's in Structural Geology at the Rio de Janeiro State University in 2018 studying the "Characterisation and Tectonic Implications of the Skeleton Coast Dyke Swarm, NW Namibia. Continues to be actively involved with ongoing research on the break-up of Gondwana and associated tholeiitic magmatism on both sides of the South Atlantic, including fieldwork in Angola in 2018. Recent exploration experience includes 12 months (2018-2019) working for Freeport-McMoRan undertaking project evaluation of Cu-(Mo-Au) porphyry/epithermal prospects  including field work and technical assessment in the Juruena-Teles Pires Mineral Province, central-northern Brazil.


Room 320, Steele Building (#03)