Dr Laurent Ailleres - Honours Projects

Litho-structural interpretations and implications for mineralisation in the Yamarna Belt, WA (2 projects)

Field of Study: Structural geology, applied geophysics, exploration geochemistry, economic geology
Support Offered: All costs covered by industry funder 
Collaborating Organisation: Gold Roads Resources
Preferred Program: Combined field work, mapping (pit or field), drill core logging, and geophysical or geochemical analysis.
For further details contact: Laurent Ailleres

Litho-structural interpretations and implications for mineralisation in the Eastern Goldfields, WA (2 projects)

Field of Study: Structural geology, applied geophysics, exploration geochemistry, economic geology
Support Offered: All costs covered by industry funder 
Collaborating Organisation: Northern Star Resources
Preferred Program: Combined field work, mapping (pit or field), drillcore logging, and geophysical or geochemical analysis. Vacation work can also be arranged prior to the beginning of the project

For further details contact: Robin Armit

3D geological modelling using Loop Structural and map2loop: assessing interpolator uncertainties

Supervisor: Lachlan Grose and Laurent Ailleres
Field of Study:
Geoscience
Support Offered: Lab/Computer based project. Required software will be provided.
Collaborating Organisation:  Loop

This project will use investigate how 3D uncertainty propagates through 3D geological models using different interpolation algorithms. The uncertainty in geological observations can be simulated by “shaking” the data set. For every unique data set that is generated a 3D model can be generated, the variability between these 3D geological models can be used as a proxy for geological uncertainty. Every geological model will then be built using different interpolation algorithms implemented in the open source 3D modelling library, LoopStructural . A case study area will be generated from regional geological maps using the data pre-processing module (map2loop). Project can be modified to suit students interests.

For further information contact Lachlan Grose

United granites of Victoria

Supervisor(s): Sandy CrudenPeter BettsRobin ArmitLaurent Ailleres
Field of study: Structural geology, applied geophysics
Projects available: Up to 2 projects available

The granites of Victoria are famous for past research on their petrology and geochemistry, which contributed to defining the I- and S-classification. Despite this, much less is known about the 3D geometry of individual intrusions, their emplacement mechanisms and how they relate to the different tectonic phases of the Lachlan fold belt. Several projects are available to “take apart” selected granite plutons in Victoria using a variety of structural and geophysical techniques, including measurements of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS), gravity surveys and modelling, interpretation of aeromagnetic data, and structural analysis of pluton-wall rock relationships.

Mount Buffalo Granite

For further information, contact: Sandy Cruden