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PESA ACT-Elements of Chemostratigraphy-1 Day Workshop

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019


Guest Speaker: Dr. Anne Forbes

Anne has been working with Chemostrat in Perth since January 2014. In Australia she has worked on chemostratigraphy projects across all major basins of the North West Shelf, as well as a number of onshore basins including the Cooper, Canning, Otway and McAuthur basins. She has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Geology from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD in Volcanology from The Open University, UK. Her PhD work involved geochemical studies, including molecular and elemental geochemistry, analysis of fractures and rock mechanics, and extensive field work in Iceland. She is a member of PESA and the Geological Society of London.

The workshop will include the following:

Before Lunch modules

  • Data: instruments & samples
  • Chemistry of rocks
  • Chemostratigraphy techniques
  • Heavy Mineral provenance

After lunch Exercises:

  • McArthur Basin (Velkerri Fm)
  • Canning Basin (Goldwyer Fm) – shale
  • Carnarvon Basin (NW shelf)


Wednesday, 27 November, 2019
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