Postgraduate Profiles

Raphael Doutre

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Thesis: Spatial Periodicity, Self-Organisation and Controls on Large Ore Deposits

This study is focused on quantifying spatial patterns of ore deposits within mineral provinces and establishing what are the key geologic controls on these patterns. Different commodity types are studied across the globe.

Why my research is important

It is well recognised that ore deposits display systematic patterns in their spatial and size distributions, however little work has been done to properly quantify these patterns and relate them to clear geological controls. In other words, key factors controlling the location of ore deposits remain elusive. The aim is to understand how the deposits are organised and distributed in a given province, which would be a great predictive tool for exploration.


Nov 2012

May 2016