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Eunjoo Choi

PhD student
School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 222
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+61 8 6488 3423


I joined the CET as PhD candidate in February 2016 under the supervision of Marco Fiorentini. I received a BSc and MSc in Earth and Environmental Science from Korea University in 2013 and 2015 repectively. My Master research was about mineralogical, geochemical characteristics and skarnification of the Shinyemi deposit which is one of the biggest Fe skarn deposits in South Korea, and suggest genetic model of the deposit.

My PhD project is titled “Alkaline magmatism as a probe into the architecture of the Archean lithospheric mantle, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia”. This study aims at constraining the geochemical and isotopic signature of a specific group of alkaline rocks that outcrop in the Yilgarn Craton. There are many studies regarding the genesis of the Ni-sulfide deposit related to ultramafic magmatism of the Yilgarn Craton, but research about alkaline magmatism which can provide information on mechanism of the Precambrian mantle and the movement of elements constituting ore deposits in the Yilgran Craton is insufficient. The significance lies in the fact that results will shed light on the architecture of the lithospheric mantle in the area, thus potentially contributing to enhancing predictive capability to identify prospective mineralised camps for a wide range of commodities. 

The outcome will have strong impact in both the academic community and the exploration industry, following the rationale that fundamental and applied science are two sides of the same coin. The study will be carried out under the supervision of A/Prof Marco Fiorentini and Dr Tony Kemp of CET, Stephen Foley of the Macquarie University and Andrea Giuliani of the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with many researchers based at CET, GSWA, University of Melbourne, Macquarie University, and CODES.