School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting
Robert Street Building, Rm 222
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
+61 8 6488 3423
Greg was born and raised on the east coast of Australia, enjoying the beaches, mountains and snow, but he feels more at home working in the country on his grandparent’s property near Mudgee. After a brief stint studying to become a Mining Engineer, he found his true calling in geology that quenched his thirst for knowledge, travel and of course rocks. Studying undergraduate at the small geology department at the University of New South Wales, he then took on a honours project with the famous Professor Martin van Kranendonk studying the “Hydrothermal Alteration Facies of Earth’s oldest hydrothermal setting: The 3.5 Ga North Pole Dome, Western Australia, Australia”. After spending a field season in the Pilbara and gaining first class honours from the research project, he came out at the wrong time in the mining cycle, so went back to his roots and worked on a cattle station in country New South Wales. Eventually picking up an exploration geologists role in a junior exploration company, he worked in remote Western Australia until the company ran out of money. Greg finally made the jump and decided to move life to Perth, taking on the challenge of doing a PhD at the CET under the supervision of Steffen Hagemann, Marco Fiorentini and Tony Kemp.
Greg’s project is aimed at building a metallogenic model for porphyry-related and epithermal systems of the Permian-Triassic Choiyoi Group in the Cordillera Frontal, Argentina. This model will give insight into a relatively unknown belt of deposits that occurred spatially adjacent to younger Cenozoic deposits but with an age gap of approximately 250 million years. The project will take Greg to the high Andean countryside for fieldwork, where he will be battling with the cold weather, the beautiful Spanish language, tremendously high mountains and the local killer Puma population. This project is undertaken in association with the ARC Centre of Excellence Core to Crustal Fluids Systems (CCFS) and the Argentine Geological Mining Service (SEGEMAR), which Greg would like to thank for both their support on the project.