Contact Information

School: School of Earth Sciences
Address: The University of Western Australia, (M006) 35 Stirling Highway Perth WA 6009
Office Phone: +61 864882637
Mobile Phone: +61 498 845 752


After graduating with a Bachelor of Science and first class Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2011, Eliza found work as an exploration geologist for Newexco Services. She spent two years exploring for magmatic nickel sulphide deposits in the Forrestania Greenstone Belt, Western Australia, and lost count of the kilometres of drill core she (happily) logged. After taking an extensive backpacking trip and returning with a bag full of rocks to add to her unashamedly large rock collection, Eliza realised she was ready to commit to studying more rocks. In March 2016 she joined the CET to work on a project investigating the links between felsic magmatism and mineral deposits in the Archean Carajás Mineral Province (CMP), Brazil.

The CMP hosts the largest number of high-tonnage iron-oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposits in the world, with combined indicated and measured reserved of more than 2 billion metric tons of Cu-Au ore. It also hosts intrusion related Cu-Au-Bi, Ni-sulphide, Au-PGE and BIF related Fe mineralisation. The metallogenic diversity and metal endowment of the CMP had Eliza feeling so “ore-struck” that she had to be involved. Eliza has been working under the supervision of Steffen Hagemann and Tony Kemp of UWA, with help from Roberto Xavier, the director of the Institute of Geosciences, Brazil. The project aims to investigate the timing of mineralisation and source of metals by utilising U/Pb geochronology, Sm/Nd isotope systematics and trace element geochemistry on hydrothermal accessory minerals such as apatite and allanite, along with sulfur and copper isotopes on chalcopyrite. “

PhD Project

IOCGs and intrusion related Cu-Au deposits in Carajas, Brazil

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