The Derwent River is known to contain significant zinc (Zn) and other metals due to historic smelting operations. In this study detailed analysis of sediment cores, from the Derwent and Huon estuaries, coupled with different chemical extraction techniques were used to determine where this metal enrichment is and how strongly the metals are held in the sediment. These data were further utilized to examine how trace elements are contained within pyrite forming in sediments.
Speaker, Dr Dan Gregory:
Daniel Gregory graduated with an honours degree in geology from the University of British Columbia in 2007. After this he engaged in greenfield geological exploration in the Yukon Territory, Canada until 2010, when he started his PhD in pyrite geochemistry at the University of Tasmania. He finished his dissertation in 2013 and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at CODES in pyrite chemistry and ore deposit vectoring until October 2015 when he started a post-doc at the University of California Riverside with Tim Lyons.
All welcome to this free lecture. Tuesday May 3 2016, 8 pm Royal Society Room, Customs House building, TMAG, Hobart (enter from Dunn Place).