Dr Benjamin van der Hoek
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Adelaide, 2014)
Thesis title: Regolith expressions of concealed gold mineralisation in the central Gawler Craton, South Australia.
B.Sc Hons. (University of Adelaide, 2009)
Thesis title: Biogeochemical expression of uranium mineralisation by Eremophila shrubs in the northern Flinders Ranges - western Lake Frome plains, South Australia.
B.Sc (University of Adelaide, 2008)
Majors: Geology, Environmental geoscience
Current research: I am working as a geologist/geochemist with the Deep Exploration Technologies CRC (DET CRC) on the Lab-at-Rig® Futures project. This project involves investigating the workflow and geological sample quality when drilling with a Coiled Tube drill rig, and the subsequent real-time geochemical and mineralogical analysis of the samples.
VAN DER HOEK B. G., HILL S. M. & DART R. C. 2012. Calcrete and plant inter-relationships for the expression of concealed mineralisation at the Tunkillia gold prospect, central Gawler Craton, Australia. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, 12, 361-372.
2013 - Present: Post-doctoral research in collaboration with the Deep Exploration Technologies CRC
2010 - 2014: PhD research supported by the Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC), under Project 3.3: Geochemical Sampling of the Deep Cover