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Dr Caroline Forbes

Telephone +61 8 8313 0894
Position Senior Research Fellow
Email caroline.forbes@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4347
Building Mawson Laboratories
Floor/Room 2 08
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Earth Sciences

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Qualifications

  • 2006: PhD (Monash University)

Thesis Title: High-temperature metamorphism in poly-deformed
orogens: A case study of the Proterozoic Broken Hill Block,
Australia.

  • 2001: MSc (Monash University)

Thesis Title: The distribution of lead and zinc in the quartz-albitite
rocks in the Broken Hill Block, NSW, Australia: A study of the
Stirling Vale and Allendale Areas

Research Interests

  • Structural geology

  • Metamorphic processes and construction of P-T paths

  • Geochemical signatures and distal footprints of mineralised zones
  • Iron oxide-copper-gold deposits
  • Geochronology

  • Geological processes within mid-crustal levels

  • Crustal architecture and continental evolution/break-up

  • Proterozoic tectonics

Publications

Forbes, C. J., Giles, D., Jourdan, F., Sato, K., Omori, S. & Bunch, M. (2012). Cooling and exhumation history of the northeastern Gawler Craton, South Australia. Precambrian Research 200-203, 209-238. Forbes, C. J., Giles, D., Hand, M., Betts, P. G., Suzuki, K., Chalmers, N. & Dutch, R. (2011). Using P-T paths to interpret the tectonothermal setting of prograde metamorphism: An example from the northeastern Gawler Craton, South Australia. Precambrian Research 185, 65-85. Forbes, C. J., Betts, P. G., Weinberg, R. & Giles, D. (2008). Reinterpretation of the Palaeo- to Meso-Proterozoic evolution of the Broken Hill Block, NSW, and implications on the mechanism of high-temperature metamorphism. Precambrian Research 166, 338-349. Forbes, C. J., Giles, D., Betts, P. G., Weinberg, R. & Kinny, P. D. (2007a). Dating prograde amphibolite and granulite facies metamorphism using in situ monazite U-Pb SHRIMP analysis. Journal of Geology 115, 691-705. Forbes, C. J., Betts, P. G., Weinberg, R. & Buick, I. S. 2007b. A structural metamorphic study of the Broken Hill Block, NSW, Australia: Reply. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 25, 719-723. Forbes, C. J., Betts, P. G., Weinberg, R. & Buick, I. S. 2005. A structural metamorphic study of the Broken Hill Block, NSW, Australia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 23, 745-770. Forbes, C. J., Betts, P. G. & Lister G. S. L. 2004. Synchronous development of Type 2 and Type 3 fold interference patterns: evidence for recumbent sheath folds in the Allendale Area, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 113-126. Forbes, C. J. & Betts, P. G. 2004. The development of Type 2 fold interference patterns in the Broken Hill Block: Implications for strain partitioning across a detachment during the Olarian Orogeny. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 51, 173-188. Betts, P. G., Giles, D., Foden, J., Schaefer, B., Mark, G., Pankhurst, M., Forbes, C., Williams, H., Chalmers, N. & Hills, Q. 2009. Mesoproterozoic plume-modified orogenesis in eastern Precambrian Australia. Tectonics 28, TC3006, doi:10.1029/2008TC002325. Halpin, J. A., Crawford, A. J., Direen, N. G., Coffin, M. F., Forbes, C. J. & Borissova, I. 2008. Naturaliste Plateau, offshore Western Australia: a submarine window into Gondwana assembly and breakup. Geology 36, 807-810.

Entry last updated: Saturday, 31 Jan 2015

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