Sheree Armistead

Sheree Armistead
 Position Postgraduate Student
 Org Unit Earth Sciences
 Email sheree.armistead@adelaide.edu.au
 Location Floor/Room 1 25 ,  Mawson Laboratories ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    I completed a Bachelor of Science in 2012 at Monash University; with a double major in Geoscience and a minor in Atmospheric Science. During the summer of 2012/2013 I worked as an undergraduate geologist for BHP Billiton in Queensland. In 2013 I undertook an honours project at Monash University on the structural evolution of the North Portia Cu-Au-Mo deposit in the Curnamona Province of South Australia, using predominantly geophysics and 3D modelling.

    After completing honours, I joined Geoscience Australia where I worked as a geochronologist and mineral systems geologist, with experience in SHRIMP geochronology, isotope geochemistry and mineral systems. During my time at Geoscience Australia I participated in several field campaigns, including: magnetotellurics, sonic and diamond drilling, geological mapping and sample collection.

    In late 2015 I began my PhD at the University of Adelaide, looking at the amalgamation of central Gondwana in Madagascar and India. I am primarily using U-Pb zircon geochronology and structural geology in my research, and am interested in novel ways of using this data to better understand tectonic processes.

  • Awards & Achievements

    • 2012-2013: BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance Tertiary Scholarship
    • 2013 Victorian Universities Earth and Environmental Sciences Conference- Awarded Best Oral Presentation (Economic Geology/Geodynamics/Stratigraphy)
    • 2013 Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) Victoria branch student conference- Awarded First Prize Oral Presentation
  • Research Interests

    I am interested in a range of geoscientific disciplines and ways these can be integrated to address large scale tectonic problems. In particular I am interested in structural geology and isotope geochemistry (U-Pb dating, Hf isotopes etc.) My PhD research is on the amalgamation of central Gondwana with a focus on Madagascar and India.

  • Publications

    Armistead, S.E., Betts, P.G., Ailleres, L., Armit, R.J. and Williams, H.A., 2018. Cu-Au mineralisation in the Curnamona Province, South Australia: A hybrid stratiform genetic model for Mesoproterozoic IOCG systems in Australia. Ore Geology Reviews. doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2018.01.024

    Armistead, S.E., Collins, A.S., Payne, J.L., Foden, J.D., De Waele, B., Shaji, E. and Santosh, M., 2017. A re-evaluation of the Kumta Suture in western peninsular India and its extension into Madagascar. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2017.08.020

    Merdith, A.S., Collins, A.S., Williams, S.E., Pisarevsky, S., Foden, J.F., Archibald, D., Blades, M.L., Alessio, B.L., Armistead, S., Plavsa, D., Clark, C. and Muller, D.R., 2017. A full-plate global reconstruction of the Neoproterozoic. Gondwana Research. doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2017.04.001

    Armistead, S.E., Skirrow, R.G., Fraser, G.L., Huston, D.L., Champion, D.C. and Norman, M.D., 2017. Gold and intrusion-related Mo-W mineral systems in the southern Thomson Orogen, New South Wales. Geoscience Australia Record, Record 2017/05.

    Armistead, S.E. and Fraser, G.L., 2015. New SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages from the Cuttaburra and F1 prospects, southern Thomson Orogen, New South Wales. Geoscience Australia Record, Record 2015/20.

    Waltenberg, K., Blevin, P.L., Bull, K.F., Cronin, D.E. and Armistead, S.E., 2016. New SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages from the Lachlan Orogen and the New England Orogen, New South Wales. Geoscience Australia Record, Record 2016/28.

    Roach, I.C., Armistead, S.E., Brodie, R.C., Clarke, J.D.A., Doublier, M.P., Main, P.T., McPherson, A.A. and Skirrow, R.G., 2015. The Southern Thomson Orogen VTEMplus AEM Survey: Using airborne electromagnetics as an UNCOVER application. Geoscience Australia Record, Record 2015/29.

  • Professional Associations

    • Member of the Geological Society of Australia
    • Member of the Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology (SGTSG) of the Geological Society of Australia
    • 2012-2013 Committee member for the AusIMM Melbourne student branch

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