[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160103502]
Researchers A/Prof Simon Clark; Dr Juan Afonso; Prof Alan Jones
Brief description The aim of this project is to develop a geophysically relevant proton conduction model for the Earth’s upper mantle. This would allow the robust interpretation of conductivity maps of the interior of the Earth and the discovery of major new mineral deposits. This advance is designed to be achieved through four major initiatives based on recently developed experimental and computational facilities. The project aims to develop new methods for determining rock conductivities and subsurface mapping from combined datasets. This may provide new insights into the structure and dynamics of the upper mantle as well as providing key data necessary for a national effort aimed at re-establishing Australia as a primary target for mineral exploration.
Funding Amount $262,550
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects