Project outline:

This is a collaborative project between Mineral Resources Tasmania, CODES ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, University of Tasmania and the Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia. The project was established to extend the CA-TIMS dating of the Mount Read Volcanics to the poorly dated sequences in Central North Tasmania and a limited number of samples from south of Macquarie Harbour (Vicary et al, in press) with the aim of improving stratigraphic correlation and the timing of mineralisation.


Samples of the Mount Read Volcanics in Tasmania were submitted for geochronology. The samples were collected from four main volcanic facies associations from different stratigraphic levels of the Mount Read Volcanic sequence.

Reports are currently in preparation and will be available in late 2014.