Dr Anthony Milnes

Anthony Milnes
Visiting Research Fellow
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

PhD on Cambrian granites and metamorphics in 1973. Post-doctoral research on phosphate ores (1973-78; Monash University, CSIRO Mineral Chemistry) and later studies (1978-onwards; CSIRO Land & Water) on the mineralogy and geochemistry of weathering in soils and landscapes (silcretes, calcretes, ferricretes). Initiated research on mine wastes and mine landforms focussing on rehabilitation strategies from mid-1980's until 2010 while in CSIRO and, later, Rio Tinto. Now Visiting Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Current research interests in weathering and landscape evolution.

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Dr Anthony Milnes

PhD on Cambrian granites and metamorphics in 1973. Post-doctoral research on phosphate ores (1973-78; Monash University, CSIRO Mineral Chemistry) and later studies (1978-onwards; CSIRO Land & Water) on the mineralogy and geochemistry of weathering in soils and landscapes (silcretes, calcretes, ferricretes). Initiated research on mine wastes and mine landforms focussing on rehabilitation strategies from mid-1980's until 2010 while in CSIRO and, later, Rio Tinto. Now Visiting Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide. Current research interests in weathering and landscape evolution.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2012 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
1996 - 2010 General Manager Environmental Strategy Rio Tinto Group
1978 - 1996 Chief Research Scientist CSIRO

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1968 - 1973 University of Adelaide Australia PhD

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
1976 - 1978 Post-doctoral Research CSIRO Mineral Chemistry Australia
1974 - 1976 Post-doctoral Research Monash University Australia

Certifications

Date Title Institution name Country
2000 Chartered Professional (Environment) Australian Institute for Mining & Metallurgy Australia
1990 Life Member American Society for Mining & Reclamation
1990 Fellow Australian Institute for Mining & Metallurgy Australia

Journals

Year Citation
2016 Thiry, M. & Milnes, A. (2016). Silcretes: Insights into the occurrences and formation of materials sourced for stone tool making. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Online, 1-14.
10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.08.015
2015 Thiry, M., Milnes, A. & Ben Brahim, M. (2015). Pleistocene cold climate groundwater silicification, Jbel Ghassoul region, Missour Basin, Morocco. Journal of the Geological Society, 172, 1, 125-137.
10.1144/jgs2014-033
2015 Pledge, N. S., Milnes, A. R., Bourman, R. P. & Alley, N. F. (2015). Fossil shark teeth from upland Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia: evidence for previously unknown Tertiary marine sediments. Mesa Journal, 76, 1, 67-73.
2014 Thiry, M., Fernandes, P., Milnes, A. & Raynal, J. (2014). Driving forces for the weathering and alteration of silica in the regolith: implications for studies of prehistoric flint tools. Earth-Science Reviews, 136, 141-154.
10.1016/j.earscirev.2014.05.008
2013 Alley, N., Bourman, R. & Milnes, A. R. (2013). Late Paleozoic Troubridge Basin sediments on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. MESA Journal, 70, 3, 24-43.
2006 Thiry, M., Milnes, A. R., Rayot, V. & Simon-Coincon, R. (2006). Interpretation of palaeoweathering features and successive silicifications in the Tertiary regolith of inland Australia. Journal of the Geological Society London, 163, July, 723-736.
10.1144/0014-764905-020
2003 Simon-Coincon, R., Spain, A. V. & Milnes, A. R. (2003). Landform processes in the post coal mining landscape, Bowen Basin, Australia. A geomorphological approach.. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 17, 1, 20-50.
10.1076/ijsm.17.1.20.8628
2002 Milnes, A. R. (2002). A review of key issues in mine environmental management, decommissioning and rehabilitation: Case studies at Ranger and Jabiluka. AusIMM Bulletin, 5, September/October 2002, 29-34.
1996 Simon-Coinçon, R., Milnes, A., Thiry, M. & Wright, M. (1996). Evolution of landscapes in northern South Australia in relation to the distribution and formation of silcretes. Journal of the Geological Society, 153, 3, 467-480.
10.1144/gsjgs.153.3.0467
1995 Thiry, M., Schmitt, J., Rayot, V. & Milnes, A. (1995). Geochemistry of the bleached profiles of the Tertiary regolith of inland Australia. Comptes Rendus - Academie des Sciences, Serie II: Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes, 320, 4, 279-285.
1994 Bui, E. & Milnes, A. (1994). Origin of aragonite in a continental saline seep, north Queensland. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 41, 5, 497-503.
10.1080/08120099408728159
1994 Kimber, R., Kennedy, N. & Milnes, A. (1994). Amino acid racemization dating of a 140 000 year old tephra-loesspalaeosol sequence on the mamaku plateau near rotorua, New Zealand. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 41, 1, 19-26.
10.1080/08120099408728109
1992 Milnes, A., Fitzpatrick, R., Self, P., Fordham, A. & McClure, S. (1992). Natural iron precipitates in a mine retention pond near Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia. Catena Supplement, 21, 233-261.
1992 Willett, I., Crockford, R. & Milnes, A. (1992). Transformations of iron, manganese and aluminium during oxidation of a sulfidic material from an acid sulfate soil. Catena Supplement, 21, 287-302.
1992 Reddell, P. & Milnes, A. (1992). Mycorrhizas and other specialized nutrient-acquisition strategies:Their occurrence in woodland plants from kakadu and their role in rehabilitation of waste rock dumps at a local uranium mine. Australian Journal of Botany, 40, 2, 223-242.
10.1071/BT9920223
1991 Thiry, M. & Milnes, A. (1991). Pedogenic and groundwater silcretes at Stuart Creek opal field, South Australia. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 61, 1, 111-127.
10.1306/D426769F-2B26-11D7-8648000102C1865D
1990 Farmer, V. & Milnes, A. (1990). Podzol to laterite: a possible genetic sequence. Sciences Geologiques - Memoire, 85, 149-154.
1990 Self, P., Norrish, K., Milnes, A., Graham, J. & Robinson, B. (1990). Holes in the background in XRS. X‐Ray Spectrometry, 19, 2, 59-61.
10.1002/xrs.1300190206
1990 O apos Brien, G., Milnes, A., Veeh, H., Heggie, D., Riggs, S., Cullen, D. ... Cook, P. (1990). Sedimentation dynamics and redox iron-cycling: Controlling factors for the apatite-glauconite association on the East Australian continental margin. A. NOTHOLT & I. JARVIS (Eds.). Geological Society Special Publication, 52, 1, 61-86.
10.1144/GSL.SP.1990.052.01.06
1988 Phillips, S. & Milnes, A. (1988). The pleistocene terrestrial carbonate mantle on the southeastern margin of the St Vincent Basin, South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 35, 4, 463-481.
10.1080/08120098808729463
1987 Smith, K., Milnes, A. & Eggleton, R. (1987). Weathering of basalt: formation of iddingsite. Clays & Clay Minerals, 35, 6, 418-428.
10.1346/CCMN.1987.0350602
1987 O'Brien, G., Veeh, H., Milnes, A. & Cullen, D. (1987). Sea-floor weathering of phosphate nodules off East Australia: Its effect on uranium oxidation state and isotopic composition. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 51, 8, 2051-2064.
10.1016/0016-7037(87)90255-9
1987 Milnes, A., Bourman, R. & Fitzpatrick, R. (1987). Petrology and mineralogy of 'laterites' in southern and eastern Australia and southern Africa. Chemical Geology, 60, 1-4, 237-250.
10.1016/0009-2541(87)90129-X
1987 Bourman, R., Milnes, A. & Oades, J. (1987). Investigations of ferricretes and related surficial ferruginous materials in parts of southern and eastern Australia.. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband, 64, 1-24.
1987 Phillips, S., Milnes, A. & Foster, R. (1987). Calcified filaments: An example of biological influences in the formation of calcrete in South Australia. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 25, 4, 405-428.
10.1071/SR9870405
1987 MILNES, A. & FARMER, V. (1987). Micromorphological and analytical studies of the fine matrix of an Australian humus iron podzol. Journal of Soil Science, 38, 4, 593-605.
10.1111/j.1365-2389.1987.tb02157.x
1986 Kimber, R., Griffin, C. & Milnes, A. (1986). Amino acid racemization dating: Evidence of apparent reversal in aspartic acid racemization with time in shells of Ostrea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 50, 6, 1159-1161.
10.1016/0016-7037(86)90398-4
1986 Milnes, A. & Ludbrook, N. (1986). Provenance of microfossils in aeolian calcarenites and calcretes in southern South Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 33, 2, 145-159.
10.1080/08120098608729356
1986 Milnes, A. R. (1986). Armoured landscapes.. Geology Today, May-June, 73-74.
1986 O'Brien, G., Veeh, H., Cullen, D. & Milnes, A. (1986). Uranium-series isotopic studies of marine phosphorites and associated sediments from the East Australian continental margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 80, 1-2, 19-35.
10.1016/0012-821X(86)90016-6
1985 MILNES, A. R. (1985). CORRECTION. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOIL RESEARCH, 23, 1, 114-114.
1985 Milnes, A., Bourman, R. & Northcote, K. (1985). Field relationships of ferricretes and weathered zones in southern south australia: A contribution to ‘laterite’ studies in australia. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 23, 4, 441-465.
10.1071/SR9850441
1985 Bourman, R. & Milnes, A. (1985). Australian Landform Example No. 48. Australian Geographer, 16, 3, 229-232.
10.1080/00049188508702877
1984 Kimbcr, R. & Milnes, A. (1984). The extent of racemization of amino acids in holocene and pleistocene marine molluscs in southern south australia: Preliminary data on a time-framework for calcrete formation. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 31, 3, 279-286.
10.1080/14400958408527930
1983 Twidale, C. & Milnes, A. (1983). Aspects of the distribution and disintegration of siliceous duricrusts in arid Australia.. Geologie en Mijnbouw, 62, 3, 373-382.
1983 Milnes, A. & Twidale, C. (1983). An overview of silicification in cainozoic landscapes of arid central and southern australia. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 21, 4, 387-410.
10.1071/SR9830387
1983 Milnes, A. R., Ludbrook, N. H., Lindsay, J. M. & Cooper, B. J. (1983). The fossiliferous Cainozoic marine succession of Kangaroo Island, South Australia.. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 107, 1-35.
1983 Milnes, A. (1983). Silicification in Cainozoic landscapes of arid Australia.. Sciences Geologiques - Memoire, 72, 101-110.
1983 Twidale, C. & Milnes, A. (1983). Slope processes active late in arid scarp retreat.. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, 27, 3, 343-361.
1982 Milnes, A. R., Cooper, B. J. & Cooper, J. A. (1982). The Jurassic Wisanger Basalt of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 106, 1-13.
1982 Northcote, K. & Milnes, A. (1982). Comment. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 20, 1, 69-70.
10.1071/SR9820069
1981 O'Brien, G., Harris, J., Milnes, A. & Veeh, H. (1981). Bacterial origin of East Australian continental margin phosphorites. Nature, 294, 5840, 442-444.
10.1038/294442a0
1981 O'Brien, G. W., Harris, J. R., Milnes, A. R. & Veeh, H. H. (1981). East Australian continental margin phosphorites: a bacterial origin.. Nature, 294, 442-444.
1977 Milnes, A. R., Compston, W. & Daily, B. (1977). Pre‐ to syn‐tectonic emplacement of early Palaeozoic granites in southeastern South Australia. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 24, 2, 87-106.
10.1080/00167617708728969
1977 Milnes, A. R. & Hill, R. J. (1977). Preparation of synthetic scholzite, hopeite and tarbuttite and their comparison with natural material.. Neues Jahrbuch fuer Mineralogie (Abhandlungen), 1, 25-38.
1976 Bourman, R. & Milnes, A. (1976). Exhumed Roche Moutonnée. Australian Geographer, 13, 3, 214-216.
10.1080/00049187608702695
1976 BOURMAN, R., MAUD, R. & MILNES, A. (1976). LATE PALEOZOIC GLACIAL FEATURES NEAR MOUNT COMPASS, SOUTH-AUSTRALIA. SEARCH, 7, 11-1, 488-490.
1974 Milnes, A. R. & Hutton, J. T. (1974). The nature of microcryptocrystalline titania in ‘silcrete’ skins from the Beda Hill area of South Australia. Search, 5, 153-154.
1974 Daily, B., Twidale, C. & Milnes, A. (1974). The age of the lateritized summit surface on kangaroo island and adjacent areas of South Australia. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 21, 4, 387-392.
10.1080/00167617408728860
1974 Hill, R. J. & Milnes, A. R. (1974). Phosphate minerals from Reaphook Hill, Flinders Ranges, South Australia.. Mineralogical Magazine, 39, 684-695.
1973 Kleeman, A. & Milnes, A. (1973). Phosphorian lavendulan from the Dome Rock Mine, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 97, 135-137.
1973 Daily, B. & Milnes, A. (1973). Stratigraphy, structure and metamorphism of the Kanmantoo Group (Cambrian) in its type section east of Tunkalilla Beach, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 97, 3, 213-242.
1973 Daily, B., Jago, J. B. & Milnes, A. R. (1973). Large-scale horizontal displacement within Australo-Antarctica in the Ordovician. Nature Physical Science, 244, 134, 61-64.
10.1038/physci244061a0
1972 Daily, B. & Milnes, A. (1972). Significance of basal Cambrian metasediments of andalusite grade, Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Search, 3, 3, 89-90.
1972 Hutton, J., Milnes, A. R., Twidale, C. & Rosser, H. (1972). Composition and genesis of silcretes and silcrete skins from the Beda Valley, southern Arcoona plateau, South Australia. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 19, 1, 31-39.
10.1080/00167617208728789
1972 Daily, B. & Milnes, A. R. (1972). Revision of the stratigraphic nomenclature of the Cambrian Kanmantoo Group, South Australia. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 19, 2, 197-202.
10.1080/14400957208527880
1972 Milnes, A. & Bourman, R. (1972). A Late Palaeozoic glaciated granite surface at Port Elliot, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 96, 3, 149-155.
1971 Dasch, E., Nesbitt, R. & Milnes, A. (1971). Rubidium-strontium geochronology of the Encounter Bay granites and adjacent metamorphic rocks, South Australia. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia, 18, 3, 259-266.
10.1080/00167617108728765
1971 Daily, B. & Milnes, A. (1971). Discovery of Late Precambrian tillites (Sturt Group) and younger metasediments (Marino Group) on Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island. Search, 2, 11-12, 431-433.
1971 Daily, B. & Milnes, A. (1971). Stratigraphic notes on the Lower Cambrian fossiliferous sediments between Campbell Creek and Tunkalilla Beach in the type section of the Kanmantoo Group, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 95, 4, 199-214.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
1992 Milnes, A. & Thiry, M. (1992). Silcretes. In (pp. 349-377).
10.1016/B978-0-444-89198-3.50019-2
1992 Milnes, A. (1992). Calcrete. In (pp. 309-347).
10.1016/B978-0-444-89198-3.50018-0
1991 Milnes, A., Wright, M. & Thiry, M. (1991). Silica accumulations in saprolites and soils in South Australia. In W. NETTLETON, R. LUXMORE & S. ERNST (Eds.), (pp. 121-149). SOIL SCIENCE SOC AMER.
1991 Thiry, M., Simon-Coincon, R. & Milnes, A. R. (1991). Marco morfologicos de desarrollo de silcretas. In J. A. Blanco, E. Molina & A. Martin-Serrano (Eds.), Alteraciones y paleoalteraciones en la morfologia del Oeste Peninsular. Zocalo Hercinico y Cuencas Terciarias Monografia (pp. 161-183). Inst. Tecnologia GeoMinero de Espana/Soc. Espanola de Geomorfologia.
1990 Milnes, A. (1990). The Encounter Bay Granites, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island. In (pp. 421-449).
1989 Milnes, A. R. & Fitzpatrick, R. W. (1989). Titanium and Zirconium.. In J. B. Dixon & S. B. Weed (Eds.), Minerals in Soil Environments (pp. 1132-1205). Madison, Wisconsin, USA: Soil Science Society of America.
1987 Milnes, A., Kimber, R. & Phillips, S. (1987). Studies in calcareous aeolian landscapes of southern Australia.. In T. -. S. Liu & L. Wei (Eds.), Aspects of Loess Research (pp. 130-139). Beijing: China Ocean Press.
1986 Milnes, A. R. (1986). The Encounter Bay Granites and their relationship to the Cambrian Kanmantoo Group.. In A. J. Parker (Ed.), One day geological excursions of the Adelaide region. (pp. 43-52). Adelaide, South Australia: Geological Society of Australia Inc., South Australian Division.
1983 Milnes, A. & Hutton, J. (1983). Calcretes in Australia. In K. Handreck (Ed.), Soils: an Australian Viewpoint (pp. 119-162). Melbourne: CSIRO.
1982 Milnes, A. (1982). Calcretes in southern Australia.. In (pp. 161-165).
1979 Daily, B., Milnes, A. R., Twidale, C. R. & Bourne, J. A. (1979). Geology and geomorphology. In M. J. Tyler, C. R. Twidale & J. K. Ling (Eds.), Natural History of Kangaroo Island (pp. 1-38). Adelaide, South Australia: Royal Society of South Australia Inc..
1978 Hutton, J., Twidale, C. & Milnes, A. (1978). Characteristics and origin of some Australian silcretes.. In (pp. 19-39).

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2007 Klessa, D., Bollhofer, A., Marshman, I. & Milnes, A. (2007). Radiation monitoring and dose assessment at Ranger Uranium Mine, Australia, over 25 Years: A summary of findings. International Conference on Environmental Radioactivity: From measurements and assessments to regulation. Vienna, Austria.
2001 Li, H. -. Y., Cramb, G. & Milnes, A. R. (2001). Geotechnical characterisation of in-pit tailings at Ranger uranium mine, northern Australia. Tailings and Mine Waste '01. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
2001 Simon-Coincon, R., Spain, A. V. & Milnes, A. R. (2001). Landform processes in the post coal-mining landscape, Bowen Basin, Australia. Industrie Minerale et Environnment. Aspects Geochimiques, Hydrogeochimiques, Biogeochimiques. Paris, France.
2000 Sheng, Y., Peter, P. & Milnes, A. (2000). Instrumentation and monitoring behaviour of uranium tailings deposited in a deep pit. 7th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste 00. COLORADO ST UNIV, FT COLLINS, CO.
2000 Li, H. -. Y., Jones, D. R. & Milnes, A. R. (2000). Managing tailings for rehabilitation at Ranger uranium mine, tropical northern Australia. International Symposium in Land Reclamation 2000. Beijing, China.
1998 Sheng, Y., Peter, P., Wei, Y. & Milnes, A. R. (1998). Capping of extremely soft neutralised uranium tailings - a case history in environmental geomechanics. 4th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering. Missouri, USA.
1990 Heggie, D., Skyring, G., O'Brien, G., Reimers, C., Herczeg, A., Moriarty, D. ... Milnes, A. (1990). Organic carbon cycling and modern phosphorite formation on the East Australian continental margin: An overview. 11TH AND FINAL INTERNATIONAL FIELD WORKSHOP AND SYMP OF INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGICAL CORRELATION PROGRAMME PROJECT : PHOSPHORITES. A. NOTHOLT & I. JARVIS (Eds.) HERTFORD COLL, OXFORD, ENGLAND.
10.1144/GSL.SP.1990.052.01.07

Conference Items

Year Citation
1993 Milnes, A. & Wright, M. (1993). Field guide for Post-Conference 5 day Tour F.5 24-28 July 1993: Andamooka & Coober Pedy Opalfields. 10th International Clay Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
1992 Wright, M., Milnes, A., Raven, M. & Merry, R. (1992). An excursion guide to arid zone soils and landscapes north of Port Augusta, South Australia. National Soils Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.
1969 Milnes, A. R. (1969). A guide to the petrology and field relationships of the Encounter Bay granites, South Australia. Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Adelaide.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Bourman, R. P. & Milnes, A. R., (2016). The geology & landforms of the Inman River Catchment, Adelaide,
2007 Johnston, A. & Milnes, A., (2007). Review of mine-related research in the Alligator Rivers Region 1978-2002, Australian Government, DEWR,

Theses

Year Citation
1973 Milnes, A. R.; (1973); The Encounter Bay Granites, South Australia, and their environment;
1967 Milnes, A. R.; (1967); A petrological study of the Encounter Bay Granites. (BSc(Hons) thesis, Geology & Geophysics);

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
1990 - ongoing Member Australasian Institute for Mining & Metallurgy Australia
1990 - ongoing Member American Society for Mining & Reclamation Australia
1968 - ongoing Member Geological Society of Australia Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2002 - 2005 Member Engineering & Environmental Sciences Expert Advisory Committee Australian Research Council Australia
2001 - 2010 Member Alligator Rivers Region Technical Committee Australian Government Australia
1997 - 2001 Member Consultative Committee CSIRO Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre, Darwin Australia

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
1997 - 2015 Board Member Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Use of Tropical Savannas Charles Darwin University Australia
Position
Visiting Research Fellow
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Mawson Laboratories
Room Number
G 18a
Org Unit
Earth Sciences

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