Carl Spandler

Associate Professor Carl Spandler

Associate Professor

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


Dr Carl Spandler uses petrology and geochemistry to research the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, and the formation of metalliferous ore deposits. His areas of expertise include microanalysis of trace elements and isotopes in minerals within their context in rock formations. His current research focuses on understanding how and where ore deposits of critical metals, such as the rare earth elements, are formed in the Australian continent.

Australian Research Council Linkage Project (2020-2023)  LP190100635:  Realising Australia’s rare earth resource potential

Department of Natural Resources & Mines (QLD government):  REE ore potential of Tertiary volcanic systems of central QLD (2020-2024)

Department of Natural Resources & Mines (QLD government): Formation of phosphorite-hosted REE mineralisation in the NW Minerals Province, QLD (2020-2022)

Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry & Economic Geology across all levels

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83133870
  • Email: carl.spandler@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson, floor G
  • Room: G 42
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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