Wei Hong

Dr Wei Hong

Grant Funded Researcher (A)

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


My research interest includes genesis and exploration of magmatic - hydrothermal mineral deposits as well as granite petrogenesis. I completed my PhD thesis on "Magmatic - hydrothermal volatile exsolution and mineralisation in Tasmanian tin granite" in 2017 before acquiring a Bachelor degree in 2009 and a Master degree in 2012. An integrated approach of field investigation (geological mapping and logging) and laboratory analysis (e.g., electronic scanning microscope-microprobe, LA-ICP-MS and SIMS) has been utillised during my academic career. I have been working on a broad spectrum of hydrothermal ore deposits, including granite-related Sn-W, porphyry Cu-Mo, epithermal Au-Ag, sediment-hosted Zn-Pb and iron skarn deposits, supported by governmental and industrial funds. In-situ microanalyses on magmatic and hydrothermal alteration minerals ( e.g., zircon, magnetite, tourmaline, quartz, feldspar, pyrite etc.) are used to collect geochronological, isotopic (Pb-Sr-Nd and B-O-C-S), microtherometric (melt-fluid inclusions), and trace element data to optimise current models of ore deposits and develop new tools for mineral exploration. I joined the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Adelaide in October 2019, and I am also an embedded visitor researcher within the Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA). This new appointment is partially within the MinEx CRC (Mineral Exploration Collaborative Research Centre) and my duty is to focus on mineral systems of the Delamerian Orogen, using field-based investigation and isotope and mineral geochemistry to elucidate architecture evolution history, evaluate mineralisation fertility fingerprinting and provide new vectoring tools to encourage mineral exploration and discovery. Honours projects are available on mineral chemistry and isotopic systematics of the Delamerian Orogen and prospects and will be co-supervised by GSSA colleagues.

  • Position: Grant Funded Researcher (A)
  • Phone: 83130936
  • Email: wei.hong@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson, floor G
  • Room: G 11b
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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