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.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Hong, W., Fox, N., Cooke, D., Zhang, L., & Fayek, M. (2020). B- and O-isotopic compositions of tourmaline constrain late-stage magmatic volatile exsolution in Tasmanian tin-related granite systems. Mineralium Deposita, 55(1), 63-78.
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    2019 Hong, W., Cooke, D., Zhang, L., Fox, N., & Thompson, J. (2019). Cathodoluminescence features, trace elements, and oxygen isotopes of quartz in unidirectional solidification textures from the Sn-mineralized Heemskirk Granite, western Tasmania. American Mineralogist, 104(1), 100-117.
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    2019 Tian, Z., Leng, C., Zhang, X., Zafar, T., Zhang, L., Hong, W., & Lai, C. (2019). Chemical composition, genesis and exploration implication of garnet from the Hongshan Cu-Mo skarn deposit, SW China. Ore Geology Reviews, 112, 103016-1-103016-22.
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    2019 Wu, C., Chen, H., Hong, W., Li, D., Liang, P., Fang, J., . . . Lai, C. (2019). Magnetite chemistry and implications for the magmatic-hydrothermal ore-forming process: An example from the Devonian Yuleken porphyry Cu system, NW China. Chemical Geology, 522, 1-15.
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    2017 Hong, W., Cooke, D. R., Huston, D. L., Maas, R., Meffre, S., Thompson, J., . . . Fox, N. (2017). Geochronological, geochemical and Pb isotopic compositions of Tasmanian granites (southeast Australia): Controls on petrogenesis, geodynamic evolution and tin mineralisation. Gondwana Research, 46, 124-140.
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    2017 Hong, W., Cooke, D. R., Zhang, L., Fox, N., & Thompson, J. (2017). Tourmaline-rich features in the Heemskirk and Pieman Heads granites from western Tasmania, Australia: Characteristics, origins, and implications for tin mineralization. American Mineralogist, 102(4), 876-899.
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    2014 Zhang, Z., Hong, W., Jiang, Z., Duan, S., Li, F., & Shi, F. (2014). Geological characteristics and metallogenesis of iron deposits in western Tianshan, China. Ore Geology Reviews, 57, 425-440.
    DOI WoS27
    2012 Zhang, Z., Hong, W., Jiang, Z., Duan, S., Xu, L., Li, F., . . . Zhao, Z. (2012). Geological Characteristics and Zircon U-Pb Dating of Volcanic Rocks from the Beizhan Iron Deposit in Western Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang, NW China. ACTA GEOLOGICA SINICA-ENGLISH EDITION, 86(3), 737-747.
    DOI WoS16
  • 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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