Geodynamics through time: Geodynamic, lithospheric and crustal-scale controls on multi-stage basin evolution and orogenesis and links to mineralising processes
Paterson Basins, Australia
The Paterson Basins project is a new 4 year study being led by Winthrop Professor Mark Jessell and Research Assistant Professor Weronika Gorczyk. This project will use an integrated basin studies approach combining interpretation of multiple regional data sets (e.g. new seismic reflection, drill core, gravity, magnetics) with numerical modelling to investigate multi-scale (lithospheric and crustal) and multi-stage deformation processes. These will provide insight into the link between basement and basin evolution, and subsequent mineralisation processes. The ‘natural laboratory’ used for this study is primarily the Paterson Orogen, in central Western Australia.