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Andy Wilde

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Address

18 Mofflin Avenue
Claremont
WA 6010

Phone

+61 409 006 585

Email

drandyrwilde@gmail.com

 

Education
  • BSc & MSc UCW Aberystwyth, UK
  • PhD Monash University
Current Professional Memberships
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Geoscientists
  • Registered Professional Geoscientist
  • Fellow Society of Economic Geologists
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
Research Interests

Andy has considerable experience in exploration for and research into gold, uranium and base-metal deposits. Current research interests include:

  • Geometallurgy of uranium deposits
  • Metasomatic uranium deposits
  • Mineral prospectivity analysis for gold, uranium and lithium

Publications

Book Chapters

Wilde, A.R., 2005, Descriptive Ore Deposit Models: Hydrothermal and Supergene Pt and Pd Deposits. Ed J. Mungall, Mineralogical Association of Canada Course 35, Oulu, Finland, p. 143-159.

First Authored Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Wilde A.R., Otto A.,  Jory J., MacRae C., Pownceby M., Wilson N. and Torpy A., 2013 Geology and Mineralogy of Uranium Deposits from Mount Isa, Australia: Implications for Albitite Uranium Deposit Models: Minerals (online open access), V.3, pp. 258-283.

Wilde A.R., 2013, Towards a Model for Albitite-Type Uranium: Minerals (online open access), V.3, pp. 36-48.

Wilde A.R., 2011, Mount Isa copper orebodies: improving predictive discovery: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences: V.58, pp.937-951.

Wilde, A.R., Jones P.A., Gessner, K., Aillères L., Gregory, M.J., Duncan, R.J., 2006, A Geochemical Process Model For The Mt Isa Copper Orebodies: Econ. Geol., V.101, pp. 1547-1567.

Wilde, A., Bierlein, F., Pawlitschek, M., 2004, Lithogeochemistry of Orogenic Gold Deposits in Victoria, SE Australia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, V84/1, p 35-50.

Wilde, A.R., 2004, Significance of Alteration Assemblages for the Origin and Evolution of the Proterozoic Nabarlek Unconformity-Related Uranium Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia: A Discussion: Economic Geology, V99/5, pp. 1041-1044.

Wilde, A.R., 2003, The Golden Triangle of SE China: Another Carlin Trend? SEG Newsletter, #55, p1 – 12

Wilde, A.R., Edwards, A., Yakubchuk, A., 2003, Unconventional Deposits of Pt & Pd: A Review with Implications for Exploration: SEG Newsletter, #52, p1 – 18

Wilde A. R., Simpson, L., Hanna, S., 2002, Preliminary Study of Tertiary Hydrothermal Alteration and Platinum Deposition in the Oman Ophiolite: J. Virtual Explorer, V6, pp. 7-19.

Wilde A.R., Layer P., Mernagh T., Foster J., 2001, The Giant Muruntau Gold Deposit: Geologic, Geochronologic and Fluid Inclusion Constraints on Ore Genesis:  Economic Geology, V96, pp. 633-644.

Wilde A.R., Noakes J.S., 1990, Nabarlek Uranium Deposit: in F. Hughes (ed.), Mineral Deposits of Australia & Papua New Guinea, Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Monograph, pp. 779 - 783.

Wilde A.R., Mernagh T.P., Bloom M.S., Hoffman C.F., 1989, Fluid Inclusion Evidence on the Origin of Some Australian Unconformity-related Uranium Deposits: Economic Geology, V84, pp. 1627 – 1642

Wilde A.R., Bloom M.S., Wall V.J., 1989, Transport and Deposition of Gold, Uranium and Platinum-Group Elements in Unconformity-Related Uranium Deposits: in Keays R.R., Ramsay W.R.H., Groves D.I. (eds.), The Geology of Gold Deposits - The Perspective in 1988, Economic Geology Monograph #6, Economic Geology Publishing Company, pp. 637 - 65 

Wilde A.R., Wall V.J., 1987, Geology of the Nabarlek Uranium Deposit, Northern Territory, Australia: Economic Geology, V82, pp. 1152 - 1168.

Other Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Duncan R., Buick I.S., Kobayashi K., Wilde A.R., 2014, Chemical and stable isotopic characteristics of syn-tectonic tourmaline from the Western fold belt, Mount Isa inlier, Queensland, Australia: Chemical Geology V. 381, p. 131–143.

Yakubchuk A., Stein H., Wilde A.R., 2014, Results of pilot Re–Os dating of sulfides from the Sukhoi Log and Olympiada orogenic gold deposits, Russia: Ore Geology Reviews, V59, pp. 21-28.

Bierlein F.P., Wilde A.R., 2010, New constraints on the polychronous nature of the giant Muruntau gold deposit from wall-rock alteration and ore paragenetic studies: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, V57, pp. 839-854.

Gregory M.J., Keays R.R. and Wilde A.R., 2008, Magmatic history of the Eastern Creek Volcanics, Mt Isa, Australia: insights from trace-element and platinum-group-element geochemistry: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, V.55, pp. 1153–1173.

Gregory M.J., Schaefer B.F., Keays R.R., Wilde A.R., 2008, Rhenium–osmium systematics of the Mount Isa copper orebody and the Eastern Creek Volcanics, Queensland, Australia: implications for ore genesis: Mineralium Deposita V. 43:553–573

Hough M., Bierlein, F..P., and Wilde A.R., 2007, A Review of the Metallogeny and Tectonics of the Lachlan Orogen, Mineralium Deposita, V42, pp.435-448.

Evins P., Wilde A.R., Foster D., McKnight S., Blenkinsop T., 2007, Age and Significance of the Quamby Conglomerate. AJES, V54, pp. 19-26.

Duncan, R.J., Maas, R., Wilde, A.R., Bassano, K., 2006, Geochronological constraints on tourmaline formation in the Western Fold Belt of the Mount Isa Inlier, Australia: evidence for large-scale synchronous metamorphism at 1.57 Ga? Precambrian Research, V146, pp120-137.

Gessner K., Jones P., Wilde A., & Kühn M., 2006, Significance of Strain Localization and Fracturing in Relation to Hydrothermal Mineralization at Mount Isa, Australia: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, V89, pp. 129-132.

Gregory, M., Wilde, A., Jones, P., 2004, Uranium Deposits of the Mount Isa Region and Their Relationship to Deformation, Metamorphism and Copper Deposition: Economic Geology, V100, pp. 537-546.

Mark G, Wilde A.R., Oliver N.H.S., Williams P.J., Ryan, C.G., 2004, Modeling outflow from the Ernest Henry Fe oxide Cu–Au deposit: implications for ore genesis and exploration:  Journal of Geochemical Exploration, V84., p. 31-46.

Worthing M.A. and Wilde A.R., 2002, Petrology, Geochronology and Tectonic Setting of Basanites from Eastern Oman: J. Geol. Soc. Lond. V159, pp. 469-483.

Hancock M.C., Maas R., Wilde A.R., 1990, Jabiluka Uranium-Gold Deposits: in F.  Hughes (ed.), Mineral Deposits of Australia & Papua New Guinea, Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Monograph, pp. 785 - 793.

Mernagh T.P., Wilde A.R. , 1989, The Use of the Laser Raman Microprobe for the Determination of Salinity in Fluid Inclusions: Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, V53, pp. 765.

Koul S.L., Wilde A.R.,  Tickoo A.W., 1988,  A Thermal History of the Proterozoic East Alligator River Terrain, Northern Territory, Australia: A Fission Track Study: Tectonophysics, V145, pp. 110 - 112.

Koul S.L., Wilde A.R., Wall, V. J., Tickoo A.W., 1988, Fission Track Annealing Behaviour of Minerals of the East Alligator River Uranium Field, N.T., Australia: Min. J., V14, pp. 48-55.

Non Peer-Reviewed Technical Reports etc

Wilde A.R., Kreuzer O., 2016, Rush to Find Gold in Data: Mining Journal, Mar-Apr 2016, pp. 45-46.

Wilde A.R., Corbin J-C., Mwenelupembe J., Princep D., Otto A., Becker E., 2016, Geology of the Kayelekera uranium deposit, Malawi, IAEA Tecdoc, in press.

Wilde A.R., 2003, The Giant Muruntau Gold Deposit of Uzbekistan: in Extended Abstracts of the Centre for Global Metallogeny “WA Gold Giants & Global Gold Giants”, pp. 131-136. (Invited paper)

Wilde A.R., 2003, Giant Gold Deposits of Eastern Russia: in Extended Abstracts of the Centre for Global Metallogeny “WA Gold Giants & Global Gold Giants”, pp. 123-130.  (Invited paper)

Wilde, A R, 1992, Unconformity-related uranium-gold deposits on Northern Australia; resources, genesis and exploration. IAEA Tecdoc, 650, pp. 49-58.

Wilde A.R., 1988, A Review of Gold Mineralisation in Eastern Australia: BMR Record 1989/30, Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics, 81pp.

Conference Proceedings


Wilde A.R., 2015, Data Collection and Management in the Uranium Industry: A Paladin Perspective: AIG Conference on Big Data, Inspiring Information and Strategic Knowledge: pp. 20.

Wilde A.R., Princep D., Ed Becker E., 2015, Geometallurgy of the Michelin Uranium Deposit, Labrador: AusIMM Australian Uranium Conference 2015.

Wilde A.R., 2014, Geology and Uranium Resources of the Central Mineral Belt, Labrador: AusIMM Australian Uranium Conference 2014.

Wilde A.R., Sugden S., Thom J., 2013, Bulk Chemistry, Infra-red Spectroscopy and Geometallurgy of Paladin’s Manyingee Deposit, Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia, AIG Advances in Exploration and Ore Deposit Geochemistry, Como, Western Australia 2013, pp. 16-17.

Gregory M.J., Schaefer B.F. and Keays R.R., Wilde A.R., 2006, The Mount Isa copper deposit: An example of a crustal metal source with a mantle signature: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta; Abstracts of the Goldschmidt Conference, 08/2006.

Wilde A., 2006, Metal Transport & Deposition in the Mount Isa Western Fold Belt and Lawn Hill Platform: in Barnicoat A.C., Korsch R., (eds) Predictive Mineral Discovery Cooperative Research Centre: Extended Abstracts from the April 2006 Conference: AGSO record 2006/07, pp. 109 - 113.

Duncan R. J., Allen C. A., Wilde A. R., 2006, U-Pb zircon geochronology of quartz-sealed faults at Mount Isa, northern Australia. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta; Abstracts of the Goldschmidt Conference, 08/2006.

Duncan R.J., Wilde A.R., Maas R. and Bassano K., 2005, Syn-metamorphic dates for tourmaline formation around Mount Isa, north-west Queensland, Australia: in Mao J. and Bierlein F. (eds), Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge: Proc. 8th Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing China, Springer, pp. 751-754.

Gregory M.J., Wilde A.R., Schaefer B.F. and Keays R.R., 2005, Potassic alteration and veining and the age of copper emplacement at Mount Isa, Australia: in Mao J. and Bierlein F. (eds), Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge: Proc. 8th Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing China, Springer, pp. 755-758.

Gregory M.J., Keays R.R., Wilde A.R., 2005, Platinum-Group Element Geochemistry of the Eastern Creek Volcanics, Mount Isa: in Mao J. and Bierlein F. (eds), Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge: Proc. 8th Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing China, Springer, pp. 961-964.

Wilde, A.R., Gregory, M.J., Duncan, R.J., Gessner, K., Kuhn M., Jones P., 2005, A Geochemical Process Model For The Mt Isa Cu-Co-Ag Deposits: in Mao J. and Bierlein F. (eds), Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge: Proc. 8th Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing China, Springer, pp. 199 - 203.

Wilde, A., McPhail D, Brugger, J, McKnight S and Garnett D., 2005, Preliminary Study of the Source of Base Metals in MVT Deposits of the Canning Basin, Western Australia: in Mao J. and Bierlein F. (eds), Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge: Proc. 8th Biennial SGA Meeting Beijing China, Springer, pp. 195 - 198.

Asatfieva, M., Hoover, R.B., Rozanov, A.Y., Vickers-Rich P., Wilde, A., 2004, Microbial remains in Middle Proterozoic rocks of Northern Australia, in Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5555, pp. 59-69.

Kuhn, M.. Alt-Epping P., Gessner, K., Wilde A.R., 2004, Application of Reactive Transport Modelling to the Mount Isa Copper Mineralised System: in Barnicoat A.C., & Korsch R.J. (eds)., Predictive Mineral Discovery Cooperative Research Centre: Extended Abstracts from the June 2004 Conference, GA Record 2004/09, p. 107 – 110.

Wilde, A.R., Gessner, K., Jones, P., Gregory, M. and Duncan, R., 2004, Reducing exploration risk through research: project I4 predictive discovery of Mount Isa style copper: in Barnicoat A.C., & Korsch R.J. (eds)., Predictive Mineral Discovery Cooperative Research Centre: Extended Abstracts from the June 2004 Conference, GA Record 2004/09,  p.  225-228.

Wilde, A.R., Gregory, M., Jones, P., Gessner, K., Alt-Epping, P.. Boschetti F., German, G., Gow, P., Wilson, D., 2003, Predictive numerical modelling of the Mt Isa copper deposits, Queensland, Australia: In Eliopoulos et al. (eds), Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development, Millpress, pp. 1043-1046

Wilde, A.R., Bierlein, F.P., 2003, Economic platinum concentrations in sediment-hosted orogenic gold deposits? In Eliopoulos et al. (eds), Mineral Exploration and Sustainable Development, Millpress, pp. 831-834.

Wilde A.R., Muhling P., 2000, Comparison Between the Lennard Shelf MVT Province of Western Australia and the Carlin Trend of Nevada: Implications for Genesis and Exploration: in Cluer J.K. et al. (eds) “Geology and Ore Deposits 2000: The Great Basin and Beyond”, Proc. Geol Soc. Nevada, May, 2000, pp. 769-781.

Blain C., Wilde A. R., 1999, Discovery Trends - Commodity and Ore-Type Targets: in Extended Abstracts of the North Atlantic Mineral Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 19th-22nd Sept, pp. 187-190.

Bloom M.S., Gilbert D.J., Gammons C.H., Wilde A.R., 1992, Reaction Path Models for Hydrothermal Au-PGE Mineralization at Coronation Hill and Similar deposits of the South Alligator Mineral Field, Australia: in Kharaka Y.K., Maest A.S.  (eds.),  Proc. 7th Int. Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, International Association of Geochemistry & Cosmochemistry, V2,  pp. 1569 – 1573.