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Carsten Laukamp

Adjunct Research Fellow
Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

26 Dick Perry Avenue,
Kensington 6151 WA

M +61 8 6436 8754
Email Carsten.Laukamp@csiro.au

Research interests

    • Reflectance Spectroscopy
    • Mineral Systems
    • Hydrothermal Alteration
    • Metamorphic Petrology

Carsten Laukamp is a research geoscientist in CSIRO's Mineral Resources Flagship.
In 2007, Carsten obtained his Doctorate of Science (Dr. rer. Nat.) from the Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, based on his study of the structural and fluid system evolution in the Otavi Mountain Land (Namibia) and its significance for the genesis of sulphide and nonsulphide mineralisation.
Before joining CSIRO, Carsten was a postdoctoral research fellow at James Cook University in Townsville, where he worked in the predictive mineral discovery CRC on the evaluation of hyperspectral remote sensing data for mapping hydrothermal alteration footprints.
In his current position with the Mineral and Environmental Sensing Group in CSIRO, Carsten aims to unravel the physicochemistry of minerals using lab, field and remote visible and infrared reflectance spectroscopy, working together with industry, geological surveys and international universities on microscopic to continent-scale data. Carsten regularly convenes workshops about mineral spectroscopy applied to mapping and exploration and is the leader of the Discovery Outreach project of CSIRO's Mineral Resources Flagship.


Selected References

Haest, M., Cudahy, C., Rodger, A., Laukamp, C., Martens, E., Caccetta, M. (2013): Unmixing vegetation from airborne visible-near to shortwave infrared spectroscopy-based mineral maps over the Rocklea Dome (Western Australia), with a focus on iron rich palaeochannels.- Remote Sensing of Environment, 129, 17-31.

Witt, W.K., Hagemann, S.G., Ojala, J., Laukamp, C., Vennemann, T., Nykanen, V. (2013): Targeting gold mineralisation at regional- to lode-scales, Pataz gold field, northern Peru.- Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 3, DOI:10.1080/08120099.2013.763859 (IF11: 1.417, 5yearIF11: 1.608)

Laukamp, C. (2013): A golden discovery: enhancing exploration initiatives with the ASTER maps.- Australian Resources & Investment, September 2013, 4pp.

Doublier, M.P., Roache, T., Potel, S., Laukamp, C. (2012): Short wavelength infrared spectroscopy of chlorite for determination of low metamorphic grades.- European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 891-902.
Duuring, P., Hagemann, S., Novikova, Y., Cudahy, T., Laukamp, C. (2012): Targeting iron ore in banded iron formation using ASTER data: Weld Range greenstone belt, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia.- Economic Geology, 107, 585-597.

Haest, M., Cudahy, T., Laukamp, C., Gregrory, S. (2012): Quantitative mineralogy from visible to shortwave infrared spectroscopic data - I. Validation of mineral abundance and composition products of the Rocklea Dome channel iron deposit in Western Australia.- Economic Geology, 107, 209 - 228.

Haest, M., Cudahy, T., Laukamp, C., Gregrory, S. (2012): Quantitative mineralogy from visible to shortwave infrared spectroscopic data - II. 3D mineralogical characterisation of the Rocklea Dome channel iron deposit, Western Australia - Economic Geology, 107, 229 - 249.

Laukamp, C., Termin, K.A., Pejcic, B., Haest, M., Cudahy, T. (2012): Vibrational Spectroscopy of Calcic Amphiboles - Applications for Exploration and Mining.- European Journal of Mineralogy, 24, 863-878.
Rodger, A., Laukamp, C., Haest, M., Cudahy, T. (2012): A Simple Quadratic Method of Wavelength Tracking for Absorption Features in Continuum Removed Spectra.- Remote Sensing of Environment, 118, 273 - 283

Sonntag, I., Laukamp, C., Hagemann, S. (2012): Low potassium hydrothermal alteration in low sulfidation epithermal systems as detected by IRS and XRD: an example from the Co-O Mine, Eastern Mindanao, Philippines.- Ore Geology Reviews, 45, 47-60.

Laukamp, C., Cudahy, T., Thomas, M., Jones, M., Cleverley, J., Oliver, N. (2011): Hydrothermal mineral alteration patterns in the Mount Isa Inlier revealed by airborne hyperspectral data.- Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 58 (8), 917-936.

Laukamp, C., Cudahy, T., Cleverley, J., Oliver, N., Hewson, R. (2011): Airborne hyperspectral imaging of hydrothermal alteration zones in granitoids of the Eastern Fold Belt (Mount Isa Inlier, Australia).- Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis. 11: 3-24.

Laukamp, C. (2011): Short Wave Infrared Functional Groups of Rock-forming Minerals.- CSIRO report EP115222.

Laukamp, C., Cudahy, T., Caccetta, M., Chia, J., Gessner, K., Haest, M., Liu, Y.C., Rodger, A. (2010): The uses, abuses and opportunities for hyperspectral technologies and derived geoscience information.- AIG Bulletin, 51(Geo-Computing 2010 Conference, Brisbane, September 2010): 73-76.

Schneider, J., Boni, M., Laukamp, C., Bechstädt, T., Petzel, V. (2008): Willemite (Zn2SiO4) as a possible Rb-Sr geochronometer for dating nonsulfide Zn-Pb mineralization: examples from the Otavi Mountainland (Namibia).- Ore Geology Reviews, 33 (2): 115-210.

Boni, M., Terracciano, R., Evans, N., Laukamp, C., Schneider, J., Bechstädt, T. (2007): Genesis of Vanadium Ores in the Otavi Mountainland, Namibia.- Economic Geology, 102 (3): 441-469.

Laukamp, C. (2007): Structural and Fluid System Evolution in the Otavi Mountain Land (Namibia) and its Significance for the Genesis of Sulphide and Nonsulphide Mineralisation.- Ph.D. thesis, Heidelberg, Germany, Karl-Ruprecht University, 160 p. Electronic Publication available at: URL: http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/archiv/7225