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Geoff Batt

Adjunct Research 
Lucid Science
153 Hampton Rd
South Fremantle
WA 6162

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Geoff runs Lucid Science, a WA-based consulting agency providing research management, specialist geoscience analysis, and stakeholder communication services to corporate and government clients. His current work in the professional services sector is built on a 20 year foundation as a successful and respected researcher in applied geoscience and mineral systems analysis, and an award-winning writer.

Geoff worked as an Associate Professor at the CET for four years, heading a major research program into the Telfer Au-Cu system and exploration models for the Paterson region, and undertaking pioneering work on the exhumation and preservation of hypogene mineral systems. A passionate advocate of science communication and engagement, Geoff also led the Centre’s Training and Knowledge Transfer theme, and drove strategic communications projects including redevelopment of the Centre’s web site and newsletter.

More recently, Geoff undertook an MBA at UWA supported by BHP Billiton through a Distinguished Fulltime MBA Scholarship. His studies focused in behavioural economics and decision-making in the exploration industry – subjects he continues to pursue in his consulting work.

Research management; Stakeholder engagement and liaison; Mineral systems analysis; Structural geology; Science communication; Board paper and Report writing

Research Interests

  • Structural control of mineral systems
  • Exhumation, preservation, and discovery potential of hypogene mineral systems
  • Behavioural economics and decision-making in the exploration sector
  • Scenario planning
  • Strategic policy and stakeholder communications in the minerals industry



BATT, G. E., & GALLARDO, L. A., (2014). Joint Gravity-Magnetic Geophysical Inversion for the Telfer Mine Corridor - Technical report and explanatory notes to accompany inversion products. Confidential report prepared for Newcrest Mining Limited. Delivered November 2014. 37pp.

BATT, G. E., MILLER, J. M., & McCUAIG, T. C., (2013). Mineralisation of the Telfer Au-Cu Deposit: Characterisation of and controls on mineral endowment within the near-mine footprint. Confidential report prepared for Newcrest Mining Limited. Delivered October 2013. 80pp.

BATT, G. E., (2013). Structural Control on Au-Cu Mineralisation at Main Dome, Telfer: Deformation fabrics and their influence on mineral endowment. Confidential report prepared for Newcrest Mining Limited. Delivered April 2013. 43pp.

BATT, G. E., & MILLER, J. M., (2013). Structural Controls on Telfer Au-Cu Mineralisation – a perspective from underground mapping: Preliminary Report. Confidential report prepared for Newcrest Mining Limited. Delivered January 2013. 4pp.

BATT, G. E., (2012). Structural Systems of West Dome, Telfer: Deformation fabrics and their influence on mineral endowment. Confidential report prepared for Newcrest Mining Limited. Delivered September 2012. 32pp.

BATT, G. E., (2012). Evolution of understanding and recommended research directions for Telfer District mineralisation: Building a scientific base for future exploration models. Confidential report prepared for Newcrest Mining Limited. Delivered August 2012. 74pp.

BATT, G. E., & ROBSON, L., (2012). VNIR-SWIR spectral fingerprinting of the Telfer Au-Cu system - a pilot investigation. Confidential report prepared for Newcrest Mining Limited. Delivered March 2012. 33pp.

BATT, G. E., EVANS, N., McDONALD, B., & THEBAUD, N., (2010). (U-Th)/He dating as a contribution to Understanding of Yilgarn gold systems. Progress report on active research project supported by CSIRO Ore Systems. Delivered November 2010. 12pp.

BATT, G. E., (2014). Rosetta Stones and Rugged Men: A Geological Parable. CET Quarterly News 30: 11-13.

BATT, G. E., (2014). Changing the Game - The UNCOVER initiative and the future of exploration beneath cover in Australia. CET Quarterly News 27: 11-13.

JESSELL, M. W., & BATT, G. E., (2014). A Social License to Undertake Research - The virtuous circle of geological research as an aid to development in Africa. CET Quarterly News 27: 1, 4-5.

BATT, G. E., (2013). Exhumation in Exploration Targeting - The Fifth Pillar of the Mineral Systems Approach. CET Quarterly News 25: 1, 5-7.

LIU, X., FAN, H., EVANS, N. J., BATT, G. E., McINNES, B. I. A., YANG, K., & QIN, K., (2014). Cooling and exhumation of the mid-Jurassic porphyry copper systems in Dexing City, SE China: insights from geo-and thermochronology. Mineralium Deposita 49: 809-819.

ZHANG, F., CHEN, H., LI, Z., BATT, G. E., & YANG, S., (2014). Early Cretaceous charcoal from Xinchang National Geopark of Zhejiang, eastern South China. Palaios 29: 325-337.

ZHANG, F. Q., YANG, S. F., CHEN, H. L., BATT, G. E., SUN, M. D., MENG, Q. A., ZHU, D. F., CAO, R. C., & LI, J. S., (2013). Early Cretaceous provenance change in the southern Hailar Basin, northeastern China and its implication for basin evolution. Cretaceous Research 40: 21-42.

COTTAM, M. A., HALL, R., SPERBER, C., KOHN, B., FORSTER, M., & BATT, G. E., (2013). Rapid Neogene exhumation of northern Borneo constrained by thermochronology of the Kinabalu Granite. Journal of the Geological Society 170: 805-816.

BARTH, N. C., BOULTON, C. J., CARPENTER, B. M., BATT, G. E., & TOY, V. G., (2013). Nature and timing of slip localization on the southern Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Tectonics, available online as DOI: 10.1002/tect.20041.

ZENG, Q., EVANS, N. J., McINNES, B. I. A., BATT, G. E., McCUAIG, C. T., BAGAS, L., & TOHVER, E., (2013). Geological and thermochronological studies of the Dashui gold deposit, West Qinling Orogen, Central China. Minerallium Deposita 48: 397-412.

BEUCHER, R., TRICART, P., VAN DER BEEK, P.,  & BATT, G. E., (2012). Exhumation and relief development in the Pelvoux and Dora-Maira massifs (western Alps) assessed by spectral analysis and inversion of thermochronological age transects. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, 107, DOI: 10.1029/2011JF002240.

ZHANG, F. Q., CHEN, H. L., YANG, S. F., FENG, Z. Q., WU, H. Y., BATT, G. E., ZHAO, X. Q., SUN, M. D., WANG, S. H., & YANG, J. G., (2012). Late Mesozoic-Cenozoic evolution of the Sanjiang Basin in NE China and its tectonic implications for the West Pacific continental margin. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 49: 287-299.

ZHANG, F. Q., YANG, S. F., CHEN, H. L., BATT, G. E., SUN, M. D., MENG, Q. A., ZHU, D. F., CAO, R. C., & LI, J. S., (2012). Provenance change in the southern Hailar Basin, northeastern China, and its implications for Late Mesozoic basin evolution. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, doi 10.1016/jcretres.2012.05.005.

DAN, L., HANLIN, C., XIUBIN, L., WYRWOLL, K.-H., BATT, G. E., XIAOGAN, C., KANG, L., & FANG, W., (2012) Three episodes of tectonism in western south Tian Shan during Late Cenozoic; Evidences from gravel counting in Wulukeqiati sedimentary succession. Acta Petrologica Sinca 8: 2,414-2,422.

LIN, X., CHEN, H. L., WYRWOLL, K.-H., BATT, G. E., LIAO, L., & XIAO, J., (2011). The uplift history of the Haiyuan‐Liupan Shan region northeast of the present Tibetan Plateau: Integrated constraint from stratigraphy and thermochronology. The Journal of Geology 119: 372-393.

WATKINSON, I., ELDERS, C., BATT, G. E., JOURDAN, F., & HALL, R., (2011). Strike-slip shear in Thailand pre-dating the Himalayan Orogeny. Journal of Geophysical Research 116, B09403, doi:10.1029/2011JB008379.

YU, X., YANG, S. F., CHEN, H. L., CHEN, Z. Q., LI, Z. L., BATT, G. E., & LI, Y. Q., (2011). Permian flood basalts from the Tarim Basin, Northwest China: SHRIMP zircon U-Pb dating and geochemical characteristics. Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2010.11.009.

ZHANG, F. Q., CHEN, H. L., YU, X., DONG, C. W., YANG, S. F., PANG, Y. M., & BATT, G. E., (2011). Early Cretaceous volcanism in the northern Songliao Basin, NE China, and its geodynamic implication. Gondwana Research 19: 163-176 - available online as doi:10.1016/j.gr.2010.03.011.

BRAUN, J., HERMAN, F., & BATT, G. E., (2010). Kinematic strain localization. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 300: 197-204 - available online as doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.018.

BATT, G. E., CASHMAN, S. M., GARVER, J. I., & BIGELOW, J. J., (2010). Thermotectonic Evidence for Two-stage Extension on the Trinity Detachment Surface, Eastern Klamath Mountains, California. American Journal of Science 310: 261-281.

BATT, G. E., HARPER, G. D., HEIZLER, M., & RODEN-TICE, M., (2010). Cretaceous Sedimentary Blanketing and Tectonic Rejuvenation in the Western Klamath Mountains: Insights from Thermochronology. Central European Journal of Geosciences 2: 138-151.

BRAUN, J., VAN DER BEEK, P., & BATT, G. E., (2006). ‘Quantitative Thermochronology’, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 272 pp. ISBN 0521830575.

LITTLE, T. A., COX, S., VRY, J. K., & BATT, G. E., (2005). Variations in exhumation level and uplift-rate related to oblique-slip ramp geometry, Alpine Fault, Central Southern Alps, New Zealand, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117: 707-723.

BATT, G. E., BALDWIN, S. L., COTTAM, M., FITZGERALD, P., & BRANDON, M. T. (2004). Cenozoic Plate Boundary Evolution in the South Island of New Zealand: New Thermochronological Constraints, Tectonics 23: Available online as Tectonics manuscript TC4001 10.1029/2003TC001527.