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Thomas Angerer

Adjunct Research Fellow

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

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Until January 2014 I was a research assistant professor and the deputy leader of the iron ore theme in the CET. I received a Geology degree (diploma) at Goethe-University, Frankfurt, in 2001 and a PhD at Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, in 2007. I joined the CET in 2008 at the research associate level.

My primary research focus is ore genesis, mineral system analyses, and exploration targeting of iron ore in banded iron formation, the major source of iron for the world economy. In this research field I achieved an international reputation amongst relevant academic and industry circles by applying modern techniques of structural geology, geochemistry, mineral system analyses, and exploration targeting to major iron ore districts in collaborations with key industry partner and scientists worldwide.
My secondary research focus is orogenic gold, porphyry-hosted gold-copper, and skarn-related iron-gold-copper mineralisation in the Peruvian Eastern Cordillera.
In my appointment at the CET I am involved in the supervision of MSc students and in other knowledge transfer activities, such as lecturing, holding workshops, and leading field trips. I have published peer-reviewed papers in international journals, co-chaired special sessions at international conferences, and co-led several workshops.

My professional expertise are: structural geology, low-grade metamorphic geology, igneous, hydrothermal, and regolith geochemistry, ore deposit evolution, and mineral system analyses. In the lab environment I am familiar with mineral chemistry analytic, rock magnetism, stable O, C isotope chemistry and radiogenic Pb/Pb, U/Pb, and Lu/Hf isotope chemistry.


Angerer, T., Duuring, P., Hagemann, S.G., Thorne, W., McCuaig, T.C., 2014. A mineral system approach to Archean and Paleoproterozoic banded iron formation hosted iron ore of Western Australia, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 393, 10.1144/SP393

Nadoll, P., Angerer, T., Mauk, J., French, D., Walshe, J., Koenig, A., 2014. The Chemistry of Hydrothermal Magnetite - a Review, revised version submitted to Ore Geology Review.

Angerer, T., Hagemann, S., Danyushevsky, L., 2013. High-grade Iron ore at Windarling, Yilgarn craton: a product of syn-orogenic deformation, hydrothermal alteration, and supergene modification in an Archean BIF–basalt lithostratigraphy. Mineralium Deposita.

Angerer, T., Kerrich, R., Hagemann, S., 2013. Geochemistry of a komatiitic, boninitic, and tholeiitic basalt association in the Mesoarchean Koolyanobbing greenstone belt, Southern Cross Domain, Yilgarn craton: Implications for mantle sources and geodynamic setting of banded iron formation. Precambrian Research, 224: 110-128.

Evans, K.A., McCuaig, T.C., Leach, D., Angerer, T., Hagemann, S.G., 2012. Banded iron formation to iron ore: A record of the evolution of Earth environments? Geology. doi:10.1130/G33244.1

Angerer, T., Hagemann, S. G., and Danyushevsky, L. V., 2012, Geochemical Evolution of the Banded Iron Formation-Hosted High-Grade Iron Ore System in the Koolyanobbing Greenstone Belt, Western Australia: Economic Geology, v. 107, p. 599-644.

Angerer, T., and Greiling, R., 2012, Fabric evolution at basement–cover interfaces in a fold-and-thrust belt and implications for décollement tectonics (Autochthon, Lower Allochthon, central Scandinavian Caledonides): International Journal of Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/s00531-012-0765-4

Angerer, T., Greiling, R. O., and Avigad, D., 2011, Fabric development in a weathering profile at a basement–cover interface, the sub-Cambrian peneplain, Israel: Implications for decollement tectonics: Journal of Structural Geology, v. 33, p. 819-832.

Angerer, T., and Hagemann, S. G., (2010), The BIF-Hosted High-Grade Iron Ore Deposits in the Archean Koolyanobbing Greenstone Belt, Western Australia: Structural Control on Synorogenic- and Weathering-Related Magnetite-, Hematite-, and Goethite-rich Iron Ore: Economic Geology, v. 105, p. 917-945.

Guarin Jr, C. P., Angerer, T., Maund, N. H., Cowan, D. R., and Hagemann, S. G., (2009), The K Deeps Magnetite Mineralisation at Koolyanobbing, Western Australia, in AusIMM, ed., Proceedings Iron Ore Conference 2009, 27-29 July 2009, Perth, Western Australia, p. 95-104.

Mallik, J., Mathew, G., Angerer, T., and Greiling, R. O., (2008), Determination of directions of horizontal principal stress and identification of active faults in Kachchh (India) by electromagnetic radiation (EMR): Journal of Geodynamics, v. 45, p. 234-245.

Angerer, T., (2007), Fossil palaeoweathering profiles and their relation to deformation at basement-cover-interfaces. Case studies from Israel, Sweden and Spain: Unpublished PhD thesis, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, 273 p.

Kleinschmidt G, Angerer T, Laukamp C, Leonhard A, Mann A (1999/2000) Bericht 1997/98 über geologische Aufnahmen nordwestlich Gurk auf Blatt 185 Straßburg. - Jb. Geol. B.-A., Bd. 142/3.

Communications & Abstracts

Angerer, T., Hagemann, S. G., Villanes, C., Santos, J. O., and Kemp, A. I. S., 2011, Structural and Intrusive Setting of the Montañitas Gold Mineral Systems, Eastern Andean Cordillera, Northern Peru, SGA 2011, Antofagasta, Chile.

Angerer, T., Hagemann, S. G., and Danyushevsky, L., 2011, Monitoring geochemical processes in BIF-hosted iron ore, Yilgarn craton, by using a combination of whole rock and in situ laser ablation ICP-MS analyses, SGA 2011, Antofagasta, Chile.

Angerer, T., and Hagemann, S. G., (2011), BIF-hosted Iron Ore: The Archean versus Paleoproterozoic hypogene records in Western Australia, Fermor Meeting 2011, Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth: London, The Geological Society of London, p. 13.

Angerer, T., Duuring, P., Lascelles, D. F., and Hagemann, S. G., (2010), BIF-related iron ore in the Yilgarn craton, Western Australia: geological setting and ore forming processes, in Tyler, I. M., and Knox-Robinson, C. M., eds., 5th International Archean Symposium, Perth 5th-9th September 2010, Record 2010/18, Geological Survey of Western Australia, p. 277-280.

Angerer, T., and Hagemann, S. G., (2009), The Archean BIF Hosted Iron Ore at Koolyanobbing, Western Australia: a Structural Approach, in Williams, P. J., ed., Proceedings of the 10th Biennial SGA Meeting of The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Townsville Australia 17th - 20th August 2009: Townsville, p. 555-557.

Angerer T & Greiling RO (2006) Rock fabrics in palaeoweathering profiles below basement-cover-interfaces (AMS-study on drill cores from the Caledonian margin, Central Sweden). in: (Hrsg.), 11. Symposium „Tektonik, Struktur- und Kristallingeologie“ - Zusammenfassung der Tagungsbeiträge. 9 – 12, Universitätsdrucke Göttingen.

Laukamp C & Angerer T (2006) Eo-Alpine imbrication of Middle Austroalpine units in the Gurktal Alps, Carinthia – questioning the existence of the Murau Nappe. in: Phillip S, Leiss B, Vollbrecht A, Tanner D & Gudmunds¬son A (Hrsg.), 11. Symposium „Tektonik, Struktur- und Kristallingeologie“ - Zusammenfassung der Tagungsbeiträge, 123 – 125, Universitätsdrucke Göttingen.

Angerer T (2004) Structures of basement and cover rocks at a reactivated angular unconformity (Narcea Antiform, Cantabrian mountains, NW Spain). Terra Nostra 2004/10.

Angerer, T., Laukamp, C. & Leonhard, A., (2000), Strukturgeologische Untersuchungen in den Teileinheiten des Gurktaler Deckensystems (Ostalpen) und seines Kontaktes zum Mittelostalpin, Terra Nostra 2000/5: 4-5.