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Michael Herzog

PhD student
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 224
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+61 8 6488 7150


Micharl is just an ordinary 23 yo Austrian citizen who grew up in the capital of Carinthia, called Klagenfurt (less than 100.000 people) and had been employed with the Austrian Red Cross for 1 year after he finished school.

Soon after Michael's work at ARC, he decided to pick up his studies of geology. That brought him to beautiful city of Munich where he did all of his bachelors and masters so far.

During Michael's bachelors, he had the opportunity to be involved in the oil and gas industry. He got to work with "OMV Exploration and Production ltd." in Vienna for several months and further project work. OMV is the largest incorporated oil and gas company in Austria (workforce of <25.000 employees worldwide).

Therefore, technically speaking, Micahel is currently enrolled as a masters student at LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians-University) in Munich but on vacational leave for his time here in Perth.

Michael came here because he has the opportunity to work on his final masters thesis under the supervision of Prof. Steffen Hagemann (UWA) and Prof. Albert Gilg (Technical University of Munich) on a hydrothermal vein Au-deposit in NW Argentina, called Farállon Negro.

During Michael's time at CET (until end of Dec. 2017) he will try to better understand the p-T-X conditions (pressure, temperature and composition) of the fluid(s) that lead to the formation of this deposit and try to get a better grip on the clay alteration and clay zonation that is also caused by the fluid(s) (could have been one fluid but also more involved; not clear at this point right now).