Professor Paulo Vasconcelos

Professor

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
p.vasconcelos@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52297

Overview

Associate Professor Paulo Vasconcelos' research is in the fields of: Low-T Geochemistry, Economic Geology and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology. He received his PhD from The University of California (Berkeley).

Paolo Vasconcelos research interests cover

  • Supergene enrichment in ore deposits
  • Isotopic dating of weathering processes
  • Exploration geochemistry
  • Palaeoclimatology and landscape evolution
  • Application of K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar and noble gas systematics to ore deposit genesis
  • Origin and geochemistry of gem deposits

His chief research projects are in the areas of:

  • Weathering Geochronology, Weathering Geochronology and Landscape Evolution
  • Mechanisms and timing of silicification in Australia and the genesis of opal deposits
  • Cenozoic Magmatism in North East Brazil and in South East Queensland
  • U-He, 40Ar/39Ar, and Re-Os as fingerprints of metal sources in orogenic gold deposits
  • U-Th/He dating of iron and manganese oxides
  • Cosmogenic 3He generation and retention in goethite and hematite
  • Hydrothermal vs. supergene origin of orebodies in banded iron formations in the Hamersley iron province, the Quadrilátero Ferrífero iron province, and the Carajás iron province
  • Supergene Enrichment in the Kalahari Manganese Fields, South Africa
  • Timing of topaz, emerald and gold mineralization
  • 40Ar/39Ar geocronological constraints on postulated hominid fossil sites in Cueva Victoria, Spain

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Geology), University of Kansas
  • Master of Arts, University of Texas
  • PhD (Geology), U.C.Berkeley

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • do Nascimento, Marcos Antonio Leite, de Souza, Zorano Sergio, Arnosio, Jose Marcelo and Vasconcelos, Paulo M.d. (2009). Ignimbrito do Engenho Saco, Ipojuca, PE Registro de vulcanismo explosivo cretacico na Provincia Magmatica do Cabo. In M. Winge and et al. (Ed.), Sítios geológicos e paleontológicos do Brasil (pp. 1-13) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Comissão Brasileira de Sítios Geológicos e Paleobiológicos (SIGEP).

  • da Silva, Maria da Glória, Teixeira, João Batista Guimarães, Pimentel, Márcio Martins, Vasconcelos, Paulo Marcos, Arielco, Anselmo and Rocha, Washington de Jesus Sant'Anna da Franca (2006). Geologia e mineralizacoes de Fe-Cu-Au do alvo GT 46 (Igarape Cinzento) Carajas. In Onildo João Marini, Emanuel Teixeira de Queiroz and Benedicto Waldir Ramos (Ed.), Caracterização em depósitos minerais em distritos mineiros da Amazônia (pp. 94-151) Brasília, Brazil: DNPM-CT/Mineral-ADIMB; República das Letras.

  • Vasconcelos, P. M. D. (1999). 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology of Supergene Processes in Ore Deposits. In D. Lambert and J. Ruiz (Ed.), Reviews in Economic Geology (pp. 73-113) Chelsea, Michigan, USA: Society of Economic Geologists.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision