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Regolith and Landscapes in Eastern Australia

Regolith and Landscapes in Eastern AustraliaEdited by Ian C. Roach

This volume contains the proceedings of the first CRC LEME short regolith conference Regolith and Landscapes in Eastern Australia, held at the University of Canberra over the 21st and 22nd of November, 2002. The conference was designed to encourage young regolith scientists to present their research to their peers from Eastern Australia, and to celebrate the achievements of two of Australia's foremost regolith professionals, Professor Richard A. (Tony) Eggleton and Associate Professor Graham Taylor. Tony and Graham were individually or together ultimately responsible for the publication of The Regolith Glossary (Eggleton 2001) and Regolith Geology and Geomorphology (Taylor & Eggleton 2001), the first of (hopefully) many regolith textbooks in the future. Copies of the two books were awarded to the best student presentations.

The papers contained within this volume catalogue some of the research being done in Eastern Australia on regolith and landscapes throughout Australia. The majority of the work here is written by young scientists who are about to begin, or already have begun, their careers as regolith professionals. Many of these young researchers are Honours or postgraduate students within CRC LEME at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. Others are professionals belonging to a range of Commonwealth and state research agencies and universities including CSIRO Land and Water, Geoscience Australia, Macquarie University, the NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation and the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Contents page and Introduction (I.C. Roach)(PDF)

Author Index

Plenary Address: Graham Taylor - Regolith, research and CRC LEME

Plenary Address: R.A. Eggleton - The Regolith-a view from within

L. Bibby and A. Radojkovic - Regolith-landform mapping as a vector to gold mineralisation undercover: insights from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

A.T. Christian and S.M. Hill - Regolith-landform mapping of the Shoalhaven River Delta and hinterland, NSW: towards a model for landscape change and management

S.J. Cotter, C.L. Moore, G. Taylor and K.E. Prince: Isotopic constraints on large-scale sedex or MVT mineralisation within the Cambrian carbonate cover sequences, northwest of Mt Isa, Qld.

P. de Caritat and D. Kirste: Dominant controls on groundwater composition in the basins surrounding the Broken Hill silver-lead-zinc deposit: implications for mineral exploration under cover

K. Dowell, J. Mavrogenes, D.C. McPhail and John Watkins: Origin and timing of formation of precious opal nobbies at Lightning Ridge

R.A. Eggleton: Mineralogy makes mountains

M.G. Eriksson, J.M. Olley, D.R. Kilham and R.J. Wasson: Late Holocene aggradation and incision in the Naas River, Australian Capital Territory- preliminary findings

R.J. Field and G.S. Humphreys: The development of a podzol using stratigraphic - age relationships and a mass-balance approach.

L. Foster and R.A. Eggleton: The Marlborough nickel laterite deposits

R.S.B. Greene, R.A. Eggleton, W.D. Nettleton, J.A. Mason and R. Gatehouse: Stability of clay microaggregates in aeolian sediments

P. Haddrill and C.L. Moore: Surface and groundwater flow system development in Silurian felsic volcanic landscapes in central west NSW: implications for dryland salinity hazard mitigation

K. Harvey, B. Agar and C.L. Moore: The use of regolith-landform mapping to assist with dryland salinity hazard management at Cudgell Creek, central west NSW

L.J. Hill: Branching out into biogeochemical surveys: a guide to vegetation sampling

L.J. Hill and P. de Caritat: A method of bulk sampling wet and dry atmospheric deposition for trace element analysis

S.M. Hill : Broken Hill 1:100,000 regolith-landform map: development, features and applications

S.M. Hill : Some issues and challenges for regolith-landform mapping with particular reference to the Broken Hill region

M. Holzapfel and C.L. Moore: Preliminary interpretation of regolith landforms in the Booberoi to Quandialla Transect area, central west New South Wales

G.S. Humphreys, P.P. Hesse, S. Kamper and R.J. Field: The development of earthy fabric in sandy palaeochannels and source bordering dunes in the Pilliga

B. Jenkins and D. Morand: A comparison of basaltic soils and associated vegetation patterns in contrasting climatic environments

W. Kimber, J. Clarke and D.C. McPhail: Regolith geology and ground-water of the Pinjara Lakes, north west Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

I. Lambert: Geoscience underpinning natural resource management decisions

A.C. Lewis, I.C. Roach and S.M. Hill: Neotectonic disruption of Cainozoic basalt at Krawarree West, NSW: implications for landscape evolution

B.E.R. Maly and R.A. Chan: Regolith and landforms of the Girilambone Belt, New South Wales

A. McPherson: Regolith-groundwater interactions in the Upper Billabong Creek catchment, southeast NSW

K.G. McQueen and M.A. Whitbread: Mineralogical exploration: using element-host mineral associations in the search for ore

B. Pillans, D. Spooner and J. Chappell: The dynamics of soils in North Queensland: rates of mixing by termites determined by single grain luminescence dating

A. Ratchford and C.L. Moore: Regolith influence on surficial water chemistry at Hovells Creek, central west NSW: dryland salinity hazard mitigation in high-relief granitic landscapes

F. Reith: Interactions of microorganisms with gold in regolith materials from a gold mine near Mogo in south eastern New South Wales

K. Scott: Behaviour of geochemical pathfinder elements during weathering and pedogenesis in SE Australia

A.B. Senior and S.M. Hill: Regolith-landforms of the Pinnacles 1:25,000 sheet, western NSW: mapping and geochemical characterisation

G. Shirtliff: Regolith science - from interpreting fossils to watching it happen - a proposal

K. Tan, D. Gibson, J. Wilford and K. Lawrie: Interpreting and applying airborne electromagnetic information (TEMPEST TM AEM system) for regolith and environmental studies

M. Thomas, K.L. Earl, S.M. Hill and K.A. Foster: A framework for regolith-landform mapping in the Flying Doctor Prospect, Broken Hill, NSW

M.A. Whitbread: Ratio analysis of bulk geochemical data: tracking ore-related cryptic alteration by modelling mineral changes



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