Welcome to my web pages


Photo courtesy of Tony Ramsay

This web site is for disseminating teaching and research materials in Structural and Economic Geology. I’m interested in:

  • Global Georesources: their distribution, finite quantity, extraction and depletion.
  • Deformation processes in the Earth at all scales, especially in the upper crust, and their relation to the formation of hydrothermal mineral deposits.
  • Fracturing, fluid flow, and brecciation.
  • The application of kinematic and dynamic fault slip analyses to mineral deposits and tectonic problems.
  • Relations between tectonics and surface processes.
  • Applications of Fractals in the Earth Sciences.

2016 Publications

Ward, N., Alves, T.M. and Blenkinsop T.G. Reservoir leakage along concentric faults in  the Southern North Sea: Implications for the deployment of CCS and EOR techniques. Tectonophysics, in press.

Case, G., Blenkinsop, T., Chang, Z., Huizenga, J-M, Lilly, R., and McLellan, J. The structural evolution of the E1 Group of IOCG deposits: Controls on mineralization in the Northeast Cloncurry District, Queensland. Special Publication of the Geological Society, in press.

Darlington, V., Blenkinsop, T. G., Dirks, P., Salisbury, J. and Tomkins, A. 2016. The Lawn Hill annulus: An Ordovician meteorite impact into water- saturated dolomite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 10.1111/maps.12734

Cook, Y. A., Sanislav, I. V., Hammerli, J., Blenkinsop, T. and Dirks, P. H. G. M. 2016. A primitive mantle source for the Neoarchean mafic rocks from the Tanzania Craton. Geoscience Frontiers 7 (6) , pp. 911-926.

Sanislav, I. V., Brayshaw, M., Kolling, S.L., Dirks, P.H.G.M., Cook, Y.A.,
Blenkinsop, T.G., 2016. The structural history and mineralization controls of the world-class Geita Hill gold deposit, Geita Greenstone Belt, Tanzania. Mineralium Deposita DOI 10.1007/s00126-016-0660-1

Jadoon, Q., Roberts, E., Blenkinsop, T., Wust, R., Shah, S., 2016. Mineralogical modelling and petrophysical parameters in Permian gas shales from the Roseneath and Murteree formations, Cooper Basin, Australia. Pet. Explor. Dev. 43, 1–8.

Jadoon, Q.,, Roberts, E., Blenkinsop, T., Wust, R, and Shah, S.A. 2016. Petrophysical evaluation and uncertainty analysis of Roseneath and Murteree shales reservoirs in Cooper Basin, Australia (a case study). Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 147, pp. 330-345.

Jadoon, Q., Roberts, E., Blenkinsop, T. G. and Wust, R. 2016. Organic petrography and thermal maturity of the Permian Roseneath and Murteree shales in the cooper basin, Australia. International Journal of Coal Geology
154-55 , pp. 240-256. j.coal.2016.01.005