Publications

 

Papers:

 

Partington, G. A. 2009. "Developing Models using GIS to Assess Geological and Economic Risk: An Example from Mineral Exploration in Oman for VMS Copper Gold Mineralisation." In: Proceedings of the 10th Biennial SGA Meeting "Smart Science for Exploration and Mining" (edited by Thomas Blenkinsop & Mark Gettings), Townsville Australia 17th to 20th August 2009, 836-838.

Full Paper (pdf 184 KB)

 

Peters, K., Cook, H. & Partington, G. 2009. "IOCG Prospectivity Modelling in Namibia and Zambia Using Australian Information." In: Proceedings of the 10th Biennial SGA Meeting "Smart Science for Exploration and Mining" (edited by Thomas Blenkinsop & Mark Gettings), Townsville Australia 17th to 20th August 2009, 839-841.

Full Paper (pdf 445 KB)

 

Partington, G. A., 2009. "Developing Models using GIS to Assess Process an Economic Risk: Examples from Mineral Exploration and Wind Energy Development in New Zealand".  2nd Annual Geospatial Information Systems Summit, Wellington, New Zealand, 22-23 June.

Full Paper (pdf 533 KB)

 

Partington, G. A., 2009. "Commercial Application of Spatial Data Modelling with Examples from North Queensland".  AIG Northern Queensland Exploration and Mining Conference 2009, Townsville, Australia, 3-8 June.

Full Paper (pdf 275 KB)


 

Peters, K. J. and Partington, G. A., 2008. "Prospectivity modelling of mineralisation systems in Papua New Guinea using weights of evidence techniques".  Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy PACRIM Congress, Gold Coast, Australia, 24-27 November.

Full Paper (pdf 678 KB)

 

Hill, M. P. and McCarthy A., 2008.  "Prospectivity of granite-related nickel deposits throughout Eastern Australia".  Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy PACRIM Congress, Gold Coast, Australia, 24-27 November.

Full Paper (pdf 161 KB)

 

Wildman, C. and Peters, K. J., 2008.  "A predictive model for identifying the potential location of Powelliphanta land snails in the South Island of New Zealand".  The 20th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre (SIRC) in conjunction with National Cartographic Conference GeoCart'08, Auckland, 1-3 September 2008.

Full Paper (pdf 2.9 MB)

 

Partington, G. A. and Hill, M. P., 2008.  "Modelling of mafic Ni-Cu-PGE and porphyry Cu-Au prospectivity throughout Southland, New Zealand".  Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Conference Volume, New Zealand Branch Annual Conference, Wellington, p. 413-422.

Full Paper (pdf 731 kb)

 

Partington, G. A., 2008.  "Prospectivity analysis in action:  The Auzex Resources Ltd. (AZX) story as applied to granite related mineral systems in Eastern Australia and New Zealand".  Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Perth, Western Australia, July 20 - July 24, 2008.  p. 195.

Abstract (pdf 168 kb)

 

 

Partington, G. A., Mustard, R., Little, G., and Bowden, C., 2007.  Prospectivity of the Glen Innes region, new techniques, new mineral systems and new ideas.  Paper presented at the Mines & Wines 2007 conference.

Full Paper (pdf 524 kb)


 

Cox, Simon C. & Rattenbury, Mark S., 2006.  The QMAP dataset and an example of its application in modelling gold prospectivity in New Zealand.  Presented at SIRC 2006 - The 18th Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Full Paper (pdf 1604 kb)

 

Partington G. A., Christie, A. B., and Rattenbury, M. S., 2006.  GIS Modelling of Gold Prospectivity in New Zealand.  Geology and Exploration of New Zealand Mineral Deposits.  AusIMM Monograph 25. p 21-28.

Full Paper (pdf 672 kb)


 

Partington, G. A. 2005.  New Ways of Doing the Business of Exploration: Project Development Using GIS based Prospectivity Modelling in Australia and New Zealand.  STOMP- Structure, Tectonics and Ore Mineralization Processes: Townsville Aug 29 – Sept 2, 2005

Abstract | Presentation (pdf 3165 kb)

 

Partington, G., A., and Mustard, R., 2005.  Granite Gold Mineral Systems in New Zealand: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Conference Volume, New Zealand Branch Annual Conference, Auckland, p. 160-167.


 

Partington, G. A., 2004. New Exploration Concepts Applied to Neglected and Emerging Exploration Destinations: Project Development Using Computer Modelling in Australia, New Zealand and Africa, PDAC2005.

Abstract

 

Partington, G.A., 2004. Predictive Spatial Mapping From Gold To Grapes: A New Targeting Tool Being Successfully Used To Increase Investment In New Zealand

Abstract

 

Mustard R., Blenkinsop, T., McKeagney, C., Huddleston-Holmes, C. and Partington, G., 2004. New Perspectives on IOCG deposits, Mt Isa Eastern Succession, northwest Queensland. SEG 2004: Predictive Mineral Discovery Under Cover Conference Volume, pp 281-284 (Perth, WA).

Abstract

 

G. A. Partington, and M. J. Sale, 2004. Prospectivity Mapping Using GIS With Publicly Available Earth Science Data — A New Targeting Tool Being Successfully Used for Exploration in New Zealand. Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Pacrim 2004 Congress Volume, pp 239-250 (Adelaide).

Abstract | Full Paper (pdf 1110 kb)

 

G. A. Partington, 2004. New Exploration in NZ Stimulated by the Crown Minerals Prospectivity Modeling Studies for Gold. Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Conference Volume, pp 191-201 (37 Annual Conference, Nelson).

Abstract | Full Paper (pdf 395 kb)


 

Rattenbury, M and Partington, G A, 2003. Prospectivity models and GIS data for the exploration of epithermal gold mineralisation in New Zealand, in Epithermal Gold in New Zealand GIS Data Package and Prospectivity Modeling, 68 p (Crown Minerals, Ministry of Commerce New Zealand).

Executive Summary (pdf 133 kb) | Prospectivity Report (pdf 1140 kb)

 

Partington, G.A, Christie, A.B., and Rattenbury, M.S. Gold Prospectivity in New Zealand

Abstract


 

Partington, G A, Christie, A B, Cox, S C, Rattenbury, M, Smillie, R and Stigley P, 2002. Prospectivity modeling for mesothermal gold in New Zealand using spatial analysis in GIS, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Conference Volume, pp 123-128 (Annual Conference, Auckland).

 

G.A Partington, A.B Christie, S.C Cox, R.W Smillie, P.Stigley, 2002. A Mineral Resource Assessment Project for New Zealand Using Spatial Analysis in a GIS, PDAC2002

Abstract

 

G. A. Partington, and R. W. Smillie, 2002. A national-scale GIS and prospectivity models of mesothermal gold mineralisation in New Zealand. In Pmapsouth, a prospectivity model of the gold potential of the South Island of New Zealand. Published by Crown Minerals.

Executive Summary (pdf 144 kb) | Prospectivity Report (pdf 5370 kb)


 

G. A. Partington, A.B. Christie and S. C. Cox, 2001. Mineral Resource Assessment for the West Coast of New Zealand, Using Spatial Analysis in a GIS: A new Exploration Management and Land-use Management Tool. AusIMM NZ Branch 34 th Annual 163.

 

Partington G. A. and Williams, P.J., 2000. Proterozoic lode gold and (iron)-copper-gold deposits: A comparison of Australian and global examples. In Reviews In Economic Geology, eds. Hagemann, S.G. and Brown, E.B., SEG Reviews, Vol. 13, pp 69-101.

Abstract | Full Paper (pdf 379 kb)


 

Partington G. A., 2000. Mineral Exploration in the Drummond Basin North Queensland, Using Spatial Analysis in a GIS. In Proceedings of the Spatial Information Research Centre’s 12th Colloquium, The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, SIRC 2000, pp 141-148.

Abstract | Full Paper (pdf 433 kb)

 

Partington, G.A., 1999. Drummond Basin Prospectivity Mapping. In Australian Institute Of Geoscientists Journal, Knowledge Management and Integration – from the field geologist to the corporate database, AIG CIMEE3, pp 1-11.

 

Partington, G.A., 1999. Database management and GIS: practical considerations and use in the exploration industry. In Fourth National Forum on Information Management and GIS in the Geosciences. AGSO Record 1999/24, pp 177-187.

 

Mustard R., Partington G.A., Nielsen R., and Mitchell D.S., 1999. Disseminated granite hosted gold deposits at Timbarra, northern New South Wales. In New England Orogen, Abstracts No. 49.

 

Partington, G.A., 1998. Geology, resource modeling and optimisation: reducing risk in exploration and development – The Ross Mining Experience. In Fifth International Symposium for Mineral Exploration, Brisbane, Abstracts, pp. 23.

 

Mustard R., Partington G.A., Nielsen R., and Mitchell D.S., 1998. Disseminated granite hosted gold deposits at Timbarra, northern New South Wales. In Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts No. 49, pp. 333.

 

Partington, G.A, and McNaughton N.J., 1997. Controls on mineralisation in the Howley District, Northern Australia: a link between granite intrusion and gold mineralisation. Recherche Miniere, v 529, pp. 25-44.

Full Paper (pdf 5 Mb)

 

Partington, G.A, and McNaughton N.J., 1997. Controls on mineralisation in the Howley District, Northern Australia. In Precambrian Mesothermal/Late-Orogeneic Gold Deposits, Short Course Notes, January 1997, University of Western Australia Key Centre for Teaching and Research in Strategic Mineral Deposits.

 

Klominsky, J, Partington, G.A., McNaughton, N.J., Ho, S. E., and Groves, D.I., 1996. Radiothermal granites of the Cullen Batholith and associated mineralisation (N.T. Australia). Czech Geological Survey Special Papers No 5, Czech Geological Survey Prague, 44p.

 

Partington, G.A, and McNaughton N.J., 1996. Controls On Mineralisation In The Howley District, NT: A Link Between Granite Intrusion And Gold Mineralisation

Abstract | Full Paper (pdf 263 kb)

 

Partington, G.A, McNaughton N.J., and Williams I.S., 1995. A review of the geology, mineralisation and geochronology of the Greenbushes Pegmatite, Western Australia. Econ. Geol., v 90, pp. 616-635.

Full Paper (pdf 1.5 Mb)

 

Partington, G.A., Cooper, W.C., and Stokes, M.A., 1994. Contrasting styles of mineralisation from the Western Arm and Bridge Creek deposits, and their relevance to regional exploration in the Pine Creek Geosyncline, Northern Territory. In Proceedings The AusIMM Darwin Conference 1994, pp. 45-49.

 

 Partington, G.A., 1990. Geology of the south west Yilgarn and Greenbushes Pegmatite Group. In Ho, S.E., Glover, J.E, Myres, J.S., and Muhling J.R. (eds.) Third International Archaean Symposium, Excursion Guidebook, Geol. Dept. and Univ. Extension, Univ West. Aust., Publ. 21, pp. 123-144.

 

Partington, G.A., 1990. Environment and structural controls on the intrusion of the giant rare-metal Greenbushes pegmatite, Western Australia. Econ. Geol., v 85, pp. 437-456.

Full Paper (pdf 1.6 Mb)

 

Partington, G.A., 1990. A comparison between Archaean gold deposits and Lower Proterozoic gold deposits (Pine Creek geosyncline): controls on mineralisation. In Geol. Soc. Aus. Abstracts No. 25. pp. 155-156.

 

Eisenlohr, B., Groves, D.I. and Partington G.A., 1989. Crustal-scale shear zones and their significance to Archaean gold mineralisation in Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita 24, pp. 1-8.

Full Paper (pdf 1.3 Mb)

 

Vearncombe, J.R., Barely, M.E., Eisenlohr, B., Grigson, M.W., Groves, D.I., Houston, S.M., Partington, G.A., and Swarnecki, M.S., 1989. Structural controls on mesothermal gold mineralisation: examples from the Archaean terranes of southern Africa and Western Australia. In Economic Geology Monograph 6, The Geology of Gold Deposits: The perspective in 1988. pp. 124-134.

 

McNaughton, N.J., Partington, G.A., Seet, L.H., and Kepert, D.A., 1988. Craton margin tectonics and the origin of Sn-Ta pegmatites in the SW Yilgarn Block: The Pb isotope approach. In Abstracts 9th Australian Geological Convention, Brisbane.

 

Vearncombe, J.R., Barely, M.E., Eisenlohr, B., Grigson, M.W., Groves, D.I., Houston, S.M., Partington, G.A., and Swarnecki, M.S., 1988. Structural controls on gold mineralisation: examples from the Archaean terranes of Western Australia and southern Africa. In Bicentennial Gold'88 Extended Abstracts, Oral Program, Geol. Soc. Aust. Abstracts pp 22, 19-23.

 

Partington, G., A., 1987. The tectonic environments of gold deposition and intrusion of rare-metal pegmatites: implications for Au, Sn and Ta exploration in the Yilgarn Block, Western Australia. In Ho, S., E., and Groves, D., I., (eds.), Recent advances in understanding Precambrian Gold Deposits. Geol. Dept. & Univ. Extension, Univ. Western Australia, Publ. 11, pp. 67-83.

Full Paper (PDF 7.2 MB)

 

Bettenay, L.F., Partington, G.A., and Groves, D. I., 1986. Nature and emplacement of the giant rare-metal Greenbushes pegmatite, at Greenbushes, Western Australia: In Proceedings of the Seventh Quadrennial IAGOD Symposium. E Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlug, Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Partington, G.A. 1986. The tectonic controls on the intrusion of specialised pegmatites in the Greenbushes Pegmatite District, Western Australia. Bur. Min. Res. Rec., 1986/10, pp. 53-54.

 

Partington, G.A., McNaughton, N.J., Kepert, D.A., Compston, W., and Williams, I.S., 1986. Geochronology of the Balingup Metamorphic Belt: constraints on the temporal evolution of the Greenbushes Pegmatite District: Bur. Mineral. Res. Rec., v. 1986/10, p. 55-56.

 

Bettenay, L.F., Groves, D. I., and Partington, G.A., 1985. Development of exploration concepts for Sn-Ta pegmatites: use of host-rock associations and alteration halos. West. Aust. Min. Petrol. Res. Inst. Rep., 13, pp. 1-171.

 

 

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