Jan Marten Huizenga’s main research interest is in the field of fluid-rock geochemistry. He is in particular interested in the geochemical changes associated with fluid-rock interaction processes in the lower crust and in hydrothermal systems. At present, he works on the thermodynamic aspects of graphite precipitation and on fluid-rock interaction in lower crustal rocks.

  • EA1110: Evolution of the Earth (Level 1; TSV)
  • EA2010: Introductory Geology (Level 2; TSV)
  • EA2300: Introductory Structural and Metamorphic Geology (Level 2; TSV)
  • EA5042: Advanced Structural and Metamorphic Geology (Level 5; TSV)
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 45+ research outputs authored by Dr Jan Huizenga from 2004 onwards.

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Evolution Mining - Contract Research

Geological Characteristics and Genesis of Mt Carlton High-Sulfidation Epithermal Deposit, and the Implications for Exploration

Indicative Funding
$150,000 over 3 years
The project aims to A) Document the geological characteristics, particularly the zoning patterns of Mt Carlton, and understand the ore formation processes and factors controlling the positions of orebodies, to help the exploration for similar deposits, and B) to estimate the position of the porphyry deposit related to the Mt Carlton HS deposit, by first estimating the surface projection of the porphyry deposit at depth, and then estimating the depth of the deposit.
Zhaoshan Chang, Paul Dirks, Jan Huizenga and Christa Placzek in collaboration with Lars Fredrik Sahlstrom (College of Science & Engineering)
Mt Carlton; Gold-Copper; Porphyry Deposit; Queensland; High-Sulfidation Epithermal Deposit; Exploration

Qld Dept of Natural Resources and Mines - Future Resources Program

Characterising and assessing prospectivity of intrusion-related hydrothermal mineral systems in north-east Queensland

Indicative Funding
$1,779,736 over 2 years
The project is to assess the prospectivity of intrusion-related hydrothermal mineral systems in NE Queensland, through characterising the geological features and understanding the genesis and ore formation controls of known deposits, and investigating on regional alteration, magma fertility, geodynamic setting and evolution, and uplift/exhumation histories. The project will introduce new ideas and new approaches to help improve exploration success rate and to invigorate and revitalise exploration activities in NE Queensland.
Zhaoshan Chang, Paul Dirks, Carl Spandler, John Carranza, Jan Huizenga and Bob Henderson (College of Science & Engineering and Division of Tropical Environments & Societies)
Mt Carlton; Queensland; gold-copper; high-sulfidation epithermal deposit; porphyry deposit; Exploration

Stichting Dr Schurmannfonds - Research Grant

Hydrothermal breccia zones in the Proterozoic Cloncurry District (Mt Isa Inlier, Australia): implications for Fe-oxide-Au-Cu mineralisation

Indicative Funding
$13,321 over 2 years
Numerous Precambrian iron oxide-copper-gold uranium (IOCG) deposits are associated with hydrothermal breccia zones and extensive metasomatic alteration. Gaining knowledge on the formation process of hydrothermal brecciation is of critical importance for a better understanding of Proterozoic IOCG mineralisation and may improve exploration methods. The Cloncurry District within the Mt Isa Inlier (NW Queensland, Australia) is probably one of the best terrains worldwide to study hydrothermal breccia zones and its relation to mineralisation. The project aims at getting a better understanding of the relationship between fluid infiltration, brecciation and mineralisation.
Jan Huizenga and Paul Dirks (College of Science & Engineering)
Hydrothermal; Brecciation; Cloncurry District; Fluid Inclusions

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Geochemical characterisation of gold mineralisation in Geita Hill (Geita Greenstone Belt, Tanzania) (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Petrology of the Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex and the Yangibana LREE district, Western Australia: New insights from isotope geochemistry and geochronology (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Geological Characteristics and Origin of the Watershed Tungsten Deposit, Northeast Queensland, Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Geological characteristics, genesis and ore controlling factors of the Tick Hill Au deposit, Dajarra District, NW Queensland, Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Fluids in the lower crust: storage and mobilization (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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