Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer
The Thayer Lindsley Visiting Lecturer is selected on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecture sites will be primarily at colleges and universities having geologic programs related to mineral resources.
- A Metal-Transfer Superhighway and the Golden Trigger: Rheological and Tectonic Controls on Late Cretaceous to Recent Precious Metal Mineralization in Aotearoa, New Zealand
- Hydrologic, Magmatic and Tectonic Controls on Hydrothermal Flow, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: Implications for the Formation of Epithermal Vein Deposits
- Faults, Fluids, and Ore Deposits: A Structural Primer
Julie (JR) got hooked on structural geology when she returned to academia after a decade teaching physical education. She took a B.Sc. (Hons) project with Dr. Bernhard Spörli, who taught her the value of detailed observation, and a doctorate under the mentorship of Professor Rick Sibson, who emphasized the need to sort the signal from the noise. From both, she learned the value of inspirational teaching. Since then, she has worked on structural controls on fluid flow with application to volcano-tectonic hazards, and mineral and geothermal exploration. Her field areas include active and paleoextensional and volcanic provinces from Africa and the Caribbean to Antarctica and New Zealand. JR’s current research passion is orogenic-scale control on metal transfer from source to sink. She is a Skinner Awardee, the former Regional Vice President Australasia for the Society of Economic Geologists, and the head of the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.