MSc (By Research) Earth Science
‘Timing of Magmatism in the Netoni Plutonic Complex; implications for displacement on the Sorong Fault’
Royal Holloway University of London 2014 – Present
BSc (Hons) Geology
University of Portsmouth 2011 – 2014
Past fieldwork experience
- West Papua, Indonesia – May to August 2015
- Almeria, Spain – March to April 2015
- West Papua, Indonesia – September 2014
- Troodos, Cyprus – April 2014
- Isle of Mull, Scotland – June to July 2013
- NW France – April 2013
- Assynt, NW Scotland – September 2012
MSc (By Research) Project – ‘Timing of magmatism in the Netonic Plutonic Complex; implications for displacement on the Sorong Fault’
This study aims to understand the petrogenesis, age and deformation history of the Netoni Plutonic Complex located in the northern Bird’s Head. This will be achieved by mapping and collecting samples of the Netoni granitoids on the northern and southern side of the large Sorong Fault Zone (SFZ). Samples from either side of the fault zone will be characterised on the basis of petrological, geochemical and geochronological data.
The Netoni Plutonic Complex represents a suite of granitoids (quartz, monzonite, granite, quartz diorite and diorite). These are reported to have been emplaced during the Triassic to Cretaceous (240-78 Ma) on the basis of hornblende and biotite K-Ar dates from float material. Early maps indicate that the southern margin of the plutonic complex is cut by the Sorong Fault Zone (SFZ), a major east-west trending, strike-slip fault system several hundred kilometres long.