Kevin Faure


Full Name: Kevin Faure

Position: Petrology & Geochemistry Team Leader / Lead Scientist - Stable Isotopes Lab

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4638


1982: BSc, Geology; 1984: BSc Hons, Geochemistry; 1989: MSc, Geochemistry; 1994: PhD, Geochemistry

Areas of expertise

Geochemist: Stable Isotope Chemistry
Geology: Geological mapping
Geology: Mineral deposit research
Geology: Paleoclimatology
Geology: Petrography
Geology: Stratigraphy

Major publications

Ivanic, T.J.; Nebel, O.; Jourdan, F.; Faure, K.; Kirkland, C.L.; Belousova, E.A. 2015 Heterogeneously hydrated mantle beneath the late Archean Yilgarn Craton. Lithos, 238: 76-85; doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.09.020

Oliver, N.H.S.; Thomson, B.; Freitas-Silva, F.H.; Holcombe, R.J.; Rusk, B.; Almeida, B.S.; Faure, K.; Davidson, G.R.; Esper, E.L.; Guimaraes, P.J.; Dardenne, M.A. 2015 Local and regional mass transfer during thrusting, veining, and boudinage in the genesis of the giant shale-hosted paracatu gold deposit, minas gerais, Brazil. Economic Geology, 110(7): 1803-1834; doi: 10.2113/econgeo.110.7.1803

Bath, A.B.; Cooke, D.R.; Friedman, R.M.; Faure, K.; Kamenetsky, V.S.; Tosdai, R.M.; Berry, R.F. 2014 Mineralization, U-Pb geochronology, and stable isotope geochemistry of the Lower Main zone of the Lorraine deposit, North-Central British Columbia : a replacement-style alkalic Cu-Au porphyry. Economic Geology, 109(4): 979-1004; doi: 10.2113/econgeo.109.4.979

Brathwaite, R.L.; Christie, A.B.; Faure, K.; Townsend, M.G.; Terlesk, S. 2014 Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the rhyolite-hosted Maungaparerua clay deposit, Northland. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(4): 357-368; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2014.920889

Brathwaite, R.L.; Skinner, D.N.B.; Faure, K.; Edwards, E. 2014 Pyrite-coated granite cobbles at Lee Bay, Stewart Island. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(1): 57-64; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2013.864317

Miyoshi, Y.; Ishibashi, J.; Faure, K.; Maeto, K.; Matsukura, S.; Omura, A.; Shimada, K.; Sato, H.; Sakamoto, T.; Uehara, S.; Chiba, H.; Yamanaka, T. 2013 Mg-rich clay mineral formation associated with marine shallow-water hydrothermal activity in an arc volcanic caldera setting. Chemical Geology, 355: 28-44; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.05.033

Raimondo, T.; Clark, C.; Hand, M.; Faure, K. 2011 Assessing the geochemical and tectonic impacts of fluid-rock interaction in mid-crustal shear zones : a case study from the intracontinental Alice Springs Orogen, central Australia. Journal of metamorphic geology, 29(8): 821-850

Faure, K.; Greinert, J.; von Deimling, J.S.; McGinnis, D.F.; Kipfer, R.; Linke, P. 2010 Methane seepage along the Hikurangi Margin of New Zealand : geochemical and physical data from the water column, sea surface and atmosphere. Marine Geology, 272(1-4): 170-188; doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2010.01.001

Pecher, I.A.; Henrys, S.A.; Wood, W.T.; Kukowski, N.; Crutchley, G.J.; Fohrmann, M.; Kilner, J.; Senger, K.; Gorman, A.R.; Coffin, R.B.; Greinert, J.; Faure, K. 2010 Focussed fluid flow on the Hikurangi Margin, New Zealand : evidence from possible local upwarping of the base of gas hydrate stability. Marine Geology, 272(1-4): 99-113; doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.10.006

Reyes, A.G.; Christenson, B.W.; Faure, K. 2010 Sources of solutes and heat in low-enthalpy mineral waters and their relation to tectonic setting, New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 192(3/4): 117-141; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.02.015

Tulloch, A.J.; Ramezani, J.; Kimbrough, D.L.; Faure, K.; Allibone, A.H. 2009 U-Pb geochronology of mid-Paleozoic plutonism in western New Zealand : implications for S-type granite generation and growth of the east Gondwana margin. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121(9/10): 1236-1261

de Ronde, C.E.J.; Baker, E.; Embley, R.; Lupton, J.; Butterfield, D.; Faure, K.; Leybourne, M.I.; Chadwick, W.; Ishibashi, J.; Resing, J.; Walker, S.; Merle, S.; Greene, R. 2009 Hydrothermal systems of intraoceanic arcs. p. A282 IN: Awards ceremony speeches and abstracts of the 19th annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, June 21-26, 2009. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta 73(13S1).

Kamenetsky, V.S.; Kamenetsky, M.B.; Sobolev, A.V.; Golovin, A.V.; Demouchy, S.; Faure, K.; Sharygin, V.V.; Kuzmin, D.V. 2008 Olivine in the Udachnaya-East Kimberlite (Yakutia, Russia) : types, compositions and origins. Journal of Petrology, 49(4): 823-839; doi: 10.1093/petrology/egm033

Spandler, C.; Hermann, J.; Faure, K.; Mavrogenes, J.A.; Arculus, R.J. 2008 The importance of talc and chlorite "hybrid" rocks for volatile recycling through subduction zones : evidence from the high-pressure subduction melange of New Caledonia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 155(2): 181-198; doi: 10.1007/s00410-007-0236-2

Kamenetsky, V.S.; Kamenetsky, M.B.; Sharygin, V.V.; Faure, K.; Golovin, A.V. 2007 Chloride and carbonate immiscible liquids at the closure of the kimberlite magma evolution (Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia). Chemical Geology, 237(3/4): 384-400; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2006.07.010

Faure, K.; Brathwaite, R.L. 2006 Mineralogical and stable isotope studies of gold-arsenic mineralisation in the Sams Creek peralkaline porphyritic granite, South Island, New Zealand. Mineralium deposita, 40(8): 802-827

Faure, K.; Greinert, J.; Pecher, I.A.; Graham, I.J.; Massoth, G.J.; de Ronde, C.E.J.; Wright, I.C.; Baker, E.T.; Olson, E.J. 2006 Methane seepage and its relation to slumping and gas hydrate at the Hikurangi margin, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 49(4): 503-516

Faure, K. 2003 deltaD values of fluid inclusion water in quartz and calcite ejecta from active geothermal systems : do values reflect those of original hydrothermal water? Economic Geology, 98(3): 657-660; doi: doi:10.2113/gsecongeo.98.3.657

Brathwaite, R.L.; Faure, K. 2002 The Waihi epithermal gold-silver-base metal sulfide-quartz vein system, New Zealand : temperature and salinity controls on electrum and sulfide deposition. Economic Geology, 97: 269-290

Faure, K.; Matsuhisa, Y.; Metsugi, H.; Mizota, C.; Hayashi, S. 2002 The Hishikari Au-Ag epithermal deposit, Japan : oxygen and hydrogen isotope evidence in determining the source of paleohydrothermal fluids. Economic Geology, 97(3): 481-498

de Ronde, C.E.J.; Faure, K.; Bray, C.J.; Whitford, D.J. 2000 Round Hill shear zone-hosted gold deposit, Macraes Flat, Otago, New Zealand : Evidence of a magmatic ore fluid. Economic Geology, 95(5): 1025-1048

Faure, K.; Cole, D. 1999 Geochemical evidence for lacustrine microbial blooms in the vast Permian Main Karoo, Parana, Falkland Islands and Huab basins of southwestern Gondwana. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 152(3-4): 189-213; doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(99)00062-0

Harris, C.; Faure, K.; Diamond, R.E.; Scheepers, R. 1997 Oxygen and hydrogen isotope geochemistry of S- and I-type granitoids : the Cape Granite suite, South Africa. Chemical Geology, 143: 95-114

de Ronde, C.E.J.; Channer, D.M.deR.; Faure, K.; Bray, C.J.; Spooner, E.T.C. 1997 Fluid chemistry of Archean seafloor hydrothermal vents : implications for the composition of circa 3.2 Ga seawater. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 61(19): 4025-4042

Faure, K.; Harris, C.; Willis, J.P. 1995 A profound meteoric water influence on genesis in the Permian Waterberg Coalfield, South Africa : evidence from stable isotopes. Journal of sedimentary research. Section A, Sedimentary petrology and processes, A65(4): 605-613

Faure, K.; de Wit, M.J.; Willis, J.P. 1995 Late Permian global coal hiatus linked to 13C-depleted CO2 flux into the atmosphere during the final consolidation of Pangea. Geology, 23(6): 507-510

Faure, K.; Harris, C. 1991 Oxygen and carbon isotope geochemistry of the 3.2 Ga Kaap Valley Tonalite, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa. Precambrian research, 52(3-4): 301-319

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