Andrew Rae


Full Name: Andrew Rae

Position: Geothermal Exploration Geologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-7-376 0129

Specialist Profile

Short CV Andrew Rae joined GNS Science in September 2005, to work as a geothermal geologist. In that time, he has been involved in ongoing GNS Science wellsite geology supervision and geological services for Contact Energy at Wairakei, Tauhara and Ohaaki. Andrews previous experience has focussed on the geology and geochemistry of hydrothermal and magmatic-hydrothermal ore systems and geothermal hydrology and the chemistry of geothermal fluids (at CODES SRC, University of Tasmania, Australia).


1987: BSc, Geology; 1990: MSc, Geology; 1991: Dip Geotherm Energy Techn, Geothermal; 2001: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geochemist: Fluid inclusions
Geochemist: Geothermal chemistry
Geology: Drillcore logging
Geology: Exploration geology
Geology: Field mapping
Geology: Geochemistry
Geology: Geothermal
Geology: Geothermal resource assessment
Geology: Hydrothermal alteration mapping
Geology: Infra-red spectrometry
Geology: Mineral Chemistry
Geology: Mineral and rock indentification
Geology: Optical Mineralogy
Geology: Petrography
Geology: Petrology
Geology: Team Leader / Project Management

Professional activities

New Zealand Geothermal Association: Board Member

Major publications

Rae, A.J.; Cooke, D.R.; Brown, K.L. 2011 The trace metal chemistry of deep geothermal water, Palinpinon Geothermal Field, Negros Island, Philippines : implications for precious metal deposition in epithermal gold deposits. Economic Geology, 106(8): 1425-1446

Rosenberg, M.D.; Bignall, G.; Rae, A.J. 2009 The geological framework of the Wairakei-Tauhara geothermal system, New Zealand. Geothermics, 38(1): 72-84; doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2009.01.001

Rae, A.J.; Cooke, D.R.; Phillips, D.; Zaide-Delfin, M. 2004 The nature of magmatism at Palinpinon geothermal field, Negros Island, Philippines : implications for geothermal activity and regional tectonics. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 129(4): 321-342

Rae, A.J.; Cooke, D.R.; Phillips, D.; Yeats, C.; Ryan, C.; Hermoso, D. 2003 Spatial and temporal relationships between hydrothermal alteration assemblages at the Palinpinon Geothermal Field, Philippines : implications for porphyry and epithermal ore deposits. p. 223-246 IN: Simmons, S.F.; Graham, I.J. Volcanic, geothermal, and ore-forming fluids : rulers and witnesses of processes within the earth. Littleton, Colo: Society of Economic Geologists. Special publication / Society of Economic Geologists 10.

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