Debra Chappell


Full Name: Debra Chappell

Position: Senior Laboratory Technician

Contact details

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Phone: +64-7-376 1780


1996: BSc(Hons), Geology; 1996: PhD, Microbiology

Areas of expertise

Business Development: Geothermal
Geochemist: Environmental geochemistry
Geochemist: Geomicrobiology
Geology: Geochemistry
Geology: Igneous Petrology
Geology: Metamorphic Petrology
Geology: Microbeam analysis
Geology: Mineral and rock indentification
Geology: Mineralogy
Technical: Analysis of Geothermal Water and Gases
Technical: Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
Technical: Computer skills
Technical: Data analysis
Technical: Electron Microscopy/ XRD
Technical: Flow Injection Hg analysis
Technical: Geochemical analysis of minerals
Technical: ICP-MS trace element analysis
Technical: ICP-OES analysis
Technical: Ion Selective Electrode
Technical: Metrohm -Titrino-autotitrators
Technical: Optimization methods and applications
Technical: Outreach - Taupo Career Roadshow
Technical: Powder X-ray Diffraction
Technical: Radiation Instrumentation
Technical: SEM scanning
Technical: Sample preparation
Technical: Scanning Electron Microscopy
Technical: Training of Laboratory Staff
Technical: X-ray Fluorescence
Technical: X-ray diffraction

Professional activities

Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member
Geochemistry Special Interest Group (GSNZ): Member

Major publications

Coombs, D.S.; Kawachi, Y.; Miura, H.; Chappell, D.A. 2004 Cerchiaraite and Ca-bearing noélbensonite from Woods mine, New South Wales, Australia. European journal of mineralogy, 16(1): 185-189

Chappell, D.A.; Craw, D. 2003 Environmental controls on iron-oxidising, sulfur-oxidising and sulfate-reducing bacteria in mine wastes, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 37(4): 767-775

de Ronde, C.E.J.; Faure, K.; Bray, C.J.; Chappell, D.A.; Wright, I.C. 2003 Hydrothermal fluids associated with seafloor mineralization at two southern Kermadec arc volcanoes, offshore New Zealand. Mineralium deposita, 38(2): 217-233

Chappell, D.A.; Craw, D. 2002 Geological analogue for circumneutral pH mine tailings : implications for long-term storage, Macraes Mine, Otago, New Zealand. Applied Geochemistry, 17(8): 1105-1114

Craw, D.; Chappell, D.; Black, A. 2002 Surface run-off from mineralised road aggregate, Puhipuhi, Northland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 36(1): 105-116

Reay, A.; Chappell, D.; Garden, B. 2002 A new garnet-bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45(4): 461-466

Craw, D.; Chappell, D.; Reay, A. 2000 Environmental mercury and arsenic sources in fossil hydrothermal systems, Northland, New Zealand. Environmental geology, 39(8): 875-887

Craw, D.; Chappell, D.; Reay, A.; Walls, D. 2000 Mobilisation and attenuation of arsenic around gold mines, east Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 43(3): 373-383; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2000.9514894

Craw, D.; Chappell, D.A. 2000 Metal redistribution in historic mine wastes, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 43(2): 187-198; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2000.9514880

Craw, D.; Chappell, D.; Nelson, M.; Walrond, M. 1999 Consolidation and incipient oxidation of alkaline arsenopyrite-bearing mine tailings, Macraes Mine, New Zealand. Applied Geochemistry, 14(4): 485-498

de Ronde, C.E.J.; Faure, K.; Wright, I.C.; Chappell, D.A. 1997 Base and precious metal mineralization associated with volcanoes of the southern Kermadec Arc, New Zealand. Eos, 78(46:supplement): F738

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