Yafei Wu 亚飞

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Research Gate: Ya-Fei Wu

E-mail: yfwucug@hotmail.com ; yafei.wu@usj.edu.mo

EDUCATION: 

  • 2012 BSc in Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
  • 2014 MSc in Mineral Prospecting and Exploration, at the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
  • 2019 PhD in Mineral Prospecting and Exploration at the China University of Geosciences and in Ore Deposit Petrology at Curtin University

ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 

  • 2019 to 2020, Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2020 hitherto, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Saint Joseph

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research focuses on ore-forming processes of, and exploration for, orogenic Au, black shale-hosted Mo–Ni–V–PGE (platinum-group elements), and modern seafloor massive Cu–Zn–Au sulfide deposits. I use a combination of ore petrology, mineralogy, and a range of advanced in situ spectroscopic, crystallographic, and geochemical techniques, including Raman spectroscopy, electron backscatter diffraction, laser ablation–(multicollector)–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry, (nanoscale) secondary ion mass spectrometry, synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microscopy, and atom probe tomography, to provide a better understanding of details of the processes that control the formation of these metal deposits. I am also interested in solution experiments using titanium and Teflon-lined autoclaves to 300 °C and water-saturated vapor pressure to investigate the solubility and deportment of Au and other metals.

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

SWIMAR – The role of ultramafic-hosted hydrothermal systems in the formation of seafloor deposits: comparison between SWIR and MAR fields/超基性岩系海底熱泉系統於海床熱液礦床扮演之角色:以 SWIR 及 MAR 熱泉系統相互比較為例. FDCT File No.: 002/2018/A1, 2018-2021 (team member)

XFM study of trace metal distribution in carbonaceous material and hydrothermal auriferous sulfides from orogenic Au deposits, Australian Synchrotron, File No.: AS182/XFM/13479, 2018-2019 (team member).

沉积岩成岩及变质过程中硫化物的结构和组成变化与造山型金矿床的成因:以西秦岭八卦庙金矿床为例, NSFC, File No.: 41772061, 2018-2021 (team member)

甘南陇南地区金矿床成矿规律与找矿方向, CGS, File No.: 1212011120570, 2014-2016 (team member)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Wu, Y.F., Evans, K.; Hu, S-Y.; Fougerouse, D., Zhou, M-F; Fisher, L. A.,; Guagliardo, P., Li, J. W. 2021 Decoupling of Au and As during rapid pyrite crystallization. Geology (2021): https://doi.org/10.1130/G48443.1

Wu Y.F., Evans, K., Fisher, L.A., Zhou, M.F., Hu, S.Y., Fougerouse, D., Large, R.R., and Li, J.W. (2020): Distribution of trace elements between carbonaceous matter and sulfides in a sediment-hosted orogenic gold system. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 276 (1), 345–362.

Wu Y.F., Evans K., Li J.W., Fougerouse D., Large R.R., Guagliardo P. (2019): Metal remobilization and ore-fluid perturbation during episodic replacement of auriferous pyrite from an epizonal orogenic gold deposit. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 245 (15): 98-117.

Wu Y.F., Fougerouse D., Evans K., Reddy S.M., David W.S., Paul G., Li J.W. (2019): Gold, arsenic, and copper zoning in pyrite: a record of fluid chemistry and growth kinetics. Geology, 47 (7): 641-644.

Wu Y.F., Li J.W., Evans K., Vasconcelos P.M., Thiede D.S., Fougerouse D., Rempel K. (2019): Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous age of the Daqiao gold deposit, West Qinling Orogen, China: implications for regional metallogeny. Mineralium Deposita, 54 (4): 631-644.

Wu Y.F., Li J.W., Evans K., Fougerouse D., Rempel K. (2019): Source and possible tectonic driver for Jurassic–Cretaceous gold deposits in the West Qinling Orogen, China. Geoscience Frontiers, 10 (1): 107-117.

Wu Y.F., Li J.W., Evans K., Koenig A.E., Li Z.K., O’Brien H., Lahaye Y., Rempel K., Hu S.Y., Zhang Z.P., Yu J.P. (2018): Ore-Forming Processes of the Daqiao Epizonal Orogenic Gold Deposit, West Qinling Orogen, China: Constraints from Textures, Trace Elements, and Sulfur Isotopes of Pyrite and Marcasite, and Raman Spectroscopy of Carbonaceous Material. Economic Geology, 113 (5): 1093-1132.

SELECTED COMMUNICATIONS

11/2018: GESSS (GSA Earth Sciences Student Symposium)-WA, Perth, Australia (poster)

11/2018: 5th WA Synchrotron Symposium, Perth, Australia (poster)

08/2018: Goldschmidt Conference, Boston, USA (talk)

08/2018: Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, NH, USA (poster)

09/2017: TiGER conference, Perth, Australia (poster)

08/2016: 35th International Geological Congress (IGC), Cape Town, South Africa (talk)

10/2015: Tethyan Orogenesis and Metallogeny in Asia, Wuhan, China (talk)

09/2015: Society of Economic Geologist Conference (SEG), Hobart, Australia (poster)