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Martina Bertelli

Job Title
Research Interest

Research Interest

Geology of hydrothermal deposits with emphasis on fluid geochemistry using a combination of methods including petrography, fluid inclusion studies and geochemical modelling simulations

Lithogeochemistry applied to the characterization of hydrothermal alteration systems and development of geochemical vectors to ore mineralization
Keywords: Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Mineral Exploration, Lithogeochemistry, Fluid Inclusions, Geochemical Modelling



Baker, T., Bertelli, M., Blenkinsop, T., Cleverley, J.S., McLellan, J., Nugus, M., and Gillen, D. 2010, P-T-X Conditions of Fluids in the Sunrise Dam Gold Deposit, Western Australia, and Implications for the Interplay between Deformation and Fluids: Economic Geology, v. 105, p. 873-894.

Bertelli, M., and Baker, T. 2010, A fluid inclusion study of the Suicide Ridge Breccia Pipe, Cloncurry district, Australia: Implication for Breccia Genesis and IOCG mineralization: Precambrian Research, v. 179, p. 69-87.

Bertelli, M., Baker, T., Cleverley, J.S., and Ulrich, T. 2009, Geochemical modelling of a Zn–Pb skarn: constraints from LA–ICP–MS analysis of fluid inclusions: Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102 (1). p. 13-26. ISSN 0375-6742.

Feltrin, L., Baker, T., Oliver, N. H. S., Scott, M., Wilkinson, K., Fitzel M., Dixon, O., Bertelli, M., 2008, “Using Geomodelling and Geophysical Inversion to Evaluate the Geological Controls on Low-Sulphidation Epithermal Au-Ag Mineralisation in the Drummond and Bowen Basins, Australia”, in GIS IN GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCES: 4th International Conference: In Vista of New Approaches for the Geoinformatics, American Institute of Physics conference proceedings, Queretaro, Mexico, pp. 123-149.

Recent Abstracts

Recent Abstracts

Bertelli, M., Blenkinsop, T., Nugus, M., and Hantler, A. 2010, Separate Fluid Systems in Gold Ores and Proximal Porphyries at Sunrise Dam Gold Mine: Evidence from Fluid Inclusion Studies, Proceedings of the 2010 meeting of the Society of Economic Geologists, 2nd–5th Oct. 2010, Keystone Resort, Colorado, USA.

Bertelli, M., Williams, P. J., Baker, T., Lisowiec, N., and Boyce, A. 2009. Nature and Origin of Ore-Forming Fluids in the Ravenswood Gold System, North Queensland: Evidence from Fluid Inclusions and Stable Isotopes. Proceedings of 10th SGA Biennial Meeting, 17th-20th Aug. 2009, Townsville, p. 344-346.

Feltrin, L., Baker, T., Scott, M., Wilkinson, K., Bertelli, M., 2007 Application of Worms and Euler Deconvolution in geomodelling: prospecting for epithermal gold systems in the Drummond and Bowen Basins, Queensland, Australia. Extended Abstract. GIS in geology, Queretaro, Mexico, CD-ROM.

Bertelli, M., Baker, T., Banks, D.A.,Yardley, B.W.D., Mernagh, T. Cleverley, J.S., 2007, A comparison of hydrothermal fluids in barren versus mineralized breccia pipes, Cloncurry district, Australia. Digging Deeper: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial SGA meeting.

Bertelli, M., Baker, T., Cleverley, J.S., 2004. Controls on ore deposition in Zn-Pb skarns; geochemical modeling and fluid inclusions constraints (in Predictive Mineral Discovery Cooperative Research Centre; extended abstracts from the June 2004 conference) Record - Geoscience Australia (2004), 17-20.

Conference Abstracts

Baker, T., Bertelli, M., Fisher, L., Fu, B., Hodgson, W., Kendrick, M., Mark, G., Mustard, R., Ryan, C., Williams, P.J., 2006. Salt and copper in iron oxide-copper-gold systems, Cloncurry district, Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70(18, Supplement 1): A30.

Bertelli, M., Baker, T., & Cleverley, J.S., (2004) Application of Geochemical Modeling to Ore Systems: Lead and Zinc Solubility in Skarn Deposits. In: 32nd IGC 659. 32nd IGC, Florence 2004. Available @

Degrees Obtained

Degrees Obtained

Ph.D. in Economic Geology (2007)
James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia

B.Sc and M.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Sciences (2001)
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Graduated cum laude with a score of 110 out of 110

Awards & Scholarships

Awards & Scholarships

2003-2006 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

2003-2006 James Cook University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (JCUPRS)

2003-2006 Pmd*CRC Top-up Scholarship