Ali Parchegani is a PhD Research student at The University of Queensland’s W.H. Bryan Mining & Geology Research Centre (BRC).

Ali holds a Bachelor and Master of Sciences in Geology from Tehran Azad University. He is an experienced geologist with technical expertise including analysing, interpreting and integrating geological data to establish and update geological frameworks and models with demonstrated experience in geological practice in the field, including preparing field reports that provide precise information and customised presentations to assist clients with their objectives.

Ali has been awarded The University of Queensland’s Research Training Scholarship to join BRC. He aims to investigate the characteristics of the mineralogical and geochemical halo of the giant Mt Isa Pb-Zn-Ag-Cu deposit using integrated hyperspectral and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) core scanning technology. In this project, integrated core scanning technologies have been applied to systematically spaced diamond drill cores, located on a N-S oriented transect that extends more than 10 km away from the Mt Isa ore body. The drill cores were analysed using a TerraCore hyperspectral core imaging system (visible near-infrared, short-wave infrared and thermal infrared) and a Minalyze linescan X-ray fluorescence (XRF) core scanner. to produce a coherent, integrated, high resolution mineralogical and geochemical dataset.