Dr A.L. (Lynton) Jaques

BSc Hons (UWA), PhD (U Tas)
Honorary Associate Professor
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Igneous And Metamorphic Petrology 040304
  • Geology 0403
  • Geochemistry 0402
  • Ore Deposit Petrology 040307
  • Other Earth Sciences 0499

Research interests

Geology, geochemistry and genesis of Australian diamonds.

Petrology and geochemistry of Australian lamproites and kimberlites and their relationship to the lithospheric mantle.

Petrology and geochemistry of Australian carbonatites and associated alkaline rocks and the formation of rare metal deposits. 


Dr AL (Lynton) Jaques PSM was formerly Chief Scientist at Geoscience Australia, Australia's national geoscience research and information agency. Prior to that he held a number of senior positions at Geoscience Australia and its predessors AGSO and BMR.

He led the Australian Energy Resource Assessment, an integrated scientific and economic analysis of Australia's non-renewable and renewable energy resources undertaken by Geoscience Australia and ABARES published in 2010. 

He was chair of the scientific committee for the 34th International Geological Congress held in Brisbane in 2012.

He has authored/co-authored more than 120 publications and presented widely on Australian lamproites, kimberlites and diamonds, Papua New Guinea ophiolites, basalt genesis, and Australian mineral exploration and resources.   

Researcher's projects

The mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of the West Kimberley lamproites, WA.

Mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry of Australian carbonatites.

The nature and evolution of the Australian lithospheric mantle.

The role of crustal recycling in the enrichment of sub-continental lithospheric mantle and the formation of lamproites and other ultrapotassic rocks.  



Projects and Grants

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