Rodney Boucher, Director (BAppGeol, Hons, Phd)
Consulting Geologist Personal website 0417 506 051

“We cannot take one step in geology without drawing upon the fathomless stores of by-gone time.” — Adam Sedgwick

 

Summary

Rodney Boucher has a First Class Honours and PhD in structural geology and tectonics and over 20 years of exporation experience. After starting out in the petroleum industry witth the South Australian government, he established Linex Pty Ltd in 1997 focussing on gold exploration in central Victoria.

Linex have consulted extensively for gold at North Ballarat, Bendigo, Ballarat East, Fosterville, St Arnaud, Lockington and across northeastern Victoria and the Northern Territory. Linex has consulted for exploration for Cu-Au, base metals and IOCGU exploration in all states in addition to assisting in the first geothermal exploration in the country.

Rodney is an Honorary Associate and lectured part time at La Trobe University Bendigo, from 1997 to 2010 in Structural Geology, Geophysics, Sedimentology, Introductory Geology and Project Management. Rodney has run short courses on geotourism and assists annually with the Geology of Gold field trip at Victoria Hill in Bendigo.

He is a current state AIG Vice-Chair and a former Chair and Treasurer. He is a past state treasurer and secretary of PESA.

Qualifications

B.App.Geol (1990), La Trobe University Bendigo with Distinction
Honours (1991), Uni SA. “The tectonic framework of the Murteree Ridge, Warburton Basin: structural implications for the Cooper and Eromanga Basins”
PhD (2003), Uni SA. “The influence of deep-seated structures on hydrocarbon accumulations in the Cooper and Eromanga Basin”

Experience

1997-Present, Director, Linex Pty Ltd
2000-2010, Lecturer, La Trobe University Bendigo
1994-1997, Geologist, Mines & Energy South Australia

Publications

Boucher, R. K., Rossiter, A. G., Fraser, R. M. & Turnbull, D. G., 2015. Review of the structural architecture of turbidite-hosted gold deposits, Victoria, Australia. Applied Earth Science Trans.IMMB. 124(3):136-146.
Holden, D. J., Hill, P., Boucher, R. K., Smillie, P M., McQuinn, R., Eiloart, K, Aldridge, P., Bell, K. & Van Roij, A., 2013. The Twin Bonanza project: A Proterozoic gold discovery in the modern era. NewGen Gold. pp85-98
Hill, P., Boucher, R. K., Smillie, P. M., Van Roij, A., Richards, R. E. & Holden, D. J., 2013. ABM Resources: Beyond Twin Bonanza – redefining the final frontier. Northern Territory Geological Survey, AGES Conference Abstracts, Record 2013-001:27-33
Boucher, R. K., Etheridge, M. A., Hill, P. & Bagas, L., 2013. New structural observations and tectonic model for part of the Granites-Tanami Orogen. AIG News 113:1-9
Bagas, L., Boucher, R. K., Li, B., Miller, J., Hill, P, Depauw, G., Pascoe, J., Eggers, B., 2013. Palaeoproterozoic stratigraphy and gold mineralisation in the Granites-Tanami Orogen, North Australian Craton. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 61(1):89-111
Boucher, R. K., Smillie, P. M., Richards, R. E. & Holden, D. J., 2012. ABM Resources: Finding roots in the final frontier. Northern Territory Geological Survey, AGES Conference Abstracts, Record 2012-002:47-50
Boucher, R. K. & Makin, F. J., 2009. Stratigraphic controls on structures and mineralisation in central Victoria 5: Nerrina. AIG News 97:1-7.
Boucher, R. K., Turner, G. T. & Rossiter, A. G., 2008d. Stratigraphic controls on structures and mineralisation in central Victoria 4: Lockington. AIG News 94:1-5.
Boucher, R. K., Hitchman, S. P. & Allwood, K. A., 2008c. Stratigraphic controls on structures and mineralisation in central Victoria 3: Fosterville. AIG News 93:6-9.
Boucher, R. K., Osborne, D. J. & d’Auvergne, P. B., 2008b. Stratigraphic controls on structures and mineralisation in central Victoria 2: Ballarat East. AIG News 92:6-8.
Boucher, R. K., Fraser, R. M. & Hill, R. L., 2008a. Stratigraphic controls on structures and mineralisation in central Victoria 1: Bendigo. AIG News 91:1-6.
Boucher, R. K., 2007. Examples of key structural geometries developed during simple shearing. In: Twidale, C. R., Bourne, J., Woodall, R., Campbell, I. B. & Boucher, R. K. 2007. Crustal structure and mineral deposits. E.S.T. O’Driscoll’s contribution to mineral exploration. Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd.
Twidale, C. R., Bourne, J., Woodall, R., Campbell, I. B. & Boucher, R. K. 2007. Crustal structure and mineral deposits. E.S.T. O’Driscoll’s contribution to mineral exploration. Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd.
Boucher, R. K. & Thomas, L., 2005. Victorian Core Logging Symposium. Australian Institute of Geoscientists Bulletin. 43
Boucher, R. K., 2005. Advanced core logging at the Gold Fields Australasia Lockington project, northern Victoria. In: Boucher, R. K. & Thomas, L., 2005. Victorian Core Logging Symposium. Australian Institute of Geoscientists Bulletin. 43:3.
Boucher, R. K., 2004. Utilising sediments to constrain the structural reconstruction of the central Victorian goldfields. AIG News. 76:21-23.
Roberts, C., Jackson, T, Allwood, K., Shawcross, M., Story, J., Barbetti, L., Tielen, R., Boucher, R. and Norris, N., 2003. Fosterville – Rise of the Phoenix. The emerging goldfield at Fosterville. NewGen Gold 2003.
Sun, X., Boucher, R. K. & Gatehouse, C. G., 2002. Petroleum potential at the interface between the Cooper and eastern Warburton Basins. APPEA Journal.
Boucher, R. K., 2002b. Gold deposits revealed by the topographic expression of lineaments, central Victoria, Australia. Global Tectonics & Metallogeny.
Boucher, R. K., 2002a. Warburton Basin GIS atlas. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 2001/019.
O’Driscoll, E. S. T. & Boucher, R. K., 2001. The metal-rich west-northwesterly crustal corridor through the Curnamona Craton, South Australia. Global Tectonics & Metallogeny. 7(3&4):203-207.
Boucher, R. K., 2001c. Analysis of Roseneath and Murteree Shale seals, Cooper Basin, South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 2001/015.
Boucher, R. K., 2001b. The nature, origin, distribution and significance of the altered zone beneath the Cooper Basin, South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 2001/012.
Boucher, R. K., 2001a. Are Cooper Basin ridges structural? MESA Journal. 21:30-32.
Meixner, A. M., Gunn, P. J., Boucher, R. K., Yeates, A. N., Richardson, L. M. & Frears, R. A., 2000. The nature of the basement to the Cooper Basin region, South Australia. ASEG Journal. 31:24-32.
Meixner, A. M., Boucher, R. K., Yeates, A. N., Frears, R. A., Gunn, P. J. & Richardson, L. M., 1999. Interpretation of geophysical and geological data sets, Cooper Basin region, South Australia. AGSO Record. 1999/22. 45pp.
Boucher, R. K., 1999. Lineament associations in the Cooper Basin region, South Australia – basement controls on hydrocarbon distribution. MESA Journal 15:22-23. O’Driscoll, E. S. T. & Boucher, R. K., 1998. The metal-rich west-northwesterly crustal corridor through the Curnamona Craton, South Australia. In: Campbell, I. C. & Boucher, R. K. (compilers) The role of mantle-rooted structural discontinuities in the concentration of metals – a three dimensional approach. International Association in the Genesis of Ore Deposits, Commission on Tectonics of Ore Deposits, IGCP Project 354 Abstracts p40-42.
Boucher, R. K., 1998b. Lineament signatures of some major Victorian gold fields: evidence for deep crustal structures in surface mapping. In: Campbell, I. C. & Boucher, R. K. (compilers) The role of mantle-rooted structural discontinuities in the concentration of metals – a three dimensional approach. International Association in the Genesis of Ore Deposits, Commission on Tectonics of Ore Deposits, IGCP Project 354 Abstracts p11.
Boucher, R. K., 1998a. Lineament associations in the Cooper Basin, South Australia: Basement controls on hydrocarbon distribution. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 98/30. 37pp
Boucher, R. K., 1997d. Lineament tectonic data, South Australia. With a focus on the Cooper Basin. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 97/39. 76pp.
Boucher, R. K., 1997c. Criteria for picking Cooper Basin formation tops from wireline logs. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 97/38. 13pp.
Boucher, R. K., 1997b. A beginners guide to picking ‘basement’ from wireline logs, Cooper Basin area. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 97/37. 27pp
Boucher, R. K., 1997a. Petroleum exploration and development in South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 97/20. 143pp.
Boucher, R. K., 1996b. Big Lake Suite not Tirrawarra Sandstone in the Moomba field, Cooper Basin, SA. Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. Report Book 96/31. 11pp.
Boucher, R. K., 1996a. Lineaments tectonics for oil and ore. MESA Journal 2:12.
Boucher, R. K., 1995. The relevance of lineament tectonics to hydrocarbon occurrences in the Cooper and Eromanga Basins, South Australia. PESA Journal 23:69 75.
Boucher, R. K., 1994c. Magnetic susceptibility data. In Frears, R. A. & Tucker, D. H., Cooper Basin aeromagnetic/radiometric test survey. South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. Report Book. 94/35.
Boucher, R. K., 1994b. Lineaments: fact or fiction. Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts 37:41.
Boucher, R. K., 1994a. Igneous associations in the eastern Warburton Basin. Geological Society of Australia, Abstracts 37:40.