Margaret Hawke is conducting PhD research at the University of Tasmania on the DeGrussa deposit.
Margaret Hawke completed her Bachelor of Science (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 2005. After completing her degree, Margaret worked as an exploration geologist for two years at Blina Diamonds in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia before taking a position at Perth based Sandfire Resources. She worked on field programs for Sandfire’s Doolgunna (WA) and Borooloola (NT) projects.
In 2009, her efforts at Doolgunna led to the discovery of the DeGrussa Copper-Gold Volcanic Hosted Massive Sulphide deposit, a high grade 14.3Mt resource of 4.6%Cu and 1.6g/t Au. In 2010 she was awarded the AMEC (Australian Mining and Exploration Companies) 'Prospector of the Year' Award for the discovery.
Margaret is currently completing a PhD at the University of Tasmania on the geological evolution of the DeGrussa deposit and related mineralisation of the district.