Characteristics of relative and radiometric dating technologies
“The discovery of this Precambrian occurrence indicates the potential for using the presence of reidite to indicate and record very ancient impact events,” Professor Reddy said. “It is a breakthrough discovery that will help determine terrestrial impact events which have had a profound influence on Earth’s geological, geochemical and biological evolution.” Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Development Professor Graeme Wright said Curtin is at the forefront of high-impact research and development in minerals and energy sectors. Welcome to the first edition of Wavelength – A quarterly newsletter dedicated to highlighting the latest news and research produced from Curtin’s X-ray characterisation facilities, namely the X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) facilities. As a special first edition feature, we have included an entire page that highlights the basic instrument capabilities of each facility. A team of Curtin University geoscientists has discovered the earliest known occurrence of reidite, one of Earth’s rarest minerals.
The day started with a tour of the John de Laeter Centre (Jd LC) facilities incorporating the Tescan integrated mineral analyser (TIMA; ), which was the key instrument of relevance to the workshop.
Special thanks goes to Petrina Beeton who organised the venue, catering and parking.
With the success of this function it is anticipated further workshops on automated mineralogy will be held on an annual basis.
Professor Reddy’s discovery has been published in the prestigious Geology journal and can be viewed Chemical Geology. Through collaborations with state and national organisations and businesses this project will see more data being made readily available to researchers, industry and the public. J., Danišík, M., Jourdan, F., Mayers, C., Thern, E. Industrial Minerals by Cameron Chai, Friday, April 10, 2015 The declining fortunes of Australia’s mining industry have been a graphic illustration of how the collapse of the commodities boom can pull the rug out from beneath entire economies. 93Ma) norites and hornblendites in the Milin area, eastern Gangdese: Lithosphere-asthenosphere interaction during slab roll-back and an insight into early Late Cretaceous (ca. (DOI: 10.1016/####Cu-(Ni-Co-Au)-bearing massive sulphide deposits associated with mafic-ultramafic rocks of the Main Urals Fault, South Urals: Geological structures, ore textural and mineralogical features, comparison with modern analogs. DOI:10.1016/j.oregeorev.2012Montagna P., Mc Culloch M., Douville E., López Correa M., Trotter J., Rodolfo-Metalpa R., Dissard D., Ferrier-Pagès C., Frank N., Freiwald A., Goldstein S., Mazzoli C., Reynaud S., Rüggeberg A., Russo S., Taviani M.
This will foster a richer scientific understanding of our country and promote new discoveries. Data from the financial year 2013-2014 indicates that Western Australia’s (WA) minerals and energy output alone was worth 2bn for the year, dominated by iron ore, which accounted for approximately 60% of the sector’s income. 100-80Ma) magmatic "flare-up" in southern Lhasa (Tibet)SHRIMP U-Pb zircon age for the Segwagwa-Masoke Igneous Complex of southeastern Botswana and implications for the deformation history of the Achaean to Proterozoic Transvaal Supergroup of southern Africa Using zircon u-pb ages and trace element chemistry to constrain the timing of metamorphic events, pegmatite dike emplacement, and shearing in the Southern Parry Sound Domain, Grenville Province, Canada Resilience of cold-water scleractinian corals to ocean acidification: Boron isotopic systematics of p H and saturation state up-regulation.
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The MMF is involved in the creation of the Digital Mineralogy Hub facility which is using cutting-edge scanning electron microscope technology to construct a mineralogical and geodata library for the Australian continent. We are currently involved in an exciting new project with CSIRO and UWA called the Advanced Resource Characterisation Facility which will bring new atom probe and ion beam technology to Western Australia.