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.
Dr Mark Aylmore, recently appointed to take on the role of Applied Mineralogist in the Jd LC, chaired the workshop that included presentations from: • Dr Kamran Khajehpour (AXT), who gave an overview of automated mineralogy and supported by Esben Kjaer (Struers) who gave a brief overview on sample preparation techniques.
The hardware component of the project was funded via the Australian Research Council with support from Curtin University, the Geological Survey of Western Australia, University of Western Australia and Murdoch University. One avenue being considered is the public documentation of WA’s mineral resources. J., Curran M., Edwards R., Faluvegi G., Ghan S., Horowitz L.
The project is being jointly run between the John de Laeter Centre, Curtin University Library and Curtin Information Technology Services. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 29, 981-989. It is hoped that by allowing free, open access to this information, further interest in developing domestic mineral reserves will be stimulated and create a more varied and sustainable mineral economy.
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.
The first major facility being developed under the auspices of the National Resource Sciences Precinct (NRSP) was announced by the Australian Government, in August.
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.
“In recent years our research activity, particularly in geosciences, has grown significantly, driving Curtin’s rapid rise up the international university rankings,” Professor Wright said. On the 8th July 2015, staff at the John de Laeter Centre (Jd LC) hosted a two-hour workshop to discuss current and upcoming projects focused on geochemistry data discovery.
All natural occurrences of reidite are associated with the transformation of the mineral zircon during the high pressures and temperatures associated with meteorite impact events. The audience comprised a score of people from around Australia with representatives present from Curtin University's Office of Research and Development, Curtin University Library, CSIRO, ANDS, NCI, GSWA, MRIWA and AMMRF.
The John de Laeter Centre provides quantitative data used to understand processes of Earth and planetary evolution, characterise the nature of resources and materials upon which our society depends, and monitor our changing environment. K., Aeppli, C., Samuel, J., Chen, H., De Oliveira, A.
The Centre is open to collaborative research projects, non-collaborative access to the equipment by qualified users for research purposes, and commercial services.
A team of Curtin University geoscientists has discovered the earliest known occurrence of reidite, one of Earth’s rarest minerals.