Around 35 people from various research institutions, service providers and the mining industry attended the workshop from across Australia.
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.
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November to demonstrate the application and benefits of automated mineralogy to the minerals industry and academic research.
• Paul Gottlieb (Tescan Orsay Holding), who summarised the recent technological and software developments at Tescan and discussed future challenges for the TIMA and automated mineralogy.
Thanks to all at Curtin and AXT staff who were involved in the workshop.
Working with the University of St Andrews, the team, led by Professor Steven Reddy from the Institute for Geoscience Research at Curtin’s Western Australian School of Mines, discovered the reidite in shocked zircon from impact ejecta at Stac Fada in Scotland.
He said reidite is important because it is only known to form in nature during meteorite impact events.
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.
Professor Reddy used a technique called electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) to effectively discriminate between reidite and its compositionally identical host zircon. Dr Lesley Wyborn (NCI) was "pleased to see the Jd LC and the community making progress in achieving what [she] has been trying to achieve for the last 30 years in Australian Geochemistry Laboratories ". Analytical pyrolysis for determining the molecular composition of contemporary monosulfidic black ooze.