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.
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.
In WA’s capital Perth, the state government is sitting on a collection of over 2,000 heavy mineral concentrate samples.
As a special first edition feature, we have included an entire page that highlights the basic instrument capabilities of each facility.
• 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.