“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. • 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.
The Centre is open to collaborative research projects, non-collaborative access to the equipment by qualified users for research purposes, and commercial services.
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.
• Prof Brent Mc Innes (Curtin Jd LC), who demonstrated the applications of the TIMA to Archeology, Petrology, Geochemical Mapping, and the Characterisation of Mineral & Petroleum Systems.
In WA’s capital Perth, the state government is sitting on a collection of over 2,000 heavy mineral concentrate samples.
These have been systematically collected and meticulously catalogued by the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) over the last 30 years of geological mapping. Soil Science Society of America, Book Series 9, Chapter 13.