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Researcher: Kamenetsky, VS (Professor Vadim Kamenetsky)

Fields of Research

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Ore Deposit Petrology
Geochemistry
Exploration Geochemistry
Volcanology
Geochronology
Inorganic Geochemistry
Isotope Geochemistry
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Sedimentology
Tectonics
Geology
Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Separation Science
Metals and Alloy Materials
Magnetism and Palaeomagnetism
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Marine Geoscience
Environmental Monitoring
Chemical Characterisation of Materials
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Copper Ore Exploration
Precious (Noble) Metal Ore Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Diamond Exploration
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Titanium Minerals, Zircon, and Rare Earth Metal Ore (e.g. Monazite) Exploration
Zinc Ore Exploration
Mining and Extraction of Precious (Noble) Metal Ores
Uranium Mining and Extraction
Uranium Exploration
Mining and Extraction of Copper Ores
Energy Exploration
Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources
Softwood Plantations
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Scientific Instruments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Management of Solid Waste from Mineral Resource Activities
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Non-Cereal Crops for Silage/Green Feed

Career Best Publications

Arrival of extremely volatile-rich high-Mg magmas changes explosivity of Mount Etna; Geology
Calcic melt inclusions in primitive olivine at 43oN MAR: evidence for melt - rock reaction/melting involving clinopyroxene-rich lithologies during MORB generation; Earth and Planetary Sciece Letters
Carbonate–silicate liquid immiscibility in the mantle propels kimberlite magma ascent; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Chlorine from the mantle: Magmatic halides in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Composition and temperature of komatiite melts from Gorgona Island, Colombia, constrained from olivine-hosted melt inclusions; Geology (Boulder)
Enriched end-member of primitive MORB melts: petrology and geochemistry of glasses from Macquarie Island (SW Pacific); Journal of Petrology
Evidence for the alkaline nature of parental carbonatite melts at Oka complex in Canada; Nature Communications
Factors Controlling Chemistry of Magmatic Spinel: an Empirical Study of Associated Olivine, Cr-Spinel and Melt Inclusions from Primitive Rocks; Journal of Petrology
Immiscibility between silicate magmas and aqueous fluids: a melt inclusion pursuit into the magmatic-hydrothermal transition in the Omsukchan Granite (NE Russia); Chemical Geology
Kimberlite melts rich in alkali chlorides and carbonates: A potent metasomatic agent in the mantle; Geology
Magma chamber-scale liquid immiscibility in the Siberian Traps represented by melt pools in native iron; Geology
Magmatic fluids immiscible with silicate melts: examples from inclusions in phenocrysts and glasses, and implications for magma evolution and metal transport; Geofluids
Mantle-melt Evolution (Dynamic Source) in the Origin of a Single MORB Suite: a Perspective from Magnesian Glasses of Macquarie Island; Journal of Petrology
Metals in quartz-hosted melt inclusions: Natural facts and experimental artifacts; American Mineralogist
Noble metals potential of sulfide-saturated melts from the subcontinental lithosphere; Geology
Olivine in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite (Yakutia, Russia): types, compositions and origins; Journal of Petrology
Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): Constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate; Chemical Geology
Petrology and geochemistry of Cretaceous ultramafic volcanics from East Kamchatka; Journal of Petrology
Phenocryst and melt inclusion chemistry of near-axis seamounts, Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin: insight into mantle wedge melting and the addition of subduction components; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Picrites from the emeishan large Igneous Province, SW China: A compositional continuum in primitive magmas and their respective mantle sources; Journal of Petrology
Primitive magmatism of Mt Etna: insights from mineralogy and melt inclusions; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Remnants of Gondwanan continental lithosphere in oceanic upper mantle: Evidence from the South Atlantic Ridge; Geology
Systematics of metals, metalloids, and volatiles in MORB melts: effects of partial melting, crystal fractionation and degassing (a case study of Macquarie Island glasses); Chemical Geology
Towards a new model for kimberlite petrogenesis: evidence from unaltered kimberlites and mantle minerals; Earth-Science Reviews
Ultrafresh salty kimberlite of the Udachnaya-East pipe (Yakutia, Russia): a petrological oddity or fortuitous discovery?; Lithos

Research Publications

A new view on the petrogenesis of the Oman ophiolite chromitites from microanalyses of chromite-hosted inclusions; Journal of Petrology
A Raman microprobe study of melt Inclusions in kimberlites from Siberia, Canada, SW Greenland and South Africa; Spectrochimica Acta. Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
A story of olivine from the McIvor Hill complex (Tasmania, Australia): Clues to the origin of Avebury metasomatic Ni sulfide deposit; American Mineralogist
A triple S-shaped compositional profile in a Karoo dolerite sill - evidence of concurrent multiple fractionation processes; Geology
Al-rich spinels in primitive arc volcanics; Mineralogy and Petrology
Alteration at the Olympic Dam IOCG-U deposit: insights into distal to proximal feldspar and phyllosilicate chemistry from infrared reflectance spectroscopy; Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
An experimental study of carbonated eclogite at 3.5-5.5 GPa - Implications for silicate and carbonate metasomatism in the cratonic mantle; Journal of Petrology
An oxygen fugacity profile through the Siberian Craton - Fe K-edge XANES determinations of Fe3+/ΣFe in garnets in peridotite xenoliths from the Udachnaya East kimberlite; Lithos
Arrival of extremely volatile-rich high-Mg magmas changes explosivity of Mount Etna; Geology
Boron isotopic composition of olivine-hosted melt inclusions from Gorgona komatiites, Colombia: New evidence supporting wet komatiite origin; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Calcic melt inclusions in primitive olivine at 43oN MAR: evidence for melt - rock reaction/melting involving clinopyroxene-rich lithologies during MORB generation; Earth and Planetary Sciece Letters
Can pyroxenes be liquidus minerals in the kimberlite magma?; Lithos
Carbonate-chloride enrichment in fresh kimberlites of the Udachnaya-East pipe, Siberia: A clue to physical properties of kimberlite magmas?; Geophysical Research Letters
Carbonate–silicate liquid immiscibility in the mantle propels kimberlite magma ascent; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Carbonatite magmatism of the southern Siberian Craton 1 Ga ago: Evidence for the beginning of breakup of Laurasia in the early Neoproterozoic; Doklady Earth Sciences
Carbonatite metasomatism in the southeastern Australian lithosphere; Journal of Petrology
Carbonatitic lavas in Catanda (Kwanza Sul, Angola): mineralogical and geochemical constraints on the parental melt; Lithos
Cathodoluminescence properties of quartz eyes from porphyry-type deposits: Implications for the origin of quartz; American Mineralogist: An International Journal of Earth and Planetary Materials
Characteristics, origin and significance of Mesoproterozoic bedded clastic facies at the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia; Precambrian Research
Chemical abrasion of zircon and ilmenite megacrysts in the Monastery kimberlite: implications for the composition of kimberlite melts; Chemical Geology
Chloride and carbonate immiscible liquids at the closure of the kimberlite magma evolution (Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia); Chemical Geology
Chloride-carbonate nodules in kimberlites from the Udachnaya pipe: alternative approach to the evolution of kimberlite magmas; Geochemistry International
Chlorine from the mantle: Magmatic halides in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite, Siberia; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Chlorine in mantle-derived carbonatite melts revealed by halite in the St.-Honoré intrusion (Québec, Canada); Geology
Chlorine in submarine volcanic glasses from the eastern Manus basin; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Chlorine isotope homogeneity of the mantle, crust and carbonaceous chondrites; Nature
Chrome spinel-hosted melt inclusions in Paleoproterozoic primitive volcanic rocks, northern Finland: evidence for coexistence and mixing of komatiitic and picritic magmas; Chemical Geology
Coexistence of two distinct mantle sources during formation of ophiolites: a case study of primitive pillow lavas from the lowest part of the volcanic section of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Coexisting high- and low-calcium melts identified by mineral and melt inclusion studies of a subduction-influenced syn-collisional magma from South Sulawesi, Indonesia; Journal of Petrology
Comment on: 'The ascent of kimberlite: Insights from olivine' by Brett R.C. et al. [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 424 (2015) 119-131]; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Composition and temperature of komatiite melts from Gorgona Island, Colombia, constrained from olivine-hosted melt inclusions; Geology (Boulder)
Compositional diversity among primitive lavas of Mauritius, Indian Ocean: Implications for mantle sources; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Constancy of Nb/U in the mantle revisited; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Constraints on kimberlite ascent mechanisms revealed by phlogopite compositions in kimberlites and mantle xenoliths; Lithos
Cr-spinel supply in the Brkini, Istrian and Krk Island flysch basins (Slovenia, Italy and Croatia); Geological Magazine
Crustal evolution of island-arc ultramafic magma: Galmoenan pyroxenite-dunite plutonic complex, Koryak highland (Far East Russia); Journal of Petrology
Cryptic crustal contamination of MORB primitive melts recorded in olivine-hosted glass and mineral inclusions; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Crystallisation of magmatic topaz and implications for Nb-Ta-W mineralisation in F-rich silicic melts - the Ary-Bulak ongonite massif; Lithos
Crystallization of platinum-group minerals from silicate melts: evidence from Cr-spinel–hosted inclusions in volcanic rocks; Geology
Degassing of the H2O-rich rhyolites of the Okataina Volcanic Center, Taupo Volcanic Zone, NZ; Geology
Determination of trace element distribution in quartz by hyperspectral cathodoluminescence microscopy; 10th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference
Determination of trace elements in quartz by combined EPMA and CL microspectrometry; Advances in Instrumentation Symposia
Did diamond-bearing orangeites originate from MARID-veined peridotites in the lithospheric mantle?; Nature Communications
Different types of liquid immiscibility in carbonatite magmas: a case study of the Oldoinyo Lengai 1993 lava and melt inclusions; Chemical Geology
Diversity of primary CL textures in quartz from porphyry environments: implication for origin of quartz eyes; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Djerfisherite in the Udachnaya-East pipe kimberlites (Sakha-Yakutia, Russia): Paragenesis, composition and origin; European Journal of Mineralogy
Early mixing and mingling in the evolution of basaltic magmas: evidence from phenocryst assemblages, Slamet Volcano, Java, Indonesia; Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Early, deep magnetite-fluorapatite mineralization at the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Effects of hydrothermal alteration on mafic lithologies at the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit; Precambrian Research
Empirical constraints on partitioning of platinum group elements between Cr-spinel and primitive terrestrial magmas; Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
Enhanced mantle-to-crust rhenium transfer in undegassed arc magmas; Nature
Enriched end-member of primitive MORB melts: petrology and geochemistry of glasses from Macquarie Island (SW Pacific); Journal of Petrology
Evidence for the alkaline nature of parental carbonatite melts at Oka complex in Canada; Nature Communications
Evolution and emplacement of high fluorine rhyolites in the Mesoproterozoic Gawler silicic large igneous province, South Australia; Precambrian Research
Evolution of magmatic fluids at the Banska Stiavnica precious metal and base metal deposit, Slovalia evidence from melt and fluid inclusions; Economic Geology
Extreme chemical heterogeneity of granite-derived hydrothermal fluids: An example from inclusions in a single crystal of miarolitic quartz; Geology (Boulder)
Factors Controlling Chemistry of Magmatic Spinel: an Empirical Study of Associated Olivine, Cr-Spinel and Melt Inclusions from Primitive Rocks; Journal of Petrology
Feldspar evolution in the Roxby Downs Granite, host to Fe-oxide Cu-Au-(U) mineralisation at Olympic Dam, South Australia; Ore Geology Reviews
First direct evidence for natural occurrence of colloidal silica in chalcedony-hosted vacuoles and implications for ore-forming processes; Geology
First insights on the metallogenic signature of magmatic fluids exsolved from the active magma chamber of Vesuvius (AD 79 "Pompei" eruption); Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Fluid and melt inclusions in sub-volcanic environments from volcanic systems: Examples from the Neapolitan area and Pontine Islands, Italy; Melt Inclusions in Plutonic Rocks
Fluid bubbles in melt inclusions and pillow-rim glasses: high-temperature precursors to hydrothermal fluids?; Chemical Geology
Fluid inclusion evidence of second immiscibility within magmatic fluids (79AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius); Periodico di Mineralogia
Formation and properties of hydrosilicate liquids in the systems Na2O-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O and granite-Na2O-SiO2-H2O at 600°C and 1.5 kbar; Petrology
Genesis of peridotites from the ophiolite complex of Macquarie Island, southwestern Pacific Ocean; Petrology
Geochemical evolution of Indian Ocean basaltic magmatism; Geochemistry International
Geochemical variability of FAMOUS parental melts: a snapshot from spinel-hosted melt inclusions; American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting
Geology and mineralogical zonation of the Olympic Dam Iron Oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia; Geology and Genesis of Major Copper Deposits and Districts of the World: A Tribute to Richard H. Sillitoe
Glasses in mantle xenoliths from western Victoria, Australia, and their relevance to mantle processes; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Gold and metal enrichment in natural granitic melts during fractional crystallization; Geology
Gold recycling and enrichment beneath volcanoes: A case study of Tolbachik, Kamchatka; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Halogen systematics (Cl, Br, I) in Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts: A Macquarie Island case study; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Heterogeneity of Rift Magmatism in the Equatorial Province of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (15o N to 3o S); Geochemistry International
High-Mg potassic rocks from Taiwan: implications for the genesis of orogenic potassic lavas; Lithos
How unique is the Udachnaya-East kimberlite? Comparison with kimberlites from the Slave Craton (Canada) and SW Greenland; Lithos: An International Journal of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry
Hydrogen and oxygen isotope behaviors during variable degrees of upper mantle melting: Example from the basaltic glasses from Macquarie Island; Chemical Geology
Hydrosilicate liquids in the system Na2O-SiO2-H2O with NaF, NaCl and Ta: evaluation of their role in ore and mineral formation at high T and P; Petrology
Immiscibility and continuous felsic melt-fluid evolution within the Rio Blanco porphyry system, Chile: Evidence from inclusions in magmatic quartz; Economic Geology
Immiscibility between silicate magmas and aqueous fluids: a melt inclusion pursuit into the magmatic-hydrothermal transition in the Omsukchan Granite (NE Russia); Chemical Geology
In situ origin for glass in mantle xenoliths from southeastern Australia: insights from trace element compositions of glasses and metasomatic phases; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
In-situ assimilation of mantle minerals by kimberlitic magmas - Direct evidence from a garnet wehrlite xenolith entrained in the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa); Lithos
Inclusions of silicate and sulfate melts in chrome diopsidefrom the Inagli deposit, Yakutia, Russia; Geochemistry International
Iron and REE-bearing mineral assemblages in the rocks hosting the Olympic Dam and Wirrda Well IOCG deposits; Australian Earth Sciences Convention
Kimberlite melts rich in alkali chlorides and carbonates: A potent metasomatic agent in the mantle; Geology
Laser Raman spectroscopic measurements of water in unexposed glass inclusions; American Mineralogist
Lead in seafloor mineralised systems as a function of magma composition and degassing: constraints from Troodos (Cyprus) and PACMANUS (eastern Manus basin); Volcanic Environments and Massive Sulfide Deposits
LIMA U-Pb ages link lithospheric mantle metasomatism to Karoo magmatism beneath the Kimberley region, South Africa; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Limited influence of subducted continental material on mineralogy and elemental geochemistry of primitive magmas from Indonesia-Australia collision zone; Lithos
Linking Olympic Dam and the Cariewerloo Basin: was a sedimentary basin involved in formation of the world’s largest uranium deposit?; Precambrian Research
Links between carbonatite and kimberlite melts in chloride-carbonate-silicate systems: experiments and application to natural assemblages; Journal of Petrology
Mafic volcanic rocks on King Island, Tasmania: evidence for 579 Ma break-up in east Gondwana; Precambrian Research
Magma chamber dynamics in a silicic LIP revealed by quartz: the Mesoproterozoic Gawler Range Volcanics; Lithos: An International Journal of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry
Magma chamber-scale liquid immiscibility in the Siberian Traps represented by melt pools in native iron; Geology
Magmas from eastern Manus Basin and Troodos Lower Pillow Lavas - compositional and petrogenetic comparisons; State of the Arc 2000
Magmatic Fluids Immiscible with Silicate Melts: Examples from Inclusions in Phenocrysts and Glasses, and Implications for Magma Evolution and Metal Transport; Frontiers in Geofluids
Magmatic fluids immiscible with silicate melts: examples from inclusions in phenocrysts and glasses, and implications for magma evolution and metal transport; Geofluids
Magmatic inclusions in the search for natural silicate-salt melt immiscibility: methodology and examples; Melt inclusions in volcanic systems
Magmatic origin of low-Ca olivine in subduction-related magmas: Co-existence of contrasting magmas; Chemical Geology
Magmatic precursors of hydrothermal fluids at the Río Blanco Cu-Mo deposit, Chile: links to silicate magmas and metal transport; Economic Geology
Major element and primary sulfur concentrations in Apollo 12 mare basalts: The view from melt inclusions; Meteoritics & Planetary Science
Mantle melting versus mantle metasomatism - “The chicken or the egg” dilemma; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Mantle oddities: A sulphate fluid preserved in a MARID xenolith from the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa); Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Mantle-melt Evolution (Dynamic Source) in the Origin of a Single MORB Suite: a Perspective from Magnesian Glasses of Macquarie Island; Journal of Petrology
Matrix effects in Pb/U measurements during LA-ICP-MS analysis of the mineral apatite; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Melt inclusion CO2 contents, pressures of olivine crystallization, and the problem of shrinkage bubbles; American Mineralogist
Melt inclusion record of immiscibility between silicate, hydrosaline and carbonate melts: Applications to skarn genesis at Mount Vesuvius; Geology
Melt inclusion record of magmatic immiscibility in crustal and mantle magmas; Melt Inclusions in Plutonic Rocks
Melt inclusion studies of immiscible hydrosaline magmatic fluids: the first stage of hydrothermal fluids; 15th Australian Geological Convention
Melt inclusions in detrital spinel from SE Alps (Italy-Slovenia): a new approach to provenance studies of sedimentary basins; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Melt inclusions in Veins: Linking Magmas and Porphyry Cu Deposits; Science
Melt-peridotite reaction recorded in the chemistry of spinel and melt inclusions in basalt from 43oN Mid Atlantic Ridge; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Melting and phase relations of carbonated eclogite at 9-21 GPa and the petrogenesis of alkali-rich melts in the deep mantle; Journal of Petrology
Metal saturation in the upper mantle; Nature
Metals in quartz-hosted melt inclusions: Natural facts and experimental artifacts; American Mineralogist
Metapyroxenite in the mantle transition zone revealed from majorite inclusions in diamonds; Geology
Methodology for the study of melt inclusions in Cr-spinel, and implications for parental melts of MORB from FAMOUS area; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Mineralization, U-Pb geochronology, and stable isotope geochemistry of the Lower Main zone of the Lorraine deposit, north-central British Columbia: A replacement-style alkalic Cu-Au porphyry; Economic Geology
Monticellite in group-I kimberlites: Implications for evolution of parental melts and post-emplacement CO2 degassing; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Multi-stage enrichment processes for large gold-bearing ore deposits; Ore Geology Reviews
Multi-stage enrichment processes for large gold-bearing ore deposits; SEG 2015 Conference
Multiple mantle sources of continental magmatism: Insights from “high-Ti” picrites of Karoo and other large igneous provinces; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Nature of alkali-carbonate fluids in the sub-continental lithospheric mantle; Geology
Neoproterozoic (ca. 820–830 Ma) mafic dykes at Olympic Dam, South Australia: links with the Gairdner Large Igneous Province; Precambrian Research
New carbonatite complex in the western Baikal area, southern Siberian craton: Mineralogy, age, geochemistry, and petrogenesis; Petrology
New method for determining primitive melts: example of melt inclusions in spinel from tholeiites of the FAMOUS area, Mid-Atlantic Ridge; Petrology
Nickel-rich metasomatism of the lithospheric mantle by pre-kimberlitic alkali-S–Cl-rich C–O–H fluids; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Noble metals potential of sulfide-saturated melts from the subcontinental lithosphere; Geology
Olivine in the Udachnaya-East kimberlite (Yakutia, Russia): types, compositions and origins; Journal of Petrology
Olivine-enriched melt inclusions in chromites from a low-Ca boninites, Cape Vogel, Papua New Guinea: evidence for ultramafic primary magma, refractory mantle source and enriched components; Chemical Geology
Olivine-hosted melt inclusions in Hawaiian picrites: equilibration, melting, and plume source characteristics; Chemical Geology
Olivine-phyric basalt in the Mesoproterozoic Gawler silicic large igneous province, South Australia: Examples at the Olympic Dam Iron Oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit and other localities; Precambrian Research
Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit; Australian Ore Deposits
Ontogeny of ore Cr-spinel and composition of inclusions as indicators of the pneumatolytic–hydrothermal origin of PGM-bearing chromitites from Kondyor massif, the Aldan Shield; Geology of Ore Deposits
Origin of 'quartz eyes' and fluid inclusions in mineralized porphyries; 18th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference
Origin of high-Si dacite from rhyolitic melt: evidence from melt inclusions in mingled lavas of the 1.6 Ga Gawler Range Volcanics, South Australia; Mineralogy and Petrology
Origin of quartz-eyes from porphyry-type deposits; Goldschmidt 2010: Earth, Energy, and the Environment
Origin of the supergiant Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia: Was a sedimentary basin involved?; Geology
Origins of compositional heterogeneity in olivine-hosted melt inclusions from the Baffin Island picrites; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Oxidation state of subarc mantle; Geology (Boulder)
Oxide, sulphide and carbonate minerals in a mantle polymict breccia: Metasomatism by proto-kimberlite magmas, and relationship to the kimberlite megacrystic suite; Chemical Geology
Oxygen isotopes and volatile contents of the Gorgona komatiites, Colombia: A confirmation of the deep mantle origin of H2O; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Palaeoarchaean felsic magmatism: a melt inclusion study of 3.45 Ga old rhyolites from the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa; Chemical Geology
Parental basaltic melts and fluids in eastern Manus backarc Basin: implications for hydrothermal mineralisation; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Parental carbonatitic melt of the Koala kimberlite (Canada): Constraints from melt inclusions in olivine and Cr-spinel, and groundmass carbonate; Chemical Geology
Partitioning of elements between silicate melt and immiscible fluoride, chloride, carbonate, phosphate and sulfate melts, with implications to the origin of natrocarbonatite; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Petrogenesis of mantle polymict breccias: insights into mantle processes coeval with kimberlite magmatism; Journal of Petrology
Petrographic and melt-inclusion constraints on the petrogenesis of a magmaclast from the Venetia kimberlite cluster, South Africa; Chemical Geology
Petrology and geochemistry of Cretaceous ultramafic volcanics from East Kamchatka; Journal of Petrology
Phenocryst and melt inclusion chemistry of near-axis seamounts, Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin: insight into mantle wedge melting and the addition of subduction components; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Picrites from the emeishan large Igneous Province, SW China: A compositional continuum in primitive magmas and their respective mantle sources; Journal of Petrology
PIXE mapping on multiphase fluid inclusions in endoskarn xenoliths of AD 472 eruption of Vesuvius (Italy); Periodico di Mineralogia
Platinum-group element abundances and Os isotope composition of mantle peridotites from the Mamonia complex, Cyprus; Chemical Geology
Platinum-group elements and gold in sulfide melts from modern arc basalt (Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka); Lithos
Postmagmatic magnetite - apatite assemblage in mafic intrusions: a case study of dolerite at Olympic Dam, South Australia; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Potassic primary melts of Vulsini (Roman Province) : evidence from mineralogy and melt inclusions; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Potassium sulfides in kimberlite-hosted chloride-'nyerereite' and chloride clasts of Udachnaya-East Pipe, Yakutia, Russia; Canadian Mineralogist
Primary aqueous fluids in rhyolitic magmas: Melt inclusion evidence for pre- and post-trapping exsolution; Chemical Geology
Primitive glasses from the Macquarie Island (SW Pacific) ophiolite: an extended range of MORB parental compositions and implications for mantle melting; 13th Australian Geological Convention
Primitive island arc and oceanic lavas from the hunter ridge-hunter fracture zone. Evidence from glass, olivine and spinel compositions; Mineralogy and Petrology
Primitive magmas in the Emeishan Large Igneous Province, southwestern China and northern Vietnam; Lithos: An International Journal of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry
Primitive magmatism of Mt Etna: insights from mineralogy and melt inclusions; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Quantitative mapping of the oxidative effects of mantle metasomatism; Geology
Quaternary high-Mg ultrapotassic rocks from the Qal'eh Hasan Ali maars, southeastern Iran: petrogenesis and geodynamic implications; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
Relation between cathodoluminescence and trace-element distribution of magmatic topaz from the Ary-Bulak massif, Russia; Mineralogical Magazine
Relationships between oxygen fugacity and metasomatism in the Kaapvaal subcratonic mantle, represented by garnet peridotite xenoliths in the Wesselton kimberlite, South Africa; Lithos
Release of gold-bearing fluids in convergent margin magmas prompted by magnetite crystallization; Nature
Remnants of Gondwanan continental lithosphere in oceanic upper mantle: Evidence from the South Atlantic Ridge; Geology
Seawater cycled throughout Earth's mantle in partially serpentinized lithosphere; Nature Geoscience
Significance of halogens (F, Cl) in kimberlite melts: Insights from mineralogy and melt inclusions in the Roger pipe (Ekati, Canada); Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Silicate and salt melts in the genesis of the Industrial'noe tin deposit: Evidence from inclusions in minerals; Geochemistry International
Silicate-natrocarbonatite liquid immiscibility in 1917 eruption combeite-wollastonite nephelinite, Oldoinyo Lengai Volcano, Tanzania: Melt inclusion study; Lithos
Silicate-sulfide liquid immiscibility in modern arc basalt (Tolbachik volcano, Kamchatka): Part II. Composition, liquidus assemblage and fractionation of the silicate melt; Chemical Geology
Sr, Nd, and Pb isotope evidence for a mantle origin of alkali chlorides and carbonates in the Udachnaya kimberlite, Siberia; Geology
Stable isotope (C, O, S) compositions of volatile-rich minerals in kimberlites: a review; Chemical Geology
Subduction-related halogens (Cl, Br and I) and H2O in magmatic glasses from Southwest Pacific Backarc Basins; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Submarine hydrothermal activity and gold-rich mineralization at Brothers Volcano, Kermadec Arc, New Zealand; Mineralium Deposita: International Journal of Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits
Survival times of anomalous melt inclusions from element diffusion in olivine and chromite; Nature
Systematics of metals, metalloids, and volatiles in MORB melts: effects of partial melting, crystal fractionation and degassing (a case study of Macquarie Island glasses); Chemical Geology
The amount of recycled crust in sources of mantle-derived melts; Science
The behavior of metals (Pb, Zn, As, Mo, Cu) during crystallization and degassing of rhyolites from the Okataina Volcanic Center, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand; Journal of Petrology
The discovery of kimberlites in Antarctica extends the vast Gondwanan cretaceous province; Nature Communications
The evolution of authigenic Zn-Pb-Fe-bearing phases in the Grieves Siding peat, western Tasmania; Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology
The fate of subducted oceanic crust: a mineral segregation model; International Geology Review
The final stages of kimberlite petrogenesis: Petrography, mineral chemistry, melt inclusions and Sr-C-O isotope geochemistry of the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa); Chemical Geology: An International Journal
The fluorine link between a supergiant ore deposit and a silicic large igneous province; Geology (Boulder)
The fluorine link between a supergiant ore deposit and a silicic large igneous province: Forum Reply; Geology (Boulder)
The mechanism of Re enrichment in arc magmas: evidence from Lau Basin basaltic glasses and primitive melt inclusions; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
The origin of medium-K ankaramitic arc magmas from Lombok (Sunda arc, Indonesia): Mineral and melt inclusion evidence; Chemical Geology
The Paleoproterozoic komatiite-picrite association in Finnish Lapland; Journal of Petrology
The role of fluorine in the concentration and transport of lithophile trace elements in felsic magmas: Insights from the Gawler Range Volcanics, South Australia; Chemical Geology
The speciation of copper in natural fluid inclusions at temperatures up to 700 degrees C; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
Tholeiitic magmas within the Mid-Atlantic Ridge segments at 25 degrees-30 degrees N: Composition, generation conditions, and relation to modern ore formation; Geochemistry International
Timing and genesis of the Karoo-Ferrar large igneous province: new high precision U-Pb data for Tasmania confirm short duration of the major magmatic pulse; Chemical Geology
Towards a new model for kimberlite petrogenesis: evidence from unaltered kimberlites and mantle minerals; Earth-Science Reviews
Trace element geochemistry of nyerereite and gregoryite phenocrysts from natrocarbonatite lava, Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania: Implications for magma mixing; Lithos
Trace-element partitioning in perovskite: Implications for the geochemistry of kimberlites and other mantle-derived undersaturated rocks; Chemical Geology
Trace-element study and uranium-lead dating of perovskite from the Afrikanda plutonic complex, Kola Peninsula (Russia) using LA-ICP-MS; Mineralogy and Petrology
Tracking halogens through the subduction cycle; Geology (Boulder)
Transition from ultra-enriched to ultra-depleted primary MORB melts in a single volcanic suite (Macquarie Island, SW Pacific): Implications for mantle source, melting process and plumbing system; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Two-component mantle melting-mixing model for the generation of mid-ocean ridge basalts: Implications for the volatile content of the Pacific upper mantle; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Ultrafresh salty kimberlite of the Udachnaya-East pipe (Yakutia, Russia): a petrological oddity or fortuitous discovery?; Lithos
Uranium and Sm isotope studies of the supergiant Olympic Dam Cu-Au-U-Ag deposit, South Australia; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Using Raman 3D Mapping to Work Towards Identifying Mineral Phases in Fluid Inclusions; Seventh International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy
Volatile exsolution at the Dinkidi Cu-Au porphyry deposit, Philippines: a melt inclusion record of the initial ore-forming process; Geology
Volatile Phase Separation in Silicic Magmas at Bajo de la Alumbrera Porphyry Cu-Au Deposit, NW Argentina; Resource Geology

Research Projects

A melt inclusions pursuit into identity of carbonatite magmas and their economic potential; Australian Research Council (ARC)
A New Hot Spot in a Cold Suboceanic Mantle Belt at the Earth's Equator: A Study of Rocks from the Romanche Fracture Zone (Atlantic Ocean); Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
A state-of-the-art field emission electron microprobe for Tasmania; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An Electron Probe Microanalysis System to Replace an Existing 14 year old Instrument; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An x-ray Fluorecence Analysis System to Replace an Existing 16 year old Instrument; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An X-ray scattering facility for advanced characterisation of natural and novel materials; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Effects of Fractional Crystallisation and Fluid Degassing on the Composition of Volcanic Series in Subduction-related Tectonic Environments; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
High sensitivity and precision mass spectrometry for tracing Australia's ancient evolution and securing our future groundwater resources; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Kimberlites and Flood Basalts: Linking Primary Melts with Mantle and Crustal Sources; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Macquarie Island glasses and melt inclusions; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Mafic-Ultramafic Igneous Facies at Olympic Dam; BHP Billiton Ltd (BHPB)
Mantle Heterogeneity Versus Mantle Melting: Insights from Isotope Composition of Macquarie Island Glasses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Microanalysis of Fluids Involved in Genesis of Magmas and Ore Deposits: A State of the Art Facility; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Novel applications of melt inclusion studies: Insights into the magmatic history of prophyry Cu-Au deposits and provenance of volcaniclastic sediments; Australian Research Council (ARC)
P962 Ni-PGE Potential of Mafic and Ultramafic Magmas; AMIRA International Ltd (AMIRA)
Petrogenesis of Large Igneous Provinces: a melt inclusion study of parental magmas from the Emeishan flood basalts, SW China; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a multi-purpose Schottky field emission gun scanning electron microscope; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a new generation fast mapping Raman system; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Recycling of Oceanic Crust in Suprasubduction Zones: Constraints from Radiogenic Isotopes in Troodos Primitive Glasses; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Research on the Setting, Age and Architecture of the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag Deposit, South Australia; BHP Billiton Ltd (BHPB)
Sedimentary units within the Olympic Dam deposit: Provenance and implications to metal sources; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
The Distribution of Volatile and Metallic Elements in the Macquarie Island Glasses and Melt Inclusions: Implications for Fractional Crystallisation and Degassing During Seafloor Basaltick Magmatism; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The Geochemistry of Inclusions and Mineral Phases from the Mount Polley and Lorraine Alkalic Cu-Au Porphyry Deposits: Implications for the Formation of Ore Deposits; Society of Economic Geologists Foundation Inc (SEGF)
The supergiant Olympic Dam U-Cu-Au-REE ore deposit: towards a new genetic model; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Unmixing in Magmas: Melt and Fluid Inclusion Constraints on Identity, Timing and Evolution of Immiscible Fluids, Salt and Sulphide Melts; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Upgrade the existing Cameca Electron Probe Microanalyser (EPMA) and so extend the Instrument's useful life a further 8 years; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Stable isotopes (C, S and O) and halogens (CI, F) at Olympic Dam: Evaluation of mantle and crustal contributions to mineralisation

Research Candidate Supervision

A new methodology for the study of the magmatic-hydrothermal transition in felsic magmas- applications to berren and mineralised systems
Behaviour of volatile & metallic elements in magmas during fractonal crystallisation & degassing- A study of submarine glasses & melt inclusions in phenocrysts
Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Static and Dynamic Stress-Strain Behaviour of Granular Granitic Sediments of Tasmania
Geochemical Evolution of Brothers Submarine Volcano Hydrothermal System, Kermadec Arc.
Geology and Genesis of the Avebury Ni Deposit (the West Coast of Tasmania)
Geology, Geochronology and Alteration of the Lorraine, Alkalic Porphyry Cu-Au Deposit, British Columbia, Canada
Magmatic and Volcanic Evolution of a Silicic Large Igneous Province (SLIP)- The Gawler Range Volcanics and Hiltaba Suite, South Australia
Origin and Significance of Mafic Igneous Units Associated with the Gawler Silicic Large Igneous Province
Origin and significance of Voluminous Silicic Volcanism on the Proterozoic Earth
Petrology, provenance, age and related mineralisation of sedimentary units at the Olympic Dam deposit, South Australia
Stable isotopes (C, S and O) and halogens (CI, F) in gangue and ore minerals at Olympic Dam- Evaluation of mantle and crustal contributions to mineralisation.
The Characteristics and Role of Colloidal Silica Fluids in the Formation of the Grieves Siding Pb-Zn Prospect, Western Tasmania
The Magmatic Province of Patagonia and Sills from Mauritania and Mali- Examples of Silicic and Basaltic Large Igneous Provinces
Type and Origin of Quartz and Quartz-Hosted Fluid Inclusions in Mineralised Porphyries