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Researcher: Norman, MD (Dr Marc Norman)

Fields of Research

Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Inorganic geochemistry
Resource geoscience
Exploration geochemistry
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Scientific instruments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Climatic significance of seasonal trace element and stable isotope variations in a modern freshwater tufa; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Major and Trace Element Analysis of Silicate Rocks by XRF and Laser Ablation ICP-MS Using Lithium Borate Fused Glasses: Matrix Effects, Instrument Response and Results for International Reference Materials; Geostandards Newsletter-the Journal of Geostandards and Geoanalysis
Major- and trace-element analysis of sulfide ores by laser-ablation ICP-MS, solution ICP-MS, and XRF: New data on international reference materials; Canadian Mineralogist
Noble gases in pyroxenites and metasomatised peridotites from the Newer Volcanics, southeastern Australia: Implications for mantle metasomatism; Chemical Geology
Olivine-hosted melt inclusions in Hawaiian picrites: equilibration, melting, and plume source characteristics; Chemical Geology
Petrogenesis and Geodynamic Implications of Late Cenozoic Basalts in North Queensland, Australia: Trace-element and Sr-Nd-Pb Isotope Evidence; Journal of Petrology
Precise measurement of lead isotope ratios in sulfides by quadrupole ICPMS; Beyond 2000: New Frontiers in Isotope Geoscience
Remnants of Gondwanan continental lithosphere in oceanic upper mantle: Evidence from the South Atlantic Ridge; Geology
Rhenium and platinum group element abundances correlated with isotopic compositions in Hawaiian picrites: sulphides in the plume; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Textural and geochemical distinction between supergene and hypogene Cu sulfide phases at the Mammoth copper deposit, Queensland; Mineral deposits at the beginning of the 21st Century

Research Projects

2001: A Space Odyssey, Exploring the Moon and Mars using Lunar Samples and Martian Meteorites; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Granites of Eastern Australia and West Greenland: Composition of the Continental Crust and New Methods of geochemical Analysis by Laser Ablation ICPMS; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Platinum-Group Elements, Gold, and Osmium Isotopes: Development of Geochemical Methods and Aplication to Mantle Plume Volcanism; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Composition of the Earth: Alkali Elements in the Mantle and Crust of Eastern Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision