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Researcher: Gilbert, SE (Ms Sarah Gilbert)

Fields of Research

Inorganic geochemistry
Resource geoscience
Exploration geochemistry
Isotope geochemistry
Mineralogy and crystallography
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Structural geology and tectonics
Behavioural ecology
Image processing

Research Objectives

Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Copper ore exploration
Mining and extraction of titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ores (e.g. monazite)
Mineral exploration
Primary mining and extraction of minerals
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Mining and extraction of zinc ores
Marine biodiversity
Mining and extraction of copper ores
Iron ore exploration
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparative study of five reference materials and the Lombard meteorite for the determination of the platinum-group elements and gold by LA-ICP-MS; Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research
Age and pyrite Pb-isotopic composition of the giant Sukhoi Log sediment-hosted gold deposit, Russia; Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Au deportment in pyrite, marcasite and arsenopyrite in sample 923004
Comparison of ablation of different sulphides as a function of the type of nano-second pulse width laser ablation system; The 9th International Conference on the Analysis of Geological and Environmental Materials
Concentration of particulate platinum-group minerals during magma emplacement; a case study from the Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex; Journal of Petrology
Cu-Ni-PGE fertility of the Yoko-Dovyren layered massif (northern Transbaikalia, Russia): thermodynamic modeling of sulfide compositions in low mineralized dunite based on quantitative sulfide mineralogy; Mineralium Deposita
Deportment of lithium in sample MIN2420
Development of analytical methods and and standard reference materials for analysis of trace elements and isotopic ratios in sulphides
Development of Framboidal Pyrite During Diagenesis, Low-Grade Regional Metamorphism, and Hydrothermal Alteration; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Effects of oxidation and weathering on pyrite chemistry, and implications for evaluating regional gold fertility of the Selwyn Basin, Yukon; Whistler 2013: Geoscience for Discovery
Eldorado gold: green rock blind test
Evidence for an intrabasinal source and multiple concentration processes in the formation of the carbon leader reef, Witwatersrand Supergroup, South Africa; Economic Geology
Fractionation of sulphur relative to iron during laser ablation-ICP-MS analyses of sulphide minerals: implications for quantification; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Geochemical signature of PTB sediments in the Perth Basin reveals a toxic ocean at the end of Permian and anoxic ocean in Early Triassic; Goldschmidt 2014
Geochemistry of Sphalerite from the Permian Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulphide (VHMS) Deposits in the Tasik Chini Area, Peninsular Malaysia: Constraints for Ore Genesis; Minerals
Geometallurgy of the Pebble porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposit, Alaska: Implications for gold distribution and paragenesis; Economic Geology
Gold and trace element zonation in pyrite using a laser imaging technique: Implications for the timing of gold in orogenic and Carlin-style sediment-hosted deposits; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Gold deportment study in sample CM-1047 - preliminary report
Gold deportment study in sample CM-1047: mineral liberation and particle size analysis
Gold-telluride nanoparticles revealed in arsenic-free pyrite; The American Mineralogist: an international journal of earth and planetary materials
Hydrothermal and metamorphic fluid-rock interaction associated with hypogene “hard” iron ore mineralisation in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero, Brazil: implications from in-situ laser ablation ICP-MS iron oxide chemistry; Ore Geology Reviews
In situ Pb-isotope analysis of pyrite by laser ablation (multi-collector and quadrupole) ICPMS; Chemical Geology: An International Journal
LA ICPMS analysis of sulphides from Cowal mine
LA-ICP-MS analysis of apatite and monazite in samples 775-788 and 775-789
LA-ICP-MS analysis of REE minerals in sample 755-1702
LA-ICP-MS analysis of REE minerals in samples 775-788 (K14005) and 775-789 (K14011)
LA-ICPMS and EPMA studies of pyrite, arsenopyrite and loellingite from the Bhukia-Jagpura gold prospect, southern Rajasthan, India: Implications for ore genesis and gold remobilization; Chemical Geology
LA–ICP–MS and EPMA studies on the Fe–S–As minerals from the Jinlongshan gold deposit, Qinling Orogen, China: implications for ore-forming processes; Geological Journal
Matrix dependency for oxide production rates by LA-ICP-MS; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Mineral characterization of Peruvian Blend zinc concentrate
Mineralogy of Rosebery Concentrate P300 and P75
Minor and trace elements in bornite and associated Cu-(Fe)-sulfides: a LA-ICP-MS study; Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta
MLA analysis of samples 753-­3619: Ore Type 3 zinc composite 753-3620: Ore Type 3 copper composite 752-­3621: Ore Type 2 zinc composite 752-­3622: Ore Type 2 copper composite
MLA and FE-SEM analysis of Ni bearing minerals in sample 741
Multiple syngenetic metalliferous horizons enriched in V, As, Mo, Se, Ni, Ag, Zn and Au in the Northern Carlin Trend: Implications for the genesis of world class gold-arsenic deposits; 6th Geological Society of Nevada Symposium
Multivariate analysis of an LA-ICP-MS trace element dataset for pyrite; Mathematical Geosciences
New Advances in Detecting the Distal Geochemical Footprints of Porphyry Systems— Epidote Mineral Chemistry as a Tool for Vectoring and Fertility Assessments; Building Exploration Capability for the 21st Century
Optimisation of laser parameters for the analysis of sulphur isotopes in sulphide minerals by laser ablation ICP-MS; Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
PGE distribution in sample PMIM_04
Pyrite Synthesis
Repeat of mineral liberation analysis of cassiterite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, arsenopyrite, siderite, wolframite, and tourmaline in 9 samples
Report on pyrite analysis from sample MIN1952A2A
Report on pyrite analysis from sample MMG GG; fraction -212 μm +150 μm
Report on pyrite analysis from samples A14240 Area 2 and A14240 Area 4
Report on pyrite and arsenopyrite analysis from sample MIN1916
Report on pyrrhotite and pentlandite analysis from sample MIN1731
Report on pyrrhotite compositions from samples MIN1902-A1B and MIN1902-B1B
Routine quantitative multi-element analysis of sulphide minerals by laser ablation ICP-MS: Standard development and consideration of matrix effects; Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
Sedimentary pyrite as a gold-source in sediment-hosted gold occurrences in the Selwyn basin area, eastern Yukon; Yukon Exploration and Geology
STDGL3 - a new calibration standard for sulphide analysis by LA-ICP-MS; Goldschmidt 2015
Syn-tectonic sulphide remobilization and trace element redistribution at the Falun pyritic Zn-Pb-Cu-(Au-Ag) sulphide deposit, Bergslagen, Sweden; Ore Geology Reviews: Journal for Comprehensive Studies of Ore Genesis and Ore Exploration
The effects of hardpan layers on the water chemistry from the leaching of pyrrhotite-rich tailings material; Environmental Geology
Trace element acomposition of spodumene in sample MY129
Trace element analysis of apatite and monazite in samples 775-788 and 775-789
Trace element analysis of Arsenopyrite in 11 samples from batch MIN2416
Trace element analysis of leach residue from the Kwinana nickel refinery
Trace element analysis of pyrite and arsenopyrite in 2 samples from MIN2518
Trace element analysis of pyrite and arsenopyrite in samples MIN 2123 A1A
Trace element analysis of pyrite and arsenopyrite in samples MIN 2132 A4A and B4A
Trace element analysis of pyrite and arsenopyrite in samples MIN2285 A1A
Trace element analysis of pyrite and pyrrhotite from Cannington Mine
Trace element analysis of pyrite and sphalerite
Trace element analysis of pyrite in 11 samples from batch MIN2416
Trace element analysis of pyrite in sample MIN2110
Trace element analysis of pyrite, arsenopyrite, and sphalerite in 5 samples from Alice Queen
Trace element analysis of pyrite, marcasite and chalcopyrite in sample OkTedi
Trace element analysis of rutile
Trace element analysis of sulfide minerals from Kudz Ze Kayah VHMS Deposit, Yukon
Trace element analysis of sulphide minerals from Kudz Ze Kayah VHMS Deposit, Yukon, batches 1, 2, 3
Transgenerational marking of cephalopods with an enriched barium isotope: a promising tool for empirically estimating post-hatching movement and population connectivity; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Using mineral chemistry to detect the location of concealed porphyry deposits - an example from Resolution, Arizona; 27th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium 2015
Using pyrite to vector towards porphyry and epithermal mineralisation

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Research Candidate Supervision