[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LE140100150]
Researchers Prof Brent McInnes; Prof Arie van Riessen; Prof Philip Bland; Dr Stefan Iglauer; Prof Dr Jacobus Eksteen; Dr Anthony Kemp; Dr Janet Muhling; Dr Marco Fiorentini; Dr Nicolas Thebaud; Dr Michael Wingate; Dr Christopher Kirkland; A/Prof Gamini Senanayake; Dr Aleksandar Nikoloski;
Brief description A digital mineralogy and materials characterisation hub for petrology, mineralogy, exploration, metallurgy and reservoir characterisation research: This project will establish a digital mineralogy and materials characterisation hub for applications in petrology, geometallurgy, reservoir characterisation, environmental science, soil science, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy research. An automated mineral analysis instrument would complement the mineral separation (selFrag HV pulse fragmentation) and microanalytical facilities (SHRIMP/Cameca ion microprobes and ELA-ICP-MS) available to the participants via the John de Laeter Centre for Isotope Research. The instrument and software package making up the FEI QEMSCAN 650F model is the most advanced configuration on the market, and ideally suited for the high level research projects undertaken by the partner institutions.
Funding Amount $700,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities