Appendix 6: 2012 Abstract titles


Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology bi-annual conference, Waratah Bay, Victoria, 29 January - 4 February 2012

The relationship between microstructure, metasomatism and hydrogen incorporation in deformed mantle olivine
E. Gray, S. Reddy, K.E. Evans, N.E. Timms and B. McInnes

The role of serpentinisation in fault stress and long-term deformation in the Java-Sumatra subduction system
C. O’Neill and J.C. Afonso 

Serpentinite deformation in subducting plates and implications for seismic anisotropy in supra subduction zone environments: Cause and effects of deformation in the lithosphere
S. Reddy, J. Bridges, M.-A. KaczmarekC. Clark and D. Healy

Deformation of the lithosphere by impact events: what we can learn from zircon microstructure
N. Timms, S. Reddy, D. Healy, A. NemchinM. GrangeR. Pidgeon and R. Hart


22nd Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM 22), - ACMM 22 / APMC 10 / ICONN 2012, Perth, Australia, 5-9 February 2012

Practical isotope ratio analysis using SIMS
J.B. Cliff   Invited

The understanding of mantle shearing with EBSD
M.-A. Kaczmarek 

Chemical and isotopic imaging at the sub-micron scale with NanoSIMS
M.R. Kilburn   Invited

Assessment of electron backscatter diffraction as a radiation damage probe
N.E. Timms, M.L. GrangeA.A. Nemchin, T. Geisler-Wierwille, S.M. ReddyR.T. Pidgeon and R. Hart

Scanning ion imaging - an underutilised yet potent tool in SIMS U-Pb zircon geochronology
M. Whitehouse, C. Fedo, M. Kusiak and A. Nemchin   Invited

Unravelling Early Earth Evolution through Microanalysis of Zircon
S. Wilde   Invited



The 10th International Kimberlite Conference, Bangalore, India, 6-11 February

Petrological inferences for the role of exsolution in upper mantle: evidence from the Yakutian Kimberlite xenoliths
T.A. Alifirova, L.N. Pokhilenko, V.G. Malkovets and W.L. Griffin

Petrology, bulk-rock geochemistry, indicator mineral composition, and zircon U-PB geochronology of the end-Cretaceous diamondiferous Mainpur Orangeites, Bastar Craton, central India
N.V. Chalapathi Rao, B. Lehmann, E. Belousova, D. Frei and D. Mainkar

Petrogenesis of composite xenoliths from alkaline basalts (west Sangilen, Russia)
A.A. Gibsher, V.G. Malkovets, W.L. Griffin and S.Y. O’Reilly

Pyrope garnet from the El Kseibat area, Algeria and lithosphere beneath the north-eastern part of the West African Craton
M. Kahoui, Y. Mahdjoub, M. Chabane, E. BelousovaW.L. Griffin and F.V. Kaminsky

Late metasomatic addition of garnet to the SCLM: Os-isotope evidence
V.G. Malkovets, W.L. GriffinN.J. Pearson, D.I. Rezvukhin, S.Y. O’Reilly, N.P. Pokhilenko, V.K. Garanin, Z.V. Spetsius and K.D. Litasov 

Lithosphere mantle structure beneath the Nakyn Kimberlite Field, Yakutia
V.G. Malkovets, W.L. Griffin, N.P. Pokhilenko, S.Y. O’Reilly, A.I. Dak, A.V. Tolstov, I.V. Serov, I.S. Bazhan and D.V. Kuzmin

Tables vs. benches: Trace elements in fibrous diamonds
O. Navon, W.L. Griffin and Y. Weiss

Mineral inclusions in pyropes from some kimberlite pipes of Yakutia
D.I. Rezvukhin, V.G. Malkovets, A.A. Gibsher, D.V. Kuzmin, W.L. Griffin, N.P. Pokhilenko and S.Y. O’Reilly

Heterogeneous mantle beneath Lunda area in Angola
S.E. Robles-Cruz, S. Galía, M. Escayola and J.C. Melgarejoa

Geochemistry and microstructure of diamondites
E.V. RubanovaW.L. GriffinS. PiazoloS.Y. O’Reilly, T. Stachel, R. Stern and A.C. Birnie

High-Mg carbonatitic HDFS, kimberlites and the SCLM
Y. Weiss, W.L. Griffin, D.R. Bell and O. Navon

Fluid microinclusions in monocrystalline diamonds
Y. Weiss, I. Kiflawi, W.L. Griffin and O. Navon


GSWA Open Day, Fremantle, 23 Feb 2012

A multi-isotopic approach to the crustal evolution of the west Musgrave Province
C.L. Kirkland, R.H. Smithies, A. Woodhouse, M.T.D. Wingate, M.H. Howard, J. Cliff and E.A. Belousova


108th Annual GSA meeting, Cordillera Section, Querétaro, Mexico, 29-31 March 2012

Metallogenic and tectonomagmatic evolution of Mexico during the Mesozoic: a review and new insights 
A. Camprubí, M. Martini, J.M. González-Jiménez, E. González-Partida, J.A. Proenza, E. Centeno-García, E. Fitz-Díaz, M. Valencia-Moreno, A. Izaguirre and A. Iriondo

A Mesozoic back-arc in the Guerrero Composite Terrane (Mexico): evidence from trace elements and Re-Os isotopes in podiform chromitites from Loma Baya
J.M. González-Jiménez, A. Camprubí, W.L. Griffin, E. Centeno-García, S.Y. O’Reilly, M. Martini, J.A. Proenza and N.J. Pearson


Joint 5th MSCC & 3rd CEMC 2012, Miskolc, Hungary, 19–21 April 2012

Distribution of platinum-group elements in upper mantle xenoliths from the Carpathian-Pannonian region
L. Aradi, K. Hattori, W. GriffinS. O’Reilly, A. Szabó and Cs. Szabó

New U–Pb dating and Hf-isotope composition of the Gornjane Granitoids (South Carpathians, east Serbia)
N. Vaskovi, E. BelousovaS.Y. O’ReillyW.L. Griffin, D. Srekovi-Batoanin, G. Christofides and A. Coroneos


European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012

The compositional and thermal structure of the lithosphere from thermodynamically-constrained multi-observable probabilistic inversion
J.C. Afonso, J. Fullea, Y. Yang, A.G. Jones, W.L. Griffin, J.A.D. Connolly, S.Y. O’Reilly and S. Lebedev   Keynote 

Petro-geochemical constraints for origin of pyroxenites xenoliths associated with mantle peridotites from Adrar N’ajjer caenozoic volcanics (NE Ahaggar, Algerian Sahara)
F. Ait-Hamou, R. Laloui, M. Gregoire, W.L. GriffinS.Y. O’Reilly, G. Ceuleneer and H. Afafiz

Li isotopic constraints from the Erro-Tobbio serpentinites on Alpine subduction processes
M.-F. Chu, M. Scambelluri, W.L. GriffinS.Y. O’Reilly and N.J. Pearson 

A 1-Ga history of melting in the western Mediterranean Subcontinetal Lithospheric Mantle recorded in chromitites from the Ojén Ultramafic Massif (SW Spain)
J.M. González-Jiménez, C. Marchesi, W.L. Griffin, R. Gutiérrez-Narbona, J.-P. Lorand, S.Y. O’Reilly, C.J. Garrido, F. Gervilla and N.J. Pearson 

40Ar/39Ar dating of unusual minerals (tourmaline, K-richterite, yimengite, wadeite and priderite) and applicability to the geological record
F. Jourdan, E. Thern, S.A. Wilde and L. Frewer

Carbon flux from plants to soil microbes is highly sensitive to nitrogen addition and biochar amendment
C. Kaiser, Z.M. Solaiman, M.R. Kilburn, P.L. Clode, L. Fuchslueger, M. Koranda and D.V. Murphy

Provenance and evolution of the western Mediterranean lithospheric mantle beneath the eastern Betics (S. Spain): insights from in-situ analyses of Os isotopes and platinum-group elements in sulphides from the Tallante mantle xenoliths
Z. Konc, C. Marchesi, C.J. Garrido, J.M. González-JiménezW.L. Griffin, O. Alard, K. Hidas, S.Y. O’Reilly and N. Pearson

The Seismic Structure of the Mantle Wedge under Cascade Volcanoes, Northwestern U.S.A.
A. Levander, K. Liu, R. Porritt, R. Allen and Y. Yang

Zircon and baddeleyite from the economic ultramafic-mafic Noril’sk-1 intrusion (Russia): Hf-isotope constraints on source composition
K.N. Malitch, E.A. Belousova, I.Y. Badanina and W.L. Griffin

Paleomagnetism of the 1210 Ma Gnowangerup-Fraser dyke swarm, Western Australia
S.A. PisarevskyZ. X. LiM.T.D. Wingate and E. Tohver

New geochronological ages (U-Pb/Lu-Hf) from high-pressure rocks of the Escambray terrane and Santa Clara serpentinite mélange, central Cuba.  Regional correlations and geodynamic implications
Y. Rojas-Agramonte, A. García-Casco, A. Kröner, D. Herwartz, A. Ibis Despaigne and S. Wilde

Two types of Archean continental crust: plume and plate tectonics on early Earth
M.J. Van Kranendonk   Eminent speaker 

The stepwise growth of tectonic plates across Earth’s evolving supercontinent cycle
M.J. Van Kranendonk and C.L. Kirkland 


Scandem 2012 Annual Meeting of the Nordic Microscopy Soc., Bergen, Norway, 12-15 June 2012

Electron Microscopy of Early Cellular Life
D. Wacey, N. McLoughlin, M. Saunders and M. Brasier 


12th International Ni-Cu-(PGE) Symposium, Guiyang, China, 16-17 June 2012

Use and Calibration of portable X-Ray fluorescence analyzers: case studies from komatiite-hosted nickel-sulfide deposits of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia
M. Le VaillantM.L. Fiorentini, L. Fisher, S.J. Barnes and S. Caruso

Microstructural control on trace element distribution in komatiite hosted Ni sulphide deposits, Yilgarn Craton (Western Australia) 
Z. Vukmanović, S.J. Barnes, S.M. Reddy and M.L. Fiorentini


Workshop: The Role of Metasomatism in Geological Processes, Montreal, Canada, 23 June 2012

Mantle Metasomatism: Characteristics, scale and distribution, and geodynamic significance
S.Y. O’Reilly and W.L. Griffin   Invited


22nd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Montréal, Canada, June 24-29 2012

Links between tectonics and life, 4.0 to 2.3 Ga and the rise of oxygen
M.E. Barley

The early formation of the continental crust: constraints from zircon Hf-isotope data
E.A. BelousovaW.L. Griffin, Y.A. Kostitsyn, N.J. Pearson, G. Begg and S.Y. O’Reilly

How does the continental crust get really hot?
C. Clark, I.C.W. Fitzsimons and D. Healy

Igneous and metamorphic garnet-clinopyroxene assemblages in eclogite and granulite, Breaksea Orthogneiss, New Zealand: major and rare earth element characteristics
G.L. Clarke, N.R. Daczko and D. Miescher

O isotopes in the Azores: mantle melting versus AFC
F.S. Genske, C. Beier, S. Krumm, K.M. Haase and S.P. Turner

Apollo 15 zircons reveal age of young impact
M.L. GrangeA.A. NemchinR.T. Pidgeon and C. Meyer

The end of the Hadean: The world turns over
W.L. Griffin, V. Malkovets, E.A. BelousovaS.Y. O’Reilly and N.J. Pearson

LA-ICP-MS analysis on spinel from chromitites of different tectonic settings: their contrasted minor- and trace-elements compositions
J.M. González-JiménezW.L. GriffinM. LocmelisS.Y. O’Reilly and N.J. Pearson

Magmatic degassing in contrasting volcanic systems of the Vanuatu arc: constraints from uranium-series isotopes
H. HandleyS. Turner, M. Reagan, G. Girard and S. Cronin 

PGE abundances in upper mantle xenoliths from the Carpathian-Pannonian Region
K. Hattori, C. Szabo, W. GriffinS. O’Reilly and L. Elod Aradi

High-resolution chemostratigraphy of the 2.46 Ga Joffre banded iron formation, Western Australia: implications for the hydrosphere-atmosphere-lithosphere in the early Palaeoproterozoic
R. Haugaard, E. Pecoits, S.V. Lalonde, N. Aubet, M.J. Van Kranendonk and K.O. Konhauser

Trace element partitioning in mixed-habit diamonds
D. HowellW.L. GriffinW. PowellP. WielandN. Pearson and S.Y. O’Reilly

A Tertiary record of Australian plate motion from ages of diamondiferous alkalic intrusions
B. McInnes, N. Evans, F. Jourdan, B. McDonald, J. Gorter, C. Mayers and S. Wilde

Microstructures in lunar zircon: key to interpretation of U-Pb ages
A.A. NemchinM.L. Grange, N.E. Timms and R.T. Pidgeon

Development and application of LA-ICP-MS in the geosciences: past, present and future
N.J. PearsonW.L. Griffin and S.Y. O’Reilly   Keynote

The geochemical features of the garnets from peridotites of Udachnaya pipe (Yakutia)
L. Pokhilenko, V. Malkovets, A. Agashev and W. Griffin

Origin of silicic magmas in the primitive, intra-oceanic Tongan arc
T. RushmerS. TurnerJ. CaulfieldM. Turner, S. Cronin and I.E. Smith

Recycling of ancient SCLM constraints on the genesis of the Tethys ophiolitic podiform chromitites in Tibet
R. Shi, W.L. GriffinS.Y. O’Reilly, Q.S. Huang, X.R. Zhang and L. Ding

Mantle flow, slab-surface temperatures and melting dynamics in the north Tonga arc–Lau Basin
S. Turner
J. Caulfield, R. Arculus, C. Dale, N. Keller, J. Pearce and C. Macpherson

Implications of unsupported radiogenic Pb in ancient zircon
M. Whitehouse, M. Kusiak and A. Nemchin

What can zircon really tell us about Earth’s earliest crustal evolution?
M. Whitehouse and A. Nemchin   Keynote

Pre-Late Heavy Bombardment terrestrial crust: review of the zircon evidence for its nature and origin
S.A. Wilde  Invited 

Sr isotopic composition of pore water of shelf cores from IODP Expedition 317: Canterbury Basin, New Zealand
T. Yoshimura, H. Kawahata, M. Tanimizu, S.C. George, J.S. Lipp and G.E. Claypool


XXXII Reunión SEM, Bilbao, Spain, 27-30 June 2012

Factors controlling chromite alteration: Example from Kosturino, SE Bulgaria
V. Colás, F. Gervilla, I. Fanlo, T. Kerestedjian, I. Sergeeva, J.M. González-Jiménez and E. Arranz

Back-arc origin for chromitites of the Dobromirtsi Ultramafic Massif
J.M. González-Jiménez, V. Colás, I. Sergeeva, W.L. GriffinS.Y. O’Reilly, F. Gervilla, T. Kerestedjian, I. Fanlo, M. LocmelisN. Pearson and E. Belousova


Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, Gordon Conference, New Hampshire, USA, 15-20 July 2012

Preliminary Craton wide geochronology and geochemistry of the Leo Man shield, West Africa
L.A. ParraD.R. Mole, N. Said, T.C. McCuaig and M.L. Fiorentini

Lithosphere architecture and the role of the Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle in mineral deposits
N. Pearson


34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, 5-10 August 2012

Crustal structure of a latest Mesoproterozoic intracontinental rift— the Ngaangatyarra Rift (Giles Event), central Australia
A.R.A. Aitken, R.H. Smithies, M.C. Dentith, A. Joly, H.M. Howard, S. Evans, T.C. McCuaig and I.M. Tyler

The Australian Seismometers in Schools project: educating students in earth shaking science
N. Balfour, M. Sambridge and C. O’Neill

The first multiple sulphur isotope evidence for a 2.9 Ga Mesoarchean sulphate reservoir linked to a major volcanic even
M. Barley
, S. Golding and M. Fiorentini

The lithosphere, geodynamics and Archean mineral systems
G.C. Begg, W.L. GriffinS.Y. O’Reilly and L. Natapov

Zircon Hf-isotope record for the evolution of the Continental crust since 4.5 Ga
E. BelousovaW.L. Griffin, Y. Kostitsyn, G. Begg and S.Y. O’Reilly   Invited

Tectonic mode switches at the Australian Mesoproterozoic Boundary — tectonic events at the same scale lengths as modern tectonic systems
P. Betts, R. Armit, J. Stewart and B. Schaefer 

UHT metamorphism in Peninsular India: a consequence of anomalous enrichment in heat producing elements?
C. Clark, F. Korhonen, R. Taylor, M. Hand and A. Collins

Igneous and metamorphic garnet-clinopyroxene assemblages in eclogite and granulite, Breaksea Orthogneiss, New Zealand: major and rare earth element characteristics
G. Clarke, N. Daczko and D. Miescher

LA-ICP-MS analysis on chromite: a guide for the geodynamic setting of formation of ultramafic massifs in the Bulgarian Rhodopes
V. Colás, J.M. González-JiménezW.L. GriffinM. Locmelis, F. Gervilla, S.Y. O’ReillyN.J. Pearson, I. Fanlo, T.N. Kerestedjian and I. Sergeeva 

Earth’s changing thermal regime between 3 and 2.5 Ga: a primary control of planetary evolution?
K. Condie and C. O’Neill

Integrating geophysics with mapping — defining a new volcano-sedimentary belt, Mali, West Africa
J. Davis, J. Miller, T.C. McCuaigL. Parra, N. Said, J. Tunjic and E. Baltis

Full-waveform synthetic seismograms for evaluating seismic proxies for the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary
D. Eaton, C. Hogan, J.C. Afonso and J. Tromp

Dating the geological history of the northwestern North American Plate: Re-Os isotopic analyses of sulfides from western Yukon ultramafic complexes
M.P. EscayolaJ.M. González-JiménezW.L. Griffin, J. Proenza, N. Pearce, D. Murphy, C. van Staal and S.Y. O’Reilly

Banded iron formation to iron ore: implications for the evolution of Earth environments
K.A. Evans, T.C. McCuaig, D. Leach, T. Angerer and S.G. Hagemann

A record of life in changing Neoarchean environments of the Fortescue Group, Pilbara region, Western Australia
D. Flannery, Y. Hoshino, M. Walter, M. Van Kranendonk and S. George

Low-18O Suzhou A-type granite revisited: Uranium influences in-situ zircon Oxygen-isotope Analyses
Y.-Y. Gao, X.-H. Li and S.Y. O’Reilly

Biomarkers in offshore Canterbury Basin sediments, New Zealand: organic matter input and thermal maturity
S.C. George, E. Teague, J.S. Lipp, T. Yoshimura and G.E. Claypool

Os isotopes in mantle-derived minerals: what can they really tell us?
J.M. González-JiménezW.L. GriffinS.Y. O’ReillyN.J. Pearson, F. Gervilla and C. Marchesi

Topographic response to development of Rayleigh-Taylor instability at the base of the mantle lithosphere
W. Gorczyk, B. Hobbs, K. Gessner, A. Ord, T. Gerya and R. Korsch

Intra-plate melt intrusion as a consequence of Rayleigh-Taylor instability
W. Gorczyk, K. Vogt, T. Gerya and B. Hobbs

New REE data from Apollo 14 and 17 zircons
M. GrangeA. Nemchin and M. Whitehouse

The end of the Hadean: a global revolution
W.L. Griffin, V. Malkovets, E.A. BelousovaS.Y. O’Reilly and N.J. Pearson

Late Devonian carbonate magnetostratigraphy from the south Oscar Range, Lennard Shelf, Western Australia
J. Hansma, E. Tohver, M. Yan, K. Trijnastic, T. Playton, S.A. Pisarevsky, J.L Kirschvink, K. Hillbun, D.P. Ward, P.W. Haines and R. Hocking

Investigating the syngeneity and paleobiology of hydrocarbon biomarkers in the Fortescue Group at 2.7–2.8 Ga
Y. Hoshino, D. Flannery, M. Walter and S. George

Trace element partitioning in mixed-habit diamonds
D. HowellW. GriffinW. PowellP. WielandN. Pearson and S. O’Reilly

Multi-stage origin of Roberts Victor eclogites: progressive metasomatism
J.-X. HuangW.L. GriffinY. GréauS.Y. O’Reilly and N.J. Pearson

Formation of Jurassic high-K granitoids in the Nanling Range of southern China by reworking of supracrustal rocks by mantle-derived magmas
H.-Q. Huang, X.-H. Li, Z.-X. Li and W.-X. Li

Placement of the Guadalupian-Lopingian (Capitanian-Wuchiapingian) boundary in the Permian of eastern Australia
M.H. Huyskens, J. Crowley, R.S. Nicoll and I. Metcalfe

Multiple sulphur isotopes record degassing in komatiite hosted nickel systems during Emplacement
C. Isaac, B. Wing and M. Fiorentini

Distribution of sulfur reservoirs through the Archean in the North Eastern Goldfields, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia and their significance for nickel sulfide formation in komatiites
C. IsaacM. Fiorentini, B. Wing, S. Golding and M. Barley

Late Archean crustal accretion patterns and continental growth in the Eastern Dharwar Craton: constraints from SHRIMP U-Pb zircon ages and whole rock geochemistry
M. Jayananda, M.A. Kusiak, K. Sekhamo, S.A. Wilde and R.V. Gireesh

An experimental investigation of primitive magmas from the Kermadec Arc
A. Jennings, T. RushmerJ. Adam and S. Turner

High-resolution lithosphere structure beneath the North China Craton from teleseismic Rayleigh wave tomography
M. Jiang, Y. Ai, L. Chen and Y. Yang

4D integrative-approach for target generation in the west Musgrave Province
A. Joly, A. Aitken, M. Dentith, A. Porwal, H. Smithies, S. Evans, I. Tyler and C. McCuaig

Emplacement of ophiolite in Papua New Guinea: new field data
L. Jonda, M.A. Kaczmarek, H. Davies and F. Boudier

Two collisions, two sutures: punctuated pre-1950 Ma assembly of the West Australian Craton during the Ophthalmian and Glenburgh Orogenies
S.P. Johnson, S. Sheppard, A.M. Thorne, B. Rasmussen, M.T.D. WingateC.L. Kirkland, J.R. Muhling, I.R. Fletcher and E. Belousova

Synchronicity between the Kalkarindji large igneous province and the Early-Middle Cambrian Extinction
F. Jourdan, K. Hodges, B. Sell, U. Schaltegger, M. Wingate, L. Evins, U. Söderlund, P. Haines and D. Phillips

The Marum Ophiolite Complex (Papua New Guinea): the origin of depleted peridotite
M.-A. Kaczmarek, L. Jonda, H. Davies and F. Boudier

Mantle deformation during rifting in East Africa (Marsabit – Kenya)
M.-A. Kaczmarek and S.M. Reddy

Late Permian-Early Triassic palynology of the Bowen and Sydney basins: more CA-IDTIMS isotopic ages
T.E. Kelly, D. Mantle, C.B. Foster, R.S. Nicoll, I. Metcalfe, J. Crowley and R. Mundil

Long-lived ultrahigh temperature (UHT) metamorphism in the Eastern Ghats orogenic belt (India): constraints from zircon and monazite geochronology
F.J. Korhonen, C. Clark, M. Brown and S. Bhattacharya

Provenance and formation model of Ti-Zr placers of Murray basin (southeastern Australia) from SHRIMP data on dating recrystallization crystalsA. Kremenetskiy and E. Belousova

Ion imaging of Pb isotopes illuminates complexity of zircon geochronology
M.A. Kusiak, M.J. Whitehouse, S.A. Wilde and A.A. Nemchin

Late Neoproterozoic granitoid magmatism in the southernmost section of the Dom Feliciano Belt, Uruguay
P. Lara, P. Oyhantcabal and K. Dadd

Crustal and upper mantle velocity structure in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau
H. Li, Y. Yang, Z. Huang, M. Gong, X. Li, Y. Shen, D. Shi, E. Sandvol and A. Li

Geochronology, petrogenesis and tectonic implications of Triassic granitoids from Beishan, NW China
S. Li, T. Wang, S.A. Wilde, Y. Tong and D. Hang

Coupled supercontinent-superplume cycles and the geodynamic driving force: an overview
Z.-X. Li

Large-scale and rapid vertical continental movements due to the eclogisation of a flat-subducted oceanic plateau in Mesozoic south China
Z.-X. Li, C. Pang, G.E. Batt, W.-X. Li and Y. Xu

Quantifying spatial relationships between gold mineralisation and relevant control factors, St Ives Goldfield, Western Australia
Y. Liu, Z.-X. Li, G. West, C. Laukamp and S. Gardoll

Laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of ruthenium in chromite — a new tool in the exploration for komatiite-hosted nickel-sulphide deposits
M. LocmelisM.L. Fiorentini, S.J. Barnes and N.J. Pearson

Geochemical, Sr-Nd-Pb, and zircon Hf-O isotopes of Cenozoic K-adakitic and shoshonitic granitoid rocks in Western Yunnan, SW China: Petrogenesis and tectonic implications
Y.J. LuT.C. McCuaig, R. Kerrich and Z.Q. Hou

Managing uncertainty in exploration targeting
T.C. McCuaig, A. Porwal, A. Joly and A. Ford

Cratonic source codes: a new tool in Archean plate reconstructions?
N. McNaughton, D. Srinivasa Sarma, M. Ram Mohan, I. Fletcher, C. Gregory, B. Krapez, B. Rasmussen and S. Wilde

Occurrence of inherited supra-subduction zone mantle in the oceanic lithosphere as inferred from mantle xenoliths from Dragon Seamount (southern Tore-Madeira Rise)
R. Merle, M.A. Kaczmarek, E. Tronche and J. Girardeau

Unravelling New England Orogen by anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies
T. Mochales, G. Rosenbaum, F. Speranza and S. Pisarevsky

Nickel mineral systems within an evolving Archean craton
D.R. MoleM.L. Fiorentini, N. Thebaud, T.C. McCuaig, K.F. Cassidy, C.L. Kirkland, S. Romano, M. Doublier, E.A. Belousova and S.J. Barnes

Wordian (Middle Permian) U-Pb CA-IDTIMS isotopic ages from the Lightjack Formation, Canning Basin, Western Australia
A.J. Mory, J. Crowley, R.S. Nicoll, I. Metcalfe, D. Mantle, R. Mundil and J. Backhouse

Il’meno-Vishnevogorsky Alkaline Complex (IVAC) from Urals, Russia: age, sources and origin
I. Nedosekova, E. Belousova and B. Belyatsky 

U-Pb systematics of glass beads from lunar soils
A. NemchinM. Grange, M. Whitehouse and M. Norman

Using high precision CA-IDTIMS zircon age determinations to interpret correlation and depositional rates in Permian coal sediments of the Sydney, Gunnedah and Bowen basins
R.S. Nicoll, I. Metcalfe, J. Crowley, M. Ives and J.R. Laurie

A 4.2 billion year old impact basin on the Moon
M. Norman and A. Nemchin

Deep Earth recycling in the Hadean
C. O’Neill   Keynote

Plate tectonics: a phase a planet goes through?
C. O’Neill

Tracking coupling and decoupling during lithosphere evolution with geochemistry and geochronology: a case history from arctic Norway
S. O’ReillyW. Griffin, N. Nikolic and N. Pearson   Invited

Sedimentary facies analysis of a latest Triassic to early Jurassic shallow marine deltaic succession in northern Guangdong Province, south China: consequence of eclogisation and foundering of a flat-slab?
C. Pang, Z.-X. Li and Y. Xu

Advances in in-situ Re-Os isotope ratio measurements by LA-MC-ICP-MS
N. PearsonW. Griffin and S. O’Reilly

Comparative early history of the Moon and the Earth: zircon geochronological evidence
R. PidgeonA. NemchinM. Grange and C. Meyer

India in Nuna – possibilities and problems
S. Pisarevsky and Z.-X. Li

Calibration of a Sydney Gunnedah Basin thermal model and insights into the Bowen Basin
S. Quenette, L. Moresi, C. Danis and C. O’Neill

Do externally-derived fluids influence the large-scale reactivation of continental interiors?
T. Raimondo, C. Clark, M. Hand, J. Cliff and R. Anczkiewicz

Zircon deformation and its affect on chronometry, thermometry and fluid-rock interaction
S.M. Reddy and N.E. Timms   Keynote

Mantle wedge olivine or subducting slab serpentinite: what is responsible for supra-subduction zone seismic anisotropy?
S.M. Reddy, E. Gray, J. Bridges, D. Healy and M.A. Kaczmarek   Keynote

Geochemistry of diamondiferous eclogites from Udachnaya Pipe, Siberia
E.V. RubanovaW.L. Griffin, Z.V. Spetsius, S.Y. O’ReillyN.J. Pearson, R. Stern, T. Stachel and J. Cliff

Geochemistry and microstructure of diamondites
E.V. RubanovaW.L. GriffinS. PiazoloS.Y. O’ReillyN.J. Pearson, R. Stern, T. Stachel and J. Cliff

When a bolide hits a world class Pb/Zn deposit: new insights into the Lawn Hill impact structure
J.A. Salisbury, A.G. Tomkins and B.F. Schaefer

U-Pb ages and Hf-isotope systematics of detrital zircons from the Gadag Greenstone Belt: implications for the Archaean crustal growth processes in the western Dharwar Craton, India
D.S. Sarma, N. McNaughton, E. Belousova, M. Ram Mohan and I. Fletcher

Gold mobility in the mantle: constraints from sulfides in variably metasomatised peridotites
J.E. SaundersN.J. PearsonS.Y. O’Reilly and W.L. Griffin

Constraining deformational processes on Venus from rheology and lithospheric structure
E. SchinellaC. O’Neill and J.C. Afonso

Detrital zircon record of Cretaceous sedimentary basins on the Jiamusi Block and Sikhote-Alin accretionary complex, NE China
M.-D. Sun, H.-L. Chen, S.A. WildeZ.-X. Li, F.-Q. Zhang and M.-N. A  Invited

SHRIMP U-Pb zircon geochronological, geochemical and Sr-Nd isotopic study of a mid-Cretaceous bimodal composite dyke complex in the Jiamusi Block, NE China, and its geodynamic implication

M.-D. Sun, H.-L. Chen, F.-Q. Zhang, S.A. Wilde, C.-W. Dong and S.-F. Yang

Constraining paleo-latitudes of rocks from Christmas Island
R. TanejaC. O’Neill, P. Schmidt and T. Rushmer

Timing of ultra-high temperature (UHT) metamorphism from zircon, monazite and garnet in Kerala, southern India
R. Taylor, C. Clark, S.L. Harley and I.C.W. Fitzsimons

Origin of depleted mantle xenoliths from South Africa
S. Tessalina, W. Griffin and S. O’Reilly

Deformation of the lithosphere by impact events: what we can learn from zircon microstructure
N.E. Timms, S.M. Reddy, D. Healy, A.A. NemchinM.L. GrangeR.T. Pidgeon and R. Hart

Deep structures of the Alpine-Himalaya collision in the Zagros Mountains and Tibetan Plateau: a combined geophysical and petrological study
L. Tunini, I. Jiménez-Munt, M. Fernàndez, J. Vergés and J.C. Afonso

Coal degradation in anaerobic sediments associated with acid mine drainage
J. van Holst, D.J. Midgley, L. Stalker, M. Gillings and S.C. George

Earth’s evolving supercontinent cycle: a planetary driver of environmental change
M.J. Van Kranendonk and C.L. Kirkland

3 Ga onset of the supercontinent cycle and modern-style subduction and hydrological weathering
M.J. Van Kranendonk, S.B. Shirey, S.H. Richardson, C.L. Kirkland, R. Hugh Smithies and J. Cliff

A 2.3 Ga sulfuretum at the GOE: microfossil and organic geochemistry evidence from the Turee Creek Group, WA
M.J. Van Kranendonk, J.W. Schopf, K. Grice, M. Walter, A. Pages, A.B. Kudryavtsev, V.A. Gallardo, C. Espinoza, I. Melendez and A. Lepland

Appraisal of prospects for buried commercial placers of Ti-Zr placer provinces in Australia and Russia on the basis of reconstruction of the system: bedrock – intermediate collector – Ti-Zr sands
L.I. Veremeeva, E.A. Belousova, N.A. Gromalova and I.M. Kulikova

Metamorphic microstructures in komatiite hosted-Ni sulphides from the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia
Z. Vukmanovic, S.J. Barnes, S.M. ReddyM.L. Fiorentini and B. Godel

A long-lived UHT Grenvillian belt in central Australia
A.K. Walsh, D.E. Kelsey, M. Hand, R. Hugh Smithies, C.L. Kirkland and C. Clark

Early crustal evolution in the western Yangtze block: evidence from U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotopes on detrital zircons from sedimentary rocks
L. Wang, J. Yu, W.L. Griffin and S.Y. O’Reilly

Detailed geochronological traverse along the Jack Hills Metasedimentary Belt, Western Australia
Q. Wang and S.A. Wilde

A mantle hydrated by stagnated Pacific slab that produced intraplate continental flood basalts in northeastern China
X.-C. Wang, Z.-X. Li, Q.-L. Li and X.-H. Li

CET exploration simulator: a training tool for mineral exploration decision making
J.C. Wong, E.-J. Holden, P. Kovesi and T.C. McCuaig 

Protoliths and ~440-Ma ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism of eclogite and gneiss in the north Qaidam orogen, NE Tibet: implications for deep subduction of the Qaidam Basin
Q. Xiong, J. Zheng, S.Y. O’Reilly and W.L. Griffin

Destruction timing of the North China Craton
J.-H. Yang, F.-Y. Wu, R. Zhu, S.Y. O’ReillyW.L. Griffin and S.A. Wilde   Invited

The structure of the crust and uppermost mantle in China from ambient noise tomography
Y. Yang, Y. Zheng, L. Zhou, W. Shen, J. Xie and M.H. Ritzwoller

Post-kinematic lithospheric delamination of the Wuyi-Yunkai orogen in south China: evidence from ca. 435 Ma high-Mg basalts
W.-H. Yao, Z.-X. Li, W.-X. Li, X.-C. Wang, X.-H. Li and J.-H. Yang

Long-time linking of Cathaysia Block, south China with East Gondwanaland from Paleoproterozoic to early Paleozoic
J.-H. Yu, S.Y. O’Reilly, L. Wang, W.L. Griffin and Q. Liu

Pangea assembly and breakup control long-wavelength mantle structure evolution
N. Zhang, S. Zhong, W. Leng and Z.-X. Li

Pre-Rodinia supercontinent Nuna shaping up: a global synthesis with new paleomagnetic results from north China
S. Zhang, Z.-X. Li, D.A.D. Evans, H. Wi, H. Li and J. Dong

Zircon U-Pb study of the Heilongjiang complex in the NE China: evidence and tectonic implications
X.-Z. Zhang, L.-L. Zhao, J.-B. Zhou and S.A. Wilde

Zircon U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotope study of the Neoproterozoic Haizhou Group in the Sulu Orogen: provenance and tectonic implications
J.-B. Zhou, X.-Z. Zhang, S.A. Wilde and H. Chen


Meteoritical Society Annual meeting, Cairns Australia, 12-17 August 2012

Microstructural analysis of troilite in IAB iron meteorites
G.K. Benedix, M.-A. Kaczmarek and S. Reddy

How to preserve a chemically heterogeneous martian mantle?  A plate tectonics point of view
V. Debaille, C. O’Neill, A.D. Brandon, P. Haenecour, Q.-Z. Yin, N. Mattielli and A.H. Treiman

Preferred mineral orientations in martian shergottites: magmatism or shock?
M.-A. KaczmarekM. GrangeS. Reddy and A. Nemchin

Comparison of zircon U-Pb ages of Apollo 14 breccias
R.E. Merle, M.L. GrangeA.A. Nemchin, M.J. Whitehouse and R.T. Pidgeon

Prolonged early bombardment of the inner solar system from ages of lunar samples
M.D. Norman and A.A. Nemchin

The development of lunar zircon/apatite U-Pb geochronology at Curtin University
R.T. PidgeonA.A. Nemchin and M.L. Grange

Br isotope signatures in Ordinary Chondites
B.F. Schaefer

Unravelling the impact history of the Moon using deformed zircon
N.E. Timms, 
S.M. ReddyM.L. GrangeA.A. NemchinR.T. Pidgeon and D. Healy

Impact-driven disequilibrium melting and melt migration: implications for rapid planetesimal core formation
A.G. Tomkins, R.F. Weinberg, B.F. Schaefer and A. Langendam


The 13th International Conference on Thermochronology, Guilin, China, 24-28 August 2012

Post-UHP exhumation history of the Sulu Orogenic Belt, eastern China: evidence from integrated thermochronology
L. Liu, Z.X. Li, M. Danišík, S. Li, N.J. Evans and X. Liu

Thermochronological record of central and southern South China since the Mesozoic
N. Tao, Z.X. Li, M. Danišík, N.J. Evans, Y.G. Xu, C.J. Pang, W.X. Li and D.H. Liu


The First European Mineralogical Conference (EMC2012) - Planet Earth from Core to Surface, Frankfurt, Germany, 2-6 September 2012

Clues for unravelling metamorphic alteration on Kosturino (SE Bulgaria) chromitites
F. Gervilla, V. Colás, I. Fanlo, T. Kerestedjian, I. Sergeeva, J.M. González-Jiménez and E. Arranz 

Tracking the evolution of the convecting mantle in ophiolites: the case of the Dobromirtsi Ultramafic Massif, Central Rhodope, Bulgaria 
J.M. González-Jiménez, W.L. Griffin, E. Belousova, M. Locmelis, F. Gervilla, S.Y. O’Reilly, T.N. Kerestedjian, I. Sergeeva, N.J. Pearson, V. Colás and I. Fanlo


AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Fueling the Future, Singapore, 16-19 September 2012

Source rock mapping using fluid inclusion geochemistry in the offshore Perth Basin
H. Volk, R. Kempton, S. Gong, M. Ahmed, S.C. George, C.J. Boreham and E. Grosjean


SEG 2012, Integrated Exploration and Ore Deposits, Lima, Peru 23-26 September 2012

Nickel mineral systems within an evolving Archean Craton
D.R. Mole, M. Fiorentini, N. Thebaud, C. McCuaig, K.F. Cassidy, C.L. Kirkland, S.S. Romano, M.P. Doublier, E.A. Belousova and S.J. Barnes


Supercontinent Symposium 2012, Helsinki, Finland, 25-28 September 2012  

LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating of detrital zircons from sediments of the southern part of the Siberian craton: constraints for Precambrian supercontinents
D. Gladkochub, G. Nicoll, S. Zhang, A. Stanevich, S. Pisarevsky, A. Mazukabzov and T. Donskaya

New palaeomagnetic and geochronological data from the Ropruchey sill (Karelia, Russia): implications for late Palaeoproterozoic palaeogeography
N.V. Lubnina, S.A. Pisarevsky, U. Söderlund, M. Nilsson, S.J. Sokolov, A.N. Khramov, A.G. Iosifidi, R. Ernst, M.A. Romanovskaya and B.N. Pisakin 

Mesoproterozoic supercontinent - paleomagnetic synthesis and geological constraints.
S.A. Pisarevsky   Keynote


ESCA-2012 International Earth Science Colloquium on the Aegean Region, Izmir, Turkey, 1-5 October 2012

Dating the geological history of the northwestern North American plate: Re-Os isotopic analyses of sulfides from western Yukon ultramafic complexes
M.P. Escayola, J.M. González-Jiménez, W. Griffin, J. Proenza, N. Pearce, D. Murphy, C. van Stall and S.Y. O’Reilly

Lithospheric mapping, metallogenesis and the evolution of continents
W.L. Griffin, S.Y. O’Reilly, G. Begg, E.A. Belousova and N.J. Pearson   Keynote

The use of trace elements and Os isotopes in chromite deposits to understand the origin and evolution of old upper mantle fragments within young ophiolites
J.M. González-Jiménez, W.L. Griffin, S.Y. O’Reilly and N.J. Pearson

Ancient mantle domains stranded in ocean lithosphere add complexity to understanding Tethyan ophiolites
S.Y. O’Reilly, W.L. Griffin and N.J. Pearson


Geochemistry and Ore Deposit Models Seminar, University of Oulu, Finland, 17-18 October 2012

Multiple sulfur isotopes as an indicator of sulfur source in Ni-Cu sulfide deposits
E. Hanski and M. Fiorentini   Keynote


GSA Annual Meeting, Charlotte, USA, 4-7 November, 2012

Phase equilibria modeling integrated with geochronology in highly residual UHT granulites from the Eastern Ghats Province, India
M. Brown, F.J. Korhonen and C. Clark

A microbial ecosystem in an ancient sabkha of the 3.49 ga Pilbara, Western Australia, and comparison with Mesoarchean, Neoproterozoic and Phanerozoic examples
N. Noffke, D. Christian, D. Wacey and R.M. Hazen


17th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2-5 December 2012

The organic geochemistry of the Mesoproterozoic Velkerri Formation and investigations into syngenicity and indigeneity of hydrocarbons using slice experiments
E.N. Flannery and  S.C. George

An exciting future for biomarker geochemistry in very old rocks: single oil inclusion analysis by TOF-SIMS
S.C. George, S. Siljeström, H. Volk, A. Dutkiewicz, J. Lausmaa, P. Sjövall and T. Hode

Flash pyrolysis GCMS analysis of fluid inclusions
P.F. Greenwood., Z. Zhirong, K. Liu, K. Grice, S.C. George, L. Fisher and R. Hough

Investigating the Syngeneity and the Palaeobiology of Hydrocarbon Biomarkers in the Fortescue Group at
2.7-2.8 Ga
Y. Hoshino, D. Flannery, M.R. Walter and S.C. George 

Application of a linear transfer model for the estimation of the hydrocarbon concentration in the seawater of Antarctica following a fuel spill
K. Kotzakoulakis and S.C.  George

Sr isotopic composition of pore water of shelf cores from IODP Expedition 317: Canterbury Basin, New Zealand
T. Yoshimura, H. Kawahata, M. Tanimizu, S.C. George, J.S. Lipp and G.E. Claypool


American Geophysical Union’s 45th Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, 3–7 December 2012

Liquidus and sub-liquidus phase equilibria for an Archaean tonalite: matching experimental data to models of TTG genesis
J. Adam, T.A. Rushmer and J. O’Neil

Towards multi-observable thermochemical tomography of the lithosphere and sublithospheric upper mantle
J.C. Afonso, J. Fullea, Y. Yang, N. Rawlinson, A.G. Jones and J.A. Connolly

The first year of the Australian Seismometers in Schools Network: Inspiring Students to follow careers in science by participating in a national science experience
N. Balfour, M. Sambridge and C. O’Neill

Exploration of the Lesser Antilles arc signature in St Lucia using a multiscale analytical approach
R.C. Bezard, J.P. Davidson, S. Turner and J.M. Lindsay

Using experimental petrology to constrain genesis of wet, silicic magmas in the Tonga-Kermadec island arc
R. Brens, T.A. Rushmer, S. Turner and J. Adam

A new high-pressure research facility at the Australian Synchrotron
S. Clark, T.A. Rushmer, C. Glover, S. Turner, R. Garrett and Y. Wang

Incorporation of crust at the Lesser Antilles arc
J.P. Davidson and R.C. Bezard   invited 

Dome and Keel dynamics in the hot Archean lithosphere: a numerical approach
G. Duclaux, N. Thebaud, K. Gessner and M. Doublier

Lawsonite Veins in Eclogite and Bluschist as Recorders of Subduction Fluids
K.F. Fornash, L. Gauthiez-Putallaz, D.L. Whitney and L. Martin

Intra-cratonic melting as a result of delamination of mantle lithosphere - insight from numerical modelling
W. Gorczyk, K. Vogt, T. Gerya and B.E. Hobbs

Petrology of Oceanic Lithosphere from Thermodynamic Models: Implications for Geophysical Observations and Geodynamics
C.J. Grose and J.C. Afonso

Along-arc geochemical and isotopic variations in Javanese volcanic rocks: ‘crustal’ versus ‘source’ contamination at the Sunda arc, Indonesia
H. Handley, J. Blichert-Toft, S. Turner and C.G. Macpherson

The opening of the South China Sea: Driven by Pacific subduction, or by India-Eurasia collision?
Z.-X. Li   Invited

No crustal material flow through the northeast corner of the Tibetan Plateau into the Ordos basin
H. Li, Y. Yang, Z. Huang, M. Gong, X. Li, Y. Shen, D. Shi, E.A. Sandvol and A. Li

Metal transport between the upper mantle and the lower crust
M. Locmelis, J. Adam, F. Zaccarini, M.L. Fiorentini, T. Rushmer, G. Garuti, S. Turner, P. Kollegger and E. Davies

Crustal radial anisotropy in the Dabie orogenic belt from ambient noise tomography
Y. Luo, Y. Xu and Y. Yang 

Evaluating the earliest traces of Archean sub-seafloor life by NanoSIMS
N. McLaughlin, E.G. Grosch, M. Kilburn and D. Wacey

Two styles of lithosphere stabilisation as recorded by post orogenic A-type magmas from each side of the Tasman Line, Australia
M.J. Pankhurst, B.F. Schaefer and S. Turner

Crustal anisotropy in Eastern Tibet
M.H. Ritzwoller, J. Xie, W. Shen, P.H. Molnar, Y. Yang, L. Zhou and Y. Zheng

Core formation in Planetesimals: Textural analyses from 3D synchrotron imaging and complex systems modeling
T.A. Rushmer, A. Tordesillas, D.M. Walker, D.Y. Parkinson and S.M. Clark 

The uppermost mantle evolution during back-arc spreading: Microstructural and petrological characteristics of Ichinomegata peridotite xenoliths in the back-arc region of Japan Islands
T. Satsukawa, K. Michibayashi, G. Marguerite and S. Demouchy

Origin of seamount volcanism in northeast Indian Ocean with emphasis on Christmas Island
R. Taneja, C. O’Neil, T.A. Rushmer; F. Jourdan, J. Blichert-Toft, S. Turner and M.A. Lackie

Recycling of water within the mantle: New insights from pyroxene water data
M.B. Turner, S. Turner, T.R. Ireland, J. Adam, G.M. Yogodzinsk, D.L. Blatter and M.R. Perfit

Extremely young metasomatism of the continental lithospheric mantle
S. Turner and M.B. Turner

Imaging crustal anisotropy in eastern Tibet and South China using ambient noise and earthquake data
J. Xie, W. Shen, M.H. Ritzwoller, Y. Yang, L. Zhou and Y. Zheng

Applications of long period surface wave dispersion measurements from ambient noise in regional surface wave tomography
Y. Yang

The crustal and upper mantle structure of the Tien Shan Orogen and surroundings from ambient noise and earthquake tomography
Y. Zheng, Y. Yang, W. Shen, M.H. Ritzwoller and X. Xiong


4th Greenland Day Workshop, Perth, Western Australia, 4 December 2012

Proterozoic deposits in Australia and Greenland 
L. Bagas, J. Kolb, M. Fiorentini, B.M. Stensgaard and J. Owen

The potential for nickel mineralization in entire Greenland
M. Fiorentini, B.M. Stensgaard, J. Kolb and L. Bagas

A joint CET-GEUS-BMP research project: Nickel mineral systems in Archaean ultramafic rocks in South-East Greenland
M. Fiorentini, L. Bagas, J. Owen, B. Lally, B.M. Steensgaard, J. Kolb and N. Thebaud 

Comparison between endowed terranes in Greenland and Australia
J. Kolb, L. Bagas, M. Fiorentini and B.M. Steensgaard 

Introduction to 4 billion years of geological history of Greenland and data
J. Kolb, L. Bagas, B.M. Stensgaard and S. Piazolo