Communications 2019

 

Conferences and workshops

Esteem

Outreach

Visitors

 

CCFS web resources provide information on background, research and downloadable files of the Annual Report and Research Highlights. 

Links to the GEMOC website (http://www.gemoc.mq.edu.au/) provide past GEMOC Annual Reports, updated details on its methods, new analytical advances and software updates (GLITTER), activities of research teams within GEMOC, synthesised summaries of selected research outcomes and items for secondary school resources. 

Links to the CET (Centre for Exploration Targeting) website (http://www.cet.edu.au/) provide access to wider information about CET activities beyond its involvement in CCFS and especially the wide base of end-user interaction.

Links to The Institute for Geoscience Research (TiGer) website (http://tiger.curtin.edu.au/) provide information about their facilities, participants and research activities. 

Strong industry interaction in CCFS in 2019 ranged from presentations to specific industry groups in their offices to numerous formal and informal workshops at CET and GEMOC, and invited and plenary presentations at peak industry symposia, workshops and conferences nationally and internationally.
 

CCFS publications for 2019 are given in Appendix 3

The 155 CCFS publications that were published in 2019 are predominantly in high-impact international journals (Thomson ISI); the remainder are in outlets targeted to specific stakeholders (e.g. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Economic Geology).

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PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN 2019 

CCFS Investigators, associated staff, early-career researchers and postgraduates had a high profile at 24 peak geophysical, metallogenic, geodynamic and geochemical conferences as convenors, invited speakers, or presenters, with 138 presentations including:


•   Melt Evolution in Space and Time Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 14-15 February 2019
•   EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2019
•   GACMAC 2019, Quebec, Canada, 11-13 May 2019
•   Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019, Chiba, Japan, 26-30 May 2019
•   ABSCICON, Seattle, USA, 24-28 June 2019
•   DRT: 22nd Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics Meeting “From Microtectonics To Plate Tectonics”, Tubingen, Germany, 11-14 June 2019
•   2nd IGCP 662 Workshop and Field Excursion, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 5-8 July 2019
•   XIII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Incheon, Republic of Korea, 22-26 July 2019
•   AOGS 16th Annual Meeting, Singapore, 28 July - 2 August 2019
•   Goldschmidt 2019, Barcelona, Spain, 18-23 August 2019

 

Some of the large contingent of CCFS participants who attended Goldschmidt 2019 in Barcelona.




•   2019 Ada Lovelace Workshop on Modelling Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics, Siena, Italy, 25-30 August 2019
•   15th Biennial Meeting SGA 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, 27-30 August 2019
•   The Second Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC), Perth, Australia, 2-5 September 2019
•   7th International Large Igneous Provinces Conference 2019, Tomsk, Russia, 28 August - 8 September 2019
•   SIMP, SGI, SOGEI Joint Conference, Parma, Italy, 16-19 September 2019
•   Selwyn Symposium 2019, GSA Victoria Division: The Co-Evolution of Life and Precambrian Environments, Melbourne, Australia, 30 September 2019
•   SEG 2019 South American Metallogeny: Sierra to Craton, Santiago, Chile, 7-10 October 2019
•   International Symposium on Deep Earth Exploration and Practices, Beijing, China, 24-26 October 2019
•   GESSS NSW 2019, UNSW, Sydney, 31 October-1 November 2019
•   5th IGCP-649 Diamonds and Recycled Mantle Workshop and Field Trip in Oman, 13-22 November 2019
•   Biennial Meeting of the Specialist Group for Tectonics and Structural Geology and The Specialist Group in Solid Earth Geophysics, Port Lincoln, WA, Australia, 18-22 November 2019
•   GESSS-WA 2019, Perth, Australia, 29 November 2019
•   AGU Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco, USA, 9-13 December 2019

 

INVITED TALKS AT MAJOR CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS IN 2018

2ND IGCP 662 WORKSHOP AND FIELD EXCURSION, ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA 5-8 JULY 2019
Does continental crust grow significantly by collision and/or subduction
S.Y. O’Reilly and W.L. Griffin   Invited

 


15TH BIENNIAL MEETING SGA 2019, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, 27-30 AUGUST 2019
Reactivation and enrichment of a Gondwana margin Ni-Cu-PGE - (Te-Au) mineral system during the breakup of Pangea
M. Fiorentini, S. Denyszyn, G. Dering, D. Howell, D. Blanks, R. Maas, M. Locmelis and C. Laflamme   Keynote

 


GOLDSCHMIDT 2019,BARCELONA, 18-23 AUGUST 2019
An SCLM control on the metallogenic DNA of the continental lithosphere
D. Holwell, M. Fiorentini, I. McDonald I, Y. Lu, A. Giuliani, D. Smith, M. Keith and M. Locmelis   Invited

TerraneChron®’s trajectory 2000-2030
E. Belousova, W.L. Griffin and S.Y. O’Reilly   Keynote

The lithosphere and metallogeny: A 40-year evolution of concepts
W.L. Griffin and S.Y. O’Reilly   Keynote

 


2019 ADA LOVELACE WORKSHOP ON MODELLING MANTLE AND LITHOSPHERE DYNAMICS, SIENA, ITALY, 25-30 AUGUST 2019
Hadean mantle dynamics, tectono-volcanic regimes, and the role of impacts
C. O’Neill   Keynote

 


7TH INTERNATIONAL LARGE IGNEOUS PROVINCES CONFERENCE 2019, TOMSK, RUSSIA, 28 AUG - 8 SEPT 2019
LIPs and supercontinent reconstructions
S.A. Pisarevsky   Keynote

 


AGU FALL MEETING 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES, 9-13 DECEMBER 2019
Was the Tethys ocean a legacy of the Nuna and Rodinia superocean? - a new perspective from the point of supercontinent-superocean cycles
Z.X. Li   Invited

Seismic observations of ponding plumes beneath the mantle transition zone
L. Waszek, B. Tauzin, N.C. Schmerr, M. Ballmer and J.C. Afonso   Invited

New seismic observations in Western Australia from dense array deployments
H. Yuan, X. Xu, R. Murdie, M.C. Dentith, S. Johnson, K. Gessner and L. Zhao   Invited

 

 

OTHER CONFERENCE ROLES & WORKSHOP ROLES

Conference Role
IGCP 648 DATABASE WORKSHOP 2019, PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 24-30 MARCH 2019


Organiser: Zheng-Xiang Li

 


IGCP 648 2019 FIELD SYMPOSIUM, TOLIARA, MADAGASCAR, 22 JUNE – 6 JULY 2019


Meeting co-organiser: Zheng-Xiang Li

 


GOLDSCHMIDT 2019, BARCELONA, SPAIN, 18-23 AUGUST 2019


Co-convenor: Olivier Alard
Session: 03E “The Abundance and Mobility of Chalcophile/Siderophile Elements in the Mantle and Crust”


Co-convenor: Andrea Giuliani
Session: 03I “Origin and Evolution of Continental Mantle Lithosphere and its Resource Endowment"

 


2019 ADA LOVELACE WORKSHOP ON MODELLING MANTLE AND LITHOSPHERE DYNAMICS, SIENA, ITALY, 25-30 AUGUST 2019


Co-convenor: Craig O’Neil
Session: 2 "Plate-mantle dynamics in the Early Earth"

 


PILBARA GEOHERITAGE WORKSHOP KARRATHA, WA, AUSTRALIA, 26-28 AUGUST 2019


Organiser/Leader: Martin Van Kranendonk

 


15TH BIENNIAL MEETING SGA 2019, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, 27-30 AUGUST 2019


Short course organiser: Marco Fiorentini Course title: “Advances in exploration targeting for magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE mineral systems”

GESSS NSW 2019, UNSW, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 31 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER 2019


Abstract Manager, Equity and Diversity Manager/ website creation: Georgia Soares

 


AGU FALL MEETING 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO, USA, 9-13 DECEMBER 2019


Convenor: Michael Forster
Session: D141B “Quantities, Movements, Forms, and Origins of Carbon and Other Volatile Elements in Earth and Planetary Bodies I”
Co-convenor: Juan Carlos Afonso
Session: S22C “Using Observables to Infer Mantle Physical State I"
Co-convenor: Juan Carlos Afonso
Session: S23G “Using Observables to Infer Mantle Physical State II Posters"
Lead convenor: Huaiyu Yuan
Session: T23B “Tethys Dynamics"
Lead convenor: Huaiyu Yuan
Session: T31HB “T31H - Tethys Dynamics II Posters"
Convenor: Zheng-Xiang Li
Co-Chairs: Zheng-Xiang Li, Nan Zhang
Session: T060 “The Tectonics and Geodynamics of Supercontinents”

 

A full list of abstracts for Conferences and Workshops attended is given in Appendix 4 and on the CCFS website.


 

ESTEEM

AWARDS

 


Participant

Activity

Juan Carlos Afonso Awarded a 2019 Early Career Scientist Award by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. The award was presented at the XXVII General Assembly of the IUGG, Montreal, Canada, July 2019. The award recognises Juan Carlos’s outstanding research in Earth and space sciences and international research cooperation.

Steve Foley Received an MQ Faculty of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Research

Awarded the title of Distinguished Professor (Macquarie University)


Andrea Giuliani Awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Fellowship
Bill Griffin
Named ’Australia’s Most Influential Researcher’ in the field of Geochemistry and Mineralogy by The Australian 2019 Research Magazine.

Awarded a SIMP-Honorary Fellowship (Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology)


Bill Griffin & Sue O’Reilly Awarded Visiting Professorships by You-Hong Sun, the president of China University of Geoscience Beijing


 

 

Life-time recognition of the geoscience research, teaching and mentoring careers of Sue O’Reilly and Bill Griffin was honoured in a dedicated Session and celebratory joint keynote at Goldschmidt 2019, in Barcelona



Zheng-Xiang Li Awarded a 2019 American Geophysical Union Fellowship: Fellowships are awarded to those whose visionary leadership and scientific excellence have fundamentally advanced research in their respective fields.

Kate Selway Named in 2019’s list of the superstars of STEM, announced 11 December 2018 by Science & Technology Australia (STA) More info here.

Simon Wilde Awarded the Gibb Maitland Medal from the Geological Society of Australia (WA Division)

  

For Postgraduate awards see the Postgraduate section.

  

2019 NEW APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

Bill Griffin

Honorary Fellow of the Italian Society for Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP). The award was given "in recognition of internationally relevant scientific and organising contributions to the advancement of the Mineralogical Sciences and an invaluable support to strengthen the scientific relationships between the nominee’s country and Italy". (pictured with Piergiulio Cappelletti, President of SIMP).


Anthony Lanati

Governing Councillor - NSW Division, Geological Society of Australia National Executive Committee Honorary Treasurer and Chair of Finance and Risk Committee


Zheng-Xiang Li Principal Project Leader - IGCP 648: Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics Member of the Overseas Advisory Committee, China State Council
Yongjun Lu Appointed Councillor for Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) in 2016-2019 Secretary of the 6th International Archean Symposium (6IAS), Perth 2020 Treasurer, Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy & Petrology (SGGMP), Geological Society of Australia Mentor, Society of Economic Geologists (SEG)
Craig O’Neill Member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Earth Sciences
Sue O’Reilly

Member, Expert Working Group for the Women in STEM Decadal Plan (and the Decadal Plan launch speaker for the Australian Academy of Science in April 2019 (pictured right)

Member Executive Committee, UNCOVER national initiative (Auspices of the Australian Academy of Science)

Chair, Academy of Science National Committee for Earth Sciences, and Decadal Plan preparation Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science

Elected Member of Executive Committee, Australian Academy of Sciences from 2018 Co-Chair inaugural Australian Academy of Science Task Force for “Equity and Diversity Australian Member, IUGG Nominations Committee

Project Leader - IGCP 622: “Orogenic architecture and crustal growth from accretion to collision” Chair, Equity and Diversity Reference Group, Australian Academy of Science


Kate Selway Guest Editor - “Earth, Planets and Space” (24th EM Induction workshop special issue)
Martin Van Kranendonk Mars2020 Sample Return team member

  


EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Acta Geologica Sinica Wilde
American Journal of Science Wilde
Cogent Geosciences O'Neill
Earth and Planetary Physics (EPP) Yang
Earth, Space and Planets EM Induction Workshop Spec. Issue Selway
Exploration Geophysics Selway, Yang
Geodynamics & Tectonophysics Pisarevsky
Geological Society of America Bulletin Griffin, Kirkland, Li
Geophysical Journal International Afonso
Geosphere Yuan
Journal of Earth Sciences Wang
Lithos Foley, Griffin
Mineralium Deposita Fiorentini
Nature Science Reports Dazcko, Jacob, Li
Precambrian Research Pisarevsky
Russian Geology and Geophysics Pisarevsky
Science China - Solid Earth Yuan
Solid Earth Sciences Griffin
Tectonophysics Li

  

OUTREACH

Forum

Participant/s

Date

Women in STEM Decadal Plan launch Sue O’Reilly April 2019
Presentation: University of Tasmania and Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies “Using geophysics to measure glacial isostatic adjustment” Kate Selway 16-17 March 2019
Women in Research - Podcast and interview Sue O’Reilly June 2019
Workshop for HDR students at the University of Milan, Italy: “Advances in exploration targeting for magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE mineral systems” Marco Fiorentini 10-11 June 2019
National Science Week, Victoria guest speaker – Melbourne Museum, Lilydale School, Parliament House Kate Selway 9-11 Aug 2019
“Life on Mars” public event, Perth Convention Centre Martin Van Kranendonk 10 Aug 2019
“Microscopic Earth” outreach at the Australian Museum during the Sydney Science Festival Nathan Daczko 15 Aug 2019
ABC Ockham’s Razor Live, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Kate Selway 15 Aug 2019
NASA-ESA Pilbara fieldtrip to Instrument principle scientist for Mars2020 and ExoMars rover missions to Mars Martin Van Kranendonk 19-25 Aug 2019
Collaboration with French NGO training geology students from West African countries - Field traverse through the French and Italian Alps: How do you form an orogen? Marco Fiorentin Sept 2019
Presentation to group members of Prof Jian-Ping Zheng in CUGW Hong-Kun Dai 12 Sept 2019
Presentation and Field Trip at ’Astro-Rocks Fest’ in Mount Magnet, Western Australia. Theme: ’Earthquakes in Western Australia: Present, Past and Way Back’ Klaus Gessner

As part of the 2019 AstroRocks Fest in September 2019, Klaus Gessner led a field trip to the Moyagee Fault, near Mount Magnet in Western Australia, the site of an Archean Earthquake.

20-22 Sept 2019
Meeting with President of German Science Foundation (DFG) DFG Delegation to Australia, German Ambassador Foley Oct 2019
Series of Distinguished Lectures at China University of Geosciences (Beijing) on “An Overview of Earthquake Surface Wave Tomography and Ambient Noise Tomography” to approx. 40 HDR students Yingjie Yang 21-25 Oct 2019
Published article for STEM teaching material with Futurum Here Zheng-Xiang Li Nov 2019
Report to Canning Council about the Canning seismic project Huaiyu Yuan 17 Nov 2019
Invited seminar, Faculty of Geophysical and Astronomical Sciences, University of La Plata, Argentina Maria Constanza Manassero 20 Dec 2019

 

MEDIA

Activity Participant/s Date, Forum Web address
Carmeltazite recognised as a new and rare mineral Bill Griffin 7/1/19, Mining weekly Link
New mineral found inside gemstones in Israel Bill Griffin 8/1/19, Mining.com Link
Israeli company finds new ’outer space’ mineral on Earth Bill Griffin 8/1/19, Haaretz - Israel News Link
Mapping a mineral future Sue O’Reilly 9/1/19, National Mining Chronicle Link
Israeli mining company unearths rare mineral Bill Griffin 10/1/19, BBC News Link
Carmeltazite: A new unique gemstone from Israel Bill Griffin 14/1/19, FORBES Link
Ancient Earth rock found on the moon Craig O’Neill 29/1/19, Science Magazine Link
Academy welcomes priority investment in critical minerals projects Sue O’Reilly 13/2/19, Australian Academy of Science Link
Academy welcomes Australian Future Mines Centre commitment Sue O’Reilly 13/2/19, Australian Academy of Science Link
How the dinosaurs went extinct: asteroid collision triggered potentially deadly volcanic eruptions Craig O’Neill 22/2/19, The Conversation Link
Carmeltazite: new gemstone on the block Bill Griffin 4/19, Mine Link
A ’seiche’ wave can outpace a tsunami, and both can be triggered by meteorites and earthquakes Craig O’Neill 4/4/19, The Conversation Link
Moonquakes measured during Apollo missions suggest the Moon may still be tectonically active Craig O’Neill 14/5/19, ABC News Link
Diamonds, volcanoes and a rock star: what a new map of the Earth’s interior will reveal Juan Carlos Afonso 23/5/19, The Lighthouse Link
Diamonds are cooked up as Earth recycles minerals below the ocean floor: Study Craig O’Neill 30/5/19, Firstpost Link
Saturn’s rings and their propellers, waves, speckles and secrets come into focus with Cassini’s final images Craig O’Neili 15/6/19, ABC News Link
ABC is an Australian public broadcast service. Wikipedia: Q&A Science Special (Featuring Brian Cox) Martin Van Krenendonk 17/6/19, ABC TV Q&A program Link
If these rocks could talk Tara Djokic 22/7/19, TEDxSydney Watch
Diamonds point to existence of ancient rocks from the birth of the Earth Stephen Foley 16/8/19,ABC News Link
Today no one got eaten Kate Selway 1/9/19, ABC Radio: Ockham’s razor Link
The greatest treasure hunt Martin Van Krenendonk 1/9/19, ABC News online Link
NASA research in Western Australia could hold key to finding life on Mars Martin Van Krenendonk 1/9/19, ABC TV National News Link
Interview: Channel 9 Today Weekend Breakfast Martin Van Krenendonk 8/9/19, Channel 9 Today Weekend Breakfast Link
Kate Selway - Science at the extreme Kate Selway 29/9/19, Climactic podcast Link
Life Sciences & Earth Sciences: Australia’s Research field leaders Bill Griffin 1/10/19, The Australian Link
CPRM researcher presents data on geochemistry of the subcontinental lithospheric mantle at the Goldschmidt 2019 Lynthener Bianca Takenaka 1/11/19, Geological Survey of Brazil News Link

  

MEDIA – FEATURED PAPERS

1242. Li, Z.X., Mitchell, R.N., Spencer, C.J., Ernst, R., Pisarevsky, S., Kirscher, U. and Murphy, J.B. 2019. Decoding Earth’s rhythms: modulation of supercontinent cycles by longer superocean episodes. Precambrian Research, 323, 1-5.

Activity Date, Forum Web address
Curtin study finds billion-year superocean cycles in Earth’s history 31/1/19, CU News and Events Link
Study finds billion-year superocean cycles in Earth’s history 31/1/19, PhysOrg Link
Curtin study finds billion-year superocean cycles in Earth’s history 31/1/19, Mirage News Link
Research finds billion-year superocean cycles in Earth’s history 2/2/19, Tech Explorist Link
Study finds billion-year superocean cycles in Earth’s history 3/2/19, Watts up with that? Link
Earth once swallowed its own superocean. Could it happen again? 7/2/19, Live Science Link
Earth might form a superocean every billion years 8/2/19, IFLScience Link

 

1331. Förster, M.W., Foley, S.F., Marschall, H.R., Alard, O. and Buhre, S. 2019. Melting of sediments in the deep mantle produces saline fluid inclusions in diamonds. Science Advances, 5, eaau2620.

Activity Date, Forum Web address
Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds 29/5/19, EurekAlert! Link
Confirmed: Earth is crushing the ocean into salty diamonds 29/5/19, LiveScience Link
Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds 29/5/19, Phys.org Link
Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds 29/5/19, Science Daily Link
Interview about the discovery that many diamonds are formed when the Earth’s mantle crushes ancient seabed minerals 30/5/19, ABC Illawarra Mornings
Interview about the discovery that many diamonds are formed when the Earth’s mantle crushes ancient seabed minerals 30/5/19, ABC Newcastle Drive
Earth is compressing its oceans into salty diamonds 30/5/19, Mind Guild Link
Most diamonds formed from ancient seabeds 30/5/19, Business Standard Link
Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds 30/5/19, Environmental News Network Link
News story from Eurasia Review 30/5/19, Eurasia Review
Ancient seabed buried deep in Earth can create diamonds, study says 30/5/19, FOX News Link
Earth’s seafloor may be destined to become diamonds 30/5/19, National Geographic Link
Earth recycles ocean floor into salty diamonds 30/5/19, TECH Explorist Link
How Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds 30/5/19, The Deccan Herald Link
Earth has an ocean floor recycling system which produces diamonds 30/5/19, Value Walk Link
Diamanten aus recyceltem meeresgrund 31/5/19, FOCUS Online Link
Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds 31/5/19, Lab Manager Link
Most diamonds formed from ancient seabeds 31/5/19, New Kerala Link
Ancient seabed buried deep in Earth can create diamonds 31/5/19, New York Post Link
Study: Salts trapped inside fibrous diamonds came from ancient seabeds 31/5/19, Sci-News Link
Scientists detect ancient sea salt in diamonds, proving their extraordinary origins 31/5/19, ScienceAlert Link
Bildung aus subduziertem Meeressediment erklärt salzhaltige Einschlüsse von Bort-Diamanten Diamanten aus recyceltem Meeresgrund 31/5/19, Scinexx Link
Minerale: Rätsel salzhaltiger diamanten gelöst 31/5/19, Spektrum Link
Earth cooks rare diamonds out of recycled ocean floor 31/5/19, Tech Times Link
El fondo marino podría convertirse en una ’fábrica’ de diamantes 1/6/19, RT Network Link
Ocean floor sediments recycle to form salty diamonds 2/6/19, Sciencehook Link
O planeta está a engolir o fundo do mar (e a cuspir diamantes) 3/6/19, ZAP Link
Earth recycles ocean floor into diamonds 5/6/19, Space Daily Link
Salty diamonds formed from recycled ocean floor, researchers say 6/6/19, CTV news Link
News: Salty diamonds formed from recycled ocean floor, research says 8/6/19, BrainFeed Magazine Link
Neues aus der kinderstube der diamanten 18/6/19, Informations- dienst Wissenschaft Link
Neues aus der kinderstube der diamanten 18/6/19, Jura Forum Link
News from the diamond nursery 19/6/19, EurekAlert! Link
News from the diamond nursery 19/6/19, Informations- dienst Wissenschaft Link
Extreme pressure and heat in Earth’s mantle simulated 19/6/19, Long Room Link
Extreme pressure and heat in Earth’s mantle simulated 19/6/19, Science Daily Link
Diamonds: Salty pieces of oceanic history? 10/7/19, Science 101 Link
News from the diamond nursery 11/7/19, Innovations Report Link
Sedimentschmelzen im erdmantel als quelle für salzhaltige einschlüsse in diamanten identifiziert 13/8/19, Informations- dienst Wissenschaf Link
Sedimentschmelzen im erdmantel als quelle für salzhaltige einschlüsse in diamanten identifiziert 13/8/19, Jura Forum Link
Sedimentschmelzen im erdmantel als quelle für salzhaltige einschlüsse in diamanten identifiziert 14/8/19, Inovations report Link

 

Figure 1. Backscattered electron images of experimental charges. Locations of images A-D from sediment-peridotite reaction experiments are schematically shown in capsule on left. For full figure caption see 2018 CCFS Research highlight: Reaction of subducted marine sediment with peridotite produces saline fluid inclusions in diamonds here


 

1379. Baumgartner, R.J., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Wacey, D., Fiorentini, M., Saunders, M., Caruso, S., Pages, A., Homann, M. and Guagliardo, P. 2019. Nano−porous pyrite and or organic matter in 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolites record primordial life. Geology, 47, 1039-1043.

Activity Date, Forum Web address
Fossilised microbes from 3.5 billion years ago are oldest yet found 25/9/19, New Scientist Link
Earliest signs of life: Scientists find microbial remains in ancient rocks 25/9/19, ScienceDaily Link
Confirmed. Fossils that formed 3.5 billion years ago, really are fossils. The oldest evidence of life found so far 30/9/19, Universetoday Link
Organic matter found in 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolites 3/10/19, Sci-News Link
Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth 3/10/19, UWA News Link
Pilbara rock find key to early life 30/10/19 The West Australian Print

 

 

VISITORS

CCFS fosters links nationally and internationally through visits of collaborators to undertake defined short-term projects, or short-term visits to give lectures and seminar sessions.  Formal collaborative arrangements are facilitated by partnerships in grants with reciprocal funding from international collaborators.

Australian and international visitors are listed in Appendix 5.  They have participated in collaborative research, technology exchange, seminars, discussions and joint publications and collaboration in postgraduate programs.  For More information see the section on International Links.