Dr Elena Belousova

BSc Syd, PhD Syd.

ARC Future Fellow


Contact Details

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email : elena.belousova@mq.edu.au

Dr Elena Belousova
GEMOC, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Macquarie University NSW, 2109

Awards and Positions

  • Australian Academy of Science Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science (2016)
  • Research Fellow at GEMOC, Macquarie University (2008-2012)
  • Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Fellowship (2006)
  • Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Fellow (2006-2008)
  • Macquarie University Innovation Award (2005)
  • Australian Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University (2003-2006)
  • Manager, TerraneChron Project, Macquarie University (2000-2005)
  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Grant (1997)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (1997-1999)
  • PhD student, Macquarie University (1996-1999)
  • CRA postgraduate scholarship (1996-1997)
  • Mineralogist, Department of Geology, Kiev State University (1988-1995)

Research interests

  • The processes of continental-crust generation through time, and in specific tectonic settings on the Australian continent and worldwide
  • Trace-element signatures of zircon, apatite and other phases in a range of rock types and mineral deposits; developing new methods that apply accessory minerals to mineral exploration
  • Method development: in-situ U-Pb age dating of zircons using the laser-ablation microprobe ICPMS
  • Method development: Nu Multicollector ICPMS for in-situ analysis of Hf isotopes in zircon
  • TerraneChron® methodology development: the integration of different techniques for obtaining U-Pb age, Hf isotope and trace-element composition on the same zircon grain, and interpretation of these signatures in terms of crustal evolution history

Publications 1998 - 2016

  • Over 100 publications in refereed journals or book sections
  • Over 100 conference presentations published as abstracts
  • 55 industry-related reports (including 6 substantial)


Publications 2016-2010

Badanina, I.Yu., Malitch, K.N., Lord, R.A., Belousova, E.A. and Meisel, T.C.  2016.  Closed-system behaviour of the Re-Os isotope system recorded in primary and secondary platinum-group mineral assemblages: evidence from a mantle chromitite at Harold's Grave (Shetland ophiolite Сomplex, Scotland).   Ore Geology Reviews 75, 174-185.

Xiong, Q., Griffin, W.L., Zheng, J.-P., O’Reilly, S.Y., Pearson, N.J., Xu, B., Belousova, E.A.  2016.  Southward trench migration at ∼130–120 Ma caused accretion of the Neo-Tethyan forearc lithosphere in Tibetan ophiolites.   Earth and Planetary Science Letters 438, 57–65.

Veevers, J.J., Belousova, E.A., Saeed, A.  2016.  Zircons traced from the 700–500 Ma Transgondwanan Supermountains and the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains to the Ordovician Lachlan Orogen, Cretaceous Ceduna Delta, and modern Channel Country, central-southern Australia.  Sedimentary Geology 334, 115–141.

Kuznetsov N.B., Belousova, E.A., Degtyarev, K.E., Pyzhova, E.S., Maslov, A.V., Gorozhanin, V.M., Gorozhanina, E.N. and Romanyuk, T.V.  2016.  First Results of U–Pb Dating of Detrital Zircons from the Upper Ordovician Sandstones of the Bashkir Uplift (South Urals).  Doklady Earth Sciences 467, 560–565.

Malitch, K.N., Anikina, E.V., Badanina, I.Yu., Belousova, E.A., Pushkarev, E.V and Khiller V.V.   2016.  Chemical composition and osmium-isotope systematics of primary and secondary PGM assemblages from high-Mg chromitite of the Nurali lherzolite massif, the South Urals, Russia.  Geology of Ore Deposits 58, 1–19.

Griffin, W.L., Afonso, J. C., Belousova, E.A., Gain, S. E., Gong, X.-H., González-Jiménez, J. M., Howell, D., Huang, J.-X., McGowan, N., Pearson, N. J., Satsukawa, T., Shi, R., Williams, P., Xiong, Q., Yang, J.-S., Zhang, M., and O’Reilly, S.Y. 2016. Mantle Recycling: Transition Zone Metamorphism of Tibetan Ophiolitic Peridotites and its Tectonic Implications.  Journal of Petrology (in press).

Belousova, E.A., González-Jiménez, J.M., Graham, I.T., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., Pearson, N.J, Martin, L., Craven, S., and Talavera, C.  2015.  The enigma of crustal zircons in upper mantle rocks: clues from the Tumut ophiolite, SE Australia.   Geology 43, 119–122.

Shatsky, V.S., Malkovets, V.G., Belousova, E.A. and Skuzovatov, S.Yu.  2015.  Evolution history of the Neoproterozoic eclogite-bearing complex of the Muya dome (Central Asian Orogenic Belt): constraints from zircon U-Pb age, Hf and whole-rock Nd isotopes.  Precambrian Research 261, 1-11.

Zappettini, E.O., Coira, B., Santos, J.O.S., Cisterna, C.E., Belousova, E.,  2015.  Combined U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotope study from the Las Lozas volcanics, northwestern Argentina: Evidence of juvenile Cryogenian-derived, lower Pennsylvanian volcanism in western Gondwana.   Journal of South American Earth Sciences 59, 13-18.

Holland, M.E., Karlstrom, K.E., Doe, M.F., Gehrels, G.E., Pecha, M., Shufeldt, O.P., Begg, G., Griffin, W.L. and Belousova, E.  2015.  An imbricate midcrustal suture zone: The Mojave-Yavapai Province boundary in Grand Canyon, Arizona.  GSA Bulletin (in press)

Guy A., Schulmann, K., Janoušek, V., Štípská, P., Armstrong, R., Dolgopolova, A., Seltmann, R., Lexa, O., Jiang, Y., Hanžl, P., Belousova, E.  2015.  Geophysical and geochemical nature of relaminated arc-derived lower crust underneath oceanic domain in southern Mongolia.  Tectonics, 34, 1030-1053.

Nedosekova, I. L., Belousova, E. A. and Belyatsky, B. V.  2015.  Hf Isotopes and Trace Elements as Indicators of Zircon Genesis in the Evolution of the Alkaline–Carbonatite Magmatic System (Il’meno–Vishnevogorskii Complex, Urals, Russia).  Doklady Earth Sciences 461, 384–389.

Kirkland, C.L., Spaggiari, C.V., Smithies, R.H., Wingate, M.T.D., Belousova, E.A., Gréau, Y., Sweetapple, M.T., Watkins, R. Tessalina, S., Creaser, R.  2015.  The affinity of Archean crust on the YilgarnAlbanyFraser Orogen boundary: implications for gold mineralization in the Tropicana Zone.  Precambrian Research 266 260–281.

Spaggiari, C.V., Smithies, R.H., Kirkland, C.L., Wingate, M.T.D., Belousova, E.A.  2015.  Transformation of an Archean craton margin during Proterozoic basin formation and magmatism: the Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia.  Precambrian Research 266, 440–466.

Navarro, E.L., Astini. R.A., Belousova E., Guler M.V. and Gehrels, G.  2015.  Detrital zircon geochronology and provenance of the Chubut group in the northeast of Patagonia, Argentina.  Journal of South American Earth Sciences 63, 149-161.

Parra-Avila, L.A., Belousova, E., Fiorentini, M.L., Baratoux, L., Davis, J., Miller, J., McCuaig, T.C.  2015.  Crustal Evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Birimian terranes of the Baoule ́-Mossi domain, southern West African Craton: U-Pb and Hf-isotope studies of detrital zircons.  Precambrian Research (in press).

Ivanic, T.J., Nebel, O., Jourdan, F., Faure, K., Kirkland, C.L., Belousova, E.A.  2015.  Heterogeneously hydrated mantle beneath the late Archean Yilgarn Craton.  Lithos 238, 76-85.

Luchitskaya, M. V., Sokolov, S.D., Kotov, A. B, Natapov, L. M., Belousova, E.A., and Katkov, S. M.  2015.  Late Paleozoic Granitic Rocks of the Chukchi Peninsula: Composition and Location in the Structure of the Russian Arctic.  Geotectonics, 49, 243–268.

Kostitsyn, Yu. A., Belousova, E.A., Silant’ev, S. A., Bortnikov, N. S., and Anosova, M. O.  2015.  Modern Problems of Geochemical and U–Pb Geochronological Studies of Zircon in Oceanic Rocks.   Geochemistry International, 53, 759–785.

Tessalina, S.G., Malitch, K.N., Augé, T., Puchkov, V.N., Belousova, E., McInnes, B.  2015.  Origin of the Nizhny Tagil Clinopyroxenite– Dunite Massif, Uralian Platinum Belt, Russia: Insights from PGE and Os Isotope Systematics.  Journal of Petrology 56, 2297-2318.

Michael V. Mints, Ksenia A. Dokukina, Alexander N. Konilov, Irina B. Philippova, Valery L. Zlobin, Pavel S. Babayants, Elena A. Belousova, Yury I. Bloch, Maria M. Bogina, William A. Bush, Peter A. Dokukin, Tatiana V. Kaulina, Lev M. Natapov, Valentina B. Piip, Vladimir M. Stupak, Arsen K. Suleymanov, Alexey A. Trusov, Konstantin V.Van, Nadezhda G. Zamozhniaya. East European Craton: Early Precambrian history and 3D models of deep crustal structure. Eds. K. Condie and F. E. Harvey.  2015.  GSA Book. The Geological Society of America, Special Paper 510, 433 p.

Kröner, A., Kovach, V., Belousova, E., Hegner, E., Armstrong, R., Dolgopolova, A., Seltmann, R., Alexeiev, D.V., Hoffmann, J.E., Wong, J., Sun, M., Cai, K., Wang, T., Tong, Y., Wilde, S.A., Degtyarev, K.E., Rytsk, E.  2014.  Reassessment of continental growth during the accretionary history of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt. Gondwana Research 25, 103–125.

Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E.A., O'Neill, C., O’Reilly, S.Y., Malkovets, V., Pearson, N.J., Spetsius S. and Wilde, S.A.  2014.  The world turns over: Hadean–Archean crust–mantle evolution. Lithos 189, 2-15.

Merino Martínez, E., Villaseca, C., Orejana, D., Pérez-Soba, C., Belousova, E., Andersen, T.  2014.  Tracing magma sources of three different S-type peraluminous granitoid series by in situ U-Pb geochronology and Hf-isotope zircon composition: the Variscan Montes de Toledo batholith (central Spain).  Lithos 200-201, 273-298.

Dokukina, K.A., Kaulina, T.V., Konilov, A.N., Mints, M.V., Van, K.V., Natapov, L., Belousova, E., Simakin, S.G., Lepekhina, E.N.  2014.  Archaean to Palaeoproterozoic high-grade evolution of the Belomorian eclogite province in the Gridino area, Fennoscandian Shield: Geochronological evidence. Gondwana Research 25, 585–613.

Kamenetsky, V., Belousova, E.A., Giuliani, A., Kamenetsky, M.B., Goemann, K. and Griffin, W.L.  2014.  Chemical abrasion of zircon and ilmenite megacrysts in the Monastery kimberlite: implications for the composition of kimberlite melts. Chemical Geology 383, 76-85.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Villaseca, C., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., Belousova, E., Ancoche, E., Pearson, N.J.  2014.  Significance of ancient sulfide PGE and Re-Os signatures in the mantle beneath Calatrava, Central Spain. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (in press, accepted July 15).

Kuznetsov, N.B., Alekseev, A.S., Belousova, E.A., Romanyuk, T.V., Reimers, A.N., and Tsel’movich, V.A.  2014.  Testing the Models of Late Vendian Evolution of the Northeastern Periphery of the East European Craton Based on the First U/Pb Dating of Detrital Zircons from Upper Vendian Sandstones of Southeastern White Sea Region.  Doklady Earth Sciences 458, 1073–1076.

Romanyuk, T.V., Kuznetsov N.B., Maslov, A.V., Belousova, E.A., Krupenin, M.T., Ronkin, Yu.L., Gorozhanin, V.M. and Gorozhanina, E.N.  2014.  Geochemical and Lu/Hf Isotopic (LA-ICP-MS) Signature of Detrital Zircons from Sandstones of the Basal Levels of the Riphean Stratotype.  Doklady Earth Sciences, 459, 304–344.

Poma, S., Zappettini, E.O., Quenardelle, S., Santos, J.O., Koukharsky M., Belousova, E., and McNaughton, N.  2014.  Geochemistry, U-Pb SHRIMP zircon dating and Hf isotopes of the Gondwanan magmatism in NW Argentina: petrogenesis and geodynamic implications. Andean Geology 41, 267-292.

Tessalina S., Jourdan F., Nunes L., Kennedy A., Denyszyn S., Puchtel I., Touboul M., Creaser R., Boyet M., Belousova E., Trinquier A. Application of Radiogenic Isotopes in Geosciences – Overview and Perspectives (2014) In:  Principles and Practice of Analytical Techniques in Geosciences (Ed. Kliti Grice), RSC Detection Science Series, Royal Society of Chemistry,  2014.  ISBN 1849736499, 9781849736497.

Malitch, K.N., Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., Badanina, I.Yu.  2013.  Hafnium-neodymium constraints on source heterogeneity of the economic ultramafic-mafic Noril’sk-1 intrusion (Russia).  Lithos 164-167, 36-46.

Badanina I.Yu., Belousova E.A., Malitch K.N.  2013.  Hafnium-isotope composition of zircons from dunites of the Nizhny Tagil and Guli massifs (Russia).  Doklady Earth Sciences 448, 38-42.

Kröner, A., Alexeiev, D.V., Rojas-Agramonte,Y., Hegner, E., Wong, J., Xia, X., Belousova, E., Mikolaichuk, A.V., Seltmann, R., Liu D. and Kiselev V.V.  2013.  Mesoproterozoic (Grenville-age) terranes in the Kyrgyz North Tianshan: Zircon ages and Nd–Hf isotopic constraints on the origin and evolution of basement blocks in the southern Central Asian Orogen.  Gondwana Research 23, 272-295.

Dolgopolova, A., Seltmann, R., Armstrong, R., Belousova, A., Pankhurst, R.J., Kavalieris, I.  2013.  Sr–Nd–Pb–Hf isotope systematics of the Hugo Dummett Cu–Au porphyry deposit (Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia).  Lithos 164-167, 47-64.

Reid, A., Keeling, J., Boyd, D., Belousova, E., Hou, B.  2013.  Source of zircon in world-class heavy mineral placer deposits of the Cenozoic Eucla Basin, southern Australia from LA-ICPMS U–Pb geochronology.  Sedimentary Geology 286-287, 1-19.

Lu, Y.-J., Kerrich, R., McCuaig, T.C., Li, Z.-X., Hart, C.R., Cawood, P.A., Hou, Z.-Q., Bagas, L., Cliff, J., Belousova, E.A. and Tang, S.-H.  2013.  Geochemical, Sr-Nd-Pb, and zircon Hf-O isotopic compositions of Eocene-Oligocene shoshonitic and potassic adakite-like felsic intrusions in western Yunnan, SW China: Petrogenesis and tectonic implications.  Journal of Petrology 54, 1309-1348.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Villaseca, C., Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E., Konc, Z., Ancochea, E., O’Reilly, S.Y., Pearson, N.J., Garrido, C.J. and Gervilla, F.  2013.  The architecture of the European-Mediterranean lithosphere: A synthesis of the Re-Os evidence  2013.   Geology 41, 547–550.

Kosler, J., Slama, J., Belousova, E., Corfu, F., Gehrels, G., Gerdes, A., Horstwood, M., Sircombe, K., Sylvester, P., Tiepolo, M., Whitehouse, M., Woodhead, J.  2013.  U-Pb detrital zircon analysis – results of inter-laboratory comparison.  Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 37, 243-259.

Glen, R. A., Korsch, R. J., Hegarty, R., Saeed, A., Poudjom Djomani, Y., Costelloe R. D. and Belousova, E.  2013.  Geodynamic significance of the boundary between the Thomson Orogen and the Lachlan Orogen, northwestern New South Wales and implications for Tasmanide tectonics.  Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 60, 371–412.

Somin, M.L., Natapov, L.M., Belousova, E.A., Kroener, A., Konilov, A.N. and Kamzolkin, V. A.  2013.  A Pseudobasement in the Pre-Alpine Structure of the Peredovoi Range, North Caucasus.  Doklady Earth Sciences 450, 587–591.

Dokukina, K.A., Kaulina, T.V., Konilov, A.N., Mints, M.V., Van, K.V., Natapov L., Belousova E., Simakin, S.G. and Lepekhina, E.N.  2013.  Archaean to Palaeoproterozoic high-grade evolution of the Belomorian eclogite province in the Gridino area, Fennoscandian Shield: Geochronological evidence.  Gondwana Research, in press

Mole, D. R., Fiorentini, M. L., Cassidy, K. F., Kirkland, C. L., Thebaud, N., McCuaig, T. C., Doublier, M. P., Duuring, P., Romano, S. S., Maas, R., Belousova, E.A., Barnes, S.J. and Miller, J.  2013.  Crustal evolution, intra-cratonic architecture and the metallogeny of an Archaean craton. In  Jenkin, G.R.T., Lusty, P.A.J., Mcdonald, I., Smith, M.P., Boyce, A.J. & Wilkinson, J.J. (eds) Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth.  Geological Society, London, Special Publications, SP393. 8.

Lu, Y.-J., Kerrich, R., Kemp, A.I.S., McCuaig, T.C., Hou, Z.-Q., Hart, C.R., Li, Z.-X., Cawood, P.A., Bagas, L., Yang, Z.-M., Cliff, J., Belousova, E.A., Jourdan, F. and Evans, N.J.  2013.  Intracontinental Eocene-Oligocene Porphyry Cu Mineral Systems of Yunnan, Western Yangtze Craton, China: Compositional Characteristics, Sources, and Implications for Continental Collision Metallogeny.  Economic Geology108, 1541–1576.

Kirkland C.L., Johnson, S.P., Smithies, R.H., Hollis, J.A., Wingate M.T.D., Tyler I.M., Hickman A.N., Cliff, J.B., Tessalina, S., Belousova, E.A., Murphy, R.C.  2013.  Not-so-suspect terrane: Constraints on the crustal evolution of the Rudall Province.  Precambrian Research 235, 131–149.

Kirkland C.L., Smithies, R.H., Woodhouse, A.J., Howard H.M., Wingate M.T.D., Belousova, E.A., Cliff, J.B., Murphy, R.C., Spaggiari C.V.  2013.  Constraints and deception in the isotopic record; the crustal evolution of the west Musgrave Province, central Australia.  Gondwana Research 23, 759–781.

Yaxley, G.M., Kamenetsky, V.S., Nichols, G.T., Maas, R., Belousova, E., Rosenthal, A. and Norman, M.  2013.  Discovery of kimberlites in Antarctica extends vast Gondwanan Cretaceous province. Nature Communications 4, 2921.

Romanyuk, T.V., Maslov, A.V., Kuznetsov N.B., Belousova, E.A., Ronkin, Yu.L., Krupenin, M.T., Gorozhanin, V.M., Gorozhanina, E.N. and Seregina, E.S.  2013.  First Data on LA-ICP-MS U/Pb Zircon Geochronology of Upper Riphean Sandstones of the Bashkir Anticlinorium (South Urals).  Doklady Earth Sciences, 452, 997–1000.

Romanyuk, T.V., Kuznetsov N.B., Maslov, A.V., Belousova, E.A., Ronkin, Yu.L., Gorozhanin, V.M. and Gorozhanina, E.N.  2013.  Geochemical and Lu–Hf (LA-ICP-MS) Systematic of Detrital Zircons from Lower Neoproterozoic Lemeza Sandstones, Southern Urals.  Doklady Earth Sciences, 453, 1200–1204.

Smelov, A.P., Belousova, E.A., Zaitsev, A.I., Oleinikov, O.B., Pavlushin, A.D. and Oparin, N.A.  2013.  The first data on composition and age of buried basement of Aldan anteclise (Siberian platform): results from a xenocrystic zircon from the Manchary pipe kimberlites.  Otechestvennaya Geologiya 5/2013, 68-72.

Nutman, A.P., Buckman, S., Hidaka H., Kamiichi, T., Belousova, E., Aitchison, J.  2013.  Middle Carboniferous-Early Triassic eclogite–blueschist blocks within a serpentinite mélange at Port Macquarie, eastern Australia: Implications for the evolution of Gondwana's eastern margin.  Gondwana Research 24 (3), 1038-1050.

González-Jiménez, J.M., Locmelis, M., Belousova, E., Griffin, W.L., Gervilla, F., Kerestedjian, T.N., O’Reilly, S.Y., Pearsona, N.J., Sergeeva, I.  2013.  Genesis and tectonic implications of podiform chromitites in the metamorphosed ultramafic massif of Dobromirtsi (Bulgaria).  Gondwana Research (in press)

Chernicoff, C.J., Zappettini, E.O., Santos, J.O.S., McNaughton, N.J., Belousova, E.  2013.  Combined U-Pb SHRIMP and Hf isotope study of the Late Paleozoic Yaminué Complex, Rio Negro Province, Argentina: Implications for the origin and evolution of the Patagonia composite terrane.  Geoscience Frontiers 4, 37-56.

Badanina I.Yu., Malitch K.N., Belousova E.A.  2013.  U-Pb and Hf isotope characteristics of zircon from chromitites at Finero. Mineralogical Magazine 77, 639.

Kahoui M., Kaminsky F.V., Griffin W.L., Belousova E., Mahdjoub Y., Chabane M.  2012.  Detrital pyrope garnets from the El Kseibat area, Algeria: A glimpse into the lithospheric mantle beneath the north-eastern edge of the West African Craton.  Journal of African Earth Sciences Research 63, 1-11.

Malitch K.N., Badanina I.Yu., Belousova E.A., Tuganova E.V.  2012.  Results of U-Pb dating of zircon and baddeleyite from the Noril'sk-1 ultramafic-mafic intrusion (Russia).  Russian Geology and Geophysics 53, 123-130.

Orejana D., Villaseca C., Valverde-Vaquero P., Belousova E.A., Armstrong R.A.  2012.  U–Pb geochronology and zircon composition of late Variscan S- and I-type granitoids from the Spanish Central System batholith.  International Journal of Earth Sciences 101, 1789–1815.

Clements, B., Sevastjanova, I., Hall, R., Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., Pearson, N.  2012.  Detrital zircon U-Pb age and Hf-isotope perspective on sediment provenance and tectonic models in SE Asia. In: Mineralogical and Geochemical Approaches to Provenance. ed. / T. Rasbury, S. Hemming, N. Riggs.  Geological Society of America Special Papers 487, 37-61.

Sarma, D.S., McNaughton N.J., Belusova E., Ram Mohan, M., Fletcher, I.R.  2012.  Detrital zircon U–Pb ages and Hf-isotope systematics from the Gadag Greenstone Belt: Archean crustal growth in the western Dharwar Craton, India.  Gondwana Research 22, 843-854.

Villaseca, C., Orejana D., Belousova E.A.  2012.  Recycled metaigneous crustal sources for S- and I-type Variscan granitoids from the Spanish Central System batholith: Constraints from Hf isotope zircon composition.   Lithos 153, 84-93.

Ivanic, T. J., Van Kranendonk, M.J., Kirkland, C. L., Wyche, S., Wingate, M.T.D., Belousova, E. A.  2012.  Lu-Hf isotopes and geochemistry of the Murchison Domain of the Yilgarn Craton: Eoarchean crust reworked during Meso-Neoarchean plume-driven magmatism.   Lithos 148, 112-127.

Abduriyim, A., Sutherland, F.L., and Belousova, E.A.  2012.  U–Pb age and origin of gem zircon from the New England sapphire fields, New South Wales, Australia.   Australian Journal of Earth Science 59, 1067-1081.

Demouy, S., Paquette, J.L., de Saint Blanquat, M., Benoit, M., Belousova, E.A., O’Reilly, S.Y., Garcia, F., Tejada, L.C., Gallegos, R., Sempere, T.  2012.  Spatial and temporal evolution of Liassic to Paleocene arc activity in southern Peru unraveled by zircon U-Pb and Hf in-situ data on plutonic rocks.  Lithos 155, 183-200.

Kostitsyn, Yu. A., Silant'ev, S. A., Belousova, E.A., Bortnikov, N. S., Krasnova, E.A., Kannat, M.  2012.  Time of the formation of the oceanic core complex of the Ashadze hydrothermal field in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (12°58′ N): Evidence from zircon study.  Doklady Earth Sciences 447, 1301-1305.

Zappettini, E.O., Chernicoff, C.J., Santos, J.O.S., Dalponte, M., Belousova, E., McNaughton, N.  2012.  Retrowedge-related Carboniferous units and coeval magmatism in the northwestern Neuqu,n province, Argentina.  International Journal of Earth Sciences 101, 2083-2104.

Gibsher, A. A., Malkovets, V. G., Travin, A. V., Belousova, E.A., Sharygin, V. V., Konc, Z.  2012.  The age of camptonite dikes of the Agardag alkali-basalt complex (western Sangilen): results of Ar/Ar and U/Pb dating.  Russian Geology and Geophysics 53, 763-775.

Chernicoff, C.J., Zappettini, E.O., Santos, J.O.S., Godeas, M.C., Belousova, E., McNaughton, N.J.  2012.  Identification, zircon and titanite U–Pb SHRIMP age and Hf isotopecomposition of Early Cambrian magmatism (El Carancho Igneous Complex) at theboundary between Pampia terrane and the Río de la Plata craton, La Pampaprovince, Argentina.  Gondwana Research 21, 378-393.

Zappettini, E.O., Chernicoff, C.J., Santos, J.O., Dalponte, M., Belousova, E., McNaughton, N.J. 2012, 'Retrowedge-related Carboniferous units and coeval magmatism in the northwestern Neuquén province, Argentina.  International Journal of Earth Sciences 101, 2083-2104.

Mole, D. R., Fiorentini, M. L., Thebaud, N., McCuaig, T. C., Cassidy, K. F., Kirkland, C. L., Wingate, M. T. D., Romano, S. S., Doublier, M. P., Belousova, E. A.  2012.  Spatio-temporal constraints on lithospheric development in the southwest-central Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia.  Australian Journal of Earth Science 59, 625-656.

Wyche, S., Kirkland, C. L., Riganti, A., Pawley, M. J., Belousova, E., Wingate, M. T. D.  2012.  Isotopic constraints on stratigraphy in the central and eastern Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia.  Australian Journal of Earth Science 59, 657-670.

Nedosekova, I. L., Belousova, E.,A, Sharygin, V.V., Belyatsky, B.V., Bayanova, T.B.  2012.  Origin and evolution of the Ilmeny-Vishnevogorsky carbonatites (Urals, Russia): insights from trace-element compositions, and Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, U-Pb, Lu-Hf isotope data.   Mineralogy and Petrology 107, 101-123.

Nasir, S., Al-Khirbash, S., Rollinson H., Al-Harthy, A., Al-Sayigh, A., Al-Lazki, A., Theye, T., Massonne, H.-J., Belousova, E.  2011.  Petrogenesis of early cretaceous carbonatite and ultramafic lamprophyres in a diatreme in the Batain Nappes, Eastern Oman continental margin.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 161, 47–74.

Bogdanova S., De Waele, B., Bibikova, E.V., Belousova, E.A., Postnikov, A.V., Anna A Fedotova, A.A. and Popov, L.P.  2011.  The first U-Pb, Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isotopic evidence of preserved Paleoarchean crust.  American Journal of Science 310, 1345-1383.

Condie, K.C., Bickford, M.E., Aster, R.C., Belousova, E. and. Scholl, D.W.  2011.  Episodic zircon ages, Hf isotopic composition, and the preservation rate of continental crust.  Geological Society of America Bulletin 123, 951-957.

Phillips, G., Landenberger, B., Belousova, E.A. 2011 Building the New England Batholith, eastern Australia—Linking granite petrogenesis with geodynamic setting using Hf isotopes in zircon.  Lithos 122, 1-12.

Howard, K.E., Hand, M., Barovich, K.M., Payne, J. and Belousova E. A.  2011.  U-Pb, Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isotopic constraints on provenance and depositional timing of metasedimentary rocks in the western Gawler Craton: Implications for Proterozoic reconstruction models.   Precambrian Research 184, 43-62.

Morag, N., Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., Belousova, E. and Harlavan, Y.  2011.  Crustal evolution and recycling in the northern Arabian-Nubian Shield: new perspectives from zircon Lu-Hf and U-Pb systematic.   Precambrian Research 186, 101-116.

Villaseca, C., Orejana D., Belousova E.A., Armstrong R.A., Pérez-Soba C. and Jeffries T.E.  2011.  U–Pb isotopic ages and Hf isotope composition of zircons in Variscangabbros from central Spain: evidence of variable crustal contamination.  Mineralogy and Petrology 101, 151-167.

Zack, T., Stockli, D., Luvizotto, G.L., Barth, M.G., Elena Belousova, E., Wolfe, M. R., and Hinton, R.W.  2011.  In situ U–Pb rutile dating by LA-ICP-MS: 208Pb correction and prospects for geological applications.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 162, 515-530.

Hou, B., Keeling, J., Reid, A., Warland, I., Belousova, E., Frakes, L., Hocking, R., Fairclough, M.  2011.  Heavy Mineral Sands in the Eucla Basin, Southern Australia: Deposition and Province-scale Prospectivity.  Economic Geology 106, 687–712.

Szpunar, M., Hand, M., Barovich, K., Belousova E. and Jagodzinski, E.  2011.  Isotopic and geochemical constraints on the Paleoproterozoic Hutchison Group, southern Australia: implications for Paleoproterozoic continental reconstructions.  Precambrian Research 187, 99–126.

Kirkland C.L., Spaggiari C.V., Pawley M.J., Wingate M.T.D., Smithies R.H., Howard H.M., Tyler I.M., Belousova, E.A., Poujol, M.  2011.  On the edge: U–Pb, Lu–Hf, and Sm–Nd data suggests reworking of the Yilgarn craton margin during formation of the Albany–Fraser Orogen.  Precambrian Research 187, 223-247.

Collins, W.J., Belousova, E.A., Kemp. A.I.S. and Murphy, J.B.,  2011.  Two contrasting Phanerozoic orogenic systems revealed by Hf isotope data.  Nature Geoscience 4, 333-337.

Villaseca, C., Belousova, E., Orejana, D., Castiñeiras, P., Pérez-Soba, C.  2011.  Presence of Palaeoproterozoic and Archean components in the granulite-facies rocks of central Iberia: The Hf isotopic evidence.  Precambrian Research 187, 143–154.

Morag, N., Avigad, D., Gerdes, A., Belousova, E. and Harlavan, Y.  2011.  Detrital zircon Hf isotopic composition indicates long-distance transport of north Gondwana Cambro-Ordovician sandstones.   Geology 39, 955–958.

Howard, K.E., Hand, M., Barovich, K.M., Payne, J.L., Cutts, K. and Belousova, E.  2011.  U-Pb zircon, zircon Hf and whole rock Sm-Nd isotopic constraints on the evolution of Paleoproterozoic rocks in the northern Gawler Craton.  Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 58, 615-638.

Bingen, B., Belousova, E.A. and Griffin, W.L. 2011.  Neoproterozoic recycling of the Sveconorwegian orogenic belt:  detrital zircon data from the Sparagmite nappes in the Scandinavian Caledonides.   Precambrian Research 189, 347– 367.

Johnson, S.P., Sheppard, S., Rasmussen, B., Wingate, M.T.D., Kirkland, C.L., Muhling, J.R., Fletcher, I.R. and Belousova, E.A.  2011.  Two collisions, two sutures: the punctuated assembly of the West Australian Craton during the Ophthalmian and Glenburgh Orogenies.  Precambrian Research 189, 239– 262.

Sevastjanova, I., Clements, B., Hall, R., Belousova, E.A., Pearson, N., and Griffin, W.L.  2011.  Granitic Magmatism, Basement Ages, and Provenance Indicators in the Malay Peninsula: Insights from detrital zircon U-Pb and Hf-isotope data.  Gondwana Research 19, 1024-1039.

Chernicoff, C.J., Zappettini, E.O., Santos, J.O.S., Belousova, E., McNaughton, N.J.  2011.  Hf isotope study of Palaeozoic metaigneous rocks of La pampa province and implications for the occurrence of juvenile early Neoproterozoic (Tonian) magmatism in south-central Argentina.  Journal of South American Earth Sciences 32, 477-484.

Kremenetsky, A.A., Gromalova, N. A., Belousova E. and Veremeeva, L. I.  2011.  Isotopic and geochemical features of newly formed zircon rims as a criterion for identification of feeding sources of Ti-Zr placers.  Geology of Ore Deposits 53, 455–473.

Malitch, K.N., Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., Badanina, I.Yu. Pearson, N.J., Presnyakov, S.L. and Tuganova, E.V.  2010.  Magmatic evolution of the ultramafic-mafic Kharaelakh intrusion (Siberian Craton, Russia): insights from trace-element, U-Pb and Hf-isotope data on zircon.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 159, 753–768.

Kaminsky, F.V., Sablukov, S.M., Belousova, E.A., Andreazza, P., Tremblay, M. and Griffin, W.L.  2010.  Kimberlitic sources of super-deep diamonds in the Juina area, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.  Lithos 114, 16-29.

Kuznetsov, N. B., Natapov, L. M., Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly S.Y.  2010.  Geochronological, geochemical and isotopic study of detrital zircon suites from late Neoproterozoic clastic strata along the NE margin of the East European Craton: Implications for plate tectonic models.  Gondwana Research 17, 583-601.

Mints, M.V., Belousova, E.A., Konilov, A.N., Natapov, L.M., Shchipansky, A.A., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., Dokukina, K.A. and Kaulina, T.V.  2010.  Mesoarchean Subduction Processes: 2.87 Ga eclogites from the Kola Peninsula, Russia.  Geology 38, 739–742. (Times Cited: 6)

Johnson, S.P., Sheppard, S., Rasmussen, B., Wingate, M.T.D., Kirkland, C.L., Muhling, J.R., Fletcher, I.R. and Belousova, E.  2010.  The Glenburgh Orogeny as a record of Paleoproterozoic continent–continent collision.  Geological Survey of Western Australia, Record 2010/5, 54p. (available online at http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/GSWApublications)

Belousova, E.A., Kostitsyn, Y.A., Griffin, W.L., Begg, G.C., O’Reilly, S.Y. and Pearson, N.J.  2010.  The growth of the continental crust: Constraints from zircon Hf-isotope data.   Lithos 119, 457-466.

Nedosekova, I. L., Belousova, E.A., and Sharygin V. V.  2010.  Sources of Matter for the Il’meno-Vishnevogorsky Alkaline Complex: Evidence from Lu–Hf Isotopic Data for Zircons.  Doklady Earth Sciences, 2010, Vol. 435, Part 1, pp. 1487–1491. Original Russian Text published in Doklady Akademii Nauk, 2010, Vol. 435, No. 2, pp. 234–239.

Tack, L., Wingate, M.T.D., De Waele, B., Meert, J., Belousova, E., Griffin, B., Tahon, A. and Fernandez-Alonso, M.  2010.  The 1375Ma “Kibaran event” in Central Africa: Prominent emplacement of bimodal magmatism under extensional regime.  Precambrian Research 180, 63–84.

Other Selected Publications

Condie, K.C., Belousova, E.A., Grifin, W.L. and Sircombe, K.N.  2009.  Granitoid events in space and time: Constraints from igneous and detrital zircon age spectra. Gondwana Research, 15, 228–242

Batumike, J.M., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y., Belousova, E.A. and Pawlitschek M.  2009.  Crustal evolution in the central Congo Craton, Luebo-Kasai, D.R. Congo: Zircon U-Pb and Hf-isotope data. Precambrian Research, 170, 107-115.

O’Reilly, S.Y., Griffin W.L., Pearson N.J., Jackson S.E., Belousova E.A., Alard O. and Saeed A. 2008. Taking the pulse of the earth:  linking crust and mantle events. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 55, 983-995

Batumike, J.M., Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E.A., Pearson N.J, O’Reilly, S.Y. and Shee S.R. 2008. LAM-ICPMS U-Pb dating of kimberlitic perovskite: Eocene-Oligocene kimberlites from the Kundelungu Plateau, D.R. Congo. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 267, 609-619.

Batumike, J.M., O’Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L.and Belousova, E.A.   2007.  U/Pb and Hf-isotope on zircon from Kundelungu, Southeast D. R. of the Congo: Implications on the crust geological evolution.  Precambrian Research, 156, 195-225.

Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E.A., and O’Reilly, S.Y.  2007. TerraneChron Analysis of Zircons from Western Australian Samples. Western Australia Geological Survey, Record 2007/4, 52p.

Reid, A.J., Wilson, C.J.L., Shun, L., Pearson, N. and Belousova, E.  2007.  Mesozoic plutons of the Yidun Arc, SW China: U/Pb geochronology and Hf isotope signature.  Ore Geology Reviews 31, 88-106.

Belousova, E.A., Preiss, W.V., Schwarz, M. P. and Griffin, W.L.  2006.  Tectonic affinities of the Houghton Inlier, South Australia: U-Pb and Hf isotope data from zircons in modern stream sediments. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53, 6, 971-989.

Griffin W.L., Pearson N. J., Belousova E.A. and Saeed A.  2006.  Hf-isotope heterogeneity in standard zircon 91500.  Chemical Geology 233, 358-363.

Veevers J.J., Belousova E.A., Saeed A., Sircombe K., Cooper A.F., Read S.E.  2006.  Pan-Gondwanaland detrital zircons from Australia analysed for Hf-isotopes and trace elements reflect an ice-covered Antarctic provenance of 700–500 Ma age, TDM of 2.0–1.0 Ga, and alkaline affinity.  Earth-Science Reviews, 76, 135–174.

Belousova E.A., Reid A. J., Schwarz M.P., Griffin W.L. and Fairclough M.C.  2006.  Crustal evolution in the Gawler Craton, South Australia: Application of the TerraneChron® technique to detrital zircon from modern stream sediments. South Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Resources. Report Book, 2006/4, 192 pp.

Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., and O’Reilly, S.Y.  2006.  Zircon crystal morphology, trace-element signatures and Hf-isotope composition as a tool for petrogenetic modelling: examples from eastern Australian granitoids. Journal of Petrology 47, 329-353.

Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E.A., Walters, S.G. and O’Reilly, S.Y.  2006.  Archean and Proterozoic crustal evolution in the Eastern Succession of the Mt Isa district, Australia: U-Pb and Hf-isotope studies of detrital zircons. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 53, 125-149.

Condie, K.C., Beyer, E., Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., and O’Reilly, S.Y.  2005.  U-Pb isotopic ages and Hf isotopic composition of single zircons:  The search for juvenile Precambrian continental crust.  Precambrian Research 139, 42-100.

McInnes, B.I.A., Evans, N.J., Fu, F.Q., Garwin, S., Belousova, E., Griffin, W.L., Bertens, A., Sukarna, D., Permanadewi, S., Andrew, R.L. and Deckart, K. 2005. Thermal History Analysis of Selected Chilean, Indonesian and Iranian Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Deposits.   In Porter, T.M. (Ed), Super Porphyry Copper and Gold Deposits - A Global Perspective; PGC Publishing, Adelaide, pp 27-42. (http://www.portergeo.com.au/superporphyry).

Moore, A. and Belousova, E.  2005.  Crystallization of the Cr-poor and Cr-rich megacryst suites from the same (host kimberlite) magma.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 149, 462-481.

Veevers, J. J., Saeed, A., Belousova, E. A. and Griffin, W. L.2005. U–Pb ages and source composition by Hf-isotope and trace-element analysis of detrital zircons in Permian sandstone and modern sand from southwestern Australia and a review of the paleogeographical and denudational history of the Yilgarn Craton.  Earth-Science Reviews, 68, 245-279.

Halpin, J.A., Gerakiteys, C., Clarke, G.L., Belousova, E.A. and Griffin, W.L.  2005.  In-situ U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotope analyses of the Rayner Complex, east Antarctica.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology148, 689-706.

Cooper S.A. and Belousova E.A.  2004.  Granite gneiss basement on Flinders Island, South Australia.  Australian Journal of Earth Sciences<, 51, 611-619.

Catalán, J.R., Fernández-Suárez , J. , Jenner G.A., Belousova, E.A., Diez Montes, A.  2004.  Provenance constraints from detrital zircon U-Pb ages in the northwestern Iberian Massif: Implications for Paleozoic plate configuration and Variscan evolution.  Journal of the Geological Society, London, 161, 463-476.

Jackson, S.E., Pearson, N.J., Griffin, W.L. and Belousova, E.A.  2004.  The application of laser ablation microprobe-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LAM-ICPMS) to in situ U-Pb zircon geochronology.  Chemical Geology 211, 47-69.

Griffin, W.L., Belousova, E.A., Shee, S.R., Pearson, N.J. and O’Reilly, S.Y.  2004.  Archean crustal evolution in the northern Yilgarn Craton:U-Pb and Hf-isotope evidence from detrital zircons.  Precambrian Research, 131, 231-282.

Spetsius, Z.V., Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y. and Pearson, N.J.  2002.  Archean sulfide inclusions in Paleozoic zircon megacrysts from the Mir kimberlite, Yakutia: implications for the dating of diamonds. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 199, 111-126.

Belousova, E.A., Walters, S., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y. and Fisher, N.I.  2002.  Apatite trace-element composition: relationship to source rock type.  Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 76, 45-69.

Belousova, E.A., Walters, S., Griffin, W.L., O’Reilly, S.Y. and Fisher, N.I.  2002.  Zircon trace-element compositions as indicators of source rock type.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 143, 602-622.

Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., Shee, S.R., Jackson, S.E. and O’Reilly, S.Y.  2001.  Two age populations of zircons from the Timber Creek Kimberlites, Northern Territory, Australia as determined by laser-ablation ICPMS.  Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 48, 757-765.

Belousova, E.A., Walters, S., Griffin, W.L., and O’Reilly, S.Y., 2001.  Trace element signatures of apatites from granitoids of Mount Isa Inlier, north-west Queensland, Australia.  Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 48, 603-619.

Griffin, W.L., Pearson, N. J., Belousova, E.A., Jackson, S. R., van Achterbergh, E., O’Reilly, S.Y., and Shee, S. R.  2000.  The Hf isotope composition of cratonic mantle: LAM-MC-ICPMS analysis of zircon megacrysts in kimberlites.   Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 64, 133-147.

Berryman, A. K., Steifenhofer, J., Shee, S. R., Wyatt, B. A., and Belousova, E.A.  1999.  The discovery and geology of the Timber Creek kimberlites, Northern Territory, Australia.   Proc. 7th Int. Kimberlite Conference, Cape Town, J.B. Dawson Volume, pp. 30-39.

Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., and O’Reilly, S.Y. 1998.  Cathodoluminescence and geochemical properties of kimberlitic and lamproitic zircons.  Proc. 7th Int. Kimberlite Conference, Cape Town, J.B. Dawson Volume, pp. 23-29.

Belousova, E.A., Griffin, W.L., and Pearson, N.J.  1998.  Trace element composition and cathodoluminescence properties of southern African kimberlitic zircons.  Mineralogical Magazine, 62(3), 355-366.


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