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PhD student gets some help to detect mineral system footprints

Feb 19, 2016

CET PhD student Heta Lampinen has just published a field report as part of her awarded place on the 2015 Students in Mining TerraSpec Instrument Program. This program encourages a creative research environment within the global mining educational community by providing temporary use of a TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer or a TerraSpec Halo mineral identifier to a graduate student for mining, geology, energy or geothermal related research. As well as the use of the equipment the program assists with publication charges and/or travel assistance for presentation of an accepted abstract at a relevant scientific conference. The program is specifically aimed at encouraging novel, unconventional and/or fundamental research so congratulations to Heta for getting her ideas supported!

Heta’s research forms part of the SIEF & MRIWA co-funded program “Distal Footprints of giant ore systems: Capricorn case study” and addresses questions that are aligned with the outcomes of the ongoing UNCOVER initiative.

(Above) Collection of regolith samples along reflectance spectra profiles.

Poster presentation in the Goldschmidt 2015 and SEG Hobart 2015 conferences.