Areas of Responsibility
- Oversight of geochemistry and crush laboratories.
- Sample preparation, including wet chemistry for analysis by ICP-MS and TIMS.
- Operation of ICP-MS, LA-ICP-MS, and TIMS.
- Support research and train new laboratory users in standard operating procedures and instrument operation.
- Laboratory inductions and OHS.
- Geochemistry, Crush, and Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory maintenance and restocking.
Selected Publications and Conference Abstracts
Ashworth, L., Kinnaird, J.A., Nex, P.A.M., Erasmus, R.M. and Przybyłowicz, W.J. (2018). Characterization of fluid inclusions from mineralized pegmatites of the Damara Belt, Namibia: insight into late-stage fluid evolution and implications for mineralization. Mineralogy and Petrology 112(6), 753–765.
Fritz, J., Tagle, R., Ashworth, L., Schmitt, R.T., Hofmann, A., Luais, B., Harris, P.D., Hoehnel, D., Özdemir, S., Mohr‐Westheide, T. and Koeberl, C. (2016). Nondestructive spectroscopic and petrochemical investigations of Paleoarchean spherule layers from the ICDP drill core BARB5, Barberton Mountain Land, South Africa. Meteorics and Planetetary Science 51, 2441–2458. doi: 10.1111/maps.12736.
Ashworth, L., Kinnaird, J.A. and Nex, P.A.M. (2013). Unravelling the Fluid Evolution of Mineralised Pegmatites in Namibia. Abstract Volume for the 6th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites, Rubellite Press, New Orleans, LA, 14–15.
Ashworth, L. and Harris, P.D. (2014). Infrared imaging of drill core from the Barberton Greenstone Belt. Abstract Volume for the 21st General Meeting of IMA, Geological Society of South Africa & Mineralogical Association of South Africa, 402.
Ashworth, L., Kinnaird, J.A., Nex, P.A.M., Harris, C. and Müller, A. (2014). Mineralised Pegmatites of the Damara Belt, Namibia: Fluid inclusion and geochemical characteristics with implications for post-collisional mineralisation. Abstract Volume for the 21st General Meeting of IMA, Geological Society of South Africa & Mineralogical Association of South Africa, 254.
Broccardo, L., Kinnaird, J.A. and Nex, P.A.M. (2011). Preliminary Fluid Inclusion Results from the Rubicon Pegmatite, Karibib, Namibia. Asociación Geológica Argentina Serie D: Publicación Especial 14, 45–48.
Harris, P.D., Linton, P., Ashworth, L. and Donzé, M.P. (2014). There and Back Again: A Mineral Habit's Tale. Geological Society of Australia, Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Sustainable Australia. Abstract No 110 of the 22nd Australian Geological Convention, Newcastle City Hall and Civic Theatre, Newcastle, New South Wales. 7–10 July, 92–93.