Journal article

Primary cumulus platinum minerals in the Monts de Cristal Complex, Gabon: magmatic microenvironments inferred from high-definition X-ray fluorescence microscopy

Stephen J Barnes, Louise A Fisher, Belinda Godel, Mark A Pearce, Wolfgang D Maier, David Paterson, Daryl L Howard, Christopher G Ryan, Jamie S Laird

Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology | SPRINGER | Published : 2016


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was carried out on the X-ray fluorescence microscopy beam line at the Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. We acknowledge financial support for this facility from the Science and Industry Edowment Fund (SIEF). We thank Martin de Jonge for his programming of complex scan control scripts and Kathryn Spiers for beamline assistance during the experiment. James Mungall provided helpful reviews of a preliminary draft. This work was supported by the Multi-modal Australian ScienceS Imaging and Visualisation Environment (MASSIVE) ( We acknowledge the support of the National Resource Sciences Precinct through the Advanced Resource Characterisation Facility for access to the FIB-SEM. We thank David Holwell, Raul Fonseca and Associate Editor Christian Ballhaus for helpful and constructive reviews that greatly improved the final paper.