Birger Rasmussen

Adjunct Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 2700 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
1993 …2021
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Research Output 1993 2019

2019

Evidence for anoxic shallow oceans at 2.45 Ga: Implications for the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis

Rasmussen, B., Muhling, J. R., Tosca, N. J. & Tsikos, H., Jul 2019, In : Geology. 47, 7, p. 622-626 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evidence from laminated chert in banded iron formations for deposition by gravitational settling of iron-silicate muds

Rasmussen, B., Muhling, J. R. & Fischer, W. W., Feb 2019, In : Geology. 47, 2, p. 167-170 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Linking gold mineralization to regional-scale drivers of mineral systems using in situ U-Pb geochronology and pyrite LA-ICP-MS element mapping

Fielding, I. O. H., Johnson, S. P., Meffre, S., Zi, J., Sheppard, S., Large, R. R. & Rasmussen, B., Jan 2019, In : Geoscience Frontiers. 10, 1, p. 89-105 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

Primary Productivity Was Limited by Electron Donors Prior to the Advent of Oxygenic Photosynthesis

Ward, L. M., Rasmussen, B. & Fischer, W. W., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 124, 2, p. 211-226 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
productivity
primary productivity
Productivity

Products of the iron cycle on the early Earth

Tosca, N. J., Jiang, C. Z., Rasmussen, B. & Muhling, J., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Free Radical Biology and Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Oceans and Seas
Iron
Earth (planet)
Carbonates
Silicates

SHRIMP U-Pb phosphate dating shows metamorphism was synchronous with magmatism during the Paleoproterozoic Capricorn Orogeny

Piechocka, A. M., Zi, J. -W., Gregory, C. J., Sheppard, S. & Rasmussen, B., 4 Apr 2019, In : Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

1.39 Ga mafic dyke swarm in southwestern Yilgarn Craton marks Nuna to Rodinia transition in the West Australian Craton

Stark, J. C., Wang, X. C., Li, Z. X., Denyszyn, S. W., Rasmussen, B. & Zi, J. W., 1 Oct 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 316, p. 291-304 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rodinia
dike swarm
Tectonics
craton
Geochronology
4 Citations (Scopus)

Extensional episodes in the Paleoproterozoic Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia, revealed by petrogenesis and geochronology of mafic–ultramafic rocks

Olierook, H. K. H., Sheppard, S., Johnson, S. P., Occhipinti, S. A., Reddy, S. M., Clark, C., Fletcher, I. R., Rasmussen, B., Zi, J. W., Pirajno, F., LaFlamme, C., Do, T., Ware, B., Blandthorn, E., Lindsay, M., Lu, Y. J., Crossley, R. J. & Erickson, T. M., 1 Mar 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 306, p. 22-40 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
petrogenesis
geochronology
Rocks
craton
1 Citation (Scopus)

First evidence of Archean mafic dykes at 2.62 Ga in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: Links to cratonisation and the Zimbabwe Craton

Stark, J. C., Wilde, S. A., Söderlund, U., Li, Z. X., Rasmussen, B. & Zi, J. W., 1 Oct 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 317, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

craton
Archean
Gold deposits
Tectonics
Delamination
2 Citations (Scopus)

In situ U-Pb geochronology and geochemistry of a 1.13 Ga mafic dyke suite at Bunger Hills, East Antarctica: The end of the Albany-Fraser Orogeny

Stark, J. C., Wang, X. C., Li, Z. X., Rasmussen, B., Sheppard, S., Zi, J. W., Clark, C., Hand, M. & Li, W. X., 1 Jun 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 310, p. 76-92 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
Geochemistry
Tectonics
geochronology
orogeny
8 Citations (Scopus)

Low-Fe(III) Greenalite Was a Primary Mineral From Neoarchean Oceans

Johnson, J. E., Muhling, J. R., Cosmidis, J., Rasmussen, B. & Templeton, A. S., 16 Apr 2018, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 7, p. 3182-3192 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

banded iron formation
oceans
minerals
iron
ocean
6 Citations (Scopus)
Ferrosoferric Oxide
banded iron formation
thermal decomposition
siderite
magnetite
4 Citations (Scopus)

Neighbouring orogenic gold deposits may be the products of unrelated mineralizing events

Fielding, I. O. H., Johnson, S. P., Zi, J. W., Sheppard, S. & Rasmussen, B., 1 Apr 2018, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 95, p. 593-603 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gold deposits
Gold
gold
diabase
Geochronology
3 Citations (Scopus)

Neoproterozoic 40Ar/39Ar mica ages mark the termination of a billion years of intraplate reworking in the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia

Piechocka, A. M., Sheppard, S., Fitzsimons, I. C. W., Johnson, S. P., Rasmussen, B. & Jourdan, F., 1 Jun 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 310, p. 391-406 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Strike-slip faults
Faulting
Tectonics
reworking
reactivation

U-Pb geochronology of monazite in Precambrian tuffs reveals depositional and metamorphic histories

Zi, J. W., Rasmussen, B., Muhling, J. R. & Fletcher, I. R., 1 Aug 2018, In : Precambrian Research. 313, p. 109-118 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
monazite
geochronology
Precambrian
zircon
2017
12 Citations (Scopus)

A tale of two basins? Stratigraphy and detrital zircon provenance of the Palaeoproterozoic Turee Creek and Horseshoe basins of Western Australia

Krapež, B., Müller, S. G., Fletcher, I. R. & Rasmussen, B., 1 Jun 2017, In : Precambrian Research. 294, p. 67-90 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stratigraphy
provenance
zircon
stratigraphy
basin
21 Citations (Scopus)

Fungus-like mycelial fossils in 2.4-billion-year-old vesicular basalt

Bengtson, S., Rasmussen, B., Ivarsson, M., Muhling, J., Broman, C., Marone, F., Stampanoni, M. & Bekker, A., 24 Apr 2017, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1, 6, 0141.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

basalt
fossils
fungus
fossil
fungi
22 Citations (Scopus)
banded iron formation
Carbonates
carbonate platform
Archean
Iron
6 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Geochronology
geochronology
monazite
Precambrian
emplacement
11 Citations (Scopus)

Newly identified 1.89 Ga mafic dyke swarm in the Archean Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia suggests a connection with India

Stark, J. C., Wang, X-C., Denyszyn, S., Li, Z-X., Rasmussen, B., Zi, J-W., Sheppard, S. & Liu, Y., 19 Dec 2017, In : Precambrian Research. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dike swarm
craton
Archean
Iron
large igneous province
10 Citations (Scopus)

Radiogenic heating and craton-margin plate stresses as drivers for intraplate orogeny

Korhonen, F. J., Johnson, S. P., Wingate, M. T. D., Kirkland, C. L., Fletcher, I. R., Dunkley, D. J. J., Roberts, M. P., Sheppard, S., Muhling, J. R. & Rasmussen, B., 1 Aug 2017, In : Journal of Metamorphic Geology. 35, 6, p. 631-661 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tectonics
orogeny
craton
crust
heating
4 Citations (Scopus)

The evolution of a Precambrian arc-related granulite facies gold deposit: Evidence from the Glenburgh deposit, Western Australia

Roche, L. K., Korhonen, F. J., Johnson, S. P., Wingate, M. T. D., Hancock, E. A., Dunkley, D., Zi, J. W., Rasmussen, B., Muhling, J. R., Occhipinti, S., Dunbar, M. & Goldsworthy, J., 1 Mar 2017, In : Precambrian Research. 290, p. 63-85 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gold deposits
granulite facies
Gold
Precambrian
gold
11 Citations (Scopus)

Using in situ SHRIMP U-Pb monazite and xenotime geochronology to determine the age of orogenic gold mineralization: An example from the Paulsens Mine, Southern Pilbara Craton

Fielding, I. O. H., Johnson, S. P., Zi, J. W., Rasmussen, B., Muhling, J. R., Dunkley, D. J. J., Sheppard, S., Wingate, M. T. D. & Rogers, J. R., 1 Aug 2017, In : Economic Geology. 112, 5, p. 1205-1230 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
xenotime
geochronology
cratons
monazite
4 Citations (Scopus)

Using monazite geochronology to test the plume model for carbonatites: The example of Gifford Creek Carbonatite Complex, Australia

Zi, J. W., Gregory, C. J., Rasmussen, B., Sheppard, S. & Muhling, J. R., 5 Jul 2017, In : Chemical Geology. 463, p. 50-60 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
carbonatite
monazite
geochronology
plume
2008
15 Citations (Scopus)
in situ measurement
Biological materials
2007
43 Citations (Scopus)

The Paleoproterozoic megascopic Stirling biota

Bengton, S., Rasmussen, B. & Krapez, B., 2007, In : Paleobiology. 33, 3, p. 351-381

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biota
biota
sandstone
fossil
longshore current
2006
25 Citations (Scopus)
Geochronology
Petrology
monazite
amphibolite facies
petrology

In situ U-Pb dating and element mapping of very low grade metamorphic monazite

Rasmussen, B., Muhling, J. & Fletcher, I. R., 2006, GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA. Oxford, England: Elsevier, Vol. 70. p. A519-A519

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

56 Citations (Scopus)

Testing ore deposit models using in situ U-Pb geochronology of hydrothermal monazite: Paleoproterozoic gold mineralization in northern Australia

Rasmussen, B., Sheppard, S. & Fletcher, I. R., 2006, In : Geology. 34, 2, p. 77-80

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monazite
geochronology
ore deposit
gold
mineralization

Timing and duration of deformation and amphibolite-facies metamorphism from U-Pb dating of texturally constrained monazite

Muhling, J., Rasmussen, B. & Fletcher, I. R., 2006, GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA. Oxford, England: Elsevier, Vol. 70. p. A433-A433

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

2005
33 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for pervasive petroleum generation and migration in 3.2 and 2.63 Ga shales

Rasmussen, B., 2005, In : Geology. 33, 6, p. 497-500

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bitumen
petroleum
Archean
craton
shale
33 Citations (Scopus)

Ion microprobe (NanoSIMS 50) Pb-isotope geochronology at

Stern, R., Fletcher, I. R., Rasmussen, B., Mcnaughton, N. & Griffin, B., 2005, In : International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 244, 2-3, p. 125-134

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geochronology
geochronology
Isotopes
isotopes
minerals
93 Citations (Scopus)

Isotopic dating of the migration of low-grade metamorphic front during orogenesis

Rasmussen, B., Fletcher, I. R. & Sheppard, S., 2005, In : Geology. 33, 10, p. 773-776

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

orogeny
craton
fluid flow
Archean
collision
37 Citations (Scopus)

Microtextures, geochemistry and geochronology of authigenic xenotime: constraining the cementation history of a Palaeoproterozoic metasedimentary sequence

Vallini, D. A., Rasmussen, B., Krapez, B., Fletcher, I. R. & Mcnaughton, N., 2005, In : Sedimentology. 52, 1, p. 101-122

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

xenotime
cementation
geochronology
geochemistry
history
66 Citations (Scopus)

Radiometric dating of sedimentary rocks: the application of diagenetic enotime geochronology

Rasmussen, B., 2005, In : Earth-Science Review. 68, p. 197-243

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review

56 Citations (Scopus)

U-Pb zircon age constraints on the Hamersley spherule beds: Evidence for a single 2.63 Ga Jeerinah-Carawine impact ejecta layer

Rasmussen, B., Blake, T. S. & Fletcher, I. R., 2005, In : Geology. 33, 9, p. 725-728

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

spherule
ejecta
zircon
tuff
dolomite
92 Citations (Scopus)
metasedimentary rock
grade
zircon
sedimentary rocks
Rocks
2004
74 Citations (Scopus)

Improved calibration procedures and new standards for U-Pb and Th-Pb dating of Phanerozoic xenotime by ion microprobe

Fletcher, I. R., Mcnaughton, N., Aleinikoff, J. A., Rasmussen, B. & Kamo, S. L., 2004, In : Chemical Geology. 209, 3-4, p. 295-314

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

xenotime
ion microprobe
Trace Elements
Phanerozoic
trace element
44 Citations (Scopus)
spherule
iridium
asteroid
craton
Archean
48 Citations (Scopus)

Zirconolite: A new U-Pb chronometer for mafic igneous rocks

Rasmussen, B. & Fletcher, I. R., 2004, In : Geology. 32, 9, p. 785-788

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

zirconolite
mafic rock
igneous rock
baddeleyite
geochronology
2003
38 Citations (Scopus)

1.2 Ga thermal metamorphism in the Albany-Fraser Orogen of Western Australia : consequence of collision or regional heating by dyke swarms?

Dawson, G. C., Krapez, B., Fletcher, I. R., Mcnaughton, N. & Rasmussen, B., 2003, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 160, 1, p. 29-37

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dike swarm
metamorphism
collision
heating
xenotime
84 Citations (Scopus)

Textural and geochemical discrimination between xenotime of different origin in the Archaean Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa

Kositcin, N., Mcnaughton, N., Griffin, B., Fletcher, I. R., Groves, D. & Rasmussen, B., 2003, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 67, 4, p. 709-731

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Petrography
xenotime
Discriminators
Archean
Ions
2002
153 Citations (Scopus)

1.6 Ga U-Pb zircon age for the Chorhat Sandstone, lower Vindhyan, India: Possible implications for early evolution of animals

Rasmussen, B., Bose, P. K., Sarkar, S., Banerjee, S., Fletcher, I. R. & Mcnaughton, N., 2002, In : Geology. 30, p. 103-106

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Archaean oil migration in the Witwatersrand Basin of South Africa

England, G. L., Rasmussen, B., Krapez, B. & Groves, D., 2002, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 159, p. 189-201

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Archean
oil
basin
fluid inclusion
quartz
37 Citations (Scopus)

Dating diagenetic monazite in mudrocks: constraining the oil window

Evans, J. A., Zalasiewicz, J. A., Fletcher, I., Rasmussen, B. & Pearce, N. J. G., 2002, In : Journal of the Geological Society. 159, p. 619-622

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monazite
mudstone
diagenesis
oil
Silurian
46 Citations (Scopus)
craton
collision
Geochronology
Sandstone
Crops
109 Citations (Scopus)

DiscoidaL Impressions and Trace-Like Fossils More Than 1200 Million Years Old

Rasmussen, B., Bengtson, S., Fletcher, I. R. & Mcnaughton, N., 2002, In : Science. 296, p. 1112-1115

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biota
Mucus
monazite
zircon
42 Citations (Scopus)
monazite
Shale
dating
intrusion
shale