Janet Muhling

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1135 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
20062021
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Personal profile

Biography

Janet completed her B.Sc (Hons) at UWA in 1972 with a research project looking at the role of banded iron formation in the genesis of nickel sulphide mineralisation at Mt Windarra, W.A.
After four years working for industry and GSWA she returned to UWA to undertake post-graduate studies of high-grade metamorphic rocks in the Narryer Terrane of the northern Yilgarn Craton. Extensive experience of electron probe microanalysis as part of her PhD project led to a post-doctoral fellowship in the Electron Microscopy Centre (now CMCA) on completion of her post-graduate studies.
Janet returned to consulting and contracting work in the mineral exploration industry in 1991 before returning to UWA and CMCA as a Research Associate in 2005.

Research

The origin of banded iron formations: life, oxygen and marine chemistry

Geochemistry and geochronology of accessory minerals in metamorphic rocks and extraterrestrial samples.
Geochronology of Proterozoic orogenic belts of the West Australian Craton.
Manganese mineralisation

Keywords

  • Chemistry and geochronology of accessory minerals
  • Microanalysis of rock and mineral samples by energy dispersive and wavelength dispersive X-ray techniques in SEM and TEM
  • Petrological studies of rocks by optical and electron microscopy

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Projects 2006 2021

The Nanoscale Characterisation Centre of WA Electron Microprobe Facility

Sampson, D., Barley, M., Cawood, P., Chua, H., Gilkes, R., Griffin, B., Hagemann, S., Kilburn, M., Liu, Y., McCuaig, T., Muhling, J., Raston, C., Suvorova, A., Barnes, S., Baroni, T., Cleverley, J., Hinckley, S., Hough, R., Macey, D., McNaughton, N., Rasmussen, B., van Riessen, A. & Wilde, S.

CSIRO Exploration & Mining

1/01/0931/12/09

Project: Research

The Nanoscale Characterisation Centre of WA Electron Microprobe Facility

Sampson, D., Barley, M., Cawood, P., Chua, H., Gilkes, R., Griffin, B., Hagemann, S., Kilburn, M., Liu, Y., McCuaig, T., Muhling, J., Raston, C., Suvorova, A., Barnes, S., Baroni, T., Cleverley, J., Hinckley, S., Hough, R., Macey, D., McNaughton, N., Rasmussen, B., van Riessen, A. & Wilde, S.

Curtin University of Technology

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Project: Research

Research Output 2006 2018

  • 1135 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
  • 48 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Other output
5 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
4 Citations (Scopus)
Ferrosoferric Oxide
banded iron formation
thermal decomposition
siderite
magnetite

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
18 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
18 Citations (Scopus)
banded iron formation
Carbonates
carbonate platform
Archean
Iron