Janet Muhling

Dr, BSc PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1090 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
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Personal profile


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.

Roles and responsibilities

Co-ordinator of CMCA Short Courses in Electron Probe Microanalysis with responsibility for the performance of X-ray microanalytical instruments in CMCA.


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


  • 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

Research Output 2006 2018

  • 1090 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
  • 48 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Other output
2 Citations

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
4 Citations
Ferrosoferric Oxide
banded iron formation
thermal decomposition

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

17 Citations

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

15 Citations

Greenalite precipitation linked to the deposition of banded iron formations downslope from a late Archean carbonate platform

Rasmussen, B., Muhling, J. R., Suvorova, A. & Krapež, B., 1 Mar 2017, In : Precambrian Research. 290, p. 49-62 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

banded iron formation
carbonate platform