Dr Cristiana Ciobanu

Cristiana Ciobanu
Researcher
School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Senior researcher, School of Chemical Engineering
Cristiana serves as leader of the 'FOX' research project Trace elements in iron oxides: deportment, distribution and application in ore genesis, geochronology, exploration and mineral processing'. Research interests include iron-oxide mineralogy, the genesis of ore deposits, development of new mineral geochronometers and the investigation of rocks and minerals at the nanoscale using transmission electron microscopy.

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Dr Cristiana Ciobanu

Senior researcher, School of Chemical Engineering
Cristiana serves as leader of the 'FOX' research project Trace elements in iron oxides: deportment, distribution and application in ore genesis, geochronology, exploration and mineral processing'. Research interests include iron-oxide mineralogy, the genesis of ore deposits, development of new mineral geochronometers and the investigation of rocks and minerals at the nanoscale using transmission electron microscopy.

I received my Ph.D. in 2000 from The University of Bucharest, and followed this with a NATO Post-doctoral research fellowship at the Norwegian Geological Survey. I also lectured in Economic Geology at the Norwegian Technical & Natural Science University, Trondheim, Norway.

I arrived in Adelaide in August 2005 to take up an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow position, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia / South Australian Museum (Order-disorder behaviour in Bi-tellurides: a tool to monitor gold scavenging by Bi-Te melts). I moved to the University of Adelaide in 2010 to take up a Research Fellow role within the Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET-CRC), Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. I worked on a full-time consultancy project for BHP Billiton Olympic Dam before moving to the School of Chemical Engineering in January 2015 to lead the project ‘Trace elements in iron oxides: deportment, distribution and application in ore genesis, geochronology, exploration and mineral processing (the ‘FOX’ project)’, funded by BHP Olympic Dam and the Government of South Australia Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2010 Senior Researcher The University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1997 - 2000 University of Bucharest, Bucharest Romania Ph.D. in Geology (Metallogeny)
1980 - 1984 University of Bucharest, Bucharest Romania Dipl. Ing. Degree, Geology and Geophysics,

Research Interests

Geology, Microscopy, Mineralogy and Crystallography

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Krneta, S., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Ehrig, K. & Kontonikas-Charos, A. (2017). Rare earth element behaviour in apatite from the olympic dam Cu–U–Au–Ag deposit, South Australia. Minerals, 7, 8, -.
10.3390/min7080135
2017 Courtney-Davies, L., Ciobanu, C., Tapster, S., Condon, D., Kennedy, A., Cook, N. ... Richardson, M. (2017). Steps to developing iron-oxide U-Pb geochronology for robust temporal insights into IOCG and BIF mineralisation. Applied Earth Science, 126, 2, 51-52.
10.1080/03717453.2017.1306241
2017 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N. & Ehrig, K. (2017). Ore minerals down to the nanoscale: Cu-(Fe)-sulphides from the iron oxide copper gold deposit at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 81, 1218-1235.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.015
2017 Krneta, S., Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Ehrig, K. & Kontonikas-Charos, A. (2017). The Wirrda Well and Acropolis prospects, Gawler Craton, South Australia: Insights into evolving fluid conditions through apatite chemistry. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 181, 276-291.
10.1016/j.gexplo.2017.08.004
2017 George, L., Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2017). Minor and trace elements in natural tetrahedrite-tennantite: Effects on element partitioning among base metal sulphides. Minerals, 7, 2, -.
10.3390/min7020017
2017 Zhu, Z., Jiang, S., Ciobanu, C., Yang, T. & Cook, N. (2017). Sulfur isotope fractionation in pyrite during laser ablation: Implications for laser ablation multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry mapping. Chemical Geology, 450, 223-234.
10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.12.037
2017 Kontonikas-Charos, A., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Ehrig, K., Krneta, S. & Kamenetsky, V. (2017). Feldspar evolution in the Roxby Downs Granite, host to Fe-oxide Cu-Au-(U) mineralisation at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Ore Geology Reviews, 80, 838-859.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.08.019
2017 Apukhtina, O., Kamenetsky, V., Ehrig, K., Kamenetsky, M., Maas, R., Thompson, J. ... Cook, N. (2017). Early, deep magnetite-fluorapatite mineralization at the olympic dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Economic Geology, 112, 6, 1531-1542.
10.5382/econgeo.2017.4520
2016 MacMillan, E., Ciobanu, C., Ehrig, K., Cook, N. & Pring, A. (2016). Chemical zoning and lattice distortion in uraninite from Olympic Dam, South Australia. American Mineralogist, 101, 10, 2351-2354.
10.2138/am-2016-5753
2016 Macmillan, E., Ciobanu, C., Ehrig, K., Cook, N. & Pring, A. (2016). Replacement of uraninite by bornite via coupled dissolutionreprecipitation: Evidence from texture and microstructure. Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 6, 1369-1383.
10.3749/canmin.1600031
2016 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Maunders, C., Wade, B. & Ehrig, K. (2016). Focused ion beam and advanced electron microscopy for minerals: Insights and outlook from bismuth sulphosalts. Minerals, 6, 4, 1-29.
10.3390/min6040112
2016 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., George, L., Zhu, Z., Wade, B. & Ehrig, K. (2016). Trace element analysis of minerals in magmatic-hydrothermal ores by laser ablation inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry: approaches and opportunities. Minerals, 6, 4, 111-1-111-34.
10.3390/min6040111
2016 Mauger, A., Ehrig, K., Kontonikas-Charos, A., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N. & Kamenetsky, V. (2016). Alteration at the Olympic Dam IOCG–U deposit: insights into distal to proximal feldspar and phyllosilicate chemistry from infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 63, 8, 959-972.
10.1080/08120099.2016.1264474
2016 Courtney-Davies, L., Zhu, Z., Ciobanu, C., Wade, B., Cook, N., Ehrig, K. ... Kennedy, A. (2016). Matrix-matched iron-oxide laser ablation ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology using mixed solution standards. Minerals, 6, 3, -.
10.3390/min6030085
2016 George, L., Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2016). Partitioning of trace elements in co-crystallized sphalerite-galena-chalcopyrite hydrothermal ores. Ore Geology Reviews, 77, 97-116.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2016.02.009
2016 Xu, J., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Zheng, Y., Sun, X. & Wade, B. (2016). Skarn formation and trace elements in garnet and associated minerals from Zhibula copper deposit, Gangdese Belt, southern Tibet. Lithos, 262, 213-231.
10.1016/j.lithos.2016.07.010
2016 MacMillan, E., Cook, N., Ehrig, K., Ciobanu, C. & Pring, A. (2016). Uraninite from the Olympic Dam IOCG-U-Ag deposit: linking textural and compositional variation to temporal evolution. American Mineralogist, 101, 6, 1295-1320.
10.2138/am-2016-5411
2016 Krneta, S., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Ehrig, K. & Kontonikas-Charos, A. (2016). Apatite at Olympic Dam, South Australia: A petrogenetic tool. Lithos, 262, 470-485.
10.1016/j.lithos.2016.07.033
2016 Zhu, Z., Cook, N., Yang, T., Ciobanu, C., Zhao, K. & Jiang, S. (2016). Mapping of sulfur isotopes and trace elements in sulfides by LA-(MC)-ICP-MS: Potential analytical problems, improvements and implications. Minerals, 6, 4, 110-110.
10.3390/min6040110
2016 Apukhtina, O., Kamenetsky, V., Ehrig, K., Kamenetsky, M., McPhie, J., Maas, R. ... Ciobanu, C. (2016). Postmagmatic magnetite-apatite assemblage in mafic intrusions: a case study of dolerite at Olympic Dam, South Australia. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171, 1, 2-1-2-15.
10.1007/s00410-015-1215-7
2016 Wenyuan, L., Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Yu, L., Xiaoping, Q. & Yuchuan, C. (2016). Mineralogy of tin-sulfides in the Zijinshan porphyry-epithermal system, Fujian Province, China. Ore Geology Reviews, 72, 682-698.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2015.09.009
2015 George, L., Cook, N., Cristiana, C. & Wade, B. (2015). Trace and minor elements in galena: a reconnaissance LA-ICP-MS study. American Mineralogist, 100, 2-3, 548-569.
10.2138/am-2015-4862
2015 Cook, N., Etschmann, B., Ciobanu, C., Geraki, K., Howard, D., Williams, T. ... Brugger, J. (2015). Distribution and substitution mechanism of Ge in a Ge-(Fe)-bearing sphalerite. Minerals, 5, 2, 117-132.
10.3390/min5020117
2014 Ismail, R., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Teale, G., Giles, D., Schmidt Mumm, A. & Wade, B. (2014). Rare earths and other trace elements in minerals from skarn assemblages, Hillside iron oxide-copper-gold deposit, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Lithos, 184-187, 456-477.
10.1016/j.lithos.2013.07.023
2014 Ciobanu, C., Brugger, J., Cook, N., Mills, S., Elliott, P., Damian, G. & Damian, F. (2014). Graţianite, MnBi₂S₄, a new mineral from the Bǎiţa Bihor skarn, Romania. American Mineralogist, 99, 5-6, 1163-1170.
10.2138/am.2014.4836
2014 Lockington, J., Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2014). Trace and minor elements in sphalerite from metamorphosed sulphide deposits. Mineralogy and Petrology, 108, 6, 873-890.
10.1007/s00710-014-0346-2
2014 Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., George, L. L., Crowe, B. & Wade, B. P. (2014). Trace element distributions in sulphides: progress, problems and perspectives. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88, Suppl. 2, 1444-1446.
10.1111/1755-6724.12382_3
2014 Ismail, R., Lin, Y., Ciobanu, C. L. & Cook, N. J. (2014). The Hillside Cu-Au deposit, South Australia: a preliminary fluid inclusion study. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88, Suppl. 2, 1454-1456.
10.1111/1755-6724.12382_8
2014 Ingham, E., Cook, N., Cliff, J., Ciobanu, C. & Huddleston, A. (2014). A combined chemical, isotopic and microstructural study of pyrite from roll-front uranium deposits, Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 125, 440-465.
10.1016/j.gca.2013.10.017
2014 Sharrad, K., McKinnon-Matthews, J., Cook, N., Ciobanu, C. & Hand, M. (2014). The Basil Cu–Co deposit, Eastern Arunta Region, Northern Territory, Australia: a metamorphosed volcanic-hosted massive sulphide deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 56, 141-158.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2013.08.008
2014 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Wade, B. & Ehrig, K. (2014). Ore minerals down to nanoscale: petrogenetic implications. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88, Suppl. 2, 1441-1443.
10.1111/1755-6724.12382_2
2014 Kontonikas-Charos, A., Ciobanu, C. L. & Cook, N. J. (2014). Albitization and redistribution of REE and Y in IOCG systems: Insights from Moonta-Wallaroo, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Lithos, 208-209, 178-201.
10.1016/j.lithos.2014.09.001
2013 Ciobanu, C., Wade, B., Cook, N., Schmidt Mumm, A. & Giles, D. (2013). Uranium-bearing hematite from the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au deposit, South Australia: A geochemical tracer and reconnaissance Pb-Pb geochronometer. Precambrian Research, 238, 129-147.
10.1016/j.precamres.2013.10.007
2013 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Kelson, C., Guerin, R., Kalleske, N. & Danyushevsky, L. (2013). Trace element heterogeneity in molybdenite fingerprints stages of mineralization. Chemical Geology, 347, 175-189.
10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.03.011
2013 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Meria, D., Silcock, D. & Wade, B. (2013). Arsenopyrite-pyrite association in an orogenic gold ore: tracing mineralization history from textures and trace elements. Economic Geology and the Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists, 108, 6, 1273-1283.
10.2113/econgeo.108.6.1273
2013 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., O'Rielly, D., Wilson, R., Das, K. & Wade, B. (2013). Mineral chemistry of Rare Earth Element (REE) mineralization, Browns Ranges, Western Australia. Lithos, 172, 192-213.
10.1016/j.lithos.2013.04.012
2012 Winderbaum, L., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Paul, M., Metcalfe, A. & Gilbert, S. (2012). Multivariate analysis of an LA-ICP-MS trace element dataset for pyrite. Mathematical Geosciences, 44, 7, 823-842.
10.1007/s11004-012-9418-1
2012 Zammit, C., Cook, N., Brugger, J., Ciobanu, C. & Reith, F. (2012). The future of biotechnology for gold exploration and processing. Minerals Engineering, 32, 45-53.
10.1016/j.mineng.2012.03.016
2012 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Utsunomiya, S., Kogagwa, M., Green, L., Gilbert, S. & Wade, B. (2012). Gold-telluride nanoparticles revealed in arsenic-free pyrite. American Mineralogist, 97, 8, 1515-1518.
10.2138/am.2012.4207
2012 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Brugger, J., Etschmann, B., Howard, D., De Jonge, M. ... Paterson, D. (2012). Determination of the oxidation state of Cu in substituted Cu-In-Fe-bearing sphalerite via mu-XANES spectroscopy. American Mineralogist, 97, 2-3, 476-479.
10.2138/am.2012.4042
2011 Ye, L., Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Yuping, L., Qian, Z., Tiegeng, L. ... Danyushevsky, L. (2011). Trace and minor elements in sphalerite from base metal deposits in South China: a LA-ICPMS study. Ore Geology Reviews, 39, 4, 188-217.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2011.03.001
2011 Cook, N., Sundblad, K., Valkama, M., Nygard, R., Ciobanu, C. & Danyushevsky, L. (2011). Indium mineralisation in A-type granites in southeastern Finland: Insights into mineralogy and partitioning between coexisting minerals. Chemical Geology, 284, 1-2, 62-73.
10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.02.006
2011 Ye, L., Cook, N., Liu, T., Ciobanu, C., Gao, W. & Yang, Y. (2011). The Niujiaotang Cd-rich zinc deposit, Duyun, Guizhou province, southwest China: ore genesis and mechanisms of cadmium concentration. Mineralium Deposita, 2011, 6, 1-18.
10.1007/s00126-011-0386-z
2011 Reich, M., Hough, R., Deditius, A., Utsunomiya, S., Ciobanu, C. & Cook, N. (2011). Nanogeoscience in ore systems research: Principles, methods, and applications. Introduction and preface to the special issue. Ore Geology Reviews, 42, 1, 1-5.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2011.06.007
2011 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Utsunomiya, S., Pring, A. & Green, L. (2011). Focussed ion beam-transmission electron microscopy applications in ore mineralogy: Bridging micro- and nanoscale observations. Ore Geology Reviews, 42, 1, 6-31.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2011.06.012
2011 Tooth, B., Ciobanu, C., Green, L., O'Neill, B. & Brugger, J. (2011). Bi-melt formation and gold scavenging from hydrothermal fluids: an experimental study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 19, 5423-5443.
10.1016/j.gca.2011.07.020
2011 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Danyushevsky, L. & Gilbert, S. (2011). Minor and trace elements in bornite and associated Cu-(Fe)-sulfides: A LA-ICP-MS study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 21, 6473-6496.
10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.021
2011 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C. & Williams, T. (2011). The mineralogy and mineral chemistry of indium in sulphide deposits and implications for mineral processing. Hydrometallurgy, 108, 3-4, 226-228.
10.1016/j.hydromet.2011.04.003
2010 Ciobanu, C., Birch, W., Cook, N., Pring, A. & Grundler, P. (2010). Petrogenetic significance of Au-Bi-Te-S associations: The example of Maldon, Central Victorian gold province, Australia. Lithos, 116, 1-2, 1-17.
10.1016/j.lithos.2009.12.004
2010 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Pedersen, O., Langerud, T. & Karlsen, O. (2010). A new occurrence of Larosite from the Tinnsja Cu-Ag deposit, Telemark County, Norway. I. Paragenesis and chemical composition. Canadian Mineralogist, 48, 6, 1569-1573.
10.3749/canmin.48.6.1569
2009 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Spry, P. & Voudouris, P. (2009). Understanding gold-(silver)-telluride-(selenide) mineral deposits. Episodes, 32, 4, 249-263.
2009 Ciobanu, C., Pring, A., Cook, N., Self, P., Jefferson, D., Dima, G. & Melnikov, V. (2009). Chemical-structural modularity in the tetradymite group: A HRTEM study. American Mineralogist, 94, 4, 517-534.
10.2138/am.2009.2906
2009 Sung, Y., Brugger, J., Ciobanu, C., Pring, A., Skinner, W., Danyushevsky, L. & Nugus, M. (2009). Erratum: Invisible gold in arsenian pyrite and arsenopyrite from a multistage Archaean gold deposit: Sunrise Dam, Eastern Goldfields Province, Western Australia (Mineralium Deposita 10.1007/s00126-009-0244-4). Mineralium Deposita, 44, 7, 793-.
10.1007/s00126-009-0251-5
2009 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Pring, A., Brugger, J., Danyushevsky, L. & Shimizu, M. (2009). 'Invisible gold' in bismuth chalcogenides. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 7, 1970-1999.
10.1016/j.gca.2009.01.006
2009 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Pring, A., Skinner, W., Shimizu, M., Danyushevsky, L. ... Melcher, F. (2009). Trace and minor elements in sphalerite: A LA-ICPMS study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 16, 4761-4791.
10.1016/j.gca.2009.05.045
2009 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C. & Mao, J. (2009). Textural control on gold distribution in As-free pyrite from the Dongping, Huangtuliang and Hougou gold deposits, North China Craton (Hebei Province, China). Chemical Geology, 264, 1-4, 101-121.
10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.02.020
2009 Sung, Y., Brugger, J., Ciobanu, C., Pring, A., Skinner, W. & Nugus, M. (2009). Invisible gold in arsenian pyrite and arsenopyrite from a multistage Archaean gold deposit: Sunrise Dam, Eastern Goldfields Province, Western Australia. Mineralium Deposita, 44, 7, 765-791.
10.1007/s00126-009-0244-4
2008 Tooth, B., Brugger, J., Ciobanu, C. & Liu, W. (2008). Modeling of gold scavenging by bismuth melts coexisting with hydrothermal fluids. Geology, 36, 10, 815-818.
10.1130/G25093A.1
2008 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Pring, A., Damian, G. & Capraru, N. (2008). Another look at nagyágite from the type locality, Săcărîmb, Romania: Replacement, chemical variation and petrogenetic implications. Mineralogy and Petrology, 93, 3-4, 273-307.
10.1007/s00710-007-0220-6
2008 Damian, G., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N. & Damian, F. (2008). Bismuth sulphosalts from the galena-matildite series in the Cremenea vein, Şuior, Baia Mare district, Romania. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie-Abhandlungen, 185, 2, 199-213.
10.1127/0077-7757/2008/0118
2007 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Wagner, T. & Stanley, C. (2007). Minerals of the system Bi-Te-Se-S related to the tetradymite archetype: Review of classification and compositional variation. Canadian Mineralogist, 45, Part 4, 665-708.
10.2113/gscanmin.45.4.665
2007 Ciobanu, C., Mavrogenes, J., Cook, N. & Shimizu, M. (2007). Au-Bi-Te melts: Annealing-quenching experiments on material from the Oya gold deposit (Japan). Geologian Tutkimuskeskus. Opas, 53, 15-22.
2007 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C. & Danushevskiy, L. (2007). LA-ICP-MS determination of gold in Bi-chalcogenides from four deposits in the Fennoscandian Shield. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus. Opas, 53, 23-30.
2007 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Stanley, C., Paar, W. & Sundblad, K. (2007). Compositional data for Bi-Pb tellurosulfides. Canadian Mineralogist, 45, Part 3, 417-435.
10.2113/gscanmin.45.3.417
2007 Sung, Y., Ciobanu, C., Pring, A., Brugger, J., Skinner, W., Cook, N. & Nugus, M. (2007). Tellurides from Sunrise Dam gold deposit, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: A new occurrence of nagyagite. Mineralogy and Petrology, 91, 3-4, 249-270.
10.1007/s00710-007-0199-z
2007 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Mavrogenes, J., Damian, G. & Damian, F. (2007). (Au)-Pb-Te melts: Annealing-quenching experiments on samples from the Musariu deposit Brad district Romania. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus. Opas, 53, 5-13.
2007 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C. & Howard, W. (2007). Bi-tellurides in gold veins BiTel Knoll (CLY prospect) southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus. Opas, 53, 31-37.
2006 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Damian, F. & Damian, G. (2006). Gold scavenged by bismuth melts: An example from Alpine shear-remobilizates in the Highis Massif, Romania. Mineralogy and Petrology, 87, 3-4, 351-384.
10.1007/s00710-006-0125-9
2006 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N. & Spry, P. (2006). Special issue: Telluride and selenide minerals in gold deposits - how and why?. Mineralogy and Petrology, 87, 3-4, 163-169.
10.1007/s00710-006-0133-9
2005 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Capraru, N., Damian, G. & Cristea, P. (2005). Mineral assemblages from the vein salband at Sacarimb, Golden Quadrilateral, Romania: II. Tellurides. Geokhimiia, Mineralogiia i Petrologiia, 43, 56-63.
2005 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Capraru, N., Damian, G. & Cristea, P. (2005). Mineral assemblages from the vein salband at Sacarimb, Golden Quadrilateral, Romania: I. Sulphides and sulphosalts. Geokhimiia, Mineralogiia i Petrologiia, 43, 47-55.
2005 Bonev, I., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: deposits and mineral associations. Geokhimiia, Mineralogiia i Petrologiia, 42, 1-22.
2004 Ciobanu, C., Pring, A. & Cook, N. (2004). Micron- to nano-scale intergrowths among members of the cuprobismutite series and paderaite: HRTEM and microanalytical evidence. Mineralogical Magazine, 68, 2, 279-300.
10.1180/0026461046820187
2004 Ciobanu, C. & Cook, N. (2004). Skarn textures and a case study: the Ocna de Fier-Dognecea orefield, Banat, Romania. Ore Geology Reviews, 24, 3-4, 315-370.
10.1016/j.oregeorev.2003.04.002
2004 Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2004). Bismuth tellurides and sulphosalts from the Larga hydrothermal system, Metaliferi Mts., Romania: Paragenesis and genetic significance. Mineralogical Magazine, 68, 2, 301-321.
10.1180/0026461046820188
2003 Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2003). Cervelleite Ag₄TeS, from three localities in Romania, substitution of Cu, and the occurrence of the associated phase, Ag₂Cu₂TeS. Neues Jahrbuch fur Mineralogie-Monatshefte, 2003, 7, 321-336.
10.1127/0028-3649/2003/2003-0321
2003 Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2003). Lamellar minerals of the cuprobismutite series and related paderaite: a new occurrence and implications. Canadian Mineralogist, 41, 2, 441-456.
10.2113/gscanmin.41.2.441
2002 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Merkle, R. & Bernhardt, H. (2002). Sobolevskite, taimyrite and Pt₂CuFe (tulameenite?) in complex massive talnakhite ore Noril'sk orefield, Russia. Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 2, 329-340.
10.2113/gscanmin.40.2.329
2002 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N. & Stein, H. (2002). Regional setting and geochronology of the Late Cretaceous Banatitic Magmatic and Metallogenetic Belt. Mineralium Deposita, 37, 6-7, 541-567.
10.1007/s00126-002-0272-9
2001 Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2001). Paragenesis of Cu-Fe ores from Ocna de Fier-Dognecea (Romania), typifying fluid plume mineralization in a proximal skarn setting. Mineralogical Magazine, 65, 3, 351-372.
10.1180/002646101300119457
2000 Ciobanu, C. & Cook, N. (2000). Intergrowths of bismuth sulphosalts from the Ocna de Fier Fe-skarn deposit, Banat, Southwest Romania. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, 12, 4, 899-917.
10.1127/0935-1221/2000/0012-0899

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Ehrig, K., Kamenetsky, V. S., McPhie, J., Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. L. (2017). Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit. In G. N. Phillips (Ed.), Australian Ore Deposits (pp. 601-610). Melbourne: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
2016 Ciobanu, C. & Cook, N. (2016). Bismuth. In W. White (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geochemistry Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
10.1007/978-3-319-39193-9_82-1
2008 Pring, A. & Ciobanu, C. (2008). Chemical modulations in Pb-Bi-sulphosalts: a glimpse at minerals in solid-state chemistry. In K. D. M. Harris & P. P. Edwards (Eds.), Turning Points in Solid State, Materials and Surface Chemistry (pp. 239-249). London: The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Cook, N. J. & Ciobanu, C. L. (2015). Mineral Hosts for Critical Metals in Hydrothermal Ores. 13th SGA Biennial Meeting on Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World. A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard & S. Sindern (Eds.) Nancy, FRANCE.
2015 Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K., Wade, B. P. & Kamenetsky, V. S. (2015). Trace Element Signatures in Iron Oxides from the Olympic Dam IOCG Deposit, South Australia. Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting 2015. A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard & S. Sindern (Eds.) Nancy, FRANCE.
2015 Paul, M. W., Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Anderson, J. & Murray, J. (2015). Preliminary Mineralogical Investigations of the Paris Silver Deposit, Northern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. 13th SGA Biennial Meeting on Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World. A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard & S. Sindern (Eds.) Nancy, FRANCE.
2015 Kontonikas-Charos, A., Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. & Kamenetsky, V. S. (2015). Deuteric Coarsening and Albitization in Hiltaba Granites from the Olympic Dam IOCG Deposit, South Australia. 13th Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting. A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard & S. Sindern (Eds.) Nancy, FRANCE.
2015 Krneta, S., Ciobanu, C. L., Cook, N. J., Ehrig, K. & Kamenetsky, V. S. (2015). Apatite in the Olympic Dam Fe-Oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag Deposit. 13th SGA Biennial Meeting on Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World. A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard & S. Sindern (Eds.) Nancy, FRANCE.
2015 George, L. L., Cook, N. J. & Ciobanu, C. L. (2015). Trace Element Partitioning between Co-Existing Sphalerite, Galena and Chalcopyrite. MINERAL RESOURCES IN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD • 13th SGA Biennial Meeting 2015. Nancy, France.
2013 Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Giles, D. & Wade, B. P. (2013). Correlating textures and trace elements in ore minerals. 12th Biennial SGA Meeting. E. Jonsson (Ed.) Uppsala, Sweden.
2005 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N. & Pring, A. (2005). Bismuth tellurides as gold scavengers. Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. Meeting (Beijing, China). Beijing, China.
10.1007/3-540-27946-6_352
2005 Cook, N. & Ciobanu, C. (2005). Tellurides in Au deposits: implications for modelling. Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. Meeting (Beijing, China). Beijing, China.
10.1007/3-540-27946-6_353
2003 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Damian, G. & Damian, F. (2003). The mineralogy of two Neogene ore provinces in Romania: review and additional data. Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. Meeting (Athens, Greece). Athens, Greece.
2003 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Bagdanov, K. & Kiss, O. (2003). Gold enrichment in deposits of the Banatitic Magmatic and Metallogenetic belt, southeastern Europe. Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) (Athens, Greece). Athens, Greece.
  • November 2014: Chief Investigator (CI) on a grant from the South Australia Mining and Petroleum Services Centre of Excellence ($1,900,000 excluding in-kind contributions): Iron-oxides: geochemistry, geochronology, metallurgy and exploration.
  • December 2013: Contract research project sponsored by BHP Billiton. ($157,414, excluding in-kind contributions): ‘Trace element signatures in sulphides at Olympic Dam and satellite prospects: A reconnaissance study for ore vectoring using Cu-(Fe)-sulphides in Iron Oxide Copper Gold Deposits’)
  • 2005-2008: Australian Research Council – fellowship and DP0560001 project, $314,158.
  • 2011-2014: Lecturer, Economic and Mine Geology II
  • 2012-2014: Excursion leader, Mineral and Energy Resources III
  • 2017: Introduction to Mineral Processing

PhD. Supervision

Primary supervision:

  • Roniza Ismail (submitted November 2015, completed May 2016; international student).
  • Liam Courtney-Davies (commenced April 2014; international student)
  • William Keyser (commenced December 2015; international student)
  • Max Verdugo Ihl (commenced April 2016; international student)
  • Marija Dmitrjeva (commenced August 2016; international student)

PhD co-supervision:

  • Daniel Sung (de-facto supervisor, completed 2012; international student)
  • Blake Tooth (completed 2013)
  • Luke George (completed May 2017)
  • Alkis Kontonikas-Charos (commenced March 2014, completing July 2017)
  • Sasha Krneta (commenced March 2014, completing September 2017)
  • Matthew Paul (commenced April 2014)
  • Danielle Schmandt (commenced November 2015; international student)
  • Urs Domnick (commenced January 2016; international student)

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2016 - ongoing Associate Editor Minerals
2003 - ongoing Associate Editor Ore Geology Reviews
Position
Researcher
Phone
83137407
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building
Room Number
WS7062.30
Org Unit
Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources

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