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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.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

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

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Kontonikas-Charos, A., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Ehrig, K., Krneta, S., & Kamenetsky, V. (2018). Rare earth element geochemistry of feldspars: examples from Fe-oxide Cu-Au systems in the Olympic Cu-Au Province, South Australia. Mineralogy and Petrology, 112(2), 145-172.
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2018 Domnick, U., Cook, N., Bluck, R., Brown, C., & Ciobanu, C. (2018). Petrography and geochemistry of granitoids from the Samphire Pluton, South Australia: implications for uranium mineralisation in overlying sediments. Lithos, 300-301, 1-19.
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2018 Owen, N., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Slattery, A., & Basak, A. (2018). Nanoscale study of clausthalite-bearing symplectites in Cu-Au-(U) ores: implications for ore genesis. Minerals, 8(2), 67-1-67-28.
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2018 Keyser, W., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Johnson, G., Feltus, H., Johnson, S., . . . Nguyen, P. (2018). Petrography and trace element signatures of iron-oxides in deposits from the Middleback Ranges, South Australia: From banded iron formation to ore. Ore Geology Reviews, 93, 337-360.
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2018 Dmitrijeva, M., Metcalfe, A., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Frenzel, M., Keyser, W., . . . Ehrig, K. (2018). Discrimination and Variance Structure of Trace Element Signatures in Fe-Oxides: A Case Study of BIF-Mineralisation from the Middleback Ranges, South Australia. Mathematical Geosciences, 50(4), 381-415.
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2018 Zhu, Z., Jiang, S., Mathur, R., Cook, N., Yang, T., Wang, M., . . . Ciobanu, C. (2018). Iron isotope behavior during fluid/rock interaction in K-feldspar alteration zone – A model for pyrite in gold deposits from the Jiaodong Peninsula, East China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 222, 94-116.
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2017 Ciobanu, C., Kontonikas-Charos, A., Slattery, A., Cook, N., Ehrig, K., & Wade, B. (2017). Short-range stacking disorder in mixed-layer compounds: A HAADF STEM study of bastnäsite-parisite intergrowths. Minerals, 7(11), 19 pages.
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2017 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Ehrig, K., Slattery, A., Verdugo-Ihl, M., Courtney-Davies, L., & Gao, W. (2017). Advances and opportunities in ore mineralogy. Minerals, 7(12), 1-24.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2017 Schmandt, D., Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Ehrig, K., Wade, B., Gilbert, S., & Kamenetsky, V. (2017). Rare earth element fluorocarbonate minerals from the olympic dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia. Minerals, 7(10), 202-11-202-24.
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2017 Verdugo-Ihl, M., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Ehrig, K., Courtney-Davies, L., & Gilbert, S. (2017). Textures and U-W-Sn-Mo signatures in hematite from the Olympic Dam Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit, South Australia: Defining the archetype for IOCG deposits. Ore Geology Reviews, 91, 173-195.
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2017 Gao, W., Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Huang, F., Meng, L., & Gao, S. (2017). Petrography and trace element signatures in silicates and Fe-Ti-oxides from the Lanjiahuoshan deposit, Panzhihua layered intrusion, Southwest China. Lithos, 294-295, 164-183.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
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.
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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), 135-1-135-26.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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), 25 pages.
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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.
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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.
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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), 17 pages.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2014 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., George, L., Crowe, B., & Wade, B. (2014). Trace element distributions in sulphides: progress, problems and perspectives. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88(Suppl. 2), 1444-1446.
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2014 Ismail, R., Lin, Y., Ciobanu, C., & Cook, N. (2014). The Hillside Cu-Au deposit, South Australia: a preliminary fluid inclusion study. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88(Suppl. 2), 1454-1456.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
DOI Scopus34 WoS40
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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2009 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Spry, P., & Voudouris, P. (2009). Understanding gold-(silver)-telluride-(selenide) mineral deposits. Episodes, 32(4), 249-263.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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., & Howard, W. (2007). Bi-tellurides in gold veins BiTel Knoll (CLY prospect) southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus. Opas, 53, 31-37.
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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
DOI WoS92
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.
DOI WoS10
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.
DOI WoS25
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.
DOI WoS27

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2017 Ehrig, K., Kamenetsky, V., McPhie, J., Cook, N., & Ciobanu, C. (2017). Olympic Dam iron oxide Cu-U-Au-Ag deposit. In G. Phillips (Ed.), Australian Ore Deposits (Vol. 32, 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 (pp. 3 pages). Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
DOI
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 George, L. L., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2015). Trace Element Partitioning between Co-Existing Sphalerite, Galena and Chalcopyrite. In MINERAL RESOURCES IN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD • 13th SGA Biennial Meeting 2015. Proceedings, Volume 2 (pp. 737-+). Nancy, France: ASGA-ASSOC SCIENTIFIQUE GEOLOGIE & APPLICATIONS.
WoS1
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. In A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard, & S. Sindern (Eds.), Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World, VOLS 1-5: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting (pp. 1103-1106). Online: ASGA-ASSOC SCIENTIFIQUE GEOLOGIE & APPLICATIONS.
WoS1
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. In A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard, & S. Sindern (Eds.), Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World, VOLS 1-5: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting (pp. 181-184). Online: ASGA-ASSOC SCIENTIFIQUE GEOLOGIE & APPLICATIONS.
2015 Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2015). Mineral Hosts for Critical Metals in Hydrothermal Ores. In A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard, & S. Sindern (Eds.), Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World, VOLS 1-5: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting (pp. 707-+). Online: ASGA-ASSOC SCIENTIFIQUE GEOLOGIE & APPLICATIONS.
WoS3
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. In A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard, & S. Sindern (Eds.), Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World, VOLS 1-5: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting (pp. 1071-1074). Online: ASGA-ASSOC SCIENTIFIQUE GEOLOGIE & APPLICATIONS.
WoS3
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. In A. S. Andre-Mayer, M. Cathelineau, P. Muchez, E. Pirard, & S. Sindern (Eds.), Mineral Resources in a Sustainable World, VOLS 1-5: Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting (pp. 1099-1102). Online: ASGA-ASSOC SCIENTIFIQUE GEOLOGIE & APPLICATIONS.
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2013 Cook, N. J., Ciobanu, C. L., Giles, D., & Wade, B. P. (2013). Correlating textures and trace elements in ore minerals. In E. Jonsson (Ed.), Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial SGA Meeting, 12–15 August 2013, Uppsala, Sweden (pp. 288-291). Uppsala, Sweden: The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).
WoS2
2005 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., & Pring, A. (2005). Bismuth tellurides as gold scavengers. In Mineral deposit research : meeting the global challenge : proceedings of the eighth biennial SGA meeting (pp. 1383-1386). Berlin, Germany: Springer.
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2005 Cook, N., & Ciobanu, C. (2005). Tellurides in Au deposits: implications for modelling. In Mineral deposit research : meeting the global challenge : proceedings of the eighth biennial SGA meeting, (pp. 1387-1390). Beijing, China: Springer.
DOI WoS21
2003 Ciobanu, C., Cook, N., Bagdanov, K., & Kiss, O. (2003). Gold enrichment in deposits of the Banatitic Magmatic and Metallogenetic belt, southeastern Europe. In Mineral exploration and sustainable development : proceedings of the seventh biennial SGA meeting (pp. 1153-1156). Athens, Greece: Millpress.
WoS10
2003 Cook, N., Ciobanu, C., Damian, G., & Damian, F. (2003). The mineralogy of two Neogene ore provinces in Romania: review and additional data. In Mineral exploration and sustainable development : proceedings of the seventh biennial SGA meeting (pp. 1157-1160). Athens, Greece: Millpress.
WoS2
  • 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

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2016 Principal Supervisor Statistical Treatment of Trace Element Data for Iron Oxides Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Marija Dmitrijeva
2016 Co-Supervisor Minerology, Geochemistry and genesis of the Samphire System, S.A. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Urs Immanuel Domnick
2016 Principal Supervisor Iron Oxide Minerals in the Olympic Dam IOCG Deposit and Adjacent Prospects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Max Robert Verdugo Ihl
2015 Principal Supervisor Geochemistry of Iron Oxides in Proterozoic Bif-Style Mineralisation South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr William Mark Keyser
2015 Principal Supervisor Geochronology of Iron Oxides and a Matrix-Matched Standard for Routine U-PB Dating Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Liam Courtney-Davies
2015 Co-Supervisor Radionuclides in South Australian Copper Deposits: Distribution and Processing Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Danielle Sierra Schmandt
2014 Co-Supervisor Geology and genesis of the Paris silver deposit, Eyre Peninsula Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Wayne Paul

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Trace Element Distributions and Partitioning Trends in Hydrothermal Base Metal Sulphide Ores Comprising Sphalerite, Galena, Chalcopyrite and Tetrahedrite-Tennantite Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Luke Leslie George
2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Evolution of Apatite in Iron-oxide-copper-gold Mineralization of the Olympic Cu-Au Province: Unraveling Magmatic and Hydrothermal Histories through Changes in Morphology and Trace Element Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sasha Krneta
2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Feldspar Petrography and Geochemistry: Insights into the Magmatic-Hydrothermal Evolution of IOCG Systems from South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Alkiviadis Kontonikas-Charos
2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Spatial-Temporal Evolution of Skarn Alteration in IOCG Systems: Evidence from Petrography, Mineral Trace Element Signatures and Fluid Inclusion Studies at Hillside, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Roniza Ismail

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Associate Editor Minerals
2003 - ongoing Associate Editor Ore Geology Reviews
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