Dr Benjamin Wade

Dr Benjamin Wade
 Position Microscopist
 Org Unit Adelaide Microscopy
 Email benjamin.wade@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0521
 Location Floor/Room NG 18 ,  Helen Mayo North ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Doctor Ben Wade received a BSc(Hons) from the University of Adelaide. In 2001 he undertook work at the Minerals and Energy Resources of Primary Industries and Resources of South Australia (PIRSA), primarily involved in the Challenger Au deposit in the Gawler Craton.

    In late 2001 he was employed as a reasearch associate for Doctor Karin Barovich, undertaking Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr isotopic analysis of various rocks and ore minerals. From 2002 to 2006 he completed a PhD entitled "Unravelling the tectonic framework of the Musgrave Province" at the University of Adelaide. Following this in 2007 he was employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher focussed primarily on the Musgrave Province of central Australia, and parts of the Arunta Region in the N.T.

    From 2008 to 2009 he has been employed as an associate lecturer teaching Geology for Engineers in the department of Geology and Geophysics.

    From late 2009 to present he has been employed at Adelaide Microscopy, The University of Adelaide. His duties here consist of running, maintaining, and traning users in solution/LA-ICP-MS, SEM, TEM, and electron microprobe.

  • Qualifications

    PhD (Uni of Adelaide)
    Thesis title "Unravelling the tectonic framework of the Musgrave Province, central Australia" Advisers: Karin Barovich, Martin Hand

    BSc (Hons) 1st class, Geology
    Geology Department, University of Adelaide

    (2005) Awarded joint prize for best student talk at the GSA STOMP conference in Townsville on "Towards a tectonic synthesis for the Musgrave Block".

    (2007) Awarded the Walter Howchin medal in 2007 by the Geological Society of Australia (South Australian division). The medal is awarded to a researcher in the early stages of their career who is distinguished by significant published research work within South Australia, or from a South Australian base.

  • Publications

    Journal Publications

    Luke George, Nigel J Cook, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Benjamin Wade: George L, Cook NJ, Ciobanu CL (2015) Trace and minor elements in galena: A reconnaissance LA-ICP-MS study. American Mineralogist 100, 548-569. American Mineralogist 02/2015; 100(2):548-569.

    A. McFadden, B. Wade, C. Izzo, B. M. Gillanders, C. E. Lenehan, A. Pring: Quantitative electron microprobe mapping of otoliths suggests elemental incorporation is affected by organic matrices: implications for the interpretation of otolith chemistry. Marine and Freshwater Research 01/2015;  DOI:10.1071/MF15074

    Alan S. Collins, Sarbani Patranabis-Deb, Emma Alexander, Cari N. Bertram, Georgina M. Falster, Ryan J. Gore, Julie Mackintosh, Pratap C. Dhang, Dilip Saha, Justin L. Payne, Fred Jourdan, Guillaume Backé, Galen P. Halverson, Benjamin P. Wade: Detrital Mineral Age, Radiogenic Isotopic Stratigraphy and Tectonic Significance of the Cuddapah Basin, India. Gondwana Research 11/2014; 28(4). DOI:10.1016/j.gr.2014.10.013

    A. McFadden, B. Gillanders, A. Pring, B. Wade: Otolith Biomineralisation: Insights From a Microstructural and Microanalytical Study. Microscopy and Microanalysis 08/2014; 20(S3):1320-1321. DOI:10.1017/S1431927614008332

    Roniza Ismail, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Nigel J. Cook, Graham S. Teale, David Giles, Andreas Schmidt Mumm, Benjamin Wade: Rare earths and other trace elements in minerals from skarn assemblages, Hillside iron oxide–copper–gold deposit, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Lithos 01/2014; s 184–187:456–477. DOI:10.1016/j.lithos.2013.07.023

    Laura J Morrissey, Martin Hand, Benjamin P. Wade, Michael Szpunar: Early Mesoproterozoic metamorphism in the Barossa Complex, South Australia: links with the eastern margin of Proterozoic Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 12/2013; 60(8):769-795. DOI:10.1080/08120099.2013.860623

    Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Benjamin P. Wade, Nigel J. Cook, Andreas Schmidt Mumm, David Giles: Uranium-bearing hematite from the Olympic Dam Cu–U–Au deposit, South Australia: A geochemical tracer and reconnaissance Pb–Pb geochronometer. Precambrian Research 11/2013; 238:129–147. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2013.10.007

    Nigel J. Cook, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Dennis Meria, Dylan Silcock, Benjamin Wade: Arsenopyrite-Pyrite Association in an Orogenic Gold Ore: Tracing Mineralization History from Textures and Trace Elements. Economic Geology 08/2013; 108(6-6):1273-1283. DOI:10.2113/econgeo.108.6.1273

    Nigel J. Cook, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Daniel O'Rielly, Robin Wilson, Kevin Das, Benjamin Wade: Mineral chemistry of Rare Earth Element (REE) mineralization, Browns Ranges, Western Australia. Lithos 07/2013; 172:192-213. DOI:10.1016/j.lithos.2013.04.012

    Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Nigel J. Cook, Satoshi Utsunomiya, Masashi Kogagwa, Leonard Green, Sarah Gilbert, Benjamin Wade: Gold-telluride nanoparticles revealed in arsenic-free pyrite. American Mineralogist 08/2012; 97(8-8-9):1515-1518. DOI:10.2138/am.2012.4207

    A. Netting, J. Payne, B. Wade, T. Raimondo: Trace Element Micro-Analytical Imaging via Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Microscopy and Microanalysis 07/2011; 17:566-567. DOI:10.1017/S1431927611003709

    Galen P. Halverson, Benjamin P. Wade, Matthew T. Hurtgen, Karin M. Barovich: Neoproterozoic chemostratigraphy. Precambrian Research 10/2010; 182(4):337-350. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2010.04.007

    K.A. CUTTS, M. Hand, D.E. KELSEY, B. Wade, R.A. STRACHAN, Chris Clark, A. Netting: Evidence for 930 Ma metamorphism in the Shetland Islands, Scottish Caledonides: Implications for Neoproterozoic tectonics in the Laurentia-Baltica sector of Rodinia. Journal of the Geological Society 10/2009; 166(6). DOI:10.1144/0016-76492009-006

    Chris Clark, Alan S. Collins, M. Santosh, Richard Taylor, Benjamin P. Wade: The P-T-t architecture of a Gondwanan suture: REE, U-Pb and Ti-in-zircon thermometric constraints from the Palghat–Cauvery Shear System, South India. Precambrian Research 10/2009; 174(1-2):129-144. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2009.07.003

    Katherine E. Howard, Martin Hand, Karin M. Barovich, Anthony Reid, Benjamin P. Wade, Elena A. Belousova: Detrital zircon ages: Improving interpretation via Nd and Hf isotopic data. Chemical Geology 05/2009; 262(3):277-292. DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.01.029

    B. P. Wade, D. E. Kelsey, M. Hand, K. M. Barovich: The Musgrave Province: Stitching north, west and south Australia. Precambrian Research 10/2008; 166(1):370-386. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2007.05.007

    J. L. Payne, M. Hand, K. M. Barovich, B. P. Wade: Temporal constraints on the timing of high-grade metamorphism in the northern Gawler Craton: Implications for assembly of the Australian Proterozoic. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 07/2008; 55(5-5):623-640. DOI:10.1080/08120090801982595

    B. P. Wade, M. Hand, D. W. Maidment, D. F. Close, I. R. Scrimgeour: Origin of metasedimentary and igneous rocks from the Entia Dome, eastern Arunta region, central Australia: a U – Pb LA-ICPMS, SHRIMP and Sm – Nd isotope study. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 07/2008; 55(5-5):703-719. DOI:10.1080/08120090801982868

    D.E. Kelsey, B.P. Wade, A.S. Collins, M. Hand, C.R. Sealing, A. Netting: Discovery of a Neoproterozoic basin in the Prydz belt in East Antarctica and its implications for Gondwana assembly and ultrahigh temperature metamorphism. Precambrian Research 03/2008; 161(3):355-388. DOI:10.1016/j.precamres.2007.09.003

    M Hand, A Reid, M Szpunar, N. G. Direen, B Wade, J Payne, K Barovich: Crustal architecture during the early Mesoproterozoic Hiltaba-related mineralisation event: Are the Gawler Range Volcanics a foreland basin fill?.

    Martin P Hand, Anthony J Reid, Michael A Szpunar, Nick Direen, Ben Wade, Justin Payne, Karin M Barovich, Mount Painter Inlier, Coober Pedy Ridge, Olympic Dam, Prominent Hill: Crustal architecture during the early Mesoproterozoic Hiltaba-related mineralisation event: are the Gawler Range Volcanics a foreland basin fill? Gawler Range Volcanics.

    B. P. Wade, J. L. Payne, M. Hand, K. M. Barovich: Petrogenesis of ca 1.50 Ga granitic gneiss of the Coompana Block: Filling the 'magmatic gap' of Mesoproterozoic Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 12/2007; 54(8-8):1089-1102. DOI:10.1080/08120090701615733

    Michael Szpunar, Ben Wade, Martin P Hand, Karin M Barovich, Mount Gambier, Olympic Dam: Timing of Proterozoic high-grade metamorphism in the Barossa Complex, southern South Australia: exploring the extent of the 1590 Ma event Barossa Complex, 1590 Ma metamorphic event.

    J.L. Payne, B.P. Wade, M. Hand, K. Barovich, C. Clark: Optimising the spatial resolution, fractionation and temporal precision of monazite U–Pb LA-ICP-MS geochronology. Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta 08/2006; 70(18). DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2006.06.1414

    B. P. Wade, K. M. Barovich, M. Hand, I. R. Scrimgeour, D. F. Close: Evidence for Early Mesoproterozoic Arc Magmatism in the Musgrave Block, Central Australia: Implications for Proterozoic Crustal Growth and Tectonic Reconstructions of Australia. The Journal of Geology 01/2006; 114(1). DOI:10.1086/498099

    BP Wade, M Hand, KM Barovich: Nd isotopic and geochemical constraints on provenance of sedimentary rocks in the eastern Officer Basin, Australia: Implications for the duration of the intracratonic Petermann Orogeny. Journal of the Geological Society 05/2005; 162(3-3):513-530. DOI:10.1144/0016-764904-001

    Anthony J Reid, Justin L Payne, Ben P Wade: A new geochronological capability for South Australia: UPb zircon dating via LA-ICPMS.

    Conference Proceedings

    Cristiana L Ciobanu, Nigel J Cook, Kathy Ehrig, Benjamin P Wade, Vadim S Kamenetsky: The Potential of Iron Oxide U-Pb Geochronology — Examples from the Olympic Dam IOCG Deposit, South Australia. SEG-2015, Hobart, TAS, Australia; 09/2015

    Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Nigel J. Cook, Kathy Ehrig, Benjamin P. Wade, Christian Maunders: Why bridge micron- to nanoscale observations in ore minerals?. TiGER Conference 2015, Perth, WA; 09/2015

    Cristiana L Ciobanu, Nigel J Cook, Kathy Ehrig, Benjamin P Wade, Vadim S Kamenetsky: Trace Element Signatures in Iron Oxides from the Olympic Dam IOCG Deposit, South Australia. SGA Biennial Meeting 2015, Nancy, France; 08/2015

    Nigel J Cook, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Benjamin P. Wade, Kathy Ehrig: Ore Minerals Down to Nanoscale: Petrogenetic Implications. IAGOD Quadrennial, Kunming, China; 08/2014

    Nigel J. Cook, Cristiana L. Ciobanu, Luke L. George, Bryony Crowe, Benjamin P. Wade: Trace Element Distributions in Sulphides: Progress, Problems and Perspectives. IAGOD Quadrennial, Kunming, China; 08/2014

    C L Ciobanu, B P Wade, N J Cook, D Giles, A Schmidt-Mumm, And J Cleverley, M C Ciobanu, G Burgaud, A Dufresne, A Breuker, V Redou, S Ben Maamar, F Gaboyer, O Vandenabeele-Trambouze, J S Lipp, A Schippers, P Vandenkoornhuyse, G Barbier, M Jebbar, A , Godfroy, And K Alain: Subseafloor biosphere of the Canterbury basin. Goldschmidt2013 Conference; 08/2013

    F. Xia, A. Pring, W. Xu, G. Chen, A. McFadden, B. Wade: Development of a new Ga-Ge-S reference material for LA-ICP-MS investigation. Microanalytical Reference Materials Topic Conference, Golden, Colorado, USA; 01/2012

    Schaefer, B.F., Wade, B.P., 2009. Re-Os isotope constraints on the timing and origin of the Giles Complex, South Australia. 19th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Abstract Volume pp1167.

    Wade, B.P., Collins, A.S., Halverson, G., 2008.  Provenance of late Neoproterozoic sequences of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia; preliminary detrital zircon data from Pichi Richi pass.  Gondwana 13 Conference, Abstract Volume, pp. 103.

    Wade, B.P., Hand, M., Kelsey, D.E., Barovich, K.M., Scrimgeour, I.R., Close, D.F.  2008.  A Record of Late Palaeoproterozoic Metamorphism and Reworking in the Cadney Metamorphics, Strangways Metamorphic Complex, central Australia.  Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) 2008, Abstract Volume, pp. 248.

    Wade, B.P., Hand, M., Maidment, D.W., Close, D.F., Scrimgeour, I.R., 2008.  Provenance of Metasedimentary Rocks from the Entia Dome, eastern Arunta Region, central Asutralia: a combined U-Pb SHRIMP, LA-ICPMS and Sm-Nd isotope study.  Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC) 2008, Abstract Volume, pp. 248.

    Wade, B.P., Hand, M., Maidment, D.W., Close, D.F., Scrimgeour, I.R., 2007.  On the origin of metasedimentary rocks from the Entia Dome, eastern Arunta Region, central Australia; a U-Pb, LA-ICPMS, SHRIMP, and Sm-Nd isotopic study.  STOMP 2007, Structure, Tectonics and Ore Mineralisation Processes Abstract Volume, pp. 96.

    Kelsey, D.E., Wade, B.P, Hand, M., Clark, C., Netting, A. Thermobarometric modeling of zircon and monazite dissolution and growth: application to constraing the cooling rate of metasedimentary granulites from the Anmatjira Ranges, central Australia. Deformation in the Desert, Alice Springs, Australia, July 9-13th, 2007. Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology, The Geological Society of Australia

    Clark, C., Collins, A., Wade, B., Kelsey, D.E., Payne, J., Hand, M., Santosh, M.  The Cambrian UHT Palghat-Cauvery Shear Zone system, Southern India: accessory mineral chemistry and geochronology coupled with calculated phase diagrams. Deformation in the Desert, Alice Springs, Australia, July 9-13th, 2007. Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology, The Geological Society of Australia.

    Rutherford, L., Barovich, K., Kelsey, D.E., Wade, B., Mason, D. Post-orogenic A-type felsic magmatism in the eastern Musgrave Province. Deformation in the Desert, Alice Springs, Australia, July 9-13th, 2007. Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology, The Geological Society of Australia.

    Schwarz, A., Hand, M., Barovich, K., Wade, B., Belousova, E. & Jagodzinski, E. 2007. Contraining the early tectonic evolution of the Musgrave Province. In: Deformation in the Desert, Alice Springs, Australia, July 9-13th, 2007. Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology, The Geological Society of Australia.

    Wade, B.P., Barovich, K. and Hand, M., 2006. Outcomes of the study on the Cumulate mafic rocks of the Giles Complex, S.A.; Musgrave Province Linkage. South Australian Resources & Energy Investment Conference.

    Payne, J.P., Wade, B.P., Hand, M., Barovich, K.M., Clark, C., 2006. Optimising the spatial resolution, fractionation and temporal precision of monazite U-Pb LA-ICP-MS geochronology. 16th Annual Goldschmidt Conference. 2006. Melbourne, Australia.

    Clark, C., Collins, A.S., Wade, B., Kelsey, D., Payne, J., Santosh, M., Hand, M., 2006. Coupling accessory mineral chemistry and geochronology with calculated phase diagrams: an example from the UHT Palghat Cauvery shear system, southern India. Granulites 2006, Brasilia, Brazil.

    Wade, B.P., Barovich, K. and Hand, M., 2006. On the Nd-Sr isotopic constraints of crustal assimilation in mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions of the Giles Complex; Musgrave Province, S.A. 18th AGC Conference Vol. 74, pp. 161. Melbourne, Australia.

    Wade, B.P., Barovich, K. and Hand, M., 2005. Towards a tectonic synthesis for the Musgrave Block. In: H.e. al. (Editor), STOMP 2005, Structure, Tectonics and Ore Mineralisation Processes Abstract Volume, pp. 140.

    Wade, B.P., Barovich, K. and Hand, M., 2005. Geochemistry and Provenance of a Mesoproterozoic (1.4 Ga) eastern Musgrave Block basin: Buddying up to the Belt-Purcell Basin. In: M.T.D. Wingate and S. Pisarevsky (Editors), Supercontinents and Earth Evolution Symposium, 2005. Geological Society of Australia Inc. Abstracts, pp. 43.

    Scrimgeour, I.R., Edgoose, C.J., Close, D.F. and Wade, B.P., 2005. The Musgrave Province; NT's most underexplored terrane. In: T.J. Munson (Editor), Record of abstracts; Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) 2005.

    Wade, B.P., Barovich, K. and Hand, M., 2004. Proterozoic crustal evolution in the Musgrave Block, central Australia: geochemical and isotopic constraints. 17th AGC Conference Vol. 73, pp. 191. Hobart, Australia.

  • Professional Associations

    Member and state representative of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS)

    Member and state representative of the Australian Microbeam Analysis Symposium special interest group (AMAS)

  • Professional Interests

    FOX PROJECT

    Ben is currently employed as a senior Microscopist in a technical role at Adelaide Microscopy.  Although now in a technical role, his primary interests centre on the use of isotopic decay of elements such as Hf, Nd, Sr and Pb to understand the temporal and and chemical evolution of the Earth.  

    He has research background in isotopic systems and their application to geological problems, and current technical expertise in microanalytical techniques such as LA-ICP-MS, SEM, TEM, and electron microprobe where he is currently charged in the maintenance and running of this equipment.  Ben is placed in an advisory role to FOX Project researchers for method development and best practice application of above instruments to solve the geological problems of the FOX project.

     

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