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The Australian National University

Dr Daniela Rubatto

ANU College of Science
T: +61 (0)2 6125 5157

Areas of expertise

  • Isotope Geochemistry 040203
  • Igneous And Metamorphic Petrology 040304
  • Mineralogy And Crystallography 040306
  • Tectonics 040313
  • Inorganic Geochemistry 040202
  • Geochronology 040303
  • Geochemistry 0402

Research interests

Geochronology: Ion microprobe in-situ dating of U-Pb minerals (zircon, monazite, titanite, rutile, baddelejite) with a composite internal structure. Dating of minerals or mineral zones formed at different stages during the evolution of a rock unit in order to define detailed P-T-time paths and thus determine rates of geological processes (e.g. exhumation, subduction, cooling, melt residence and extraction). Combining different isotopic schemes in order to unravel complex geological evolutions.

Video on earlies Ultra High Pressure terranes in the Western Gondwana Orogeny




P-T-time for the Higher Himalayan Crystalline in Sikkim, Rubatto et al. 2013

Age of melting in the Central Alps migmatites, Rubatto et al. 2009

Trace element geochemistry: The composition of datable minerals such as zircon, monazite and titanite in different geological environments as indicator of coexisting paragenesis to relate age and metamorphism. Modelling the distribution of trace elements between major and accessory phases. Trace element partitioning between melt, garnet, zircon and monazite as a tool to detect equilibrium crystallisation. The effect of melt and fluids on the trace element composition of datable minerals.