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2019 Rates

John de Laeter Centre Services and Price List (2019)
Facility/Service WA Partner*:

Researcher Cost

WA Partner*:

Full Cost

Collaborative Full Cost
Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP)
SHRIMP Usage (10 hour day; 2 U-Pb ages per day) $625 $1,875 $2,130
SHRIMP Night Runner (per shift) $675 $675 $810
Weekend/Public Holiday (experienced users only; per day) $345 $1,035 $1,250
Setup costs (per day) $45 $135 $160
Gold coating (per sample) $7 $20 $25
Mount preparation (per sample by prior arrangement) N/A N/A $210
Laser Ablation Mass Spectrometry
LA-SC-ICPMS (QMS – per day) $541 $1,623 $3,456
LA-MC-ICPMS (multicollector – per day) $693 $2,079 $4,428
LA-SS-ICPMS (split stream- per day) $939 $2,816 $5,998
Technical Support (set-up of instruments; per hour) $57 $171 $209
Data Processing+reporting (per hour) $132 $132 $281
Sample selection (grain selection for preparation for mounts:per hour) $110 $110 $234
Uranium-Helium Geo/Thermochronology
Apatite conventional U-He (per sample) $183 $550 $750
Zircon conventional U-He (per sample) $367 $1,100 $1,250
Additiona technical labour charges (per hour) $43 $130 $170
Sample Preparation
Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg (per sample) $50 $150 $185
Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg (per sample by client) $30 $100 N/A
$ per every extra kg $13 $38 $45
$ per every extra kg (by client) $8 $24 N/A
Selfrag Training $50 $50 N/A
Panning, sieving, elutriation (per sample) $8 $24 $50
Magnetic separation (per sample) $20 $60 $77
Heavy liquids (per sample) $20 $60 $80
Heavy liquids (per sample) by the client $5 $15 N/A
Ar-Ar Geochronology
40Ar/39Ar Analysis (per sample) $320 $950 $990
40Ar/39Ar Analysis – Founders rate (per sample) N/A $475 $495
Sample preparation fee (per hour) $30 $90 $115
Radiogenic Isotope Analysis
Re-Os model age of molybdenite (per sample) $500 $1,500 $2,000
Re-Os geochronology via isochron (per analysis): 5-7 analyses required $200 $600 $700
Sm-Nd isotope analysis (per sample) $130 $390 $450
Pb isotope analysis – whole rock (per sample) $100 $300 $350
Pb isotope analysis – galena $70 $210 $245
Data interpretation and reporting (per hour) $50 $150 $195
Experimental HP/HT Geochemistry
HP-HT Experimental Facility Usage (per day) $217 $650 $850
Consumables (e.g. Pt capsules, acids, etc.) At cost At cost At cost
Other Labour (per hour) $33 $100 $130
Atom Probe Analysis
CAMECA LEAP Atom Probe (per day) $950 $2,850 $3,200
Additional labour (per hour) $60 $180 $195
Micoscopy and Microanalysis
Registration Fee – Assisted User $70 $70 $84
Registration Fee plus Basic Training $270 $270 $324
Subscriptions
Only major instruments below are covered by subscriptions. Labour, sample
preparation equipment, and consumables are not included.
Individual UG student (per 12 month period) $220 $660 $660
HDR student – MSc or PhD (per 12 month period) $1,000 $3,000 $3,000
Individual researcher (per 12 month period) $2,750 $8,250 $8,250
Research group (100 hours usage cap, valid for 12 months) $3,300 $10,000 $10,000
Electron Microscopy
Light Microscopes (per hour) $5 $15 $18
SEM – Zeiss Evo (per hour) $30 $90 $108
FESEM – Zeiss Neon & Tescan Mira  (per hour) $37 $110 $132
TEM – FEI Talos  (per hour) $37 $110 $132
Lyra FIBSEM ToF-SIMS (per hour) $50 $150 $175
Technical labour – operation/training (per hour) $55 $165 $198
Data Interpretation / reporting (per hour) – not subsidised $210 $210 $252
EBSD Polishing $15 $45 $54
Evaporative carbon coating (per coat) $8 $24 $29
Platinum sputter coating (per coat) $10 $30 $36
Consumables (e.g. stubs, boxes, grids) At cost At cost At cost
Automated Mineralogy
TIMA – Automated Mineral Liberation Analysis (per hour) $30 $90 $108
Technical labour – operation/training (per hour) $55 $165 $198
Data Interpretation / reporting (per hour) – not subsidised $210 $210 $252
Mount preparation (per mount, by staff) $30 $90 $108
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Kratos AXIS Ultra DLD XPS system (per hour) $47 $140 $160
Additional labour $55 $165 $198
X-ray Diffraction and Scattering
XRD (per sample for maximum of 90 Minutes) $15 $45 $50
SAXS  (per hour) $37 $110 $132
In-situ XRD (per day) $100 $300 $450
Technical labour – operation/training (per hour) $55 $165 $198
Data Interpretation / reporting (per hour) – not subsidised $210 $210 $252
XRD sample preparation (per sample, by user) $4 $12 $14
XRD sample preparation (per sample, by staff) $30 $90 $108