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2018 Rates

John de Laeter Centre Services and Price List (2018)

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)

$600

$1,800

$2,050

SHRIMP Night Runner (per shift)

$650

$650

$780

Weekend/Public Holiday (experienced users only; per day)

$333

$1,000

$1,200

Setup costs (per day)

$43

$130

$155

Gold coating (per sample)

$7

$20

$25

Mount preparation (per sample by prior arrangement)

N/A

N/A

$200

Laser Ablation Mass Spectrometry

LA-SC-ICPMS (QMS – per day)

$492

$1,475

$3,142

LA-MC-ICPMS (multicollector – per day)

$630

$1,890

$4,026

LA-SS-ICPMS (split stream- per day)

$853

$2,560

$5,453

Technical Support (set-up of instruments; per hour)

$52

$155

$190

Data Processing+reporting (per hour)

$120

$120

$255

Sample selection (grain selection for preparation for mounts:per hour)

$100

$100

$213

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 labor charges (per hour)

$43

$130

$170

Sample Preparation

Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg (per sample)

$42

$125

$185

Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg (per sample by client)

$30

$100

$135

$ per every extra kg

$10

$30

$40

$ per every extra kg (by client)

$8

$24

$32

Selfrag Training

$50

$50

N/A

Panning, sieving, elutriation (per sample)

$7

$20

$50

Magnetic separation (per sample)

$13

$40

$60

Heavy liquids (per sample)

$17

$50

$75

Heavy liquids (per sample) by the client

$12

$35

$55

Hand picking (per hour)

$50

$50

$58

SHRIMP mount preparation (per mount)

$43

$130

$170

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)

$900

$2,700

$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

 

*WA Partner Researcher Costs apply to researchers from Curtin University, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and University of Notre Dame Australia. CSIRO researchers qualify for the WA Partner Full Cost rate.