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2022 Rates

Commercial rates are available on request.

Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP)

SHRIMP Usage (10 hour day; 2 U-Pb ages per day with night runner)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $1,910
Collaborative Partner Costs: $2,292

SHRIMP Night Runner (per shift)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $690.00
Collaborative Partner Costs: $828

Weekend/Public Holiday (experienced users only; per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $1,056
Collaborative Partner Costs: $1,267

Setup costs (per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $138
Collaborative Partner Costs: $166

Gold coating (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $20
Collaborative Partner Costs: $24

Mount preparation (per sample by prior arrangement)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: N/A
Collaborative Partner Costs: $214

Laser Ablation Mass Spectrometry

LA-SC-ICPMS (QMS – 7700 or 7900 per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $1,704
Collaborative Partner Costs: $3,490

LA-SC-ICPMS (8900 QQQ per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $1,737
Collaborative Partner Costs: $3,560

LA-MC-ICPMS (multicollector – per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $2,184
Collaborative Partner Costs: $4,473

LA-SS-ICPMS (split stream- per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $2,958
Collaborative Partner Costs: $6,058

Technical Support (set-up of instruments; per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $177
Collaborative Partner Costs: $216

Data Processing & reporting (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $137
Collaborative Partner Costs: $167

Sample selection (grain selection for preparation for mounts:per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $114
Collaborative Partner Costs: $140

Uranium-Helium Geo/Thermochronology

Apatite conventional U-He (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $650
Collaborative Partner Costs: $850

Zircon conventional U-He (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $1,200
Collaborative Partner Costs: $1,350

Additiona technical labor charges (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $160
Collaborative Partner Costs: $200

Sample Preparation

Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $150
Collaborative Partner Costs: $185

Crushing & Selfrag: Up to 1 kg(per sample by client)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $100
Collaborative Partner Costs: N/A

$ per every extra kg
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $38
Collaborative Partner Costs: $45

$ per every extra kg (by client)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $24
Collaborative Partner Costs: N/A

Selfrag Training
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $50
Collaborative Partner Costs: N/A

Panning, sieving, elutriation (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $24
Collaborative Partner Costs: $50

Magnetic separation (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $60
Collaborative Partner Costs: $77

Heavy liquids (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $60
Collaborative Partner Costs: $80

Heavy liquids (per sample) by the client
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $5
Collaborative Partner Costs: $15

SHRIMP mount preparation (per mount)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $130
Collaborative Partner Costs: $170

Ar-Ar Geochronology

40Ar/39Ar Analysis (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $695*
Collaborative Partner Costs: $990

Sample preparation fee (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $90
Collaborative Partner Costs: $115

* Lowest rate applies only to ANU, UQ, Utas, Uadel, USyd, Macquarie, JCU, UWA and CSIRO researchers as per ARC multi-institutional agreement

Radiogenic Isotope Analysis

Re-Os model age of molybdenite (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $1,150
Collaborative Partner Costs: $1,860

Re-Os geochronology via isochron (per analysis): 5-7 analyses required
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $650
Collaborative Partner Costs: $780

Sm-Nd isotope analysis (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $490-$590*
Collaborative Partner Costs: $588-$705*

Pb isotope analysis – whole rock (per sample)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $400-$480*
Collaborative Partner Costs: $480-$576*

Pb isotope analysis – galena
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $350-$420*
Collaborative Partner Costs: $420-$500*

Data interpretation and reporting (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $150
Collaborative Partner Costs: $180

* for batches less than 10 samples

Experimental HP/HT Geochemistry

HP-HT Experimental Facility Usage (per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $650
Collaborative Partner Costs: $850

Consumables (e.g. Pt capsules, acids, etc.)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: At cost
Collaborative Partner Costs: At cost

Other Labour (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $100
Collaborative Partner Costs: $130

Atom Probe Analysis

CAMECA LEAP Atom Probe (per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $2,000
Collaborative Partner Costs: $2,000

Operator/Analyst (per day of Atom Probe usage)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $500
Collaborative Partner Costs: $500

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

Registration – One-time fee for new users
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $50
Collaborative Partner Costs: $50

Instrument Access (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $100
Collaborative Partner Costs: $100

Instrument Access (full day rate)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $600
Collaborative Partner Costs: $600

Instrument Access (bulk buy 100 hours)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $5000
Collaborative Partner Costs: $5000

Staff assistance : non-collaborative (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $85
Collaborative Partner Costs: POA

Staff assistance : collaborative (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: POA
Collaborative Partner Costs: POA

X-ray Diffraction and Scattering

Registration – One-time fee for new users
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $50
Collaborative Partner Costs: $63

Training – Sample preparation
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $88
Collaborative Partner Costs: $110

Training – Instrument usage
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $176
Collaborative Partner Costs: $220

Advanced training courses – as promulgated
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $100
Collaborative Partner Costs: $125

Administration fee for urgent jobs
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $100
Collaborative Partner Costs: $125

XRD (per sample, per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $36
Collaborative Partner Costs: $45

In-situ XRD (per day)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $216
Collaborative Partner Costs: $270

SAXS  (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $200
Collaborative Partner Costs: $250

XRD sample preparation (per sample, by user)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $7
Collaborative Partner Costs: $9

XRD sample preparation (per sample, by staff)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $95
Collaborative Partner Costs: $119

Technical assistance – operation/training (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $88
Collaborative Partner Costs: $110

Data analysis/reporting (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $225
Collaborative Partner Costs: $281

Analytical specialist assistance : collaborative (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: POA
Collaborative Partner Costs: POA

Tescan Lyra FIB-SEM

Registration – One-time fee for new users
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $50
Collaborative Partner Costs: $50

Instrument access (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $75
Collaborative Partner Costs: $75

Instrument access (full day rate)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $450
Collaborative Partner Costs: $450

Instrument access (bulk buy 100 hours)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $4,000
Collaborative Partner Costs: $4,000

Staff assistance : non-collaborative (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $85
Collaborative Partner Costs: $85

Staff assistance : collaborative (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: POA
Collaborative Partner Costs: POA

Iontof M6 ToF-SIMS

Registration – One-time fee for new users
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $50
Collaborative Partner Costs: $50

Instrument access (4hrs/half day rate)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $400
Collaborative Partner Costs: $400

Instrument access (full day rate)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $700
Collaborative Partner Costs: $700

Instrument access (bulk buy 10 days or 20 half days)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $5,000
Collaborative Partner Costs: $5,000

Staff assistance : non-collaborative (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $85
Collaborative Partner Costs: $85

Staff assistance : collaborative (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: POA
Collaborative Partner Costs: POA

Kratos AXIS Ultra DLD

Registration – One-time fee for new users
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $50
Collaborative Partner Costs: $50

Instrument access (per hour)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $100
Collaborative Partner Costs: $100

Instrument access (full day rate)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $600
Collaborative Partner Costs: $600

Instrument access (bulk buy 100 hours)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $5,000
Collaborative Partner Costs: $5,000

Staff assistance
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $85
Collaborative Partner Costs: $85

Staff assistance (collaborative)
Curtin Researcher/MOU User Costs: $85
Collaborative Partner Costs: $85

Microscopy and Microanalysis (MMF) Access Fees

Registration Fee – Assisted User
$50

Registration and Basic Hands-On Training (up to 2 hours per SEM/Technique and 4 hours for TEM)
$350

Advanced Training Courses (available at scheduled times)
$50-100

Administration fee for urgent jobs involving queue-jumping and/or rescheduling
$100

MMF Instrument Subscriptions

Only electron microscope usage is covered by subscriptions. Labour, sample preparation equipment and consumables are not included.

Individual UG Student (assisted only, 25 hours per 12 month period)
Curtin Student (internally funded): $250
Other Institutions: $450

HDR Student – MSc or PhD (50 hours per 12 month period)
Curtin Student (internally funded): $800
Other Institutions: $1,500

HDR Student – MSc or PhD (100 hours per 12 month period)
Curtin Student (internally funded): $1,400
Other Institutions: $2,200

HDR Student – MSc or PhD (uncapped hours per 12 month period)
Curtin Student (internally funded): $2,200
Other Institutions: $3,000

Individual Researcher (75 hours per 12 month period)
Curtin Researcher (internally funded): $1,600
Externally funded Curtin Research/Other Institution Researchers: $3,500

Individual Researcher (150 hours per 12 month period)
Curtin Researcher (internally funded): $2,900
Externally funded Curtin Research/Other Institution Researchers: $5,000

Individual Researcher (uncapped hours per 12 month period)
Curtin Researcher (internally funded): $5,900
Externally funded Curtin Research/Other Institution Researchers: $9,500

Research Group
Price by negotiation, dependent upon group size and number of hours required.

MMF Hourly Rates for Instrument Use and Assistance

Light Microscopes (per hour)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $10
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $15

SEM – Vega (per hour)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $35
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $75

FESEM – Neon, Mira & Clara (per hour)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $50
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $90

TIMA – Automated Mineral Liberation Analysis (per hour)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $40
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $90

FEG-TEM – Talos (per hour)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $50
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $90

Technical labour – operation/additional training (per hour)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $60
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $90

Expert Data Interpretation/reporting (per hour)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $145
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $220

MMF Sample Preparation

Mount preparation in resin (per sample, by staff)*
Curtin Users (internally funded): $10
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $15

Mount polishing (per sample, by staff)*
Curtin Users (internally funded): $50
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $60

Mount preparation in resin and polishing (per sample, by staff)*
Curtin Users (internally funded): $60
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $75

EBSD (Vibromet) polishing (per batch, by user)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $20
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $25

EBSD (Vibromet) polishing (per batch, by staff)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $40
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $45

Ion milling (per sample, by user)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $30
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $60

Ion milling: cross-sectional (per hour, by user)
Curtin Users (internally funded): $22
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $45

Evaporative carbon coating (per coat)**
Curtin Users (internally funded): $15
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $25

Platinum sputter coating (per coat)**
Curtin Users (internally funded): $20
Externally funded Curtin Use/Other Institutions: $30

*  Although every effort will be made to process quickly, allow up to 4 weeks turnaround
** Allow for one week turnaround, double cost for urgent batches, treble for within 24 hours