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3D X-ray microscopy: a new tool for investigation of igneous rocks and magmatic ores

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Steven J. Barnes

At CSIRO, we have been applying 3D image processing techniques to high-resolution CT images of komatiites and magmatic sulphide ores to gain insights into crystallisation mechanisms and ore-forming processes. This talk describes how extending petrography into the third dimension reveals some fascinating and hitherto unseen features.