Dr Antony Burnham

Research Fellow
Researcher - Experimental Petrology
218, Jaeger 1
 +61 261258842

Profile

Qualifications

PhD (Imperial), MA (Cantab)

Biography

My PhD, entitled "Zircon as a recorder of the oxygen fugacity of magmas" was carried out at Imperial College London from 2008 - 2012 under the supervision of Andrew Berry. From 2012 - 2014 I worked at the University of Bristol, studying the origin of super-deep diamonds from the Juina region, Brazil. At RSES I will be working with Hugh O'Neill, examining the mechanisms of trace element substitution into a range of minerals.

Research

Research interests

I am interested in trace element partitioning (particularly in relation to melt structure and crystal chemistry) and diamond petrogenesis.

Supervision

Potential project opportunities

Publications

Smith, C.B., Walter, M.J., Bulanova, G.P., Burnham, A.D., Gobbo, L. and Kohn, S.C. (2016). Diamonds from Dachine, French Guiana: a unique record of Early Proterozoic subduction. Lithos 265, 82-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2016.09.026

 

Burnham, A.D., Bulanova, G.P., Smith, C.B., Whitehead, S.C., Kohn, S.C., Gobbo, L., Walter, M.J. (2016). Diamonds from the Machado River alluvial deposit, Rondônia, Brazil, derived from both lithospheric and sublithospheric mantle. Lithos 265, 199-213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2016.05.022

 

Burnham, A.D. and O’Neill, H. StC. (2016). The effect of melt composition on mineral-melt partition coefficients: The case of beryllium. Chemical Geology 442, 139-147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.09.012

 

Jollands, M.C., Burnham, A.D., O’Neill, H.StC., Hermann, J. and Qian, Q. (2016). Beryllium diffusion in olivine: A new tool to investigate timescales of magmatic processes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 450, 71-82. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.028

 

Nestola, F., Burnham, A.D., Peruzzo, L., Tauro, L., Alvaro, M., Walter, M.J., Gunther, M., Kohn, S.C. (in press). Tetragonal Almandine-Pyrope Phase, TAPP: finally a name for it, the new mineral jeffbenite. Mineralogical Magazine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1180/minmag.2016.080.059

 

Burnham, A.D., Thomson, A.R., Bulanova, G.P., Kohn, S.C., Smith, C.B. and Walter, M.J. (2015). Stable isotope evidence for crustal recycling as recorded by superdeep diamonds. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 432, 374-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.10.023

 

Burnham, A.D., Berry, A.J., Halse, H.R., Schofield, P.F., Cibin, G. and Mosselmans, J.F.W. (2015). The oxidation state of Eu in silicate melts as a function of oxygen fugacity, composition and temperature. Chemical Geology 411, 248-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.07.002

 

Burnham, A.D. and Berry, A.J.  (2014). The effect of oxygen fugacity, melt composition, temperature and pressure on the oxidation state of Ce in silicate melts. Chemical Geology 366, 52-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.12.015

 

Burnham, A.D. and Berry, A.J. (2012). An experimental study of trace element partitioning between zircon and melt as a function of oxygen fugacity. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 95, 196-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2012.07.034

 

Burnham, A.D., Berry, A.J., Wood, B.J. and Cibin, G. (2012). The oxidation states of Nb and Ta in mantle melts. Chemical Geology 330-331, 228-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.09.002

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