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Book Chapters

Van Kranendonk MJ; Djokic T; Baumgartner R; Bontognali TRR; Sugitani K; Kiyokawa S; Walter MR, 2021, 'Life analog sites for Mars from early Earth: diverse habitats from the Pilbara Craton and Mount Bruce Supergroup, Western Australia', in Mars Geological Enigmas, Elsevier, pp. 357 - 403,

Van Kranendonk M, 2019, 'Chapter 40 - Depositional Setting of the Fossiliferous, c.3480 Ma Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton: A Review', in Earth's Oldest Rocks, Elsevier, pp. 985 - 1006,

Journal articles

Baumgartner RJ; Hu S; Van Kranendonk MJ; Verrall M, 2022, 'Taphonomy of microorganisms and microbial microtextures at sulfidic hydrothermal vents: A case study from the Roman Ruins black smokers, Eastern Manus Basin', Geobiology, vol. 20, pp. 479 - 497,

Griffin S; Daly L; Piazolo S; Forman LV; Cohen BE; Lee MR; Trimby PW; Baumgartner RJ; Benedix GK; Hoefnagels B, 2022, 'Can the Magmatic Conditions of the Martian Nakhlites be Discerned via Investigation of Clinopyroxene and Olivine Intracrystalline Misorientations?', Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, vol. 127,

Baumgartner RJ; Cuadros J; Michalski J; Pejcic B; Laukamp C; Hu S; Bourdet J, 2022, 'Chemistry-dependent Raman spectral features of glauconite and nontronite: Implications for mineral identification and provenance analysis', American Mineralogist, vol. 107, pp. 1080 - 1090,

Griffin S; Daly L; Keller T; Piazolo S; Forman LV; Lee MR; Baumgartner RJ; Trimby PW; Benedix GK; Irving AJ; Hoefnagels B, 2022, 'Constraints on the Emplacement of Martian Nakhlite Igneous Rocks and Their Source Volcano From Advanced Micro-Petrofabric Analysis', Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, vol. 127,

Baumgartner RJ; Kunzmann M; Spinks S; Bian X; John SG; Blaikie TN; Hu S, 2021, 'Zinc isotope composition of the Proterozoic clastic-dominated McArthur River Zn-Pb-Ag deposit, northern Australia', Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 139,

Caruso S; Van Kranendonk MJ; Baumgartner RJ; Fiorentini ML; Forster MA, 2021, 'The role of magmatic fluids in the ~3.48 Ga Dresser Caldera, Pilbara Craton: New insights from the geochemical investigation of hydrothermal alteration', Precambrian Research, vol. 362,

Kranendonk MV; Baumgartner R; Cady S; Campbell K; Damer B; Deamer D; Djokic T; Gangidine A; Ruff S; Walter MR, 2021, 'Terrestrial Hydrothermal Fields and the Search for Life in the Solar System', Bulletin of the AAS, vol. 53,

Murphy RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Baumgartner R; Ryan C, 2021, 'Biogenicity of Spicular Geyserite from Te Kopia, New Zealand: Integrated Petrography, High-Resolution Hyperspectral and Elemental Analysis', Astrobiology, vol. 21, pp. 115 - 135,

Van Kranendonk MJ; Baumgartner R; Djokic T; Ota T; Steller L; Garbe U; Nakamura E, 2021, 'Elements for the Origin of Life on Land: A Deep-Time Perspective from the Pilbara Craton of Western Australia', Astrobiology, vol. 21, pp. 39 - 59,

Aulbach S; Giuliani A; Fiorentini ML; Baumgartner RJ; Savard D; Kamenetsky VS; Caruso S; Danyushevky LV; Powell W; Griffin WL, 2021, 'Siderophile and chalcophile elements in spinels, sulphides and native Ni in strongly metasomatised xenoliths from the Bultfontein kimberlite (South Africa)', Lithos, vol. 380-381, pp. 105880 - 105880,

Baumgartner RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Fiorentini ML; Pagès A; Wacey D; Kong C; Saunders M; Ryan C, 2020, 'Formation of micro-spherulitic barite in association with organic matter within sulfidized stromatolites of the 3.48 billion-year-old Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton', Geobiology, vol. 18, pp. 415 - 425,

Baumgartner RJ; Caruso S; Fiorentini ML; Van Kranendonk MJ; Martin L; Jeon H; Pagès A; Wacey D, 2020, 'Sulfidization of 3.48 billion-year-old stromatolites of the Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton: Constraints from in-situ sulfur isotope analysis of pyrite', Chemical Geology, vol. 538,

Baumgartner RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Pagès A; Fiorentini ML; Wacey D; Ryan C, 2020, 'Accumulation of transition metals and metalloids in sulfidized stromatolites of the 3.48 billion–year–old Dresser Formation, Pilbara Craton', Precambrian Research, vol. 337,

Baumgartner RJ; Van Kranendonk MJ; Wacey D; Fiorentini ML; Saunders M; Caruso S; Pages A; Homann M; Guagliardo P, 2019, 'Nano-porous pyrite and organic matter in 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolites record primordial life', Geology, vol. 47, pp. 1039 - 1043,

Daly L; Lee MR; Piazolo S; Griffin S; Bazargan M; Campanale F; Chung P; Cohen BE; Pickersgill AE; Hallis LJ; Trimby PW; Baumgartner R; Forman LV; Benedix GK, 2019, 'Boom boom pow: Shock-facilitated aqueous alteration and evidence for two shock events in the Martian nakhlite meteorites', Science Advances, vol. 5,

Daly L; Piazolo S; Lee MR; Griffin S; Chung P; Campanale F; Cohen BE; Hallis LJ; Trimby PW; Baumgartner R; Forman LV; Benedix GK, 2019, 'Understanding the emplacement of Martian volcanic rocks using petrofabrics of the nakhlite meteorites', Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol. 520, pp. 220 - 230,

Caruso S; Fiorentini ML; Hollis SP; LaFlamme C; Baumgartner RJ; Steadman JA; Savard D, 2018, 'The fluid evolution of the Nimbus Ag-Zn-(Au) deposit: An interplay between mantle plume and microbial activity', Precambrian Research, vol. 317, pp. 211 - 229,

Baumgartner RJ; Baratoux D; Gaillard F; Fiorentini ML, 2017, 'Numerical modelling of erosion and assimilation of sulfur-rich substrate by martian lava flows: Implications for the genesis of massive sulfide mineralization on Mars', Icarus, vol. 296, pp. 257 - 274,

Baumgartner RJ; Fiorentini ML; Lorand JP; Baratoux D; Zaccarini F; Ferrière L; Prašek MK; Sener K, 2017, 'The role of sulfides in the fractionation of highly siderophile and chalcophile elements during the formation of martian shergottite meteorites', Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 210, pp. 1 - 24,

Baumgartner RJ; Fiorentini ML; Baratoux D; Ferrière L; Locmelis M; Tomkins A; Sener KA, 2017, 'The variability of ruthenium in chromite from chassignite and olivine-phyric shergottite meteorites: New insights into the behavior of PGE and sulfur in Martian magmatic systems', Meteoritics and Planetary Science, vol. 52, pp. 333 - 350,

Baumgartner RJ; Fiorentini ML; Baratoux D; Micklethwaite S; Sener AK; Lorand JP; McCuaig TC, 2015, 'Magmatic controls on the genesis of Ni-Cu±(PGE) sulphide mineralisation on Mars', Ore Geology Reviews, vol. 65, pp. 400 - 412,

Baumgartner RJ; Zaccarini F; Garuti G; Thalhammer OAR, 2013, 'Mineralogical and geochemical investigation of layered chromitites from the Bracco-Gabbro complex, Ligurian ophiolite, Italy', Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, vol. 165, pp. 477 - 493,


Griffin S; Daly L; Piazolo S; Forman LV; Cohen BE; Lee M; Trimby PW; Baumgartner R; Benedix GK; Hoefnagels B, Can the magmatic conditions of the Martian nakhlites be discerned via investigation of clinopyroxene and olivine crystallographic slip-systems?,

Griffin S; Daly L; Keller T; Piazolo S; Forman LV; Lee M; Cohen BE; Baumgartner R; Trimby PW; Benedix GK; Irving T; Hoefnagels B, Constraints on the emplacement of Martian nakhlite igneous rocks and their source volcano from advanced micro-petrofabric analysis,

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