AAD Australian Antarctic Division

ACILP Australia China Institutional Links Program

AGSO    Australian Geological Survey Organisation

AGU American Geophysical Union

AMIRA Australian Mineral Industry Research Association

ANU Australian National University

APA (I) Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry)

APWP Apparent polar wander path

ARC Australian Research Council

ASAC Antarctic Science Advisory Committee

AusAID Australian Agency for International Development

BSE Back-Scattered Electron

CODES   Centre for Ore Deposit Studies

CRC Cooperative Research Centre

CSIRO (EM) Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation     (Exploration and Mining)

DEETYA Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs

DETYA Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs (from 1998)

DIATREEM Consulting company within MRL

DIST Department of Industry, Science and Technology

EMP  Electron Microprobe

GAU Geochemical Analysis Unit (Department of Earth and Planetary    Sciences, Macquarie University)

GIS Geographic Information System

GLITTER GEMOC Laser ICPMS Total Trace Element Reduction

GPS Global Positioning System

HIAF Heavy Ion Analytical Facility

ICPMS Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer

IREX International Research Exchange Program of ARC

JCU James Cook University

LA-ICPMS Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer

LAM Laser Ablation Microprobe

MC-ICPMS Multi-Collector ICPMS

MUECRG Macquarie University External Collaborative Research Grants

MUIPRA Macquarie University International Postgraduate Research Award

MUPRF Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fellowship

MURAACE Macquarie University Research Award for Areas and Centres of    Excellence

MURDS Macquarie University Research Development Scheme

MURG Macquarie University Research Grants

MURF Macquarie University Research Fellowship

NMP Nuclear Microprobe

NSF  National Science Foundation

NSWGS New South Wales Geological Survey

ODP Ocean Drilling Program (International Consortium)

IPRS International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

P Pressure

PDF Postdoctoral Fellow (ARC Fellowship)

PIGE Proton Induced Gamma-ray Emission

PIXE Proton Induced X-ray Emission

PMP Proton Microprobe

QDME Queensland Department of Minerals and Energy

QUT Queensland University of Technology

RIBG Research Infrastructure Block Grant

RIEFP Research Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Program

RSES Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU

SNMP Scanning Nuclear Microprobe

SPIRT Strategic Partnership with Industry - Research and Training

SUCOGG Sydney Universities Consortium of Geology and Geophysics

T Temperature

UN University of Newcastle

UNE  University of New England

UNSW University of New South Wales

UWS University of Western Sydney

XRF X-Ray Fluorescence

2000 Annual Report