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SAXI project moving to Stage 2

Sep 18, 2020

A new 3-year AMIRA Global collaborative research program has been given the go-ahead by three companies to continue the South American eXploration Initiative (SAXI), with a project start date of the 1st of October 2020. Additional sponsors may still join the project at this stage.

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CET researchers published in Special Publication

Sep 18, 2020

CET researchers published in Special Publication 393 from the Geological Society “Ore Deposits of a Changing Earth."

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CET featured in ABC evening news: Sulfur holds key to next generation of mining deposits

Sep 18, 2020

Research associate Dr. Crystal LaFlamme and PhD candidate Stefano Caruso were joined by Adjunct Professor and CET board member Dr. Jon Hronsky from Western Mining Services and featured in an ABC news clipping and article entitled: Sulfur could hold key to next generation of mining deposits, research says. At the Centre for Exploration Targeting at the University of Western Australia we work as a team in collaboration with students and colleagues from CSIRO, GSWA and Curtin University to incorporate geophysical and geochemical techniques to better target mineral systems that are often not exposed at the surface. Within the framework of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS), this project, funded by the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), is an extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of the latest advances in conceptual targeting models and technology to unlock the mineral wealth of Western Australia.

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In northern China, scientists have found what may be the 2 billion-year-old birthmarks of Earth’s first supercontinent

Aug 06, 2020

New paper co-authored by Huaiyu Yuan, Senior Research Fellow at the CET: "Seismological evidence for the earliest global subduction network at 2 Ga ago."

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Micro-credentials in 'Advanced Structural Geology' and 'Geophysical Exploration: Gravity and Magnetics'

Aug 05, 2020

Applications for the new UWA micro-credentials in 'Advanced Structural Geology' and 'Geophysical Exploration: Gravity and Magnetics' are now open!

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New Member: Valuation & Resource Management

Jul 08, 2020

The CET welcomes Valuation & Resource Management as a new Member.

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Landmark Australian gold mine emissions study warns on impact of falling grades

Jul 02, 2020

New research into Australia's gold mines revealed "consistent, significant relationships" between gold grade and greenhouse gas emissions intensity per ounce, with average gold grades to fall 44% by 2029 that will significantly boost that intensity. The research will be published in Journal of Cleaner Production in September by CSA Global principal geologist Sam Ulrich, who is undertaking his doctorate in geological controls on the operating cost structure of Australian and New Zealand gold mines under the supervision of his co-authors, Allan Trench and Steffen Hagemann, at the Centre for Exploration Targeting in Perth, Australia. The study is titled "Greenhouse gas emissions and production cost footprints in Australian gold mines." It is the first to investigate whether relationships exist between greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption with reported costs of production, all-in sustaining costs, the source of the gold mined — open pit, underground or both — and the individual mine power source.

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Advanced modelling technique unearths deep secrets from a textbook example of continental subduction

Jun 05, 2020

In a field trip to the western Alps in 2017 a small team including UWA Adjunct Researcher Dr Huaiyu Yuan, set to explore a “textbook” tectonic subduction zone using novel Bayesian Transdimensional Tomographic Inversion modelling.

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2019 IOM3 Mann Redmayne medal recipient - Rhys (Sam) Davies

Apr 30, 2020

Congratulations to Rhys (Sam) Davies on winning the 2019 IOM3 Mann Redmayne medal for his paper: "Litho-structural controls on orogenic gold deposits within the Sandstone greenstone belt, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: implications for exploration targeting."

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