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Jan 13, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to Professor Mark Jessell and Research Assistant Professor Weronika Gorczyk on their recent ARC Linkage Grant Success!

The Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, has announced the latest funding under the ARC Linkage Projects scheme.

The following grant, led by Prof Mark Jessell, was awarded to UWA: Evolution of Proterozoic multistage rift basins – key to mineral systems. $1,055,000 (ARC funds) & $900,837 in cash & $666,780 in-kind from the partner organisations: CSIRO, BHP Billiton, Independence Group, Geological Survey of Western Australia, Anglo American, Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia.

This project will deliver a new quantitative and integrated exploratory framework for the mineral industry in Australia’s frontier sedimentary basins by integrating the latest advances in laboratory experimental tectonics with thermo-mechanical numerical, surface process and geophysical modelling.



The project will use northern Australian basins as a natural laboratory to address the fundamental processes involved in the development of sedimentary ore systems. The project will investigate how they can be detected by modern exploration techniques using a multidisciplinary approach with a team of experts with backgrounds in mineral and petroleum systems.