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Matthew Rowe

PhD student
School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Robert Street Building - Room 203
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway


PhD Research

My research encompasses a range of fields including igneous and metamorphic petrology, isotope geochemistry, and geochronology, with the aim of constraining models for Archaean crustal evolution, magmatism, and mineralisation.

My PhD project focuses on late Archaean granitic magmatism related to cratonisation and gold mineralisation in the Yilgarn Craton. Previous and ongoing research includes the origin of layered mafic intrusions and associated orthomagmatic mineralisation.


Origin of late Archaean granite from the Narryer Terrane, Yilgarn Craton.

Archaean crustal evolution of the Narryer Terrane and northwestern Murchison Domain of the Yilgarn Craton.

Origin of Neoarchaean lower-crustal granulite enclaves by means of zircon U-Pb-Th geochronology and O-Hf isotope tracing.

Petrogenesis of the Eoarchaean Manfred Complex layered mafic intrusion in the Narryer Terrane, Yilgarn Craton.


Dr Tony Kemp, Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, UWA

Dr Marco Fiorentini, Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, UWA-CET

Dr Michael Wingate, Geochronology and Geochemistry Manager, GSWA

Dr Malcolm Roberts, Senior Research Officer, CMCA


The Robert and Maude Gledden Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The Geological Survey of Western Australia