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Ravi Schreefel

PhD student
School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

Robert Street Building - Room 226
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
School of Earth Sciences
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway


Ravi grew up in the city centre of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It was here that Ravi complete his BSc and MSc studies in Earth Sciences at the VU University of Amsterdam. During his BSc studies he got fascinated about economic geology and magmatism. He followed therefore the minor Resource Engineering at the University of Technology in Delft (2014) and studied for his BSc-thesis (2015) the Kyra eruption sequence (Greece) to understand the magma chamber processes of the Nisyros. During his MSc-degree, he studied, together with two fellow students, the tectono-stratigraphical and geochemical evolution of the Cenozoic Kozak Magmatic Province in Western Anatolia (2016-2017). To specify further in economic geology, Ravi did an exchange semester (2016) with the ETH Zürich to follow courses in ore geology and geochemistry. For his MSc-thesis (2018-2019), he studied pyrites in the Archean Overman Gold Deposit in Suriname to put petrographical and geochemical constraints on the provenance of sulphur-bearing fluids.

Ravi began his PhD with CET in November 2019 under the supervision of Steffen Hagemann, Tony Kemp, Marco Fiorentini and Nico Thébaud. The aim of his research project is to constrain the petrogenetic and metallogenic evolution of intrusive rocks in the Dorothy Hills greenstone belt (camp-scale; Yamarna terrane, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia) with a special focus on the Gruyere gold deposit (deposit-scale). This study will use a combination of fieldwork, petrographical, geochemical and geochronological methods to better understand the geological context.

During his studies, Ravi worked as an assistant in an artisanal metalworking company and as a freelance tutor in various high-school courses. In his free time, he likes wrestling, climbing and travelling with his motorcycle. Ravi has a wide variety of research interests involving economic geology, geochemistry, volcanology and petrology.


Ravi Schreefel