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Walter Witt

Adjunct Research Fellow

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details

+61 8 9272 1037
+61 437 137 926


Walter has worked as a geoscientist since 1973, in Industry, government and academic positions, primarily as an exploration geologist or in research positions directed to the application of geoscientific data and methods to the discovery of mineral deposits.  He currently works as The Walter Witt Experience, consulting and contracting to a range of Industry, government and academic clients.

Walter’s early career was focussed on nickel and gold exploration in the Yilgarn Craton, and geological mapping and gold mineralisation studies in the Yilgarn for the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA).  In 1998, he was awarded the Geological Society of Australia’s Gibb-Maitland Medal for substantial contributions to geoscience in Western Australia, with particular consideration given to contributions that relate to the occurrence or discovery of mineral resources.  Since 2005, he has worked as a geological consultant in Australia, Asia, Africa and South America.  Currently, Walter is compiling a Yilgarn Gold Exploration Atlas for the CET and GSWA.

Research interests

•    Mineral Exploration (particularly gold but including base metals and rare earth elements)
•    Geological mapping and exploration target generation
•    Structural geology
•    Hydrothermal alteration
•    Igneous and hydrothermal geochemistry and their application to minerals exploration


An Explorer's Guide to Hydrothermal Alteration in the Yilgarn Craton and Beyond

Research Output / Publications

UWA Research Repository