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Professor David Giles, Director Centre for Mineral Exploration Under Cover

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
G09, Mawson Laboratories
North Terrace Campus

Telephone: +61 8 8303 7361
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4347

The latest news related to the CMXUC

Highlights for the year 2007

  • Total full time staff increase to 6, with the employment of Doctor Katherine Selway and Michelle Goryniuk.

  • Doctor Guillaume Backé has been offered and accepted a 12-month extension to his contract, starting in January 2008. Doctor Guillaume Backé will continue his work on the stratigraphic and structural architecture of the Adelaidean Basin, providing important constraints for mineral and geothermal exploration.

  • Doctor Caroline Forbes has won a DEST Endeavour Research Fellowship, which will take her to Kochi University in Japan for 6 months from September 2009.

  • CMXUC and PIRSA receives $430,000 grant to study tectonics and mineral potential of the Northern Gawler Craton. Total external research funding generated by CMXUC now exceeds $1M in less than 2 years operating.

  • CMXUC and PIRSA Stuart Corridor seismic project ranked #1 of AuScope deep seismic proposals.

  • CMXUC will co-ordinate MTEC Minerals Geoscience Honours Program, involving 8 universities across the country in 2008. The program for 2008.

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  • In 2007 Industry Partners and Collaborators included:

Adelaide Resources Hillgrove Resources
Anglo American Iluka
Barrick Australia Pacific Maximus Resources
BHP Billiton Monash University
Copper Range Oxiana - Prominent Hill
CSIRO Perilya
Department of Primary Industry - Vic. PIRSA
Department of Primary Resources - NSW Torrens Energy
Dominion Gold Operations Teck Cominco Australia
Geoscience Australia Terramin
Heathgate Resources