Mawson Geo Centre researchers study the formation and occurrence of mineral deposits. We do this through the projects shown below, and collaboratively with industry through the Deep Exploration Technologies CRC and the MinEx CRC proposal.
The aims are to enhance our ability to drill and to understand the materials that come from drilling, to improve vectoring towards mineral deposits.
This project is researching the trace element signatures of iron oxides (hematite and magnetite) for the benefit of Australia’s IOCG ores. Contact the Chief Investigator, Dr Cristiana Ciobanu, for more information.
Hub researchers are developing and testing new, cost-effective ways to remove non-target metals from copper concentrates from ores in South Australia
This project is looking at a wide range of mineral deposits to find the best research strategies for discovering the next major mineral deposit. It has a strong training
This annual summer school, hosted by the University of Adelaide and supported by the Minerals Council of Australia, is training tomorrow’s leading mineral
The CRC’s new technologies are routinely used in mineral exploration for successful, cost-effective, environmentally-friendly and safe ways to drill, analyse
and target both ‘greenfield’ and ‘brownfield’ areas.