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Mawson Building
North Terrace Campus

Telephone: +61 8 8313 5324
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4347

About TRaX


To understand the evolving Earth and its resource potential.


To be the foremost provider of research and teaching in tectonics, resources and exploration in Australia - and to provide focused research into South Australia's unique geological characteristics.


The Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX)'s objective is to support and enhance the fundamental and applied geoscience research undertaken at The University of Adelaide. As part of this TRaX supports the building of multidisciplinary teams that cross traditional university boundaries and tackle major issues in mineral and energy resources.

Key objectives include:

  • To support and enhance national and international research excellence in tectonics and resource exploration.
  • To educate students in the latest research technologies in order to provide the next generation of geoscience researchers and a highly trained geoscience workforce.
  • To use our research outcomes to influence exploration strategies and methods in the resources sector.
  • To use our expertise to influence government resources policy.

The People

TRaX membership is quite broad, encompassing researchers from the following schools within the University:

  • School of Petroleum
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • SA Museum
  • Adelaide Microscopy

TRaX staff collectively deliver expertise in mineral, energy and resources and innovative, cross-disciplinary research within the areas of Tectonics, Petroleum and Minerals Geoscience, Geophysics, Metallogeny and Structural Geology.

Find out more about the TRaX team