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Landmark Australian gold mine emissions study warns on impact of falling grades

Jul 02, 2020

New research into Australia's gold mines revealed "consistent, significant relationships" between gold grade and greenhouse gas emissions intensity per ounce, with average gold grades to fall 44% by 2029 that will significantly boost that intensity. The research will be published in Journal of Cleaner Production in September by CSA Global principal geologist Sam Ulrich, who is undertaking his doctorate in geological controls on the operating cost structure of Australian and New Zealand gold mines under the supervision of his co-authors, Allan Trench and Steffen Hagemann, at the Centre for Exploration Targeting in Perth, Australia. The study is titled "Greenhouse gas emissions and production cost footprints in Australian gold mines." It is the first to investigate whether relationships exist between greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption with reported costs of production, all-in sustaining costs, the source of the gold mined — open pit, underground or both — and the individual mine power source.

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Advanced modelling technique unearths deep secrets from a textbook example of continental subduction

Jun 05, 2020

In a field trip to the western Alps in 2017 a small team including UWA Adjunct Researcher Dr Huaiyu Yuan, set to explore a “textbook” tectonic subduction zone using novel Bayesian Transdimensional Tomographic Inversion modelling.

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2019 IOM3 Mann Redmayne medal recipient - Rhys (Sam) Davies

Apr 30, 2020

Congratulations to Rhys (Sam) Davies on winning the 2019 IOM3 Mann Redmayne medal for his paper: "Litho-structural controls on orogenic gold deposits within the Sandstone greenstone belt, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia: implications for exploration targeting."

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ARC-funded Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science

Apr 30, 2020

Alan Aitken is the UWA lead researcher on a successful bid for a $20M ARC-funded Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science that will revolutionise predictions of the future of East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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ARC Linkage Success

Apr 28, 2020

Congratulations to Marco Fiorentini & team on receiving an ARC Linkage Project Award to investigate 'Experimental constraints on the genesis of gold-rich ore deposits' with partners RioTinto, Newmont, Anglo American & AngloGold Ashanti.

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RECENT ADVANCES IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

Apr 15, 2020

Presentations now available!

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