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Professor Pietro Guj becomes Expert Advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Aug 10, 2015

Professor Pietro Guj has been invited to become an 'Expert Advisor' to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and recently to be a key speaker to their "Natural Resource Taxation in the Asia-Pacific Region" to be held in Jakarta on August 11-13, 2015.

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Exploration IPO performance: more ‘what you do’ than ‘who you are’

Jun 16, 2015

This week Chris Gemell guests in to Strictly Boardroom to look for clues to share price performance among more than 100 exploration IPOs. The ultimate success for a mineral exploration company is to locate an exciting new discovery that quickly progresses from first drill intersection towards a low-cost operating mine. For all but very few exploration companies, however, such success does not occur immediately, if indeed at all.

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The Centre for Exploration Targeting commercialises automated structure detection and analysis software for downhole images

Jun 11, 2015

Innovative data analysis algorithms and workflows developed by the Centre for Exploration Targeting within UWA's School of Earth and Environment have recently been released as a module for the leading downhole data processing and management package WellCAD. We anticipate that this will significantly improve the speed and quality of processing of downhole images in the minerals and petroleum industries. The algorithms and workflow have been in development by the Geophysics and Computational Analysis group at the CET since 2008, leading to a collaboration with Rio Tinto from 2010 to 2013, followed by a partnership with Advanced Logic Technology (developers of WellCAD) funded by a UWA Pathfinder grant. This release follows the CET's success in commercialising the CET Grid Analysis plugins for Geosoft's Oasis Montaj.

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International Collegiate Programming Contest CET Participant

May 11, 2015

Michael Martis, a member of the computational data analysis group at CET will participate in the world final of the International Collegiate Programming Contest which will be held on the 20th of May at Marrakesh in Morocco. This contest is a 5 hour programming and problem solving competition (more info: http://icpc.baylor.edu/worldfinals/pdf/Factsheet.pdf).

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Mineral Systems: Key to Exploration Targeting

May 08, 2015

The Mineral System concept underpins many current exploration geoscience initiatives, yet it there are differing opinions on what a mineral system is. In this presentation at the world’s largest mining conference (PDAC, Toronto), CET Director Professor Cam McCuaig explains the concept and how it impacts on exploration strategy.”

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Allan Trench speaking at the 2015 AMEC Convention

May 05, 2015

Professor Allan Trench of the CET will present to the AMEC Convention in June on the outlook for Australian resources sector in the wake of the downturn in prices, most notably for iron ore. Allan's presentation, entitled "Australia Beyond The Iron Age" will seek to explain not only the prospects for iron ore but also for other commodities including nickel, gold, copper and which of the minor metals and mineral markets is likely to come to the fore in the years ahead.

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Did diamond-bearing orangeites originate from MARID-veined peridotites in the lithospheric mantle?

Apr 22, 2015

The CET’s very own Associate Professor Marco Fiorentini, along with his fellow researchers, attempted to answer this question with the final result published recently in Nature Communications (April 2015).

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CET researchers published in Special Publication

Apr 20, 2015

CET researchers published in Special Publication 393 from the Geological Society “Ore Deposits of a Changing Earth."

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Research Scholarship

Apr 17, 2015

University of WA student Cameron Adams, who plans to study the relationship between positive magnetic anomalies and nickel-sulphide deposits in Kambalda, has been named a winner of the Minerals Institute of WA postgraduate research scholarships.

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Spotting quality gold assets early

Mar 05, 2015

Recent CET Geoscience Honours Graduate, Matthew Kanakis, produces a landmark study which will interest both gold explorers and investors equally. The outcome, put simply shows that instead of costs falling as mine grade increased; there was no easily discernible relationship between costs and grade despite the abundance of cost and grade data in the study (which covered the information reported by companies throughout the July to September and October to December periods in 2013).

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