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West African Exploration Initiative Stage 3

Jun 17, 2014

The CET is taking a lead role in Stage 3 of the West African Exploration Initiative, which starts this September with a kick-off sponsors meeting in Dakar, Senegal. The West African Exploration Initiative (WAXI) is an ambitious research and training program led by a consortium of partner institutions, focused on the mineral potential of the West African Craton. This initiative, which commenced in November 2006, has been principally funded by the international Mining Industry and the Australian Government (AusAID & ARC), via an AMIRA International consortium. AMIRA International is an industry association dedicated to supporting collaborative minerals industry research. Capacity building activities have led to over 35 graduate projects, half of them taken up by African students, and an average of 5 short courses per year, run exclusively in West Africa. The WAXI project has a close collaboration with the International Mining for Development Centre (www.IM4DC.org).

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Geophysics book sheds new light on mineral exploration

Jun 13, 2014

A new book co-authored by UWA Professor of Geophysics Mike Dentith looks set to become a valuable aid to mineral exploration. Partly textbook, partly based on research, ‘Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist’ is about how geophysics is used in the search for mineral deposits It has been written with the needs of the mineral exploration geologist in mind and for the geophysicist requiring further information about data interpretation. Also for the mining engineer and other professionals, including managers, who have a need to understand geophysical techniques applied to mineral exploration.

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CET Researchers contribute to Mineral Policy and Mineral Economics Course for Multinational Delegation

Jun 03, 2014

Researchers from the CET Progressive Risk and Value theme will deliver lectures to a multi-national delegation of around twenty IM4DC scholars during June-July in Perth. Professors Pietro Guj, Allan Trench, Bryan Maybee, Dan Packey and CET PhD researcher John Sykes will all contribute to the course in their areas of research specality. Delegates to the IM4DC course are typically senior-level decision-makers and will visit Perth from Fiji, Ghana, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, Mongolia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Unearthed Hackathon Challenge 2014

May 12, 2014

Bringing together the startup culture of Silicon Valley and the vast opportunities for innovation presented by the data-intensive modern mining industry operating here in Perth, the Unearthed Hackathon is an event conceived to spark innovation in mining-related data analysis. With sponsors including the Australian Department of Industry, WA Department of Mines and Petroleum, and CET corporate members Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Gold Fields among other industry players, the inaugural event over the weekend of 2-4 May this year saw participating teams of data analysts and programmers provided with a wide range of datasets including drillhole logs, airborne geophysics, and production data from mining operations. Within a time limit of 54 hours, teams were tasked with developing and presenting a working piece of software for displaying and processing some element of the provided data to solve a range of real operational problems.

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Keynote Address - "The Way Forward - Mining and Energy Accounting Forum"

Mar 17, 2014

This first-of-its-kind forum has been designed to launch the resources sector into tomorrow, and pioneers a new format where objectives are defined, solutions are reached as a group, and you leave with actions you can implement. In an interactive environment with key players from your sector, gain industry insights from leading figures, share technical developments, and hone leadership skills for continued success. This forum will play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of this sector. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it from the ground up.

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Professor Mark Jessell honoured with the Bruce Hobbs Medal

Feb 21, 2014

Professor Jessell was awarded the highly prized Bruce Hobbs medal for Structural Geology at the 2014 meeting of the GSA’s Specialist Group for Structural Geology and Tectonics in Thredbo. One of the Society’s most significant honours, this medal takes its name from renowned structural geologist and science administrator Bruce Hobbs, and is awarded biennially by the SGTSG for outstanding contributions to structural geology.

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Victoria retains CET's expert for advice on brown coal strategy

Jan 07, 2014

Professor Pietro Guj and the Centre for Exploration Targeting were commissioned by the Government of Victoria to provide expert advice in the formulation of the new State mineral royalties regime for Brown Coal.

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World Bank's and CET's Source Book on "How to improve mining tax administration and collection frameworks" now published

Dec 06, 2013

The World Bank and the Centre for Exploration Targeting have jointly published a Source Book on "How to improve mining tax administration and collection frameworks".

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CET to run a series of mining taxation seminars for the World Bank and AusAID in Africa

Dec 06, 2013

The CET has concluded negotiations for the first of three projects to be conducted for the World Bank and AusAID in Africa in 2014. The project, which is directed by Prof. Pietro Guj with the support of A/Prof. Bryan Maybee, entails the preparation of training material to be used for the delivery of three workshops on the theme of "How to improve mining tax administration and collection frameworks".

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Pilbara home to 3.5 billion-year-old bacterial ecosystems

Nov 12, 2013

Evidence of complex microbial ecosystems dating back almost 3.5 billion years has been found in Western Australia's Pilbara region by an international team including UWA Research Assistant Professor David Wacey

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