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Allan Trench Addresses Women in Mining and Resources WA Seminar

Feb 13, 2015

Professor Allan Trench of the CET was among the industry and academic speakers invited to address the 2014 Women in Mining and Resources WA (WIMWA) seminar on September 12th. This event – a major annual feature of the WIMWA programme since its inception in 2003 – provides a venue for women working in the mining and resources sectors to expand their industry knowledge and professional networks. Allan spoke to the 500 delegates on the economic outlook for Australian mineral commodities and its relevance to mining sector workforces, joining industry speakers including WIMWA founder Sabina Shugg – currently at KPMG – Atlas Iron Chairman David Flanagan, and Managing Principal at Alternate Futures, Denise Goldsworthy.

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Stimulating Discussions at the AIG Mineral Systems Workshop

Feb 13, 2015

The Australian Institute for Geoscientists (AIG) recently held a 1-day Mineral Systems workshop in Perth WA. Amongst the presenters, CET’s Director, T. Campbell McCuaig and Deputy Director, John Miller discussed the Mineral Systems Concept and recent developments in understanding gold formation in the Yilgarn, respectively. CET researcher, Paul Duuring, presented on BIF-hosted iron and compared the traditional ore deposit model approach to the more “holistic” mineral system model

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UWA’s EJ Holden, building bridges between computational science and geoscience

Jul 08, 2014

Associate Professor Eun-Jung Holden, or EJ as she is known to most, is a perfect example of the sort of academic the Energy and Minerals Institute has the pleasure of working with in collaboration with industry

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WA Information Technology & Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) gala awards dinner

Jul 04, 2014

The annual WA Information Technology & Telecommunications Alliance (WAiTTA) gala awards dinner was held on 20 June at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. These awards recognise outstanding innovations in the ICT sector developed in WA in the last year. CET Research Associate Tom Horrocks was one of five honours students shortlisted from WA for the student project award for his Honours thesis in 2012/13, entitled "From Data to Strata: Recognising and Correlating Coal Seam Patterns Across Wireline Logs".

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A collaborative research between CET, Monash and GSWA winning an ARC Linkage grant

Jul 01, 2014

Researchers from CET, GSWA and Monash University were successful in winning a grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage scheme. The project is titled “Reducing 3D Geological Uncertainty via Improved Data Interpretation Methods”.

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Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents

Jun 25, 2014

A collaborative research team has discovered an important link between the eruption of Earth's hottest lavas, the location of some of the largest ore deposits and the emergence of the first land masses on the planet - the continents - more than 2500 million years ago. The research team includes researchers from the Centre for Exploration Targeting at The University of Western Australia and Curtin University, which are key nodes of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems, in collaboration with colleagues from CSIRO and the Geological Survey of Western Australia.

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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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