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Integrated Exploration Targeting

Drawing on the breadth of experience and talent within the CET, we can design integrated research programmes across disciplines and commodity specialisation to address practical problems in exploration targeting at any scale - from greenfields strategy to ore shoot characterisation and prediction. Our specialist teams work together to provide practical solutions to meet the challenges facing the modern exploration industry.

Projects can be pursued across a range of commodities in response to industry demand and strategic alignment with ongoing research streams at the Centre. Research outcomes and expertise are combined to provide:

  • comprehensive understanding of the 4D evolution of host terrains,

  • the position of the respective mineral systems within this framework,

  • the extraction of mappable criteria that can be applied to exploration strategies within a business risk framework at all scales, and

  • the development of tools and techniques to more effectively target major mineral deposits.

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  • 30 November 2014

    Colour Maps for Relief Shading

    Relief shading can be a very effective way of presenting spatial datasets. By treating the data as if it is a 3D surface and generating shading corresponding to the surface being ‘illuminated’ from some direction, we can use the eye's innate ability to interpret sha...

    Peter Kovesi

  • 31 August 2014

    Chasing Footprints of an Elusive Quarry

    Remobilization of metals during post-deposition hydrothermal alteration of magmatic sulfide ores has the potential to produce distinct haloes far greater in scale than the source ore body. Recognition of such dispersed signatures may dramatically enlarge the detectable footprin...

    Margaux Le Vaillant

  • 28 February 2014

    A Social License to Undertake Research

    Modern research science is a capital-intensive industry. Scientific resources and agencies are concentrated in wealthy developed nations with the economic and infrastructure base to support such fundamental endeavours. Nature, however, respects no such distinctions - and we com...

    Mark Jessell, Geoff Batt

  • 28 February 2014

    The ongoing search for Hadean crust on Earth

    The familiar concentric layer cake structure of the Earth depicted in textbooks formed within a few hundred million years of the accretion of the planet. This is when the metallic core segregated, the oceans condensed, the atmosphere outgassed and the first rocky crust formed....

    Tony Kemp

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    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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  • 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
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  • UNCOVER, towards the future of Australian exploration

    Mar 04, 2015
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  • The CET and Advanced Logic Technology (ALT) are proud to announce the Image and Structure Interpretation (ISI) workspace for WellCAD 5.1

    Feb 27, 2015
    The Centre for Exploration Targeting and Advanced Logic Technology (ALT) are proud to announce the Image and Structure Interpretation (ISI) workspace for WellCAD 5.1, a leading software product for downhole data processing and management. The ISI workspace provides auto-picking functionality and an accompanying workflow to rapidly and objectively process downhole acoustic and optical televiewer images, and formation micro-imager images. This is the culmination of a project initiated in 2008 at CET, supported from 2010 by Rio Tinto, and more recently supported by a UWA Pathfinder grant leading to its commercialisation with ALT.
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