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Mike Dentith

Winthrop Professor
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Geography & Geology Building, Rm 115
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+618 6488 2676

Mike Dentith is Professor of Geophysics and joint leader of the Geophysics & Image Analysis theme.  He has a Ph.D in geophysics from the University of Glasgow and spend 2 years working as a post-doctoral fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland before joining UWA in 1990.

Key Research

  • Geophysical responses of mineral deposits and mineralised terrains.
  • Unconventional methods of enhancing geophysical datasets. 
  • Intra-plate seismicity of Western Australia


Dentith, M. and Mudge, S.T., 2014.  Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist Cambridge University Press, 438 pp plus on line Appendices.

Smith, R.J., Frankcombe, K.M., Peters, W.S. and Dentith, M.C., 2017.  Geophysics of Australian orebodies.  In, Phillips, N., (ed), Australian Ore Deposits.  AusIMM Monograph 32, 21-26.

Pina-Varas, P. and Dentith, M., 2018.  Magnetotelluric data from the eastern Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia: An example of widespread out-of-quadrant phase responses.  Geophysical Journal International. 212, 1022-1032.

Dentith, M.C., Yuan, H., Pina-Varas, P., Johnson, S. and Murdie, R., in press.  Application of deep–penetrating geophysical methods to mineral exploration: examples from Western Australia. Geophysics 83,