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Nicholas Gardiner

Research Fellow
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Department of Applied Geology
Western Australian School of Mines
​Curtin University
Perth, WA

Tel: +61 8 9266 7969


Nick Gardiner is a Research Fellow at CET-Curtin Node. He has an undergraduate degree in geology from Oxford, a geochemistry MSc from Leeds, and then returned to Oxford to complete a DPhil (doctorate) in isotope and metamorphic geochemistry, working on polymetamorphic large garnet schists from New England. After a number of years slaving in the commodities markets and failing to make his fortune, Nick returned to Oxford (and academia) to complete a postdoc working on the tectonic and metallogenic evolution of Myanmar. His research involves using isotopic methods to unravel the tectonics and crustal evolution of terranes of interest, and then linking this to regional-scale metallogeny through mineral systems. At CET, he is involved in a range of projects across Australia and beyond. From his city life he retains an interest in minerals economics.