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Abdulrhman Al Ghamdi

PhD student
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

Contact details

Robert Street Building, Rm 107
Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)
The University of Western Australia (M006)
35 Stirling Highway

+61 8 6488 1878


Abdulrhman Alghamdi is a PhD student visiting the CET from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), He received his Bachelor’s degree in geophysics from King Saud University in 2004 and then went on to complete his Master’s degree in geophysics from King Saud university in 2008, his Master’s Thesis is titled " An Investigation of the Structural Framework beneath Riyadh city using Gravity and Aeromagnetic Evidence" .After completing his studies, he secured a job at the Petroleum and Gas Research Institute, KACST in Saudi Arabia. Late 2012, he returned to study his PhD, after improving his English language at Centre for English Language Teaching in UWA. He is now looking forward to the experience of developing ongoing research relationships at UWA.
The PhD project of Abdulrhman is titled: “Deep Crustal and lithospheric Structure of the Warakurna Large Igneous Province and Implications for the Associated Magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE Mineral System", with supervision of Alan Aitken (University of Western Australia), and Mike Dentith (University of Western Australia). The project lead to understanding the geophysical characteristics of the deep crust and mantle in Warakurna Large Igneous Province,  and will improve understanding of Ni-Cu-PGE mineral systems and the identification of terrains prospective for this style of mineralisation.
The expected result of this project will be a 3D map of the structure of this poorly understood event, and provide a model of crustal-scale Ni-Cu-PGE mineral systematics that can be applicable to other regions.