Dresser Formation in the Pilbara

Ancient rock remains reveal signs pointing to earliest life on Earth

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ancient rock remains in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia hold the key to analysing some of the earliest signs of life on Earth, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with a global team of scientists.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships attract world's best minds

Friday, 29 May 2015

Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.


Scientific study shines new light on the source of diamonds

Monday, 20 April 2015

A team of specialists from four Australian universities, including The University of Western Australia, has established the exact source of a diamond-bearing rock for the first time.

Antartic research

Australian geology under ice: what does it mean for the Antarctic ice sheet?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

An international research team has generated the first comprehensive map of geology beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet that will help to understand long-term changes in the largest ice sheet on the planet.

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh and UWA Chancellor Michael Chaney

Rio Tinto chief awarded honorary doctorate

Friday, 28 March 2014

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh is one of several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions to the community has been recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations for more than 3,800 students.

Interactive visualisation of magnetic and gravity data over multiple scales

Geophysics researchers win innovation award

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A team of researchers at The University of Western Australia has been recognised for its work to develop the most innovative use of a geophysical technique.

CET Director Professor Cam McCuaig

Boost for mineral exploration and mine development

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

UWA's Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) has formed a partnership with a leading seismic company HiSeis to expand high-resolution seismic profiling techniques into mineral exploration and mine development.

Adjunct Professor Mark Jessell

New research fellow to boost WA mineral exploration

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

An international leader in structural geoscience has been awarded a Western Australia Research Fellowship, based at The University of Western Australia's Centre for Exploration Targeting.

Professor Pietro Guj

Royalties make mining suffer: Expert

Friday, 30 November 2012

The minerals royalty system is economically inefficient and leads to sub-optimal exploitation of mineral resources in WA, according to a leading industry commentator.

Dr Anthony Kemp

Zircon crystals reveal onset of plate tectonics

Thursday, 31 May 2012

We're familiar with the theory that the Earth's crust is composed of tectonic plates that move, sometimes dramatically to create earthquakes and tsunamis - but until recently, nobody knew how long this movement has been going on.

UWA leads in research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

The University of Western Australia cemented its place as the state's leading research institution with the announcement of a total of $16.6 million in Federal Government grants awarded by the Australian Research Council.

Resources state universities, UQ and UWA, to lead international mining centre

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland have welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Julia Gillard of an international mining centre to facilitate greater prosperity for developing nations.

New evidence for first production of oxygen on earth

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A new study is believed to have resolved a major debate about when oxygen began to be produced on Earth and how long it took before oxygen levels were enough to support the growth of life.

Assistant Professor Daniel Wedge

CET Researcher awarded UWA Research Development Award

Monday, 12 September 2011

CET researcher Daniel Wedge is the recipient of a highly acclaimed UWA Research Development Award.

Structural complexity heat maps

Official commercial release for CET developed software extensions

Monday, 12 September 2011

The CET has officially released the grid analysis update and porphyry analysis extension through Geosoft in July 2011

Dr. Leon Bagas in Greenland

CET staff keep warm in Greenland

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Dr. Leon Bagas (CET) recently found himself alongside Polar Bears and ice bergs working with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

Assoc Professor and students at AIG Careers in geoscience Event

CET attends AIG sponsored Careers in Geoscience for UWA

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The 2011 Careers in Geoscience event which was held at NIB stadium on Tuesday 16th August was attended by 73 of UWA School of Earth and Environments (SEE) undergraduate student.

CET Corporate Member a 2011 finalist for Explorer of the Year.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Ausgold, a CET corporate member, has recently been nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Australian Mining Prospects Awards for Explorer of the Year.  The award is for the project in Katanning/Boddington South.

Gold Bars

CET gold team identifies new tenements in the Yilgarn for Ausgold

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

The CET has provided the expert researchers who recently helped in the discovery of new tenement areas in the Archean Greenstone for Ausgold.

CET Director,  Winthrop Professor T. Campbell McCuaig

Canada commits US$25 million to exploration and mining.

Monday, 11 April 2011

As delegates and companies flock to Canadian show, speakers focus on gold-price highs and a weak US dollar and the need to discover ‘quality resources."  The CET Director, Prof. T. Campbell McCuaig (pictured) was honoured to be invited to present at the 4-day Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) convention in March 2011.