Welcome to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 to stimulate minerals research to support investment in, and operation of, a globally competitive minerals industry in Western Australia.

MRIWA’s primary function is to provide and administer funding grants to carry out minerals research.

The Institute collaborates with research and government entities in Australia and overseas.

MRIWA has a scholarships program for PhD candidates where the field of study is relevant to the MRIWA objectives as detailed in it’s Research Priority Plan.

As well as directly supporting minerals research projects, MRIWA funds are available for projects, programs and events that promote public awareness of, and interest in, minerals research, and to support related academic activities.


News and Events

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27 Nov

Our new CEO

The State Government announced Nicole Roocke as the new MRIWA CEO today. The members of the MRIWA Board, committees and management team are looking forward to supporting Nicole in her new role and acknowledge the great and wide range of skills and wisdom that she brings. In welcoming Nicole, MRIWA Chair Denise ...

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20 Nov

Project 432 published

A sequential leaching procedure was developed and optimised to meet the requirements for assessing potentially problematic mine waste produced by iron ore mining activities, focusing on those that have low sulfur concentration and /or are of complex mineralogy. The Report can be viewed and downloaded here.

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