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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12 Nov

Report for MRIWA Project M477 is now available!

View the report MRIWA project M477: Jacob, R.;  Majewski, P. and Bruno, F. 201.87 “Investigation of Ore Settling in Molten Chloride Salts”  The objective of the current study was to determine a suitable method of separating reacted potassium feldspar ore from a chloride salt mixture while at temperatures above ...

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13 Nov

MRIWA Tech Talk - Lithsonic: Enabling a post-lithium-ion era

Come and listen to CSIRO's Daniel Jewell explain it's Lithium process technology, Lithsonic next Tuesday 12 November 8:30-10am at Mineral House, 100 Plain Street, East Perth. Tickets available through Eventbrite.  

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