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 its 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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8 Apr

Report M0451 research findings - Defining the impacts of mineral by-product re-use

MRIWA-sponsored research at the ChemCentre in Western Australia has validated procedures and standards allowing long-term environmental interactions of mineral processing residues and other industrial by-products to be predicted for local soils and climatic conditions. This capacity will provide greater certainty to ...

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23 Mar

Reducing mineral exploration risk through innovative geophysical analysis

MRIWA-sponsored research project M493 has produced an innovative technique for analysing seismic and magnetotelluric data. Developed by Professor Brett Harris and his team at Curtin University’s WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering, this cooperative inversion method can reveal previously hidden ...

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