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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26 Feb

Launch of our new Research Priority Plan

MRIWA’s Research Priority Plan was officially launched on Wednesday 26 February 2020 by Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the Hon. Bill Johnston, MLA.    The Research Priority Plan describes the medium to long term knowledge and technology needs of the State’s minerals industry to ensure it can deliver an economic and ...

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17 Feb

New MRIWA report released - M476 An Integrated Multi-Scale Study of Crustal Structure and Prospectivity of the Eastern Yilgarn Craton and Adjacent Albany-Fraser Orogen

MRIWA-sponsored research at the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) has developed an improved method for identifying hidden domains of potential mineral endowment. Using innovative machine learning technology, Dr Lindsay and his team at the CET can enhance and integrate multiple geophysical datasets to better recognise ...

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