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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13 Jan

MRIWA welcomes new chairperson

We are pleased to advise that Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston today announced the appointment of Miriam Stanborough as the new chairperson of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA). Miriam brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience working for mining and METS companies including ...

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1 Nov

Completion of Project M465 - Final report released - Deep crustal-scale structure, geological evolution and multi-commodity prospectivity analysis in the Halls Creek Orogen, Kimberley region, Western Australia

Dr Fariba Kohanpur’s PhD thesis provides a cross-disciplinary workflow leading to a better understanding of large-scale controls on tectonic evolution and mineralisation. This study focussed on the Halls Creek Orogen, Kimberley region, Western Australia. This research was conducted at the Centre for Exploration ...

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