News and Events
Minister Johnson released the results of research findings for MRIWA project M0494 today. Researchers led by Dr John Walshe at CSIRO have developed a new cost-effective geochemical exploration method allowing the targeting of precious metal resources that have eluded traditional exploration methods. This research will enhance the potential for discovery of new resources in the Eastern Yilgarn region and may have applications in mineral exploration around the world. Read the Minister's media release here. Read the technical report summarising the findings of project M0494. Published 28 May 2020
MRIWA-sponsored research in project M0436 by scientists from CSIRO, The Centre for Exploration Targeting, and Curtin University has developed new understanding of the mineral endowment of Western Australia’s Capricorn region. The team gathered new insight into the evolution of the region, and developed innovative approaches using groundwater chemistry and sulfur isotope data to recognise potential mineralisation buried beneath barren cover rocks. The technical report summarising the findings of this research can be found at https://geodocs.dmirs.wa.gov.au/Web/document/493276. Read the full MRIWA media release.
MRIWA congratulates the FBICRC team on the release of their first research report "The governance of battery value chains: Security, Sustainability and Australian Policy Options". Find out more, including a Q&A with Research Director Dr Jeffrey Wilson on the FBICRC's linkedin post. Click here to read the full report.
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 industry, Government and the community regarding the potential use of by-product materials in construction and other industries. M0451's technical report summarising the findings of this research can be accessed at https://geodocs.dmirs.wa.gov.au/Web/document/486739 The MRIWA media release regarding this research can be accessed here.