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GOLD has been found in geologically unusual circumstances about 250km east of Carnarvon on the margin of the Japan-sized former continent which forms part of the Gascoyne.
A UWA geologist says the high-grade iron ore reserve at Wiluna West in the Mid West is similar to those being mined at Mt Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Mt WhaleBack in the Pilbara.
AN INVESTIGATION into microbialites in Lake Clifton has found that stevensite, a mineral similar to one found on Mars, can be created via the mineralisation of microbes.
TECHNOLOGY developed in Australia is allowing drillers to detect rock formations deep in the earth and simultaneously survey the borehole—all during the drilling process.
A SOLE mine worker is responsible for producing between 11 and 16 tonnes of carbon each year just for clocking off and relaxing at their mine site village, according to local research.
FINDING ways to target mineral deposits in remote and deeply covered areas, such as in WA’s often thick regolith cover, has been a major motivating factor in collaborative research between Australian and US scientists.
AN ENGINEER and an environmental scientist have designed an industrial estate using sustainability principles.
SCIENTISTS have found applying a soft metal layer before welding hard metals can act as a sufficient buffer to address fatigue behaviour in welded metal.
RESEARCH exploring the Asia Pacific region with a Global Energy Market model (GEM) has assessed the challenges and opportunities as population, income and energy demand continue to increase.
THE Mid West’s potential to grow micro algae is being explored by US-based biotechnology company Aurora Algae in conjunction with the Durack Institute of Technology in Geraldton.