Research projects are usually collaborative and involve productive engagement with partners from industry and government.

Current EGRU research projects include:

  • Characterising the fingerprints and footprints of Cu and Cu-Au deposits using trace element geochemistry of ore and alteration minerals
  • Zircon geochemistry as a vector to mineralisation in the Geita Gold deposits, Tanzania
  • Proterozoic metallogenesis in northern Queensland
  • Critical minerals in northeast Queensland
  • Seismic interpretation of northeast Queensland
  • The role of ductile shear zones and structurally controlled fluid flow in the formation of critical mineral deposits
  • Potential for sediment-hosted base metal mineralisation in the southern part of the Western Succession, Mount Isa Inlier

EGRU staff members are always interested in talking with our industry partners and colleagues about collaborative research opportunities and suitable projects for Honours and Postgraduate students. If you’re interested in discussing research collaboration with EGRU please contact us at

If you’re a student interested in an Honours or Higher Degree research project please contact us. EGRU staff are always keen to talk to motivated students. Some of the projects currently available can be found in Postgraduate Research Opportunities.

If you’re interested in postdoctoral research the details of currently available positions can be found in Postdoctoral Research Opportunities.

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