CODES – Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences

About Us

Outcome-driven Research – Built on Teamwork, Worldwide Collaborations, and Excellence in Education

Students on White Island, New Zealand

CODES, the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences was formed in 1989. Based at the University of Tasmania, the Centre has grown substantially over the years and is  widely regarded as a global leader in ore deposit research, particularly in relation to the formation of base and precious metal deposits. It is home to 51 highly qualified research staff and 119 postgraduate students.

CODES has developed a strong and long-standing reputation for delivering high quality research outcomes of direct relevance to the mining industry. This has been achieved over a period in excess of 25 years, which includes terms as a Federal Government-funded ARC Key Centre (1989-1996), ARC Special Research Centre (1997 to 2005) and ARC Centre of Excellence (2005 to 2013). 

Location and Global Reach

CODES is located within the University of Tasmania's School of Natural Sciences, which is part of the College of Sciences and Engineering (CoSE).

Highly productive worldwide collaborations have been developed with over 60 industry companies, plus a host of joint research initiatives with more than 55 institutions and universities. It currently has major research projects spanning 27 countries, and is the leading academic group to publish in Economic Geology. During the past year, it has maintained its reputation for delivering excellence in technology transfer by producing 134 reports to industry and conducting 27 workshops, short courses, conferences and field trips in 11 countries.