CODES – ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits


Outcome-driven research

Built on strong teamwork and worldwide collaborations

Our research is built around five major research programs (listed below) that cover a wide spectrum of the geosciences including igneous petrology, geochemistry, melt/fluid inclusion research, volcanology, structural geology, tectonics, geophysics, ore petrology and geometallurgy.

The strategic focus of the Centre is based on a holistic, multidisciplinary approach that covers all elements of ore deposit research, from fundamental research through to applied research outcomes. We use advances in the fundamental research and technology programs to drive innovative team-based applied research, linked with industry.

We place great emphasis on teamwork. Cooperation and collaboration is openly encouraged, both within the Centre and in its interactions with a host of national and international organisations. Our team approach is inherent in the five research programs, where an overlapping and interlinked process follows a logical progression from area selection through to exploration, discovery and recovery.

Research Areas