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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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The Centre for Ore Deposit Research is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Special Research Centre at the University of Tasmania.

The Centre was established as a National Key Centre in 1989 to build on the teaching and research excellence developed in the Department of Geology at the University of Tasmania. In late 1997, the Centre was upgraded to a Special Research Centre with funding of A$825,000 per annum provided by the ARC and matched by an equal amount from a consortium including the Tasmanian Government, the University of Tasmania and the Australian Mineral Industry Research Association, as well as mining company sponsors.


The Centre works in close collaboration with the Australian mining industry to determine the geological factors that control the formation and location of economic mineral deposits in the earth's crust.

Emphasis is on understanding the tectonic and geological environment of mineral deposits of copper-gold and lead-zinc that form within volcanic and sedimentary rock sequences throughout Australia and the Western Pacific region.

The research focuses on the chemistry and physics of metal release, metal transport and metal precipitation involved in magmatic, volcanic and sedimentary processes.

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