Ben Grguric


  • The University of Western Australia (M006), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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I am an Australian geological/mineralogical consultant (Mineralium Pty Ltd) based in Perth. 

I completed my BSc (Hons) on Cu-Co mineralisation at the University of Adelaide  in 1992 and my PhD on experimental determination of phase relations in the Cu-Fe-S system at the University of Cambridge in 1998.

For most of my career I have held senior technical, management and research positions in mining and exploration companies including WMC, BHP, Norilsk Nickel Australia, and Western Metals. 

In 2016-17 I held the position of Head of Earth Science at the South Australian Museum.

I currently serve on the Editorial Board of Australian Journal of Mineralogy, and am a Research Associate at the Western Australian Museum.


My main area of research is characterisation of hydrothermal and magmatic ore deposits at the macro to micro scale. A focus area has been the influence of hypogene and supergene fluids on mineralogy of Ni-Cu sulfide deposits, including experimental simulation of hypogene overprints on sulphide assemblages. Other research areas are:

  • The phase relations of economically important sulfide systems, and sulfide replacement processes.
  • Exploration targeting and evaluation of exploration programmes.
  • Geometallurgy, the link between ore deposit geology and mineralogy and processing of ores.
  • Documentation of mineral deposits and occurrences, with a particular focus on Western Australia and South Australia.
  • Characterisation of new mineral species, in collaboration with Australian and international museum and CSIRO researchers.

External positions

Research Associate, Western Australian Museum

Industry keywords

  • Mining and Resources


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