David Groves

Emeritus Professor

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

    6009 Perth


  • 11360 Citations
  • 54 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Ore Genesis
Ore Microscopy

Future research

Holistic Exploration Models
Origin of Temporal Patterns of Mineral Deposits

Funding overview

Various Funding from AMIRA, ARC Linkage, Predictive Mineral Discovery CRC, Minerals Council of Australia.

Previous positions

Director of Key Centre for Strategic Mineral Deposits

Industrial relevance

Relevant to Conceptual Targeting for Exploration and Mining Industry.

Teaching overview

MSc in Ore Deposit Geology and Evaluation


Global Metallogeny
Tectonic Controls on Ore Deposits
Conceptual Exploration Targeting


Read French
Understand some German
Russian and Portuguese


  • Economic geology
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Metallogeny
  • Ore genesis
  • Strategic mineral deposits
  • Tectonics and crustal evolution

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Research Output 1992 2019

8 Citations (Scopus)

A holistic model for the origin of orogenic gold deposits and its implications for exploration

Groves, D. I., Santosh, M., Deng, J., Wang, Q., Yang, L. & Zhang, L., 15 Jun 2019, In : Mineralium Deposita. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gold deposits
2 Citations (Scopus)

Alteration of Eocene lamprophyres in the Zhenyuan orogenic gold deposit, Yunnan Province, China: Composition and evolution of ore fluids

Li, H., Wang, Q., Groves, D. I., Deng, J., Dong, C., Wang, X. & Yang, L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 107, p. 1068-1083 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gold deposits
host rock
1 Citation (Scopus)

An overview of timing and structural geometry of gold, gold-antimony and antimony mineralization in the Jiangnan Orogen, southern China

Zhang, L., Yang, L. Q., Groves, D. I., Sun, S. C., Liu, Y., Wang, J. Y., Li, R. H., Wu, S. G., Gao, L., Guo, J. L., Chen, X. G. & Chen, J. H., 1 Dec 2019, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 115, 103173.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)
geological surveys
Geological surveys
Mineral resources
resource assessment
8 Citations (Scopus)

A rare Phanerozoic amphibolite-hosted gold deposit at Danba, Yangtze Craton, China: significance to fluid and metal sources for orogenic gold systems

Zhao, H., Wang, Q., Groves, D. I. & Deng, J., Jan 2019, In : Mineralium Deposita. 54, 1, p. 133-152 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 1995 2004