Franco Pirajno


  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 4824 Citations
  • 39 h-Index
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Personal profile

Industrial relevance

Worked in mining and mineral exloration with Anglo-American Corp of South Africa for 19 years in Africa, Australia, SW Pacific and New Zealand

Teaching overview

Economic Geology; geology of ore deposits; meteorite impact structures


geology of ore deposits;


Italian; knowledge of Spanish
Portuguese and French


  • Economic geology
  • Regional metallogeny
  • Ore genesis
  • Tectonics
  • Large igneous provinces
  • Mineral systems of China

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Research Output 1998 2019

Minimal biomass deposition in banded iron formations inferred from organic matter and clay relationships

Dodd, M. S., Papineau, D., Pirajno, F., Wan, Y. & Karhu, J. A., 1 Dec 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 5022.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Biological materials

New evidence from the Wuliji'Oboo fluorite deposit for the role of the paleo-Pacific Plate and Mongol–Okhotsk suture in creating extensive fluorite mineralization in the Great Xing'an Range, NE China

Zou, H., Pirajno, F., Zhang, Q., Tessalina, S., Ware, B., Li, X., Liu, H., Li, Y., Jiang, X. W. & Wei, S. Y., 19 Aug 2019, In : Geological Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pacific plate
fluid inclusion
host rock
1 Citation (Scopus)

Ni-Co enrichment and High-Tech metals geochemistry in the Wingellina Ni-Co oxide-type laterite deposit (Western Australia)

Putzolu, F., Boni, M., Mondillo, N., Maczurad, M. & Pirajno, F., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Geochemical Exploration. 196, p. 282-296 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Pirajno, F., Ünlü, T., Dönmez, C. & Bahadır Şahin, M., 2019, In : Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences. 16, p. VII-XI

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

2 Citations (Scopus)

Supergene remobilization of Au in Au-bearing regolith related to orogenic deposits: A case study from Kazakhstan

Kalinin, Y. A., Palyanova, G. A., Naumov, E. A., Kovalev, K. R. & Pirajno, F., 1 Jun 2019, In : Ore Geology Reviews. 109, p. 358-369 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)

Projects 2019 2019