Jason Bennett


  • The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Jason grew up in Canberra, and completed his Bachelors of Global and Ocean Sciences (Hons) with a double major in Geology at ANU in 2011. During his Honours, Jason conducted high pressure and temperature experiments examining "The effects of Ni and Cu on the Sulfur Content at Sulfide Saturation of Basaltic Magmas". After completing his thesis, he then joined the BHP Billiton Graduate Program in 2012. After three years of Iron Ore in the Pilbara, working both exploration and mine geology roles, Jason returned to academia to pursue a PhD at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA. His PhD thesis, "On the geochemistry of cassiterite", examined the chemical variability of growth microstructures in cassiterite, and how they may be used to constrain ore forming processes in Sn-bearing mineral systems (such as Ta-Nb-Li Pegmatites, Sn-W greisen and vein systems, and polymetallic Cu-Pb-Zn-Sn skarn systems).

Post PhD, Jason is continuing his work on sulfur transport, along with further development of the cassiterite multi-tool.  

Research interests

Jason's primary research interests include the transport, segregation, and enrichment of elements during geological processes, and the resulting mineralogical diversity of ore deposits. Jason's secondary research interests span practically anything related to the Earth Sciences, i.e., anything that doesn't try to crawl away when you put it down.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Earth Sciences, PhD, On the geochemistry of cassiterite, The University of Western Australia


Award Date: 17 Dec 2021

Earth Sciences, BGOS(Hons), An experimental determination of the effects of Ni and Cu on the sulfur saturation in basaltic melts, Australian National University


Award Date: 19 Dec 2011

External positions

Mine Geologist, BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd


Graduate Geologist, BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd


Industry keywords

  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Mineralogy
  • Mineral Deposits
  • Geochemistry
  • Electron microscopy and microanalysis
  • Petrology
  • Microanalysis


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