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Dr Margaux Le Vaillant

Senior Research Scientist - Group Leader


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Margaux has been working with CSIRO since July 2014. She first joined as a post-doctoral fellow with her research focusing on understanding the physical processes related to the genesis of magmatic nickel sulphide deposits. In March 2017 she took on a research scientist role and specialised in mineral exploration, with a heavy focus on magmatic sulfide deposits (Ni, Cu, Co, PGEs), consecutively leading the hydrothermal footprint team and the ore deposit petrology team. She is now the Orebody Geoscience Group leader.

Previously she studied at the following institutions:
PhD at the University of Western Australia - Hydrothermal footprints around magmatic nickel sulphide deposits
Masters of science at Lulea University of Technology (Sweden) - Mineral Exploration
Engineer degree from the ENSG (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Geologie) in Nancy, France
Bachelor in Science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine

Professional Areas

Academic Qualifications

  • 2014

    The University of Western Australia

  • 2011

    Lulea University of Technology (LTU)

  • 2011

    Engineer degree

  • 2009

    Bachelor degree
    Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine

Achievements and Awards

  • 2023-2023

    Garry Davidson Award
    Geological Society of Australia (GSA)

  • 2021-2021

    Young Scientist Waldemart Lindgren Award 2021
    Society of Economic Geology (SEG)

  • 2018-2019

    ECR Science Achievement 2019 CMR Award

  • 2016-2017

    Best paper CMR Award

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