Advancing Mineral Exploration Models for Orogenic Gold Deposits

  • Tomkins, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cruden, Sandy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Maas, Roland (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Micklethwaite, Steven (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wilson, Christopher (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Cayley, Ross (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Gibson, Helen (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hitchman, Simon (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project represents an ambitious interdisciplinary effort to link geochemistry with crustal-scale fluid migration, aiming specifically to improve mineral exploration success for orogenic gold deposits. In doing so, it will provide a more holistic view of gold deposit genesis. This project will focus on the Victorian goldfields, which has world-classhistoric gold production, an existing seismic transect, and a geologic setting that is ideal for addressing key
problems in gold deposit genesis. A series of modelling techniques will be used to marry structural and
geochemical aspects of gold deposit formation at a scale that has not been attempted previously.
Effective start/end date17/03/1631/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$229,000.00
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Western Australia
  • Crocodile Gold Corporation
  • Geological Survey of Victoria: A$150,000.00
  • Intrepid Geophysics
  • Newmarket Gold Victorian Holdings Pty Ltd: A$120,000.00