Understanding the stratigraphic and structural architecture of late Archean basins and the context of their gold deposits

  • Cas, Raymond (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Campbell, Ian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Spaggiari, Catherine (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    Gold mined from Archean rocks contributed $4.0 billion to Australia's export income in 2006, yet production has fallen 40% since 1997 and will be exhausted within 15 years unless major new discoveries are made. The potential for finding new deposits remains high, but requires an improved understanding of the geological framework of the deposits and the history of their evolution. To help achieve this, we propose a multi-disciplinary project to investigate the geological architecture of several key Archean gold deposits around the world. The results will directly benefit the Australian gold industry and be of international interest.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date9/12/0812/12/11

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD270,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Gold Fields Limited: AUD150,000.00
    • Geological Survey of Western Australia: AUD60,000.00
    • Monash University