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

  • Campbell, Ian (PI)
  • Cas, Raymond (PI)
  • Spaggiari, C V (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    Gold mined from Archean rocks contributed $4.0 billion to Australia's export income in 2006 and provided the backbone of support for many remote communities. However, production has fallen 40% since 1997 and will be exhausted within 15 years unless major new discoveries are made. The potential to find additional gold deposits remains high, but urgently requires new data and improved exploration techniques to assist in their discovery. The results of this integrated multidisciplinary project will help to arrest the declining discovery rate and thereby sustain this important Australian industry.
    Effective start/end date1/12/0831/12/11


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$55,500.00


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