Far field and near mine footprints
Project Number: P1202
Amira Program Manager: Adele Seymon
This project aims to develop new tools that facilitate cost-effective exploration programs and resource assessments for porphyry, epithermal, skarn and other ore deposit types at the regional, district, and near-mine scales. The research team will provide new and refined geochemical and geological tools for fertility assessments to establish whether a tenement contains a significant mineral resource (i.e. – how large is the resource in this district?) and to ensure that deposits are discovered quicker and at less cost by reducing the amount of drilling required for discovery (vectoring – how far, how deep and in what direction?).
These tools will be designed to ensure cost-effective exploration through implementation early in an exploration program, allowing the presence, location and potential size of porphyry, epithermal, skarn and other resources to be determined rapidly. Research outcomes will be pertinent to exploration at a variety of scales, from belt through camp and district to near-mine.
The benefits from sponsoring this program include:
- New and improved geochemical and geological techniques for screening porphyry, epithermal, skarn, Archean gold and potentially other deposit types from other hydrothermal magmatic and metamorphic events that have affected green and white rock environments at the district and camp scales
- Bathymeters for focusing exploration in lithocaps
- Vectors, discriminators and fertility indicators that operate at various scales in diverse environments
- New tools for opportunity recognition
- Develop robust workflows for ore body characterization and domain definition