West African eXploration Initiative (WAXI) – Stage 4
Project Number: P934C
Status: Seeking Expressions of Interest
The next phase of the highly successful West African Exploration Initiative (WAXI) series of projects. WAXI is an ambitious research and training program based on cooperation between most of the major stakeholders in the West African minerals sector: research institutions, geological surveys, governments and the minerals industry. It is focused on the mineral potential of the West African Craton. The program has a significant capacity-building emphasis – having created opportunities for 95 Postdoc, PhD, MSc and Hons students and run 36 technical training courses in West Africa – over the Stages 1-3.
P934C WAXI Stage 4 builds on the approach taken in earlier stages by focusing on West African mineral systems; we will undertake novel research looking at Archean mineralisation and architecture, and the impacts of earlier architectures on the development of mineral systems in the Birimian, the Panafrican and the overlying intracratonic basins.
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