A multi-scale approach to controls on mineralisation in the Fraser Zone, Western Australia
Total Grant Value
A number of aspects of the Fraser Zone, including controls on mineralisation, remain poorly understood despite the known prospectivity of the Fraser Zone which are indicated by the previous MRIWA study – M470 – for the Albany-Fraser Orogen and by a number of new discoveries.
Shifting focus from the orogen-scale to the Fraser Zone using a multi-scale, multidisciplinary approach will provide a detailed understanding of prospective structures and geochemical and isotopic proxies (fingerprints) for mineralisation for a poorly understood area – something industry partners are keen on pursuing.
Proposed Benefit to WA
The primary benefits to WA’s industry and community will be through enhanced mineral exploration success and increased royalty to the state and also enhance the geological training of students in applied industry study.
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