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Project Overview

Project Number
M0470a
Total Grant Value
$1,023,300
MRIWA Contribution
$341,300
Project Theme
Mineral Systems
Project Period
2020 - 2023

The Challenge

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.

The Solution

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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