Exploration targeting for BIF-hosted Fe deposits in the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia
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This study documents the geological framework, deformation histories, controls on iron ore formation, multi-stage hypogene and supergene fluid alteration events affecting BIF and the geochemical signatures of their respective high-grade iron ore bodies – a mineral systems model for the genesis of the BIF-hosted iron ore bodies is presented for the Pilbara Craton with implications for iron ore exploration.
Keywords: exploration targeting, banded iron-formation, deposits, iron ore, Exploration Incentive Scheme, EIS, geochemistry, Pilbara Craton
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