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Project Overview

Project Number
Total Grant Value
Project Theme
Mineral Systems
Project Period
1998 - 2001


To test the hypothesis that original facies of Pilbara banded iron formations were carbonate-rich, new dedicated lithofacies and sequence-stratigraphic analysis of the Hamersley Province was undertaken in this project.

Key findings from the project include:

  • Precursor sediments were hydrothermal muds;
  • The depositional site was deep-marine; and
  • The precursor sediments to BIFs were deposited by deep-marine bottom density currents.

Keywords: banded iron formation, Pilbara, Brockman, diagenesis, hydrothermal, iron ore supersequence

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