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Project Number
Total Grant Value
Project Theme
Mineral Systems
Project Period
2005 - 2006


With the aim of unravelling the stratigraphic and structural development of “late basin” depositional systems in the eastern Yilgarn Craton, this project undertook a new U-Pb age-dating technique for detrital zircons.

The method successfully yielded dates more cheaply and as much as ten times faster than SHRIMP dating, which in turn led the researchers to a dramatically revised interpretation of how the late basins developed.

Keywords: Eastern Goldfields, Yilgarn Craton, U-Pb dating, detrital zircon, late clastic basins

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