Gold Leaf Technology Among Exploration Grant Winners

South Australian drilling company Marmota Limited will use a $225,000 state government grant to ramp up a technique that uses leaf samples from trees to help determine an area’s gold prospects.

Marmota has previously applied biogeochemical sampling – otherwise known as tree leaf testing – to gold exploration at the Aurora Tank in the far north of South Australia.

Developed by the CSIRO, the testing analyses leaf and foliage samples for high mineral levels that could indicate gold deposits below.

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