CSIRO Uncovers Innovative Approach To Gold Exploration

Research by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has produced new understanding of mineralisation in the Yilgarn Province in WA, supported by the Western Australian government through the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA).

Researchers found the formation of ancient gold deposits during the Archean period over 2,500 million years ago also produced distinctive patterns of chemical alteration in the surrounding rocks.

Looking for these distinctive patterns will make it faster and more efficient for exploration companies to identify potential new deposits.

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