Mineral potential modelling of onshore Zealandia

Matthew Hill

Mineral potential models for the onshore region of Zealandia have been created for orogenic Au-W-Sb, epithermal Au-Ag and intrusion-related Au (±W-Bi-Mo-Sn) mineralisation using a mineral systems approach. The project was…

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Increasing accessibility and interoperability of New Zealand geoscience infor...

Dr Mark Rattenbury

The project generation phase of mineral exploration requires diverse types of geoscience information to identify prospective areas of the target commodity and thereby reduce search areas and exploration risk. Much…

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Multivariate data analysis and machine learning in mineral deposits of the Pa...

Dr Michael Gazley

Through utilisation of multivariate data analysis combined with machine learning techniques it is possible to identify geochemical domains considering many, and potentially all available, elements in a dataset. Resulting geochemical…

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Ore-forming physicochemical conditions of the Jijiawa gold deposit in Henan P...

Mr Shaohao Zou

China has been the world’s largest gold producer since 2007, most of which are from gold (Au) ore deposits in North China Craton (NCC). Gold mineralization in the NCC has…

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Understanding the Mineral Potential for Critical elements in New Zealand: The...

Dr Patricia Durance

Critical elements are defined as those that are crucial to society for economic growth and/or national security, but which are vulnerable to supply disruption and have no practicable substitutions. They…

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Mineral potential mapping and 3D modelling of porphyry targets at the Bundarr...

Genevieve Luketina

The Bundarra porphyry Cu-Au project is held by Duke Exploration Ltd., and is located in central Queensland, Australia, 110 km south-west of Mackay. The project was acquired in 2017. Kenex…

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New evidence of magmatic-hydrothermal activity of porphyry-epithermal system ...

Beatriz Caetano

The Izu Bonin Mariana arc developed in response to subduction of the Pacific Plate under the Philippines plate over the past 52 Ma. The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Site…

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Distribution of gold within the Dargues Reef alteration system

Ms Angela Lorrigan

The Dargues Reef gold deposit is hosted within the Braidwood Granodiorite, 60 km southeast of Canberra, 13 km south of the town of Braidwood and 2 km north of the…

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Breccia Identification as Ore Vectoring in Seruyung Gold Mine, Indonesia

Mr. Ahmad Khoirul Basyar

Seruyung deposit which is located at North Kalimantan recognized as the one of high sulfidation epithermal deposit in Indonesia. The mineralization occurred in hydrothermal breccia with diatreme breccia and intrusive…

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Rapid Structural Modelling from Core Photography at the Zafranal project, Peru

Dr Stephen Windle

The Zafranal porphyry copper project is situated approximately 100km north of Arequipa in southern Peru. It is owned by Teck Resources (80%) and Mitsubishi Minerals Corporation (20%) and is currently…

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Geology and Exploration of the Keno Hill Silver District, Yukon, Canada

Mr Alan McOnie

Keno Hill, Yukon is Canada’s second largest historic silver producing district with 214 million ounces of silver mined at an average grade of 44 oz/t from over forty occurrences between…

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Regional crustal structure, fluid and metal transport pathways of Otago illum...

Dr Phaedra Upton

Most minerals research in the Otago Schist has focused on deposit scale and the immediate environs of deposits. This research has been primarily two-dimensional (map-view) and confined to near-surface outcrops…

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Digital Ore Processing Simulation based on Image Characterization Techniques

Mr. Javier Merrill

The current standard for metallurgical testing, whether it is for plant equipment sizing or operational control, is based on conventional practices that do not always lead to optimal setups. Typically…

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Application of Micro-Analytical Techniques to Au-bearing Samples from El Peñò...

Dr Andrew Menzies

Knowledge of the distribution of minerals and elements within a deposit is key to determining the most efficient mineral processing procedure, especially in epithermal deposits where numerous factors can impact…

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The Mineral Systems of the Zealandia Continent: 500 Million Years and Counting

Mr Robert Smillie

The new knowledge that New Zealand is not just a group of small SW Pacific islands, but part of the world’s 8th continent, provides fresh and exciting insights into mineral…

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Path-finder element and gold microstructures from the Alturas high-sulphidati...

M A Pearce

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Cokriging to assist metallurgical modelling at the Nena copper-gold deposit, ...

Mr James Carpenter

This paper provides an update of the Mineral Resource for the Nena copper-gold deposit, located in the Frieda River Igneous Complex in the northern foothills of the Central Range in…

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Geometallurgy of the Mount Carlton Au-Ag-Cu Deposit: Using geochemical and sp...

Ned Howard

The Mount Carlton high sulphidation epithermal Au-Ag-(Cu) deposit is located in the northern Bowen Basin, Northeast Queensland, Australia. The deposit is hosted in coherent and proximal clastic facies of a…

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Predicting processing domain response using hyperspectral mineralogy: Applica...

Nathan Fox

The tendency for ore phases to preferentially fractionate into finer size fractions during early comminution stages is referred to as natural deportment and allows potential to separate coarse, low grade…

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Automated identification of sulphides from drill core imagery

Dr Matthew Cracknell

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