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Professor David Giles, Director Centre for Mineral Exploration Under Cover

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
G09, Mawson Laboratories
North Terrace Campus
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Telephone: +61 8 8303 7361
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4347
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Structural geology, metamorphism and mineralisation at the Challenger mine, central South Australia: one of the worlds wierdest gold deposits.

Research Theme

Tectonics and Metallogeny

Project Researchers

Professor David Giles

Doctor Alan Collins (CERG)

Benjamin McGee (Honours 2008)

Project Collaborators

Dominion Gold Operations

Project Details

This project will determine the structural (and metamorphic) controls on mineralisation at Challenger, a unique granulate-facies gold deposit in central South Australia. The project has direct relevance to the mine's ongoing operations and exploraration for new reserves. The project is conducted in conjuction with Domminion Gold Operations - Challenger Gold Mine.

The project will take the form of a relatively standard structure/met honours exercise with one significant twist: the entire field area is underground. Access to the field area will be by underground workings and drill core, using standard analytical techniques for analysis.