Structural geology, metamorphism and mineralisation at the Challenger mine, central South Australia: one of the worlds wierdest gold deposits.
Doctor Alan Collins (CERG)
Benjamin McGee (Honours 2008)
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.