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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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North Flinders Landscape Evolution and Uranium Exploration 

Research Theme

Regolith and Landscape Evolution

Project Investigators

Doctor Steven Hill (CRC LEME)

Clinton Dubienieck (Honours 2007) (CRC LEME)

Andrew Hector (Honours 2007) (CRC LEME)

Professor David Giles

Mike Nemanis (PhD Candidate)

Project Collaborators

Heathgate Resources

The project peripherally involves CMXUC but is included here as a model example of practical exploration focussed research within a niche that the CMXUC hopes to fill post-CRC LEME. The project was a spectacular success in 2007 driven by the efforts of five honours students and one PhD student under the guidance of Dr Hill. Research topics included everything from basement tectonics to landscape evolution to soil, plant, ant and kangaroo poo chemistry. The geochemical sampling program was supported by Heathgate Resources via a PACE round 4 drilling grant. Plant geochemistry being recognised as a potential substitute for drilling in environmentally and culturally sensitive areas of the 4-mile drainage.

This project was completed in December 2007.