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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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Potential field modelling to develop a geological framework for the Oodnadatta region

Project Researchers

Doctor Graham Baines

Professor David Giles

Industry Partner

Barrick Australia Pacific

Project Details

The aim of this project is to make a 3D model of the buried Proterozoic geology of the Oodnadatta region. It will involve analysis of potential data (detailed magnetics and gravity collected by Barrick), collection of geological and petrophysical data from drill core and fieldwork in the Peake and Dension inliers. A 3D model will be constructed using a combination of forward modelling, a range of inversion techniques and geologic information.  Barrick will provide a company mentor to the student as well as logistic, analytical and software costs and access to their drilling and geophysical database.

This region is the focus of a major exploration push by Barrick Australia Pacific, with the hope of discovering IOCG mineralisation comparable to the Olympic Dam site.