Our researchers are providing tools, technologies and techniques to guide successful exploration and resource discoveries beneath the cover of deeply weathered rocks that have hidden them in the past. These exploration solutions draw strongly on our expertise in geology, geophysics, geochemistry and various detection technologies, systems and data platforms.
Uncovering obscured mineral resources
Australia's unrealised mineral wealth lies mostly buried beneath an ancient blanket of deeply weathered rocks and transported sediments, known as regolith.
Regolith covers almost 80 per cent of the Australian land mass and in the past has been seen as a hindrance to exploration.
As many of the easily accessed and higher grade ore bodies are depleted, interest in these covered resources is increasing.
In a competitive market, mining companies and investors are looking to us for new greenfield opportunities and cost-efficient discovery methods and exploration investment.
Scientific sleuthing skills
Working with a range of partners over several decades we have changed the way mining and exploration companies explore for mineral deposits in Australia's regolith-dominated terrains.
With our partners, we have developed and applied a wide range of methods, technologies and systems to achieve great success in 'under cover' discovery. For example, our innovation led to the discovery of substantial gold deposits, including Bronzewing, Nimary, Jundee, Carosue Dam and Ghost Crab in Western Australia and Challenger in South Australia, and assisted discovery of many other commodities at locations across Australia and internationally.
These successes draw heavily on our expertise in regolith geology, geochemical and geophysical analysis, detection systems and data platforms.
Our focus has shifted onto some exciting new technologies as well as methods for integrating data and information to greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of exploration and discovery.
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