Innovative sampling methods
We have a 30-year track record developing innovative geochemical sampling methods for exploration in regolith and sedimentary cover dominated terrains.
Zinc isotopes found in manganese crust samples of soils and termite mounds in the Pilbara, Western Australia, can be used by mineral explorers to find hidden deposits of critical metals necessary to support the transition to low emission energy technologies.
Analysing ultra-fine particles in soil is helping mineral explorers cost-effectively survey vast areas and hone in on new prospective targets.
We developed TEMPEST, a system that provides accurate, three-dimensional data on subsurface conductivity to help pinpoint areas of interest for minerals exploration.
Employing concepts related to hypothesis-testing and probabilistic inference allows us to provide explorers with the mathematical tools for the detection, ranking and delineation of targets.
HyLogging for drill cores
HyLogging ticks two boxes for the Australian mining industry – it is making a demonstrable difference to exploration and mining competitiveness and it is improving our mining services exports. It has enabled AuScope's National Virtual Core Library, an open-access resource of Australia's geology used by government, industry and researchers.
Complex mineral systems
Thanks to our advanced analysis, a top-tier mining company gained a better understanding of the nature and abundance of amorphous mineral phases in their complex ore. This knowledge is used to make critical decisions at various stages in the minerals value chain.
Ore bodies deep beneath the surface have geochemical footprints that may reach the surface. Understanding how landscapes evolve through time can help explorers detect surface geochemical anomalies that indicate the presence of mineral deposits below.
We’ve developed a web application that automates the interpretation of numerical drill hole data, facilitating rapid and reliable generation of geology logs for building cross-sections and 3D geological models.
We're developing new methods to reliably and comprehensively interpret and model geophysical data for explorers.
SISS: Access to geological data
In partnership with AuScope, we have developed open-access geospatial data and the Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS) to help explore Australia's geology on a national scale.