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Integrated Exploration Targeting

Drawing on the breadth of experience and talent within the CET, we can design integrated research programmes across disciplines and commodity specialisation to address practical problems in exploration targeting at any scale - from greenfields strategy to ore shoot characterisation and prediction. Our specialist teams work together to provide practical solutions to meet the challenges facing the modern exploration industry.

Projects can be pursued across a range of commodities in response to industry demand and strategic alignment with ongoing research streams at the Centre. Research outcomes and expertise are combined to provide:

  • comprehensive understanding of the 4D evolution of host terrains,

  • the position of the respective mineral systems within this framework,

  • the extraction of mappable criteria that can be applied to exploration strategies within a business risk framework at all scales, and

  • the development of tools and techniques to more effectively target major mineral deposits.

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  • 30 November 2014

    Colour Maps for Relief Shading

    Relief shading can be a very effective way of presenting spatial datasets. By treating the data as if it is a 3D surface and generating shading corresponding to the surface being ‘illuminated’ from some direction, we can use the eye's innate ability to interpret sha...

    Peter Kovesi

  • 31 August 2014

    Chasing Footprints of an Elusive Quarry

    Remobilization of metals during post-deposition hydrothermal alteration of magmatic sulfide ores has the potential to produce distinct haloes far greater in scale than the source ore body. Recognition of such dispersed signatures may dramatically enlarge the detectable footprin...

    Margaux Le Vaillant

  • 28 February 2014

    A Social License to Undertake Research

    Modern research science is a capital-intensive industry. Scientific resources and agencies are concentrated in wealthy developed nations with the economic and infrastructure base to support such fundamental endeavours. Nature, however, respects no such distinctions - and we com...

    Mark Jessell, Geoff Batt

  • 28 February 2014

    The ongoing search for Hadean crust on Earth

    The familiar concentric layer cake structure of the Earth depicted in textbooks formed within a few hundred million years of the accretion of the planet. This is when the metallic core segregated, the oceans condensed, the atmosphere outgassed and the first rocky crust formed....

    Tony Kemp

Related News

Mineral Systems: Key to Exploration Targeting

by Cam McCuaig | May 08, 2015
The Mineral System concept underpins many current exploration geoscience initiatives, yet it there are differing opinions on what a mineral system is. In this presentation at the world’s largest mining conference (PDAC, Toronto), CET Director Professor Cam McCuaig explains the concept and how it impacts on exploration strategy.”
The Mineral System concept underpins many current exploration geoscience initiatives, yet there are differing opinions on what a mineral system is. In this presentation at the world’s largest mining conference (PDAC, Toronto), CET Director Professor Cam McCuaig explains the concept and how it impacts on exploration strategy.

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