A drainage sediment geochemical orientation study at Boddington, Western Australia

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doi: 10.1016/0375-6742(95)00007-C
Authors:Beeson, R.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Acacia Resources, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Volume Title:Journal of Geochemical Exploration
Source:Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 54(1), p.63-71. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam-New York, International. ISSN: 0375-6742
Publication Date:1995
Note:In English. 9 refs.; illus., incl. geol. sketch maps
Summary:The Boddington Au deposit in the south-west of Western Australia is a relatively recent discovery in an area where no previous mining had taken place. A drainage sediment orientation survey was completed prior to any development of the deposit to evaluate the application of surface geochemical techniques for Au mineralisation in a non-contaminated environment. The survey compared four sieve fractions, panned concentrates and bulk cyanide leach samples. The position of the deposit is clearly identified by the abundances of Au, As and Ag in the media examined. The variations of Cu, Fe, Ni and Sn cannot be related to the known mineralisation, but display consistently high abundances where the drainage crosses the greenstone belt. The evidence from this survey suggests that Au in both bulk cyanide leach samples and the minus 200 mesh fraction, plus As in all sieve fractions and concentrates, provide the optimum criteria for recognising Boddington-type mineralisation using drainage sediment geochemistry in this district. Abstract Copyright (1995) Elsevier, B.V.
Subjects:Dispersion patterns; Drainage; Geochemical methods; Gold ores; Metal ores; Mineral exploration; Silver ores; Stream sediments; Australasia; Australia; Western Australia; Boddington Deposit
Abstract Numbers:96M/2009
Record ID:1996001552
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from CAPCAS, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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