Understanding the Discovery Process….
14 February 2013
The geological aspects.
Discovery is seeing what others haven’t.........or
Discovery is being able to take advantage of different circumstances
Grant “ROCKY” Osborne
Nova is a major grassroots nickel-copper sulphide discovery – the first in what may be an entirely new unexplored district.
Historic perspective on BIF-iron models
Syngenetic, supergene, hydrothermal models
•1950’s to 2010
Mineral System Analyses
•The BIF-hosted Iron System
13 February 2013
•Reactive Transport Models
•Chromatographic reality check
•Mass balance approach
•Implications, and Conclusions
Potentials of oxide chemistry on iron ore genesis and exploration
Ana-Sophie Hensler, Rosaline Figu...
Case studies in Brazil
1. Greenstone-belt hosted (Algoma-type) BIF-related deposits
–Carajás Mineral Province: Serra Norte (N4 and N5) deposits
2. Metamorphic, basin-hosted (Lake superior-type) BIF related
The University of Western Australia
And Industry Partners
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