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New indicators for sanukitoid gold followers in the Yilgarn

Researchers at the Centre for Exploration Targeting have a new paper with ideas for discovery of multi-million-ounce sanukitoid gold deposits in the Yilgarn, based on a detailed study of the 2 Moz Karari-Whirling Dervish deposit. The unusual deposit is related to an intrusion of syenite — an extremely alkalic magma

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Graphite prospectivity report in SA

The Geological Survey of South has released a prospectivity report on graphite, noting that SA actually has two-thirds of Australia’s known resources. No surprise to see a focus on the eastern Eyre Peninsula, but the report also notes discoveries in the Mt Woods Inlier as recently as 2017, and discusses

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New lithium data across national catchments

Lithium explorers have a whole new national dataset to work with. GA released on 13 February acid digest results for Li, Be, Cs and Rb for the 1,315 top outlet samples in the National Geochemical Survey of Australia. NGSA previously excluded Li because a lithium-borate flux was part of the

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Paleovalley maps in western Gawler

Paleovalleys anywhere near the uranium-rich Gawler Craton are hot property at the moment, so there will be interest in a Geological Survey of South Australia report released in December. GSSA has used its very high quality new datasets acquired for the Gawler Challenge Phase 2 project to remap vast paleovalley

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