Economic Geology and Geochemistry

The Economic Geology and Geochemistry Unit conducts regional investigations on mineralisation systems through geochemical surveys, metallogenic and mineral potential mapping and ore deposit research, geometallurgy and mineral system studies to promote mineral exploration. This work, providing fundamental data, information and knowledge to a range of stakeholders in support of the outcomes of the NDP Vision 2030, is underpinned by various geoscientific (mineral occurrences, geochemistry, coal, and borehole) databases. Resultant products include geochemical synthesis, metallogenic series and mineral potential maps and mineral deposit, metallogenic, map description and mineral resource assessment research reports and publications providing:

  • Pre-competitive data, information and knowledge to the mining and exploration industry, State agencies, academic institutions and the public.
  • Information to the State for sustainable mineral and energy resource policy and planning.
  • Information to the State for sustainable land use policy and planning.
  • Increased understanding of the earth’s resources and their sustainable use.

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