Abstract

Western Victoria is host to several world class sediment-hosted gold deposits (e.g. Stawell, Ballarat, Bendigo) that have been studied on an individual basis, generally without reference to a well-constrained regional structural and stratigraphic framework. The configuration and availability of fluid conduits (shear zones or other structural settings and appropriate host lithologies) over time is clearly an important factor in the formation of these mineral deposits but the distribution and profiles of fluid pathways with increasing crustal depth are often imprecisely known. It is also probable that the mineralising fluids were not locally sourced, but travelled long distances from their point of origin, making it imperative that all potential fluid conduits be mapped in 3D so that any sub-surface linkages or networks of fluid pathways be identified. These pathways then need to be incorporated into the 3D regional framework so that the key conduits and structures can be further investigated to establish their precise role in either controlling or sustaining fluid flow over geological time scales appropriate for the formation of a major ore-body. The Stawell Zone in western Victoria is ideally placed for such a case study because it contains sequences that relate to the mineralisation types found in Tasmania and those identified in central Victoria and NSW.
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2005-01-01T00:00:00

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Report
economic geology
mineral exploration
pmd*CRC
AU-VIC
Earth Sciences

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