Citation

Champion, D.C., Kositcin, N., Huston, D.L., Mathews, E. & Brown, C., 2009. Geodynamic Synthesis of the Phanerozoic of Eastern Australia and Implications for Metallogeny. Record  2009/018. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

This report presents the results of a geodynamic synthesis of the Phanerozoic of Eastern Australia. This was undertaken with the dual aims: (1) to better understand the tectonic and geodynamic setting of existing mineral deposits within eastern Australia (2) to provide a predictive capability, within the synthesised geodynamic framework, for extending potential regions of known mineralisation and for delineating regions with potential for new mineral styles and commodities. The report combines the Mineral Systems approach of Wyborn et al. (1997) with the 'Five Questions' methodology adopted by the pmd*CRC (http://www.pmdcrc.com.au/RESprograms.html; Barnicoat, 2007, 2008). It is clearly targeted at the first of the 'Five Questions', namely, constraining and understanding the regional and local geodynamic environment as the first step in delineating mineral systems. To achieve this we have synthesised geological and metallogenic data on a regional, largely orogenic, basis. This was undertaken to identify geological and metallogenic events and geodynamic cycles, and to produce regional geological syntheses and accompanying time-space-event plots. These regional syntheses were used to produce an interpreted geological, metallogenic and geodynamic synthesis of eastern Australia. This new synthesis provided the geodynamic framework to constrain known mineralisation and allow a predictive capability for potential new mineralisation. Outputs are delivered in three parts. Geological summaries and time-space-event plots are presented in Section 1. Our interpreted geological and geodynamic synthesis in Section 2, and associated metallogeny (known and predicted) for eastern Australia in Section 3.
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Date (publication)

2009

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stratigraphy
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geodynamics
commodities
Earth Sciences

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English

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West bound
138.0
South bound
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Metadata Date Stamp

2009-04-22

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City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
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Australia
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