Abstract

Cenozoic basins of the Lake Frome region in South Australia host the Beverley in-situ recovery uranium mine as well as the Honeymoon, Four Mile, Oban, and Goulds Dam deposits and recently discovered Pepegoona prospect several kilometres to the north of Beverley. Most deposits occur in organic-rich sands and silts of the Eocene Eyre Formation or Miocene Namba Formation (Beverley). However, the recognition of Eromanga Basin host rocks at the Four Mile West deposit (Heathgate Resources, pers. comm., 2009) extends the age range of host stratigraphic units into the Mesozoic. We define the Frome Uranium Province as the 3-dimensional volume encompassing known and potentially mineralised areas of Cenozoic and Mesozoic basins in the Lake Frome region, constrained on three sides by Proterozoic inliers (Fig. 1). The northern extent of the metallogenic province is unknown; recent discovery of anomalous uranium in Cenozoic sediments near Moomba (Crescent Gold Ltd, September 2009, www.crescentgold.com) points to the potential of the Lake Eyre Basin for uranium mineralisation well to the north of Lake Frome.
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2010

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