Eastern Goldfields passive seismic and magnetotelluric (MT) surveys

Location of the passive seismic and MT surveys in the Eastern Goldfields
Location of the passive seismic and MT surveys in the Eastern Goldfields

Geophysical datasets have been collected, processed and interpreted from the region between Kalgoorlie, Kambalda and Norseman. This experiment will research whether there is a distinctive crustal-scale geophysical signature of the mineral systems in this area, which is notable for its numerous, large and well-endowed mineral (gold and nickel) deposits. The identification of a geophysical signature for mineral systems will be very useful for identifying other regions with as yet undiscovered deposits. A passive seismic campaign recorded data along the trace of the EGF1 deep reflection seismic line of 1991 and MT data were collected in a grid over the area.

This project is carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Exploration Targeting at The University of Western Australia.

Contact

For further information contact:
3D.geoscience@dmirs.wa.gov.au