Newsflash - 29 November 2006

The Gawler Craton – home of the giant IOCGs

The Gawler Craton in South Australia has been the focus of major attention since the discovery of Olympic Dam, and has been reinforced in recent years through the discovery of the exciting Prominent Hill and Carrapateena Cu-Au deposits as well as the Challenger gold mine.

High quality photographs of over 1,000 samples in sixty-two sets of rocks from the Gawler Craton, together with descriptive ‘legends’, are currently being loaded to the DM website. The samples were collected by Peter Laznicka in 2005 under contract to the Department of Primary Industries & Resources South Australia, in a progressive move to make sample coverage of the State’s mineral resources in DM as comprehensive as possible. Newly added deposits of particular interest to explorers include six sets of drill-core samples from Prominent Hill (joining previous sample sets from Olympic Dam), iron ore deposits of the Mt Woods Inlier and Middleback Ranges, together with Challenger Au, Mt Gunson Cu, Menninnie Dam Zn, and many others. 

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