Characterising the AEM response of Base Metal Deposits in the Capricorn Orogen through Synthetic Modelling

S. Banaszczyk, D. Annetts, M. Dentith, A. Aitken

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Abstract

The Capricorn Orogen is located in central Western Australia, and comprises a series of Paleoproterozoic volcanic sedimentary basins that are prospective for base metal mineralisation. Airborne electromagnetic techniques can detect base metal deposits, however due to the thick and conductive regolith, sparse outcrop, and a lack of publicly available drill core and geophysical data, exploration for new base metal deposits is difficult within the Capricorn Orogen. We propose using available petrophysical data from the Abra Pb-Zn deposit to create a synthetic resistivity model to forward model the AEM response over Abra. The calculated AEM responses over different lithologies can be used as a proxy for understanding the ability for widely spaced AEM data to detect altered base metal rocks in regolith dominated terrains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities Presented by the Energy Transition
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822542
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018: Opportunities Presented by the Energy Transition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 11 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018: Opportunities Presented by the Energy Transition
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period11/06/1814/06/18

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