Links between basin evolution, crustal-scale architecture, and mineral systems development: an example from the Bresnahan Basin, Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia

Ashley Uren

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The Late Paleoproterozoic Bresnahan Basin, filled by the Bresnahan Group, was studied to understand basin evolution and its impact on mineral systems analysis. A novel approach used to highlight lithology changes in the siliciclastic succession involved field mapping in combination with airborne hyperspectral data. The succession was deposited in a continental setting, with a provenance study indicating a localised detritus source. In combination with a geophysical study, the results indicate a link between the Bresnahan Basin and the Mangaroon Orogeny, the latter interpreted here to be a dominantly strike-slip event. Knowledge of the basin evolution helped constrain mineral systems elements.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date16 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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