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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||16 Jun 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|