Open File Report 101
Further geochemical studies of the soil at the Panglo Gold Deposit,
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
The CSIRO-AMIRA Project "Exploration in Areas of Transported
Overburden, Yilgarn Craton and Environs" (Project 409) has,
as its principal objective, development of geochemical methods for
mineral exploration in areas with substantial transported overburden,
through investigations of the processes of geochemical dispersion
from concealed mineralization. The Project has two main themes.
One of these, 'Surface and subsurface expression of concealed mineral
deposits' is addressed by this report, which focuses on the soil
geochemistry of the Panglo Au deposit (Kalgoorlie Area).
This study is located in the northern part of the deposit where
the thickness of transported material is less than 5 metres, and
the depth to mineralization (beneath barren saprolite) is of the
order of 30 to 40 metres. While the thickness of transported material
is not substantial, the great thickness of barren saprolite provides
an interesting contrast with other sites from the Kalgoorlie area
which have similar thicknesses of barren transported overburden.
It is considered that a detailed study of the nature of Au in surficial
material from such an environment will enhance our understanding
of the processes whereby Au may be enriched in the surficial environment
in areas of substantially transported material.
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