Biosphere, hydrocarbon and ore fluid interactions in the Early Precambrian [ 2005 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Dr A Dutkiewicz; Dr JR Ridley; Dr SC George

Brief description Ore deposits and petroleum are important for economic and social areas of Australia's growth. New discoveries are needed to maintain Australia's wealth as mines reach the end of operations and petroleum supplies decrease. This project will demonstrate how ore fluids and hydrocarbons interact in the geological environment. It should, therefore greatly expand the conceptual framework in which to explore for both mineral and hydrocarbon resources, particularly in old, deep and hot basins, which are considered to be the last frontiers of exploration. Outcomes concerning the nature of early life will be of global interest.

Funding Amount $690,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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