Precise timing of ore formation

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Precise knowledge of the age relationships between ore formation and related magmatism, metamorphism and fluid migration is necessary for understanding the conditions of ore formation. This project (co-supervised by Y. Amelin and I. Campbell, ANU, and V. Kamenetsky, Uni. Tasmania) is aimed at dating the giant Olympic Dam Cu-Au-REE-U deposit and its host rocks using modern high-precision geochronology. The age of the Olympic Dam deposit is currently known with precision of ca.

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