Ore Petrography Using Megapixel X-Ray Imaging: Rapid Insights into Element Distribution and Mobilization in Complex Pt and U-Ge-Cu Ores
Kan Li, Barbara Etschmann, Nicholas Rae, Frank Reith, Chris G Ryan, Robin Kirkham, Daryl Howard, Diogo RN Rosa, Carla Zammit, Allan Pring, Yung Ngothai, Antony Hooker, Joel Brugger
Economic Geology | SOC ECONOMIC GEOLOGISTS, INC | Published : 2016
Awarded by Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER), Rimfire Pty. Ltd.
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Part of this research was undertaken at the XFM beamline of the Australian Synchrotron, Victoria, Australia. This study was funded jointly by the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER), Rimfire Pty. Ltd., and the Australian Research Council (grants DP1095069 and DP1093238). We thank Heathgate Resources for the permission and support to obtain the samples from the Beverley operation. We appreciate the help from Aoife McFadden, Benjamin Wade, and Animesh Basak from Adelaide Microscopy. The authors also thank Louis J. Cabri, Jose Maria Gonzalez Jimenez, and an anonymous reviewer for their efforts to improve this communication.