Redefining the search space for minerals
This presentation describes the misalignment between the current mineral industry practice and the future mineral and resource needs of society. Meeting these needs will requiring a fundamental shift how the mineral industry does their exploration targeting. Exploration will need to shift from looking at longer life but increasingly lower grade and high energy consumption brownfield deposits to seeking higher quality greenfield deposits. Finding new mineral districts, particularly those in areas of challenging cover, will require innovations in both technology and understanding mineral systems on a greater scale.
Presented by Prof. Campbell McCuaig, Director of the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) at the University of Western Australia.