The Drake Goldfield is located within far north-eastern NSW, close to the Queensland border and some 55km east of Tenterfield. This goldfield is within the New England Orogen, with most of the mineralisation hosted within the Middle Permian Drake Volcanics.
The Strauss deposit is one of the richest deposits within the Drake Goldfield and contains both Au and Ag resources, along with Zn and Pb. Although previously mined in the 1980’s, little if any research has been conducted on this deposit.
The project: “Mineralisation & Alteration of the Epithermal Sphalerite-Rich Strauss Deposit” aims to:
During this project you’ll learn:
Supervisors: Dr Ian T Graham, Ms Hongyan Quan (PhD student), Dr Dane Burkett (UNSW Research Fellow) and Mr Rohan Worland (White Rock Minerals Ltd).