Future Of Mining > Exploration

Coompana discovery quest finally underway

What do you get when two of Australia’s most richly mineralised cratons — the Yilgarn and the Gawler — come together? Any exploration strategist would tell you the most likely result is a world-class prospective margin and an excellent place to discover Tier 1 orebodies.

Steve Hill*

Future Of Mining > Exploration

Coompana discovery quest finally underway

What do you get when two of Australia’s most richly mineralised cratons — the Yilgarn and the Gawler — come together? Any exploration strategist would tell you the most likely result is a world-class prospective margin and an excellent place to discover Tier 1 orebodies.

Steve Hill*

Coompana discovery quest finally underway

Eight diamond holes in the Coompana area in South Australia produced more than 1

But despite the obvious attractions, the area between the Yilgarn in Western Australia and South Australia's Gawler Craton is one of the least explored places on the planet. In South Australia, fewer than 10 holes had ever intersected the basement in an area of more than 100,000 square kilometres.