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Matthew Baggott

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Thesis: A Refined Model for the Geological, Tectonometamorphic, and Metallogenic Evolution of the Leonora District, Eastern Goldfields Province, Western Australia

With some notable exceptions (for example, Boddington, Big Bell, Ravensthorpe, Mt Mulgine), most dated gold deposits in the Yilgarn Craton are thought to have formed within the time range 2655-2625 Ma during D2, D3 and D4 regional deformation events.

Previous work by BMR/AGSO geologists had suggested an earlier De/D1 timing for gold mineralisation in the Leonora District, and a recent structural study (Witt, 2001) supports this assertion. From both an exploration and fundamental scientific viewpoint, the Leonora District clearly requires further detailed, geologically-constrained geochronological investigation.

This thesis represents an integrated field and multi-isotope, multi-technique geochronological study designed to test and synthesise current understanding of the evolution of the Leonora District, with new geological and geochronological constraints.

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Jan 2002

Oct 2005

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