Open File Report 88
Progress statement for the Kalgoorlie study area - Steinway Prospect,
Lintern, M.J. and Gray, D.J.
This progress statement summarizes the recent investigations undertaken
at the Steinway deposit. Considerable effort has already been put
into the investigation of this site by Narelle Gardiner as a University
of Western Australia Bachelors degree Honours thesis entitled "Regolith
Geology and Geochemistry of the Steinway Gold Prospect, Kalgoorlie,
Western Australia" (Gardiner, 1993). One reason for investigating
the Steinway site is the extraordinarily high Au content of the
transported surficial material, which is strongly spatially related
to the underlying mineralization. This is one of the few sites where
a known apparent surface expression of mineralization exists and
the surface is relatively undisturbed.
This is one of a number of similar studies in the Kalgoorlie-Kambalda
region investigating whether there is a surface geochemical expression
to gold mineralization concealed within or beneath sediments in
palaeodrainages. Other sites that are, or have been, studied are
Zuleika Sands (Ora Banda), Mulgarrie, Panglo (southern extension),
Baseline, Lady Bountiful Extension, Kanowna QED, Kurnalpi, Enigma
(Wollubar) and Argo.
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