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In Geoscience Radio’s first podcast, we delve into the discovery of the Tropicana gold deposit. We talk to Bruce Kendall of Blackham Resources (previously Senior Geologist at AngloGold Ashanti during the discovery period) and discuss the exploration that went into this amazing discovery and hear about the events that were important in getting there.

The story  of Tropicana began in 1993 with the discovery of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co deposit. The discovery of this world-class deposit set off a chain of events that would eventually lead to the discovery of one of Western Australia’s most significant gold discoveries in recent history.

The deposit (and now mine) is located on the eastern margin of the Yilgarn craton, 330 Km ENE of Kalgoorlie and is jointly owned by AngloGold Ashanti and Independence Group NL.

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References:

Crawford, A.J., and Doyle, M.G., 2016, Granulite-Hosted Gold. Tectonic setting and lithogeochemistry of the Tropicana deposit, Western Australia. Economic Geology, v. 111, p. 395-420.

Blenkinsop, T.G., and Doyle, M.G., 2014, Structural controls on gold mineralisation on the margin of the Yilgarn craton, Albany-Fraser Orogen: The Tropicana deposit, Western Australia. Journal of Structural Geology, v. 67, p. 189-204.

Mickinnon-Matthews, J., 1998, Annual report for the Pleiades Lakes project. WMC Resources Ltd.

Mickinnon-Matthews, J., 1999, Surrender report for the Pleiades Lakes project. WMC Resources Ltd.

Perkins, M., 2004, Annual report for tenements for the Tropicana East JV. AngloGold Ashanti, Independence Group NL and Southstar Diamonds. E39/951, E39/952, E39/956, E39/1008, E39/1009, E39/1010, E39/1016 and E39/1090.

Perkins, M., 2005, Surrender report – Tropicana JV. AngloGold Ashanti, Indepedence Group NL and Southstart Diamonds. E39/954.

McCarthy, M., 2005, Annual report for tenements for the Tropicana Project – Tropicana Group 1. AngloGold Ashanti, Independence Group NL and Southstar Diamonds. E39/951, E39/952, E39/956, E39/1008, E39/1009, E39/1010, E39/1016 and E39/1090.

Wilson, D., 2006, Annual Report – Tropicana Project – Tropicana group 1. AngloGold Ashanti, Indepenence Group NL.E39/951, E39/952, E39/956, E39/1008, E39/1009, E39/1010, E39/1016 and E39/1090.


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One thought on “Discovering the Tropicana Gold Deposit

  1. Hi Ben I just listened to your [New Post]. It’s excellent, well polished and easier to follow. What is the next project?

    The chair lift for Phyllis will be installed about mid Oct, and by then I hope to have the fence and front garden done. That leaves a bit of work upstairs. I’ll be glad when it is all over.

    All the best Barry

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