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Newsflash - November 2017

AMIRA International P1202 Far Field and near mine footprints – find the next generation of Tier 1 ore deposits
Prof. David Cooke wins prestigious award and AMIRA's new P1202 project proposal

AMIRA International is excited to report that long-time collaborator, Professor David Cooke (TMVC Utas) has been awarded the Haddon Forrester King Medal for 2018. This medal is awarded by the Australian Academy of Science, sponsored by Rio Tinto, for life-long achievement and outstanding contribution to science.

David is in esteemed company, with recent past recipients of the award including Murray Hitzman (2016), Neil Williams (2014), and Shunso Ishiahara and Anthony Naldrett (2012), all the way back to Roy Woodall (co-recipient of the first medal of this type in 1993).

David’s main research is focused on geological, chemical and fluid processes that produce the world’s major copper-gold porphyry deposits. His current interest in the chemistry of minerals surrounding these and associated mineral systems forms the premise of a series of AMIRA International projects. These are
recognised for the development and testing of exploration fertility and vectoring techniques increasingly used as part of routine procedure by company exploration geologists in the search for magmatic copper –gold deposits.

AMIRA International is currently circulating a proposal for P1202 Far Field and near mine footprints – find the next generation of Tier 1 ore deposits. This will continue the development of new and refined geochemical and geological tools for fertility assessments and
vectoring in porphyry and epithermal districts, greenstone belts and carbonate-hosted mineral systems. These tools will ensure cost-effective exploration, with research outcomes pertinent to exploration at a variety of scales, from belt through camp and district to near mine.

For more information on sponsoring this project, please contact Adele Seymon, Program Director at adele.seymon@amirainternational.com.
AMIRA's P1187 "Multispectral Ground Penetrating Radar" project is moving ahead!

AMIRA International's P1187 "Multispectral Ground Penetrating Radar for rock characterisation under cover" project kicked off on the 17 October 2017 in Melbourne and is currently sponsored by 5 companies:
 
- BHP Billiton Group Operations Pty Ltd,
- First Quantum Minerals Ltd,
- Newcrest Mining Ltd,
- Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd, and 
- South32 Group Operations Pty Ltd.
 
At the Kick-off meeting
it was great to see the enthusiasm and passion from both researchers and sponsors in order to make this project a success. The contribution from all of the sponsors from day 1 of the project was absolutely fantastic! Also, AMIRA would like to acknowledge BHP for their very significant contribution in providing access to their proprietary EM & GPR 1D modelling software to the AMIRA P1187 project. It is recognised that this code would have taken many months of programming by a scientist with extensive geophysical and mathematical skills to develop, and thus has significant value.
 
The project is still open for sponsorship  during its first year so if you would like to obtain more information about the study please contact AMIRA International Program manager:
 
Olga Verezub
olga.verezub@amirainternational.com

 Further Information

AMIRA International Ltd is a member-based organisation of minerals companies and suppliers which develops, brokers and facilitates collaborative research projects.
Further information can be found on our website: www.amirainternational.com

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