Drill core shows Bendigo’s golden geology

The rehabilitation of two former mining sites near Bendigo are a step closer with the removal of drill core samples from the Woodvale Evaporation Ponds and the start of rehabilitation work at Kangaroo Flat.

The Earth Resources Regulator (ERR) is overseeing the rehabilitation of both sites as the former licensee was unable to meet its obligations.

Analysis of drill core is crucial to understanding a region’s geology. Preserving some of these samples, which were stockpiled by the former licensee, means they can now be studied without further drilling.

The Geological Survey of Victoria (GSV) catalogued more than 2,000 drill holes and almost 1,700 pallets of drill core at Woodvale before deciding to transfer 223 pallets to the Drill Core Library

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